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Content tagged with Perimeter posted in February 2020
New Trickbot Delivery Method Focuses on Windows 10
Quick Hits  |  2/28/2020  | 
Researchers discover attackers abusing the latest version of the remote desktop ActiveX control class introduced for Windows 10.
6 Truths About Disinformation Campaigns
Slideshows  |  2/28/2020  | 
Disinformation goes far beyond just influencing election outcomes. Here's what security pros need to know.
Educating Educators: Microsoft's Tips for Security Awareness Training
News  |  2/28/2020  | 
Microsoft's director of security education and awareness shares his approach to helping train employees in defensive practices.
Commonsense Security: Leveraging Dialogue & Collaboration for Better Decisions
Commentary  |  2/26/2020  | 
Sometimes, good old-fashioned tools can help an enterprise create a cost-effective risk management strategy.
Emotet Resurfaces to Drive 145% of Threats in Q4 2019
News  |  2/26/2020  | 
Analysis of 92 billion rejected emails reveals a range of simple and complex attack techniques for the last quarter of 2019.
McAfee Acquires Light Point for Browser Isolation Tech
Quick Hits  |  2/25/2020  | 
Company plans to integrate Light Point Security's technology into the McAfee Secure Web Gateway and its Mvision UCE platform.
Security, Networking Collaboration Cuts Breach Cost
News  |  2/24/2020  | 
CISOs report increases in alert fatigue and the number of records breached, as well as the struggle to secure mobile devices in a new Cisco study.
Enterprise Cloud Use Continues to Outpace Security
News  |  2/24/2020  | 
Nearly 60% of IT and security pros say deployment of business services in the cloud has rushed past their ability to secure them.
7 Tips to Improve Your Employees' Mobile Security
Slideshows  |  2/24/2020  | 
Security experts discuss the threats putting mobile devices at risk and how businesses can better defend against them.
All About SASE: What It Is, Why It's Here, How to Use It
News  |  2/22/2020  | 
Secure Access Service Edge is a new name for a known and growing architecture designed to strengthen security in cloud environments.
Security Now Merges With Dark Reading
News  |  2/21/2020  | 
Readers of Security Now will join the Dark Reading community, gaining access to a wide range of cybersecurity content.
Microsoft Announces General Availability of Threat Protection, Insider Risk Management
News  |  2/20/2020  | 
Microsoft made several security announcements ahead of RSA Conference, including its decision to bring Microsoft Defender to iOS and Android.
44% of Security Threats Start in the Cloud
Quick Hits  |  2/19/2020  | 
Amazon Web Services is a top source of cyberattacks, responsible for 94% of all Web attacks originating in the public cloud.
Cyber Fitness Takes More Than a Gym Membership & a Crash Diet
Commentary  |  2/18/2020  | 
Make cybersecurity your top priority, moving away from addressing individual problems with Band-Aids and toward attaining a long-term cyber-fitness plan.
Palm Beach Elections Office Hit with Ransomware Pre-2016 Election
Quick Hits  |  2/14/2020  | 
Palm Beach County's elections supervisor does not believe the attack is linked to Russian hacking attempts targeting Florida.
DDoS Attacks Nearly Double Between Q4 2018 and Q4 2019
News  |  2/13/2020  | 
Peer-to-peer botnets, TCP reflection attacks, and increased activity on Sundays are three DDoS attack trends from last quarter.
Huawei Charged with RICO Violations in Federal Court
Quick Hits  |  2/13/2020  | 
A new set of indictments adds conspiracy to violate RICO statutes to a list of existing charges against the Chinese telecommunications giant.
Apps Remain Favorite Mobile Attack Vector
Quick Hits  |  2/13/2020  | 
Mobile apps are used in nearly 80% of attacks targeting mobile devices, followed by network and operating system attacks.
FBI: Business Email Compromise Cost Businesses $1.7B in 2019
News  |  2/12/2020  | 
BEC attacks comprised nearly half of cybercrime losses last year, which totaled $3.5 billion overall as Internet-enabled crimes ramped up.
Stop Defending Everything
Commentary  |  2/12/2020  | 
Instead, try prioritizing with the aid of a thorough asset inventory.
Microsoft Patches Exploited Internet Explorer Flaw
News  |  2/11/2020  | 
This month's Patch Tuesday brings fixes for 99 CVEs, including one IE flaw seen exploited in the wild.
Cybercriminals Swap Phishing for Credential Abuse, Vuln Exploits
News  |  2/11/2020  | 
Infection vectors were evenly divided among phishing, vulnerability exploitation, and unauthorized credential use in 2019.
RobbinHood Kills Security Processes Before Dropping Ransomware
News  |  2/7/2020  | 
Attackers deploy a legitimate, digitally signed hardware driver to delete security software from machines before encrypting files.
Forescout Acquired by Private Equity Team
Quick Hits  |  2/6/2020  | 
The deal, valued at $1.9 billion, is expected to close next quarter.
RSAC Sets Finalists for Innovation Sandbox
Slideshows  |  2/6/2020  | 
The 10 finalists will each have three minutes to make their case for being the most innovative, promising young security company of the year.
IoT Malware Campaign Infects Global Manufacturing Sites
News  |  2/5/2020  | 
The infection uses Lemon_Duck PowerShell malware variant to exploit vulnerabilities in embedded devices at manufacturing sites.
Companies Pursue Zero Trust, but Implementers Are Hesitant
News  |  2/4/2020  | 
Almost three-quarters of enterprises plan to have a zero-trust access model by the end of the year, but nearly half of cybersecurity professionals lack the knowledge to implement the right technologies, experts say.
SharePoint Bug Proves Popular Weapon for Nation-State Attacks
News  |  2/4/2020  | 
Thousands of servers could be exposed to SharePoint vulnerability CVE-2019-0604, recently used in cyberattacks against Middle East government targets.
Ransomware Attacks: Why It Should Be Illegal to Pay the Ransom
Commentary  |  2/4/2020  | 
For cities, states and towns, paying up is short-sighted and only makes the problem worse.
Coronavirus Phishing Attack Infects US, UK Inboxes
Quick Hits  |  2/3/2020  | 
Cybercriminals capitalize on fears of a global health emergency with phishing emails claiming to offer advice for protecting against coronavirus.


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Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  1/21/2021
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CVE-2021-23901
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-25
An XML external entity (XXE) injection vulnerability was discovered in the Nutch DmozParser and is known to affect Nutch versions < 1.18. XML external entity injection (also known as XXE) is a web security vulnerability that allows an attacker to interfere with an application's processing of XML ...
CVE-2020-17532
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-25
When handler-router component is enabled in servicecomb-java-chassis, authenticated user may inject some data and cause arbitrary code execution. The problem happens in versions between 2.0.0 ~ 2.1.3 and fixed in Apache ServiceComb-Java-Chassis 2.1.5
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PUBLISHED: 2021-01-22
Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol IO-Link Master in Version 1.5.48 and below is prone to an authenticated reflected POST Cross-Site Scripting
CVE-2020-12513
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-22
Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol IO-Link Master in Version 1.5.48 and below is prone to an authenticated blind OS Command Injection.
CVE-2020-12514
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-22
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