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US Intel Officials Share Their National Cybersecurity Concerns
News  |  7/20/2018  | 
Leaders in the security sector discuss the most pressing cyberthreats threatening the United States and what can be done to mitigate them.
Microsoft: Three Hacking Attempts Made on Midterm Elections
Quick Hits  |  7/20/2018  | 
Microsoft detected data indicating three congressional candidates were being hit with cyberattacks - the first to target midterm elections.
Why Artificial Intelligence Is Not a Silver Bullet for Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  7/20/2018  | 
Like any technology, AI and machine learning have limitations. Three are detection, power, and people.
Why Security Startups Fly And Why They Crash
News  |  7/20/2018  | 
What makes startups stand out in a market flooded with thousands of vendors? Funding experts and former founders share their thoughts.
Free New Scanner Aims to Protect Home Networks
Quick Hits  |  7/19/2018  | 
Free software pinpoints vulnerabilities and offers suggestions for remediation.
The Fundamental Flaw in Security Awareness Programs
Commentary  |  7/19/2018  | 
It's a ridiculous business decision to rely on the discretion of a minimally trained user to thwart a highly skilled sociopath, financially motivated criminal, or nation-state.
Number of Retailers Impacted by Breaches Doubles
News  |  7/19/2018  | 
The retail race for digital transformation is being run without the safety of security measures.
Microsoft Identity Bounty Program Pays $500 to $100,000 for Bugs
News  |  7/18/2018  | 
Researchers will be rewarded for vulnerabilities found in identity solutions and implementations of certain OpenID standards.
New Subscription Service Takes on Ransomware Protection
News  |  7/18/2018  | 
Training and response is the basis of a new offering that addresses ransomware and extortion attacks.
Microsoft Moves Up As Phishers' Favorite Target for Brand Spoofing
Quick Hits  |  7/18/2018  | 
Researchers compiled a list of the most common brands to impersonate by detecting and analyzing new phishing URLs.
White House Cybersecurity Strategy at a Crossroads
News  |  7/17/2018  | 
Trump administration's initial lack of a unified front in the wake of Russian election-hacking indictments worries cybersecurity experts.
One-Third of Businesses Lack a Cybersecurity Expert
News  |  7/17/2018  | 
Alarming, yes, but it's actually an improvement over past years, a new Gartner survey of more than 3,000 CIOs reveals.
Cloud Security: Lessons Learned from Intrusion Prevention Systems
Commentary  |  7/17/2018  | 
The advancement of AI-driven public cloud technology is changing the game of "protection by default" in the enterprise.
7 Nigerians Indicted for Fraud Operation on Dating Sites
Quick Hits  |  7/17/2018  | 
Con artists have been charged with operating a scheme that cost users of American dating websites more than $1.5 million.
Less Than Half of Cyberattacks Detected via Antivirus: SANS
News  |  7/16/2018  | 
Companies are buying next-gen antivirus and fileless attack detection tools but few have the resources to use them, researchers report.
Trump Dismisses Russian Interference Indictments in Presser with Putin
Quick Hits  |  7/16/2018  | 
Russian President Vladamir Putin 'just said it's not Russia,' US President Trump said.
India Telecom Regulator: Users Have Primary Data Rights
Quick Hits  |  7/16/2018  | 
Organizations 'should be restrained from using metadata to identify individual users,' says the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.
Mueller Probe Yields Hacking Indictments for 12 Russian Military Officers
News  |  7/13/2018  | 
GRU hackers used bitcoin to fund US computer network infrastructure supporting and hiding the operation.
8 Big Processor Vulnerabilities in 2018
Slideshows  |  7/13/2018  | 
Security researchers have been working in overdrive examining processors for issues and they haven't come up empty-handed.
Congressional Report Cites States Most Vulnerable to Election Hacking
Quick Hits  |  7/13/2018  | 
A new report details issues with 18 states along with suggestions on what can be done.
FBI: Email Account Compromise Losses Reach $12B
Quick Hits  |  7/13/2018  | 
There were more than 78K business email account (BEC) and email account compromise (EAC) scam incidents worldwide between October 2013 and May 2018.
How to Structure an Enterprise-Wide Threat Intelligence Strategy
Commentary  |  7/13/2018  | 
To keep an organization safe, you must think about the entire IT ecosystem.
SOCs Use Automation to Compensate for Training, Technology Issues
News  |  7/13/2018  | 
Executives and front-line SOC teams see human and technology issues in much different ways, according to two new reports.
Critical Vulns Earn $2K Amid Rise of Bug Bounty Programs
News  |  7/11/2018  | 
As of June, a total of $31 million has been awarded to security researchers for this year already a big jump from the $11.7 million awarded for the entire 2017.
This Is How Much a 'Mega Breach' Really Costs
News  |  7/11/2018  | 
The average cost of a data breach is $3.86 million, but breaches affecting more than 1 million records are far more expensive.
New Cyber Center Opens at Augusta University in Georgia
Quick Hits  |  7/11/2018  | 
University partners with state on $100 million Georgia Cyber Center for cybersecurity education and research.
Major International Airport System Access Sold for $10 on Dark Web
News  |  7/11/2018  | 
Researchers from the McAfee Advanced Threat Research team began with an open search on Russian RDP shop UAS to make their discovery.
Asian APT Groups Most Active in Q2
News  |  7/10/2018  | 
Researchers at Kaspersky Lab published data on the most prolific threat groups and campaigns, compiled from private intelligence reports developed this quarter.
Businesses Struggle to Build 'Security-First' Culture
News  |  7/10/2018  | 
New Accenture study finds half of businesses provide cybersecurity training for new hires and only 40% of CISOs prioritize building or expanding insider threat programs.
AT&T to Buy AlienVault
Quick Hits  |  7/10/2018  | 
Terms of the deal which closes in Q3 were not disclosed.
7 Ways to Keep DNS Safe
Slideshows  |  7/10/2018  | 
A DNS attack can have an outsize impact on the targeted organization or organizations. Here's how to make hackers' lives much more difficult.
Two More Convicted in $30M Massive Hacking, Securities Fraud Operation
News  |  7/9/2018  | 
A former hedge fund manager and securities trader participated in a scheme that made $30 million by trading on information from stolen press releases.
Chinese Wind Turbine Manufacturer Gets Max. Fine for Source Code Theft
Quick Hits  |  7/9/2018  | 
Sinovel Wind Group has been sentenced for stealing trade secrets from the company formerly known as American Superconductor Inc.
Claranet Buys NotSoSecure
Quick Hits  |  7/9/2018  | 
Acquisition continues the MSP's push into security services.
Putin Pushes for Global Cybersecurity Cooperation
Quick Hits  |  7/6/2018  | 
At a Moscow-based security conference, Russian President Vladimir Putin said countries should work together amid the rise of cyberthreats.
Former NSO Group Employee Steals, Sells Spy Tools
Quick Hits  |  7/6/2018  | 
The Israeli hacking firm says its stolen software is worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
Trading Platforms Riddled With Severe Flaws
News  |  7/6/2018  | 
In spite of routing trillions of dollars of stock and commodity trades every day, financial cousins to online banking applications are written very insecurely.
UK Banks Must Produce Backup Plans for Cyberattacks
Quick Hits  |  7/5/2018  | 
Financial services firms in Britain have three months to explain how they would stay up and running in the event of an attack or service disruption.
4 Basic Principles to Help Keep Hackers Out
Commentary  |  7/5/2018  | 
The most effective hackers keep things simple, something organizations must take into account.
9 SMB Security Trends
Slideshows  |  7/5/2018  | 
SMBs understand they have to focus more on cybersecurity. Here's a look at the areas they say matter most.
Bigger, Faster, Stronger: 2 Reports Detail the Evolving State of DDoS
News  |  7/3/2018  | 
DDoS attacks continue to plague the Internet, getting bigger and more dangerous. And now, the kids are involved.
Cryptocurrency Theft Drives 3x Increase in Money Laundering
News  |  7/3/2018  | 
The first half of 2018 saw more cryptocurrency theft than all of 2017 combined, driving a rise in digital money laundering as criminals elude authorities.
Consumers Rank Security High in Payment Decisions
Quick Hits  |  7/3/2018  | 
Security is a top priority when it comes to making decisions on payment methods and technologies.
ThetaRay Raises $30M to Block Money Laundering
Quick Hits  |  7/3/2018  | 
With a total $60 million raised to date, the Israeli startup plans to expand operations in Europe, Asia, and the United States.
Azure IoT Edge Exits Preview with Security Updates
News  |  7/2/2018  | 
Microsoft rolls out its cloud-based IoT service to the general public, while upping data protection with new categories including device management and security.
'Clipboard Hijacker' Malware Builds on Cryptocurrency Threat
Quick Hits  |  7/2/2018  | 
Clipboard Hijackers are not a new threat, but this one shows attackers are getting more advanced.
Natural Language Processing Fights Social Engineers
News  |  6/29/2018  | 
Instead of trying to detect social engineering attacks based on a subject line or URL, a new tool conducts semantic analysis of text to determine malicious intent.
Why Sharing Intelligence Makes Everyone Safer
Commentary  |  6/29/2018  | 
Security teams must expand strategies to go beyond simply identifying details tied to a specific threat to include context and information about attack methodologies.
Ticketmaster UK Warns Thousands of Data Breach
Quick Hits  |  6/28/2018  | 
Customers who bought tickets through the site are advised to check for fraudulent transactions with Uber, Netflix, and Xendpay.
Coin Miner Malware Spikes 629% in 'Telling' Q1
News  |  6/27/2018  | 
Drastic growth suggests adversaries are learning how they can maximize rewards with minimal effort.
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White House Cybersecurity Strategy at a Crossroads
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  7/17/2018
The Fundamental Flaw in Security Awareness Programs
Ira Winkler, CISSP, President, Secure Mentem,  7/19/2018
Number of Retailers Impacted by Breaches Doubles
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading,  7/19/2018
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CVE-2018-14505
PUBLISHED: 2018-07-22
mitmweb in mitmproxy v4.0.3 allows DNS Rebinding attacks, related to tools/web/app.py.
CVE-2018-14500
PUBLISHED: 2018-07-22
joyplus-cms 1.6.0 has XSS via the manager/collect/collect_vod_zhuiju.php keyword parameter.
CVE-2018-14501
PUBLISHED: 2018-07-22
manager/admin_ajax.php in joyplus-cms 1.6.0 has SQL Injection, as demonstrated by crafted POST data beginning with an "m_id=1 AND SLEEP(5)" substring.
CVE-2018-14492
PUBLISHED: 2018-07-21
Tenda AC7 through V15.03.06.44_CN, AC9 through V15.03.05.19(6318)_CN, and AC10 through V15.03.06.23_CN devices have a Stack-based Buffer Overflow via a long limitSpeed or limitSpeedup parameter to an unspecified /goform URI.
CVE-2018-3770
PUBLISHED: 2018-07-20
A path traversal exists in markdown-pdf version <9.0.0 that allows a user to insert a malicious html code that can result in reading the local files.