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Prometei Botnet Adds New Twist to Exchange Server Attacks
Quick Hits  |  4/22/2021  | 
Attackers are using the well-known Microsoft Exchange Server flaw to add machines to a cryptocurrency botnet, researchers say.
Improving the Vulnerability Reporting Process With 5 Steps
Commentary  |  4/22/2021  | 
Follow these tips for an effective and positive experience for both the maintainer and external vulnerability reporter.
University Suspends Project After Researchers Submitted Vulnerable Linux Patches
News  |  4/22/2021  | 
A Linux maintainer pledges to stop taking code submissions from the University of Minnesota after a research team purposely submitted vulnerabilities to show software supply chain weaknesses.
Name That Toon: Greetings, Earthlings
Commentary  |  4/22/2021  | 
Caption time! Come up with something out of this world for Dark Reading's latest contest, and our panel of experts will reward the winner with a $25 Amazon gift card.
Justice Dept. Creates Task Force to Stop Ransomware Spread
Quick Hits  |  4/21/2021  | 
One goal of the group is to take down the criminal ecosystem that enables ransomware, officials say.
How to Attack Yourself Better in 2021
Commentary  |  4/21/2021  | 
Social engineering pen testing is just one step in preventing employees from falling victim to cybercriminals.
Bolstering Our Nation's Defenses Against Cybersecurity Attacks
Commentary  |  4/14/2021  | 
Shawn Henry, former Executive Assistant Director of the FBI and current CrowdStrike president of services and CSO, shares the top three cybersecurity priorities that the Biden administration needs to address.
Dependency Problems Increase for Open Source Components
News  |  4/14/2021  | 
The number of components in the average application rose 77% over two years. No wonder, then, that 84% of codebases have at least one vulnerability.
DNS Vulnerabilities Expose Millions of Internet-Connected Devices to Attack
News  |  4/13/2021  | 
Researchers uncover a fresh set of nine vulnerabilities in four TCP/IP stacks that are widely used in everything from powerful servers and firewalls to consumer IoT products.
New Malware Downloader Spotted in Targeted Campaigns
News  |  4/12/2021  | 
Saint Bot is being used to drop stealers on compromised systems but could be used to deliver any malware.
Omdia Research Spotlight: XDR
Commentary  |  4/12/2021  | 
Few emerging cybersecurity market segments are garnering more attention than XDR. Here, Omdia highlights its recent research on XDR.
Handcuffs Over AI: Solving Security Challenges With Law Enforcement
Commentary  |  4/8/2021  | 
We've tried everything else ... now it's time to make the prospect of getting caught -- and punished -- a real deterrent to cybercrime.
Cring Ransomware Used in Attacks on European Industrial Firms
Quick Hits  |  4/7/2021  | 
Attackers exploited a vulnerability in Fortigate VPN servers to gain access to target networks, researchers report.
Rethinking Cyberattack Response: Prevention & Preparedness
Commentary  |  4/7/2021  | 
The SolarWinds incident is the starkest reminder yet that complacency can exact a terrible price.
5 Ways to Transform Your Phishing Defenses Right Now
Commentary  |  4/7/2021  | 
By transforming how you approach phishing, you can break the phishing kill chain and meaningfully reduce your business risk.
US Tech Dominance Rides on Securing Intellectual Property
Commentary  |  4/2/2021  | 
A recent, mostly overlooked pardon points to a big problem in the US tech industry: Intellectual property offers a lucrative golden ticket for insiders.
The Role of Visibility in Securing Cloud Applications
Commentary  |  4/1/2021  | 
Traditional data center approaches aren't built for securing modern cloud applications.
Advice From Security Experts: How to Approach Security in the New Normal
Commentary  |  3/31/2021  | 
Here are the biggest lessons they've learned after a year of work from home, and how they advise their counterparts at organizations to proceed as a result of those lessons.
3 Ways Vendors Can Inspire Customer Trust Amid Breaches
Commentary  |  3/31/2021  | 
As customers rely more on cloud storage and remote workforces, the probability of a breach increases.
Watch Out for These Cyber-Risks
Commentary  |  3/30/2021  | 
It's difficult to predict what will materialize in the months ahead in terms of cyber-risks, which is why it's wise to review your organization's security posture now.
Ghost Users Haunt Healthcare Firms
Quick Hits  |  3/30/2021  | 
Data security hygiene severely lacking among healthcare firms, new research shows.
Beyond MITRE ATT&CK: The Case for a New Cyber Kill Chain
Commentary  |  3/30/2021  | 
The Cyber Kill Chain and MITRE ATT&CK are popular reference frameworks to analyze breaches, but amid the rise of XDR, we may need a new one.
In the Rush to Embrace Hybrid Cloud, Don't Forget About Security
Commentary  |  3/30/2021  | 
Cloud service providers typically only secure the infrastructure itself, while customers are responsible for their data and application security.
Security Operations in the World We Live in Now
Commentary  |  3/25/2021  | 
Despite the challenges of remote work, security operations teams can position themselves well for the future.
How Personally Identifiable Information Can Put Your Company at Risk
Commentary  |  3/25/2021  | 
By being more mindful of how and where they share PII, employees will deprive cybercriminals of their most useful tool.
How to Protect Our Critical Infrastructure From Attack
News  |  3/24/2021  | 
Just how worried should we be about a cyber or physical attack on national infrastructure? Chris Price reports on how the pandemic, the growth of remote working, and IoT are putting assets at risk.
Data Protection Is a Group Effort
Commentary  |  3/23/2021  | 
When every employee is well-versed in customer data privacy principles, the DPO knows the enterprise's sensitive data is in good hands.
Researchers Discover Two Dozen Malicious Chrome Extensions
News  |  3/22/2021  | 
Extensions are being used to serve up unwanted adds, steal data, and divert users to malicious sites, Cato Networks says.
On the Road to Good Cloud Security: Are We There Yet?
Commentary  |  3/22/2021  | 
Misconfigured infrastructure is IT pros' top cloud security concern, but they're conflicted on how to address it in practice.
Beware the Package Typosquatting Supply Chain Attack
Commentary  |  3/18/2021  | 
Attackers are mimicking the names of existing packages on public registries in hopes that users or developers will accidentally download these malicious packages instead of legitimate ones.
What CISOs Can Learn From Big Breaches: Focus on the Root Causes
Commentary  |  3/18/2021  | 
Address these six technical root causes of breaches in order to keep your company safer.
COVID, Healthcare Data & the Dark Web: A Toxic Stew
Commentary  |  3/17/2021  | 
The growing treasure trove of healthcare data is proving irresistible -- and profitable -- to bad actors.
7 Tips to Secure the Enterprise Against Tax Scams
Slideshows  |  3/17/2021  | 
Tax season is yet another opportunity for fraudsters to target your company. Here's how to keep everyone in the organization on their toes.
Can a Programming Language Reduce Vulnerabilities?
News  |  3/12/2021  | 
Rust offers a safer programming language, but adoption is still a problem despite recent signs of increasing popularity.
5 Steps for Investigating Phishing Attacks
Commentary  |  3/11/2021  | 
Phishing is a common and effective cybercrime tool, but even the most sophisticated threat actors make mistakes that you can leverage in your investigations.
Hiding in Plain Sight: Protecting Enterprises from the 'New' Shadow IT
Commentary  |  3/10/2021  | 
Three steps to fight this increasingly vexing problem.
Why Data Privacy Should Be on President Biden's Agenda for His First 100 Days
Commentary  |  3/8/2021  | 
The new administration is in an excellent position to make significant progress on data privacy -- not just because it's needed, but also because it's time.
Intel: More Than 90% of Our Vulnerabilities Found via Research
News  |  3/3/2021  | 
Internal research and external bug-bounty programs combined to discover the vast majority of reported security issues in the company's software.
How SolarWinds Busted Up Our Assumptions About Code Signing
Commentary  |  3/3/2021  | 
With so much automation in code writing process, results are rarely double-checked, which opens the door to vulnerabilities and downright danger.
4 Ways Health Centers Can Stop the Spread of Cyberattacks
Commentary  |  3/2/2021  | 
Health centers must shift the perception of cyberattacks from potential risk to real threat in order to take the first step toward a safer, healthier security posture.
Why Cloud Security Risks Have Shifted to Identities and Entitlements
Commentary  |  3/2/2021  | 
Traditional security tools focus on the network perimeter, leaving user and service accounts vulnerable to hackers.
5 Key Steps Schools Can Take to Defend Against Cyber Threats
Commentary  |  2/25/2021  | 
Educational institutions have become prime targets, but there are things they can do to stay safer.
New APT Group Targets Airline Industry & Immigration
News  |  2/24/2021  | 
LazyScript bears similarities to some Middle Eastern groups but appears to be a distinct operation of its own, Malwarebytes says.
The Realities of Extended Detection and Response (XDR) Technology
Commentary  |  2/24/2021  | 
While the term XDR has become pervasive, the technology and market remain a work in progress with lots of innovation and market confusion.
3 Security Flaws in Smart Devices & IoT That Need Fixing
Commentary  |  2/24/2021  | 
The scope and danger of unsecured, Internet-connected hardware will only continue to deepen.
SonicWall Releases Second Set of February Firmware Patches
Quick Hits  |  2/23/2021  | 
The latest patches, for its SMA 100 series products, comes less than three weeks after an updates to patch a zero-day vulnerability.
Augmenting SMB Defense Strategies With MITRE ATT&CK: A Primer
Commentary  |  2/23/2021  | 
Any organization can use MITRE ATT&CK as a force multiplier, but it's especially valuable for small ones.
CVSS as a Framework, Not a Score
Commentary  |  2/23/2021  | 
The venerable system has served us well but is now outdated. Not that it's time to throw the system away; use it as a framework to measure risk using modern, context-based methods.
What Can Your Connected Car Reveal About You?
Commentary  |  2/22/2021  | 
App developers must take responsibility for the security of users' data.
4 Predictions for the Future of Privacy
Commentary  |  2/17/2021  | 
Use these predictions to avoid pushback, find opportunity, and create value for your organization.
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US Formally Attributes SolarWinds Attack to Russian Intelligence Agency
Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer,  4/15/2021
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Dependency Problems Increase for Open Source Components
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  4/14/2021
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FBI Operation Remotely Removes Web Shells From Exchange Servers
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  4/14/2021
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CVE-2021-31607
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-23
In SaltStack Salt 2016.9 through 3002.6, a command injection vulnerability exists in the snapper module that allows for local privilege escalation on a minion. The attack requires that a file is created with a pathname that is backed up by snapper, and that the master calls the snapper.diff function...
CVE-2021-31597
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-23
The xmlhttprequest-ssl package before 1.6.1 for Node.js disables SSL certificate validation by default, because rejectUnauthorized (when the property exists but is undefined) is considered to be false within the https.request function of Node.js. In other words, no certificate is ever rejected.
CVE-2021-2296
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-22
Vulnerability in the Oracle VM VirtualBox product of Oracle Virtualization (component: Core). The supported version that is affected is Prior to 6.1.20. Difficult to exploit vulnerability allows high privileged attacker with logon to the infrastructure where Oracle VM VirtualBox executes to compromi...
CVE-2021-2297
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-22
Vulnerability in the Oracle VM VirtualBox product of Oracle Virtualization (component: Core). The supported version that is affected is Prior to 6.1.20. Difficult to exploit vulnerability allows high privileged attacker with logon to the infrastructure where Oracle VM VirtualBox executes to compromi...
CVE-2021-2298
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-22
Vulnerability in the MySQL Server product of Oracle MySQL (component: Server: Optimizer). Supported versions that are affected are 8.0.23 and prior. Easily exploitable vulnerability allows low privileged attacker with network access via multiple protocols to compromise MySQL Server. Successful attac...