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The Rise of Silence and the Fall of Coinhive
Derek Manky, Chief, Security Insights & Global Threat Alliances at Fortinet--Office of CISOCommentary
Cryptomining will exist as long as it remains profitable. One of the most effective ways to disrupt that activity is to make it too expensive to run cryptomining malware in your network.
By Derek Manky Chief, Security Insights & Global Threat Alliances at Fortinet--Office of CISO, 6/25/2019
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A Socio-Technical Approach to Cybersecurity's Problems
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers explore how modern security problems can be solved with an examination of society, technology, and security.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/24/2019
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DDoS-for-Hire Services Doubled in Q1
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Impact of FBI's takedown of 15 'booter' domains last December appears to have been temporary.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 6/24/2019
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Health Insurer Reports Data Breach That Began 9 Years Ago
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Dominion National first spotted something awry in April 2019.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/24/2019
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Raspberry Pi Used in JPL Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
NASA report shows exfiltration totaling more than 100 GB of information since 2009.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/24/2019
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Never Trust, Always Verify: Demystifying Zero Trust to Secure Your Networks
John Kindervag, Field CTO at Palo Alto NetworksCommentary
The point of Zero Trust is not to make networks, clouds, or endpoints more trusted; it's to eliminate the concept of trust from digital systems altogether.
By John Kindervag Field CTO at Palo Alto Networks, 6/24/2019
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Cyber-Risks Hiding Inside Mobile App Stores
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
As the number of blacklisted apps on Google Play continues to drop, attackers find new ways to compromise smartphones.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/21/2019
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Four CVEs Describe SACKs of Linux and FreeBSD Vulnerabilities
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Four new CVEs present issues that have a potential DoS impact on almost every Linux user.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/21/2019
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Pledges to Not Pay Ransomware Hit Reality
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
While risk analysts and security experts continue to urge companies to secure systems against ransomware, they are now also advising that firms be ready to pay.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 6/21/2019
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Patrolling the New Cybersecurity Perimeter
Tim Brown, Vice President of Security at SolarWindsCommentary
Remote work and other developments demand a shift to managing people rather than devices.
By Tim Brown Vice President of Security at SolarWinds, 6/21/2019
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Customers of 3 MSPs Hit in Ransomware Attacks
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Early information suggests threat actors gained access to remote monitoring and management tools from Webroot and Kaseya to distribute malware.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 6/20/2019
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Florida Town Pays $600K to Ransomware Operators
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Riviera Beach's decision to pay ransom to criminals might get files back, but it almost guarantees greater attacks against other governments.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 6/20/2019
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'Democratizing' Machine Learning for Fraud Prevention & Payments Intelligence
Cleber Martins, Head of Payments Intelligence, ACI WorldwideCommentary
How fraud experts can fight cybercrime by 'downloading' their knowledge and experience into computer models.
By Cleber Martins Head of Payments Intelligence, ACI Worldwide, 6/20/2019
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Machine Learning Boosts Defenses, but Security Pros Worry Over Attack Potential
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
As defenders increasingly use machine learning to remove spam, catch fraud, and block malware, concerns persist that attackers will find ways to use AI technology to their advantage.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 6/20/2019
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Inside the FBI's Fight Against Cybercrime
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Heavily outnumbered and outpaced by their targets, small FBI cybersquads have been quietly notching up major wins against online criminals operating out of home and abroad.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 6/20/2019
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Critical Firefox Vuln Used in Targeted Attacks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Mozilla has released patches for the bug reported by Coinbase.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/19/2019
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Verizon Media, Uber, PayPal Top List of Companies Paying Bug Bounties
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new report from HackerOne lists the top five companies running bug-hunting programs on the ethical hacking platform.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/19/2019
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Serverless Computing from the Inside Out
Joe Vadakkan, Global Cloud Security Leader, Optiv SecurityCommentary
The biggest 'serverless' risks don't stem from the technology itself. They occur when organizations respond to the adoption from the outside in.
By Joe Vadakkan Global Cloud Security Leader, Optiv Security, 6/19/2019
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Cost per Cyberattack Jumps to $4.6M in 2019
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
From 2018 to 2019, the percentage of cyberattacks costing $10 million or more nearly doubled, hitting 13%.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/19/2019
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How Hackers Emptied Church Coffers with a Simple Phishing Scam
Sam Bocetta, Security AnalystCommentary
Cyber thieves aren't bound by a code of ethics. They look for weak targets and high rewards, which is exactly what Saint Ambrose Catholic offered.
By Sam Bocetta Security Analyst, 6/19/2019
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CVE-2019-12949
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-25
In pfSense 2.4.4-p2 and 2.4.4-p3, if it is possible to trick an authenticated administrator into clicking on a button on a phishing page, an attacker can leverage XSS to upload arbitrary executable code, via diag_command.php and rrd_fetch_json.php (timePeriod parameter), to a server. Then, the remot...
CVE-2019-12957
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-25
In Xpdf 4.01.01, a buffer over-read could be triggered in FoFiType1C::convertToType1 in fofi/FoFiType1C.cc when the index number is larger than the charset array bounds. It can, for example, be triggered by sending a crafted PDF document to the pdftops tool. It allows an attacker to use a crafted pd...
CVE-2019-12958
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-25
In Xpdf 4.01.01, a heap-based buffer over-read could be triggered in FoFiType1C::convertToType0 in fofi/FoFiType1C.cc when it is trying to access the second privateDicts array element, because the privateDicts array has only one element allocated.
CVE-2019-12951
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-24
An issue was discovered in Mongoose before 6.15. The parse_mqtt() function in mg_mqtt.c has a critical heap-based buffer overflow.
CVE-2019-10689
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-24
VVX products using UCS software version 5.9.2 and earlier with Better Together over Ethernet Connector (BToE) application version 3.9.1 and earlier provides insufficient authentication between the BToE application and the BToE component, resulting in leakage of sensitive information.