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Click2Mail Suffers Data Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Mail provider discovered customer data being used in spam messages.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/11/2019
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FBI: Phishing Can Defeat Two-Factor Authentication
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A recent Privacy Industry Notification points to two new hacker tools that can turn a victim's browser into a credential-stealing zombie.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/11/2019
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Close the Gap Between Cyber-Risk and Business Risk
Brian Contos, CISO & VP of Techology Innovation at VerodinCommentary
Four steps outlining how security teams can better understand their company's cyber-risk and demonstrate to company leadership what's being done to mitigate the resulting business risk.
By By Brian Contos, CISO, Verodin , 10/11/2019
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iTunes Zero-Day Exploited to Deliver BitPaymer
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The ransomware operators targeted an "unquoted path" vulnerability in iTunes for Windows to evade detection and install BitPaymer.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/10/2019
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Imperva Details Response to Customer Database Exposure
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The cloud security's CEO and CTO lay out the timeline of events and the steps customers should take to protect their accounts.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/10/2019
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Attackers Hide Behind Trusted Domains, HTTPS
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
One in four malicious URLs employed a legitimate domain, making it more difficult for potential victims to spot possible dangers, a mid-year report finds.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 10/10/2019
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Magecart Attack on Volusion Highlights Supply Chain Dangers
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Attackers compromised Volusion's Google Cloud environment to load malicious skimmer code onto more than 6,500 customer sites.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/10/2019
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How the Software-Defined Perimeter Is Redefining Access Control
Gilad Steinberg, Founder & CTO at Odo SecurityCommentary
In a world where traditional network boundaries no longer exist, VPNs are showing their age.
By Gilad Steinberg Founder & CTO at Odo Security, 10/9/2019
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Utilities' Operational Networks Continue to Be Vulnerable
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
More than half of utilities have suffered an outage or data loss in the last 12 months, but only a minority of organizations seem ready for an attack that could affect operations, a survey finds.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 10/8/2019
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NSA Issues Advisory on VPN Vulnerability Trio
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Vulnerabilities with Pulse Secure, Fortinet, and Palo Alto Networks VPNs are called out in the advisory.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/8/2019
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For Cybersecurity to Be Proactive, Terrains Must Be Mapped
Craig Harber, Chief Technology Officer at Fidelis CybersecurityCommentary
As in any battle, understanding and exploiting the terrain often dictates the outcome.
By Craig Harber Chief Technology Officer at Fidelis Cybersecurity, 10/8/2019
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Business Email Compromise Attacks Spike 269%
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A new Mimecast report finds a significant uptick in BEC attacks, malware attachments, and spam landing in target inboxes.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/8/2019
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Beyond the Horde: The Uptick in Targeted Attacks (And How to Fight Back)
Ilan Abadi, VP and Global CISO, Teva Pharmaceutical IndustriesCommentary
We're seeing a dramatic rise in targeted attacks, but following these guidelines can help your enterprise stay safe.
By Ilan Abadi VP and Global CISO, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, 10/8/2019
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Iranian Cyberattack on US Presidential Campaign Could Be a Sign of Things to Come
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Political parties and election systems will be heavily targeted in the months leading up to the 2020 general elections, some security experts say.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 10/8/2019
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Drupalgeddon2 Vulnerability Still Endangering CMSes
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A new wave of attacks has been discovered on Drupal-based content management systems that weren't patched for the older flaw.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/7/2019
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Magecart Skimmers Spotted on 2M Websites
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Researchers say supply chain attacks are responsible for the most significant spikes in Magecart detections.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/7/2019
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Iran Caught Targeting US Presidential Campaign Accounts
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Microsoft detected the so-called Phosphorus nation-state gang attacking 241 user accounts associated with a US presidential campaign, current and former US government officials, journalists, others.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/4/2019
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FBI Investigates Mobile Voting Intrusion
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A group tried to access West Virginia's mobile voting app in 2018; now, the FBI is looking into what actually happened.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/4/2019
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Android 0-Day Seen Exploited in the Wild
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The local privilege escalation vulnerability affects Pixel, Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, and other devices.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/4/2019
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8 Ways Businesses Unknowingly Help Hackers
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
From lengthy email signatures to employees' social media posts, we look at the many ways organizations make it easier for attackers to break in.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/4/2019
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CVE-2019-17537
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-13
Jiangnan Online Judge (aka jnoj) 0.8.0 has Directory Traversal for file deletion via the web/polygon/problem/deletefile?id=1&name=../ substring.
CVE-2019-17538
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-13
Jiangnan Online Judge (aka jnoj) 0.8.0 has Directory Traversal for file reading via the web/polygon/problem/viewfile?id=1&name=../ substring.
CVE-2019-17535
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-13
Gila CMS through 1.11.4 allows blog-list.php XSS, in both the gila-blog and gila-mag themes, via the search parameter, a related issue to CVE-2019-9647.
CVE-2019-17536
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-13
Gila CMS through 1.11.4 allows Unrestricted Upload of a File with a Dangerous Type via the moveAction function in core/controllers/fm.php. The attacker needs to use admin/media_upload and fm/move.
CVE-2019-17533
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-13
Mat_VarReadNextInfo4 in mat4.c in MATIO 1.5.17 omits a certain '\0' character, leading to a heap-based buffer over-read in strdup_vprintf when uninitialized memory is accessed.