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EU Takes Step Toward Cyberattack Sanctions
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
European leaders complete first step toward establishing a sanctions regime.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/19/2018
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WSJ Report: Facebook Breach the Work of Spammers, Not Nation-State Actors
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A report by the Wall Street Journal points finger at group that is know to Facebook Security.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/19/2018
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Risky Business: Dark Reading Caption Contest Winners
Marilyn Cohodas, Managing Editor, Dark ReadingCommentary
Phishing, anti-shoulder surfing, Russia and other hysterical identity management puns and comments. And the winners are ...
By Marilyn Cohodas Managing Editor, Dark Reading, 10/19/2018
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Cyber Espionage Campaign Reuses Code from China's APT1
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
US, Canadian organizations in crosshairs of group with apparent links to a Chinese military hacking unit that wreaked havoc several years ago.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/18/2018
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Audits: The Missing Layer in Cybersecurity
Brennan P Baybeck, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CISSP, Vice Chair of ISACA Board of DirectorsCommentary
Involving the audit team ensures that technology solutions are not just sitting on the shelf or being underutilized to strategically address security risks.
By Brennan P Baybeck CISA, CISM, CRISC, CISSP, Vice Chair of ISACA Board of Directors, 10/18/2018
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Former Equifax Manager Sentenced for Insider Trading
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Sudhakar Bonthu bought and sold Equifax stock options prior to the public disclosure of its 2017 data breach.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/18/2018
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Getting Up to Speed with "Always-On SSL"
Tim Callan, Senior Fellow, Comodo CACommentary
Websites can avoid the negative consequences of a "not secure" label from Google Chrome 68 by following four AOSSL best practices.
By Tim Callan Senior Fellow, Comodo CA, 10/18/2018
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Inside the Dark Web's 'Help Wanted' Ads
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
How cybercriminals recruit everyone from car drivers to corporate insiders and pay them according to the risk they assume.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/18/2018
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3 Years After Attacks on Ukraine Power Grid, BlackEnergy Successor Poses Growing Threat
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
In what could be a precursor to future attacks, GreyEnergy is targeting critical infrastructure organizations in Central and Eastern Europe.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/17/2018
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Cybercrime-as-a-Service: No End in Sight
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & CIO AdvisorCommentary
Cybercrime is easy and rewarding, making it a perfect arena for criminals everywhere.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & CIO Advisor, 10/17/2018
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SEC Warns Public Companies on Accounting Control Use
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new SEC investigative report urges public organizations to keep cyberthreats in mind when implementing internal accounting tools.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/17/2018
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The Three Dimensions of the Threat Intelligence Scale Problem
Todd Weller, Chief Strategy Officer at Bandura CyberCommentary
To succeed, organizations must be empowered to reduce their attack surface and staff overload so they can get more out of their existing firewall and threat intelligence investments.
By Todd Weller Chief Strategy Officer at Bandura Cyber, 10/17/2018
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A Cybersecurity Weak Link: Linux and IoT
Migo Kedem, Senior Director of Products and Marketing at SentinelOneCommentary
Linux powers many of the IoT devices on which we've come to rely -- something that enterprises must address.
By Migo Kedem Senior Director of Products and Marketing at SentinelOne, 10/16/2018
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NC Water Utility Fights Post-Hurricane Ransomware
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
North Carolina's Onslow Water and Sewer Authority was hit with an advanced attack in the wake of Hurricane Florence.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/16/2018
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Spies Among Us: Tracking, IoT & the Truly Inside Threat
Amit Sethi, Senior Principal Consultant at SynopsysCommentary
In today's ultra-connected world, it's important for users to understand how to safeguard security while browsing the web and using electronic devices.
By Amit Sethi Senior Principal Consultant at Synopsys, 10/16/2018
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IBM Builds 'SOC on Wheels' to Drive Cybersecurity Training
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A tractor trailer housing a Cyber Tactical Operation Center will travel throughout the US and Europe for incident response training, security support, and education.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/15/2018
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Millions of Voter Records Found for Sale on the Dark Web
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Voter registration databases from 19 US states are being hawked in an underground hacking forum, researchers say.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/15/2018
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4 Ways to Fight the Email Security Threat
Asaf Cidon, Vice President, Content Security Services, at Barracuda NetworksCommentary
It's time to reimagine employee training with fresh, more aggressive approaches that better treat email security as a fundamentally human problem.
By Asaf Cidon Vice President, Content Security Services, at Barracuda Networks, 10/15/2018
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Facebook Update: 30 Million Users Actually Hit in its Recent Breach
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The good news: That number is less than the original estimate of 50 million. The bad news: It might not have been the only attack.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/12/2018
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Threat Hunters & Security Analysts: A Dynamic Duo
Rick Costanzo, CEO, RANK SoftwareCommentary
Fighting spying with spying, threat hunters bring the proactive mindset of network reconnaissance and repair to the enterprise security team.
By Rick Costanzo CEO, RANK Software, 10/12/2018
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CVE-2018-10839
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-16
Qemu emulator <= 3.0.0 built with the NE2000 NIC emulation support is vulnerable to an integer overflow, which could lead to buffer overflow issue. It could occur when receiving packets over the network. A user inside guest could use this flaw to crash the Qemu process resulting in DoS.
CVE-2018-13399
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-16
The Microsoft Windows Installer for Atlassian Fisheye and Crucible before version 4.6.1 allows local attackers to escalate privileges because of weak permissions on the installation directory.
CVE-2018-18381
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-16
Z-BlogPHP 1.5.2.1935 (Zero) has a stored XSS Vulnerability in zb_system/function/c_system_admin.php via the Content-Type header during the uploading of image attachments.
CVE-2018-18382
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-16
Advanced HRM 1.6 allows Remote Code Execution via PHP code in a .php file to the user/update-user-avatar URI, which can be accessed through an "Update Profile" "Change Picture" (aka user/edit-profile) action.
CVE-2018-18374
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-16
XSS exists in the MetInfo 6.1.2 admin/index.php page via the anyid parameter.