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Evidence-Based Trust Gets Black Hat Europe Spotlight
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
An FPGA-based system could change the balance of power between hardware attackers and defenders within IT security.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 11/23/2020
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Apple Issues Security Updates
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Vulnerabilities found in three most recent versions of macOS.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/13/2020
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Credential Stuffing Fills E-commerce Pipeline in 2020
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
There were 1.3 billion attacks in the third quarter alone, according to new analysis from Arkose Labs.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/12/2020
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Barracuda to Acquire Fyde for Zero-Trust Capabilities
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Plans call for expanding the Barracuda CloudGen SASE platform.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/11/2020
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Claroty Details Vulnerabilities in Schneider PLCs
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The vulnerabilities in a common line of programmable logic controllers could allow attackers to gain control of industrial equipment.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/10/2020
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Cloud Usage, Biometrics Surge As Remote Work Grows Permanent
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A new report reveals organizations are increasing their adoption of biometric authentication and disallowing SMS as a login method.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/10/2020
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FTC Announces Consent Agreement With Zoom
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The agreement covers Zoom's misleading statements on security for its audio and video calling.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/9/2020
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7 Online Shopping Tips for the Holidays
Steve Zurier, Contributing Writer
The holidays are right around the corner, and that means plenty of online shopping. These tips will help keep you safe.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 11/9/2020
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How to Increase Voter Turnout & Reduce Fraud
Husayn Kassai, Co-Founder and CEO, OnfidoCommentary
Digital identity verification has advanced, both technologically and legislatively. Is it the answer to simpler, safer voting?
By Husayn Kassai Co-Founder and CEO, Onfido, 10/29/2020
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6 Ways Passwords Fail Basic Security Tests
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
New data shows humans still struggle with password creation and management.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/28/2020
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Neural Networks Help Users Pick More-Secure Passwords
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Typically, blocklists are used to prevent users from picking easily guessable patterns, but a small neural network can do the same job and suggests that complex password requirements are not necessary.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 10/26/2020
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Credential-Stuffing Attacks Plague Loyalty Programs
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing WriterNews
But that's not the only type of web attack cybercriminals have been profiting from.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 10/22/2020
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Modern Day Insider Threat: Network Bugs That Are Stealing Your Data
David Pearson, Principal Threat ResearcherCommentary
Attacks involving an unmanaged device and no malware expose gaps in cybersecurity that must be addressed.
By David Pearson Principal Threat Researcher, 10/21/2020
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Businesses Rethink Endpoint Security for 2021
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The mass movement to remote work has forced organizations to rethink their long-term plans for endpoint security. How will things look different next year?
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/20/2020
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Building the Human Firewall
Aamir Lakhani, Cybersecurity Researcher and Practitioner for FortiGuard LabsCommentary
Cybersecurity was a challenge before COVID-19 sent millions of employees home to work from their own devices and networks. Now what?
By Aamir Lakhani Cybersecurity Researcher and Practitioner for FortiGuard Labs, 10/20/2020
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Online Voting Is Coming, but How Secure Will It Be?
Brad Brooks, CEO of OneLoginCommentary
It's time for state governments to act as leaders, adopt digital ID standards, enable new online voting systems, and provide broad-based access to all communities for the benefit of all.
By Brad Brooks CEO of OneLogin, 10/13/2020
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Why MSPs Are Hacker Targets, and What To Do About It
John Hammond, Senior Security Researcher at HuntressCommentary
Managed service providers are increasingly becoming the launching pad of choice for ransomware and other online malfeasance.
By John Hammond Senior Security Researcher at Huntress, 10/9/2020
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'Father of Identity Theft' Sentenced to 207 Months
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
James Jackson was convicted of mail fraud, aggravated identity theft, access device fraud, and theft of mail last year.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/2/2020
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MFA-Minded Attackers Continue to Figure Out Workarounds
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
While MFA can improve overall security posture, it's not a "silver bullet" -- and hacks continue.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 9/28/2020
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Research Finds Nearly 800,000 Access Keys Exposed Online
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The keys were primarily for access to databases and cloud services.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/15/2020
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Manchester United Suffers Cyberattack
Dark Reading Staff 11/23/2020
As 'Anywhere Work' Evolves, Security Will Be Key Challenge
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  11/23/2020
Cloud Security Startup Lightspin Emerges From Stealth
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  11/24/2020
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CVE-2019-20934
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-28
An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel before 5.2.6. On NUMA systems, the Linux fair scheduler has a use-after-free in show_numa_stats() because NUMA fault statistics are inappropriately freed, aka CID-16d51a590a8c.
CVE-2020-29368
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-28
An issue was discovered in __split_huge_pmd in mm/huge_memory.c in the Linux kernel before 5.7.5. The copy-on-write implementation can grant unintended write access because of a race condition in a THP mapcount check, aka CID-c444eb564fb1.
CVE-2020-29369
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-28
An issue was discovered in mm/mmap.c in the Linux kernel before 5.7.11. There is a race condition between certain expand functions (expand_downwards and expand_upwards) and page-table free operations from an munmap call, aka CID-246c320a8cfe.
CVE-2020-29370
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-28
An issue was discovered in kmem_cache_alloc_bulk in mm/slub.c in the Linux kernel before 5.5.11. The slowpath lacks the required TID increment, aka CID-fd4d9c7d0c71.
CVE-2020-29371
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-28
An issue was discovered in romfs_dev_read in fs/romfs/storage.c in the Linux kernel before 5.8.4. Uninitialized memory leaks to userspace, aka CID-bcf85fcedfdd.