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Google to Replace Titan Security Keys Affected by Bluetooth Bug
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A misconfiguration in Bluetooth Titan Security Keys' pairing protocols could compromise users under specific circumstances.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/16/2019
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Microsoft Builds on Decentralized Identity Vision
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The company elaborates on its plan to balance data control between businesses and consumers by giving more autonomy to individuals.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/15/2019
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78% of Consumers Say Online Companies Must Protect Their Info
Steve Zurier, Contributing WriterNews
Yet 68% agree they also must do more to protect their own information.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 5/13/2019
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Fighting Back Against Tech-Savvy Fraudsters
Chris Ryan, Senior Fraud Solutions Consultant at ExperianCommentary
Staying a step ahead requires moving beyond the security techniques of the past.
By Chris Ryan Senior Fraud Solutions Consultant at Experian, 5/9/2019
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Better Behavior, Better Biometrics?
Rajiv Dholakia, VP Products, Nok Nok LabsCommentary
Behavioral biometrics is a building block to be used in conjunction with other security measures, but it shows promise.
By Rajiv Dholakia VP Products, Nok Nok Labs, 5/7/2019
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Why Are We Still Celebrating World Password Day?
Steve Zurier, Contributing WriterNews
Calls to eliminate the password abound on this World Password Day and the technology to change is ready. So why can't we get off our password habit?
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 5/2/2019
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World Password Day or Groundhog Day?
Stephen Cox, VP & CSA, SecureAuthCommentary
Despite decades trying to fortify our passwords with bolt-on solutions, attackers have always found ways to defeat them. Here are four reasons why.
By Stephen Cox VP & CSA, SecureAuth, 5/2/2019
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Facebook Accidentally Imported 1.5M Users' Email Data Sans Consent
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The social media giant says it did not access the imported data and is notifying affected users.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/18/2019
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CERT, CISA Warn of Vuln in at Least 4 Major VPNs
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
VPN products by Cisco, Palo Alto Networks, F5 Networks, Pulse Secure, insecurely store session cookies.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/12/2019
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Credential-Stuffing Attacks Behind 30 Billion Login Attempts in 2018
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Using e-mail addresses and passwords from compromised sites, attackers most often targeted retail sites, video-streaming services, and entertainment companies, according to Akamai.
By Robert Lemos , 4/8/2019
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What the Transition to Smart Cards Can Teach the US Healthcare Industry
Joram Borenstein & Rebecca Weintraub, General Manager of Microsoft's Cybersecurity Solutions Group & MD, Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical SchoolCommentary
Healthcare information security suffers from the inherent weakness of using passwords to guard information. Chip-based smart cards could change that.
By Joram Borenstein & Rebecca Weintraub General Manager of Microsoft's Cybersecurity Solutions Group & MD, Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, 3/21/2019
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Stealing Corporate Funds Still Top Goal of Messaging Attacks
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Cybercriminals focus on collecting credentials, blackmailing users with fake sextortion scams, and convincing privileged employees to transfer cash. The latter still causes the most damage, and some signs suggest it is moving to mobile.
By Robert Lemos , 3/19/2019
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Shifting Attacks Put Increasing ID Fraud Burden on Consumers
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Card-present fraud is down, but attackers continue to find new strategies, and consumers are paying the price.
By Robert Lemos , 3/8/2019
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Debunking 5 Myths About Zero Trust Security
Torsten George, Cybersecurity Evangelist at CentrifyCommentary
Rather than "trust but verify," a zero trust model assumes that attackers will inevitably get in if they aren't already. However, several misconceptions are impeding its adoption.
By Torsten George Cybersecurity Evangelist at Centrify, 3/7/2019
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4 Ways At-Work Apps Are Vulnerable to Attack
Yoram Salinger, CEO of Perception PointCommentary
Collaboration applications make users and IT teams more efficient. But they come with an added cost: security.
By Yoram Salinger CEO of Perception Point, 3/7/2019
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Fighting Alert Fatigue with Actionable Intelligence
Curtis Brazzell, Managing Security Consultant, PonduranceCommentary
By fine-tuning security system algorithms, analysts can make alerts intelligent and useful, not merely generators of noise.
By Curtis Brazzell Managing Security Consultant, Pondurance, 3/6/2019
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Artificial Intelligence: The Terminator of Malware
Chris Rouland, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Phosphorus CybersecurityCommentary
Is it possible that the combination of AI, facial recognition, and the coalescence of global mass-hack data could lead us toward a Skynet-like future?
By Chris Rouland Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Phosphorus Cybersecurity, 3/5/2019
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Startup Armor Scientific Launches Multifactor Identity System
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Company aims to replace usernames and passwords by combining GPS location, biometrics, and keys issued through a blockchain-based network.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 3/4/2019
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6 Tips for Getting the Most from Your VPN
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
VPNs are critical for information security. But simply having these cozy security tunnels in the toolkit isn't enough to keep an organization's data safe.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/22/2019
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The Anatomy of a Lazy Phish
Jordan Shakhsheer, Information Security Engineer, Bluestone AnalyticsCommentary
A security engineer breaks down how easy it is for unskilled attackers to trick an unsuspecting user to submit credentials to a phishing site.
By Jordan Shakhsheer Information Security Engineer, Bluestone Analytics, 2/20/2019
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CVE-2019-12198
PUBLISHED: 2019-05-20
In GoHttp through 2017-07-25, there is a stack-based buffer over-read via a long User-Agent header.
CVE-2019-12185
PUBLISHED: 2019-05-20
eLabFTW 1.8.5 is vulnerable to arbitrary file uploads via the /app/controllers/EntityController.php component. This may result in remote command execution. An attacker can use a user account to fully compromise the system using a POST request. This will allow for PHP files to be written to the web r...
CVE-2019-12184
PUBLISHED: 2019-05-19
There is XSS in browser/components/MarkdownPreview.js in BoostIO Boostnote 0.11.15 via a label named flowchart, sequence, gallery, or chart, as demonstrated by a crafted SRC attribute of an IFRAME element, a different vulnerability than CVE-2019-12136.
CVE-2019-12173
PUBLISHED: 2019-05-18
MacDown 0.7.1 (870) allows remote code execution via a file:\\\ URI, with a .app pathname, in the HREF attribute of an A element. This is different from CVE-2019-12138.
CVE-2019-12172
PUBLISHED: 2019-05-17
Typora 0.9.9.21.1 (1913) allows arbitrary code execution via a modified file: URL syntax in the HREF attribute of an AREA element, as demonstrated by file:\\\ on macOS or Linux, or file://C| on Windows. This is different from CVE-2019-12137.