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COVID-19's Acceleration of Cloud Migration & Identity-Centric Security
Dr. Jasson Casey, CTO of Beyond IdentityCommentary
Here are some tips for updating access control methods that accommodate new remote working norms without sacrificing security.
By Dr. Jasson Casey CTO of Beyond Identity, 1/4/2021
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HelpSystems Acquires Data Security Firm Vera
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The purchase is intended to increase London-based HelpSystems' file collaboration security capabilities.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/24/2020
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White Ops Announces Its Acquisition
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A group including Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division, ClearSky Security, and NightDragon has purchased the human verification technology company.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/23/2020
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Corporate Credentials for Sale on the Dark Web: How to Protect Employees and Data
Raz Rafaeli, CEO and Co-Founder at Secret Double OctopusCommentary
It's past time to retire passwords in favor of other methods for authenticating users and securing systems.
By Raz Rafaeli CEO and Co-Founder at Secret Double Octopus, 12/16/2020
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Why I'd Take Good IT Hygiene Over Security's Latest Silver Bullet
Avi Shua, Co-Founder, Orca SecurityCommentary
Bells and whistles are great, but you can stay safer by focusing on correct configurations, posture management, visibility, and patching.
By Avi Shua Co-Founder, Orca Security, 12/2/2020
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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
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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
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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
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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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CVE-2020-27852
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-20
A stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the survey feature in Rocketgenius Gravity Forms before 2.4.21 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via a textarea field. This code is interpreted by users in a privileged role (Administrator, Editor, etc.).
CVE-2021-3137
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-20
XWiki 12.10.2 allows XSS via an SVG document to the upload feature of the comment section.
CVE-2020-27850
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-20
A stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability in forms import feature in Rocketgenius Gravity Forms before 2.4.21 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the import of a GF form. This code is interpreted by users in a privileged role (Administrator, Editor, etc.).
CVE-2020-27851
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-20
Multiple stored HTML injection vulnerabilities in the "poll" and "quiz" features in an additional paid add-on of Rocketgenius Gravity Forms before 2.4.21 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary HTML code via poll or quiz answers. This code is interpreted by users in a privile...
CVE-2020-13134
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-20
Tufin SecureChange prior to R19.3 HF3 and R20-1 HF1 are vulnerable to stored XSS. The successful exploitation requires admin privileges (for storing the XSS payload itself), and can exploit (be triggered by) admin users. All TOS versions with SecureChange deployments prior to R19.3 HF3 and R20-1 HF1...