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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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Zoom Brings Two-Factor Authentication to All Users
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
This marks the latest step Zoom has taken to improve user security as more employees work from home.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/10/2020
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7 Cybersecurity Priorities for Government Agencies & Political Campaigns
Dan Blum, Cybersecurity & Risk Management StrategistCommentary
As election season ramps up, organizations engaged in the process must strengthen security to prevent chaos and disorder from carrying the day. Here's how.
By Dan Blum Cybersecurity & Risk Management Strategist, 9/9/2020
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Top 5 Identity-Centric Security Imperatives for Newly Minted Remote Workers
Morey Haber, CTO and CISO, BeyondTrustCommentary
In the wake of COVID-19, today's remote workforce is here to stay, at least for the foreseeable future. And with it, an increase in identity-related security incidents.
By Morey Haber CTO and CISO, BeyondTrust, 9/9/2020
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Don't Forget Cybersecurity on Your Back-to-School List
Jeff Wilbur, Senior Director, Online Trust, the Internet SocietyCommentary
School systems don't seem like attractive targets, but they house lots of sensitive data, such as contact information, grades, health records, and more.
By Jeff Wilbur Senior Director, Online Trust, the Internet Society, 9/2/2020
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Deep Fake: Setting the Stage for Next-Gen Social Engineering
Jon Mendoza, CISO, TechnologentCommentary
Humans are susceptible to normalcy bias, which may leave us vulnerable to disinformation that reinforces our beliefs.
By Jon Mendoza CISO, Technologent, 8/26/2020
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Twitter Hack: The Spotlight that Insider Threats Need
Shareth Ben, Executive Director, Field Engineering, SecuronixCommentary
The high profile attack should spur serious board-level conversations around the importance of insider threat prevention.
By Shareth Ben Executive Director, Field Engineering, Securonix, 8/20/2020
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Office 365's Vast Attack Surface & All the Ways You Don't Know You're Being Exploited Through It
Dark Reading Staff, News
Mandiant incident response managers Josh Madeley and Doug Bienstock describe how thoroughly Microsoft 365 (formerly known as Office 365) extends into corporate networks, describe both sophisticated and simple attacks theyve detected, and suggest mitigations as businesses rely more heavily on the cloud.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/6/2020
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Pandemic Credential Stuffing: Cybersecurity's Ultimate Inside Job
Alex Artamonov, System Engineer & Cybersecurity Specialist, Infinitely VirtualCommentary
How stolen credentials for services like Zoom and password reuse practices threaten to compromise other accounts and applications.
By Alex Artamonov System Engineer & Cybersecurity Specialist, Infinitely Virtual, 7/27/2020
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Vulnerable Invisible Salamanders and You: A Tale of Encryption Weakness
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
A Black Hat presentation will discuss how vulnerabilities found in Facebook Messenger encryption could mean trouble for your secure messages.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 7/23/2020
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Back to Basics with Cloud Permissions Management
Raj Mallempati, COO, CloudKnox SecurityCommentary
By using the AAA permissions management framework for cloud operations, organizations can address authentication, authorization, and auditing.
By Raj Mallempati COO, CloudKnox Security, 6/23/2020
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3 Things Wilderness Survival Can Teach Us About Email Security
Dean Coclin, Senior Director, Business Development at DigiCertCommentary
It's a short hop from shows like 'Naked and Afraid' and 'Alone' to your email server and how you secure it
By Dean Coclin Senior Director, Business Development at DigiCert, 6/17/2020
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The Telehealth Attack Surface
Justine Bone, CEO, MedSecCommentary
Amid the surge in digital healthcare stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, security is taking a backseat to usability.
By Justine Bone CEO, MedSec, 6/10/2020
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CSO's Guide to 'Employee-First' Security Operations During COVID-19 & Beyond
George Gerchow, Chief Security Officer, Sumo LogicCommentary
As the work-at-home environment continues to inform new ways of doing business, it's important that security teams remain flexible and ready for change.
By George Gerchow Chief Security Officer, Sumo Logic, 6/9/2020
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What Government Contractors Need to Know About NIST, DFARS Password Reqs
Raz Rafaeli, CEO and Co-Founder at Secret Double OctopusCommentary
Organizations that fail to comply with these rules can get hit with backbreaking fines and class-action lawsuits.
By Raz Rafaeli CEO and Co-Founder at Secret Double Octopus, 6/3/2020
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All Links Are Safe ... Right?
Beyond the Edge, Dark Reading
Today is a perfect day for a security breach.
By Beyond the Edge Dark Reading, 5/29/2020
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Americans Care About Security But Don't Follow Through
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Most Americans say they're very concerned about online security but still behave in insecure ways, according to a new survey.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/26/2020
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5 Tips for Fighting Credential Stuffing Attacks
Joan Goodchild, Contributing Writer
With stolen credentials an easy find online, what are some measures to put in place to keep hackers from breaking into secure accounts?
By Joan Goodchild Contributing Writer, 5/22/2020
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Identit Comes Out of Stealth
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Startup emerges with three-factor, no-password authentication.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/14/2020
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Biometrics in the Great Beyond
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
A thumbprint may be a good authentication factor for the living, but are you prepared to access mission-critical data and devices after an employee's death?
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 5/13/2020
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CVE-2020-6564
PUBLISHED: 2020-09-21
Inappropriate implementation in permissions in Google Chrome prior to 85.0.4183.83 allowed a remote attacker to spoof the contents of a permission dialog via a crafted HTML page.
CVE-2020-6565
PUBLISHED: 2020-09-21
Inappropriate implementation in Omnibox in Google Chrome on iOS prior to 85.0.4183.83 allowed a remote attacker to spoof the contents of the Omnibox (URL bar) via a crafted HTML page.
CVE-2020-6566
PUBLISHED: 2020-09-21
Insufficient policy enforcement in media in Google Chrome prior to 85.0.4183.83 allowed a remote attacker to leak cross-origin data via a crafted HTML page.
CVE-2020-6567
PUBLISHED: 2020-09-21
Insufficient validation of untrusted input in command line handling in Google Chrome on Windows prior to 85.0.4183.83 allowed a remote attacker to bypass navigation restrictions via a crafted HTML page.
CVE-2020-6568
PUBLISHED: 2020-09-21
Insufficient policy enforcement in intent handling in Google Chrome on Android prior to 85.0.4183.83 allowed a remote attacker to bypass navigation restrictions via a crafted HTML page.