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Software-Container Supply Chain Sees Spike in Attacks
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Attackers target companies' container supply chain, driving a sixfold increase in a year, aiming to steal processing time for cryptomining and compromise cloud infrastructure.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 6/21/2021
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This Week in Database Leaks: Cognyte, CVS, Wegmans
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Billions of records were found exposed this week due to unprotected databases owned by major corporations and third-party providers.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/18/2021
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Biden Tells Putin Critical Infrastructure Sectors 'Off Limits' to Russian Hacking
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President Joe Biden said he and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to discuss boundaries in cyber activity.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/16/2021
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Microsoft Disrupts Large-Scale BEC Campaign Across Web Services
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Attackers had used the cloud-based infrastructure to target mailboxes and add forwarding rules to learn about financial transactions.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/15/2021
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Google Workspace Adds Client-Side Encryption
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Users given control over encryption keys, Google says.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/14/2021
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Name That Toon: Sight Unseen
John Klossner, CartoonistCommentary
Feeling creative? Submit your caption in the comments, and our panel of experts will reward the winner with a $25 Amazon gift card.
By John Klossner Cartoonist, 6/14/2021
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Required MFA Is Not Sufficient for Strong Security: Report
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Attackers and red teams find multiple ways to bypass poorly deployed MFA in enterprise environments, underscoring how redundancy and good design are still required.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 6/9/2021
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New Security Event @Hack to Take Place in Saudi Arabia
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Saudi Federation of Cybersecurity, Programming, and Drones (SAFCSP) and Informa Tech will launch a multi-day event in Riyadh this November.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/9/2021
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With Cloud, CDO and CISO Concerns Are Equally Important
Ameesh Divatia, Co-Founder & CEO of BaffleCommentary
Navigated properly, a melding of these complementary perspectives can help keep an organization more secure.
By Ameesh Divatia Co-Founder & CEO of Baffle, 6/9/2021
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Colonial Pipeline CEO: Ransomware Attack Started via Pilfered 'Legacy' VPN Account
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
No multifactor authentication was attached to the stolen VPN password used by the attackers, Colonial Pipeline president & CEO Joseph Blount told a Senate committee today.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/8/2021
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First Known Malware Surfaces Targeting Windows Containers
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Siloscape is designed to create a backdoor in Kubernetes clusters to run malicious containers.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 6/7/2021
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CISA Warns Criminals Seek to Exploit Critical VMware Bug
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Organizations running vCenter Server and VMware Cloud Foundation are urged to apply fixes deployed on May 25.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/7/2021
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Cartoon Caption Winner: Road Trip
John Klossner, CartoonistCommentary
And the winner of Dark Reading's cartoon caption contest is ...
By John Klossner Cartoonist, 6/7/2021
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Organizations Shift Further Left in App Development
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Most IT and security professionals surveyed think security is a critical enough reason to pause app development.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/4/2021
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What the FedEx Logo Taught Me About Cybersecurity
Matt Shea, Head of Federal @ MixModeCommentary
Cyber threats are staring you in the face, but you can't see them.
By Matt Shea Head of Federal @ MixMode, 6/4/2021
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FireEye Sells Products Business to Symphony Group for $1.2B
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The transaction will include the FireEye brand name; the business that remains will be called Mandiant Solutions.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/2/2021
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Return to Basics: Email Security in the Post-COVID Workplace
Eyal Benishti, CEO & Founder of IRONSCALESCommentary
As we reimagine the post-pandemic workplace, we must also reevaluate post-pandemic email security practices.
By Eyal Benishti CEO & Founder of IRONSCALES, 6/1/2021
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3 SASE Misconceptions to Consider
Jay Barbour, Masergy Director of Security Product ManagementCommentary
SASE is all the rage, promising things IT leaders have long dreamed about, but a purist approach may create consequences.
By Jay Barbour Masergy Director of Security Product Management, 5/31/2021
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Acronis: Pandemic Hastened Cloud Migration, Prompting New Security Issues
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorCommentary
SPONSORED: WATCH NOW -- The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated an ongoing shift in data away from business data centers to home offices and the cloud, explains Candid Wust, VP of cyber protection research for Acronis.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 5/27/2021
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How Menlo Uses Isolation to Secure Mobile Devices in the Cloud
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorCommentary
SPONSORED: WATCH NOW -- Mobile devices like smartphones and tablets have emerged as popular targets for bad actors looking to break into to cloud-based networks, according to Poornima DeBolle, chief product officer for Menlo Security.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 5/27/2021
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CVE-2021-24376
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-21
The Autoptimize WordPress plugin before 2.7.8 attempts to delete malicious files (such as .php) form the uploaded archive via the "Import Settings" feature, after its extraction. However, the extracted folders are not checked and it is possible to upload a zip which contained a directory w...
CVE-2021-24377
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-21
The Autoptimize WordPress plugin before 2.7.8 attempts to remove potential malicious files from the extracted archive uploaded via the 'Import Settings' feature, however this is not sufficient to protect against RCE as a race condition can be achieved in between the moment the file is extracted on t...
CVE-2021-24378
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-21
The Autoptimize WordPress plugin before 2.7.8 does not check for malicious files such as .html in the archive uploaded via the 'Import Settings' feature. As a result, it is possible for a high privilege user to upload a malicious file containing JavaScript code inside an archive which will execute w...
CVE-2021-24379
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-21
The Comments Like Dislike WordPress plugin before 1.1.4 allows users to like/dislike posted comments, however does not prevent them from replaying the AJAX request to add a like. This allows any user (even unauthenticated) to add unlimited like/dislike to any comment. The plugin appears to have some...
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PUBLISHED: 2021-06-21
The WP Google Maps WordPress plugin before 8.1.12 did not sanitise, validate of escape the Map Name when output in the Map List of the admin dashboard, leading to an authenticated Stored Cross-Site Scripting issue