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Reddit Attack Defaces Dozens of Channels
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The attack has defaced the channels with images and content supporting Donald Trump.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/7/2020
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Dark Reading Video News Desk Returns to Black Hat
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
UPDATED: Coming to you prerecorded from in front of carefully arranged bookcases around the world ...!
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/6/2020
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Exploiting Google Cloud Platform With Ease
Dark Reading Staff, News
Security engineer Dylan Ayrey and Cruise senior infrastructure security engineer Allison Donovan describe fundamental weaknesses in GCP identity management that enable privilege escalation and lateral movement.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/6/2020
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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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Microsoft Paid $13.7M in Bug Bounty Rewards in 2019-2020
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The 2019-2020 program year awarded 327 security researchers through 15 bounty programs, with a largest reward of $200,000.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/5/2020
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Why Confidential Computing Is a Game Changer
Vinton G. Cerf, VP & Chief Internet Evangelist, GoogleCommentary
Confidential Computing is a transformational technology that should be part of every enterprise cloud deployment. It's time to start unlocking the possibilities together.
By Vinton G. Cerf VP & Chief Internet Evangelist, Google, 8/5/2020
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New 'Nanodegree' Program Provides Hands-On Cybersecurity Training
Nicole Ferraro, Contributing WriterNews
Emerging streamlined curriculum programs aim to help narrow the skills gap.
By Nicole Ferraro Contributing Writer, 8/3/2020
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'Hidden Property Abusing' Allows Attacks on Node.js Applications
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
A team of researchers from Georgia Tech find a new attack technique that targets properties in Node.js and plan to publicly release a tool that has already identified 13 new vulnerabilities.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 7/31/2020
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Browsers to Enforce Shorter Certificate Life Spans: What Businesses Should Know
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Apple, Google, and Mozilla will shorten the life span for TLS certificates in a move poised to aid security but cause operational troubles.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 7/30/2020
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Mimecast Buys MessageControl
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The email security provider brings into its fold social engineering and human identity capabilities.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/30/2020
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Ill-Defined Career Paths Hamper Growth for IT Security Pros
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Appsec and cloud security skills are the most in demand, and a shortage of staff is wearing on security teams, a new study shows.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 7/30/2020
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Security Flaws Discovered in OKCupid Dating Service
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Researchers identified a variety of vulnerabilities in apps and websites for the popular online dating platform.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/29/2020
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Technical Challenges of IoT Cybersecurity in a Post-COVID-19 World
Dr. Johannes Bauer, Principal Security Advisor at ULCommentary
Effective management of vulnerabilities can be done only when information about supply chain dependencies is accurate and recent.
By Dr. Johannes Bauer Principal Security Advisor at UL, 7/29/2020
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Out-of-Date and Unsupported Cloud Workloads Continue as a Common Weakness
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
More than 80% of companies have at least one Internet-facing cloud asset that is more than six months out of date or running software that is no longer supported, according to scan data.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 7/28/2020
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Researchers Foil Phishing Attempt on Netflix Customers
Steve Zurier, Contributing WriterNews
Hackers use two stolen domains to steal credentials from Netflix users and then send them to the real Netflix site.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 7/28/2020
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Autonomous IT: Less Reacting, More Securing
Greg Jensen, Senior Director of Security at Oracle CorporationCommentary
Keeping data secure requires a range of skills and perfect execution. AI makes that possible.
By Greg Jensen Senior Director of Security at Oracle Corporation, 7/28/2020
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As Businesses Move to the Cloud, Cybercriminals Follow Close Behind
Charles DeBeck, IBM Senior Cyber Threat Intelligence AnalystCommentary
In the wake of COVID-19, data theft is by far the top tactic, followed by cryptomining and ransomware.
By Charles DeBeck IBM Senior Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst, 7/28/2020
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Twilio Security Incident Shows Danger of Misconfigured S3 Buckets
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Twilio says attackers accessed its misconfigured cloud storage system and altered a copy of the JavaScriptSDK it shares with customers.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 7/23/2020
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8 Cybersecurity Themes to Expect at Black Hat USA 2020
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer
Here are the trends and topics that'll capture the limelight at this year's virtual event.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 7/23/2020
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Cybersecurity Lessons from the Pandemic
Monica Verma, CISO and Board Member of Cloud Security Alliance NorwayCommentary
How does cybersecurity support business and society? The pandemic shows us.
By Monica Verma CISO and Board Member of Cloud Security Alliance Norway, 7/22/2020
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PUBLISHED: 2020-08-07
Prism is vulnerable to Cross-Site Scripting. The easing preview of the Previewers plugin has an XSS vulnerability that allows attackers to execute arbitrary code in Safari and Internet Explorer. This impacts all Safari and Internet Explorer users of Prism >=v1.1.0 that use the _Previewers_ plugin...
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-07
Apache HTTP Server versions 2.4.20 to 2.4.43. A specially crafted value for the 'Cache-Digest' header in a HTTP/2 request would result in a crash when the server actually tries to HTTP/2 PUSH a resource afterwards. Configuring the HTTP/2 feature via "H2Push off" will mitigate this vulnerab...
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-07
DKIM key management page vulnerability on Micro Focus Secure Messaging Gateway (SMG). Affecting all SMG Appliance running releases prior to July 2020. The vulnerability could allow a logged in user with rights to generate DKIM key information to inject system commands into the call to the DKIM syste...
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-07
Apache HTTP server 2.4.32 to 2.4.44 mod_proxy_uwsgi info disclosure and possible RCE
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-07
IP address spoofing when proxying using mod_remoteip and mod_rewrite For configurations using proxying with mod_remoteip and certain mod_rewrite rules, an attacker could spoof their IP address for logging and PHP scripts. Note this issue was fixed in Apache HTTP Server 2.4.24 but was retrospectively...