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5 Steps Every Company Should Take to Avoid Data Theft Risk
Bradford K. Newman, Principal, Litigation / Chair of North America Trade Secrets PracticeCommentary
It's never been easier for employees to download company data and take it with them to their next gig.
By Bradford K. Newman Principal, Litigation / Chair of North America Trade Secrets Practice, 11/12/2020
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3 Tips For Successfully Running Tech Outside the IT Department
Patrick Kehoe, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, CoalfireCommentary
When marketing opts for "extra-departmental IT," coordination and communication are required to keep things secured.
By Patrick Kehoe Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, Coalfire, 11/11/2020
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WordPress Plug-in Updated in Rare Forced Action
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Logonizer login security plug-in was automatically updated to patch a SQL injection vulnerability.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/22/2020
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Ubiq Rolls Out Encryption-as-a-Service Platform Aimed at Developers
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
A few lines of code and two API calls is all that it takes for developers to add encryption to their applications, startup says.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 10/21/2020
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Barnes & Noble Warns Customers About Data Breach
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Famed bookseller says non-financial data was exposed in a new attack.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/15/2020
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Software AG Continues Efforts Against $20M Ransomware Attack
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The attack, which now includes extortion components, has moved into its second week.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/12/2020
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Imperva Agrees to Buy jSonar
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The deal is expected to close in mid-October.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/1/2020
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New Google Search Hacks Push Viruses & Porn
David Balaban, Editor at Privacy-PC.comCommentary
Three incidents demonstrate how cybercriminals leverage the scourge of black-hat search engine optimization to manipulate search results.
By David Balaban Editor at Privacy-PC.com, 9/22/2020
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Deadly Ransomware Story Continues to Unfold
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
A ransomware attack with fatal consequences is attracting notice and comment from around the world.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 9/18/2020
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Ransomware Gone Awry Has Fatal Consequences
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An attack that knocked hospital systems offline reportedly ends in death for patient who had to be sent to another facility.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/17/2020
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Research Finds Nearly 800,000 Access Keys Exposed Online
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The keys were primarily for access to databases and cloud services.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/15/2020
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Ransomware Hits US District Court in Louisiana
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The ransomware attack has exposed internal documents from the court and knocked its website offline.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/14/2020
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Inova Suffers Third-Party Data Breach
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The breach occurred as part of a ransomware attack against service provider Blackbaud.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/9/2020
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Warner Music Group Admits Breach
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The months-long breach hit financial details for customers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/4/2020
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Collection of Metadata -- as Done by the NSA -- Likely Unconstitutional, US Court Suggests
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
A ruling in an appeal by four men convicted of material support for terrorism finds that the National Security Agency's metadata collection program not only violated the prevailing law at the time but was also likely unconstitutional.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 9/4/2020
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Three Easy Ways to Avoid Meow-like Database Attacks
Ron Bennatan, Co-founder & CTO of jSonarCommentary
The largest problem facing database security today is the disconnect between security teams and DBAs beginning from the moment of configuration and continuing throughout the database lifecycle.
By Ron Bennatan Co-founder & CTO of jSonar, 8/25/2020
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University of Utah Pays in Cyber-Extortion Scheme
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Though a ransomware attempt was thwarted, the university paid to prevent the release of student PII.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/21/2020
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Former Uber CSO Charged in Hack Cover-up
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The charges stem from a 2016 attack in which 57 million records were breached.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/20/2020
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Symmetry Systems Emerges from Stealth
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Company behind Data Store and Object Security (DSOS) becomes public knowledge following a $3 million seed round of funding.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/11/2020
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2019 Breach Leads to $80 Million Fine for Capital One
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The fine is part of a series of steps required by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/6/2020
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Dark Reading Staff 11/23/2020
As 'Anywhere Work' Evolves, Security Will Be Key Challenge
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Cloud Security Startup Lightspin Emerges From Stealth
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  11/24/2020
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CVE-2019-20934
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-28
An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel before 5.2.6. On NUMA systems, the Linux fair scheduler has a use-after-free in show_numa_stats() because NUMA fault statistics are inappropriately freed, aka CID-16d51a590a8c.
CVE-2020-29368
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-28
An issue was discovered in __split_huge_pmd in mm/huge_memory.c in the Linux kernel before 5.7.5. The copy-on-write implementation can grant unintended write access because of a race condition in a THP mapcount check, aka CID-c444eb564fb1.
CVE-2020-29369
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-28
An issue was discovered in mm/mmap.c in the Linux kernel before 5.7.11. There is a race condition between certain expand functions (expand_downwards and expand_upwards) and page-table free operations from an munmap call, aka CID-246c320a8cfe.
CVE-2020-29370
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-28
An issue was discovered in kmem_cache_alloc_bulk in mm/slub.c in the Linux kernel before 5.5.11. The slowpath lacks the required TID increment, aka CID-fd4d9c7d0c71.
CVE-2020-29371
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-28
An issue was discovered in romfs_dev_read in fs/romfs/storage.c in the Linux kernel before 5.8.4. Uninitialized memory leaks to userspace, aka CID-bcf85fcedfdd.