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Cyber Analytics Database Exposed 5 Billion Records Online
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In an ironic twist, Cognyte's data alerts customers to third-party data exposures.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/14/2021
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Encryption Helps Companies Avoid Breach Notifications
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
With nearly twice as many firms suffering a breach compared with the previous year, limiting the damage becomes more important, a survey finds.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 6/2/2021
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Name That Toon: Greetings, Earthlings
John Klossner, CartoonistCommentary
Caption time! Come up with something out of this world for Dark Reading's latest contest, and our panel of experts will reward the winner with a $25 Amazon gift card.
By John Klossner Cartoonist, 4/22/2021
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NIST Publishes Guide for Securing Hotel Property Management Systems
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These sensitive systems store guests' personal data and payment-card information.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/1/2021
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Ghost Users Haunt Healthcare Firms
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Data security hygiene severely lacking among healthcare firms, new research shows.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/30/2021
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In the Rush to Embrace Hybrid Cloud, Don't Forget About Security
Ganesh Pai, CEO, UptycsCommentary
Cloud service providers typically only secure the infrastructure itself, while customers are responsible for their data and application security.
By Ganesh Pai CEO, Uptycs, 3/30/2021
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Intel, Microsoft Aim for Breakthrough in DARPA Encryption Project
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Together, the vendor giants aim to make "in use" encryption -- also known as "fully homomorphic encryption" -- economical and practical.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 3/8/2021
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How SolarWinds Busted Up Our Assumptions About Code Signing
Dr. Jethro Beekman, Technical DirectorCommentary
With so much automation in code writing process, results are rarely double-checked, which opens the door to vulnerabilities and downright danger.
By Dr. Jethro Beekman Technical Director, 3/3/2021
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7 Things We Know So Far About the SolarWinds Attacks
Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer
Two months after the news first broke, many questions remain about the sophisticated cyber-espionage campaign.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 2/11/2021
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Web Application Attacks Grow Reliant on Automated Tools
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Attackers often use automation in fuzzing attacks, injection attacks, fake bots, and application DDoS attacks.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/4/2021
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Medical Imaging Leaks Highlight Unhealthy Security Practices
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
More than 45 million unique images, such as X-rays and MRI scans, are accessible to anyone on the Internet, security firm says.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 12/15/2020
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Kmart Hit by Egregor Ransomware
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Egregor is also behind recent attacks on UbiSoft and Barnes & Noble.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/4/2020
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Intel Doubles Down on Emerging Technologies for Sharing and Using Data Securely
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Homomorphic encryption and federated learning could allow groups to share data and analysis while protecting the actual information.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 12/4/2020
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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
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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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RIOT-OS 2021.01 before commit 44741ff99f7a71df45420635b238b9c22093647a contains a buffer overflow which could allow attackers to obtain sensitive information.
CVE-2021-33185
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-18
SerenityOS contains a buffer overflow in the set_range test in TestBitmap which could allow attackers to obtain sensitive information.
CVE-2021-33186
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-18
SerenityOS in test-crypto.cpp contains a stack buffer overflow which could allow attackers to obtain sensitive information.
CVE-2021-31272
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-18
SerenityOS before commit 3844e8569689dd476064a0759d704bc64fb3ca2c contains a directory traversal vulnerability in tar/unzip that may lead to command execution or privilege escalation.