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Despite Heightened Breach Fears, Incident Response Capabilities Lag
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Many organizations remain unprepared to detect, respond, and contain a breach, a new survey shows.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 5/12/2021
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Researchers Unearth 167 Fake iOS & Android Trading Apps
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The apps are disguised as financial trading, banking, and cryptocurrency apps from well-known and trusted organizations.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/12/2021
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Putting The Spotlight on DarkSide
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Incident responders share insight on the DarkSide ransomware group connected to the recent Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/12/2021
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66% of CISOs Feel Unprepared for Cyberattacks
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More than half of CISOs surveyed are more concerned about a cyberattack in 2021 than in 2020, researchers report.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/12/2021
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Vulnerable Protocols Leave Firms Open to Further Compromises
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Companies may no longer have Internet-facing file servers or weakly secured Web servers, but attackers that get by the perimeter have a wide-open landscape of vulnerability.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 5/12/2021
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Hashes, Salts, and Rainbow Tables: Confessions of a Password Cracker
Keira Stevens, Manager of Human intelligence, SpyCloudCommentary
Understanding a few basics about how password crackers think and behave could help you keep your users safer.
By Keira Stevens Manager of Human intelligence, SpyCloud, 5/12/2021
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Cybersecurity: What Is Truly Essential?
Joshua Goldfarb, Director of Product Management at F5
In an effort to protect their organizations, security professionals can overdo it. The result often works against them.
By Joshua Goldfarb Director of Product Management at F5, 5/12/2021
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Why You Should Be Prepared to Pay a Ransom
Christopher Muffat, CEO and founderCommentary
Companies that claim they'll never pay up in a ransomware attack are more likely to get caught flat-footed.
By Christopher Muffat CEO and founder, 5/12/2021
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The Long Road to Rebuilding Trust After 'Golden SAML'-Like Attacks
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Eradicating 'privileged intruders' from the network in the aftermath of an attack poses major challenges, experts say.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 5/12/2021
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A Startup With NSA Roots Wants Silently Disarming Cyberattacks on the Wire to Become the Norm
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Trinity Cyber takes a new spin on some traditional network-security techniques, but can its approach catch on widely?
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 5/11/2021
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Adobe Issues Patch for Acrobat Zero-Day
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The vulnerability is being exploited in limited attacks against Adobe Reader users on Windows.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/11/2021
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Application Attacks Spike as Criminals Target Remote Workers
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Application-specific and Web application attacks made up 67% of all attacks in 2020 as criminal strategies shifted in the pandemic.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/11/2021
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Microsoft Patch Tuesday: 4 Critical CVEs, 3 Publicly Known, 1 Wormable
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Microsoft releases security patches for 55 vulnerabilities in its monthly roundup, which includes a critical, wormable flaw in the HTTP protocol stack.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/11/2021
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Cartoon Caption Winner: Greetings, Earthlings
John Klossner, CartoonistCommentary
And the winner of Dark Reading's April cartoon caption contest is ...
By John Klossner Cartoonist, 5/11/2021
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3 Cybersecurity Myths to Bust
Etay Maor, Sr. Director Security Strategy at Cato NetworksCommentary
Deeply rooted cybersecurity misconceptions are poisoning our ability to understand and defend against attacks.
By Etay Maor Sr. Director Security Strategy at Cato Networks, 5/11/2021
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Critical Infrastructure Under Attack
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & COO of Link11Commentary
Several recent cyber incidents targeting critical infrastructure prove that no open society is immune to attacks by cybercriminals. The recent shutdown of key US energy pipeline marks just the tip of the iceberg.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & COO of Link11, 5/11/2021
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Colonial Pipeline Cyberattack: What Security Pros Need to Know
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
As the massive US pipeline operator works to restore operations after a DarkSide ransomware attack late last week, experts say it's a cautionary tale for critical infrastructure providers.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/10/2021
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Tulsa Deals With Aftermath of Ransomware Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Weekend attack shuts down several city sites and service.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/10/2021
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Four Plead Guilty to RICO Conspiracy Involving Hosting Services for Cybercrime
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The "bulletproof hosting" organization hosted malware including Zeus, SpyEye, Citadel, and the Blackhole Exploit Kit.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/10/2021
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10 Security Awareness Training Mistakes to Avoid
Joan Goodchild, Staff Editor
Give your cybersecurity culture a boost by adding these to the "don't" column of your cybersecurity awareness training do's and don'ts list.
By Joan Goodchild Staff Editor, 5/10/2021
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CVE-2020-36197
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-13
An improper access control vulnerability has been reported to affect earlier versions of Music Station. If exploited, this vulnerability allows attackers to compromise the security of the software by gaining privileges, reading sensitive information, executing commands, evading detection, etc. This ...
CVE-2020-36198
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-13
A command injection vulnerability has been reported to affect certain versions of Malware Remover. If exploited, this vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands. This issue affects: QNAP Systems Inc. Malware Remover versions prior to 4.6.1.0. This issue does not affect: QNAP...
CVE-2021-28799
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-13
An improper authorization vulnerability has been reported to affect QNAP NAS running HBS 3 (Hybrid Backup Sync. ) If exploited, the vulnerability allows remote attackers to log in to a device. This issue affects: QNAP Systems Inc. HBS 3 versions prior to v16.0.0415 on QTS 4.5.2; versions prior to v3...
CVE-2021-22155
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-13
An Authentication Bypass vulnerability in the SAML Authentication component of BlackBerry Workspaces Server (deployed with Appliance-X) version(s) 10.1, 9.1 and earlier could allow an attacker to potentially gain access to the application in the context of the targeted user’s acco...
CVE-2021-23134
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-12
Use After Free vulnerability in nfc sockets in the Linux Kernel before 5.12.2 allows local attackers to elevate their privileges. In typical configurations, the issue can only be triggered by a privileged local user with the CAP_NET_RAW capability.
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