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Keeping Vigilant for BEC Amid COVID-19 Chaos
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing WriterNews
FBI and security experts warn that attackers are particularly targeting cloud-based email systems at the moment.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 4/8/2020
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After Adopting COVID-19 Lures, Sophisticated Groups Target Remote Workers
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
While coronavirus-themed emails and files have been used as a lure for weeks, attackers now are searching for ways to actively target VPNs and remote workers to take advantage of weaker security.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 4/8/2020
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Researchers Fool Biometric Scanners with 3D-Printed Fingerprints
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Tests on the fingerprint scanners of Apple, Microsoft, and Samsung devices reveal it's possible to bypass authentication with a cheap 3D printer.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/8/2020
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Microsoft Releases COVID-19 Security Guidance
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Information includes tips on how to keep IT systems infection-free.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/8/2020
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'Unkillable' Android Malware App Continues to Infect Devices Worldwide
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
The xHelper Trojan has compromised over 55,000 devices so far, Kaspersky says.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 4/8/2020
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BEC, Domain Jacking Help Criminals Disrupt Cash Transfers
Shane Shook, Venture Consultant at Forgepoint CapitalCommentary
The two hacking methods occur independently but are being used in concert to steal funds that are part of online payments and transactions.
By Shane Shook Venture Consultant at Forgepoint Capital, 4/8/2020
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Accenture Buys Revolutionary Security in Third Acquisition of 2020
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The deal is intended to strengthen Accenture's critical infrastructure protection capabilities and address more complex IT and OT challenges.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/8/2020
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Why Threat Hunting with XDR Matters
Morey Haber, CTO and CISO, BeyondTrustCommentary
Extended detection response technology assumes a breach across all your endpoints, networks, SaaS applications, cloud infrastructure, and any network-addressable resource.
By Morey Haber CTO and CISO, BeyondTrust, 4/8/2020
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Feline Secure?
Beyond the Edge, Dark Reading
When there's a will, there's a way.
By Beyond the Edge Dark Reading, 4/8/2020
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Privacy & Digital-Rights Experts Worry Contact-Tracing Apps Lack Limits
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Mobile-phone-based tracking of people can help fight pandemics, but privacy and security researchers stress that it needs to be done right.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 4/7/2020
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Chinese APT Groups Targeted Enterprise Linux Systems in Decade-Long Data Theft Campaign
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Organizations across multiple industries compromised in a systematic effort to steal IP and other sensitive business data, BlackBerry says.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 4/7/2020
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Cybercriminals Hide Malware & Phishing Sites Under SSL Certificates
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
More than half of the top 1 million websites use HTTPS, researchers report, but not all encrypted traffic is safe.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/7/2020
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The Edge Names 'Holy Cow' Cartoon Caption Winners
Edge Editors, Dark Reading
What can cows possibly have to do with cybersecurity?
By Edge Editors Dark Reading, 4/7/2020
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How Do I Make Sure My Work-From-Home Users Install Updates?
Kurtis Minder, CEO GroupSense
Most enterprise endpoint solutions will support policies to enforce recommended updates.
By Kurtis Minder, CEO of GroupSense: For corporate assets, most enterprise endpoint solutions will support policies to enforce the recommended updates for those machines. , 4/7/2020
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Mature DevOps Teams Are Secure DevOps Teams
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
New research shows the relationship between mature DevOps processes, secure applications, and happy developers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/7/2020
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The Coronavirus & Cybersecurity: 3 Areas of Exploitation
Robert R. Ackerman Jr., Founder & Managing Director, Allegis CapitalCommentary
Criminal, political, and strategic factors are combining to create a perfect storm of cyber infections that target the global supply chain.
By Robert R. Ackerman Jr. Founder & Managing Director, Allegis Capital, 4/7/2020
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71% of Security Pros See Threats Jump Since COVID-19 Outbreak
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Phishing is the top threat, followed by websites offering false information about the pandemic, malware, and ransomware attacks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/7/2020
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Using Application Telemetry to Reveal Insider & Evasive Threats
Andy Hawkins, Field CTOCommentary
Data from application processes and other systems leave a trail of threat crumbs that can be used to detect and shut down attacks.
By Andy Hawkins Field CTO, 4/7/2020
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COVID-19: Latest Security News & Commentary
Dark Reading Staff, News
Check out Dark Reading's updated, exclusive news and commentary surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/7/2020
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9 Security Podcasts Worth Tuning In To
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
Recommendations for podcasts discussing news, trends, guidance, and stories across the cybersecurity industry.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/7/2020
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CVE-2020-11655
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-09
SQLite through 3.31.1 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (segmentation fault) via a malformed window-function query because the AggInfo object's initialization is mishandled.
CVE-2020-11656
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-09
In SQLite through 3.31.1, the ALTER TABLE implementation has a use-after-free, as demonstrated by an ORDER BY clause that belongs to a compound SELECT statement.
CVE-2019-20637
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-08
An issue was discovered in Varnish Cache before 6.0.5 LTS, 6.1.x and 6.2.x before 6.2.2, and 6.3.x before 6.3.1. It does not clear a pointer between the handling of one client request and the next request within the same connection. This sometimes causes information to be disclosed from the connecti...
CVE-2020-11650
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-08
An issue was discovered in iXsystems FreeNAS 11.2 and 11.3 before 11.3-U1. It allows a denial of service.
CVE-2020-11653
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-08
An issue was discovered in Varnish Cache before 6.0.6 LTS, 6.1.x and 6.2.x before 6.2.3, and 6.3.x before 6.3.2. It occurs when communication with a TLS termination proxy uses PROXY version 2. There can be an assertion failure and daemon restart, which causes a performance loss.
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Data breaches and regulations have forced organizations to pay closer attention to the security incident response function. However, security leaders may be overestimating their ability to detect and respond to security incidents. Read this report to find out more.
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