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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
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
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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Exchange Exploitation: Not Dead Yet
John Hammond, Senior Security Researcher at HuntressCommentary
The mass exploitation of Exchange Servers has been a wake-up call, and it will take all parties playing in concert for the industry to react, respond, and recover.
By John Hammond Senior Security Researcher at Huntress, 5/10/2021
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How North Korean APT Kimsuky Is Evolving Its Tactics
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers find differences in Kimsuky's operations that lead them to divide the APT into two groups: CloudDragon and KimDragon.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/7/2021
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Most Organizations Feel More Vulnerable to Breaches Amid Pandemic
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
More than half of business see the need for significant long-term changes to IT due to COVID-19, research finds.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/7/2021
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FBI, NSA, CISA & NCSC Issue Joint Advisory on Russian SVR Activity
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The report provides additional details on tactics of Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service following public attribution of the group to last year's SolarWinds attack.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/7/2021
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The Edge Pro Quote: Password Empowerment
Edge Editors, Dark Reading
Despite being a pain in the neck, passwords may hold a psychological purpose that security pros should take into account.
By Edge Editors Dark Reading, 5/7/2021
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Defending Against Web Scraping Attacks
Rob Simon, Principal Security Consultant at TrustedSecCommentary
Web scraping attacks, like Facebook's recent data leak, can easily lead to more significant breaches.
By Rob Simon Principal Security Consultant at TrustedSec, 5/7/2021
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CVE-2020-27840
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-12
A flaw was found in samba. Spaces used in a string around a domain name (DN), while supposed to be ignored, can cause invalid DN strings with spaces to instead write a zero-byte into out-of-bounds memory, resulting in a crash. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to system availability.
CVE-2021-20202
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-12
A flaw was found in keycloak. Directories can be created prior to the Java process creating them in the temporary directory, but with wider user permissions, allowing the attacker to have access to the contents that keycloak stores in this directory. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to ...
CVE-2021-28649
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-12
An incorrect permission vulnerability in the product installer for Trend Micro HouseCall for Home Networks version 5.3.1179 and below could allow an attacker to escalate privileges by placing arbitrary code on a specified folder and have that code be executed by an Administrator who is running a sca...
CVE-2021-31519
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-12
An incorrect permission vulnerability in the product installer folders for Trend Micro HouseCall for Home Networks version 5.3.1179 and below could allow an attacker to escalate privileges by placing arbitrary code on a specified folder and have that code be executed by an Administrator who is runni...
CVE-2021-32607
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-12
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