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Latest Version of TrickBot Employs Clever New Obfuscation Trick
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
The malware takes advantage of how the Windows command line interpreter works to try and slip past anti-detection tools, Huntress Labs says.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 11/24/2020
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Baidu Apps Leaked Location Data, Machine Learning Reveals
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Several apps available on the Google Play Store, including two made by Chinese Internet giant Baidu, leaked information about the phone's hardware and location without the user's knowledge, research finds.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/24/2020
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How Ransomware Defense is Evolving With Ransomware Attacks
Joan Goodchild, Contributing Writer
As data exfiltration threats and bigger ransom requests become the norm, security professionals are advancing from the basic "keep good backups" advice.
By Joan Goodchild Contributing Writer, 11/24/2020
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CISA Warns of Holiday Online Shopping Scams
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The agency urges shoppers to be cautious of fraudulent websites, unsolicited emails, and unencrypted financial transactions.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/24/2020
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Alexa, Disarm the Victim's Home Security System
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Researchers who last year hacked popular voice assistants with laser pointers take their work to the next level.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 11/24/2020
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Cloud Security Startup Lightspin Emerges From Stealth
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The startup, founded by former white-hat hackers, has secured a $4 million seed round to close security gaps in cloud environments.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/24/2020
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US Treasury's OFAC Ransomware Advisory: Navigating the Gray Areas
Jason Bevis & Kevin Adams-Romano, VP of Awake Labs / Incident Response Specialist at Awake SecurityCommentary
Leveraging the right response strategy, following the regulations, and understanding the ransom entity are the fundamentals in any ransomware outbreak.
By Jason Bevis & Kevin Adams-Romano VP of Awake Labs / Incident Response Specialist at Awake Security, 11/24/2020
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What's in Store for Privacy in 2021
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Changes are coming to the privacy landscape, including more regulations and technologies.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/24/2020
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Printers' Cybersecurity Threats Too Often Ignored
Shivaun Albright, Chief Technologist of Print Security, HP Inc.Commentary
Remote workforce heightens the need to protect printing systems against intrusion and compromise.
By Shivaun Albright Chief Technologist of Print Security, HP Inc., 11/24/2020
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Security Researchers Sound Alarm on Smart Doorbells
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
A new analysis of 11 relatively inexpensive video doorbells uncovered high-risk vulnerabilities in all of them.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 11/23/2020
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As 'Anywhere Work' Evolves, Security Will Be Key Challenge
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Companies should plan their future workforce model now, so they have time to implement the necessary tools, including cybersecurity and seamless remote access, a Forrester report says.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/23/2020
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Ransomware Grows Easier to Spread, Harder to Block
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers illustrate the evolution toward more complete and effective ransomware attacks designed to cripple target organizations.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/23/2020
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Evidence-Based Trust Gets Black Hat Europe Spotlight
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
An FPGA-based system could change the balance of power between hardware attackers and defenders within IT security.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 11/23/2020
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Manchester United Suffers Cyberattack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Premier League soccer club says the attack didn't affect its website and app, and it doesn't appears to have exposed any fan or customer data either.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/23/2020
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Chinese APT Group Returns to Target Catholic Church & Diplomatic Groups
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
APT group TA416 reemerges with new changes to its documented tool sets so it can continue launching espionage campaigns.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/23/2020
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3 Steps CISOs Can Take to Convey Strategy for Budget Presentations
Vinay Sridhara, CTO at BalbixCommentary
Answering these questions will help CISOs define a plan and take the organization in a positive direction.
By Vinay Sridhara CTO at Balbix, 11/23/2020
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How Retailers Can Fight Fraud and Abuse This Holiday Season
Sunil Potti, General Manager and Vice President, Google Cloud SecurityCommentary
Online shopping will be more popular than ever with consumers... and with malicious actors too.
By Sunil Potti General Manager and Vice President, Google Cloud Security, 11/23/2020
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10 Undergraduate Security Degree Programs to Explore
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
Colleges and universities are ramping up cybersecurity education with a wider range of degree programs and more resources for students to build their infosec careers.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/23/2020
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Facebook Messenger Flaw Enabled Spying on Android Callees
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A critical flaw in Facebook Messenger on Android would let someone start an audio or video call without the victim's knowledge.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/20/2020
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How Industrial IoT Security Can Catch Up With OT/IT Convergence
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Ransomware can easily make a connection between IT and OT already. How can blue teams do the same?
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 11/20/2020
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CVE-2020-29071
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-25
An XSS issue was found in the Shares feature of LiquidFiles before 3.3.19. The issue arises from the insecure rendering of HTML files uploaded to the platform as attachments, when the -htmlview URL is directly accessed. The impact ranges from executing commands as root on the server to retrieving se...
CVE-2020-29072
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-25
A Cross-Site Script Inclusion vulnerability was found on LiquidFiles before 3.3.19. This client-side attack requires user interaction (opening a link) and successful exploitation could lead to encrypted e-mail content leakage via messages/sent?format=js and popup?format=js.
CVE-2020-26241
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-25
Go Ethereum, or "Geth", is the official Golang implementation of the Ethereum protocol. This is a Consensus vulnerability in Geth before version 1.9.17 which can be used to cause a chain-split where vulnerable nodes reject the canonical chain. Geth's pre-compiled dataCopy (at 0x00...04) co...
CVE-2020-26242
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-25
Go Ethereum, or "Geth", is the official Golang implementation of the Ethereum protocol. In Geth before version 1.9.18, there is a Denial-of-service (crash) during block processing. This is fixed in 1.9.18.
CVE-2020-26240
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-25
Go Ethereum, or "Geth", is the official Golang implementation of the Ethereum protocol. An ethash mining DAG generation flaw in Geth before version 1.9.24 could cause miners to erroneously calculate PoW in an upcoming epoch (estimated early January, 2021). This happened on the ETC chain on...
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