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Why North Korea Excels in Cybercrime
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & COO of Link11Commentary
North Korea is laser-focused on boosting its cyber capabilities, and it's doing a remarkable job of it.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & COO of Link11, 1/22/2021
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DreamBus, FreakOut Botnets Pose New Threat to Linux Systems
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Researchers from Zscaler and Check Point describe botnets as designed for DDoS attacks, cryptocurrency mining, and other malicious purposes.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 1/21/2021
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Breach Data Shows Attackers Switched Gears in 2020
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Attackers focused more on ransomware, while the consolidation of data into large databases led to fewer reported breaches but more records leaked.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 1/21/2021
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Attackers Leave Stolen Credentials Searchable on Google
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Operators behind a global phishing campaign inadvertently left thousands of stolen credentials accessible via Google Search.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/21/2021
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Cloud Jacking: The Bold New World of Enterprise Cybersecurity
Bernie Brode, Nano Product ResearcherCommentary
Increased reliance on cloud computing puts more weight on robust authentication systems to protect data against hijackers.
By Bernie Brode Nano Product Researcher, 1/21/2021
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7 Steps to Secure a WordPress Site
Steve Zurier, Contributing Writer
Many companies operate under the assumption that their WordPress sites are secure -- and that couldn't be anything further from the truth.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 1/21/2021
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Hacker Pig Latin: A Base64 Primer for Security Analysts
Daniel Smallwood, Senior Threat Research Engineer, IronNet
The Base64 encoding scheme is often used to hide the plaintext elements in the early stages of an attack that can't be concealed under the veil of encryption. Here's how to see through its tricks.
By Daniel Smallwood Senior Threat Research Engineer, IronNet, 1/21/2021
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Rethinking IoT Security: It's Not About the Devices
May Wang, Senior Distinguished Engineer at Palo Alto NetworksCommentary
Keeping IoT safe in the future will require securing the networks themselves. Focusing on the devices is a never-ending battle that will only become more burdensome.
By May Wang Senior Distinguished Engineer at Palo Alto Networks, 1/21/2021
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Microsoft Releases New Info on SolarWinds Attack Chain
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Threat actors went to elaborate lengths to maintain operational security around second-stage payload activation, company says.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 1/20/2021
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SolarWinds Attack, Cyber Supply Chain Among Priorities for Biden Administration
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
During Senate confirmation hearings, the nominees for Secretary of Homeland Security and Director of National Intelligence pledged to focus on cybersecurity.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 1/20/2021
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Tips for a Bulletproof War Room Strategy
Lee Chieffalo, Technical Director of Cybersecurity Operations at ViasatCommentary
The techniques used in real-world combat apply in cybersecurity operations, except that instead of bullets flying downrange, it's packets.
By Lee Chieffalo Technical Director of Cybersecurity Operations at Viasat, 1/20/2021
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Vulnerabilities in Popular DNS Software Allow Poisoning
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Seven flaws in DNSMasq have limited impact, but in combination they could be chained to create a multistaged attack.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 1/19/2021
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Microsoft to Launch 'Enforcement Mode' for Zerologon Flaw
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Enforcement mode for the Netlogon Domain Controller will be enabled by default with the Feb. 9 security update.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/19/2021
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SolarWinds Attack Underscores 'New Dimension' in Cyber-Espionage Tactics
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Meanwhile, Malwarebytes is the latest victim, Symantec discovers a fourth piece of malware used in the massive attack campaign, and FireEye Mandiant releases a free tool to help spot signs of the attack.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/19/2021
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4 Intriguing Email Attacks Detected by AI in 2020
Edge Editors, Dark Reading
Here's to the sneakiest of the sneaky. These clever phishing messages -- that standard validation measures often missed -- deserve proper dishonor. (Sponsored)
By Edge Editors Dark Reading, 1/19/2021
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The Most Pressing Concerns Facing CISOs Today
John Worrall, Chief Executive Officer at ZeroNorthCommentary
Building security into the software development life cycle creates more visibility, but CISOs still need stay on top of any serious threats on the horizon, even if they are largely unknown.
By John Worrall Chief Executive Officer at ZeroNorth, 1/19/2021
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A Security Practitioner's Guide to Encrypted DNS
Jamie Brim, Corelight Security ResearcherCommentary
Best practices for a shifting visibility landscape.
By Jamie Brim Corelight Security Researcher, 1/19/2021
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NSA Appoints Rob Joyce as Cyber Director
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Joyce has long worked in US cybersecurity leadership, most recently serving as the NSA's top representative in the UK.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/15/2021
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Successful Malware Incidents Rise as Attackers Shift Tactics
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
As employees moved to working from home and on mobile devices, attackers followed them and focused on weekend attacks, a security firm says.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 1/15/2021
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By John Klossner Cartoonist, 1/15/2021
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This affects all versions of package jquery-ui; all versions of package org.fujion.webjars:jquery-ui. When the "dialog" is injected into an HTML tag more than once, the browser and the application may crash.
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Hyweb HyCMS-J1's API fail to filter POST request parameters. Remote attackers can inject SQL syntax and execute commands without privilege.
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Hyweb HyCMS-J1 backend editing function does not filter special characters. Users after log-in can inject JavaScript syntax to perform a stored XSS (Stored Cross-site scripting) attack.
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Kubernetes Secrets Store CSI Driver Vault Plugin prior to v0.0.6, Azure Plugin prior to v0.0.10, and GCP Plugin prior to v0.2.0 allow an attacker who can create specially-crafted SecretProviderClass objects to write to arbitrary file paths on the host filesystem, including /var/lib/kubelet/pods.
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PUBLISHED: 2021-01-21
Kubernetes Secrets Store CSI Driver versions v0.0.15 and v0.0.16 allow an attacker who can modify a SecretProviderClassPodStatus/Status resource the ability to write content to the host filesystem and sync file contents to Kubernetes Secrets. This includes paths under var/lib/kubelet/pods that conta...
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