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Nation-State Attacks Force a New Paradigm: Patching as Incident Response
Fred Langston, Executive Vice President of Professional Services and Co-Founder, CI SecurityCommentary
IT no longer has the luxury of thoroughly testing critical vulnerability patches before rolling them out.
By Fred Langston Executive Vice President of Professional Services and Co-Founder, CI Security, 4/15/2021
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Malicious PowerShell Use, Attacks on Office 365 Accounts Surged in Q4
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
There was also a sharp increase in overall malware volumes in the fourth quarter of 2020, COVID-19 related attack activity, and mobile malware, new data shows.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 4/15/2021
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Thycotic & Centrify Merge to Form Cloud Identity Security Firm
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The combined entity will expand on both companies' privileged access management tools and expects to debut a new brand this year.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/14/2021
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CISA Urges Caution for Security Researchers Targeted in Attack Campaign
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The agency urges researchers to take precautions amid an ongoing targeted threat campaign.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/14/2021
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FBI Operation Remotely Removes Web Shells From Exchange Servers
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A court order authorized the FBI to remove malicious Web shells from hundreds of vulnerable machines running on-premises Exchange Server.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/14/2021
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The CISO Life Is Half as Good
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Lora Vaughn was at a crossroads -- and that was before mandated pandemic lockdowns came into play. Here's her story of how life got sweeter after she stepped away from the CISO job.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 4/14/2021
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Bolstering Our Nation's Defenses Against Cybersecurity Attacks
Shawn Henry, CrowdStrike president of services and CSOCommentary
Shawn Henry, former Executive Assistant Director of the FBI and current CrowdStrike president of services and CSO, shares the top three cybersecurity priorities that the Biden administration needs to address.
By Shawn Henry CrowdStrike president of services and CSO, 4/14/2021
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Dependency Problems Increase for Open Source Components
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The number of components in the average application rose 77% over two years. No wonder, then, that 84% of codebases have at least one vulnerability.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 4/14/2021
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DNS Vulnerabilities Expose Millions of Internet-Connected Devices to Attack
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Researchers uncover a fresh set of nine vulnerabilities in four TCP/IP stacks that are widely used in everything from powerful servers and firewalls to consumer IoT products.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 4/13/2021
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NSA Alerted Microsoft to New Exchange Server Vulnerabilities
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Microsoft today patched 114 CVEs to address the Exchange Server flaws, more than 50 remote code execution vulnerabilities, and one zero-day.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/13/2021
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Compromised Microsoft Exchange Server Used to Host Cryptominer
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Researchers say an unknown attacker is targeting vulnerable Exchange Servers with a payload hosted on a compromised Exchange Server.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/13/2021
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Global Dwell Time Drops as Ransomware Attacks Accelerate
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The length of time attackers remain undiscovered in a target network has fallen to 24 days, researchers report, but ransomware plays a role.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/13/2021
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Dark Reading to Upgrade Site Design, Performance
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, Commentary
Improvements will make site content easier to navigate, faster, and more functional.
By Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading , 4/13/2021
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5 Objectives for Establishing an API-First Security Strategy
Ryan Nolette, Technical Security Lead at PostmanCommentary
With APIs predicted to be the most common attack vector by 2022, an API-first security strategy is critical now more than ever.
By Ryan Nolette Technical Security Lead at Postman, 4/13/2021
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Clear & Present Danger: Data Hoarding Undermines Better Security
Elissa M. Redmiles, Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Software SystemsCommentary
Facebook and Google can identify patterns of attack within their own data, but smaller businesses rarely see enough traffic to successfully identify an attack or warn users.
By Elissa M. Redmiles Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, 4/13/2021
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Biden Nominates Former NSA Officials for Top Cybersecurity Roles
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
President Biden has nominated Jen Easterly as the new director of CISA and is expected to nominate Chris Inglis as the first national cyber director.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/12/2021
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Microsoft Warns of Malware Delivery via Google URLs
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new campaign abuses legitimate website contact forms to send URLs that ultimately deliver the IcedID banking Trojan.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/12/2021
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Federal Reserve Chairman Says Cyber-Risk a Top Threat to National Economy
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Jerome Powell tells 60 Minutes that cyberattacks have the potential to do major damage to US financial system.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/12/2021
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Microsoft Uses Machine Learning to Predict Attackers' Next Steps
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Researchers build a model to attribute attacks to specific groups based on tactics, techniques, and procedures, and then figure out their next move.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 4/12/2021
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New Malware Downloader Spotted in Targeted Campaigns
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Saint Bot is being used to drop stealers on compromised systems but could be used to deliver any malware.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 4/12/2021
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CVE-2021-0488
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-15
In pb_write of pb_encode.c, there is a possible out of bounds write due to a missing bounds check. This could lead to local escalation of privilege with System execution privileges needed. User interaction is not needed for exploitation.Product: AndroidVersions: Android kernelAndroid ID: A-178754781
CVE-2021-27129
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-15
CASAP Automated Enrollment System version 1.0 contains a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability through the Students > Edit > ROUTE parameter.
CVE-2021-27544
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-15
Cross Site Scripting (XSS) in the "add-services.php" component of PHPGurukul Beauty Parlour Management System v1.0 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by injecting arbitrary HTML into the "sername" parameter.
CVE-2021-27545
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-15
SQL Injection in the "add-services.php" component of PHPGurukul Beauty Parlour Management System v1.0 allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive database information by injecting SQL commands into the "sername" parameter.
CVE-2020-7270
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-15
Exposure of Sensitive Information in the web interface in McAfee Advanced Threat Defense (ATD) prior to 4.12.2 allows remote authenticated users to view sensitive unencrypted information via a carefully crafted HTTP request parameter. The risk is partially mitigated if your ATD instances are deploye...
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