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2020 Cybersecurity Holiday Gift Guide for Kids
Cybersecurity in the Biden Administration: Experts Weigh In
Google Security Researcher Develops 'Zero-Click' Exploit for iOS Flaw
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Flash Dies but Warning Signs Persist: A Eulogy for Tech's Terrible Security Precedent
Rotem Iram, Founder & CEO, At-BayCommentary
Flash will be gone by the end of the year, but the ecosystem that allowed it to become a software security serial killer is ready to let it happen again.
By Rotem Iram Founder & CEO, At-Bay, 12/4/2020
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Potential Nation-State Actor Targets COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Chain
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Companies involved in technologies for keeping vaccines cold enough for safe storage and transportation are being targeted in a sophisticated spear-phishing campaign, IBM says.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 12/3/2020
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TrickBot's New Tactic Threatens Firmware
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A newly discovered module checks machines for flaws in the UEFI/BIOS firmware so malware can evade detection and persist on a device.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/3/2020
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Researchers Discover New Obfuscation-As-a-Service Platform
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing WriterNews
Researchers detail how a Android APK obfuscation service automates detection evasion for highly malicious apps.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 12/3/2020
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Common Container Manager Is Vulnerable to Dangerous Exploit
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Container manager vulnerability is one of several weaknesses and vulnerabilities recently disclosed for Docker.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/3/2020
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Cloud Security Threats for 2021
Or Azarzar, CTO & Co-Founder of LightspinCommentary
Most of these issues can be remediated, but many users and administrators don't find out about them until it's too late.
By Or Azarzar CTO & Co-Founder of Lightspin, 12/3/2020
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US Officials Take Action Against 2,300 Money Mules
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Eight federal law enforcement agencies participated in the Money Mule Initiative, a global crackdown on money laundering.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/3/2020
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Researchers Bypass Next-Generation Endpoint Protection
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Machine learning-based products can be tricked to classify malware as a legitimate file, new findings show.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 12/3/2020
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From FUD to Fix: Why the CISO-Vendor Partnership Needs to Change Now
Michele Commentary
CISOs and their staffs are up against too many systems, screens, and alerts, with too few solutions to effectively address pain points.
By Michele "MB" Bettencourt Executive Chairperson, Corelight, 12/3/2020
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Google Security Researcher Develops 'Zero-Click' Exploit for iOS Flaw
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
A new patched memory corruption vulnerability in Apple's AWDL protocol can be used to take over iOS devices that are in close proximity to an attacker.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 12/3/2020
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Open Source Flaws Take Years to Find But Just a Month to Fix
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Companies need to embrace automation and dependency tracking to keep software secure, GitHub says in its annual security report.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 12/2/2020
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Cybersecurity in the Biden Administration: Experts Weigh In
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Security pros and former government employees share their expectations and concerns for the new administration and their hope for a "return to normal."
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/2/2020
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FBI: BEC Scammers Could Abuse Email Auto-Forwarding
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Private Industry Notification warns of the role email auto-forwarding could be used in business email compromise attacks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/2/2020
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Loyal Employee ... or Cybercriminal Accomplice?
Pam Baker, Contributing Writer
Can the bad guys' insider recruitment methods be reverse-engineered to reveal potential insider threats? Let's take a look.
By Pam Baker Contributing Writer, 12/2/2020
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Automated Pen Testing: Can It Replace Humans?
Alex Haynes, Chief Information Security Officer, CDLCommentary
These tools have come a long way, but are they far enough along to make human pen testers obsolete?
By Alex Haynes Chief Information Security Officer, CDL, 12/2/2020
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Security Slipup Exposes Health Records & Lab Results
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
NTreatment failed to add password protection to a cloud server, exposing thousands of sensitive medical records online.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/2/2020
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Why I'd Take Good IT Hygiene Over Security's Latest Silver Bullet
Avi Shua, Co-Founder, Orca SecurityCommentary
Bells and whistles are great, but you can stay safer by focusing on correct configurations, posture management, visibility, and patching.
By Avi Shua Co-Founder, Orca Security, 12/2/2020
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Free Mobile App Measures Your Personal Cyber Risk
Steve Zurier, Contributing WriterNews
New app for Android and Apple iOS uses an algorithm co-developed with MIT to gauge security posture on an ongoing basis.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 12/2/2020
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Unmanaged Devices Heighten Risks for School Networks
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Gaming consoles, Wi-Fi Pineapples, and building management systems are among many devices Armis says it discovered on K12 school networks.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 12/1/2020
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Inside North Korea's Rapid Evolution to Cyber Superpower
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers examine North Korea's rapid evolution from destructive campaigns to complex and efficient cyber operations.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/1/2020
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CVE-2020-29565
PUBLISHED: 2020-12-04
An issue was discovered in OpenStack Horizon before 15.3.2, 16.x before 16.2.1, 17.x and 18.x before 18.3.3, 18.4.x, and 18.5.x. There is a lack of validation of the "next" parameter, which would allow someone to supply a malicious URL in Horizon that can cause an automatic redirect to the...
CVE-2020-5675
PUBLISHED: 2020-12-04
Out-of-bounds read issue in GT21 model of GOT2000 series (GT2107-WTBD all versions, GT2107-WTSD all versions, GT2104-RTBD all versions, GT2104-PMBD all versions, and GT2103-PMBD all versions), GS21 model of GOT series (GS2110-WTBD all versions and GS2107-WTBD all versions), and Tension Controller LE...
CVE-2020-29562
PUBLISHED: 2020-12-04
The iconv function in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) 2.30 to 2.32, when converting UCS4 text containing an irreversible character, fails an assertion in the code path and aborts the program, potentially resulting in a denial of service.
CVE-2020-28916
PUBLISHED: 2020-12-04
hw/net/e1000e_core.c in QEMU 5.0.0 has an infinite loop via an RX descriptor with a NULL buffer address.
CVE-2020-29561
PUBLISHED: 2020-12-04
An issue was discovered in SonicBOOM riscv-boom 3.0.0. For LR, it does not avoid acquiring a reservation in the case where a load translates successfully but still generates an exception.
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