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Botnet Infects Hundreds of Thousands of Websites
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Neural Networks Help Users Pick More-Secure Passwords
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Typically, blocklists are used to prevent users from picking easily guessable patterns, but a small neural network can do the same job and suggests that complex password requirements are not necessary.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 10/26/2020
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Cybercriminals Extort Psychotherapy Patients Following Vastaamo Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
An attacker is running a Tor site to leak the session notes of 300 patients at Vastaamo, a Finnish psychotherapy facility.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/26/2020
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New Report Links Cybersecurity and Sustainability
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Some have also created the role of chief sustainability officer, according to Kaspersky.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/26/2020
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Teach Your Employees Well: How to Spot Smishing & Vishing Scams
Jennifer Bosavage, Editor In Chief, Solution Providers for Retail
One of the best ways to keep employees from falling victim to these social-engineering attacks is to teach them the signs.
By Jennifer Bosavage Editor In Chief, Solution Providers for Retail, 10/26/2020
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Microsoft's Kubernetes Threat Matrix: Here's What's Missing
Gadi Naor, CTO and Co-Founder, AlcideCommentary
With a fuller picture of the Kubernetes threat matrix, security teams can begin to implement mitigation strategies to protect their cluster from threats.
By Gadi Naor CTO and Co-Founder, Alcide, 10/26/2020
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The Story of McAfee: How the Security Giant Arrived at a Second IPO
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Industry watchers explore the story of McAfee, from its founding in 1987, to its spinoff from Intel, to how it's keeping up with competitors.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/26/2020
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US Treasury Sanctions Russian Institution Linked to Triton Malware
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Triton, also known as TRISIS and HatMan, was developed to target and manipulate industrial control systems, the US Treasury reports.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/23/2020
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Cybercriminals Could be Coming After Your Coffee
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Researchers show no IoT device is too small to fall victim to ransomware techniques.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/23/2020
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Flurry of Warnings Highlight Cyber Threats to US Elections
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
FBI and intelligence officials issue fresh warnings about election interference attempts by Iranian and Russian threat actors.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 10/23/2020
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COVID-19: Latest Security News & Commentary
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By Dark Reading Staff , 10/23/2020
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A Pause to Address 'Ethical Debt' of Facial Recognition
Mike Kiser, Global Security Advocate, Office of the CTO, SailPointCommentary
Ethical use will require some combination of consistent reporting, regulation, corporate responsibility, and adversarial technology.
By Mike Kiser Global Security Advocate, Office of the CTO, SailPoint, 10/23/2020
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Botnet Infects Hundreds of Thousands of Websites
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
KashmirBlack has been targeting popular content management systems, such as WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal, and using Dropbox and GitHub for communication to hide its presence.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 10/22/2020
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7 Mobile Browsers Vulnerable to Address-Bar Spoofing
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Flaws allow attackers to manipulate URLs users see on their mobile devices, Rapid7 says.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 10/22/2020
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Credential-Stuffing Attacks Plague Loyalty Programs
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing WriterNews
But that's not the only type of web attack cybercriminals have been profiting from.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 10/22/2020
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WordPress Plug-in Updated in Rare Forced Action
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Logonizer login security plug-in was automatically updated to patch a SQL injection vulnerability.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/22/2020
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8 New and Hot Cybersecurity Certifications for 2020
Joan Goodchild, Contributing Writer
While the usual security certs remain popular, interest in privacy skills and cloud experience are pushing new credentials into the market.
By Joan Goodchild Contributing Writer, 10/22/2020
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To Err Is Human: Misconfigurations & Employee Neglect Are a Fact of Life
Liviu Arsene, Global Cybersecurity Researcher at BitdefenderCommentary
The cyber kill chain is only as strong as its weakest link, so organizations should reinforce that link with a properly equipped dedicated security team.
By Liviu Arsene Global Cybersecurity Researcher at Bitdefender, 10/22/2020
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McAfee Raises $740M in Second IPO
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The security software giant and its investors sold 37 million shares priced at $20 each, putting McAfee's value around $8.6 billion.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/22/2020
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Need for 'Guardrails' in Cloud-Native Applications Intensifies
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
With more organizations shifting to cloud services in the pandemic, experts say the traditionally manual process of securing them will be replaced by automated tools in 2021 and beyond.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/22/2020
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Implementing Proactive Cyber Controls in OT: Myths vs. Reality
Michael Piccalo, Director, OT/ICS Systems Engineering, Forescout TechnologiesCommentary
Debunking the myths surrounding the implementation of proactive cyber controls in operational technology.
By Michael Piccalo Director, OT/ICS Systems Engineering, Forescout Technologies, 10/22/2020
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CVE-2018-21269
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-27
checkpath in OpenRC through 0.42.1 might allow local users to take ownership of arbitrary files because a non-terminal path component can be a symlink.
CVE-2020-27743
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-26
libtac in pam_tacplus through 1.5.1 lacks a check for a failure of RAND_bytes()/RAND_pseudo_bytes(). This could lead to use of a non-random/predictable session_id.
CVE-2020-1915
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-26
An out-of-bounds read in the JavaScript Interpreter in Facebook Hermes prior to commit 8cb935cd3b2321c46aa6b7ed8454d95c75a7fca0 allows attackers to cause a denial of service attack or possible further memory corruption via crafted JavaScript. Note that this is only exploitable if the application usi...
CVE-2020-26878
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-26
Ruckus through 1.5.1.0.21 is affected by remote command injection. An authenticated user can submit a query to the API (/service/v1/createUser endpoint), injecting arbitrary commands that will be executed as root user via web.py.
CVE-2020-26879
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-26
Ruckus vRioT through 1.5.1.0.21 has an API backdoor that is hardcoded into validate_token.py. An unauthenticated attacker can interact with the service API by using a backdoor value as the Authorization header.
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