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Attackers Seek New Strategies to Improve Macros' Effectiveness
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The ubiquity of Microsoft Office document formats means attackers will continue to use them to spread malware and infect systems.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 5/5/2021
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Gap Between Security and Networking Teams May Hinder Tech Projects
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Professionals in each field describe a poor working relationship between the two teams
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/5/2021
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DoD Lets Researchers Target All Publicly Accessible Info Systems
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The Department of Defense expands its vulnerability disclosure program to include a broad range of new targets.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/5/2021
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Wanted: The (Elusive) Cybersecurity 'All-Star'
Steve Zurier, Contributing WriterNews
Separate workforce studies by (ISC) and ISACA point to the need for security departments to work with existing staff to identify needs and bring entry-level people into the field.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 5/5/2021
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Debating Law Enforcement's Role in the Fight Against Cybercrime
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
The FBI's action to remove Web shells from compromised Microsoft Exchange Servers sparks a broader discussion about officials' response to cyberattacks.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/5/2021
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Will 2021 Mark the End of World Password Day?
Jake Madders, Director, Hyve Managed HostingCommentary
We might be leaving the world of mandatory asterisks and interrobangs behind for good.
By Jake Madders Director, Hyve Managed Hosting, 5/5/2021
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Newer Generic Top-Level Domains a Security 'Nuisance'
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Ten years of passive DNS data shows classic TLDs such as .com and .net dominate newer TLDs in popularity and use.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 5/4/2021
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Apple Issues Patches for Webkit Security Flaws
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The vulnerabilities may already be under active attack, Apple says in an advisory.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/4/2021
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Planning Our Passwordless Future
Samuel Greengard, Freelance Writer
All the talk that passwords could one day go away seemed too good to be true, yet the scales are finally started to tip to a passwordless reality. (Part one of a two-part series.)
By Samuel Greengard Freelance Writer, 5/4/2021
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Hundreds of Millions of Dell Computers Potentially Vulnerable to Attack
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Hardware maker has issued an update to fix multiple critical privilege escalation vulnerabilities that have gone undetected since 2009.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 5/4/2021
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Raytheon: Supply Chain, Ransomware, Zero Trust Biggest Security Priorities
Dark Reading Staff, Commentary
SPONSORED CONTENT: While organizations may be more vulnerable than ever to supply chain attacks and ransomware, they can look to Zero Trust frameworks to keep their users and data safe, says Jon Check, senior director in Raytheon's cyber protection solutions unit.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/4/2021
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More Companies Adopting DevOps & Agile for Security
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Measures of programming speed, security, and automation have all significantly increased in the past year, GitLab's latest survey finds.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 5/4/2021
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Scripps Health Responds to Cyberattack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The health care system says it has suspended access to patient portals and other applications related to operations at Scripps facilities.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/4/2021
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Can Organizations Secure Remote Workers for the Long Haul?
Ian Pratt, Global head of Security for Personal Systems at HP Inc.Commentary
By focusing on protection instead of detection, organizations can defend against targeted attacks without compromising security or productivity.
By Ian Pratt Global head of Security for Personal Systems at HP Inc., 5/4/2021
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It's Time to Ditch Celebrity Cybersecurity
Mieng Lim, VP of Product Management at Digital Defense By HelpSystemsCommentary
High-profile attacks and solutions are shiny objects that can distract from the defenses that afford the greatest protection.
By Mieng Lim VP of Product Management at Digital Defense By HelpSystems, 5/4/2021
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Researchers Explore Active Directory Attack Vectors
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Incident responders who investigate attacks targeting Active Directory discuss methods used to gain entry, elevate privileges, and control target systems.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/3/2021
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Name That Edge Toon: Magical May
John Klossner, Cartoonist
Feeling creative? Submit your caption in the comments, and our panel of experts will reward the winner with a $25 Amazon gift card.
By John Klossner Cartoonist, 5/3/2021
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Imperva to Buy API Security Firm CloudVector
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The deal is intended to expand Imperva's API security portfolio, officials say.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/3/2021
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Buer Malware Variant Rewritten in Rust Programming Language
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Researchers suggest a few reasons why operators rewrote Buer in an entirely new language
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/3/2021
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Researchers Find Bugs Using Single-Codebase Inconsistencies
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
A Northeastern University research team finds code defects -- and some vulnerabilities -- by detecting when programmers used different code snippets to perform the same functions.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 5/3/2021
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