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Microsoft Exchange Server Exploits Hit Retail, Government, Education
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Mandiant researchers identify a range of victims affected in attacks targeting newly reported Microsoft Exchange Server vulnerabilities.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/5/2021
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Microsoft Adopted an 'Aggressive' Strategy for Sharing SolarWinds Attack Intel
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Rob Lefferts, corporate vice president for Microsoft 365 Security in Security and Compliance, explains the company's approach to keeping its customers and the industry apprised and updated on its findings from the now-infamous attack.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 3/5/2021
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5 Ways Social Engineers Crack Into Human Beings
Joan Goodchild, Contributing Writer
These common human traits are the basic ingredients in the con-man's recipe for trickery.
By Joan Goodchild Contributing Writer, 3/5/2021
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Realistic Patch Management Tips, Post-SolarWinds
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Patch management and testing are different, exactly the same, and completely out of hand. Here are tips from the experts on how to wrangle patches in a time of malicious software updates.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 3/5/2021
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On International Women's Day 2021, Does the 'Rule of Steve' Still Apply? Yes.
Maxine Holt, Research Director, OmdiaCommentary
On International Women's Day 2021, gender diversity has improved in cybersecurity, but there is still a long way to go.
By Maxine Holt Research Director, Omdia, 3/5/2021
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Make Sure That Stimulus Check Lands in the Right Bank Account
Tom Pendergast, Chief Learning Officer at MediaPROCommentary
If you haven't already, it's time to build trust relationships with your financial institutions, using strong security, privacy protections and secure, unique user credentials.
By Tom Pendergast Chief Learning Officer at MediaPRO, 3/5/2021
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Business Apps Spoofed in 45% of Impersonation Attacks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Business-related applications like those from Microsoft, Zoom, and DocuSign are most often impersonated in brand phishing attacks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/4/2021
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Healthcare Still Seeing High Level of Attacker Activity
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Interest in vaccines is driving all sorts of activity, reports say, from vaccine-specific phishing to growing bot traffic on healthcare sites.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 3/4/2021
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Microsoft, FireEye Uncover More Malware Used in the SolarWinds Campaign
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Newly discovered tools were designed for late-stage use after the attackers had already established a relatively firm presence on a breached network, vendors say.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 3/4/2021
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John McAfee Charged in 'Pump & Dump' Cryptocurrency Scheme
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Justice officials claim antivirus founder and associate fraudulently promoted altcoins via Twitter.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/4/2021
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Secure Laptops & the Enterprise of the Future
Arun Subbarao, Vice President of Engineering, Lynx Software TechnologiesCommentary
The enterprise of the future will depend upon organizations' ability to extend the company firewall to everywhere people are working.
By Arun Subbarao Vice President of Engineering, Lynx Software Technologies, 3/4/2021
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New Social Security Scam Spoofs Government Badges
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Criminals text or email photos of fake government identification badges to trick people into sending money.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/4/2021
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Qualys Is the Latest Victim of Accellion Data Breach
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Security vendor confirms attackers exploited a previously disclosed vulnerability in the enterprise firewall technology to breach its network.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 3/4/2021
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Why We Need More Blue Team Voices at the Table
Jerry Gamblin, Principal Security Engineer, Kenna SecurityCommentary
The red team draws attention, but the blue team has the expertise to keep networks secure day in and day out.
By Jerry Gamblin Principal Security Engineer, Kenna Security, 3/4/2021
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Intel: More Than 90% of Our Vulnerabilities Found via Research
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Internal research and external bug-bounty programs combined to discover the vast majority of reported security issues in the company's software.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 3/3/2021
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More Details Emerge on the Microsoft Exchange Server Attacks
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The attacks seem more widespread than initially reported, researchers say, and a look at why the Microsoft Exchange Server zero-days patched this week are so dangerous.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 3/3/2021
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Okta to Buy Rival Auth0
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The deal, valued at $6.5 billion, will bring together competitors in the identity management space.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/3/2021
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CISA to Federal Agencies: Immediately Patch or 'Disconnect' Microsoft Exchange Servers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The US Department of Homeland Security agency's new emergency directive comes in the wake of major zero-day attacks on email servers revealed by Microsoft this week.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/3/2021
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How SolarWinds Busted Up Our Assumptions About Code Signing
Dr. Jethro Beekman, Technical DirectorCommentary
With so much automation in code writing process, results are rarely double-checked, which opens the door to vulnerabilities and downright danger.
By Dr. Jethro Beekman Technical Director, 3/3/2021
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Design, Security, Tech Is the New Stack You Should Be Building
Sathish Muthukrishnan, Chief Information, Data and Digital Officer, AllyCommentary
Instead of different departments managing information systems, Ally Financial has combined data, digitization, security, and design into a single "stack" of human resources.
By Sathish Muthukrishnan Chief Information, Data and Digital Officer, Ally, 3/3/2021
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PUBLISHED: 2021-03-05
The Blog module in Kentico CMS 5.5 R2 build 5.5.3996 allows SQL injection via the tagname parameter.
CVE-2021-28042
PUBLISHED: 2021-03-05
Deutsche Post Mailoptimizer 4.3 before 2020-11-09 allows Directory Traversal via a crafted ZIP archive to the Upload feature or the MO Connect component. This can lead to remote code execution.
CVE-2021-28041
PUBLISHED: 2021-03-05
ssh-agent in OpenSSH before 8.5 has a double free that may be relevant in a few less-common scenarios, such as unconstrained agent-socket access on a legacy operating system, or the forwarding of an agent to an attacker-controlled host.
CVE-2021-3377
PUBLISHED: 2021-03-05
The npm package ansi_up converts ANSI escape codes into HTML. In ansi_up v4, ANSI escape codes can be used to create HTML hyperlinks. Due to insufficient URL sanitization, this feature is affected by a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability. This issue is fixed in v5.0.0.
CVE-2021-3420
PUBLISHED: 2021-03-05
A flaw was found in newlib in versions prior to 4.0.0. Improper overflow validation in the memory allocation functions mEMALIGn, pvALLOc, nano_memalign, nano_valloc, nano_pvalloc could case an integer overflow, leading to an allocation of a small buffer and then to a heap-based buffer overflow.
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