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Better Business Bureau Warns of New Visa Scam
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Visa limitations due to the novel coronavirus have given rise to a wave of scams aimed at visa-seekers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/10/2020
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Can I Use the Same Security Tools on My IT and OT?
Edge Editors, Dark Reading
You can quit worrying about IT tools in the OT environment.
By Edge Editors Dark Reading, 8/10/2020
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Lock-Pickers Face an Uncertain Future Online
Seth Rosenblatt, Contributing WriterNews
Teaching the hardware hacker the skill of picking locks is evolving because of the pandemic's lockdown.
By Seth Rosenblatt Contributing Writer, 8/10/2020
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Q2 DDoS Attacks Triple Year Over Year: Report
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Distributed denial-of-service attacks have stayed consistently high throughout 2020, a shift from normal attack trends that researchers attribute to COVID-19.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/10/2020
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Vulnerability Prioritization: Are You Getting It Right?
David Habusha, VP of Product, WhiteSourceCommentary
Developers must find a way to zero in on the security vulns that present the most risk and quickly address them without slowing down the pace of development.
By David Habusha VP of Product, WhiteSource, 8/10/2020
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COVID-19: Latest Security News & Commentary
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By Dark Reading Staff , 8/10/2020
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Digital Clones Could Cause Problems for Identity Systems
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Three fundamental technologies -- chatbots, audio fakes, and deepfake videos -- have improved to the point that creating digital, real-time clones of people is merely a matter of integrating the systems.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 8/8/2020
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Reddit Attack Defaces Dozens of Channels
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The attack has defaced the channels with images and content supporting Donald Trump.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/7/2020
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Hacking the PLC via Its Engineering Software
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Researcher will demonstrate at DEF CON an emerging threat to industrial control networks.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/7/2020
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400+ Qualcomm Chip Vulnerabilities Threaten Millions of Android Phones
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Security researchers found hundreds of pieces of vulnerable code in the Qualcomm Snapdragon chips powering Android phones.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 8/7/2020
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Researcher Finds New Office Macro Attacks for MacOS
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Building successful macro attacks means getting past several layers of security, but a Black Hat speaker found a way through.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/7/2020
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BEC Campaigns Target Financial Execs via Office 365
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A series of business email compromise campaigns has been targeting executives of more than 1,000 companies, most recently in the US and Canada.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/7/2020
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IoT Security During COVID-19: What We've Learned & Where We're Going
Aamir Lakhani, Cybersecurity Researcher and Practitioner for FortiGuard LabsCommentary
Vigilance and ongoing training combined with an integrated security framework are key aspects of a successful strategy in the fight against the latest crop of pandemic opportunists.
By Aamir Lakhani Cybersecurity Researcher and Practitioner for FortiGuard Labs, 8/7/2020
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Getting to the Root: How Researchers Identify Zero-Days in the Wild
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Google Project Zero researcher Maddie Stone explains the importance of identifying flaws exploited in the wild and techniques used to do it.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 8/6/2020
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Researchers Create New Framework to Evaluate User Security Awareness
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Approaches based on questionnaires and self-evaluation are not always a good indicator of how well a user can mitigate social engineering threats.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 8/6/2020
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A Mix of Optimism and Pessimism for Security of the 2020 Election
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
DHS CISA's Christopher Krebs and Georgetown University's Matt Blaze at Black Hat USA give the lowdown on where things stand and what still needs to happen to protect the integrity of November's election.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/6/2020
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Dark Reading Video News Desk Returns to Black Hat
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
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By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/6/2020
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Where Dark Reading Goes Next
Dark Reading Staff, News
Dark Reading Editor-in-Chief gives a complete rundown of all the Dark Reading projects you might not even know about, his insight into the future of the security industry, and how we plan to cover it.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/6/2020
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On 'Invisible Salamanders' and Insecure Messages
Dark Reading Staff, News
Cornell researcher Paul Grubbsdiscusses how vulnerabilities found in Facebook Messenger encryption could mean trouble for your secure messages.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/6/2020
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Exploiting Google Cloud Platform With Ease
Dark Reading Staff, News
Security engineer Dylan Ayrey and Cruise senior infrastructure security engineer Allison Donovan describe fundamental weaknesses in GCP identity management that enable privilege escalation and lateral movement.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/6/2020
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PUBLISHED: 2020-08-10
ECDSA/EC/Point.pm in Crypt::Perl before 0.33 does not properly consider timing attacks against the EC point multiplication algorithm.
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Using object or embed tags, it was possible to frame other websites, even if they disallowed framing using the X-Frame-Options header. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 78 and Firefox < 78.0.2.
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PUBLISHED: 2020-08-10
Given an installed malicious file picker application, an attacker was able to steal and upload local files of their choosing, regardless of the actually files picked. *Note: This issue only affected Firefox for Android. Other operating systems are unaffected.*. This vulnerability affects Firefox ESR...
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Given an installed malicious file picker application, an attacker was able to overwrite local files and thus overwrite Firefox settings (but not access the previous profile). *Note: This issue only affected Firefox for Android. Other operating systems are unaffected.*. This vulnerability affects Fir...
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