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Botnet Infects Hundreds of Thousands of Websites
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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
Dark Reading Staff, News
Check out Dark Reading's updated, exclusive news and commentary surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.
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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FIRST Announces Cyber-Response Ethical Guidelines
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The 12 points seek to provide security professionals with advice on ethical behavior during incident response.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/21/2020
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Oracle Releases Another Mammoth Security Patch Update
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
October's CPU contains 402 patches for vulnerabilities across 29 product sets, many of which are remotely executable without the need for authentication.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 10/21/2020
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Ubiq Rolls Out Encryption-as-a-Service Platform Aimed at Developers
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
A few lines of code and two API calls is all that it takes for developers to add encryption to their applications, startup says.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 10/21/2020
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As Smartphones Become a Hot Target, Can Mobile EDR Help?
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Lookout Security debuts a mobile endpoint detection and response offering that will integrate into its mobile security platform.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/21/2020
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Dealing With Insider Threats in the Age of COVID
Hitesh Sheth, CEO, VectraCommentary
Dangerous gray areas like new BYOD policies and shadow IT devices have increased, thanks to the rapid shift to remote working.
By Hitesh Sheth CEO, Vectra, 10/21/2020
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How AI Will Supercharge Spear-Phishing
Darktrace Experts, Staff
To keep pace with intelligent, unpredictable threats, cybersecurity will have to adopt an intelligent security of its own.
By Darktrace Experts Staff, 10/21/2020
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CVE-2020-27388
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
Multiple Stored Cross Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities exist in the YOURLS Admin Panel, Versions 1.5 - 1.7.10. An authenticated user must modify a PHP plugin with a malicious payload and upload it, resulting in multiple stored XSS issues.
CVE-2020-24847
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
A Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) vulnerability is identified in FruityWifi through 2.4. Due to a lack of CSRF protection in page_config_adv.php, an unauthenticated attacker can lure the victim to visit his website by social engineering or another attack vector. Due to this issue, an unauthenticat...
CVE-2020-24848
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
FruityWifi through 2.4 has an unsafe Sudo configuration [(ALL : ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL]. This allows an attacker to perform a system-level (root) local privilege escalation, allowing an attacker to gain complete persistent access to the local system.
CVE-2020-5990
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
NVIDIA GeForce Experience, all versions prior to 3.20.5.70, contains a vulnerability in the ShadowPlay component which may lead to local privilege escalation, code execution, denial of service or information disclosure.
CVE-2020-25483
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
An arbitrary command execution vulnerability exists in the fopen() function of file writes of UCMS v1.4.8, where an attacker can gain access to the server.
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