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Adobe Issues Patch for Acrobat Zero-Day
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The vulnerability is being exploited in limited attacks against Adobe Reader users on Windows.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/11/2021
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Application Attacks Spike as Criminals Target Remote Workers
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Application-specific and Web application attacks made up 67% of all attacks in 2020 as criminal strategies shifted in the pandemic.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/11/2021
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Microsoft Patch Tuesday: 4 Critical CVEs, 3 Publicly Known, 1 Wormable
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Microsoft releases security patches for 55 vulnerabilities in its monthly roundup, which includes a critical, wormable flaw in the HTTP protocol stack.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/11/2021
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Cartoon Caption Winner: Greetings, Earthlings
John Klossner, CartoonistCommentary
And the winner of Dark Reading's April cartoon caption contest is ...
By John Klossner Cartoonist, 5/11/2021
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3 Cybersecurity Myths to Bust
Etay Maor, Sr. Director Security Strategy at Cato NetworksCommentary
Deeply rooted cybersecurity misconceptions are poisoning our ability to understand and defend against attacks.
By Etay Maor Sr. Director Security Strategy at Cato Networks, 5/11/2021
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Critical Infrastructure Under Attack
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & COO of Link11Commentary
Several recent cyber incidents targeting critical infrastructure prove that no open society is immune to attacks by cybercriminals. The recent shutdown of key US energy pipeline marks just the tip of the iceberg.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & COO of Link11, 5/11/2021
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Colonial Pipeline Cyberattack: What Security Pros Need to Know
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
As the massive US pipeline operator works to restore operations after a DarkSide ransomware attack late last week, experts say it's a cautionary tale for critical infrastructure providers.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/10/2021
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Tulsa Deals With Aftermath of Ransomware Attack
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Weekend attack shuts down several city sites and service.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/10/2021
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Four Plead Guilty to RICO Conspiracy Involving Hosting Services for Cybercrime
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The "bulletproof hosting" organization hosted malware including Zeus, SpyEye, Citadel, and the Blackhole Exploit Kit.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/10/2021
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10 Security Awareness Training Mistakes to Avoid
Joan Goodchild, Staff Editor
Give your cybersecurity culture a boost by adding these to the "don't" column of your cybersecurity awareness training do's and don'ts list.
By Joan Goodchild Staff Editor, 5/10/2021
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Exchange Exploitation: Not Dead Yet
John Hammond, Senior Security Researcher at HuntressCommentary
The mass exploitation of Exchange Servers has been a wake-up call, and it will take all parties playing in concert for the industry to react, respond, and recover.
By John Hammond Senior Security Researcher at Huntress, 5/10/2021
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How North Korean APT Kimsuky Is Evolving Its Tactics
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers find differences in Kimsuky's operations that lead them to divide the APT into two groups: CloudDragon and KimDragon.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/7/2021
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Most Organizations Feel More Vulnerable to Breaches Amid Pandemic
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More than half of business see the need for significant long-term changes to IT due to COVID-19, research finds.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/7/2021
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FBI, NSA, CISA & NCSC Issue Joint Advisory on Russian SVR Activity
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The report provides additional details on tactics of Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service following public attribution of the group to last year's SolarWinds attack.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/7/2021
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The Edge Pro Quote: Password Empowerment
Edge Editors, Dark Reading
Despite being a pain in the neck, passwords may hold a psychological purpose that security pros should take into account.
By Edge Editors Dark Reading, 5/7/2021
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Defending Against Web Scraping Attacks
Rob Simon, Principal Security Consultant at TrustedSecCommentary
Web scraping attacks, like Facebook's recent data leak, can easily lead to more significant breaches.
By Rob Simon Principal Security Consultant at TrustedSec, 5/7/2021
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11 Reasons Why You Sorta Love Passwords
Edge Editors, Dark Reading
We asked you to tell the truth about why you secretly love passwords. From the heartfelt to the hilarious, here's what you had to say.
By Edge Editors Dark Reading, 5/7/2021
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Black Hat Asia Speakers Share Secrets About Sandboxes, Smart Doors, and Security
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Find video interviews with some of the coolest Black Hat Asia experts right here, as part of the Dark Reading News Desk this week.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/7/2021
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Troy Hunt: Organizations Make Security Choices Tough for Users
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The Have I Been Pwned founder took the virtual stage at Black Hat Asia to share stories about his work and industrywide challenges.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/6/2021
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New Techniques Emerge for Abusing Windows Services to Gain System Control
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Organizations should apply principles of least privilege to mitigate threats, security researcher says.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 5/6/2021
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