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Never Trust, Always Verify: Demystifying Zero Trust to Secure Your Networks
John Kindervag, Field CTO at Palo Alto NetworksCommentary
The point of Zero Trust is not to make networks, clouds, or endpoints more trusted; it's to eliminate the concept of trust from digital systems altogether.
By John Kindervag Field CTO at Palo Alto Networks, 6/24/2019
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Cyber-Risks Hiding Inside Mobile App Stores
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
As the number of blacklisted apps on Google Play continues to drop, attackers find new ways to compromise smartphones.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/21/2019
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Four CVEs Describe SACKs of Linux and FreeBSD Vulnerabilities
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Four new CVEs present issues that have a potential DoS impact on almost every Linux user.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/21/2019
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Pledges to Not Pay Ransomware Hit Reality
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
While risk analysts and security experts continue to urge companies to secure systems against ransomware, they are now also advising that firms be ready to pay.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 6/21/2019
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Startup Raises $13.7M to Stop Breaches with Behavioral Analytics
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
TrueFort plans to use the funding to expand sales, marketing, R&D, customer support, and go-to-market initiatives.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/21/2019
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Patrolling the New Cybersecurity Perimeter
Tim Brown, Vice President of Security at SolarWindsCommentary
Remote work and other developments demand a shift to managing people rather than devices.
By Tim Brown Vice President of Security at SolarWinds, 6/21/2019
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Customers of 3 MSPs Hit in Ransomware Attacks
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Early information suggests threat actors gained access to remote monitoring and management tools from Webroot and Kaseya to distribute malware.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 6/20/2019
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Florida Town Pays $600K to Ransomware Operators
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Riviera Beach's decision to pay ransom to criminals might get files back, but it almost guarantees greater attacks against other governments.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 6/20/2019
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'Democratizing' Machine Learning for Fraud Prevention & Payments Intelligence
Cleber Martins, Head of Payments Intelligence, ACI WorldwideCommentary
How fraud experts can fight cybercrime by 'downloading' their knowledge and experience into computer models.
By Cleber Martins Head of Payments Intelligence, ACI Worldwide, 6/20/2019
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Small Businesses May Not Be Security's Weak Link
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Organizations with 250 or fewer employees often employ a higher percentage of security pros than their larger counterparts.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/20/2019
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Machine Learning Boosts Defenses, but Security Pros Worry Over Attack Potential
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
As defenders increasingly use machine learning to remove spam, catch fraud, and block malware, concerns persist that attackers will find ways to use AI technology to their advantage.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 6/20/2019
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7 2019 Security Venture Fund Deals You Should Know
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
2019 has, so far, been a busy year for venture capitalists in the security industry. Here are 7 funding rounds important because of the technologies or market trends they represent.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 6/20/2019
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Cybersecurity Accountability Spread Thin in the C-Suite
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing WriterNews
While cybersecurity discussions have permeated board meetings, the democratization of accountability has a long way to go.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 6/20/2019
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The Hunt for Vulnerabilities
Jim Souders, Chief Executive Officer at AdaptivaCommentary
A road map for improving the update process will help reduce the risks from vulnerabilities.
By Jim Souders Chief Executive Officer at Adaptiva, 6/20/2019
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Inside the FBI's Fight Against Cybercrime
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Heavily outnumbered and outpaced by their targets, small FBI cybersquads have been quietly notching up major wins against online criminals operating out of home and abroad.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 6/20/2019
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With GDPR's 'Right of Access,' Who Really Has Access?
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
How a security researcher learned organizations willingly hand over sensitive data with little to no identity verification.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/19/2019
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Critical Firefox Vuln Used in Targeted Attacks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Mozilla has released patches for the bug reported by Coinbase.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/19/2019
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Verizon Media, Uber, PayPal Top List of Companies Paying Bug Bounties
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new report from HackerOne lists the top five companies running bug-hunting programs on the ethical hacking platform.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/19/2019
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Serverless Computing from the Inside Out
Joe Vadakkan, Global Cloud Security Leader, Optiv SecurityCommentary
The biggest 'serverless' risks don't stem from the technology itself. They occur when organizations respond to the adoption from the outside in.
By Joe Vadakkan Global Cloud Security Leader, Optiv Security, 6/19/2019
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Cost per Cyberattack Jumps to $4.6M in 2019
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
From 2018 to 2019, the percentage of cyberattacks costing $10 million or more nearly doubled, hitting 13%.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/19/2019
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CVE-2019-12928
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-24
The QMP migrate command in QEMU version 4.0.0 and earlier is vulnerable to OS command injection, which allows the remote attacker to achieve code execution, denial of service, or information disclosure by sending a crafted QMP command to the listening server.
CVE-2019-12929
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-24
The QMP guest_exec command in QEMU 4.0.0 and earlier is prone to OS command injection, which allows the attacker to achieve code execution, denial of service, or information disclosure by sending a crafted QMP command to the listening server.
CVE-2019-12936
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-23
BlueStacks App Player 2, 3, and 4 before 4.90 allows DNS Rebinding for attacks on exposed IPC functions.
CVE-2019-12937
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-23
apps/gsudo.c in gsudo in ToaruOS through 1.10.9 has a buffer overflow allowing local privilege escalation to the root user via the DISPLAY environment variable.
CVE-2019-12935
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-23
Shopware before 5.5.8 has XSS via the Query String to the backend/Login or backend/Login/load/ URI.
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