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Ransomware Attacks Show Little Sign of Slowing in 2021
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Attackers have little motivation to stop when businesses are paying increasingly larger ransoms, say security experts who foresee a rise in attacks.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 10/20/2020
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Do Standards Exist That Certify Secure IoT Systems?
Loren Browman, Senior Security Consultant, Optiv
The IoT industry remains fragmented with a lot of players, big and small, churning out a lot of products.
By Loren Browman Senior Security Consultant, Optiv, 10/20/2020
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NSA Reveals the Top 25 Vulnerabilities Exploited by Chinese Nation-State Hackers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Officials urge organizations to patch the vulnerabilities most commonly scanned for, and exploited by, Chinese attackers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/20/2020
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The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification: Are You in Compliance?
Nahla Davies, Tech Writer and CoderCommentary
By Nahla Davies Tech Writer and Coder, 10/20/2020
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Farsight Labs Launched as Security Collaboration Platform
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Farsight Security's platform will offer no-cost access to certain tools and services.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/20/2020
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Businesses Rethink Endpoint Security for 2021
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The mass movement to remote work has forced organizations to rethink their long-term plans for endpoint security. How will things look different next year?
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/20/2020
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Building the Human Firewall
Aamir Lakhani, Cybersecurity Researcher and Practitioner for FortiGuard LabsCommentary
Cybersecurity was a challenge before COVID-19 sent millions of employees home to work from their own devices and networks. Now what?
By Aamir Lakhani Cybersecurity Researcher and Practitioner for FortiGuard Labs, 10/20/2020
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Trickbot Tenacity Shows Infrastructure Resistant to Takedowns
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Both the US Cyber Command and a Microsoft-led private-industry group have attacked the infrastructure used by attackers to manage Trickbot -- but with only a short-term impact.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 10/20/2020
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NSS Labs Shuttered
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
The testing firm's website says it has "ceased operations" as of Oct. 15.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/19/2020
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Russian Military Officers Unmasked, Indicted for High-Profile Cyberattack Campaigns
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
US Department of Justice charges members of Sandworm/APT28 for BlackEnergy, NotPetya, Olympic Destroyer, and other major attacks.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/19/2020
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GravityRAT Spyware Targets Android & MacOS in India
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Trojan once used in attacks against Windows systems has been transformed into a multiplatform tool targeting macOS and Android.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/19/2020
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IoT Vulnerability Disclosure Platform Launched
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
VulnerableThings.com is intended to help vendors meet the terms of a host of new international IoT security laws and regulations.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/19/2020
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Microsoft Tops Q3 List of Most-Impersonated Brands
Steve Zurier, Contributing WriterNews
The technology sector was also the most likely targeted industry for brand phishing attacks, according to Check Point's latest report on brand phishing.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 10/19/2020
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Trickbot, Phishing, Ransomware & Elections
Adam Caudill, Principal Security Engineer at 1PasswordCommentary
The botnet has taken some hits lately, but that doesn't mean the threat is over. Here are some steps you can take to keep it from your door.
By Adam Caudill Principal Security Engineer at 1Password, 10/19/2020
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7 Tips for Choosing Security Metrics That Matter
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer
Experts weigh in on picking metrics that demonstrate how the security team is handling operational efficiency and reducing risk.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 10/19/2020
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Chart: The Pandemic Reprioritizes Security Projects
Edge Editors, Dark Reading
Responses among IT and security pros reflect concern over vulnerabilities incurred by workers accessing the enterprise network from poorly protected home networks.
By Edge Editors Dark Reading, 10/19/2020
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A Swift Reminder About Cybersecurity
Edge Editors, Dark Reading
The hackers gonna crack, crack, crack, crack, crack ...
By Edge Editors Dark Reading, 10/19/2020
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Expert Tips to Keep WordPress Safe
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
The most widely used content management system on the Web relies heavily on plug-ins and add-on software -- and that requires rigorous security measures at every level.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/19/2020
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A New Risk Vector: The Enterprise of Things
Greg Clark, CEO, Forescout Technologies Inc.Commentary
Billions of devices -- including security cameras, smart TVs, and manufacturing equipment -- are largely unmanaged and increase an organization's risk.
By Greg Clark CEO, Forescout Technologies Inc., 10/19/2020
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Massive New Phishing Campaigns Target Microsoft, Google Cloud Users
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
At least three campaigns are now underway.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/16/2020
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CVE-2020-26895
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-21
Prior to 0.10.0-beta, LND (Lightning Network Daemon) would have accepted a counterparty high-S signature and broadcast tx-relay invalid local commitment/HTLC transactions. This can be exploited by any peer with an open channel regardless of the victim situation (e.g., routing node, payment-receiver,...
CVE-2020-26896
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-21
Prior to 0.11.0-beta, LND (Lightning Network Daemon) had a vulnerability in its invoice database. While claiming on-chain a received HTLC output, it didn't verify that the corresponding outgoing off-chain HTLC was already settled before releasing the preimage. In the case of a hash-and-amount collis...
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PUBLISHED: 2020-10-20
Cross-site request forgery in Nagios XI 5.7.3 allows a remote attacker to perform sensitive application actions by tricking legitimate users into clicking a crafted link.
CVE-2020-5791
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-20
Improper neutralization of special elements used in an OS command in Nagios XI 5.7.3 allows a remote, authenticated admin user to execute operating system commands with the privileges of the apache user.
CVE-2020-5792
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-20
Improper neutralization of argument delimiters in a command in Nagios XI 5.7.3 allows a remote, authenticated admin user to write to arbitrary files and ultimately execute code with the privileges of the apache user.
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