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Researcher Hijacks iOS, macOS Camera with Three Safari Zero-Days
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A security researcher earned $75,000 for finding a whopping seven zero-days in Safari, three of which can be combined to access the camera.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/3/2020
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5 Soothing Security Products We Wish Existed
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Maybe security alert fatigue wouldn't be so bad if the alerts themselves delivered less stress and more aromatherapy.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 4/3/2020
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FBI Warns Education & Remote Work Platforms About Cyberattacks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The FBI expects attackers will target virtual environments as more organizations rely on them as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/3/2020
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This is Not Your Fathers Ransomware
Joan Goodchild, Contributing Writer
Ransomware operators are aiming for bigger targets and hitting below the belt. With doxing and extortion threats added to the mix, ransomware is evolving into something even more sinister.
By Joan Goodchild Contributing Writer, 4/3/2020
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Want to Improve Cloud Security? It Starts with Logging
Chris Calvert, VP Product Strategy, Co-Founder, Respond SoftwareCommentary
Remedying the "garbage in, garbage out" problem requires an understanding of what is causing the problem in the first place.
By Chris Calvert VP Product Strategy, Co-Founder, Respond Software, 4/3/2020
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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 , 4/3/2020
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Phishers Try 'Text Direction Deception' Technique to Bypass Email Filters
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
With COVID-19 concerns running high, attackers are trying new tactics to get to users.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 4/2/2020
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A Day in The Life of a Pen Tester
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Two penetration testers share their day-to-day responsibilities, challenges they encounter, and the skills they value most on the job.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/2/2020
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Bad Bots Build Presence Across the Web
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Bots that mimic human behavior are driving a growing percentage of website traffic while contributing to an avalanche of misinformation.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/2/2020
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Companies Are Failing to Deploy Key Solution for Email Security
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
A single -- albeit complex-to-deploy -- technology could stop the most expensive form of fraud, experts say. Why aren't more companies adopting it?
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 4/2/2020
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Prioritizing High-Risk Assets: A 4-Step Approach to Mitigating Insider Threats
David A. Sanders, Director of Insider Threat Operations at HaystaxCommentary
Sound insider threat detection programs combine contextual data and a thorough knowledge of employee roles and behaviors to pinpoint the biggest risks.
By David A. Sanders Director of Insider Threat Operations at Haystax, 4/2/2020
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5 Ways Enterprises Inadvertently Compromise Their Network Security
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Is your organization carelessly leaving its networks vulnerable to invasion? Check out these five common oversights to see if your resources are at risk.
By Special to Dark Reading: John Edwards, Network Computing , 4/2/2020
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A Hacker's Perspective on Securing VPNs As You Go Remote
David Commentary
As organizations rush to equip and secure their newly remote workforce, it's important to keep things methodical and purposeful
By David "Moose" Wolpoff Co-founder and CTO of Randori, 4/2/2020
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Name That Toon: The Devil You Know?
John Klossner, Cartoonist
Feeling creative? Submit your caption in the comments, and our panel of experts will reward the winner with a $25 Amazon gift card.
By John Klossner Cartoonist, 4/2/2020
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New Magecart Skimmer Infects 19 Victim Websites
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
MakeFrame, named for its ability to make iframes for skimming payment data, is attributed to Magecart Group 7.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/2/2020
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Best Practices to Manage Third-Party Cyber-Risk Today
Doug Clare, Vice President, Fraud, Compliance, and Security Solutions at FICOCommentary
Bold new thinking is needed to solve the rapidly evolving challenge of third-party risk management.
By Doug Clare Vice President, Fraud, Compliance, and Security Solutions at FICO, 4/2/2020
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Vulnerability Researchers Focus on Zoom App's Security
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
With videoconferencing's rise as an essential tool for remote work comes a downside: more security scrutiny, which has turned up a number of security weaknesses.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 4/2/2020
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Attackers Leverage Excel File Encryption to Deliver Malware
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Technique involves saving malicious Excel file as "read-only" and tricking users into opening it, Mimecast says.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 4/1/2020
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Why All Employees Are Responsible for Company Cybersecurity
Diya Jolly, Chief Product Officer, OktaCommentary
It's not just the IT and security team's responsibility to keep data safe -- every member of the team needs to be involved.
By Diya Jolly Chief Product Officer, Okta, 4/1/2020
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Active Directory Attacks Hit the Mainstream
Jason Crabtree, CEO & Co-Founder, QOMPLXCommentary
Understanding the limitations of authentication protocols, especially as enterprises link authentication to cloud services to Active Directory, is essential for security teams in the modern federated enterprise.
By Jason Crabtree CEO & Co-Founder, QOMPLX, 4/1/2020
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CVE-2020-5347
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-04
Dell EMC Isilon OneFS versions 8.2.2 and earlier contain a denial of service vulnerability. SmartConnect had an error condition that may be triggered to loop, using CPU and potentially preventing other SmartConnect DNS responses.
CVE-2020-5348
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-04
Dell Latitude 7202 Rugged Tablet BIOS versions prior to A28 contain a UAF vulnerability in EFI_BOOT_SERVICES in system management mode. A local unauthenticated attacker may exploit this vulnerability by overwriting the EFI_BOOT_SERVICES structure to execute arbitrary code in system management mode.
CVE-2020-8142
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-03
A security restriction bypass vulnerability has been discovered in Revive Adserver version < 5.0.5 by HackerOne user hoangn144. Revive Adserver, like many other applications, requires the logged in user to type the current password in order to change the e-mail address or the password. It was how...
CVE-2020-8143
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-03
An Open Redirect vulnerability was discovered in Revive Adserver version < 5.0.5 and reported by HackerOne user hoangn144. A remote attacker could trick logged-in users to open a specifically crafted link and have them redirected to any destination.The CSRF protection of the “/...
CVE-2020-8147
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-03
Flaw in input validation in npm package utils-extend version 1.0.8 and earlier may allow prototype pollution attack that may result in remote code execution or denial of service of applications using utils-extend.
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Data breaches and regulations have forced organizations to pay closer attention to the security incident response function. However, security leaders may be overestimating their ability to detect and respond to security incidents. Read this report to find out more.
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