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Rapid7 Source Code Accessed in Supply Chain Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
An investigation of the Codecov attack revealed intruders accessed Rapid7 source code repositories containing internal credentials and alert-related data.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/14/2021
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How Faster COVID-19 Research Is Being Made Possible by Secure Silicon
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark Reading
When Intel and Leidos set up a "trusted execution environment" to enable a widespread group of researchers to securely share and confidentially compute real-world data, it was no small achievement.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 5/14/2021
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Cisco Confirms Plans to Acquire Kenna Security
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Cisco plans to integrate Kenna's vulnerability management technology into its SecureX platform.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/14/2021
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SOC Teams Burdened by Alert Fatigue Explore XDR
Joan Goodchild, Staff EditorQuick Hits
ESG research finds a complex attack surface and threat landscape make alerts too overwhelming to monitor accurately
By Joan Goodchild Staff Editor, 5/14/2021
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Wi-Fi Design, Implementation Flaws Allow a Range of Frag Attacks
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Every Wi-Fi product is affected by at least one fragmentation and aggregation vulnerability, which could lead to a machine-in-the-middle attack, researcher says.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 5/14/2021
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Security Trends to Follow at RSA Conference 2021
Yonit Wiseman, Associate at YL VenturesCommentary
Here are three key categories of sessions that provide an inside look at some of today's most interesting cybersecurity trends.
By Yonit Wiseman Associate at YL Ventures, 5/14/2021
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Software, Incident Response Among Big Focus Areas in Biden's Cybersecurity Executive Order
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Overall objectives are good, but EO may be too prescriptive in parts, industry experts say.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 5/13/2021
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85% of Data Breaches Involve Human Interaction: Verizon DBIR
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Ransomware, phishing, and Web application attacks all increased during a year in which the majority of attacks involved a human element.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/13/2021
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Firms Struggle to Secure Multicloud Misconfigurations
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Half of companies had at least one case of having all ports open to the public, while more than a third had an exposed database.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 5/13/2021
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Dragos & IronNet Partner on Critical Infrastructure Security
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The IT and OT security providers will integrate solutions aimed at improving critical infrastructure security
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/13/2021
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When AI Becomes the Hacker
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Bruce Schneier explores the potential dangers of artificial intelligence (AI) systems gone rogue in society.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 5/13/2021
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Microsoft Adds GPS Location to Identity & Access Control in Azure AD
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New capabilities let admins restrict access to resources from privileged access workstations or regions based on GPS location.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/13/2021
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Adapting to the Security Threat of Climate Change
Lewis Huynh, Chief Security Officer, NinjaRMCommentary
Business continuity plans that address natural and manmade disasters can help turn a cataclysmic business event into a minor slowdown.
By Lewis Huynh Chief Security Officer, NinjaRM, 5/13/2021
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Defending the Castle: How World History Can Teach Cybersecurity a Lesson
Rob Gurzeev, CEO and Co-Founder of CyCognitoCommentary
Cybersecurity attackers follow the same principles practiced in warfare for millennia. They show up in unexpected places, seeking out portions of an organization's attack surface that are largely unmonitored and undefended.
By Rob Gurzeev CEO and Co-Founder of CyCognito, 5/13/2021
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Verizon DBIR 2021: "Winners" No Surprise, But All-round Vigilance Essential
Maxine Holt, Senior Research Director, Cybersecurity, OmdiaCommentary
Verizon's Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) covers 2020 -- a year like no other. Phishing, ransomware, and innovation caused big problems.
By Maxine Holt Senior Research Director, Cybersecurity, Omdia, 5/13/2021
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Despite Heightened Breach Fears, Incident Response Capabilities Lag
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Many organizations remain unprepared to detect, respond, and contain a breach, a new survey shows.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 5/12/2021
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Researchers Unearth 167 Fake iOS & Android Trading Apps
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The apps are disguised as financial trading, banking, and cryptocurrency apps from well-known and trusted organizations.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/12/2021
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Putting the Spotlight on DarkSide
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Incident responders share insight on the DarkSide ransomware group connected to the recent Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/12/2021
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66% of CISOs Feel Unprepared for Cyberattacks
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More than half of CISOs surveyed are more concerned about a cyberattack in 2021 than in 2020, researchers report.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/12/2021
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Vulnerable Protocols Leave Firms Open to Further Compromises
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Companies may no longer have Internet-facing file servers or weakly secured Web servers, but attackers that get by the perimeter have a wide-open landscape of vulnerability.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 5/12/2021
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CVE-2020-16632
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-15
A XSS Vulnerability in /uploads/dede/action_search.php in DedeCMS V5.7 SP2 allows an authenticated user to execute remote arbitrary code via the keyword parameter.
CVE-2021-32073
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-15
DedeCMS V5.7 SP2 contains a CSRF vulnerability that allows a remote attacker to send a malicious request to to the web manager allowing remote code execution.
CVE-2021-33033
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-14
The Linux kernel before 5.11.14 has a use-after-free in cipso_v4_genopt in net/ipv4/cipso_ipv4.c because the CIPSO and CALIPSO refcounting for the DOI definitions is mishandled, aka CID-ad5d07f4a9cd. This leads to writing an arbitrary value.
CVE-2021-33034
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-14
In the Linux kernel before 5.12.4, net/bluetooth/hci_event.c has a use-after-free when destroying an hci_chan, aka CID-5c4c8c954409. This leads to writing an arbitrary value.
CVE-2019-25044
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-14
The block subsystem in the Linux kernel before 5.2 has a use-after-free that can lead to arbitrary code execution in the kernel context and privilege escalation, aka CID-c3e2219216c9. This is related to blk_mq_free_rqs and blk_cleanup_queue.
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