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Business Apps Spoofed in 45% of Impersonation Attacks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Business-related applications like those from Microsoft, Zoom, and DocuSign are most often impersonated in brand phishing attacks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/4/2021
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Healthcare Still Seeing High Level of Attacker Activity
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Interest in vaccines is driving all sorts of activity, reports say, from vaccine-specific phishing to growing bot traffic on healthcare sites.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 3/4/2021
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Microsoft, FireEye Uncover More Malware Used in the SolarWinds Campaign
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Newly discovered tools were designed for late-stage use after the attackers had already established a relatively firm presence on a breached network, vendors say.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 3/4/2021
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Secure Laptops & the Enterprise of the Future
Arun Subbarao, Vice President of Engineering, Lynx Software TechnologiesCommentary
The enterprise of the future will depend upon organizations' ability to extend the company firewall to everywhere people are working.
By Arun Subbarao Vice President of Engineering, Lynx Software Technologies, 3/4/2021
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New Social Security Scam Spoofs Government Badges
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Criminals text or email photos of fake government identification badges to trick people into sending money.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/4/2021
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Qualys Is the Latest Victim of Accellion Data Breach
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Security vendor confirms attackers exploited a previously disclosed vulnerability in the enterprise firewall technology to breach its network.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 3/4/2021
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Why We Need More Blue Team Voices at the Table
Jerry Gamblin, Principal Security Engineer, Kenna SecurityCommentary
The red team draws attention, but the blue team has the expertise to keep networks secure day in and day out.
By Jerry Gamblin Principal Security Engineer, Kenna Security, 3/4/2021
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Intel: More Than 90% of Our Vulnerabilities Found via Research
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Internal research and external bug-bounty programs combined to discover the vast majority of reported security issues in the company's software.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 3/3/2021
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More Details Emerge on the Microsoft Exchange Server Attacks
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The attacks seem more widespread than initially reported, researchers say, and a look at why the Microsoft Exchange Server zero-days patched this week are so dangerous.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 3/3/2021
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Okta to Buy Rival Auth0
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The deal, valued at $6.5 billion, will bring together competitors in the identity management space.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/3/2021
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CISA to Federal Agencies: Immediately Patch or 'Disconnect' Microsoft Exchange Servers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The US Department of Homeland Security agency's new emergency directive comes in the wake of major zero-day attacks on email servers revealed by Microsoft this week.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/3/2021
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How SolarWinds Busted Up Our Assumptions About Code Signing
Dr. Jethro Beekman, Technical DirectorCommentary
With so much automation in code writing process, results are rarely double-checked, which opens the door to vulnerabilities and downright danger.
By Dr. Jethro Beekman Technical Director, 3/3/2021
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Design, Security, Tech Is the New Stack You Should Be Building
Sathish Muthukrishnan, Chief Information, Data and Digital Officer, AllyCommentary
Instead of different departments managing information systems, Ally Financial has combined data, digitization, security, and design into a single "stack" of human resources.
By Sathish Muthukrishnan Chief Information, Data and Digital Officer, Ally, 3/3/2021
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Policy Group Calls for Public-Private Cyber-Defense Program
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The proposed National Cyber Response Network would link federal agencies, companies, and local governments, allowing collaboration during a cyberattack.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 3/2/2021
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Microsoft Ignite Brings Security & Compliance Updates
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Microsoft announces support for data loss prevention in Google Chrome, co-authoring of protected files, and more at Ignite 2021.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 3/2/2021
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'ObliqueRAT' Now Hides Behind Images on Compromised Websites
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
'Transparent Tribe' has switched its tactics for distributing the remote access Trojan, researchers found.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 3/2/2021
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Microsoft Fixes Exchange Server Zero-Days Exploited in Active Attacks
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Microsoft fixes multiple Exchange Server vulnerabilities being weaponized in attacks from a group it believes operates out of China.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 3/2/2021
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Thycotic and Centrify to Merge In $1.4B Deal
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
TPG Capital will combine privileged access management providers into one company.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/2/2021
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Google Partners With Insurers to Create Risk Protection Program
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Google Cloud, Allianz, and Munich Re teamed up to build a program that aims to reduce risk and potentially cut costs for customers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/2/2021
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4 Ways Health Centers Can Stop the Spread of Cyberattacks
Dr. Rolf Lindemann, Vice President, Products at Nok Nok LabsCommentary
Health centers must shift the perception of cyberattacks from potential risk to real threat in order to take the first step toward a safer, healthier security posture.
By Dr. Rolf Lindemann Vice President, Products at Nok Nok Labs, 3/2/2021
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CVE-2020-5148
PUBLISHED: 2021-03-05
SonicWall SSO-agent default configuration uses NetAPI to probe the associated IP's in the network, this client probing method allows a potential attacker to capture the password hash of the privileged user and potentially forces the SSO Agent to authenticate allowing an attacker to bypass firewall a...
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An issue was discovered in IdentityModel (aka ScottBrady.IdentityModel) before 1.3.0. The Branca implementation allows an attacker to modify and forge authentication tokens.
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PUBLISHED: 2021-03-05
An issue was discovered in channels/chan_sip.c in Sangoma Asterisk through 13.29.1, through 16.6.1, and through 17.0.0; and Certified Asterisk through 13.21-cert4. A SIP request can be sent to Asterisk that can change a SIP peer's IP address. A REGISTER does not need to occur, and calls can be hijac...
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PUBLISHED: 2021-03-05
SonLogger before 6.4.1 is affected by user creation with any user permissions profile (e.g., SuperAdmin). An anonymous user can send a POST request to /User/saveUser without any authentication or session header.
CVE-2021-27964
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