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California Man Arrested for Politically Motivated DDoS
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The distributed denial-of-service attacks took a congressional candidate's website offline for a total of 21 hours during the campaign for office.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/21/2020
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NRC Health Ransomware Attack Prompts Patient Data Concerns
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The organization, which sells patient administration tools to hospitals, could not confirm whether patient data was accessed.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/21/2020
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Olympics Could Face Disruption from Regional Powers
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Destructive attacks and disinformation will likely target the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, two groups of threat experts say.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 2/21/2020
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How to Get CISOs & Boards on the Same Page
Joe Schorr, Global Executive Services Director, Optiv SecurityCommentary
These two groups have talked past each other for years, each hobbled by their own tunnel vision and misperceptions.
By Joe Schorr Global Executive Services Director, Optiv Security, 2/21/2020
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Security Now Merges With Dark Reading
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, News
Readers of Security Now will join the Dark Reading community, gaining access to a wide range of cybersecurity content.
By Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading , 2/21/2020
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Popular Mobile Document-Management Apps Put Data at Risk
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Most iOS and Android apps that Cometdocs has published on Google and Apple app stores transmit entire documents - unencrypted.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 2/20/2020
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Microsoft Announces General Availability of Threat Protection, Insider Risk Management
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Microsoft made several security announcements ahead of RSA Conference, including its decision to bring Microsoft Defender to iOS and Android.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/20/2020
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Ransomware Damage Hit $11.5B in 2019
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new report shows the scale of ransomware's harm and the growth of that damage year-over-year -- an average of $141,000 per incident.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/20/2020
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It's Time to Break the 'Rule of Steve'
Maxine Holt, Research Director, OmdiaCommentary
Today, in a room full of cybersecurity professionals, there are still more people called Steve than there are women.
By Maxine Holt Research Director, Omdia, 2/20/2020
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Personal Info of 10.6M MGM Resort Guests Leaked Online
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Data published on a hacking forum includes phone numbers and email addresses of travelers ranging from everyday tourists to celebrities and tech CEOs.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/20/2020
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5 Strategies to Secure Cloud Operations Against Today's Cyber Threats
Chris Christou & Brad Beaulieu, Director of Cloud Security / Cloud Security Engineer at Booz Allen HamiltonCommentary
With these fundamentals in mind, organizations can reduce their security and compliance risks as they reap the cloud's many benefits:
By Chris Christou & Brad Beaulieu Director of Cloud Security / Cloud Security Engineer at Booz Allen Hamilton, 2/20/2020
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10 Tough Questions CEOs Are Asking CISOs
Joan Goodchild, Contributing Writer
CEOs today are prepared with better questions than 'Are we secure,' and chief information security officers had better be ready to answer.
By Joan Goodchild Contributing Writer, 2/20/2020
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Firms Improve Threat Detection but Face Increasingly Disruptive Attacks
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
In addition, more third parties are discovering the attacks rather than the companies themselves.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 2/20/2020
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Researchers Fool Smart Car Camera with a 2-Inch Piece of Electrical Tape
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
McAfee researchers say they were able to get a Tesla to autonomously accelerate by tricking its camera platform into misreading a speed-limit sign.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 2/19/2020
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Users Have Risky Security Habits, but Security Pros Aren't Much Better
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers spot gaps in users' and IT practitioners' security habits, and between security tools and user preferences.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/19/2020
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Zero-Factor Authentication: Owning Our Data
Nick Selby, Chief Security Officer at Paxos Trust CompanyCommentary
Are you asking the right questions to determine how well your vendors will protect your data? Probably not.
By Nick Selby Chief Security Officer at Paxos Trust Company, 2/19/2020
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44% of Security Threats Start in the Cloud
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Amazon Web Services is a top source of cyberattacks, responsible for 94% of all Web attacks originating in the public cloud.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/19/2020
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DHS's CISA Warns of New Critical Infrastructure Ransomware Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
An attack on a natural gas compression facility sent the operations offline for two days.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/19/2020
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Don't Let Iowa Bring Our Elections Back to the Stone Age
Andre McGregor, Chief Security Officer at ShiftState & Veteran FBI AgentCommentary
The voting experience should be the same whether the vote is in person, by mail, or over the Internet. Let's not allow one bad incident stop us from finding new ways to achieve this.
By Andre McGregor Chief Security Officer at ShiftState & Veteran FBI Agent, 2/19/2020
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The Trouble with Free and Open Source Software
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Insecure developer accounts, legacy software, and nonstandard naming schemes are major problems, Linux Foundation and Harvard study concludes.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 2/18/2020
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CVE-2012-0828
PUBLISHED: 2020-02-21
Heap-based buffer overflow in Xchat-WDK before 1499-4 (2012-01-18) xchat 2.8.6 on Maemo architecture could allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (xchat client crash) or execute arbitrary code via a UTF-8 line from server containing characters outside of the Basic Multilingual Plane (BM...
CVE-2012-0844
PUBLISHED: 2020-02-21
Information-disclosure vulnerability in Netsurf through 2.8 due to a world-readable cookie jar.
CVE-2013-3587
PUBLISHED: 2020-02-21
The HTTPS protocol, as used in unspecified web applications, can encrypt compressed data without properly obfuscating the length of the unencrypted data, which makes it easier for man-in-the-middle attackers to obtain plaintext secret values by observing length differences during a series of guesses...
CVE-2012-6277
PUBLISHED: 2020-02-21
Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities in Autonomy KeyView IDOL before 10.16, as used in Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange before 6.5.8, Symantec Mail Security for Domino before 8.1.1, Symantec Messaging Gateway before 10.0.1, Symantec Data Loss Prevention (DLP) before 11.6.1, IBM Notes 8....
CVE-2012-0063
PUBLISHED: 2020-02-21
Insecure plugin update mechanism in tucan through 0.3.10 could allow remote attackers to perform man-in-the-middle attacks and execute arbitrary code ith the permissions of the user running tucan.
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