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Microsoft Releases COVID-19 Security Guidance
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Information includes tips on how to keep IT systems infection-free.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/8/2020
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'Unkillable' Android Malware App Continues to Infect Devices Worldwide
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
The xHelper Trojan has compromised over 55,000 devices so far, Kaspersky says.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 4/8/2020
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BEC, Domain Jacking Help Criminals Disrupt Cash Transfers
Shane Shook, Venture Consultant at Forgepoint CapitalCommentary
The two hacking methods occur independently but are being used in concert to steal funds that are part of online payments and transactions.
By Shane Shook Venture Consultant at Forgepoint Capital, 4/8/2020
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Accenture Buys Revolutionary Security in Third Acquisition of 2020
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The deal is intended to strengthen Accenture's critical infrastructure protection capabilities and address more complex IT and OT challenges.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/8/2020
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Why Threat Hunting with XDR Matters
Morey Haber, CTO and CISO, BeyondTrustCommentary
Extended detection response technology assumes a breach across all your endpoints, networks, SaaS applications, cloud infrastructure, and any network-addressable resource.
By Morey Haber CTO and CISO, BeyondTrust, 4/8/2020
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Feline Secure?
Beyond the Edge, Dark Reading
When there's a will, there's a way.
By Beyond the Edge Dark Reading, 4/8/2020
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Privacy & Digital-Rights Experts Worry Contact-Tracing Apps Lack Limits
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Mobile-phone-based tracking of people can help fight pandemics, but privacy and security researchers stress that it needs to be done right.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 4/7/2020
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Chinese APT Groups Targeted Enterprise Linux Systems in Decade-Long Data Theft Campaign
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Organizations across multiple industries compromised in a systematic effort to steal IP and other sensitive business data, BlackBerry says.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 4/7/2020
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Cybercriminals Hide Malware & Phishing Sites Under SSL Certificates
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
More than half of the top 1 million websites use HTTPS, researchers report, but not all encrypted traffic is safe.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/7/2020
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The Edge Names 'Holy Cow' Cartoon Caption Winners
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What can cows possibly have to do with cybersecurity?
By Edge Editors Dark Reading, 4/7/2020
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How Do I Make Sure My Work-From-Home Users Install Updates?
Kurtis Minder, CEO GroupSense
Most enterprise endpoint solutions will support policies to enforce recommended updates.
By Kurtis Minder, CEO of GroupSense: For corporate assets, most enterprise endpoint solutions will support policies to enforce the recommended updates for those machines. , 4/7/2020
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Mature DevOps Teams Are Secure DevOps Teams
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
New research shows the relationship between mature DevOps processes, secure applications, and happy developers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/7/2020
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The Coronavirus & Cybersecurity: 3 Areas of Exploitation
Robert R. Ackerman Jr., Founder & Managing Director, Allegis CapitalCommentary
Criminal, political, and strategic factors are combining to create a perfect storm of cyber infections that target the global supply chain.
By Robert R. Ackerman Jr. Founder & Managing Director, Allegis Capital, 4/7/2020
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71% of Security Pros See Threats Jump Since COVID-19 Outbreak
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Phishing is the top threat, followed by websites offering false information about the pandemic, malware, and ransomware attacks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/7/2020
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Using Application Telemetry to Reveal Insider & Evasive Threats
Andy Hawkins, Field CTOCommentary
Data from application processes and other systems leave a trail of threat crumbs that can be used to detect and shut down attacks.
By Andy Hawkins Field CTO, 4/7/2020
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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 , 4/7/2020
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9 Security Podcasts Worth Tuning In To
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
Recommendations for podcasts discussing news, trends, guidance, and stories across the cybersecurity industry.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/7/2020
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More Attackers Have Begun Using Zero-Day Exploits
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Vendors of offensive cyber tools have made it easy for any threat group with the right funds to leverage unpatched bugs, FireEye says.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 4/6/2020
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Misconfigured Containers Again Targeted by Cryptominer Malware
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
An attack group is searching for insecure containers exposing the Docker API and then installing a program that attempts to mine cryptocurrency. It's not the first time.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 4/6/2020
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Microsoft: Emotet Attack Shut Down an Entire Business Network
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The infection started with a phishing email and spread throughout the organization, overheating all machines and flooding its Internet connection.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/6/2020
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CVE-2020-1990
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-08
A stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability in the management server component of PAN-OS allows an authenticated user to upload a corrupted PAN-OS configuration and potentially execute code with root privileges. This issue affects Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS 8.1 versions before 8.1.13; 9.0 versions be...
CVE-2020-1991
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-08
An insecure temporary file vulnerability in Palo Alto Networks Traps allows a local authenticated Windows user to escalate privileges or overwrite system files. This issue affects Palo Alto Networks Traps 5.0 versions before 5.0.8; 6.1 versions before 6.1.4 on Windows. This issue does not affect Cor...
CVE-2020-1992
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-08
A format string vulnerability in the Varrcvr daemon of PAN-OS on PA-7000 Series devices with a Log Forwarding Card (LFC) allows remote attackers to crash the daemon creating a denial of service condition or potentially execute code with root privileges. This issue affects Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS 9...
CVE-2020-10978
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-08
GitLab EE/CE 8.11 to 12.9 is leaking information on Issues opened in a public project and then moved to a private project through Web-UI and GraphQL API.
CVE-2020-10979
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-08
GitLab EE/CE 11.10 to 12.9 is leaking information on restricted CI pipelines metrics to unauthorized users.
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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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