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Lessons from COVID-19 Cyberattacks: Where Do We Go Next?
Derek Manky, Chief of Security Insights and Global Threat Alliances, FortiGuard LabsCommentary
We need to learn from the attacks and attempts that have occurred in order to prepare for the future.
By Derek Manky Chief of Security Insights and Global Threat Alliances, FortiGuard Labs, 7/2/2020
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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 , 7/2/2020
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7 IoT Tips for Home Users
Steve Zurier, Contributing Writer
Whether for business or pleasure, you're on your own once you walk into the house with a new Internet of Things device. Here's how to keep everyone secure.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 7/2/2020
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Attackers Compromised Dozens of News Websites as Part of Ransomware Campaign
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Malware used to download WastedLocker on target networks was hosted on legit websites belonging to one parent company, Symantec says.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 7/1/2020
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Chinese Software Company Aisino Uninstalls GoldenSpy Malware
Steve Zurier, Contributing WriterNews
Follow-up sandbox research confirms Aisino knew about the malware in its tax software, though it's still unclear whether it was culpable.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 7/1/2020
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Businesses Invest in Cloud Security Tools Despite Concerns
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A majority of organizations say the acceleration was driven by a need to support more remote employees.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 7/1/2020
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DHS Shares Data on Top Cyber Threats to Federal Agencies
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Backdoors, cryptominers, and ransomware were the most widely detected threats by the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)'s intrusion prevention system EINSTEIN.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 7/1/2020
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New MacOS Ransomware Hides in Pirated Program
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A bogus installer for Little Snitch carries a ransomware hitchhiker.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/1/2020
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Microsoft Issues Out-of-Band Patches for RCE Flaws
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Vulnerabilities had not been exploited or publicly disclosed before fixes were released, Microsoft reports.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/1/2020
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4 Steps to a More Mature Identity Program
Mike Kiser, Global Security Advocate, Office of the CTO, SailPointCommentary
Security has evolved to evaluate an identity's attributes, access, and behavior to determine appropriate access.
By Mike Kiser Global Security Advocate, Office of the CTO, SailPoint, 7/1/2020
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Another COVID-19 Side Effect: Rising Nation-State Cyber Activity
Stephen Ward, VP, ThreatConnectCommentary
While financial institutions and government remain popular targets, COVID-19 research organizations are now also in the crosshairs.
By Stephen Ward VP, ThreatConnect, 7/1/2020
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Ripple20 Threatens Increasingly Connected Medical Devices
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A series of IoT vulnerabilities could put hospital networks, medical data, and patient safety at risk.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/30/2020
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FCC Designates Huawei & ZTE as National Security Threats
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Backdoors in 5G network equipment from these vendors could enable espionage and malicious activity, agency says.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 6/30/2020
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COVID-19 Puts ICS Security Initiatives 'On Pause'
Nicole Ferraro, Contributing WriterNews
Security pros concerned that increased remote access to vulnerable operational technology and stalled efforts to harden OT environments puts critical infrastructure at greater risk.
By Nicole Ferraro Contributing Writer, 6/30/2020
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Attackers Will Target Critical PAN-OS Flaw, Security Experts Warn
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
After Palo Alto Networks alerted users to a simple-to-exploit vulnerability in its network security gear, security agencies quickly warn that attackers won't wait to jump on it.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 6/30/2020
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DDoS Attacks Jump 542% from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The shift to remote work and heavy reliance on online services has driven an increase in attacks intended to overwhelm ISPs.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/30/2020
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Don't Slow Cybersecurity Spending: Steer into the Skid with a Tight Business Plan
Mark Darby, CEO of ISMS.onlineCommentary
We all know there are slippery conditions ahead, which is why it's never been more important for organizations to maintain and even increase their spending on cybersecurity.
By Mark Darby CEO of ISMS.online, 6/30/2020
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CISA Issues Advisory on Home Routers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The increase in work-from-home employees raises the importance of home router security.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/30/2020
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Profile of the Post-Pandemic CISO
Joan Goodchild, Contributing Writer
Projects that were high priorities before the COVID-19 outbreak have taken a back seat to new business needs. For security leaders that has meant new responsibilities that could very well stick around in the pandemic's aftermath.
By Joan Goodchild Contributing Writer, 6/30/2020
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3 Years After NotPetya, Many Organizations Still in Danger of Similar Attacks
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
The same gaps that enabled ransomware to spread remain in patching, network segmentation, backup practices, security experts say.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 6/30/2020
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CVE-2020-9498
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-02
Apache Guacamole 1.1.0 and older may mishandle pointers involved inprocessing data received via RDP static virtual channels. If a userconnects to a malicious or compromised RDP server, a series ofspecially-crafted PDUs could result in memory corruption, possiblyallowing arbitrary code to be executed...
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PUBLISHED: 2020-07-02
A vulnerability in the web-based management interface of Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Cisco Unified Communications Manager Session Management Edition, Cisco Unified Communications Manager IM & Presence Service, and Cisco Unity Connection could allow an unauthenticated, remote attack...
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PUBLISHED: 2020-07-02
In versions 3.0.0-3.5.0, 2.0.0-2.9.0, and 1.0.1, when users run the command displayed in NGINX Controller user interface (UI) to fetch the agent installer, the server TLS certificate is not verified.
CVE-2020-5910
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-02
In versions 3.0.0-3.5.0, 2.0.0-2.9.0, and 1.0.1, the Neural Autonomic Transport System (NATS) messaging services in use by the NGINX Controller do not require any form of authentication, so any successful connection would be authorized.
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PUBLISHED: 2020-07-02
In versions 3.0.0-3.5.0, 2.0.0-2.9.0, and 1.0.1, the NGINX Controller installer starts the download of Kubernetes packages from an HTTP URL On Debian/Ubuntu system.
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