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Data Leak Week: Billions of Sensitive Files Exposed Online
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A total of 2.7 billion email addresses, 1 billion email account passwords, and nearly 800,000 applications for copies of birth certificate were found on unsecured cloud buckets.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 12/10/2019
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Microsoft Fixes Windows Zero-Day on Lightest Patch Tuesday of 2019
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
This month's batch of security updates addresses 36 CVEs, seven of which are rated Critical and one of which has been exploited in the wild.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/10/2019
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Blink Cameras Found with Multiple Vulnerabilities
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Researchers found three broad types of vulnerabilities, one of which should be particularly concerning to consumers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/10/2019
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Security 101: What Is a Man-in-the-Middle Attack?
Joan Goodchild, Contributing Writer
A breakdown of the common ways criminals employ MitM techniques to snare victims, and tips for protecting users from these dirty tricks.
By Joan Goodchild Contributing Writer, 12/10/2019
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Intel's CPU Flaws Continue to Create Problems for the Tech Community
Irfan Ahmed, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Commonwealth UniversityCommentary
We can't wait out this problem and hope that it goes away. We must be proactive.
By Irfan Ahmed Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Commonwealth University, 12/10/2019
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Only 53% of Security Pros Have Ownership of Workforce IAM
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Most practitioners report an increase in identities, but many don't have control over how those identities are protected from a range of attacks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/10/2019
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Deliver a Deadly Counterpunch to Ransomware Attacks: 4 Steps
Mathew Newfield, Chief Information Security Officer at UnisysCommentary
You can't prevent all ransomware attacks. However, it's possible to ensure that if a breach happens, it doesn't spread, affect business, and become a newsworthy event.
By Mathew Newfield Chief Information Security Officer at Unisys, 12/10/2019
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Scientists Break Largest Encryption Key Yet with Brute Force
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The key, only one-third the length of most commercial encryption keys, took more than 35 million compute hours to break.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/9/2019
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Microsoft 'Campaign Views' Offers Full Look at Office 365 Attacks
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Campaign views, arriving in public preview, aims to share more context around how attackers targeted an organization and whether its defenses worked.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/9/2019
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Maersk CISO Says NotPeyta Devastated Several Unnamed US firms
Black Hat Staff,  Commentary
At least two companies may have been dealt even more damage than the shipping giant, which lost nearly its entire global IT infrastructure.
By By Eric Parizo, Senior Analyst, Ovum , 12/9/2019
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Two Bayrob Cybercrime Members Sentenced to 20 and 18 Years in Prison
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Romanian nationals stole some $4 million in a vast malware, botnet, and cryptocurrency operation.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/9/2019
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10 Notable Cybersecurity Acquisitions of 2019, Part 2
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
As mergers and acquisitions continued to shape the security industry throughout 2019, these deals were most significant.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/9/2019
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Criminals Hide Fraud Behind the Green Lock Icon
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Criminals are using free certificate services to apply real security certs to fraudulent sites and to take advantage of victims looking for surfing safety.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 12/9/2019
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4 Tips to Run Fast in the Face of Digital Transformation
Shane Buckley, President & Chief Operating Officer, GigamonCommentary
This gridiron-inspired advice will guarantee your digital transformation success and keep your data safe.
By Shane Buckley President & Chief Operating Officer, Gigamon, 12/9/2019
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New: From the Core to the Edge: 7 Reasons You Need Security at the Edge
Akamai Staff,
No longer can you secure the perimeter and trust that nothing will get in or out.
By Akamai Staff , 12/9/2019
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How Attackers Used Look-Alike Domains to Steal $1 Million From a Chinese VC
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Money meant to fund an Israeli startup wound up directly deposited to the scammers.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 12/6/2019
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Data Center Provider CyrusOne Confirms Ransomware Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The attack struck CyrusOne's managed services division and compromised six customers primarily serviced by a New York data center.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/6/2019
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Senators Call for End to Controversial NSA Program
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The program for collecting telephone call metadata has faced increased scrutiny and restrictions since Edward Snowden revealed its existence in 2013.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/6/2019
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Mega Breaches Are Forcing Us to a Passwordless World. Are We Finally Ready?
Steve Zurier, Contributing Writer
Passwordless authentication advocates see 2020 as a potential turning point year for the technology. But can the industry get off the dime?
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 12/6/2019
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Success Enablers or Silent Killers?
Douglas Ferguson, Founder & CTO, Pharos SecurityCommentary
These five success enablers will help CISOs report, measure, and demonstrate ROI to the C-suite.
By Douglas Ferguson Founder & CTO, Pharos Security, 12/6/2019
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CVE-2019-19604
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-11
Arbitrary command execution is possible in Git before 2.20.2, 2.21.x before 2.21.1, 2.22.x before 2.22.2, 2.23.x before 2.23.1, and 2.24.x before 2.24.1 because a "git submodule update" operation can run commands found in the .gitmodules file of a malicious repository.
CVE-2019-14861
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-10
All Samba versions 4.x.x before 4.9.17, 4.10.x before 4.10.11 and 4.11.x before 4.11.3 have an issue, where the (poorly named) dnsserver RPC pipe provides administrative facilities to modify DNS records and zones. Samba, when acting as an AD DC, stores DNS records in LDAP. In AD, the default permiss...
CVE-2019-14870
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-10
All Samba versions 4.x.x before 4.9.17, 4.10.x before 4.10.11 and 4.11.x before 4.11.3 have an issue, where the S4U (MS-SFU) Kerberos delegation model includes a feature allowing for a subset of clients to be opted out of constrained delegation in any way, either S4U2Self or regular Kerberos authent...
CVE-2019-14889
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-10
A flaw was found with the libssh API function ssh_scp_new() in versions before 0.9.3 and before 0.8.8. When the libssh SCP client connects to a server, the scp command, which includes a user-provided path, is executed on the server-side. In case the library is used in a way where users can influence...
CVE-2019-1484
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-10
A remote code execution vulnerability exists when Microsoft Windows OLE fails to properly validate user input, aka 'Windows OLE Remote Code Execution Vulnerability'.
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