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FIDO-Based Authentication Arrives for Smartwatches
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The Nok Nok App SDK for Smart Watch is designed to let businesses implement FIDO-based authentication on smartwatches.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/22/2019
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How Much Security Is Enough? Practitioners Weigh In
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Most IT and security pros surveyed say they could afford some, but not all, of the minimum security needed to protect themselves.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/22/2019
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Microsoft Aims to Block Firmware Attacks with New Secured-Core PCs
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Partnerships with Intel, Qualcomm, and AMD will bring a new layer of device security that alters the boot process to detect firmware compromise.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/21/2019
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Trend Micro Buys Cloud Conformity to Fight Cloud Competition
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The cloud security posture management startup was acquired for a reported $70 million.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/21/2019
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In a Crowded Endpoint Security Market, Consolidation Is Underway
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Experts examine the drivers pushing today's endpoint security market to consolidate as its many players compete to meet organizations' changing demands and transition to the cloud.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/18/2019
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Federal CIOs Zero In on Zero Trust
William Peteroy, Chief Technology Officer, Security, at GigamonCommentary
Here's how federal CIOs can begin utilizing the security concept and avoid predictable obstacles.
By William Peteroy Chief Technology Officer, Security, at Gigamon, 10/16/2019
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Symantec Adds Endpoint Security Tool to Revamp Portfolio
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Symantec Endpoint Security aims to deliver protection, detection, threat hunting, and response in a single tool.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/15/2019
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Sophos for Sale: Thoma Bravo Offers $3.9B
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Sophos' board of directors plans to unanimously recommend the offer to the company's shareholders.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/14/2019
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Tamper Protection Arrives for Microsoft Defender ATP
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The feature, designed to block unauthorized changes to security features, is now generally available.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/14/2019
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Akamai Snaps Up ChameleonX to Tackle Magecart
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Israel-based ChameleonX aims to protect websites from cyberattacks targeting payment data.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/10/2019
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Magecart Attack on Volusion Highlights Supply Chain Dangers
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Attackers compromised Volusion's Google Cloud environment to load malicious skimmer code onto more than 6,500 customer sites.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/10/2019
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How the Software-Defined Perimeter Is Redefining Access Control
Gilad Steinberg, Founder & CTO at Odo SecurityCommentary
In a world where traditional network boundaries no longer exist, VPNs are showing their age.
By Gilad Steinberg Founder & CTO at Odo Security, 10/9/2019
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Microsoft Issues 9 Critical Security Patches
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
None of the total 59 patches were for previously known vulnerabilities nor are any under active attack, Microsoft reports.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/8/2019
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Business Email Compromise Attacks Spike 269%
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new Mimecast report finds a significant uptick in BEC attacks, malware attachments, and spam landing in target inboxes.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/8/2019
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8 Ways Businesses Unknowingly Help Hackers
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
From lengthy email signatures to employees' social media posts, we look at the many ways organizations make it easier for attackers to break in.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/4/2019
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Researchers Link Magecart Group 4 to Cobalt Group
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Their findings demonstrate how Group 4 is likely conducting server-side skimming in addition to client-side activity.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/3/2019
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New Silent Starling Attack Group Puts Spin on BEC
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The West African cybergang has successfully infiltrated more than 500 companies using a tactic dubbed 'vendor email compromise.'
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/2/2019
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218M Words with Friends Players Compromised in Data Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The same attacker was reportedly behind the Collection #1 and Collection #2 data dumps earlier this year.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/30/2019
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Cloud Vulnerability Could Let One Server Compromise Thousands
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A flaw in the OnApp cloud management platform could let an attacker compromise a private cloud with access to a single server.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 9/27/2019
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DoorDash Breach Affects 4.9M Merchants, Customers, Workers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The May 4 incident exposed data belonging to users on the platform on or before April 5, 2018.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/27/2019
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CVE-2015-9501
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-22
The Artificial Intelligence theme before 1.2.4 for WordPress has XSS because Genericons HTML files are unnecessarily placed under the web root.
CVE-2019-16971
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-22
In FusionPBX up to 4.5.7, the file app\messages\messages_thread.php uses an unsanitized "contact_uuid" variable coming from the URL, which is reflected on 3 occasions in HTML, leading to XSS.
CVE-2019-16972
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-22
In FusionPBX up to 4.5.7, the file app\contacts\contact_addresses.php uses an unsanitized "id" variable coming from the URL, which is reflected in HTML, leading to XSS.
CVE-2019-16973
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-22
In FusionPBX up to 4.5.7, the file app\contacts\contact_edit.php uses an unsanitized "query_string" variable coming from the URL, which is reflected in HTML, leading to XSS.
CVE-2015-9496
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-22
The freshmail-newsletter plugin before 1.6 for WordPress has shortcode.php SQL Injection via the 'FM_form id=' substring.