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Google Analyzes Pilfered Password Reuse
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Password Checkup data shows some users still reuse their exposed passwords.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/16/2019
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Project Zero Turns 5: How Google's Zero-Day Hunt Has Grown
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
At Black Hat USA, Project Zero's team lead shared details of projects it has accomplished and its influence on the security community.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 8/16/2019
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NSA Researchers Talk Development, Release of Ghidra SRE Tool
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
NSA researchers took the Black Hat stage to share details of how they developed and released the software reverse-engineering framework.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 8/15/2019
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68% of Companies Say Red Teaming Beats Blue Teaming
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The majority of organizations surveyed find red team exercises more effective than blue team testing, research shows.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/15/2019
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5 Things to Know About Cyber Insurance
Joan Goodchild, Contributing Writer
More businesses are recognizing the need for cyber insurance as part of an overall security strategy. Here are some key points to consider when evaluating, purchasing, and relying on a policy.
By Joan Goodchild Contributing Writer, 8/15/2019
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Financial Phishing Grows in Volume and Sophistication in First Half of 2019
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Criminals are using the tools intended to protect consumers to attack them through techniques that are becoming more successful with each passing month.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/14/2019
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Stronger Defenses Force Cybercriminals to Rethink Strategy
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers see the rise of new relationships and attack techniques as criminals put companies' resilience to the test.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 8/14/2019
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BioStar 2 Leak Exposes 23GB Data, 1M Fingerprints
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Thousands of organizations, including banks, governments, and the UK Metropolitan Police, use the biometric security tool to authenticate users.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/14/2019
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Does Personality Make You Vulnerable to Cybercrime?
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A new study explores the connections between personality traits and susceptibility to different cyberattacks.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 8/13/2019
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Microsoft Patches Wormable RCE Vulns in Remote Desktop Services
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Similar to the now-patched 'BlueKeep' vulnerability, two flaws fixed today could let malware spread across vulnerable computers.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 8/13/2019
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700K Guest Records Stolen in Choice Hotels Breach
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Cybercriminals reportedly stole the information from an exposed MongoDB database on a third-party server.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/13/2019
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History Doesn't Repeat Itself in Cyberspace
Nick Jovanovic, VP, Federal, for Cloud Protection and Licensing Activity at ThalesCommentary
The 10th anniversary of the US Cyber Command is an opportunity to prepare for unknowns in the rapidly changing cybersecurity landscape.
By Nick Jovanovic VP, Federal, for Cloud Protection and Licensing Activity at Thales, 8/13/2019
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2019 Pwnie Award Winners (And Those Who Wish They Weren't)
Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer
This year's round-up includes awards into two new categories: most under-hyped research and epic achievement.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 8/13/2019
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FBI Plans to Monitor Social Media May Spark Privacy Issues
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new initiative to pull data from social media platforms may clash with policies prohibiting the use of information for mass surveillance.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/12/2019
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Security Pros, Congress Reps Talk National Cybersecurity at DEF CON
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Cybersecurity and government leaders discussed why Congress is unprepared for a major cyberattack and how the two parties can collaborate.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 8/12/2019
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New Vulnerability Risk Model Promises More-Efficient Security
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Taking into account more factors than the current CVSS makes for a better assessment of actual danger.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/9/2019
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It's (Still) the Password, Stupid!
Sam Bocetta, Security AnalystCommentary
The best way to protect your identity in cyberspace is the simplest: Use a variety of strong passwords, and never, ever, use "123456" no matter how easy it is to type.
By Sam Bocetta Security Analyst, 8/9/2019
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How Behavioral Data Shaped a Security Training Makeover
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A new program leveraged behavioral data of employees to determine when they excelled at security and where they needed improvement.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 8/8/2019
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Dark Reading News Desk Live at Black Hat USA 2019
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Watch right here for 40 video interviews with speakers and sponsors. Streaming live from Black Hat USA Wednesday and Thursday 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/8/2019
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Yes, FaceApp Really Could Be Sending Your Data to Russia
Marc Rogers, Executive Director of Cybersecurity, OktaCommentary
FaceApp has an unprecedented level of access to data from 150 million users. What could its endgame be? We unpack three potential risks.
By Marc Rogers Executive Director of Cybersecurity, Okta, 8/8/2019
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CVE-2019-15151
PUBLISHED: 2019-08-18
AdPlug 2.3.1 has a double free in the Cu6mPlayer class in u6m.h.
CVE-2019-15149
PUBLISHED: 2019-08-18
core.py in Mitogen before 0.2.8 has a typo that drops the unidirectional-routing protection mechanism in the case of a child that is initiated by another child. The Ansible extension is unaffected.
CVE-2019-15145
PUBLISHED: 2019-08-18
DjVuLibre 3.5.27 allows attackers to cause a denial-of-service attack (application crash via an out-of-bounds read) by crafting a corrupted JB2 image file that is mishandled in JB2Dict::JB2Codec::get_direct_context in libdjvu/JB2Image.h because of a missing zero-bytes check in libdjvu/GBitmap.h.
CVE-2019-15146
PUBLISHED: 2019-08-18
GoPro GPMF-parser 1.2.2 has a heap-based buffer over-read (4 bytes) in GPMF_Next in GPMF_parser.c.
CVE-2019-15147
PUBLISHED: 2019-08-18
GoPro GPMF-parser 1.2.2 has an out-of-bounds read and SEGV in GPMF_Next in GPMF_parser.c.