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The Problem with Proprietary Testing: NSS Labs vs. CrowdStrike
Brian Monkman, Executive Director at NetSecOPENCommentary
Why apples-to-apples performance tests are the only way to accurately gauge the impact of network security products and solutions.
By Brian Monkman Executive Director at NetSecOPEN, 7/19/2019
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RDP Bug Takes New Approach to Host Compromise
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers show how simply connecting to a rogue machine can silently compromise the host.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 7/18/2019
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8 Legit Tools and Utilities That Cybercriminals Commonly Misuse
Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer
Threat actors are increasingly 'living off the land,' using publicly available management and administration tools to conceal malicious activity.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 7/18/2019
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79% of US Consumers Fear Webcams Are Watching
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Widespread privacy concerns have caused 60% of people to cover their laptop webcams some in creative ways survey data shows.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/18/2019
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Calculating the Value of Security
Jason Sandys, Microsoft Enterprise Mobility MVP and Senior Consultant at Coretech AllianceCommentary
What will it take to align staff and budget to protect the organization?
By Jason Sandys Microsoft Enterprise Mobility MVP and Senior Consultant at Coretech Alliance, 7/18/2019
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Bluetooth Bug Enables Tracking on Windows 10, iOS & macOS Devices
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers discover a third-party algorithm in multiple high-profile Bluetooth devices exposes users to third-party tracking and data access.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 7/17/2019
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A Password Management Report Card
Maxine Holt, Research Director, OvumCommentary
New research on password management tools identifies the relative strengths and weaknesses of 12 competing offerings.
By Maxine Holt Research Director, Ovum, 7/17/2019
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Data Loss, Leakage Top Cloud Security Concerns
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Compliance, accidental exposure of credentials, and data control are also primary concerns for senior IT and security managers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/17/2019
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For Real Security, Don't Let Failure Be Your Measure of Success
Zane Lackey, Co-Founder and CSO of Signal SciencesCommentary
For too long, we've focused almost exclusively on keeping out the bad guys rather than what to do when they get in (and they will).
By Zane Lackey Co-Founder and CSO of Signal Sciences, 7/17/2019
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Security Snapshot: OS, Authentication, Browser & Cloud Trends
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
New research shows cloud apps are climbing, SMS authentication is falling, Chrome is the enterprise browser favorite, and Android leads outdated devices.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 7/16/2019
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How Attackers Infiltrate the Supply Chain & What to Do About It
Shay Nahari, Head of Red-Team Services at CyberArkCommentary
With some security best practices, enterprises can significantly reduce the chances that a potential supply chain attack will affect business operations.
By Shay Nahari Head of Red-Team Services at CyberArk, 7/16/2019
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US Mayors Commit to Just Saying No to Ransomware
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The group of more than 1,400 top elected municipal officials takes the admirable, recommended stance against paying ransoms. However, can towns and cities secure their information technology infrastructure to withstand attacks?
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 7/16/2019
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Symantec Builds Out Cloud Portfolio to Enforce 'Zero Trust'
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
New additions to its Integrated Cyber Defense Platform aim to give businesses greater control over access to cloud resources and applications.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/16/2019
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Is 2019 the Year of the CISO?
Terry Ray, Chief Technology Officer, ImpervaCommentary
The case for bringing the CISO to the C-suite's risk and business-strategy table.
By Terry Ray Chief Technology Officer, Imperva, 7/16/2019
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Meet DoppelPaymer, BitPaymer's Ransomware Lookalike
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
New ransomware variant DoppelPaymer was leveraged in campaigns against the City of Edcouch, Texas, and the Chilean Ministry of Agriculture.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 7/15/2019
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FTC Reportedly Ready to Sock Facebook with Record $5 Billion Fine
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The fine, for the social media giant's role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, would be the largest ever against a tech company.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/15/2019
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18% of Enterprises Holding Back on Windows 10 Upgrade
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Microsoft will officially end support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020. Many large businesses aren't ready.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/15/2019
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Is Machine Learning the Future of Cloud-Native Security?
Pawan Shankar, Senior Security Product Marketing Manager at SysdigCommentary
The nature of containers and microservices makes them harder to protect. Machine learning might be the answer going forward.
By Pawan Shankar Senior Security Product Marketing Manager at Sysdig, 7/15/2019
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Where Businesses Waste Endpoint Security Budgets
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
Too many systems, failure to test tools, and fear of replacement drive endpoint complexity and render products less effective.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 7/15/2019
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German Schools Ban Office 365, Cite Privacy Concerns
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The ruling follows years of debate over whether German schools and institutions should use Microsoft tools and services.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/12/2019
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CVE-2019-14207
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-21
An issue was discovered in Foxit PhantomPDF before 8.3.11. The application could crash when calling the clone function due to an endless loop resulting from confusing relationships between a child and parent object (caused by an append error).
CVE-2019-14208
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-21
An issue was discovered in Foxit PhantomPDF before 8.3.10. The application could be exposed to a NULL pointer dereference and crash when getting a PDF object from a document, or parsing a certain portfolio that contains a null dictionary.
CVE-2019-14209
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-21
An issue was discovered in Foxit PhantomPDF before 8.3.10. The application could be exposed to Heap Corruption due to data desynchrony when adding AcroForm.
CVE-2019-14210
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-21
An issue was discovered in Foxit PhantomPDF before 8.3.10. The application could be exposed to Memory Corruption due to the use of an invalid pointer copy, resulting from a destructed string object.
CVE-2019-14211
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-21
An issue was discovered in Foxit PhantomPDF before 8.3.11. The application could crash due to the lack of proper validation of the existence of an object prior to performing operations on that object when executing JavaScript.