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97% of Americans Cant Ace a Basic Security Test
Steve Zurier, Contributing WriterNews
Still, a new Google study uncovers a bit of good news, too.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 5/20/2019
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Financial Sector Under Siege
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & CIO AdvisorCommentary
The old take-the-money-and-run approach has been replaced by siege tactics such as DDOS attacks and land-and-expand campaigns with multiple points of persistence and increased dwell time.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & CIO Advisor, 5/20/2019
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Artist Uses Malware in Installation
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A piece of 'art' currently up for auction features six separate types of malware running on a vulnerable computer.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/17/2019
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When Older Windows Systems Won't Die
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Microsoft's decision to patch unsupported machines for the critical CVE-2019-0708 flaw is a reminder that XP, 2003, and other older versions of Windows still run in some enterprises.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/17/2019
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Exposed Elasticsearch Database Compromises Data on 8M People
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Personal data exposed includes full names, physical and email addresses, birthdates, phone numbers, and IP addresses.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/17/2019
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Google to Replace Titan Security Keys Affected by Bluetooth Bug
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A misconfiguration in Bluetooth Titan Security Keys' pairing protocols could compromise users under specific circumstances.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/16/2019
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Executive Order Limits Certain Tech Sales, Hits Huawei Hard
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The executive order signed by President Trump bars the sale or installation of equipment seen to be controlled by hostile foreign governments and a threat to national security.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/16/2019
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Cyber Workforce Exec Order: Right Question, Wrong Answer
Ryan Shaw, Co-Founder, BionicCommentary
Shuffling resources, adding administrative process, and creating a competition and incentive system will do little to grow and mature the talent we need to meet the cybersecurity challenges we face.
By Ryan Shaw Co-Founder, Bionic, 5/16/2019
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New Intel Vulnerabilities Bring Fresh CPU Attack Dangers
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Four newly discovered vulns from the speculative-execution family bring Meltdown-like threats to Intel's processors.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 5/15/2019
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Two Ransomware Recovery Firms Typically Pay Hackers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Companies promising the safe return of data sans ransom payment secretly pass Bitcoin to attackers and charge clients added fees.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/15/2019
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Resolution Requires Cybersecurity Training for Members of Congress
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A bipartisan resolution would mandate IT and cybersecurity training for all members of Congress, their staff, and employees.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/14/2019
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Microsoft Patches Wormable Vuln in Windows 7, 2003, XP, Server 2008
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Microsoft releases security updates for some out-of-support systems to fix a bug that could be weaponized as a worm if exploited.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/14/2019
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Missing in Action: Cybersecurity Professionals
Andrea Fumagalli, Vice President of Engineering, DFLabsCommentary
Just as every organization security team's needs are unique, so are the reasons for the shortage of candidates for open positions. Here are five strategies to help you close the gap.
By Andrea Fumagalli Vice President of Engineering, DFLabs, 5/14/2019
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Effective Pen Tests Follow These 7 Steps
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Third-party pen tests are part of every comprehensive security plan. Here's how to get the most from this mandatory investment.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 5/14/2019
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LockerGoga, MegaCortex Ransomware Share Unlikely Traits
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
New form of ransomware MegaCortex shares commonalities with LockerGoga, enterprise malware recently seen in major cyberattacks.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/13/2019
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Attacks on JavaScript Services Leak Info From Websites
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Three marketing tools, including the Best Of The Web security logomark, were compromised in supply chain attacks, allegedly leaving website customers leaking their users' sensitive information.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 5/13/2019
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Poorly Configured Server Exposes Most Panama Citizens' Data
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Compromised information includes full names, birth dates, national ID numbers, medical insurance numbers, and other personal data.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/13/2019
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How Open Testing Standards Can Improve Security
Timothy Winters, Sr. Manager, UNH InterOperability LaboratoryCommentary
When creating security metrics, it's critical that test methodologies cover multiple scenarios to ensure that devices perform as expected in all environments.
By Timothy Winters Sr. Manager, UNH InterOperability Laboratory, 5/13/2019
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Demystifying the Dark Web: What You Need to Know
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
The Dark Web and Deep Web are not the same, neither is fully criminal, and more await in this guide to the Internet's mysterious corners.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/10/2019
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Microsoft SharePoint Bug Exploited in the Wild
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A number of reports show CVE-2019-0604 is under active attack, Alien Labs researchers say.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/10/2019
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CVE-2019-12216
PUBLISHED: 2019-05-20
An issue was discovered in libSDL2.a in Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL) 2.0.9 when used in conjunction with libSDL2_image.a in SDL2_image 2.0.4. There is a heap-based buffer overflow in the SDL2_image function IMG_LoadPCX_RW at IMG_pcx.c.
CVE-2019-12217
PUBLISHED: 2019-05-20
An issue was discovered in libSDL2.a in Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL) 2.0.9 when used in conjunction with libSDL2_image.a in SDL2_image 2.0.4. There is a NULL pointer dereference in the SDL stdio_read function in file/SDL_rwops.c.
CVE-2019-12218
PUBLISHED: 2019-05-20
An issue was discovered in libSDL2.a in Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL) 2.0.9 when used in conjunction with libSDL2_image.a in SDL2_image 2.0.4. There is a NULL pointer dereference in the SDL2_image function IMG_LoadPCX_RW at IMG_pcx.c.
CVE-2019-12219
PUBLISHED: 2019-05-20
An issue was discovered in libSDL2.a in Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL) 2.0.9 when used in conjunction with libSDL2_image.a in SDL2_image 2.0.4. There is an invalid free error in the SDL function SDL_SetError_REAL at SDL_error.c.
CVE-2019-12220
PUBLISHED: 2019-05-20
An issue was discovered in libSDL2.a in Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL) 2.0.9 when used in conjunction with libSDL2_image.a in SDL2_image 2.0.4. There is an out-of-bounds read in the SDL function SDL_FreePalette_REAL at video/SDL_pixels.c.