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COVID-19: Latest Security News & Commentary
Dark Reading Staff, News
Check out Dark Reading's updated, exclusive news and commentary surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/27/2020
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How to Pay a Ransom
Nicole Ferraro, Contributing Writer
Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, ransomware attacks were on the rise and becoming more expensive. Now your organization has fallen victim and is going to pay. Here's how to handle it.
By Nicole Ferraro Contributing Writer, 5/26/2020
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Benefits of a Cloud-Based, Automated Cyber Range
Rocky Yuan, Cybersecurity Engineer at BAE systemsCommentary
A cyber range is an irreplaceable tool that allows cybersecurity professionals to improve their response capabilities as well as their ability to identify risks.
By Rocky Yuan Cybersecurity Engineer at BAE systems, 5/26/2020
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Q&A: Eugene Kaspersky on Tourism, the Pandemic, and Cybersecurity
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
The CEO and co-founder of eponymously named security vendor has launched a new travel accelerator program amid the COVID-19 crisis.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 5/26/2020
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Security & Trust Ratings Proliferate: Is That a Good Thing?
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Phishing ratings, security ratings, human-ness ratings -- we are looking at a future filled with grades of security and trustworthiness. But there is a downside.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 5/22/2020
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10 iOS Security Tips to Lock Down Your iPhone
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
Mobile security experts share their go-to advice for protecting iPhones from hackers, thieves, and fraudsters.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/22/2020
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How an Industry Consortium Can Reinvent Security Solution Testing
Henry Harrison, Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer, GarrisonCommentary
By committing to independent testing to determine value, vendors will ensure that their products do what they say they do.
By Henry Harrison Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer, Garrison, 5/21/2020
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The Need for Compliance in a Post-COVID-19 World
Baan Alsinawi, Founder and Managing Director at TalaTekCommentary
With the current upheaval, business leaders may lose focus and push off implementing security measures, managing risk, and keeping up with compliance requirements. That's a big mistake.
By Baan Alsinawi Founder and Managing Director at TalaTek, 5/21/2020
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Centralized Contact Tracing Raises Concerns Among Privacy-Conscious Citizens
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The long debate over whether encryption and anonymity shield too much criminal behavior also has staged a resurgence.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 5/21/2020
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60% of Insider Threats Involve Employees Planning to Leave
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers shows most "flight-risk" employees planning to leave an organization tend to start stealing data two to eight weeks before they go.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/20/2020
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Microsoft Warns of Vulnerability Affecting Windows DNS Server
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new security advisory addresses a vulnerability that could be exploited to cause a denial-of-service attack.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/20/2020
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Coronavirus-Themed Phishing Fears Largely Overblown, Researchers Say
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
As COVID-19-themed spam rises, phishingnot so much. An analysis of newly registered domains finds that only 2.4% are actually phishing sites aiming to steal credentials.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 5/20/2020
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Is Zero Trust the Best Answer to the COVID-19 Lockdown?
Dan Blum, Cybersecurity & Risk Management StrategistCommentary
Enterprises need to recognize that remote access and other pandemic-related security challenges cannot be fixed with buzzwords or silver-bullet security tools.
By Dan Blum Cybersecurity & Risk Management Strategist, 5/20/2020
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Google Chrome Redesign Puts Security & Privacy in Users' Hands
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Chrome browser will tell users if their browser is up to date, malicious extensions are installed, and/or a password has been compromised.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/19/2020
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Web Application Attacks Double from 2019: Verizon DBIR
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Verizon's annual data breach report shows most attackers are external, money remains their top motivator, and web applications and unsecured cloud storage are hot targets.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/19/2020
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Cybersecurity Extends Far Beyond Security Teams & Everyone Plays a Part
Jim Ivers, VP within the Synopsys Software Integrity GroupCommentary
Security isn't about tools or technology; it's about establishing a broad, fundamental awareness and sense of responsibility among all employees.
By Jim Ivers VP within the Synopsys Software Integrity Group, 5/19/2020
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Private Equity Firm Stalls $1.9B Forescout Acquisition
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Officials say "there can be no assurance" Forescout and Advent International will reach an agreement, though talks are ongoing.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/18/2020
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The 3 Top Cybersecurity Myths & What You Should Know
Zack Schuler, Founder and CEO of NINJIOCommentary
With millions of employees now attempting to work from home, it's vital to challenge misconceptions about cybersecurity.
By Zack Schuler Founder and CEO of NINJIO, 5/18/2020
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Microsoft Open Sources Its Coronavirus Threat Data
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Microsoft's COVID-19 intelligence will be made publicly available to help businesses fight virus-related security threats.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/15/2020
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The Entertainment Biz Is Changing, but the Cybersecurity Script Is One We've Read Before
Joan Goodchild, Contributing Writer
Several A-list celebrities have found themselves at the center of a ransomware attack -- and it's certainly not the first time hackers have gone after them or the entertainment industry. What are security pros doing wrong?
By Joan Goodchild Contributing Writer, 5/15/2020
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CVE-2020-10737
PUBLISHED: 2020-05-27
A race condition was found in the mkhomedir tool shipped with the oddjob package in versions before 0.34.5 and 0.34.6 wherein, during the home creation, mkhomedir copies the /etc/skel directory into the newly created home and changes its ownership to the home's user without properly checking the hom...
CVE-2020-13622
PUBLISHED: 2020-05-27
JerryScript 2.2.0 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (assertion failure) because a property key query for a Proxy object returns unintended data.
CVE-2020-13623
PUBLISHED: 2020-05-27
JerryScript 2.2.0 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (stack consumption) via a proxy operation.
CVE-2020-13616
PUBLISHED: 2020-05-26
The boost ASIO wrapper in net/asio.cpp in Pichi before 1.3.0 lacks TLS hostname verification.
CVE-2020-13614
PUBLISHED: 2020-05-26
An issue was discovered in ssl.c in Axel before 2.17.8. The TLS implementation lacks hostname verification.