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Failing Toward Zero: Why Your Security Needs to Fail to Get Better
Akshay Bhargava, Chief Product Officer at MalwarebytesCommentary
Each security incident should lead to a successive reduction in future incidences of the same type. Organizations that fail toward zero embrace failure and learn from their mistakes.
By Akshay Bhargava Chief Product Officer at Malwarebytes, 11/27/2020
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Do You Know Who's Lurking in Your Cloud Environment?
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A security researcher explains the dangers of poor visibility in the cloud and a new strategy to evaluate IAM exposure in Google Cloud Platform.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/25/2020
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Look Beyond the 'Big 5' in Cyberattacks
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Don't ignore cyber operations outside US and European interests, researcher says. We can learn a lot from methods used by attackers that aren't among the usual suspects.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/25/2020
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Baidu Apps Leaked Location Data, Machine Learning Reveals
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Several apps available on the Google Play Store, including two made by Chinese Internet giant Baidu, leaked information about the phone's hardware and location without the user's knowledge, research finds.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/24/2020
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Alexa, Disarm the Victim's Home Security System
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Researchers who last year hacked popular voice assistants with laser pointers take their work to the next level.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 11/24/2020
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US Treasury's OFAC Ransomware Advisory: Navigating the Gray Areas
Jason Bevis & Kevin Adams-Romano, VP of Awake Labs / Incident Response Specialist at Awake SecurityCommentary
Leveraging the right response strategy, following the regulations, and understanding the ransom entity are the fundamentals in any ransomware outbreak.
By Jason Bevis & Kevin Adams-Romano VP of Awake Labs / Incident Response Specialist at Awake Security, 11/24/2020
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Printers' Cybersecurity Threats Too Often Ignored
Shivaun Albright, Chief Technologist of Print Security, HP Inc.Commentary
Remote workforce heightens the need to protect printing systems against intrusion and compromise.
By Shivaun Albright Chief Technologist of Print Security, HP Inc., 11/24/2020
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Evidence-Based Trust Gets Black Hat Europe Spotlight
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
An FPGA-based system could change the balance of power between hardware attackers and defenders within IT security.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 11/23/2020
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3 Steps CISOs Can Take to Convey Strategy for Budget Presentations
Vinay Sridhara, CTO at BalbixCommentary
Answering these questions will help CISOs define a plan and take the organization in a positive direction.
By Vinay Sridhara CTO at Balbix, 11/23/2020
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How Retailers Can Fight Fraud and Abuse This Holiday Season
Sunil Potti, General Manager and Vice President, Google Cloud SecurityCommentary
Online shopping will be more popular than ever with consumers... and with malicious actors too.
By Sunil Potti General Manager and Vice President, Google Cloud Security, 11/23/2020
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10 Undergraduate Security Degree Programs to Explore
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
Colleges and universities are ramping up cybersecurity education with a wider range of degree programs and more resources for students to build their infosec careers.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/23/2020
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The Yellow Brick Road to Risk Management
Andrew Lowe, Senior Information Security Consultant, TalaTekCommentary
Beginning the journey to risk management can be daunting, but protecting your business is worth every step.
By Andrew Lowe Senior Information Security Consultant, TalaTek, 11/19/2020
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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 , 11/19/2020
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New Proposed DNS Security Features Released
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Verisign's R&D team has developed new ways to authenticate and optimize DNS traffic on the client side of the domain-name resolution process.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 11/19/2020
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2021 Cybersecurity Spending: How to Maximize Value
Gidi Cohen, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Skybox SecurityCommentary
This is a pivotal moment for CISOs. As their influence increases, so does the pressure for them to make the right decisions.
By Gidi Cohen Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Skybox Security, 11/19/2020
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Online Shopping Surge Puts Focus on Consumer Security Habits
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Companies will have to tread a fine line between delivering security and a frictionless shopping experience, security firms say.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/18/2020
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Trump Fires CISA Director Chris Krebs
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Christopher Krebs was fired via tweet shortly after the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency called the 2020 election "the most secure in American history."
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/18/2020
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As Businesses Move to Multicloud Approach, Ransomware Follows
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The average US company uses 16 cloud services, but only a third of IT professional believe their security measures have kept up with the change.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/18/2020
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EFF, Security Experts Condemn Politicization of Election Security
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Open letter, signed by high-profile security professionals and organizations, urges White House to "reverse course and support election security."
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/17/2020
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To Pay or Not to Pay: Responding to Ransomware From a Lawyer's Perspective
Beth Burgin Waller, Chair, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Practice , Woods Rogers PLCCommentary
The threat of data extortion adds new layers of risk when determining how to respond to a ransomware attack.
By Beth Burgin Waller Chair, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Practice , Woods Rogers PLC, 11/17/2020
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CVE-2020-29378
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-29
An issue was discovered on V-SOL V1600D V2.03.69 and V2.03.57, V1600D4L V1.01.49, V1600D-MINI V1.01.48, V1600G1 V2.0.7 and V1.9.7, and V1600G2 V1.1.4 OLT devices. It is possible to elevate the privilege of a CLI user (to full administrative access) by using the password [email protected]#y$z%x6x7q8c9z) for the e...
CVE-2020-29379
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-29
An issue was discovered on V-SOL V1600D4L V1.01.49 and V1600D-MINI V1.01.48 OLT devices. During the process of updating the firmware, the update script starts a telnetd -l /bin/sh process that does not require authentication for TELNET access.
CVE-2020-29380
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-29
An issue was discovered on V-SOL V1600D V2.03.69 and V2.03.57, V1600D4L V1.01.49, V1600D-MINI V1.01.48, V1600G1 V2.0.7 and V1.9.7, and V1600G2 V1.1.4 OLT devices. TELNET is offered by default but SSH is not always available. An attacker can intercept passwords sent in cleartext and conduct a man-in-...
CVE-2020-29381
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-29
An issue was discovered on V-SOL V1600D V2.03.69 and V2.03.57, V1600D4L V1.01.49, V1600D-MINI V1.01.48, V1600G1 V2.0.7 and V1.9.7, and V1600G2 V1.1.4 OLT devices. Command injection can occur in "upload tftp syslog" and "upload tftp configuration" in the CLI via a crafted filename...
CVE-2020-29382
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-29
An issue was discovered on V-SOL V1600D V2.03.69 and V2.03.57, V1600G1 V2.0.7 and V1.9.7, and V1600G2 V1.1.4 OLT devices. A hardcoded RSA private key (specific to V1600D, V1600G1, and V1600G2) is contained in the firmware images.