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Clear & Present Danger: Data Hoarding Undermines Better Security
Elissa M. Redmiles, Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Software SystemsCommentary
Facebook and Google can identify patterns of attack within their own data, but smaller businesses rarely see enough traffic to successfully identify an attack or warn users.
By Elissa M. Redmiles Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, 4/13/2021
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Biden Nominates Former NSA Officials for Top Cybersecurity Roles
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
President Biden has nominated Jen Easterly as the new director of CISA and is expected to nominate Chris Inglis as the first national cyber director.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/12/2021
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Microsoft Warns of Malware Delivery via Google URLs
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new campaign abuses legitimate website contact forms to send URLs that ultimately deliver the IcedID banking Trojan.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/12/2021
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Federal Reserve Chairman Says Cyber-Risk a Top Threat to National Economy
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Jerome Powell tells 60 Minutes that cyberattacks have the potential to do major damage to US financial system.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/12/2021
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Wake Up and Smell the JavaScript
Deepika Gajaria, VP of Products, Tala SecurityCommentary
The SolarWinds attack showed the true meaning of a supply chain breach. And it's the canary in the coal mine for sensitive data on the Web.
By Deepika Gajaria VP of Products, Tala Security, 4/12/2021
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Unofficial Android App Store APKPure Infected With Malware
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The APKPure app store was infected with malware that can download Trojans to other Android devices, researchers report.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/9/2021
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CISA Launches New Threat Detection Dashboard
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Aviary is a new dashboard that works with CISA's Sparrow threat detection tool.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/9/2021
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8 Security & Privacy Apps to Share With Family and Friends
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
Mobile apps to recommend to the people in your life who want to improve their online security and privacy.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/9/2021
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Fraudsters Use HTML Legos to Evade Detection in Phishing Attack
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Criminals stitch pieces of HTML together and hide them in JavaScript files, researchers report.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/8/2021
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Handcuffs Over AI: Solving Security Challenges With Law Enforcement
Charles Herring, CTO and Co-Founder, WitFooCommentary
We've tried everything else ... now it's time to make the prospect of getting caught -- and punished -- a real deterrent to cybercrime.
By Charles Herring CTO and Co-Founder, WitFoo, 4/8/2021
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Voice-Changing Software Found on APT Attackers' Server
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Security researchers believe the presence of Morph Vox Pro could indicate APT-C-23 has new plans for their phishing campaigns.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/7/2021
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Cring Ransomware Used in Attacks on European Industrial Firms
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Attackers exploited a vulnerability in Fortigate VPN servers to gain access to target networks, researchers report.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/7/2021
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Fortune 500 Security Shows Progress and Pitfalls
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Fortune 500 companies have improved on email security and vulnerability disclosure programs but struggle in asset management and high-risk services.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/7/2021
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Rethinking Cyberattack Response: Prevention & Preparedness
Hitesh Sheth, CEO, VectraCommentary
The SolarWinds incident is the starkest reminder yet that complacency can exact a terrible price.
By Hitesh Sheth CEO, Vectra, 4/7/2021
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5 Ways to Transform Your Phishing Defenses Right Now
Kevin O'Brien, Co-Founder and CEO, GreatHornCommentary
By transforming how you approach phishing, you can break the phishing kill chain and meaningfully reduce your business risk.
By Kevin O'Brien Co-Founder and CEO, GreatHorn, 4/7/2021
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Cartoon Caption Winner: Something Seems Afoul
John Klossner, CartoonistCommentary
And the winner of Dark Readings's March cartoon caption contest is ...
By John Klossner Cartoonist, 4/7/2021
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Security Falls Short in Rapid COVID Cloud Migration
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The quick pivot to the cloud for remote support also ushered in risks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/6/2021
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Ryuk's Rampage Has Lessons for the Enterprise
Andrew Jaquith, Chief Information Security Officer & General Manager, Cyber, COMPLEXCommentary
The Ryuk ransomware epidemic is no accident. The cybercriminals responsible for its spread have systematically exploited weaknesses in enterprise defenses that must be addressed.
By Andrew Jaquith Chief Information Security Officer & General Manager, Cyber, COMPLEX, 4/6/2021
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NFT Thefts Reveal Security Risks in Coupling Private Keys & Digital Assets
Pratik Savla, Lead Security Engineer at VenafiCommentary
Compromised NFT accounts highlight security concerns inherent in the design of centralized systems.
By Pratik Savla Lead Security Engineer at Venafi, 4/6/2021
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Data from 553 Million Facebook Accounts Leaked Online
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Personal information belonging to more than 533 million Facebook users was found available on a cybercrime forum.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/5/2021
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Beyond MITRE ATT&CK: The Case for a New Cyber Kill Chain
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CVE-2021-25250
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-13
An improper access control vulnerability in Trend Micro Apex One, Trend Micro Apex One as a Service and OfficeScan XG SP1 on a sensitive file could allow a local attacker to escalate privileges on affected installations. Please note: an attacker must first obtain the ability to execute low-privil...
CVE-2021-25253
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-13
An improper access control vulnerability in Trend Micro Apex One, Trend Micro Apex One as a Service and OfficeScan XG SP1 on a resource used by the service could allow a local attacker to escalate privileges on affected installations. Please note: an attacker must first obtain the ability to exec...
CVE-2021-28645
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-13
An incorrect permission assignment vulnerability in Trend Micro Apex One, Apex One as a Service and OfficeScan XG SP1 could allow a local attacker to escalate privileges on affected installations. Please note: an attacker must first obtain the ability to execute low-privileged code on the target ...
CVE-2021-28646
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-13
An insecure file permissions vulnerability in Trend Micro Apex One, Apex One as a Service and OfficeScan XG SP1 could allow a local attacker to take control of a specific log file on affected installations.
CVE-2021-28647
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-13
Trend Micro Password Manager version 5 (Consumer) is vulnerable to a DLL Hijacking vulnerability which could allow an attacker to inject a malicious DLL file during the installation progress and could execute a malicious program each time a user installs a program.