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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 , 10/23/2020
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A Pause to Address 'Ethical Debt' of Facial Recognition
Mike Kiser, Global Security Advocate, Office of the CTO, SailPointCommentary
Ethical use will require some combination of consistent reporting, regulation, corporate responsibility, and adversarial technology.
By Mike Kiser Global Security Advocate, Office of the CTO, SailPoint, 10/23/2020
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Credential-Stuffing Attacks Plague Loyalty Programs
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing WriterNews
But that's not the only type of web attack cybercriminals have been profiting from.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 10/22/2020
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To Err Is Human: Misconfigurations & Employee Neglect Are a Fact of Life
Liviu Arsene, Global Cybersecurity Researcher at BitdefenderCommentary
The cyber kill chain is only as strong as its weakest link, so organizations should reinforce that link with a properly equipped dedicated security team.
By Liviu Arsene Global Cybersecurity Researcher at Bitdefender, 10/22/2020
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Implementing Proactive Cyber Controls in OT: Myths vs. Reality
Michael Piccalo, Director, OT/ICS Systems Engineering, Forescout TechnologiesCommentary
Debunking the myths surrounding the implementation of proactive cyber controls in operational technology.
By Michael Piccalo Director, OT/ICS Systems Engineering, Forescout Technologies, 10/22/2020
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Ubiq Rolls Out Encryption-as-a-Service Platform Aimed at Developers
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
A few lines of code and two API calls is all that it takes for developers to add encryption to their applications, startup says.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 10/21/2020
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Dealing With Insider Threats in the Age of COVID
Hitesh Sheth, CEO, VectraCommentary
Dangerous gray areas like new BYOD policies and shadow IT devices have increased, thanks to the rapid shift to remote working.
By Hitesh Sheth CEO, Vectra, 10/21/2020
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Are You One COVID-19 Test Away From a Cybersecurity Disaster?
Alan Brill, Senior Managing Director, Cyber Risk Practice, KrollCommentary
One cybersecurity failure can result in a successful ransomware attack or data breach that could cause tremendous damage. There's no need to panic, but neither is there time to ignore the issue.
By Alan Brill Senior Managing Director, Cyber Risk Practice, Kroll, 10/21/2020
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Modern Day Insider Threat: Network Bugs That Are Stealing Your Data
David Pearson, Principal Threat ResearcherCommentary
Attacks involving an unmanaged device and no malware expose gaps in cybersecurity that must be addressed.
By David Pearson Principal Threat Researcher, 10/21/2020
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The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification: Are You in Compliance?
Nahla Davies, Tech Writer and CoderCommentary
Not only can this framework help companies remain solvent, but it will also protect critical information from getting into the wrong hands.
By Nahla Davies Tech Writer and Coder, 10/20/2020
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Businesses Rethink Endpoint Security for 2021
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The mass movement to remote work has forced organizations to rethink their long-term plans for endpoint security. How will things look different next year?
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/20/2020
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Trickbot, Phishing, Ransomware & Elections
Adam Caudill, Principal Security Engineer at 1PasswordCommentary
The botnet has taken some hits lately, but that doesn't mean the threat is over. Here are some steps you can take to keep it from your door.
By Adam Caudill Principal Security Engineer at 1Password, 10/19/2020
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A New Risk Vector: The Enterprise of Things
Greg Clark, CEO, Forescout Technologies Inc.Commentary
Billions of devices -- including security cameras, smart TVs, and manufacturing equipment -- are largely unmanaged and increase an organization's risk.
By Greg Clark CEO, Forescout Technologies Inc., 10/19/2020
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Cybercrime Losses Up 50%, Exceeding $1.8B
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & COO of Link11Commentary
Fewer companies are being hit by cyber incidents, but those that do get hit are hit harder and more often.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & COO of Link11, 10/16/2020
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Zoom Announces Rollout of End-to-End Encryption
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Phase 1 removes Zoom servers from the key generation and distribution processes.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/14/2020
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Intel's Ice Lake Beefs Up CPU Security for Cloud Workloads
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The third-generation Xeon processors build in hardware security features to provide extra protection to data in transit, at rest, and in use.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 10/14/2020
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NIST Quantum Cryptography Program Nears Completion
Bernie Brode, Nano Product ResearcherCommentary
The National Institute of Standards and Technology's first post-quantum cryptography standard will address key issues, approaches, an arms race, and the technology's uncertain future.
By Bernie Brode Nano Product Researcher, 10/14/2020
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Coalition Pokes Five Eyes on Call for Backdoors
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Five Eyes international law enforcement group had called for implementing backdoors for law enforcement in all encryption implementations.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/13/2020
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25% of BEC Cybercriminals Based in the US
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
While the US is known to be a prime target for BEC attacks, just how many perpetrators are based there came as a surprise to researchers.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/13/2020
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Where Are the 'Great Exits' in the Data Security Market?
Dave Cole, Cofounder and CEO, Open RavenCommentary
If data security were a student, its report card would read "Not performing to potential." Here's why.
By Dave Cole Cofounder and CEO, Open Raven, 10/13/2020
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CVE-2020-24847
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
A Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) vulnerability is identified in FruityWifi through 2.4. Due to a lack of CSRF protection in page_config_adv.php, an unauthenticated attacker can lure the victim to visit his website by social engineering or another attack vector. Due to this issue, an unauthenticat...
CVE-2020-24848
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
FruityWifi through 2.4 has an unsafe Sudo configuration [(ALL : ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL]. This allows an attacker to perform a system-level (root) local privilege escalation, allowing an attacker to gain complete persistent access to the local system.
CVE-2020-5990
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
NVIDIA GeForce Experience, all versions prior to 3.20.5.70, contains a vulnerability in the ShadowPlay component which may lead to local privilege escalation, code execution, denial of service or information disclosure.
CVE-2020-25483
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
An arbitrary command execution vulnerability exists in the fopen() function of file writes of UCMS v1.4.8, where an attacker can gain access to the server.
CVE-2020-5977
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
NVIDIA GeForce Experience, all versions prior to 3.20.5.70, contains a vulnerability in NVIDIA Web Helper NodeJS Web Server in which an uncontrolled search path is used to load a node module, which may lead to code execution, denial of service, escalation of privileges, and information disclosure.