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How Ransomware Threats Are Evolving & How to Spot Them
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A series of new reports explains how ransomware attackers are changing techniques and how organizations can spot stealthy criminals.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 8/4/2020
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New Spin on a Longtime DNS Intel Tool
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Domain Name Service database service Farsight Security, the brainchild of DNS expert Paul Vixie, celebrates 10 years with new modern features.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/4/2020
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6 Dangerous Defaults Attackers Love (and You Should Know)
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Default configurations can be massive vulnerabilities. Here are a half dozen to check on for your network.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/4/2020
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Google & Amazon Replace Apple as Phishers' Favorite Brands
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Google and Amazon were the most imitated brands in the second quarter, knocking out Apple.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/4/2020
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Securing IoT as a Remote Workforce Strategy
Karen Walsh, Privacy & Compliance ExpertCommentary
Digital transformation with Internet of Things devices offers organizations a way forward in the era of COVID-19. Optimizing this approach for the future will need to start with security.
By Karen Walsh Privacy & Compliance Expert, 8/4/2020
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FBI Warns on New E-Commerce Fraud
Dark Reading Staff, News
A wave of new, fraudulent websites has popped up to take advantage of the rise in online shopping during the coronavirus pandemic.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/3/2020
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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 , 8/3/2020
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3 Ways Social Distancing Can Strengthen Your Network
Dr. Mike Lloyd, CTO of RedSealCommentary
Security teams can learn a lot from the current pandemic to make modern hybrid business networks stronger and more resilient. Here's how.
By Dr. Mike Lloyd CTO of RedSeal, 7/31/2020
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Browsers to Enforce Shorter Certificate Life Spans: What Businesses Should Know
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Apple, Google, and Mozilla will shorten the life span for TLS certificates in a move poised to aid security but cause operational troubles.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 7/30/2020
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Citizens Are Increasingly Worried About How Companies Use Their Data
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
With data privacy important to almost every American, more than two-thirds of those surveyed say they don't trust companies to ethically sell their data.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 7/30/2020
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Black Hat Virtually: An Important Time to Come Together as a Community
Dan Lowden, CMO, White OpsCommentary
The significance of this year's event hasn't changed a whit. It's an opportunity to share what we've learned, and plan how to protect each other and the public for the remainder of the pandemic and beyond.
By Dan Lowden CMO, White Ops, 7/30/2020
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Using the Attack Cycle to Up Your Security Game
Todd Graham, Vice President, VenrockCommentary
Like the universe, the attack surface is always expanding. Here's how to keep up and even get ahead.
By Todd Graham Vice President, Venrock, 7/30/2020
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11 Security Tools to Expect at the Black Hat USA 2020 Arsenal Virtual Event
Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer
More than 130 security researchers and developers are ready to showcase their work.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 7/29/2020
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70,000+ WordPress Sites Affected by Critical Plug-in Flaw
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A vulnerability in the wpDiscuz plug-in could let attackers remotely execute code on the servers of affected websites.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/29/2020
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Dark Reading Video News Desk Returns to Black Hat
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Coming to you prerecorded from in front of carefully arranged bookcases around the world ...!
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 7/29/2020
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The Future's Biggest Cybercrime Threat May Already Be Here
Steve Durbin, Managing Director of the Information Security ForumCommentary
Current attacks will continue to be refined, and what may seem a weakness now could turn out to be a disaster.
By Steve Durbin Managing Director of the Information Security Forum, 7/29/2020
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Ratings for Open Source Projects Aim to Make Software More Secure
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Two companies have teamed up to rate open source projects, but can adopting repository ratings help developers make better decisions regarding open source?
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 7/27/2020
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Pandemic Credential Stuffing: Cybersecurity's Ultimate Inside Job
Alex Artamonov, System Engineer & Cybersecurity Specialist, Infinitely VirtualCommentary
How stolen credentials for services like Zoom and password reuse practices threaten to compromise other accounts and applications.
By Alex Artamonov System Engineer & Cybersecurity Specialist, Infinitely Virtual, 7/27/2020
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Banning TikTok Won't Solve Our Privacy Problems
Marc Rogers, Executive Director of Cybersecurity, OktaCommentary
Preventing the use of an apps based solely on its country of origin (no matter how hostile) is merely a Band-Aid that won't fully address all privacy and security concerns.
By Marc Rogers Executive Director of Cybersecurity, Okta, 7/24/2020
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Deepfakes & James Bond Research Project: Cool but Dangerous
Matt Lewis, Technical Research Director at NCC GroupCommentary
Open source software for creating deepfakes is getting better and better, to the chagrin of researchers
By Matt Lewis Technical Research Director at NCC Group, 7/23/2020
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CVE-2017-18112
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-05
Affected versions of Atlassian Fisheye allow remote attackers to view the HTTP password of a repository via an Information Disclosure vulnerability in the logging feature. The affected versions are before version 4.8.3.
CVE-2020-15109
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-04
In solidus before versions 2.8.6, 2.9.6, and 2.10.2, there is an bility to change order address without triggering address validations. This vulnerability allows a malicious customer to craft request data with parameters that allow changing the address of the current order without changing the shipm...
CVE-2020-16847
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-04
Extreme Analytics in Extreme Management Center before 8.5.0.169 allows unauthenticated reflected XSS via a parameter in a GET request, aka CFD-4887.
CVE-2020-15135
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-04
save-server (npm package) before version 1.05 is affected by a CSRF vulnerability, as there is no CSRF mitigation (Tokens etc.). The fix introduced in version version 1.05 unintentionally breaks uploading so version v1.0.7 is the fixed version. This is patched by implementing Double submit. The CSRF...
CVE-2020-13522
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-04
An exploitable arbitrary file delete vulnerability exists in SoftPerfect RAM Disk 4.1 spvve.sys driver. A specially crafted I/O request packet (IRP) can allow an unprivileged user to delete any file on the filesystem. An attacker can send a malicious IRP to trigger this vulnerability.