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Alphabet's Chronicle Explores Code-Signing Abuse in the Wild
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A new analysis highlights the prevalence of malware signed by certificate authorities and the problems with trust-based security.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/22/2019
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Consumer IoT Devices Are Compromising Enterprise Networks
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing WriterNews
While IoT devices continue to multiply, the latest studies show a dangerous lack of visibility into those connected to enterprise networks.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 5/22/2019
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TeamViewer Admits Breach from 2016
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The company says it stopped the attack launched by a Chinese hacking group.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/20/2019
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DHS Warns of Data Theft via Chinese-Made Drones
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The drones are reportedly built with parts that can compromise organizations' data and share it on a server accessible to the Chinese government.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/20/2019
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97% of Americans Cant Ace a Basic Security Test
Steve Zurier, Contributing WriterNews
Still, a new Google study uncovers a bit of good news, too.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 5/20/2019
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DevOps Repository Firms Establish Shared Analysis Capability
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Following an attack on their users, and their shared response, Atlassian, GitHub, and GitLab decide to make the sharing of attack information a permanent facet of their operations.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 5/17/2019
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When Older Windows Systems Won't Die
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Microsoft's decision to patch unsupported machines for the critical CVE-2019-0708 flaw is a reminder that XP, 2003, and other older versions of Windows still run in some enterprises.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/17/2019
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Exposed Elasticsearch Database Compromises Data on 8M People
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Personal data exposed includes full names, physical and email addresses, birthdates, phone numbers, and IP addresses.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/17/2019
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Google to Replace Titan Security Keys Affected by Bluetooth Bug
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A misconfiguration in Bluetooth Titan Security Keys' pairing protocols could compromise users under specific circumstances.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/16/2019
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Attackers Are Messing with Encryption Traffic to Evade Detection
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Unknown groups have started tampering with Web traffic encryption, causing the number of fingerprints for connections using Transport Layer Security to jump from 19,000 to 1.4 billion in less than a year.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 5/15/2019
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Two Ransomware Recovery Firms Typically Pay Hackers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Companies promising the safe return of data sans ransom payment secretly pass Bitcoin to attackers and charge clients added fees.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/15/2019
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Commercial Spyware Uses WhatsApp Flaw to Infect Phones
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
A single flaw allowed attackers thought to be linked to a government to target human rights workers and install surveillance software by sending a phone request. The victims did not even have to answer.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 5/14/2019
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Uniqlo Parent Company Says Hack Compromised 461,091
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Fast Retailing Co. reports cyberattackers accessed accounts registered to its Japanese Uniqlo and GU brand websites.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/14/2019
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Microsoft Patches Wormable Vuln in Windows 7, 2003, XP, Server 2008
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Microsoft releases security updates for some out-of-support systems to fix a bug that could be weaponized as a worm if exploited.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/14/2019
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Effective Pen Tests Follow These 7 Steps
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Third-party pen tests are part of every comprehensive security plan. Here's how to get the most from this mandatory investment.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 5/14/2019
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Why AI Will Create Far More Jobs Than It Replaces
John DiLullo, CEO, LastlineCommentary
Just as spreadsheets and personal computers created a job boom in the '70s, so too will artificial intelligence spur security analysts' ability to defend against advanced threats.
By John DiLullo CEO, Lastline, 5/14/2019
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LockerGoga, MegaCortex Ransomware Share Unlikely Traits
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
New form of ransomware MegaCortex shares commonalities with LockerGoga, enterprise malware recently seen in major cyberattacks.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/13/2019
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Attacks on JavaScript Services Leak Info From Websites
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Three marketing tools, including the Best Of The Web security logomark, were compromised in supply chain attacks, allegedly leaving website customers leaking their users' sensitive information.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 5/13/2019
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78% of Consumers Say Online Companies Must Protect Their Info
Steve Zurier, Contributing WriterNews
Yet 68% agree they also must do more to protect their own information.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 5/13/2019
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Demystifying the Dark Web: What You Need to Know
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
The Dark Web and Deep Web are not the same, neither is fully criminal, and more await in this guide to the Internet's mysterious corners.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/10/2019
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CVE-2018-7201
PUBLISHED: 2019-05-22
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CVE-2018-7803
PUBLISHED: 2019-05-22
A CWE-754 Improper Check for Unusual or Exceptional Conditions vulnerability exists in Triconex TriStation Emulator V1.2.0, which could cause the emulator to crash when sending a specially crafted packet. The emulator is used infrequently for application logic testing. It is susceptible to an attack...
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PUBLISHED: 2019-05-22
A CWE-200: Information Exposure vulnerability exists in all versions of the Modicon M580, Modicon M340, Modicon Quantum, and Modicon Premium which could cause the disclosure of SNMP information when reading memory blocks from the controller over Modbus.
CVE-2018-7853
PUBLISHED: 2019-05-22
A CWE-248: Uncaught Exception vulnerability exists in all versions of the Modicon M580, Modicon M340, Modicon Quantum, and Modicon Premium which could cause denial of service when reading invalid physical memory blocks in the controller over Modbus
CVE-2018-7854
PUBLISHED: 2019-05-22
A CWE-248 Uncaught Exception vulnerability exists in all versions of the Modicon M580, Modicon M340, Modicon Quantum, and Modicon Premium which could cause a denial of Service when sending invalid debug parameters to the controller over Modbus.