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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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Microsoft SharePoint Bug Exploited in the Wild
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A number of reports show CVE-2019-0604 is under active attack, Alien Labs researchers say.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/10/2019
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How We Collectively Can Improve Cyber Resilience
Todd Weller, Chief Strategy Officer at Bandura CyberCommentary
Three steps you can take, based on Department of Homeland Security priorities.
By Todd Weller Chief Strategy Officer at Bandura Cyber, 5/10/2019
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Nation-State Breaches Surged in 2018: Verizon DBIR
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The source of breaches has fluctuated significantly over the past nine years, but organized crime has almost always topped nation-state actors each year. The gap narrowed significantly in 2018, according to the annual report.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 5/9/2019
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Social Engineering Slams the C-Suite: Verizon DBIR
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Criminals are also going after cloud-based email accounts, according to Verizon's '2019 Data Breach Investigations Report.'
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/8/2019
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Baltimore City Network Struck with Ransomware Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Government employees are working to determine the source and severity of a cyberattack that forced most city servers offline.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/7/2019
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CVE-2019-12198
PUBLISHED: 2019-05-20
In GoHttp through 2017-07-25, there is a stack-based buffer over-read via a long User-Agent header.
CVE-2019-12185
PUBLISHED: 2019-05-20
eLabFTW 1.8.5 is vulnerable to arbitrary file uploads via the /app/controllers/EntityController.php component. This may result in remote command execution. An attacker can use a user account to fully compromise the system using a POST request. This will allow for PHP files to be written to the web r...
CVE-2019-12184
PUBLISHED: 2019-05-19
There is XSS in browser/components/MarkdownPreview.js in BoostIO Boostnote 0.11.15 via a label named flowchart, sequence, gallery, or chart, as demonstrated by a crafted SRC attribute of an IFRAME element, a different vulnerability than CVE-2019-12136.
CVE-2019-12173
PUBLISHED: 2019-05-18
MacDown 0.7.1 (870) allows remote code execution via a file:\\\ URI, with a .app pathname, in the HREF attribute of an A element. This is different from CVE-2019-12138.
CVE-2019-12172
PUBLISHED: 2019-05-17
Typora 0.9.9.21.1 (1913) allows arbitrary code execution via a modified file: URL syntax in the HREF attribute of an AREA element, as demonstrated by file:\\\ on macOS or Linux, or file://C| on Windows. This is different from CVE-2019-12137.