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Researchers Explore How Mental Health Is Tracked Online
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
An analysis of popular mental health-related websites revealed a vast number of trackers, many of which are used for targeted advertising.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/22/2019
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1.2B Records Exposed in Massive Server Leak
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A single server leaked 4 terabytes of personal data, including social media profiles, work histories, and home and mobile phone numbers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/22/2019
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Google Increases Top Android Hacking Prize to $1M
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Google expands its Android Security Rewards program and multiplies its top cash prize from $200,000 to $1 million.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/21/2019
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The 'Department of No': Why CISOs Need to Cultivate a Middle Way
Malcolm Harkins, Chief Security & Trust OfficerCommentary
A chief information security officer's job inherently involves conflict, but a go-along-to-get-along approach carries its own vulnerabilities and risks.
By Malcolm Harkins Chief Security & Trust Officer, 11/21/2019
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Patch 'Easily Exploitable' Oracle EBS Flaws ASAP: Onapsis
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Organizations that have not yet applied a pair of months-old critical patches from Oracle for E-Business Suite are at risk of attacks on their financial systems, the application security firm says.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/20/2019
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Former White House CIO Shares Enduring Security Strategies
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Theresa Payton explains the strategies organizations should consider as they integrate layers of new technology.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/20/2019
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Vulnerability Could Give Criminals Camera Control on Millions of Android Smartphones
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Unauthorized activities could be triggered even if a phone is locked, its screen is turned off, or a person is in the middle of a call.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/20/2019
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Attacker Mistake Botches Cyborg Ransomware Campaign
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Cybercriminals attempted to install Cyborg ransomware on target machines by deceiving victims with a fraudulent Windows update.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/19/2019
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DDoS Attacks Up Sharply in Third Quarter of 2019
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
DDoS attacks of all sorts were up by triple-digit percentages, with smaller volume attacks growing most rapidly.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/19/2019
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TPM-Fail: What It Means & What to Do About It
Ari Singer, CTO at TrustPhiCommentary
Trusted Platform Modules are well-suited to a wide range of applications, but for the strongest security, architect them into "defense-in-depth" designs.
By Ari Singer CTO at TrustPhi, 11/19/2019
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Most Companies Lag Behind '1-10-60' Benchmark for Breach Response
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Average company needs 162 hours to detect, triage, and contain a breach, according to a new CrowdStrike survey.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/19/2019
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Magecart Hits Macy's: Retailer Discloses Data Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The retail giant discovered malicious code designed to capture customer data planted on its payment page.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/19/2019
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A Security Strategy That Centers on Humans, Not Bugs
Andrea Little Limbago, Chief Social Scientist, VirtruCommentary
The industry's fixation on complex exploits has come at the expense of making fundamentals easy and intuitive for end users.
By Andrea Little Limbago Chief Social Scientist, Virtru, 11/19/2019
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Windows Hello for Business Opens Door to New Attack Vectors
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers exploring Windows Hello for Business found an Active Directory backdoor and other attack vectors that could lead to privilege escalation.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/18/2019
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Human Nature vs. AI: A False Dichotomy?
John McClurg, Sr. VP & CISO, BlackBerryCommentary
How the helping hand of artificial intelligence allows security teams to remain human while protecting themselves from their own humanity being used against them.
By John McClurg Sr. VP & CISO, BlackBerry, 11/18/2019
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Facebook Discloses WhatsApp MP4 Video Vulnerability
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A stack-based buffer overflow bug can be exploited by sending a specially crafted video file to a WhatsApp user.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/18/2019
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13 Security Pros Share Their Most Valuable Experiences
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
From serving as an artillery Marine to working a help desk, infosec practitioners pinpoint experiences that had the greatest influence on their careers.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/18/2019
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Capture the Flag Planned to Find Missing Persons Information
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The competition, launched by SANS and Trace Labs, will put to use open source information in search of new clues.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/14/2019
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Attacks on Healthcare Jump 60% in 2019 - So Far
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Well-known Trojans Emotet and Trickbot are cybercriminals' favorite weapons in their campaigns.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/14/2019
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5 Cybersecurity CISO Priorities for the Future
Paul Shomo, Cybersecurity AnalystCommentary
Seven chief information security officers share their pain points and two-year spending plans.
By Paul Shomo Cybersecurity Analyst, 11/14/2019
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CVE-2019-11287
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-23
Pivotal RabbitMQ, versions 3.7.x prior to 3.7.21 and 3.8.x prior to 3.8.1, and RabbitMQ for Pivotal Platform, 1.16.x versions prior to 1.16.7 and 1.17.x versions prior to 1.17.4, contain a web management plugin that is vulnerable to a denial of service attack. The "X-Reason" HTTP Header ca...
CVE-2019-11291
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-22
Pivotal RabbitMQ, 3.7 versions prior to v3.7.20 and 3.8 version prior to v3.8.1, and RabbitMQ for PCF, 1.16.x versions prior to 1.16.7 and 1.17.x versions prior to 1.17.4, contain two endpoints, federation and shovel, which do not properly sanitize user input. A remote authenticated malicious user w...
CVE-2019-15593
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-22
GitLab 12.2.3 contains a security vulnerability that allows a user to affect the availability of the service through a Denial of Service attack in Issue Comments.
CVE-2019-16285
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-22
If a local user has been configured and logged in, an unauthenticated attacker with physical access may be able to extract sensitive information onto a local drive.
CVE-2019-16286
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-22
An attacker may be able to bypass the OS application filter meant to restrict applications that can be executed by changing browser preferences to launch a separate process that in turn can execute arbitrary commands.