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Biden Campaign Hires 2 Top Cybersecurity Executives
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The campaign has filled the positions of CISO and CTO in the runup to the 2020 presidential election.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/10/2020
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Zoom Patches Zero-Day Vulnerability in Windows 7
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The flaw also affects older versions of the operating system, even if they're fully patched.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/10/2020
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As Offices Reopen, Hardware from Home Threatens Security
Joan Goodchild, Contributing Writer
Devices out of sight for the past several months could spell trouble when employees bring them back to work.
By Joan Goodchild Contributing Writer, 7/10/2020
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Using Adversarial Machine Learning, Researchers Look to Foil Facial Recognition
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
For privacy-seeking users, good news: Computer scientists are finding more ways to thwart facial and image recognition. But there's also bad news: Gains will likely be short-lived.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 7/9/2020
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Up Close with Evilnum, the APT Group Behind the Malware
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The group behind Evilnum malware, which continues to target financial institutions, appears to be testing new techniques.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 7/9/2020
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Omdia Research Launches Page on Dark Reading
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, Commentary
Data and insight from a leading cybersecurity research and analysis team will broaden the information available to security professionals and technology vendors.
By Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading , 7/9/2020
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When WAFs Go Wrong
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing WriterNews
Web application firewalls are increasingly disappointing enterprises today. Here's why.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 7/9/2020
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New Fraud Ring "Bargain Bear" Brings Sophistication to Online Crime
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The ring tests the validity of stolen credentials to be used in fraud through an online marketplace.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/8/2020
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More Malware Found Preinstalled on Government Smartphones
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Researchers report the American Network Solutions UL40 smartphone comes with compromised apps.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/8/2020
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As More People Return to Travel Sites, So Do Malicious Bots
Nicole Ferraro, Contributing WriterNews
Attacks against travel-related websites are on the rise as the industry begins to slowly recover from COVID-19, new data shows.
By Nicole Ferraro Contributing Writer, 7/8/2020
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US Charges Kazakhstani Citizen With Hacking Into More Than 300 Orgs
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The accused man, and members of his cybercriminal group, allegedly made at least $1.5 million hacking into companies and selling access to systems over the past three years.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 7/8/2020
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How Advanced Attackers Take Aim at Office 365
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers discuss how adversaries use components of Office 365 that are poorly understood and not closely monitored.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 7/8/2020
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Why Cybersecurity's Silence Matters to Black Lives
Tiffany Ricks, CEO, HacWareCommentary
The industry is missing an opportunity to educate the public about bad actors who capitalize off of protest, voting rights education and police brutality petitions through social engineering and phishing attacks.
By Tiffany Ricks CEO, HacWare, 7/8/2020
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EDP Renewables Confirms Ransomware Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Its North American branch was notified of the attack because intruders reportedly gained access to 'at least some information' stored in its systems.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/7/2020
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Drone Path Often Reveals Operator's Location
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The threat posed by drones to critical infrastructure and other operational technology is made more serious by the inability of law enforcement to locate operators, researchers say.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 7/7/2020
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Russian Cyber Gang 'Cosmic Lynx' Focuses on Email Fraud
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Cosmic Lynx takes a sophisticated approach to business email compromise and represents a shift in tactics for Russian cybercriminals.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 7/7/2020
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BEC Busts Take Down Multimillion-Dollar Operations
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The two extraditions of business email compromise attackers indicate a step forward for international law enforcement collaboration.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 7/6/2020
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Credit-Card Skimmer Seeks Websites Running Microsoft's ASP.NET
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The payment-card skimmer targets websites hosted on Microsoft IIS servers and running the ASP.NET web framework.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/6/2020
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22,900 MongoDB Databases Affected in Ransomware Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
An attacker scanned for databases misconfigured to expose information and wiped the data, leaving a ransom note behind.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/2/2020
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Chinese Software Company Aisino Uninstalls GoldenSpy Malware
Steve Zurier, Contributing WriterNews
Follow-up sandbox research confirms Aisino knew about the malware in its tax software, though it's still unclear whether it was culpable.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 7/1/2020
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CVE-2020-15105
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-10
Django Two-Factor Authentication before 1.12, stores the user's password in clear text in the user session (base64-encoded). The password is stored in the session when the user submits their username and password, and is removed once they complete authentication by entering a two-factor authenticati...
CVE-2020-11061
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-10
In Bareos Director less than or equal to 16.2.10, 17.2.9, 18.2.8, and 19.2.7, a heap overflow allows a malicious client to corrupt the director's memory via oversized digest strings sent during initialization of a verify job. Disabling verify jobs mitigates the problem. This issue is also patched in...
CVE-2020-4042
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-10
Bareos before version 19.2.8 and earlier allows a malicious client to communicate with the director without knowledge of the shared secret if the director allows client initiated connection and connects to the client itself. The malicious client can replay the Bareos director's cram-md5 challenge to...
CVE-2020-11081
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-10
osquery before version 4.4.0 enables a priviledge escalation vulnerability. If a Window system is configured with a PATH that contains a user-writable directory then a local user may write a zlib1.dll DLL, which osquery will attempt to load. Since osquery runs with elevated privileges this enables l...
CVE-2020-6114
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-10
An exploitable SQL injection vulnerability exists in the Admin Reports functionality of Glacies IceHRM v26.6.0.OS (Commit bb274de1751ffb9d09482fd2538f9950a94c510a) . A specially crafted HTTP request can cause SQL injection. An attacker can make an authenticated HTTP request to trigger this vulnerabi...