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Online Employment Scams on the Rise, Says FBI
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Looking to change jobs? Watch out for fraudsters who use legitimate job services, slick websites, and an interview process to convince applicants to part with sensitive personal details.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 1/24/2020
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NSA Offers Guidance on Mitigating Cloud Flaws
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new document separates cloud vulnerabilities into four classes and offers mitigations to help businesses protect cloud resources.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/23/2020
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Severe Vulnerabilities Discovered in GE Medical Devices
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
CISA has released an advisory for six high-severity CVEs for GE Carescape patient monitors, Apex Pro, and Clinical Information Center systems.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/23/2020
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Ryuk Ransomware Hit Multiple Oil & Gas Facilities, ICS Security Expert Says
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Attackers 'weaponized' Active Directory to spread the ransomware.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/23/2020
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For Mismanaged SOCs, The Price Is Not Right
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
New research finds security operations centers suffer high turnover and yield mediocre results for the investment they require.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/22/2020
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Eight Flaws in MSP Software Highlight Potential Ransomware Vector
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
An attack chain of vulnerabilities in ConnectWise's software for MSPs has similarities to some of the details of the August attack on Texas local and state agencies.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 1/22/2020
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New Ransomware Tactic Shows How Windows EFS Can Aid Attackers
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers have discovered how ransomware can take advantage of the Windows Encrypting File System, prompting security vendors to release patches.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/21/2020
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Elaborate Honeypot 'Factory' Network Hit with Ransomware, RAT, and Cryptojacking
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A fictitious industrial company with phony employees personas, website, and PLCs sitting on a simulated factory network fooled malicious hackers - and raised alarms for at least one white-hat researcher who stumbled upon it.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/21/2020
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Mobile Banking Malware Up 50% in First Half of 2019
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A new report from Check Point recaps the cybercrime trends, statistics, and vulnerabilities that defined the security landscape in 2019.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/17/2020
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ADP Users Hit with Phishing Scam Ahead of Tax Season
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Fraudulent emails tell recipients their W-2 forms are ready and prompt them to click malicious links.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/17/2020
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Massive Oracle Patch Reverses Company's Trend Toward Fewer Flaws
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Following a year that saw the fewest number of vulnerabilities reported since 2015, Oracle's latest quarterly patch fixes nearly 200 new vulnerabilities.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 1/17/2020
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With International Tensions Flaring, Cyber-Risk Is Heating Up for All Businesses
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Risks of nation-state attacks go beyond Iran, and the need for awareness and security don't stop at any national border.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 1/16/2020
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NY Fed Reveals Implications of Cyberattack on US Financial System
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A "pre-mortem analysis" sheds light on the potential destruction of a cyberattack against major US banks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/16/2020
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New Report Spotlights Changes in Phishing Techniques
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Common and evolving strategies include the use of zero-font attacks, homograph attacks, and new tactics for fake attachments.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/15/2020
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How to Comprehend the Buzz About Honeypots
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Honeypots are crucial tools for security researchers and security teams. Understanding what they are and what they can do can be critical for making them safe and useful for your organization.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 1/15/2020
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ISACs Join Forces to Secure the Travel Industry
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Together, the Travel & Hospitality ISAC and the Retail & Hospitality ISAC intend to improve communications and collaboration about the evolving threat landscape.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/15/2020
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Microsoft Patches Windows Vuln Discovered by the NSA
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The National Security Agency is publicly acknowledged for its finding and reporting of CVE-2020-0601, marking the start of what it says is a new approach to security.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/14/2020
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Attackers Increasingly Focus on Business Disruption
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Network intruders are staying undetected for an average of 95 days, enabling them to target critical systems and more completely disrupt business.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 1/14/2020
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Consumer Reports Calls for IoT Manufacturers to Raise Security Standards
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A letter to 25 companies says Consumer Reports will change ratings to reflect stronger security and privacy standards.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/14/2020
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Dustman Attack Underscores Iran's Cyber Capabilities
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
For nearly six months, an attack group linked to Iran reportedly had access to the network of Bahrain's national oil company, Bapco, before it executed a destructive payload.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 1/14/2020
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CVE-2015-3154
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-27
CRLF injection vulnerability in Zend\Mail (Zend_Mail) in Zend Framework before 1.12.12, 2.x before 2.3.8, and 2.4.x before 2.4.1 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary HTTP headers and conduct HTTP response splitting attacks via CRLF sequences in the header of an email.
CVE-2019-17190
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-27
A Local Privilege Escalation issue was discovered in Avast Secure Browser 76.0.1659.101. The vulnerability is due to an insecure ACL set by the AvastBrowserUpdate.exe (which is running as NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM) when AvastSecureBrowser.exe checks for new updates. When the update check is triggered, the...
CVE-2014-8161
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-27
PostgreSQL before 9.0.19, 9.1.x before 9.1.15, 9.2.x before 9.2.10, 9.3.x before 9.3.6, and 9.4.x before 9.4.1 allows remote authenticated users to obtain sensitive column values by triggering constraint violation and then reading the error message.
CVE-2014-9481
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-27
The Scribunto extension for MediaWiki allows remote attackers to obtain the rollback token and possibly other sensitive information via a crafted module, related to unstripping special page HTML.
CVE-2015-0241
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-27
The to_char function in PostgreSQL before 9.0.19, 9.1.x before 9.1.15, 9.2.x before 9.2.10, 9.3.x before 9.3.6, and 9.4.x before 9.4.1 allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a (1) large number of digits when processing a numeric ...