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New Magecart Skimmer Infects 19 Victim Websites
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
MakeFrame, named for its ability to make iframes for skimming payment data, is attributed to Magecart Group 7.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/2/2020
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Vulnerability Researchers Focus on Zoom App's Security
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
With videoconferencing's rise as an essential tool for remote work comes a downside: more security scrutiny, which has turned up a number of security weaknesses.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 4/2/2020
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Microsoft Alerts Healthcare to Human-Operated Ransomware
Dark Reading Staff, News
Microsoft has notified dozens of hospitals with vulnerable gateway and VPN appliances in their infrastructure, which could put them at risk.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/1/2020
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The SOC Emergency Room Faces Malware Pandemic
Avi Chesla, CEO and Founder, empowCommentary
To keep users and networks healthy and secure, security teams need to mimic countries that have taken on COVID-19 with a rapid, disciplined approach.
By Avi Chesla CEO and Founder, empow, 4/1/2020
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Defense Evasion Dominated 2019 Attack Tactics
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers mapped tactics and techniques to the MITRE ATT&CK framework to determine which were most popular last year.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 3/31/2020
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Does the 2020 Online Census Account for Security Risk?
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Experts discuss the security issues surrounding a census conducted online and explain how COVID-19 could exacerbate the risk.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 3/31/2020
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Researchers Spot Sharp Increase in Zoom-Themed Domain Registrations
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Attackers are attempting to take advantage of the surge in teleworking prompted by COVID-19, Check Point says.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 3/30/2020
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Microsoft Edge Will Tell You If Credentials Are Compromised
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Password Monitor, InPrivate mode, and ad-tracking prevention are three new additions to Microsoft Edge.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/30/2020
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Untangling Third-Party Risk (and Fourth, and Fifth...)
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Third parties bring critical products and services to your organization. They also bring risk that must be understood and managed.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 3/30/2020
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Virgin Media Could Pay 4.5B for Leak Affecting 900,000 Customers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A misconfigured database holding personal data was left available online between April 2019 and February 2020.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/27/2020
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Purported Brute-Force Attack Aims at Linksys Routers as More People Work Remotely
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The attack takes control of poorly secured network devices, redirecting Web addresses to a COVID-themed landing page that attempts to fool victims into downloading malware.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 3/27/2020
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Missing Patches, Misconfiguration Top Technical Breach Causes
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Less than half of businesses surveyed can patch critical vulnerabilities within 72 hours. Why does the process take so long?
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 3/25/2020
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FBI Shutters Russian-Based Hacker Platform, Makes Arrest
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Deer.io platform let cybercriminals buy access to virtual storefronts where they could sell illicit products and services.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/25/2020
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How Attackers Could Use Azure Apps to Sneak into Microsoft 365
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers warn Microsoft 365 account holders to pay attention to unknown applications that request permissions.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 3/24/2020
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Malware Found Hidden in Android Utility Apps, Children's Games
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The 'Tekya' malware, as researchers call it, is designed to imitate the user's actions to click advertisements.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/24/2020
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How to Secure Your Kubernetes Deployments
Gadi Naor, CTO and Co-Founder, AlcideCommentary
As more companies shift their software to a microservices-based architecture and orchestrate their containerized applications in Kubernetes, distributed security controls become a must.
By Gadi Naor CTO and Co-Founder, Alcide, 3/24/2020
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Cybercriminals' Promises to Pause During Pandemic Amount to Little
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
As pandemic worsens, online profiteering -- from fraudsters to ransomware operators to cybercriminal hacking -- continues unabated, despite some promises from the underground.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 3/24/2020
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Microsoft Publishes Advisory for Windows Zero-Day
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
There is no available patch for the vulnerabilities, which Microsoft says exist in all supported versions of Windows.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 3/23/2020
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FBI Warns of Fake CDC Emails in COVID-19 Phishing Alert
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Fraudsters exploit concerns by claiming to offer virus-related information or promising stimulus checks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/23/2020
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8 Infosec Page-Turners for Days Spent Indoors
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
Stuck inside and looking for a new read? Check out these titles written by security practitioners and reporters across the industry.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 3/23/2020
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CVE-2020-9349
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-02
The CACAGOO Cloud Storage Intelligent Camera TV-288ZD-2MP with firmware 3.4.2.0919 allows access to the RTSP service without a password.
CVE-2020-11100
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-02
In hpack_dht_insert in hpack-tbl.c in the HPACK decoder in HAProxy 1.8 through 2.x before 2.1.4, a remote attacker can write arbitrary bytes around a certain location on the heap via a crafted HTTP/2 request, possibly causing remote code execution.
CVE-2020-11450
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-02
Microstrategy Web 10.4 exposes the JVM configuration, CPU architecture, installation folder, and other information through the URL /MicroStrategyWS/happyaxis.jsp. An attacker could use this vulnerability to learn more about the environment the application is running in.
CVE-2020-11451
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-02
The Upload Visualization plugin in the Microstrategy Web 10.4 admin panel allows an administrator to upload a ZIP archive containing files with arbitrary extensions and data. (This is also exploitable via SSRF.)
CVE-2020-11454
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-02
Microstrategy Web 10.4 is vulnerable to Stored XSS in the HTML Container and Insert Text features in the window, allowing for the creation of a new dashboard. In order to exploit this vulnerability, a user needs to get access to a shared dashboard or have the ability to create a dashboard on the app...