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Data from 5.2M Marriott Loyalty Program Members Hit by Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The data was breached through the credentials of two franchisee employees.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/31/2020
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Why Third-Party Risk Management Has Never Been More Important
Jake Olcott, VP of Communications & Government Affairs, Bitsight TechnologiesCommentary
Given today's coronavirus pandemic, the need for companies to collect cybersecurity data about their business partners is more critical than ever. Here's how to start.
By Jake Olcott VP of Communications & Government Affairs, Bitsight Technologies, 3/31/2020
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Patching Poses Security Problems with Move to More Remote Work
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Security teams were not ready for the wholesale move to remote work and the sudden expansion of the attack surface area, experts say.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 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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How Much Downtime Can Your Company Handle?
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & COO of Link11Commentary
Why every business needs cyber resilience and quick recovery times.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & COO of Link11, 3/31/2020
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Limited-Time Free Offers to Secure the Enterprise Amid COVID-19
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
These products and services could be of immediate help to infosec pros now protecting their organizations while working from home.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at 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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HackerOne Drops Mobile Voting App Vendor Voatz
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Bug bounty platform provider cited "Voatz's pattern of interactions with the research community" in its decision to halt the app vendor's vuln disclosure program on HackerOne.
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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Securing Your Remote Workforce: A Coronavirus Guide for Businesses
Lance Spitzner, Director, SANS Institute Securing The Human Security Awareness ProgramCommentary
Often the hardest part in creating an effective awareness program is deciding what NOT to teach.
By Lance Spitzner Director, SANS Institute Securing The Human Security Awareness Program, 3/30/2020
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Malicious USB Drive Hides Behind Gift Card Lure
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Victims are being enticed to insert an unknown USB drive into their computers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/27/2020
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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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The Wild, Wild West(world) of Cybersecurity
Bil Harmer​, CISO & Chief Evangelist at SecureAuthCommentary
Though set in the future, HBO's "Westworld" works as an allegory for the present moment in cybersecurity.
By Bil Harmer​ CISO & Chief Evangelist at SecureAuth, 3/27/2020
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Insurance Giant Chubb Might Be Ransomware Victim
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
A ransomware operator claims to have successfully attacked Chubb Insurance databases.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 3/26/2020
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Security Not a Priority for SAP Projects, Users Report
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Nearly 70% of SAP users surveyed believe organizations lacked focus on IT security during previous SAP implementations.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/26/2020
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3 Mobile Security Problems That Most Security Teams Haven't Fixed Yet
Michael J. Covington, Vice President of Product Strategy at WanderaCommentary
Mobility must be included in the security operations workflow so that company data is protected regardless of where remote workers are located.
By Michael J. Covington Vice President of Product Strategy at Wandera, 3/26/2020
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Introducing Zero-Trust Access
Rik Turner, Principal Analyst, Infrastructure Solutions, OmdiaCommentary
It's too early to tell whether ZTA will be a VPN killer or not, but major players are ramping up products in this new class of security technology that focuses on the cloud.
By Rik Turner Principal Analyst, Infrastructure Solutions, Omdia, 3/26/2020
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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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Tupperware Hit by Card Skimmer Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Malicious code was found hidden inside graphics files on the storage container maker's e-commerce website.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/25/2020
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CVE-2020-5292
PUBLISHED: 2020-03-31
Leantime before versions 2.0.15 and 2.1-beta3 has a SQL Injection vulnerability. The impact is high. Malicious users/attackers can execute arbitrary SQL queries negatively affecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the site. Attackers can exfiltrate data like the users' and admini...
CVE-2020-7009
PUBLISHED: 2020-03-31
Elasticsearch versions from 6.7.0 to 6.8.7 and 7.0.0 to 7.6.1 contain a privilege escalation flaw if an attacker is able to create API keys. An attacker who is able to generate an API key can perform a series of steps that result in an API key being generated with elevated privileges.
CVE-2019-13495
PUBLISHED: 2020-03-31
In firmware version 4.50 of Zyxel XGS2210-52HP, multiple stored cross-site scripting (XSS) issues allows remote authenticated users to inject arbitrary web script via an rpSys.html Name or Location field.
CVE-2020-5291
PUBLISHED: 2020-03-31
Bubblewrap (bwrap) before version 0.4.1, if installed in setuid mode and the kernel supports unprivileged user namespaces, then the `bwrap --userns2` option can be used to make the setuid process keep running as root while being traceable. This can in turn be used to gain root permissions. Note that...
CVE-2019-14905
PUBLISHED: 2020-03-31
A vulnerability was found in Ansible Engine versions 2.9.x before 2.9.3, 2.8.x before 2.8.8, 2.7.x before 2.7.16 and earlier, where in Ansible's nxos_file_copy module can be used to copy files to a flash or bootflash on NXOS devices. Malicious code could craft the filename parameter to perform OS co...