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DHS Warns of Increasing Emotet Risk
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Emotet is considered one of the most damaging banking Trojans, primarily through its ability to carry other malware into an organization.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/23/2020
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NSA Offers Guidance on Mitigating Cloud Flaws
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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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Weathering the Privacy Storm from GDPR to CCPA & PDPA
Mark McClain, CEO & Co-founderCommentary
A general approach to privacy, no matter the regulation, is the only way companies can avoid a data protection disaster in 2020 and beyond.
By Mark McClain CEO & Co-founder, 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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Why DPOs and CISOs Must Work Closely Together
Rajesh Ganesan, Vice President at ManageEngineCommentary
Recent data protection laws mean that the data protection officer and CISO must work in tandem to make sure users' data is protected.
By Rajesh Ganesan Vice President at ManageEngine, 1/22/2020
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Cybersecurity Lessons Learned from 'The Rise of Skywalker'
Matt Davey, Chief Operations Optimist, 1PasswordCommentary
They're especially relevant regarding several issues we face now, including biometrics, secure data management, and human error with passwords.
By Matt Davey Chief Operations Optimist, 1Password, 1/22/2020
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Microsoft, DHS Warn of Zero-Day Attack Targeting IE Users
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Software firm is "aware of limited targeted attacks" exploiting a scripting issue vulnerability in Internet Explorer 9, 10, and 11 that previously has not been disclosed.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 1/21/2020
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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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FireEye Buys Cloudvisory
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The purchase is intended to bring new cloud capabilities to the FireEye Helix security platform.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/21/2020
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Ransomware Upgrades with Credential-Stealing Tricks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The latest version of the FTCode ransomware can steal credentials from five popular browsers and email clients.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/21/2020
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Data Awareness Is Key to Data Security
Moti Gindi, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat ProtectionCommentary
Traditional data-leak prevention is not enough for businesses facing today's dynamic threat landscape.
By Moti Gindi Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection, 1/21/2020
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Are We Secure Yet? How to Build a 'Post-Breach' Culture
Rich Armour, Former General Motors CISO & an advisor to Nozomi NetworksCommentary
There are many ways to improve your organization's cybersecurity practices, but the most important principle is to start from the top.
By Rich Armour Former General Motors CISO & an advisor to Nozomi Networks, 1/20/2020
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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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FBI Seizes Domain That Sold Info Stolen in Data Breaches
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The website, WeLeakData.com, claimed to have more than 12 billion records gathered from over 10,000 breaches.
By Dark Reading Staff , 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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Phishing Today, Deepfakes Tomorrow: Training Employees to Spot This Emerging Threat
Ian Cruxton, CSO, CallsignCommentary
Cybercriminals are evolving their tactics, and the security community anticipates voice and video fraud to play a role in one of the next big data breaches -- so start protecting your business now.
By Ian Cruxton CSO, Callsign, 1/16/2020
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CISO Resigns From Pete Buttigieg Presidential Campaign
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The only Democratic campaign known to have a CISO loses Mick Baccio due to a "fundamental philosophical difference with campaign management."
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/16/2020
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CVE-2019-19631
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-24
An issue was discovered in Big Switch Big Monitoring Fabric 6.2 through 6.2.4, 6.3 through 6.3.9, 7.0 through 7.0.3, and 7.1 through 7.1.3; Big Cloud Fabric 4.5 through 4.5.5, 4.7 through 4.7.7, 5.0 through 5.0.1, and 5.1 through 5.1.4; and Multi-Cloud Director through 1.1.0. A read-only user can ac...
CVE-2020-5219
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-24
Angular Expressions before version 1.0.1 has a remote code execution vulnerability if you call expressions.compile(userControlledInput) where userControlledInput is text that comes from user input. If running angular-expressions in the browser, an attacker could run any browser script when the appli...
CVE-2019-18900
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-24
: Incorrect Default Permissions vulnerability in libzypp of SUSE CaaS Platform 3.0, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 allowed local attackers to read a cookie store used by libzypp, exposing private cookies. This issue affects: SUSE CaaS Platform 3.0 libzypp versions p...
CVE-2020-7226
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-24
CiphertextHeader.java in Cryptacular 1.2.3, as used in Apereo CAS and other products, allows attackers to trigger excessive memory allocation during a decode operation, because the nonce array length associated with "new byte" may depend on untrusted input within the header of encoded data...
CVE-2012-6302
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-24
Soapbox through 0.3.1: Sandbox bypass - runs a second instance of Soapbox within a sandboxed Soapbox.