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Latest Security News From RSAC 2021
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Check out Dark Reading's updated, exclusive coverage of the news and security themes that are dominating RSA Conference 2021.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/17/2021
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DarkSide Ransomware Variant Targets Disk Partitions
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A newly discovered DarkSide ransomware variant can detect and compromise partitioned hard drives, researchers report.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/17/2021
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47% of Criminals Buying Exploits Target Microsoft Products
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers examine English- and Russian-language underground exploits to track how exploits are advertised and sold.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/17/2021
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DDoS Attacks Up 31% in Q1 2021: Report
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If pace continues, DDoS attack activity could surpass last year's 10-million attack threshold.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/17/2021
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Agility Broke AppSec. Now It's Going to Fix It.
Chen Gour-Arie, Chief Architect, Enso SecurityCommentary
Outnumbered 100 to 1 by developers, AppSec needs a new model of agility to catch up and protect everything that needs to be secured.
By Chen Gour-Arie Chief Architect, Enso Security, 5/17/2021
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By John Klossner Cartoonist, 5/17/2021
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Rapid7 Source Code Accessed in Supply Chain Attack
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An investigation of the Codecov attack revealed intruders accessed Rapid7 source code repositories containing internal credentials and alert-related data.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/14/2021
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Cisco Confirms Plans to Acquire Kenna Security
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Cisco plans to integrate Kenna's vulnerability management technology into its SecureX platform.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/14/2021
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SOC Teams Burdened by Alert Fatigue Explore XDR
Joan Goodchild, Staff EditorQuick Hits
ESG research finds a complex attack surface and threat landscape make alerts too overwhelming to monitor accurately
By Joan Goodchild Staff Editor, 5/14/2021
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Wi-Fi Design, Implementation Flaws Allow a Range of Frag Attacks
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Every Wi-Fi product is affected by at least one fragmentation and aggregation vulnerability, which could lead to a machine-in-the-middle attack, researcher says.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 5/14/2021
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Security Trends to Follow at RSA Conference 2021
Yonit Wiseman, Associate at YL VenturesCommentary
Here are three key categories of sessions that provide an inside look at some of today's most interesting cybersecurity trends.
By Yonit Wiseman Associate at YL Ventures, 5/14/2021
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Firms Struggle to Secure Multicloud Misconfigurations
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Half of companies had at least one case of having all ports open to the public, while more than a third had an exposed database.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 5/13/2021
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Dragos & IronNet Partner on Critical Infrastructure Security
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The IT and OT security providers will integrate solutions aimed at improving critical infrastructure security
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/13/2021
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When AI Becomes the Hacker
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Bruce Schneier explores the potential dangers of artificial intelligence (AI) systems gone rogue in society.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 5/13/2021
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Adapting to the Security Threat of Climate Change
Lewis Huynh, Chief Security Officer, NinjaRMCommentary
Business continuity plans that address natural and manmade disasters can help turn a cataclysmic business event into a minor slowdown.
By Lewis Huynh Chief Security Officer, NinjaRM, 5/13/2021
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Defending the Castle: How World History Can Teach Cybersecurity a Lesson
Rob Gurzeev, CEO and Co-Founder of CyCognitoCommentary
Cybersecurity attackers follow the same principles practiced in warfare for millennia. They show up in unexpected places, seeking out portions of an organization's attack surface that are largely unmonitored and undefended.
By Rob Gurzeev CEO and Co-Founder of CyCognito, 5/13/2021
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Researchers Unearth 167 Fake iOS & Android Trading Apps
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The apps are disguised as financial trading, banking, and cryptocurrency apps from well-known and trusted organizations.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/12/2021
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Putting the Spotlight on DarkSide
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Incident responders share insight on the DarkSide ransomware group connected to the recent Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/12/2021
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66% of CISOs Feel Unprepared for Cyberattacks
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More than half of CISOs surveyed are more concerned about a cyberattack in 2021 than in 2020, researchers report.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/12/2021
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Vulnerable Protocols Leave Firms Open to Further Compromises
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Companies may no longer have Internet-facing file servers or weakly secured Web servers, but attackers that get by the perimeter have a wide-open landscape of vulnerability.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 5/12/2021
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CVE-2020-15279
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-18
An Improper Access Control vulnerability in the logging component of Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools for Windows versions prior to 6.6.23.320 allows a regular user to learn the scanning exclusion paths. This issue was discovered during external security research.
CVE-2021-3423
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-18
Uncontrolled Search Path Element vulnerability in the openssl component as used in Bitdefender GravityZone Business Security allows an attacker to load a third party DLL to elevate privileges. This issue affects Bitdefender GravityZone Business S...
CVE-2020-18194
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-17
Cross Site Scripting (XSS) in emlog v6.0.0 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by adding a crafted script as a link to a new blog post.
CVE-2020-18195
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-17
Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF) in Pluck CMS v4.7.9 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code and delete a specific article via the component " /admin.php?action=page."
CVE-2020-18198
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-17
Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF) in Pluck CMS v4.7.9 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code and delete specific images via the component " /admin.php?action=images."