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5 Objectives for Establishing an API-First Security Strategy
Ryan Nolette, Technical Security Lead at PostmanCommentary
With APIs predicted to be the most common attack vector by 2022, an API-first security strategy is critical now more than ever.
By Ryan Nolette Technical Security Lead at Postman, 4/13/2021
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Clear & Present Danger: Data Hoarding Undermines Better Security
Elissa M. Redmiles, Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Software SystemsCommentary
Facebook and Google can identify patterns of attack within their own data, but smaller businesses rarely see enough traffic to successfully identify an attack or warn users.
By Elissa M. Redmiles Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, 4/13/2021
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Microsoft Warns of Malware Delivery via Google URLs
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new campaign abuses legitimate website contact forms to send URLs that ultimately deliver the IcedID banking Trojan.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/12/2021
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Federal Reserve Chairman Says Cyber-Risk a Top Threat to National Economy
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Jerome Powell tells 60 Minutes that cyberattacks have the potential to do major damage to US financial system.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/12/2021
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Microsoft Uses Machine Learning to Predict Attackers' Next Steps
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Researchers build a model to attribute attacks to specific groups based on tactics, techniques, and procedures, and then figure out their next move.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 4/12/2021
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New Malware Downloader Spotted in Targeted Campaigns
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Saint Bot is being used to drop stealers on compromised systems but could be used to deliver any malware.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 4/12/2021
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Wake Up and Smell the JavaScript
Deepika Gajaria, VP of Products, Tala SecurityCommentary
The SolarWinds attack showed the true meaning of a supply chain breach. And it's the canary in the coal mine for sensitive data on the Web.
By Deepika Gajaria VP of Products, Tala Security, 4/12/2021
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Omdia Research Spotlight: XDR
Eric Parizo, Senior Analyst, OmdiaCommentary
Few emerging cybersecurity market segments are garnering more attention than XDR. Here, Omdia highlights its recent research on XDR.
By Eric Parizo Senior Analyst, Omdia, 4/12/2021
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Unofficial Android App Store APKPure Infected With Malware
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The APKPure app store was infected with malware that can download Trojans to other Android devices, researchers report.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/9/2021
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CISA Launches New Threat Detection Dashboard
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Aviary is a new dashboard that works with CISA's Sparrow threat detection tool.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/9/2021
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Zoom Joins Microsoft Teams on List of Enterprise Tools Hacked at Pwn2Own
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
White-hat hacking event shows yet again why there's no such thing as foolproof security against modern attacks.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 4/8/2021
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Fraudsters Use HTML Legos to Evade Detection in Phishing Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Criminals stitch pieces of HTML together and hide them in JavaScript files, researchers report.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/8/2021
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Handcuffs Over AI: Solving Security Challenges With Law Enforcement
Charles Herring, CTO and Co-Founder, WitFooCommentary
We've tried everything else ... now it's time to make the prospect of getting caught -- and punished -- a real deterrent to cybercrime.
By Charles Herring CTO and Co-Founder, WitFoo, 4/8/2021
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Voice-Changing Software Found on APT Attackers' Server
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Security researchers believe the presence of Morph Vox Pro could indicate APT-C-23 has new plans for their phishing campaigns.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/7/2021
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Cring Ransomware Used in Attacks on European Industrial Firms
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Attackers exploited a vulnerability in Fortigate VPN servers to gain access to target networks, researchers report.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/7/2021
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Fortune 500 Security Shows Progress and Pitfalls
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Fortune 500 companies have improved on email security and vulnerability disclosure programs but struggle in asset management and high-risk services.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/7/2021
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Rethinking Cyberattack Response: Prevention & Preparedness
Hitesh Sheth, CEO, VectraCommentary
The SolarWinds incident is the starkest reminder yet that complacency can exact a terrible price.
By Hitesh Sheth CEO, Vectra, 4/7/2021
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5 Ways to Transform Your Phishing Defenses Right Now
Kevin O'Brien, Co-Founder and CEO, GreatHornCommentary
By transforming how you approach phishing, you can break the phishing kill chain and meaningfully reduce your business risk.
By Kevin O'Brien Co-Founder and CEO, GreatHorn, 4/7/2021
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Cartoon Caption Winner: Something Seems Afoul
John Klossner, CartoonistCommentary
And the winner of Dark Readings's March cartoon caption contest is ...
By John Klossner Cartoonist, 4/7/2021
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Microsoft Teams, Exchange Server, Windows 10 Hacked in Pwn2Own 2021
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The 2021 Pwn2Own is among the largest in its history, with 23 separate entries targeting 10 products.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/6/2021
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CVE-2021-28973
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-13
The XML Import functionality of the Administration console in Perforce Helix ALM 2020.3.1 Build 22 accepts XML input data that is parsed by insecurely configured software components, leading to XXE attacks.
CVE-2021-29997
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-13
XML External Entity Resolution (XXE) in Helix ALM. The XML Import functionality of the Administration console in Perforce Helix ALM 2020.3.1 Build 22 accepts XML input data that is parsed by insecurely configured software components, leading to XXE attacks.
CVE-2021-29998
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-13
An issue was discovered in Wind River VxWorks before 6.5. There is a possible heap overflow in dhcp client.
CVE-2021-29999
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-13
An issue was discovered in Wind River VxWorks through 6.8. There is a possible stack overflow in dhcp server.
CVE-2021-21729
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-13
Some ZTE products have CSRF vulnerability. Because some pages lack CSRF random value verification, attackers could perform illegal authorization operations by constructing messages.This affects: ZXHN H168N V3.5.0_EG1T5_TE, V2.5.5, ZXHN H108N V2.5.5_BTMT1