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Malware in PyPI Code Shows Supply Chain Risks
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A code backdoor in a package on the Python Package Index demonstrates the importance of verifying code brought in from code repositories.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 7/19/2019
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The Problem with Proprietary Testing: NSS Labs vs. CrowdStrike
Brian Monkman, Executive Director at NetSecOPENCommentary
Why apples-to-apples performance tests are the only way to accurately gauge the impact of network security products and solutions.
By Brian Monkman Executive Director at NetSecOPEN, 7/19/2019
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Security Lessons From a New Programming Language
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A security professional needed a secure language for IoT development. So he wrote his own, applying learned lessons about memory and resources in the process.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 7/18/2019
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RDP Bug Takes New Approach to Host Compromise
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers show how simply connecting to a rogue machine can silently compromise the host.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 7/18/2019
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8 Legit Tools and Utilities That Cybercriminals Commonly Misuse
Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer
Threat actors are increasingly 'living off the land,' using publicly available management and administration tools to conceal malicious activity.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 7/18/2019
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Bulgarian Tax Breach Nets All the Records
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
An attack by a 'wizard hacker' results in leaked records for virtually every Bulgarian taxpayer.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/18/2019
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How Capture the Flag Competitions Strengthen the Cybersecurity Workforce
Dr. Giovanni Vigna, Chief Technology Officer at LastlineCommentary
These competitions challenge participants with problems involving digital forensics, cryptography, binary analysis, web security, and many other fields.
By Dr. Giovanni Vigna Chief Technology Officer at Lastline, 7/18/2019
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79% of US Consumers Fear Webcams Are Watching
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Widespread privacy concerns have caused 60% of people to cover their laptop webcams some in creative ways survey data shows.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/18/2019
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Calculating the Value of Security
Jason Sandys, Microsoft Enterprise Mobility MVP and Senior Consultant at Coretech AllianceCommentary
What will it take to align staff and budget to protect the organization?
By Jason Sandys Microsoft Enterprise Mobility MVP and Senior Consultant at Coretech Alliance, 7/18/2019
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MITRE ATT&CK Framework Not Just for the Big Guys
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
At Black Hat, analysts from MITRE and Splunk will detail how organizations of many different sizes are leveraging ATT&CK's common language.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 7/17/2019
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Bluetooth Bug Enables Tracking on Windows 10, iOS & macOS Devices
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers discover a third-party algorithm in multiple high-profile Bluetooth devices exposes users to third-party tracking and data access.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 7/17/2019
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800K Systems Still Vulnerable to BlueKeep
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Organizations with systems exploitable via the RDP flaw pose an increasing risk to themselves and other organizations, BitSight says.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 7/17/2019
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Sprint Reveals Account Breach via Samsung Website
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The last-June breach exposed data including names, phone numbers, and account numbers.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 7/17/2019
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A Password Management Report Card
Maxine Holt, Research Director, OvumCommentary
New research on password management tools identifies the relative strengths and weaknesses of 12 competing offerings.
By Maxine Holt Research Director, Ovum, 7/17/2019
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For Real Security, Don't Let Failure Be Your Measure of Success
Zane Lackey, Co-Founder and CSO of Signal SciencesCommentary
For too long, we've focused almost exclusively on keeping out the bad guys rather than what to do when they get in (and they will).
By Zane Lackey Co-Founder and CSO of Signal Sciences, 7/17/2019
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Lenovo NAS Firmware Flaw Exposes Stored Data
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
More than 5,100 vulnerable devices containing multiple terabytes of data are open to exploitation, researchers found.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 7/16/2019
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FBI Publishes GandCrab Decryption Keys
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Publishing the keys should render existing versions of the ransomware far less dangerous for victims.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/16/2019
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How Attackers Infiltrate the Supply Chain & What to Do About It
Shay Nahari, Head of Red-Team Services at CyberArkCommentary
With some security best practices, enterprises can significantly reduce the chances that a potential supply chain attack will affect business operations.
By Shay Nahari Head of Red-Team Services at CyberArk, 7/16/2019
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Is 2019 the Year of the CISO?
Terry Ray, Chief Technology Officer, ImpervaCommentary
The case for bringing the CISO to the C-suite's risk and business-strategy table.
By Terry Ray Chief Technology Officer, Imperva, 7/16/2019
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Flaws in Telegram & WhatsApp on Android Put Data at Risk
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
App settings combined with Android behavior can put data integrity at risk for WhatsApp and Telegram users.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 7/15/2019
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CVE-2018-17210
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-20
An issue was discovered in PrinterOn Central Print Services (CPS) through 4.1.4. The core components that create and launch a print job do not perform complete verification of the session cookie that is supplied to them. As a result, an attacker with guest/pseudo-guest level permissions can bypass t...
CVE-2019-12934
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-20
An issue was discovered in the wp-code-highlightjs plugin through 0.6.2 for WordPress. wp-admin/options-general.php?page=wp-code-highlight-js allows CSRF, as demonstrated by an XSS payload in the hljs_additional_css parameter.
CVE-2019-9229
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-20
An issue was discovered on AudioCodes Mediant 500L-MSBR, 500-MBSR, M800B-MSBR and 800C-MSBR devices with firmware versions F7.20A to F7.20A.251. An internal interface exposed to the link-local address 169.254.254.253 allows attackers in the local network to access multiple quagga VTYs. Attackers can...
CVE-2019-12815
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-19
An arbitrary file copy vulnerability in mod_copy in ProFTPD up to 1.3.5b allows for remote code execution and information disclosure without authentication, a related issue to CVE-2015-3306.
CVE-2019-13569
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-19
A SQL injection vulnerability exists in the Icegram Email Subscribers & Newsletters plugin through 4.1.7 for WordPress. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability would allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary SQL commands on the affected system.