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Ivanti Acquires Two Security Companies
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Purchase of MobileIron and Pulse Secure announced simultaneously.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/28/2020
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Safeguarding Schools Against RDP-Based Ransomware
James Lui, Ericom Group CTO, AmericasCommentary
How getting online learning right today will protect schools, and the communities they serve, for years to come.
By James Lui Ericom Group CTO, Americas, 9/28/2020
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MFA-Minded Attackers Continue to Figure Out Workarounds
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
While MFA can improve overall security posture, it's not a "silver bullet" -- and hacks continue.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 9/28/2020
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6 Things to Know About the Microsoft 'Zerologon' Flaw
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Until all domain controllers are updated, the entire infrastructure remains vulnerable, the DHS' CISA warns.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 9/25/2020
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Navigating the Asia-Pacific Threat Landscape: Experts Dive In
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
At next week's virtual Black Hat Asia, threat intelligence pros will discuss the threats local organizations should prioritize and how they can prepare.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 9/25/2020
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Getting Over the Security-to-Business Communication Gap in DevSecOps
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing WriterNews
Application security in a DevOps world takes more than great teamwork among security, developers, and operations staff.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 9/25/2020
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WannaCry Has IoT in Its Crosshairs
Ed Koehler, Distinguished Principal Security Engineer, Office of CTO, at Extreme NetworkCommentary
The wide variety of devices attached to the Internet of Things offers a rich target for purveyors of ransomware.
By Ed Koehler Distinguished Principal Security Engineer, Office of CTO, at Extreme Network, 9/25/2020
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Bluetooth Security Weaknesses Pile Up, While Patching Remains Problematic
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Turns out, creating wireless ecosystems for a vast number of different architectures, configurations, and use cases is hard.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 9/24/2020
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Critical Instagram Flaw Could Let Attackers Spy on Victims
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A now-patched remote code execution vulnerability could be exploited with a specially sized image file, researchers report.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 9/24/2020
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Solving the Problem With Security Standards
Adam Shostack, Consultant, Entrepreneur, Technologist, Game DesignerCommentary
More explicit threat models can make security better and open the door to real and needed innovation.
By Adam Shostack Consultant, Entrepreneur, Technologist, Game Designer, 9/24/2020
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CrowdStrike Agrees to Acquire Preempt Security for $96M
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
CrowdStrike plans to use Preempt Security's conditional access technology to strengthen its Falcon platform.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/24/2020
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Since Remote Work Isn't Going Away, Security Should Be the Focus
Mike Wronski, Technical Director of Product Marketing, NutanixCommentary
These three steps will help organizations reduce long-term work-from-home security risks.
By Mike Wronski Technical Director of Product Marketing, Nutanix, 9/24/2020
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Shopify's Employee Data Theft Underscores Risk of Rogue Insiders
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The e-commerce platform has alerted more than 100 merchants of a data breach, highlighting the danger of malicious insiders.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 9/23/2020
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My Journey Toward SAP Security
Jason Fruge, VP of Business Application CybersecurityCommentary
When applications are critical to the business's core functions, the CISO and their staff better get the security right.
By Jason Fruge VP of Business Application Cybersecurity, 9/23/2020
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7 Non-Technical Skills Threat Analysts Should Master to Keep Their Jobs
Dov Lerner, Security Research Lead, SixgillCommentary
It's not just technical expertise and certifications that enable analysts to build long-term careers in cybersecurity.
By Dov Lerner Security Research Lead, Sixgill, 9/23/2020
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Attackers Target Small Manufacturing Firms
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The most common tactics include credential stuffing using valid accounts, various forms of deception, and vulnerabilities in third-party software, Rapid7 says in its latest quarterly threat report.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 9/22/2020
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Vulnerability Disclosure Programs See Signups & Payouts Surge
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
More than $44.75 million in rewards were paid to hackers over the past year, driving total payouts beyond $100 million.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 9/22/2020
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New Google Search Hacks Push Viruses & Porn
David Balaban, Editor at Privacy-PC.comCommentary
Three incidents demonstrate how cybercriminals leverage the scourge of black-hat search engine optimization to manipulate search results.
By David Balaban Editor at Privacy-PC.com, 9/22/2020
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Patch by Tonight: CISA Issues Emergency Directive for Critical Netlogon Flaw
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The directive requires all federal agencies to apply a patch for Windows Netlogon vulnerability CVE-2020-1472 by midnight on Sept. 21.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/21/2020
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5 Steps to Greater Cyber Resiliency
Andrew Rubin, CEO & Founder at IllumioCommentary
Work from home isn't going away anytime soon, and the increased vulnerability means cyber resiliency will continue to be critical to business resiliency.
By Andrew Rubin CEO & Founder at Illumio, 9/21/2020
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CVE-2020-26120
PUBLISHED: 2020-09-27
XSS exists in the MobileFrontend extension for MediaWiki before 1.34.4 because section.line is mishandled during regex section line replacement from PageGateway. Using crafted HTML, an attacker can elicit an XSS attack via jQuery's parseHTML method, which can cause image callbacks to fire even witho...
CVE-2020-26121
PUBLISHED: 2020-09-27
An issue was discovered in the FileImporter extension for MediaWiki before 1.34.4. An attacker can import a file even when the target page is protected against "page creation" and the attacker should not be able to create it. This occurs because of a mishandled distinction between an uploa...
CVE-2020-25812
PUBLISHED: 2020-09-27
An issue was discovered in MediaWiki 1.34.x before 1.34.4. On Special:Contributions, the NS filter uses unescaped messages as keys in the option key for an HTMLForm specifier. This is vulnerable to a mild XSS if one of those messages is changed to include raw HTML.
CVE-2020-25813
PUBLISHED: 2020-09-27
In MediaWiki before 1.31.10 and 1.32.x through 1.34.x before 1.34.4, Special:UserRights exposes the existence of hidden users.
CVE-2020-25814
PUBLISHED: 2020-09-27
In MediaWiki before 1.31.10 and 1.32.x through 1.34.x before 1.34.4, XSS related to jQuery can occur. The attacker creates a message with [javascript:payload xss] and turns it into a jQuery object with mw.message().parse(). The expected result is that the jQuery object does not contain an <a> ...