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Beware the Bug Bounty
Joseph Neumann & Doug Hudson, Cyber Executive Advisor / Senior Director, CoalfireCommentary
In recent months, bug-bounty programs have shifted from mitigating risk to inadvertently creating new liabilities for customers and vendors.
By Joseph Neumann & Doug Hudson Cyber Executive Advisor / Senior Director, Coalfire, 4/20/2021
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Attackers Test Weak Passwords in Purple Fox Malware Attacks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Researchers share a list of passwords that Purple Fox attackers commonly brute force when targeting the SMB protocol.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/19/2021
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SolarWinds: A Catalyst for Change & a Cry for Collaboration
Kurt John, Chief Cybersecurity Officer, Siemens USACommentary
Cybersecurity is more than technology or safeguards like zero trust; mostly, it's about collaboration.
By Kurt John Chief Cybersecurity Officer, Siemens USA, 4/19/2021
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High-Level Admin of FIN7 Cybercrime Group Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Fedir Hladyr pleaded guilty in 2019 to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit computer hacking.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/16/2021
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Security Gaps in IoT Access Control Threaten Devices and Users
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers spot problems in how IoT vendors delegate device access across multiple clouds and users.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/16/2021
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How the Biden Administration Can Make Digital Identity a Reality
Hal Granoff, Head of US Market Development at CallsignCommentary
A digital identity framework is the answer to the US government's cybersecurity dilemma.
By Hal Granoff Head of US Market Development at Callsign, 4/16/2021
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Software Developer Arrested in Computer Sabotage Case
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Officials say Davis Lu placed malicious code on servers in a denial-of-service attack on his employer.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/15/2021
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US Formally Attributes SolarWinds Attack to Russian Intelligence Agency
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Treasury Department slaps sanctions on IT security firms that it says supported Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service carry out the attacks.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 4/15/2021
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6 Tips for Managing Operational Risk in a Downturn
Steve Durbin, CEO of the Information Security ForumCommentary
Many organizations adjust their risk appetite in an economic downturn, as risk is expanded to include supplier and customer insolvency, not to mention cash-flow changes.
By Steve Durbin CEO of the Information Security Forum, 4/15/2021
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Nation-State Attacks Force a New Paradigm: Patching as Incident Response
Fred Langston, Executive Vice President of Professional Services and Co-Founder, CI SecurityCommentary
IT no longer has the luxury of thoroughly testing critical vulnerability patches before rolling them out.
By Fred Langston Executive Vice President of Professional Services and Co-Founder, CI Security, 4/15/2021
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CISA Urges Caution for Security Researchers Targeted in Attack Campaign
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The agency urges researchers to take precautions amid an ongoing targeted threat campaign.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/14/2021
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Bolstering Our Nation's Defenses Against Cybersecurity Attacks
Shawn Henry, CrowdStrike president of services and CSOCommentary
Shawn Henry, former Executive Assistant Director of the FBI and current CrowdStrike president of services and CSO, shares the top three cybersecurity priorities that the Biden administration needs to address.
By Shawn Henry CrowdStrike president of services and CSO, 4/14/2021
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Dependency Problems Increase for Open Source Components
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The number of components in the average application rose 77% over two years. No wonder, then, that 84% of codebases have at least one vulnerability.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 4/14/2021
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DNS Vulnerabilities Expose Millions of Internet-Connected Devices to Attack
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Researchers uncover a fresh set of nine vulnerabilities in four TCP/IP stacks that are widely used in everything from powerful servers and firewalls to consumer IoT products.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 4/13/2021
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NSA Alerted Microsoft to New Exchange Server Vulnerabilities
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Microsoft today patched 114 CVEs to address the Exchange Server flaws, more than 50 remote code execution vulnerabilities, and one zero-day.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/13/2021
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Compromised Microsoft Exchange Server Used to Host Cryptominer
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Researchers say an unknown attacker is targeting vulnerable Exchange Servers with a payload hosted on a compromised Exchange Server.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/13/2021
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Dark Reading to Upgrade Site Design, Performance
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, Commentary
Improvements will make site content easier to navigate, faster, and more functional.
By Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading , 4/13/2021
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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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CVE-2021-3035
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-20
An unsafe deserialization vulnerability in Bridgecrew Checkov by Prisma Cloud allows arbitrary code execution when processing a malicious terraform file. This issue impacts Checkov 2.0 versions earlier than Checkov 2.0.26. Checkov 1.0 versions are not impacted.
CVE-2021-3036
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-20
An information exposure through log file vulnerability exists in Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS software where secrets in PAN-OS XML API requests are logged in cleartext to the web server logs when the API is used incorrectly. This vulnerability applies only to PAN-OS appliances that are configured to us...
CVE-2021-3037
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-20
An information exposure through log file vulnerability exists in Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS software where the connection details for a scheduled configuration export are logged in system logs. Logged information includes the cleartext username, password, and IP address used to export the PAN-OS conf...
CVE-2021-3038
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-20
A denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerability in Palo Alto Networks GlobalProtect app on Windows systems allows a limited Windows user to send specifically-crafted input to the GlobalProtect app that results in a Windows blue screen of death (BSOD) error. This issue impacts: GlobalProtect app 5.1 versions...
CVE-2021-3506
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-19
An out-of-bounds (OOB) memory access flaw was found in fs/f2fs/node.c in the f2fs module in the Linux kernel in versions before 5.12.0-rc4. A bounds check failure allows a local attacker to gain access to out-of-bounds memory leading to a system crash or a leak of internal kernel information. The hi...