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Microsoft Patches 120 Vulnerabilities, Two Zero-Days
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The August 2020 Patch Tuesday marks the sixth month in a row Microsoft released patches for more than 110 vulnerabilities.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 8/11/2020
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Developers Need More Usable Static Code Scanners to Head Off Security Bugs
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
As companies "shift left" -- pushing more responsibility for security onto developers -- the tools that are available are falling short, usability researchers say.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 8/11/2020
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Zoom Vulnerabilities Demonstrated in DEF CON Talk
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A security researcher demonstrated multiple vulnerabilities, two of which could let an attacker read and steal user data.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/11/2020
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Is Edtech the Greatest APT?
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Educational technology is critical but can come at huge costs to student and teacher privacy and security. Are those costs too high?
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/11/2020
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EU-US Privacy Shield Dissolution: What Happens Next?
Sam Curry, CSO, CybereasonCommentary
In a world that isn't private by design, security and liability implications for US-based cloud companies are huge.
By Sam Curry CSO, Cybereason, 8/11/2020
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How to Help Spoil the Cybercrime Economy
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & COO of Link11Commentary
Cybercrime increasingly is turning into a commodity. Stolen PII data and hijacked cloud accounts especially propel the spread, research shows.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & COO of Link11, 8/11/2020
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17 Essential Stats About the State of Consumer Privacy
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer
These illuminating numbers offer a glimpse into current consumer attitudes and enterprise readiness for protecting their customers' personal data.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 8/11/2020
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Gamifying Password Training Shows Security Benefits
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
When picking passwords, users often fall back on certain insecure patterns, but good habits can be learned using simple games, a group of researchers find.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 8/10/2020
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Better Business Bureau Warns of New Visa Scam
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Visa limitations due to the novel coronavirus have given rise to a wave of scams aimed at visa-seekers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/10/2020
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Lock-Pickers Face an Uncertain Future Online
Seth Rosenblatt, Contributing WriterNews
Teaching the hardware hacker the skill of picking locks is evolving because of the pandemic's lockdown.
By Seth Rosenblatt Contributing Writer, 8/10/2020
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Q2 DDoS Attacks Triple Year Over Year: Report
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Distributed denial-of-service attacks have stayed consistently high throughout 2020, a shift from normal attack trends that researchers attribute to COVID-19.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/10/2020
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Reddit Attack Defaces Dozens of Channels
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The attack has defaced the channels with images and content supporting Donald Trump.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/7/2020
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Hacking the PLC via Its Engineering Software
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Researcher will demonstrate at DEF CON an emerging threat to industrial control networks.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/7/2020
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400+ Qualcomm Chip Vulnerabilities Threaten Millions of Android Phones
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Security researchers found hundreds of pieces of vulnerable code in the Qualcomm Snapdragon chips powering Android phones.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 8/7/2020
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Researcher Finds New Office Macro Attacks for MacOS
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Building successful macro attacks means getting past several layers of security, but a Black Hat speaker found a way through.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/7/2020
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IoT Security During COVID-19: What We've Learned & Where We're Going
Aamir Lakhani, Cybersecurity Researcher and Practitioner for FortiGuard LabsCommentary
Vigilance and ongoing training combined with an integrated security framework are key aspects of a successful strategy in the fight against the latest crop of pandemic opportunists.
By Aamir Lakhani Cybersecurity Researcher and Practitioner for FortiGuard Labs, 8/7/2020
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Researchers Create New Framework to Evaluate User Security Awareness
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Approaches based on questionnaires and self-evaluation are not always a good indicator of how well a user can mitigate social engineering threats.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 8/6/2020
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A Mix of Optimism and Pessimism for Security of the 2020 Election
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
DHS CISA's Christopher Krebs and Georgetown University's Matt Blaze at Black Hat USA give the lowdown on where things stand and what still needs to happen to protect the integrity of November's election.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/6/2020
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Dark Reading Video News Desk Returns to Black Hat
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
UPDATED: Coming to you prerecorded from in front of carefully arranged bookcases around the world ...!
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/6/2020
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On 'Invisible Salamanders' and Insecure Messages
Dark Reading Staff, News
Cornell researcher Paul Grubbsdiscusses how vulnerabilities found in Facebook Messenger encryption could mean trouble for your secure messages.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/6/2020
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CVE-2020-7029
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-11
A Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) vulnerability was discovered in the System Management Interface Web component of Avaya Aura Communication Manager and Avaya Aura Messaging. This vulnerability could allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to perform Web administration actions with the privileged ...
CVE-2020-17489
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-11
An issue was discovered in certain configurations of GNOME gnome-shell through 3.36.4. When logging out of an account, the password box from the login dialog reappears with the password still visible. If the user had decided to have the password shown in cleartext at login time, it is then visible f...
CVE-2020-17495
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-11
django-celery-results through 1.2.1 stores task results in the database. Among the data it stores are the variables passed into the tasks. The variables may contain sensitive cleartext information that does not belong unencrypted in the database.
CVE-2020-0260
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-11
There is a possible out of bounds read due to an incorrect bounds check.Product: AndroidVersions: Android SoCAndroid ID: A-152225183
CVE-2020-16170
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-11
The Temi application 1.3.3 through 1.3.7931 for Android has hard-coded credentials.