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Google Patch to Block Spectre Slowdown in Windows 10
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Microsoft will incorporate Google's Retpoline patch to prevent Spectre Variant 2 from slowing down its operating system.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/19/2018
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EU Takes Step Toward Cyberattack Sanctions
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
European leaders complete first step toward establishing a sanctions regime.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/19/2018
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WSJ Report: Facebook Breach the Work of Spammers, Not Nation-State Actors
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A report by the Wall Street Journal points finger at group that is know to Facebook Security.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/19/2018
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Risky Business: Dark Reading Caption Contest Winners
Marilyn Cohodas, Managing Editor, Dark ReadingCommentary
Phishing, anti-shoulder surfing, Russia and other hysterical identity management puns and comments. And the winners are ...
By Marilyn Cohodas Managing Editor, Dark Reading, 10/19/2018
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How to Get Consumers to Forgive You for a Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
It starts with already-established trust, a new survey shows.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/18/2018
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New Security Woes for Popular IoT Protocols
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Researchers at Black Hat Europe will detail denial-of-service and other flaws in MQTT, CoAP machine-to-machine communications protocols that imperil industrial and other IoT networks online.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/18/2018
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Audits: The Missing Layer in Cybersecurity
Brennan P Baybeck, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CISSP, Vice Chair of ISACA Board of DirectorsCommentary
Involving the audit team ensures that technology solutions are not just sitting on the shelf or being underutilized to strategically address security risks.
By Brennan P Baybeck CISA, CISM, CRISC, CISSP, Vice Chair of ISACA Board of Directors, 10/18/2018
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7 Ways A Collaboration System Could Wreck Your IT Security
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
The same traits that make collaboration systems so useful for team communications can help hackers, too.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/18/2018
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Apache Access Vulnerability Could Affect Thousands of Applications
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A recently discovered issue with a common file access method could be a major new attack surface for malware authors.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/18/2018
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Getting Up to Speed with "Always-On SSL"
Tim Callan, Senior Fellow, Comodo CACommentary
Websites can avoid the negative consequences of a "not secure" label from Google Chrome 68 by following four AOSSL best practices.
By Tim Callan Senior Fellow, Comodo CA, 10/18/2018
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Inside the Dark Web's 'Help Wanted' Ads
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
How cybercriminals recruit everyone from car drivers to corporate insiders and pay them according to the risk they assume.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/18/2018
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Oracle Issues Massive Collection of Critical Security Updates
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The software updates from Oracle address a record number of vulnerabilities.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/17/2018
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Cybercrime-as-a-Service: No End in Sight
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & CIO AdvisorCommentary
Cybercrime is easy and rewarding, making it a perfect arena for criminals everywhere.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & CIO Advisor, 10/17/2018
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SEC Warns Public Companies on Accounting Control Use
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new SEC investigative report urges public organizations to keep cyberthreats in mind when implementing internal accounting tools.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/17/2018
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The Three Dimensions of the Threat Intelligence Scale Problem
Todd Weller, Chief Strategy Officer at Bandura CyberCommentary
To succeed, organizations must be empowered to reduce their attack surface and staff overload so they can get more out of their existing firewall and threat intelligence investments.
By Todd Weller Chief Strategy Officer at Bandura Cyber, 10/17/2018
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FICO & US Chamber of Commerce Score Cyber-Risk Across 10 Sectors
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Media, telecom, and technology firms are far more likely to experience a data breach in the near future than organizations in sectors including energy, construction, and transportation.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/16/2018
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A Cybersecurity Weak Link: Linux and IoT
Migo Kedem, Senior Director of Products and Marketing at SentinelOneCommentary
Linux powers many of the IoT devices on which we've come to rely -- something that enterprises must address.
By Migo Kedem Senior Director of Products and Marketing at SentinelOne, 10/16/2018
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NC Water Utility Fights Post-Hurricane Ransomware
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
North Carolina's Onslow Water and Sewer Authority was hit with an advanced attack in the wake of Hurricane Florence.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/16/2018
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6 Reasons Why Employees Violate Security Policies
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Get into their heads to find out why they're flouting your corporate cybersecurity rules.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 10/16/2018
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Spies Among Us: Tracking, IoT & the Truly Inside Threat
Amit Sethi, Senior Principal Consultant at SynopsysCommentary
In today's ultra-connected world, it's important for users to understand how to safeguard security while browsing the web and using electronic devices.
By Amit Sethi Senior Principal Consultant at Synopsys, 10/16/2018
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CVE-2018-10839
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-16
Qemu emulator <= 3.0.0 built with the NE2000 NIC emulation support is vulnerable to an integer overflow, which could lead to buffer overflow issue. It could occur when receiving packets over the network. A user inside guest could use this flaw to crash the Qemu process resulting in DoS.
CVE-2018-13399
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-16
The Microsoft Windows Installer for Atlassian Fisheye and Crucible before version 4.6.1 allows local attackers to escalate privileges because of weak permissions on the installation directory.
CVE-2018-18381
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-16
Z-BlogPHP 1.5.2.1935 (Zero) has a stored XSS Vulnerability in zb_system/function/c_system_admin.php via the Content-Type header during the uploading of image attachments.
CVE-2018-18382
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-16
Advanced HRM 1.6 allows Remote Code Execution via PHP code in a .php file to the user/update-user-avatar URI, which can be accessed through an "Update Profile" "Change Picture" (aka user/edit-profile) action.
CVE-2018-18374
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-16
XSS exists in the MetInfo 6.1.2 admin/index.php page via the anyid parameter.