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Researchers Find New Approach to Attacking Cloud Infrastructure
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Cloud APIs' accessibility over the Internet opens a new window for adversaries to gain highly privileged access to cloud assets.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/11/2019
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Joker's Stash Puts $130M Price Tag on Credit Card Database
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new analysis advises security teams on what they should know about the underground payment card seller.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/11/2019
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5 Security Processes You Shouldn't Overlook During M&A
Julie Cullivan, Chief Technology and People Officer, Forescout TechnologiesCommentary
Security needs to be a central element of due diligence if a merger or acquisition is to succeed
By Julie Cullivan Chief Technology and People Officer, Forescout Technologies, 11/11/2019
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Bugcrowd Pays Out Over $500K in Bounties in One Week
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
In all, bug hunters from around the world submitted over 6,500 vulnerabilities in October alone.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 11/8/2019
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Hospital Cyberattacks Linked to Increase in Heart Attack Mortality
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Breach remediation processes adversely impact timeliness in patient care and outcomes, a new study finds.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/8/2019
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Ring Flaw Underscores Impact of IoT Vulnerabilities
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
A vulnerability in Amazon's Ring doorbell cameras would have allowed a local attacker to gain access to a target's entire wireless network.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/8/2019
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9 Principles to Simplify Security
Menny Barzilay, CEO at Cytactic & Founder of the THINK:CYBER NewsletterCommentary
This isn't a one-size-fits-all situation. Simplify as much as you can, as the saying goes, but no more than that.
By Menny Barzilay CEO at Cytactic & Founder of the THINK:CYBER Newsletter, 11/8/2019
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TA542 Brings Back Emotet with Late September Spike
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Overall volumes of banking Trojans and RATs increased during the third quarter, when Emotet was suspiciously absent until mid-September.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/7/2019
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To Prove Cybersecurity's Worth, Create a Cyber Balance Sheet
Andrew Morrison, Principal, Cyber Risk Services, at DeloitteCommentary
How tying and measuring security investments to business impacts can elevate executives' understanding and commitment to cyber-risk reduction.
By Andrew Morrison Principal, Cyber Risk Services, at Deloitte, 11/7/2019
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PayPal Upsets Microsoft as Phishers' Favorite Brand
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Several factors edged the world's most popular payment service into the top spot.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/7/2019
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The Cold Truth about Cyber Insurance
Chris Kennedy, CISO & VP Customer Success, AttackIQCommentary
There is no premium that will recover the millions of dollars your company spends on R&D if your intellectual property is hacked and stolen.
By Chris Kennedy CISO & VP Customer Success, AttackIQ, 11/7/2019
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Black Hat Q&A: Hacking a '90s Sports Car
Black Hat Staff,  News
Security researcher Stanislas Lejay offers a preview of his upcoming Black Hat Europe talk on automotive engine computer management and hardware reverse engineering.
By By Alex Wawro, Special to Dark Reading , 11/7/2019
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Accounting Scams Continue to Bilk Businesses
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Yes, ransomware is plaguing businesses and government organizations, but impersonators inserting themselves into financial workflows most often via e-mail continue to enable big paydays.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/6/2019
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Google Announces App Defense Alliance
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The industry partnership will scan apps for malware before they're published on the Google Play Store.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/6/2019
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Social Media: Corporate Cyber Espionage's Channel of Choice
Otavio Freire, CTO & President, SafeGuard CyberCommentary
Proactive defense and automation can help your company deal with scale and prioritize risks in order to more efficiently fight cyber espionage.
By Otavio Freire CTO & President, SafeGuard Cyber, 11/6/2019
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California DMV Leak Spills Data from Thousands of Drivers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Federal agencies reportedly had improper access to Social Security data belonging to 3,200 license holders.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/6/2019
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The Uphill Battle of Triaging Alerts
Anton Chuvakin, Head of Security Solution Strategy, ChronicleCommentary
Prioritizing alerts is foundational to security, but almost every organization struggles to manage this process efficiently. Here's what you can do about it.
By Anton Chuvakin Head of Security Solution Strategy, Chronicle, 11/6/2019
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Siemens PLC Feature Can Be Exploited for Evil - and for Good
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A hidden feature in some newer models of the vendor's programmable logic controllers leaves the devices open to attack. Siemens says it plans to fix it.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 11/5/2019
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The State of Email Security and Protection
Mike Flouton, Vice President of Email Security at Barracuda NetworksCommentary
Phishing and ransomware top the list of security risks that organizations are not fully prepared to deal with.
By Mike Flouton Vice President of Email Security at Barracuda Networks, 11/5/2019
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Enterprise Web Security: Risky Business
Rui Ribeiro, CEO & Co-Founder at JscramblerCommentary
Web development is at much more risk than commonly perceived. As attackers eye the enterprise, third-party code provides an easy way in.
By Rui Ribeiro CEO & Co-Founder at Jscrambler, 11/5/2019
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CVE-2019-18881
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-12
WSO2 IS as Key Manager 5.7.0 allows unauthenticated reflected XSS in the dashboard user profile.
CVE-2019-18882
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-12
WSO2 IS as Key Manager 5.7.0 allows stored XSS in download-userinfo.jag because Content-Type is mishandled.
CVE-2019-18873
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-12
FUDForum 3.0.9 is vulnerable to Stored XSS via the User-Agent HTTP header. This may result in remote code execution. An attacker can use a user account to fully compromise the system via a GET request. When the admin visits user information under "User Manager" in the control panel, the pa...
CVE-2019-18874
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-12
psutil (aka python-psutil) through 5.6.5 can have a double free. This occurs because of refcount mishandling within a while or for loop that converts system data into a Python object.
CVE-2019-18862
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-11
maidag in GNU Mailutils before 3.8 is installed setuid and allows local privilege escalation in the url mode.