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Researchers Find Clues for Dramatically Reducing IDS Traffic Volume
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Research at military labs and Towson University shows that identifying malicious activity may require much less captured data than has been the case.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/19/2019
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Free Princeton Application Provides IoT Traffic Insight
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The application developed by a research group allows users to spot possible IoT security problems.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/19/2019
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Why We Need a 'Cleaner Internet'
Darren Anstee, Chief Technology Officer at Arbor NetworksCommentary
By blocking threats and attacks nearer to their sources, cybersecurity pros could help turn the connected world into a safer place for all.
By Darren Anstee Chief Technology Officer at Arbor Networks, 4/19/2019
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Third-Party Cyber-Risk by the Numbers
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Recent stats show that the state of third-party cyber risk and vendor risk management remains largely immature at most organizations.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 4/19/2019
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Cisco Issues 31 Mid-April Security Alerts
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Among them, two are critical and six are of high importance.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 4/18/2019
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Creator of Hub for Stolen Credit Cards Sentenced to 90 Months
Robert Lemos, Technology Journalist/Data ResearcherNews
Coming eight years after he launched the site, the steep sentence for the cybercriminal operator is based on a tab of $30 million in damages calculated by Mastercard and other credit card companies.
By Robert Lemos , 4/18/2019
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Former Student Admits to USB Killer Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
An Indian national used device to attack computers and peripherals at a New York college.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/18/2019
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GoT Guide to Cybersecurity: Preparing for Battle During a Staffing Shortage
Orion Cassetto, Senior Product Maester, ExabeamCommentary
Faced with an overwhelming adversary, Game of Thrones heroes Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow have a lot in common with today's beleaguered CISOs.
By Orion Cassetto Senior Product Maester, Exabeam, 4/18/2019
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VPN Vulnerabilities Point Out Need for Comprehensive Remote Security
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
VPNs are the primary tool for securing remote access, but recently disclosed vulnerabilities point out the weakness of relying on them as the only tool.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 4/17/2019
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New Malware Campaign Targets Financials, Retailers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The attack uses a legitimate remote access system as well as several families of malware.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/17/2019
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Legacy Apps: The Security Risk Lurking in Dusty Corners
Tim Buntel, VP, Application Security Products, Threat StackCommentary
Four best practices to keep old code from compromising your enterprise environment.
By Tim Buntel VP, Application Security Products, Threat Stack, 4/17/2019
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Ever-Sophisticated Bad Bots Target Healthcare, Ticketing
Robert Lemos, Technology Journalist/Data ResearcherNews
From criminals to competitors, online bots continue to scrape information from sites and pose as legitimate users.
By Robert Lemos Technology Journalist/Data Researcher, 4/17/2019
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Inside the Dark Web's How-To Guides for Teaching Fraud
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new study investigates nearly 30,000 guides to explore what fraudsters sell and teach aspiring cybercriminals.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/17/2019
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Selecting the Right Strategy to Reduce Vulnerability Risk
Tim Erlin, VP of Product Management & Strategy at TripwireCommentary
There's no one-size-fits-all strategy for eliminating vulnerability risk. Knowing how your organization operates is what makes the difference.
By Tim Erlin VP of Product Management & Strategy at Tripwire, 4/17/2019
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7 Tips for an Effective Employee Security Awareness Program
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
Breaches and compliance requirements have heightened the need for continuous and effective employee training, security experts say.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 4/17/2019
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Security Audit Shows Gains, Though Privacy Lags
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The 2018 Online Trust Audit shows that "encryption everywhere" is improving security, while fuzzy language is slowing privacy gains.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 4/16/2019
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Meet Scranos: New Rootkit-Based Malware Gains Confidence
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The cross-platform operation, first tested on victims in China, has begun to spread around the world.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/16/2019
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Benefiting from Data Privacy Investments
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & CIO AdvisorCommentary
GDPR-ready companies experience lower overall costs associated with data breaches, research finds.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & CIO Advisor, 4/16/2019
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IT Outsourcing Firm Wipro Investigates Data Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Employee accounts may have been compromised in a sophisticated phishing campaign.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/16/2019
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New Attacks (and Old Attacks Made New)
Derek Manky, Global Security Strategist, FortinetCommentary
Although new attacks might get the most attention, don't assume old ones have gone away.
By Derek Manky Global Security Strategist, Fortinet, 4/16/2019
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CVE-2019-11378
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-20
An issue was discovered in ProjectSend r1053. upload-process-form.php allows finished_files[]=../ directory traversal. It is possible for users to read arbitrary files and (potentially) access the supporting database, delete arbitrary files, access user passwords, or run arbitrary code.
CVE-2019-11372
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-20
An out-of-bounds read in MediaInfoLib::File__Tags_Helper::Synched_Test in Tag/File__Tags.cpp in MediaInfoLib in MediaArea MediaInfo 18.12 leads to a crash.
CVE-2019-11373
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-20
An out-of-bounds read in File__Analyze::Get_L8 in File__Analyze_Buffer.cpp in MediaInfoLib in MediaArea MediaInfo 18.12 leads to a crash.
CVE-2019-11374
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-20
74CMS v5.0.1 has a CSRF vulnerability to add a new admin user via the index.php?m=Admin&c=admin&a=add URI.
CVE-2019-11375
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-20
Msvod v10 has a CSRF vulnerability to change user information via the admin/member/edit.html URI.