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Palm Beach Elections Office Hit with Ransomware Pre-2016 Election
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Palm Beach County's elections supervisor does not believe the attack is linked to Russian hacking attempts targeting Florida.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/14/2020
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DHS Warns of Cyber Heartbreak
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Fraudulent dating and relationship apps and websites raise the risks for those seeking online romance on Valentine's Day.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/14/2020
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The 5 Love Languages of Cybersecurity
Fredrick Commentary
When it comes to building buy-in from the business, all cybersecurity needs is love -- especially when it comes to communication.
By Fredrick "Flee" Lee Chief Security Officer, Gusto, 2/14/2020
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DDoS Attacks Nearly Double Between Q4 2018 and Q4 2019
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Peer-to-peer botnets, TCP reflection attacks, and increased activity on Sundays are three DDoS attack trends from last quarter.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/13/2020
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Architectural Analysis IDs 78 Specific Risks in Machine-Learning Systems
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
The new threat model hones in on ML security at the design state.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 2/13/2020
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Huawei Charged with RICO Violations in Federal Court
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A new set of indictments adds conspiracy to violate RICO statutes to a list of existing charges against the Chinese telecommunications giant.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/13/2020
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Small Business Security: 5 Tips on How and Where to Start
Mike Puglia, Chief Strategy Officer at KaseyaCommentary
There is no one-size-fits-all strategy for security, but a robust plan and the implementation of new technologies will help you and your IT team sleep better.
By Mike Puglia Chief Strategy Officer at Kaseya, 2/13/2020
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Apps Remain Favorite Mobile Attack Vector
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Mobile apps are used in nearly 80% of attacks targeting mobile devices, followed by network and operating system attacks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/13/2020
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Forget Hacks... Ransomware, Phishing Are Election Year's Real Threats
Tod Beardsley, Director of Research, Rapid7Commentary
As we gear up for the voting season, let's put aside any links between foreign interference and voting machine security and focus on the actual risks threatening election security.
By Tod Beardsley Director of Research, Rapid7, 2/13/2020
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Avast Under Investigation by Czech Privacy Agency
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The software security maker is suspected of selling data about more than 100 million users to companies including Google, Microsoft, and Home Depot.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/12/2020
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FBI: Business Email Compromise Cost Businesses $1.7B in 2019
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
BEC attacks comprised nearly half of cybercrime losses last year, which totaled $3.5 billion overall as Internet-enabled crimes ramped up.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/12/2020
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Stop Defending Everything
Kevin Kurzawa, Senior Information Security AuditorCommentary
Instead, try prioritizing with the aid of a thorough asset inventory.
By Kevin Kurzawa Senior Information Security Auditor, 2/12/2020
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5 Common Errors That Allow Attackers to Go Undetected
Matt Middleton-Leal, General Manager and Chief Security Strategist, NetwrixCommentary
Make these mistakes and invaders might linger in your systems for years.
By Matt Middleton-Leal General Manager and Chief Security Strategist, Netwrix, 2/12/2020
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Healthcare Ransomware Damage Passes $157M Since 2016
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Researchers found the total cost far exceeded the amount of ransom paid to attackers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/11/2020
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Microsoft Patches Exploited Internet Explorer Flaw
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
This month's Patch Tuesday brings fixes for 99 CVEs, including one IE flaw seen exploited in the wild.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/11/2020
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Why Ransomware Will Soon Target the Cloud
Corey Nachreiner, Chief Technology Officer, WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
As businesses' daily operations become more dependent on cloud services, ransomware authors will follow to maximize profits. The good news: Many of the best practices for physical servers also apply to the cloud.
By Corey Nachreiner Chief Technology Officer, WatchGuard Technologies, 2/11/2020
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Cybercriminals Swap Phishing for Credential Abuse, Vuln Exploits
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Infection vectors were evenly divided among phishing, vulnerability exploitation, and unauthorized credential use in 2019.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/11/2020
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Macs See More Adware, Unwanted Apps Than PCs
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The latest data from Malwarebytes show the average Mac sees almost twice as many bad apps as Windows systems, but actual malware continues to be scarce.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 2/11/2020
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CIA's Secret Ownership of Crypto AG Enabled Extensive Espionage
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Crypto AG made millions selling encryption devices to more than 120 countries, which unknowingly transmitted intel back to the CIA.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/11/2020
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Keeping a Strong Security Metrics Framework Strong
Joshua Goldfarb, Independent ConsultantCommentary
Don't just report metrics -- analyze, understand, monitor, and adjust them. These 10 tips will show you how.
By Joshua Goldfarb Independent Consultant, 2/11/2020
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CVE-2015-0258
PUBLISHED: 2020-02-17
Multiple incomplete blacklist vulnerabilities in the avatar upload functionality in manageuser.php in Collabtive before 2.1 allow remote authenticated users to execute arbitrary code by uploading a file with a (1) .php3, (2) .php4, (3) .php5, or (4) .phtml extension.
CVE-2015-6922
PUBLISHED: 2020-02-17
Kaseya Virtual System Administrator (VSA) 7.x before 7.0.0.33, 8.x before 8.0.0.23, 9.0 before 9.0.0.19, and 9.1 before 9.1.0.9 does not properly require authentication, which allows remote attackers to bypass authentication and (1) add an administrative account via crafted request to LocalAuth/setA...
CVE-2020-9043
PUBLISHED: 2020-02-17
The wpCentral plugin before 1.5.1 for WordPress allows disclosure of the connection key.
CVE-2020-1704
PUBLISHED: 2020-02-17
An insecure modification vulnerability in the /etc/passwd file was found in all versions of OpenShift ServiceMesh (maistra) before 1.0.8 in the openshift/istio-kialia-rhel7-operator-container. An attacker with access to the container could use this flaw to modify /etc/passwd and escalate their privi...
CVE-2019-12954
PUBLISHED: 2020-02-17
SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (Orion Platform 2018, NPM 12.3, NetPath 1.1.3) allows XSS by authenticated users via a crafted onerror attribute of a VIDEO element in an action for an ALERT.