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Firms Struggle to Secure Multicloud Misconfigurations
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Half of companies had at least one case of having all ports open to the public, while more than a third had an exposed database.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 5/13/2021
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Dragos & IronNet Partner on Critical Infrastructure Security
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The IT and OT security providers will integrate solutions aimed at improving critical infrastructure security
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/13/2021
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When AI Becomes the Hacker
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Bruce Schneier explores the potential dangers of artificial intelligence (AI) systems gone rogue in society.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 5/13/2021
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Adapting to the Security Threat of Climate Change
Lewis Huynh, Chief Security Officer, NinjaRMCommentary
Business continuity plans that address natural and manmade disasters can help turn a cataclysmic business event into a minor slowdown.
By Lewis Huynh Chief Security Officer, NinjaRM, 5/13/2021
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Defending the Castle: How World History Can Teach Cybersecurity a Lesson
Rob Gurzeev, CEO and Co-Founder of CyCognitoCommentary
Cybersecurity attackers follow the same principles practiced in warfare for millennia. They show up in unexpected places, seeking out portions of an organization's attack surface that are largely unmonitored and undefended.
By Rob Gurzeev CEO and Co-Founder of CyCognito, 5/13/2021
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Researchers Unearth 167 Fake iOS & Android Trading Apps
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The apps are disguised as financial trading, banking, and cryptocurrency apps from well-known and trusted organizations.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/12/2021
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Putting the Spotlight on DarkSide
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Incident responders share insight on the DarkSide ransomware group connected to the recent Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/12/2021
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66% of CISOs Feel Unprepared for Cyberattacks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
More than half of CISOs surveyed are more concerned about a cyberattack in 2021 than in 2020, researchers report.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/12/2021
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Vulnerable Protocols Leave Firms Open to Further Compromises
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Companies may no longer have Internet-facing file servers or weakly secured Web servers, but attackers that get by the perimeter have a wide-open landscape of vulnerability.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 5/12/2021
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Hashes, Salts, and Rainbow Tables: Confessions of a Password Cracker
Keira Stevens, Manager of Human intelligence, SpyCloudCommentary
Understanding a few basics about how password crackers think and behave could help you keep your users safer.
By Keira Stevens Manager of Human intelligence, SpyCloud, 5/12/2021
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Why You Should Be Prepared to Pay a Ransom
Christopher Muffat, CEO and founderCommentary
Companies that claim they'll never pay up in a ransomware attack are more likely to get caught flat-footed.
By Christopher Muffat CEO and founder, 5/12/2021
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A Startup With NSA Roots Wants Silently Disarming Cyberattacks on the Wire to Become the Norm
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Trinity Cyber takes a new spin on some traditional network-security techniques, but can its approach catch on widely?
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 5/11/2021
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Adobe Issues Patch for Acrobat Zero-Day
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The vulnerability is being exploited in limited attacks against Adobe Reader users on Windows.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/11/2021
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Application Attacks Spike as Criminals Target Remote Workers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Application-specific and Web application attacks made up 67% of all attacks in 2020 as criminal strategies shifted in the pandemic.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/11/2021
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Microsoft Patch Tuesday: 4 Critical CVEs, 3 Publicly Known, 1 Wormable
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Microsoft releases security patches for 55 vulnerabilities in its monthly roundup, which includes a critical, wormable flaw in the HTTP protocol stack.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/11/2021
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Cartoon Caption Winner: Greetings, Earthlings
John Klossner, CartoonistCommentary
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By John Klossner Cartoonist, 5/11/2021
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3 Cybersecurity Myths to Bust
Etay Maor, Sr. Director Security Strategy at Cato NetworksCommentary
Deeply rooted cybersecurity misconceptions are poisoning our ability to understand and defend against attacks.
By Etay Maor Sr. Director Security Strategy at Cato Networks, 5/11/2021
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Critical Infrastructure Under Attack
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & COO of Link11Commentary
Several recent cyber incidents targeting critical infrastructure prove that no open society is immune to attacks by cybercriminals. The recent shutdown of key US energy pipeline marks just the tip of the iceberg.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & COO of Link11, 5/11/2021
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Colonial Pipeline Cyberattack: What Security Pros Need to Know
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
As the massive US pipeline operator works to restore operations after a DarkSide ransomware attack late last week, experts say it's a cautionary tale for critical infrastructure providers.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/10/2021
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Tulsa Deals With Aftermath of Ransomware Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Weekend attack shuts down several city sites and service.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/10/2021
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CVE-2021-32615
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-13
Piwigo 11.4.0 allows admin/user_list_backend.php order[0][dir] SQL Injection.
CVE-2021-33026
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-13
The Flask-Caching extension through 1.10.1 for Flask relies on Pickle for serialization, which may lead to remote code execution or local privilege escalation. If an attacker gains access to cache storage (e.g., filesystem, Memcached, Redis, etc.), they can construct a crafted payload, poison the ca...
CVE-2021-31876
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-13
Bitcoin Core 0.12.0 through 0.21.1 does not properly implement the replacement policy specified in BIP125, which makes it easier for attackers to trigger a loss of funds, or a denial of service attack against downstream projects such as Lightning network nodes. An unconfirmed child transaction with ...
CVE-2019-10062
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-13
The HTMLSanitizer class in html-sanitizer.ts in all released versions of the Aurelia framework 1.x repository is vulnerable to XSS. The sanitizer only attempts to filter SCRIPT elements, which makes it feasible for remote attackers to conduct XSS attacks via (for example) JavaScript code in an attri...
CVE-2020-23995
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-13
An information disclosure vulnerability in ILIAS before 5.3.19, 5.4.12 and 6.0 allows remote authenticated attackers to get the upload data path via a workspace upload.