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Senators Call for End to Controversial NSA Program
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The program for collecting telephone call metadata has faced increased scrutiny and restrictions since Edward Snowden revealed its existence in 2013.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/6/2019
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Success Enablers or Silent Killers?
Douglas Ferguson, Founder & CTO, Pharos SecurityCommentary
These five success enablers will help CISOs report, measure, and demonstrate ROI to the C-suite.
By Douglas Ferguson Founder & CTO, Pharos Security, 12/6/2019
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VPN Flaw Allows Criminal Access to Everything on Victims' Computers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Vulnerability in the Aviatrix VPN client, since patched, gives an attacker unlimited access to a breached system.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/5/2019
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SOC 2s & Third-Party Assessments: How to Prevent Them from Being Used in a Data Breach Lawsuit
Beth Burgin Waller, Chair, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Practice , Woods Rogers PLCCommentary
Assessments can be used against your company in court proceedings. Here's how to mitigate this potential risk.
By Beth Burgin Waller Chair, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Practice , Woods Rogers PLC, 12/5/2019
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Microsoft Defender ATP Brings EDR Capabilities to macOS
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Mac computers will now have the option to use Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection's endpoint and detection response.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/5/2019
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What's in a Botnet? Researchers Spy on Geost Operators
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The investigation of a major Android banking botnet yields insights about how cybercriminals structure and run an illicit business.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/4/2019
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Navigating Security in the Cloud
Diya Jolly, Chief Product Officer, OktaCommentary
Underestimating the security changes that need to accompany a shift to the cloud could be fatal to a business. Here's why.
By Diya Jolly Chief Product Officer, Okta, 12/4/2019
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Microsoft Issues Advisory for Windows Hello for Business
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingQuick Hits
An issue exists in Windows Hello for Business when public keys persist after a device is removed from Active Directory, if the AD exists, Microsoft reports.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/4/2019
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Attackers Continue to Exploit Outlook Home Page Flaw
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
FireEye issues guidance on locking down Outlook, claiming that security researchers, at least, are able to work around the patch issued by Microsoft.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 12/4/2019
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Application & Infrastructure Risk Management: You've Been Doing It Backward
John Worrall, Chief Executive Officer at ZeroNorthCommentary
Before getting more scanning tools, think about what's needed to defend your organization's environment and devise a plan to ensure all needed tools can work together productively.
By John Worrall Chief Executive Officer at ZeroNorth, 12/4/2019
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TrickBot Expands in Japan Ahead of the Holidays
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Data indicates TrickBot operators are modifying its modules and launching widespread campaigns around the world.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/3/2019
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What Security Leaders Can Learn from Marketing
Christopher Kenessey, Chief Executive Officer at NetMotion SoftwareCommentary
Employees can no longer be pawns who must be protected all the time. They must become partners in the battle against threats.
By Christopher Kenessey Chief Executive Officer at NetMotion Software, 12/3/2019
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Smith & Wesson Is Magecart's Latest Target
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Researchers estimate the gun manufacturer's website was compromised sometime before Black Friday.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/3/2019
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Siemens Offers Workarounds for Newly Found PLC Vulnerability
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
An undocumented hardware-based special access feature recently found by researchers in Siemens' S7-1200 can be used by attackers to gain control of the industrial devices.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 12/3/2019
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Leveraging the Cloud for Cyber Intelligence
Paul Kurtz, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of TruSTARCommentary
How fusing output datasets and sharing information can create a real-time understanding of suspicious activity across your enterprise.
By Paul Kurtz Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of TruSTAR, 12/3/2019
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Kali Linux Gets New Desktop Environment & Undercover Theme
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Updates to pen-testing platform are designed to improve performance and user interface, says Offensive Security, maintainer of the open source project.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 12/2/2019
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DHS to Require Federal Agencies to Set Vulnerability Disclosure Policies
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) publishes a draft document mandating a vulnerability disclosure policy and a strategy for handling reports of security weaknesses.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 12/2/2019
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StrandHogg Vulnerability Affects All Versions of Android
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The bug enables malware to pose as any legitimate Android app, letting attackers track messages, photos, credentials, and phone conversations.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/2/2019
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Data from 21M Mixcloud Users Compromised in Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The music streaming service received reports indicating attackers gained unauthorized access to its systems.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/2/2019
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3 Modern Myths of Threat Intelligence
Anton Chuvakin, Head of Security Solution Strategy, ChronicleCommentary
More intelligence does not lead to more security. Here's why.
By Anton Chuvakin Head of Security Solution Strategy, Chronicle, 12/2/2019
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CVE-2019-19551
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-06
In userman 13.0.76.43 through 15.0.20 in Sangoma FreePBX, XSS exists in the User Management screen of the Administrator web site. An attacker with access to the User Control Panel application can submit malicious values in some of the time/date formatting and time-zone fields. These fields are not b...
CVE-2019-19552
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-06
In userman 13.0.76.43 through 15.0.20 in Sangoma FreePBX, XSS exists in the user management screen of the Administrator web site, i.e., the/admin/config.php?display=userman URI. An attacker with sufficient privileges can edit the Display Name of a user and embed malicious XSS code. When another user...
CVE-2019-19620
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-06
In SecureWorks Red Cloak Windows Agent before 2.0.7.9, a local user can bypass the generation of telemetry alerts by removing NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM permissions from a malicious file.
CVE-2019-19625
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-06
SROS 2 0.8.1 (which provides the tools that generate and distribute keys for Robot Operating System 2 and uses the underlying security plugins of DDS from ROS 2) leaks node information due to a leaky default configuration as indicated in the policy/defaults/dds/governance.xml document.
CVE-2019-19627
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-06
SROS 2 0.8.1 (after CVE-2019-19625 is mitigated) leaks ROS 2 node-related information regardless of the rtps_protection_kind configuration. (SROS2 provides the tools to generate and distribute keys for Robot Operating System 2 and uses the underlying security plugins of DDS from ROS 2.)