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Vulnerability in Wireless Router Chipsets Prompts Advisory
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Synopsys issues an advisory for vulnerabilities affecting the chipsets of wireless routers from Qualcomm, Mediatek, and Realtek.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/29/2020
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Shifting Left of Left: Why Secure Code Isn't Always Quality Code
Matias Madou, CTO and co-founder, Secure Code WarriorCommentary
Enabling engineers to share responsibility for security and empowering them to erase common vulnerabilities are good starting points.
By Matias Madou CTO and co-founder, Secure Code Warrior, 9/29/2020
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The Shared Irresponsibility Model in the Cloud Is Putting You at Risk
Dan Hubbard, CEO at LaceworkCommentary
Step up, put the architecture and organization in place, and take responsibility. If you don't, who will?
By Dan Hubbard CEO at Lacework, 9/29/2020
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Ivanti Acquires Two Security Companies
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Purchase of MobileIron and Pulse Secure announced simultaneously.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/28/2020
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Safeguarding Schools Against RDP-Based Ransomware
James Lui, Ericom Group CTO, AmericasCommentary
How getting online learning right today will protect schools, and the communities they serve, for years to come.
By James Lui Ericom Group CTO, Americas, 9/28/2020
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MFA-Minded Attackers Continue to Figure Out Workarounds
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
While MFA can improve overall security posture, it's not a "silver bullet" -- and hacks continue.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 9/28/2020
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6 Things to Know About the Microsoft 'Zerologon' Flaw
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Until all domain controllers are updated, the entire infrastructure remains vulnerable, the DHS' CISA warns.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 9/25/2020
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Navigating the Asia-Pacific Threat Landscape: Experts Dive In
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
At next week's virtual Black Hat Asia, threat intelligence pros will discuss the threats local organizations should prioritize and how they can prepare.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 9/25/2020
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Getting Over the Security-to-Business Communication Gap in DevSecOps
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing WriterNews
Application security in a DevOps world takes more than great teamwork among security, developers, and operations staff.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 9/25/2020
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WannaCry Has IoT in Its Crosshairs
Ed Koehler, Distinguished Principal Security Engineer, Office of CTO, at Extreme NetworkCommentary
The wide variety of devices attached to the Internet of Things offers a rich target for purveyors of ransomware.
By Ed Koehler Distinguished Principal Security Engineer, Office of CTO, at Extreme Network, 9/25/2020
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Bluetooth Security Weaknesses Pile Up, While Patching Remains Problematic
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Turns out, creating wireless ecosystems for a vast number of different architectures, configurations, and use cases is hard.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 9/24/2020
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Critical Instagram Flaw Could Let Attackers Spy on Victims
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A now-patched remote code execution vulnerability could be exploited with a specially sized image file, researchers report.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 9/24/2020
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Solving the Problem With Security Standards
Adam Shostack, Consultant, Entrepreneur, Technologist, Game DesignerCommentary
More explicit threat models can make security better and open the door to real and needed innovation.
By Adam Shostack Consultant, Entrepreneur, Technologist, Game Designer, 9/24/2020
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CrowdStrike Agrees to Acquire Preempt Security for $96M
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
CrowdStrike plans to use Preempt Security's conditional access technology to strengthen its Falcon platform.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/24/2020
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Since Remote Work Isn't Going Away, Security Should Be the Focus
Mike Wronski, Technical Director of Product Marketing, NutanixCommentary
These three steps will help organizations reduce long-term work-from-home security risks.
By Mike Wronski Technical Director of Product Marketing, Nutanix, 9/24/2020
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Shopify's Employee Data Theft Underscores Risk of Rogue Insiders
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The e-commerce platform has alerted more than 100 merchants of a data breach, highlighting the danger of malicious insiders.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 9/23/2020
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My Journey Toward SAP Security
Jason Fruge, VP of Business Application CybersecurityCommentary
When applications are critical to the business's core functions, the CISO and their staff better get the security right.
By Jason Fruge VP of Business Application Cybersecurity, 9/23/2020
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7 Non-Technical Skills Threat Analysts Should Master to Keep Their Jobs
Dov Lerner, Security Research Lead, SixgillCommentary
It's not just technical expertise and certifications that enable analysts to build long-term careers in cybersecurity.
By Dov Lerner Security Research Lead, Sixgill, 9/23/2020
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Attackers Target Small Manufacturing Firms
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The most common tactics include credential stuffing using valid accounts, various forms of deception, and vulnerabilities in third-party software, Rapid7 says in its latest quarterly threat report.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 9/22/2020
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Vulnerability Disclosure Programs See Signups & Payouts Surge
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
More than $44.75 million in rewards were paid to hackers over the past year, driving total payouts beyond $100 million.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 9/22/2020
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CVE-2020-15216
PUBLISHED: 2020-09-29
In goxmldsig (XML Digital Signatures implemented in pure Go) before version 1.1.0, with a carefully crafted XML file, an attacker can completely bypass signature validation and pass off an altered file as a signed one. A patch is available, all users of goxmldsig should upgrade to at least revisio...
CVE-2020-4607
PUBLISHED: 2020-09-29
IBM Security Secret Server (IBM Security Verify Privilege Vault Remote 1.2 ) could allow a local user to bypass security restrictions due to improper input validation. IBM X-Force ID: 184884.
CVE-2020-24565
PUBLISHED: 2020-09-29
An out-of-bounds read information disclosure vulnerabilities in Trend Micro Apex One may allow a local attacker to disclose sensitive information to an unprivileged account on vulnerable installations of the product. An attacker must first obtain the ability to execute low-privileged code on the ...
CVE-2020-25770
PUBLISHED: 2020-09-29
An out-of-bounds read information disclosure vulnerabilities in Trend Micro Apex One may allow a local attacker to disclose sensitive information to an unprivileged account on vulnerable installations of the product. An attacker must first obtain the ability to execute low-privileged code on the ...
CVE-2020-25771
PUBLISHED: 2020-09-29
An out-of-bounds read information disclosure vulnerabilities in Trend Micro Apex One may allow a local attacker to disclose sensitive information to an unprivileged account on vulnerable installations of the product. An attacker must first obtain the ability to execute low-privileged code on the ...