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Lenovo NAS Firmware Flaw Exposes Stored Data
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
More than 5,100 vulnerable devices containing multiple terabytes of data are open to exploitation, researchers found.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 7/16/2019
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FBI Publishes GandCrab Decryption Keys
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Publishing the keys should render existing versions of the ransomware far less dangerous for victims.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/16/2019
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How Attackers Infiltrate the Supply Chain & What to Do About It
Shay Nahari, Head of Red-Team Services at CyberArkCommentary
With some security best practices, enterprises can significantly reduce the chances that a potential supply chain attack will affect business operations.
By Shay Nahari Head of Red-Team Services at CyberArk, 7/16/2019
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Is 2019 the Year of the CISO?
Terry Ray, Chief Technology Officer, ImpervaCommentary
The case for bringing the CISO to the C-suite's risk and business-strategy table.
By Terry Ray Chief Technology Officer, Imperva, 7/16/2019
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Flaws in Telegram & WhatsApp on Android Put Data at Risk
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
App settings combined with Android behavior can put data integrity at risk for WhatsApp and Telegram users.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 7/15/2019
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Meet DoppelPaymer, BitPaymer's Ransomware Lookalike
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
New ransomware variant DoppelPaymer was leveraged in campaigns against the City of Edcouch, Texas, and the Chilean Ministry of Agriculture.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 7/15/2019
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FTC Reportedly Ready to Sock Facebook with Record $5 Billion Fine
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The fine, for the social media giant's role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, would be the largest ever against a tech company.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/15/2019
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Software Developers Face Secure Coding Challenges
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Seven in ten developers are expected to write secure code, but less than half receive feedback on security, a survey finds.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 7/15/2019
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Is Machine Learning the Future of Cloud-Native Security?
Pawan Shankar, Senior Security Product Marketing Manager at SysdigCommentary
The nature of containers and microservices makes them harder to protect. Machine learning might be the answer going forward.
By Pawan Shankar Senior Security Product Marketing Manager at Sysdig, 7/15/2019
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Competing Priorities Mean Security Risks for Small Businesses
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Small business IT professionals are trying to balance multiple priorities and finding that the balance often leaves the company with serious security risks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/12/2019
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A Lawyers Guide to Cyber Insurance: 4 Basic Tips
Beth Burgin Waller, Chair, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Practice , Woods Rogers PLCCommentary
The time to read the fine print in your cybersecurity insurance policy is before you sign on the dotted line.
By Beth Burgin Waller Chair, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Practice , Woods Rogers PLC, 7/12/2019
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Data Center Changes Push Cyber Risk to Network's Edge
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Changes in fundamental enterprise architectures coupled with shifts in human resources mean that companies are considering new risks to their infrastructure.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 7/11/2019
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How to Catch a Phish: Where Employee Awareness Falls Short
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Advanced phishing techniques and poor user behaviors that exacerbate the threat of successful attacks.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 7/11/2019
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Software Engineer Charged for Taking Stolen Trade Secrets to China
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Xudong Yao reportedly stole proprietary information from his employer and brought it to China, where he is believed to currently reside.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/11/2019
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Most Organizations Lack Cyber Resilience
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & CIO AdvisorCommentary
Despite increasing threats, many organizations continue to run with only token cybersecurity and resilience.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & CIO Advisor, 7/11/2019
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Summer: A Time for Vacations & Cyberattacks?
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
About a third of cybersecurity professionals believe that their companies see more cyberattacks during the summer, but the survey data does not convince on the reasons for the perception of a summer bump.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 7/11/2019
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The Security of Cloud Applications
Hillel Solow, CTO and Co-founder, ProtegoCommentary
Despite the great success of the cloud over the last decade, misconceptions continue to persist. Here's why the naysayers are wrong.
By Hillel Solow CTO and Co-founder, Protego, 7/11/2019
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Persistent Threats Can Last Inside SMB Networks for Years
Steve Zurier, Contributing WriterNews
The average dwell time for riskware can be as much as 869 days.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 7/11/2019
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Industry Insight: Checking Up on Healthcare Security
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Modern threats putting healthcare organization at risk, how they're improving their security posture, and where many fall short.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 7/10/2019
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Why You Need a Global View of IT Assets
Pablo Quiroga, Director of Product Management at QualysCommentary
It may seem obvious, but many companies lose sight of the fact that they can't protect what they don't know they even have.
By Pablo Quiroga Director of Product Management at Qualys, 7/10/2019
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CVE-2019-3571
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-16
An input validation issue affected WhatsApp Desktop versions prior to 0.3.3793 which allows malicious clients to send files to users that would be displayed with a wrong extension.
CVE-2019-6160
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-16
A vulnerability in various versions of Iomega and LenovoEMC NAS products could allow an unauthenticated user to access files on NAS shares via the API.
CVE-2019-9700
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-16
Norton Password Manager, prior to 6.3.0.2082, may be susceptible to an address spoofing issue. This type of issue may allow an attacker to disguise their origin IP address in order to obfuscate the source of network traffic.
CVE-2019-12990
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-16
Citrix SD-WAN 10.2.x before 10.2.3 and NetScaler SD-WAN 10.0.x before 10.0.8 allow Directory Traversal.
CVE-2019-12991
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-16
Citrix SD-WAN 10.2.x before 10.2.3 and NetScaler SD-WAN 10.0.x before 10.0.8 have Improper Input Validation (issue 5 of 6).