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Attackers Seek New Strategies to Improve Macros' Effectiveness
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The ubiquity of Microsoft Office document formats means attackers will continue to use them to spread malware and infect systems.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 5/5/2021
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DoD Lets Researchers Target All Publicly Accessible Info Systems
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Department of Defense expands its vulnerability disclosure program to include a broad range of new targets.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/5/2021
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Will 2021 Mark the End of World Password Day?
Jake Madders, Director, Hyve Managed HostingCommentary
We might be leaving the world of mandatory asterisks and interrobangs behind for good.
By Jake Madders Director, Hyve Managed Hosting, 5/5/2021
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Apple Issues Patches for Webkit Security Flaws
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The vulnerabilities may already be under active attack, Apple says in an advisory.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/4/2021
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More Companies Adopting DevOps & Agile for Security
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Measures of programming speed, security, and automation have all significantly increased in the past year, GitLab's latest survey finds.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 5/4/2021
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Scripps Health Responds to Cyberattack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The health care system says it has suspended access to patient portals and other applications related to operations at Scripps facilities.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/4/2021
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Can Organizations Secure Remote Workers for the Long Haul?
Ian Pratt, Global head of Security for Personal Systems at HP Inc.Commentary
By focusing on protection instead of detection, organizations can defend against targeted attacks without compromising security or productivity.
By Ian Pratt Global head of Security for Personal Systems at HP Inc., 5/4/2021
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It's Time to Ditch Celebrity Cybersecurity
Mieng Lim, VP of Product Management at Digital Defense By HelpSystemsCommentary
High-profile attacks and solutions are shiny objects that can distract from the defenses that afford the greatest protection.
By Mieng Lim VP of Product Management at Digital Defense By HelpSystems, 5/4/2021
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Researchers Explore Active Directory Attack Vectors
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Incident responders who investigate attacks targeting Active Directory discuss methods used to gain entry, elevate privileges, and control target systems.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/3/2021
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Imperva to Buy API Security Firm CloudVector
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The deal is intended to expand Imperva's API security portfolio, officials say.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/3/2021
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Buer Malware Variant Rewritten in Rust Programming Language
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Researchers suggest a few reasons why operators rewrote Buer in an entirely new language
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/3/2021
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Researchers Find Bugs Using Single-Codebase Inconsistencies
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
A Northeastern University research team finds code defects -- and some vulnerabilities -- by detecting when programmers used different code snippets to perform the same functions.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 5/3/2021
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Stopping the Next SolarWinds Requires Doing Something Different
Tony Cole, CTO at Attivo NetworksCommentary
Will the SolarWinds breach finally prompt the right legislative and regulatory actions on a broader, more effective scale?
By Tony Cole CTO at Attivo Networks, 5/3/2021
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Ransomware Task Force Publishes Framework to Fight Global Threat
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
An 81-page report details how ransomware has evolved, along with recommendations on how to deter attacks and disrupt its business model.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/30/2021
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New Threat Group Carrying Out Aggressive Ransomware Campaign
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
UNC2447 observed targeting now-patched vulnerability in SonicWall VPN.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 4/30/2021
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MITRE Adds MacOS, More Data Types to ATT&CK Framework
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Version 9 of the popular threat matrix will improve support for a variety of platforms, including cloud infrastructure.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 4/30/2021
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7 Modern-Day Cybersecurity Realities
Steve Zurier, Contributing Writer
Security pros may be working with a false sense of security. We explore seven places where old methods and techniques have to change to keep their organizations safe.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 4/30/2021
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The Ticking Time Bomb in Every Company's Code
Pedro Fortuna, CTO and Co-Founder of JscramblerCommentary
Developers must weigh the benefits and risks of using third-party code in Web apps.
By Pedro Fortuna CTO and Co-Founder of Jscrambler, 4/30/2021
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Researchers Connect Complex Specs to Software Vulnerabilities
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Following their release of 70 different vulnerabilities in different implementations of TCP/IP stacks over the past year, two companies find a common link.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 4/29/2021
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API Hole on Experian Partner Site Exposes Credit Scores
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Student researcher is concerned security gap may exist on many other sites.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/29/2021
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CVE-2021-24259
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-05
The “Elementor Addon Elements� WordPress Plugin before 1.11.2 has several widgets that are vulnerable to stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) by lower-privileged users such as contributors, all via a similar method.
CVE-2021-24260
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-05
The “Livemesh Addons for Elementor� WordPress Plugin before 6.8 has several widgets that are vulnerable to stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) by lower-privileged users such as contributors, all via a similar method.
CVE-2021-24261
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-05
The “HT Mega – Absolute Addons for Elementor Page Builder� WordPress Plugin before 1.5.7 has several widgets that are vulnerable to stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) by ...
CVE-2021-24262
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-05
The “WooLentor – WooCommerce Elementor Addons + Builder� WordPress Plugin before 1.8.6 has a widget that is vulnerable to stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) by lower-priv...
CVE-2021-24263
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-05
The “Elementor Addons – PowerPack Addons for Elementor� WordPress Plugin before 2.3.2 for WordPress has several widgets that are vulnerable to stored Cross-Site Scriptin...