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Cybercriminals Hide Malware & Phishing Sites Under SSL Certificates
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
More than half of the top 1 million websites use HTTPS, researchers report, but not all encrypted traffic is safe.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/7/2020
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Mature DevOps Teams Are Secure DevOps Teams
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
New research shows the relationship between mature DevOps processes, secure applications, and happy developers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/7/2020
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71% of Security Pros See Threats Jump Since COVID-19 Outbreak
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Phishing is the top threat, followed by websites offering false information about the pandemic, malware, and ransomware attacks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/7/2020
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Using Application Telemetry to Reveal Insider & Evasive Threats
Andy Hawkins, Field CTOCommentary
Data from application processes and other systems leave a trail of threat crumbs that can be used to detect and shut down attacks.
By Andy Hawkins Field CTO, 4/7/2020
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Microsoft: Emotet Attack Shut Down an Entire Business Network
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The infection started with a phishing email and spread throughout the organization, overheating all machines and flooding its Internet connection.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/6/2020
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FBI Warns of BEC Dangers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new PSA warns of attacks launched against users of two popular cloud-based email systems.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/6/2020
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Mozilla Patches Two Critical Zero-Days in Firefox
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The latest release of Firefox brings fixes for two Critical vulnerabilities already seen exploited in the wild.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/6/2020
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Why Humans Are Phishing's Weakest Link
Tim Sadler, CEO and co-founder of TessianCommentary
And it's not just because they click when they shouldn't... they also leave a trail of clues and details that make them easy to spoof
By Tim Sadler CEO and co-founder of Tessian, 4/6/2020
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Researcher Hijacks iOS, macOS Camera with Three Safari Zero-Days
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A security researcher earned $75,000 for finding a whopping seven zero-days in Safari, three of which can be combined to access the camera.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/3/2020
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FBI Warns Education & Remote Work Platforms About Cyberattacks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The FBI expects attackers will target virtual environments as more organizations rely on them as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/3/2020
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Want to Improve Cloud Security? It Starts with Logging
Chris Calvert, VP Product Strategy, Co-Founder, Respond SoftwareCommentary
Remedying the "garbage in, garbage out" problem requires an understanding of what is causing the problem in the first place.
By Chris Calvert VP Product Strategy, Co-Founder, Respond Software, 4/3/2020
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A Day in The Life of a Pen Tester
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Two penetration testers share their day-to-day responsibilities, challenges they encounter, and the skills they value most on the job.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/2/2020
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Bad Bots Build Presence Across the Web
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Bots that mimic human behavior are driving a growing percentage of website traffic while contributing to an avalanche of misinformation.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/2/2020
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Prioritizing High-Risk Assets: A 4-Step Approach to Mitigating Insider Threats
David A. Sanders, Director of Insider Threat Operations at HaystaxCommentary
Sound insider threat detection programs combine contextual data and a thorough knowledge of employee roles and behaviors to pinpoint the biggest risks.
By David A. Sanders Director of Insider Threat Operations at Haystax, 4/2/2020
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A Hacker's Perspective on Securing VPNs As You Go Remote
David Commentary
As organizations rush to equip and secure their newly remote workforce, it's important to keep things methodical and purposeful
By David "Moose" Wolpoff Co-founder and CTO of Randori, 4/2/2020
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New Magecart Skimmer Infects 19 Victim Websites
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
MakeFrame, named for its ability to make iframes for skimming payment data, is attributed to Magecart Group 7.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/2/2020
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Best Practices to Manage Third-Party Cyber-Risk Today
Doug Clare, Vice President, Fraud, Compliance, and Security Solutions at FICOCommentary
Bold new thinking is needed to solve the rapidly evolving challenge of third-party risk management.
By Doug Clare Vice President, Fraud, Compliance, and Security Solutions at FICO, 4/2/2020
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Vulnerability Researchers Focus on Zoom App's Security
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
With videoconferencing's rise as an essential tool for remote work comes a downside: more security scrutiny, which has turned up a number of security weaknesses.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 4/2/2020
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Why All Employees Are Responsible for Company Cybersecurity
Diya Jolly, Chief Product Officer, OktaCommentary
It's not just the IT and security team's responsibility to keep data safe -- every member of the team needs to be involved.
By Diya Jolly Chief Product Officer, Okta, 4/1/2020
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Active Directory Attacks Hit the Mainstream
Jason Crabtree, CEO & Co-Founder, QOMPLXCommentary
Understanding the limitations of authentication protocols, especially as enterprises link authentication to cloud services to Active Directory, is essential for security teams in the modern federated enterprise.
By Jason Crabtree CEO & Co-Founder, QOMPLX, 4/1/2020
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CVE-2020-11619
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-07
FasterXML jackson-databind 2.x before 2.9.10.4 mishandles the interaction between serialization gadgets and typing, related to org.springframework.aop.config.MethodLocatingFactoryBean (aka spring-aop).
CVE-2020-11620
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-07
FasterXML jackson-databind 2.x before 2.9.10.4 mishandles the interaction between serialization gadgets and typing, related to org.apache.commons.jelly.impl.Embedded (aka commons-jelly).
CVE-2020-11509
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-07
An XSS vulnerability in the WP Lead Plus X plugin through 0.98 for WordPress allows remote attackers to upload page templates containing arbitrary JavaScript via the c37_wpl_import_template admin-post action (which will execute in an administrator's browser if the template is used to create a page).
CVE-2020-6647
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-07
An improper neutralization of input vulnerability in the dashboard of FortiADC may allow an authenticated attacker to perform a cross site scripting attack (XSS) via the name parameter.
CVE-2020-9286
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-07
An improper authorization vulnerability in FortiADC may allow a remote authenticated user with low privileges to perform certain actions such as rebooting the system.