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7 Ways to Keep Your Remote Workforce Safe
Steve Zurier, Contributing Writer
These tips will help you chart a course for a security strategy that just may become part of the normal way organizations will function over the next several years.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 8/14/2020
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CISA Warns of Phishing Campaign with Loan-Relief Lure
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Phishing emails and fake website promise help with the Small Business Administration's program that aids those affected by COVID-19.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/13/2020
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Healthcare Industry Sees Respite From Attacks in First Half of 2020
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Breach disclosures are down, and reported ransomware attacks have also plummeted. Good news -- or a calm before the storm?
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 8/13/2020
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RedCurl APT Group Hacks Global Companies for Corporate Espionage
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers analyze a presumably Russian-speaking APT group that has been stealing corporate data since 2018.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 8/13/2020
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The Race to Hack a Satellite at DEF CON
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Eight teams competed to win cash, bragging rights, and the chance to control a satellite in space.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/13/2020
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Boeing's DEF CON Debut a Sign of the Times
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
In the wake of a stalemate between the airplane manufacturer and a security researcher over vulns found in its 787 aircraft's network, Boeing says it's ready to "embrace" the hacker community.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/13/2020
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Secure Development Takes a (Remote) Village
Guy Podjarny, CEO & Cofounder, SnykCommentary
The shift to work from home isn't just about giving your Dev team the physical tools they need.
By Guy Podjarny CEO & Cofounder, Snyk, 8/13/2020
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NSA & FBI Disclose New Russian Cyberespionage Malware
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
APT 28, aka Fancy Bear, is deploying the Drovorub malware designed for Linux systems as part of cyber-espionage operations.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/13/2020
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With iOS's Privacy Nutrition Label, Apple Upstages Regulators
Heather Federman, VP of Privacy & Policy at BigIDCommentary
New iOS privacy features require developers to disclose what data they're collecting, how they're using it, and with whom they share it.
By Heather Federman VP of Privacy & Policy at BigID, 8/13/2020
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Emotet Return Brings New Tactics & Evasion Techniques
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Security researchers tracking Emotet report its reemergence brings new tricks, including new evasion techniques to bypass security tools.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 8/13/2020
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FireEye Announces New Bug-Bounty Program
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The program, administered by Bugcrowd, will pay bounties of up to $2,500 per vulnerability.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/12/2020
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Using 'Data for Good' to Control the Pandemic
Neil Sweeney, Founder & CEO, KilliCommentary
The tech community should unite to develop and distribute a universal COVID-19 contact-tracing application. Here's why and how.
By Neil Sweeney Founder & CEO, Killi, 8/12/2020
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SANS Security Training Firm Hit with Data Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A phishing email allowed an attacker to compromise a SANS employee's email environment, the organization reports.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/12/2020
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Threats vs. Thrift: Running Effective AppSec During a Global Crisis
Patrick Carey, Vice President Product Management, ExopriseCommentary
By looking at security testing capacity, staff expertise, and risks throughout the software supply chain, application security teams can improve their overall effectiveness.
By Patrick Carey Vice President Product Management, Exoprise, 8/12/2020
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Kr00k, KRACK, and the Seams in Wi-Fi, IoT Encryption
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing WriterNews
Black Hat talk expands on research that uncovered more weaknesses in Wi-Fi chips allowing for the unauthorized decryption of traffic.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 8/12/2020
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Microsoft Patches 120 Vulnerabilities, Two Zero-Days
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The August 2020 Patch Tuesday marks the sixth month in a row Microsoft released patches for more than 110 vulnerabilities.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 8/11/2020
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Developers Need More Usable Static Code Scanners to Head Off Security Bugs
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
As companies "shift left" -- pushing more responsibility for security onto developers -- the tools that are available are falling short, usability researchers say.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 8/11/2020
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Zoom Vulnerabilities Demonstrated in DEF CON Talk
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A security researcher demonstrated multiple vulnerabilities, two of which could let an attacker read and steal user data.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/11/2020
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Is Edtech the Greatest APT?
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Educational technology is critical but can come at huge costs to student and teacher privacy and security. Are those costs too high?
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/11/2020
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EU-US Privacy Shield Dissolution: What Happens Next?
Sam Curry, CSO, CybereasonCommentary
In a world that isn't private by design, security and liability implications for US-based cloud companies are huge.
By Sam Curry CSO, Cybereason, 8/11/2020
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CVE-2020-4662
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-14
IBM Event Streams 10.0.0 could allow an authenticated user to perform tasks to a schema due to improper authentication validation. IBM X-Force ID: 186233.
CVE-2019-20383
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-13
ABBYY network license server in ABBYY FineReader 15 before Release 4 (aka 15.0.112.2130) allows escalation of privileges by local users via manipulations involving files and using symbolic links.
CVE-2020-24348
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-13
njs through 0.4.3, used in NGINX, has an out-of-bounds read in njs_json_stringify_iterator in njs_json.c.
CVE-2020-24349
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-13
njs through 0.4.3, used in NGINX, allows control-flow hijack in njs_value_property in njs_value.c. NOTE: the vendor considers the issue to be "fluff" in the NGINX use case because there is no remote attack surface.
CVE-2020-7360
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-13
An Uncontrolled Search Path Element (CWE-427) vulnerability in SmartControl version 4.3.15 and versions released before April 15, 2020 may allow an authenticated user to escalate privileges by placing a specially crafted DLL file in the search path. This issue was fixed in version 1.0.7, which was r...