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NSA Reveals the Top 25 Vulnerabilities Exploited by Chinese Nation-State Hackers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Officials urge organizations to patch the vulnerabilities most commonly scanned for, and exploited by, Chinese attackers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/20/2020
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The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification: Are You in Compliance?
Nahla Davies, Tech Writer and CoderCommentary
Not only can this framework help companies remain solvent, but it will also protect critical information from getting into the wrong hands.
By Nahla Davies Tech Writer and Coder, 10/20/2020
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Farsight Labs Launched as Security Collaboration Platform
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Farsight Security's platform will offer no-cost access to certain tools and services.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/20/2020
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Businesses Rethink Endpoint Security for 2021
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The mass movement to remote work has forced organizations to rethink their long-term plans for endpoint security. How will things look different next year?
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/20/2020
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Building the Human Firewall
Aamir Lakhani, Cybersecurity Researcher and Practitioner for FortiGuard LabsCommentary
Cybersecurity was a challenge before COVID-19 sent millions of employees home to work from their own devices and networks. Now what?
By Aamir Lakhani Cybersecurity Researcher and Practitioner for FortiGuard Labs, 10/20/2020
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NSS Labs Shuttered
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
The testing firm's website says it has "ceased operations" as of Oct. 15.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/19/2020
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GravityRAT Spyware Targets Android & MacOS in India
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Trojan once used in attacks against Windows systems has been transformed into a multiplatform tool targeting macOS and Android.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/19/2020
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IoT Vulnerability Disclosure Platform Launched
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VulnerableThings.com is intended to help vendors meet the terms of a host of new international IoT security laws and regulations.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/19/2020
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Microsoft Tops Q3 List of Most-Impersonated Brands
Steve Zurier, Contributing WriterNews
The technology sector was also the most likely targeted industry for brand phishing attacks, according to Check Point's latest report on brand phishing.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 10/19/2020
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Trickbot, Phishing, Ransomware & Elections
Adam Caudill, Principal Security Engineer at 1PasswordCommentary
The botnet has taken some hits lately, but that doesn't mean the threat is over. Here are some steps you can take to keep it from your door.
By Adam Caudill Principal Security Engineer at 1Password, 10/19/2020
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7 Tips for Choosing Security Metrics That Matter
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer
Experts weigh in on picking metrics that demonstrate how the security team is handling operational efficiency and reducing risk.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 10/19/2020
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A New Risk Vector: The Enterprise of Things
Greg Clark, CEO, Forescout Technologies Inc.Commentary
Billions of devices -- including security cameras, smart TVs, and manufacturing equipment -- are largely unmanaged and increase an organization's risk.
By Greg Clark CEO, Forescout Technologies Inc., 10/19/2020
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Massive New Phishing Campaigns Target Microsoft, Google Cloud Users
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
At least three campaigns are now underway.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/16/2020
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US Counterintelligence Director & Fmr. Europol Leader Talk Election Security
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The US counterintelligence lead joins a former Europol cyber chief to discuss modern election threats and the benefits of public-private collaboration.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/16/2020
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Academia Adopts Mitre ATT&CK Framework
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Security pros and academic researchers discuss the best ways to use MITRE's framework to inform cybersecurity efforts, analyze threats, and teach future workers.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 10/16/2020
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Cybercrime Losses Up 50%, Exceeding $1.8B
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & COO of Link11Commentary
Fewer companies are being hit by cyber incidents, but those that do get hit are hit harder and more often.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & COO of Link11, 10/16/2020
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Twitter Hack Analysis Drives Calls for Greater Security Regulation
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
New York's Department of Financial Services calls for more cybersecurity regulation at social media firms following the "jarringly easy" Twitter breach.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/15/2020
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Barnes & Noble Warns Customers About Data Breach
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Famed bookseller says non-financial data was exposed in a new attack.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/15/2020
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Overcoming the Challenge of Shorter Certificate Lifespans
Mike Cooper, Founder & CEO of RevocentCommentary
We could be in the middle of a major transition to shorter and shorter certificate life spans, which has significant implications for how IT organizations manage certificates across the enterprise.
By Mike Cooper Founder & CEO of Revocent, 10/15/2020
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The Ruthless Cyber Chaos of Business Recovery
Emil Sayegh, CEO and President, NtiretyCommentary
Critical technology initiatives leveraging the best of technology solutions are the only way through the cyber chaos of 2020.
By Emil Sayegh CEO and President, Ntirety, 10/15/2020
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CVE-2020-26895
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-21
Prior to 0.10.0-beta, LND (Lightning Network Daemon) would have accepted a counterparty high-S signature and broadcast tx-relay invalid local commitment/HTLC transactions. This can be exploited by any peer with an open channel regardless of the victim situation (e.g., routing node, payment-receiver,...
CVE-2020-26896
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-21
Prior to 0.11.0-beta, LND (Lightning Network Daemon) had a vulnerability in its invoice database. While claiming on-chain a received HTLC output, it didn't verify that the corresponding outgoing off-chain HTLC was already settled before releasing the preimage. In the case of a hash-and-amount collis...
CVE-2020-5790
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-20
Cross-site request forgery in Nagios XI 5.7.3 allows a remote attacker to perform sensitive application actions by tricking legitimate users into clicking a crafted link.
CVE-2020-5791
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-20
Improper neutralization of special elements used in an OS command in Nagios XI 5.7.3 allows a remote, authenticated admin user to execute operating system commands with the privileges of the apache user.
CVE-2020-5792
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-20
Improper neutralization of argument delimiters in a command in Nagios XI 5.7.3 allows a remote, authenticated admin user to write to arbitrary files and ultimately execute code with the privileges of the apache user.