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SHAKEN/STIR: Finally! A Solution to Caller ID Spoofing?
Mark B. Cooper, President and Founder, PKI SolutionsCommentary
The ubiquitous Caller ID hasn't changed much over the years, but the technology to exploit it has exploded. That may be about to change.
By Mark B. Cooper President and Founder, PKI Solutions, 11/12/2019
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DDoS Attack Targets UK Labour Party Weeks Ahead of Election
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Cybercriminals tried to take the Labour Party's digital platforms offline weeks before the election on December 12.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/12/2019
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Why Cyber-Risk Is a C-Suite Issue
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & CIO AdvisorCommentary
Organizations realize the scale of cyber-risk but lack counter-actions to build resilience.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & CIO Advisor, 11/12/2019
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Researchers Find New Approach to Attacking Cloud Infrastructure
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Cloud APIs' accessibility over the Internet opens a new window for adversaries to gain highly privileged access to cloud assets.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/11/2019
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Joker's Stash Puts $130M Price Tag on Credit Card Database
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new analysis advises security teams on what they should know about the underground payment card seller.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/11/2019
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5 Security Processes You Shouldn't Overlook During M&A
Julie Cullivan, Chief Technology and People Officer, Forescout TechnologiesCommentary
Security needs to be a central element of due diligence if a merger or acquisition is to succeed
By Julie Cullivan Chief Technology and People Officer, Forescout Technologies, 11/11/2019
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Bugcrowd Pays Out Over $500K in Bounties in One Week
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
In all, bug hunters from around the world submitted over 6,500 vulnerabilities in October alone.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 11/8/2019
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Hospital Cyberattacks Linked to Increase in Heart Attack Mortality
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Breach remediation processes adversely impact timeliness in patient care and outcomes, a new study finds.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/8/2019
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Ring Flaw Underscores Impact of IoT Vulnerabilities
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
A vulnerability in Amazon's Ring doorbell cameras would have allowed a local attacker to gain access to a target's entire wireless network.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/8/2019
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9 Principles to Simplify Security
Menny Barzilay, CEO at Cytactic & Founder of the THINK:CYBER NewsletterCommentary
This isn't a one-size-fits-all situation. Simplify as much as you can, as the saying goes, but no more than that.
By Menny Barzilay CEO at Cytactic & Founder of the THINK:CYBER Newsletter, 11/8/2019
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TA542 Brings Back Emotet with Late September Spike
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Overall volumes of banking Trojans and RATs increased during the third quarter, when Emotet was suspiciously absent until mid-September.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/7/2019
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To Prove Cybersecurity's Worth, Create a Cyber Balance Sheet
Andrew Morrison, Principal, Cyber Risk Services, at DeloitteCommentary
How tying and measuring security investments to business impacts can elevate executives' understanding and commitment to cyber-risk reduction.
By Andrew Morrison Principal, Cyber Risk Services, at Deloitte, 11/7/2019
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PayPal Upsets Microsoft as Phishers' Favorite Brand
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Several factors edged the world's most popular payment service into the top spot.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/7/2019
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The Cold Truth about Cyber Insurance
Chris Kennedy, CISO & VP Customer Success, AttackIQCommentary
There is no premium that will recover the millions of dollars your company spends on R&D if your intellectual property is hacked and stolen.
By Chris Kennedy CISO & VP Customer Success, AttackIQ, 11/7/2019
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Black Hat Q&A: Hacking a '90s Sports Car
Black Hat Staff,  News
Security researcher Stanislas Lejay offers a preview of his upcoming Black Hat Europe talk on automotive engine computer management and hardware reverse engineering.
By By Alex Wawro, Special to Dark Reading , 11/7/2019
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Accounting Scams Continue to Bilk Businesses
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Yes, ransomware is plaguing businesses and government organizations, but impersonators inserting themselves into financial workflows most often via e-mail continue to enable big paydays.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/6/2019
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Google Announces App Defense Alliance
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The industry partnership will scan apps for malware before they're published on the Google Play Store.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/6/2019
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Social Media: Corporate Cyber Espionage's Channel of Choice
Otavio Freire, CTO & President, SafeGuard CyberCommentary
Proactive defense and automation can help your company deal with scale and prioritize risks in order to more efficiently fight cyber espionage.
By Otavio Freire CTO & President, SafeGuard Cyber, 11/6/2019
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California DMV Leak Spills Data from Thousands of Drivers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Federal agencies reportedly had improper access to Social Security data belonging to 3,200 license holders.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/6/2019
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The Uphill Battle of Triaging Alerts
Anton Chuvakin, Head of Security Solution Strategy, ChronicleCommentary
Prioritizing alerts is foundational to security, but almost every organization struggles to manage this process efficiently. Here's what you can do about it.
By Anton Chuvakin Head of Security Solution Strategy, Chronicle, 11/6/2019
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CVE-2019-4652
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-12
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 10.1.0 through 10.1.4 uses insecure file permissions on restored files and directories in Windows which could allow a local user to obtain sensitive information or perform unauthorized actions. IBM X-Force ID: 170963.
CVE-2011-3618
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-12
atop: symlink attack possible due to insecure tempfile handling
CVE-2012-1109
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-12
mwlib 0.13 through 0.13.4 has a denial of service vulnerability when parsing #iferror magic functions
CVE-2019-18848
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-12
The json-jwt gem before 1.11.0 for Ruby lacks an element count during the splitting of a JWE string.
CVE-2011-5271
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-12
Pacemaker before 1.1.6 configure script creates temporary files insecurely