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80 Charged in Massive BEC Operation Bust
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A group of mostly Nigerian nationals attempted to steal $46 million through business email compromise and romance scams, the FBI reports.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 8/23/2019
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Capital One Breach: What Security Teams Can Do Now
Dr. Richard Gold, Head of Security Engineering at Digital ShadowsCommentary
Knowing the methods of the attacker, as laid out in the federal indictment, allow us to prevent similar attacks.
By Dr. Richard Gold Head of Security Engineering at Digital Shadows, 8/23/2019
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New Malware Variant Targets Old Adobe, Office Vulnerabilities
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Criminals appear to have developed it knowing some users have not patched or updated to newer versions, Trend Micro says.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 8/22/2019
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Microsoft Tops Phishers' Favorite Brands as Facebook Spikes
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Microsoft remains the favorite brand to spoof in phishing campaigns, but more attackers are impersonating Facebook.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 8/22/2019
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LinkedIn Details Features of Fight Against Fakes
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A recent blog post explains how the social network is fighting to protect its users from interactions with fake accounts.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/22/2019
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5 Identity Challenges Facing Todays IT Teams
John Bennett, Senior VP & General Manager of Identity & Access at LastPass by LogMeInCommentary
To take control over your company's security, identify and understand the biggest identity and access management challenges facing IT teams today and start addressing them.
By John Bennett Senior VP & General Manager of Identity & Access at LastPass by LogMeIn, 8/22/2019
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New FISMA Report Shows Progress, Gaps in Federal Cybersecurity
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
No major incidents mixed with continuing gaps in implementation paint an improving, but still muddy, picture of cybersecurity in the federal government.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/21/2019
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MoviePass Leaves Credit Card Numbers, Personal Data Exposed Online
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Thousands of customers' credit card numbers, MoviePass card numbers, and sensitive data were left in an unprotected database.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 8/21/2019
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Ransomware Hits Fortnite Players
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Ransomware masquerading as game "cheats" is hitting Fortnite players. Fortunately, there are ways to recover without paying a ransom.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/21/2019
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'Phoning Home': Your Latest Data Exfiltration Headache
Jeff Costlow, CISO, ExtraHopCommentary
Companies phone enterprise customer data home securely and for a variety of perfectly legitimate and useful reasons. The problems stem from insufficient disclosure.
By Jeff Costlow CISO, ExtraHop, 8/21/2019
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7 Big Factors Putting Small Businesses At Risk
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
Small organizations still face a long list of security threats. These threats and vulnerabilities should be top of mind.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 8/21/2019
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CISOs Struggle with Diminishing Tools to Protect Assets from Growing Threats
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Most CISOs see the risk of cyberattacks growing and feel they're falling behind in their ability to fight back, a new survey finds.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/20/2019
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Apple Misstep Leaves iPhones Open to Jailbreak
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Newest version of iOS contains a critical bug that the company had previously already patched.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 8/20/2019
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Cyberthreats Against Financial Services Up 56%
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Financial institutions interacting with customers online must prepare for a broader, more sophisticated variety of threats.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/20/2019
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Who Gets Privileged Access & How to Enforce It
Tim Keeler, Founder and CEO, RemediantCommentary
Let's begin by re-evaluating IT infrastructures to determine who has access to what, why, and when.
By Tim Keeler Founder and CEO, Remediant, 8/20/2019
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5 Ways to Improve the Patching Process
Kacy Zurkus, Contributing Writer
So many software vulnerabilities, so little time. But failure to patch them can have serious consequences. Here's help for overwhelmed security teams.
By Kacy Zurkus Contributing Writer, 8/20/2019
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Instagram Added to Facebook Data-Abuse Bounty Program
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Social media giant also launches invitation-only bug bounty program for 'Checkout on Instagram'.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 8/19/2019
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Towns Across Texas Hit in Coordinated Ransomware Attack
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The state government and cybersecurity groups have mobilized to respond to a mass ransomware attack that simultaneously hit 22 different towns statewide.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 8/19/2019
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VxWorks TCP/IP Stack Vulnerability Poses Major Manufacturing Risk
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A new analysis shows the scale of risk posed by networking vulnerabilities in a popular embedded real-time operating system.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/19/2019
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Tough Love: Debunking Myths about DevOps & Security
Jeff Williams, CTO, Contrast SecurityCommentary
It's time to move past trivial 'shift left' conceptions of DevSecOps and take a hard look at how security work actually gets accomplished.
By Jeff Williams CTO, Contrast Security, 8/19/2019
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Aviation Faces Increasing Cybersecurity Scrutiny
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  8/22/2019
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CVE-2019-15540
PUBLISHED: 2019-08-25
filters/filter-cso/filter-stream.c in the CSO filter in libMirage 3.2.2 in CDemu does not validate the part size, triggering a heap-based buffer overflow that can lead to root access by a local Linux user.
CVE-2019-15538
PUBLISHED: 2019-08-25
An issue was discovered in xfs_setattr_nonsize in fs/xfs/xfs_iops.c in the Linux kernel through 5.2.9. XFS partially wedges when a chgrp fails on account of being out of disk quota. xfs_setattr_nonsize is failing to unlock the ILOCK after the xfs_qm_vop_chown_reserve call fails. This is primarily a ...
CVE-2016-6154
PUBLISHED: 2019-08-23
The authentication applet in Watchguard Fireware 11.11 Operating System has reflected XSS (this can also cause an open redirect).
CVE-2019-5594
PUBLISHED: 2019-08-23
An Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ("Cross-site Scripting") in Fortinet FortiNAC 8.3.0 to 8.3.6 and 8.5.0 admin webUI may allow an unauthenticated attacker to perform a reflected XSS attack via the search field in the webUI.
CVE-2019-6695
PUBLISHED: 2019-08-23
Lack of root file system integrity checking in Fortinet FortiManager VM application images of all versions below 6.2.1 may allow an attacker to implant third-party programs by recreating the image through specific methods.