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Microsoft Patches Wormable RCE Flaw in Windows DNS Servers
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Patch Tuesday security updates address a critical vulnerability in Windows DNS Servers, which researchers believe is likely to be exploited.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 7/14/2020
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Critical Vulnerability Hits SAP Enterprise Applications
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
RECON could allow an unauthenticated attacker to take control of SAP enterprise applications through the web interface.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/14/2020
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Crypto-Primer: Encryption Basics Every Security Pro Should Know
Jan Youngren, Cybersecurity Expert, VPNpro.comCommentary
With so many choices for encrypting data and communication, it's important to know the pros and cons of different techniques.
By Jan Youngren Cybersecurity Expert, VPNpro.com, 7/14/2020
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Lost in Translation: Serious Flaws Found in ICS Protocol Gateways
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
These oft-forgotten devices contain serious vulnerabilities that allow attackers to hack OT systems remotely, researchers will reveal at Black Hat USA next month.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 7/13/2020
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Russian Hacker Convicted for Social Network Hacks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Russian national was convicted of hacking into accounts at LinkedIn, Dropbox, and Formspring.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/13/2020
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Experts Predict Rise of Data Theft in Ransomware Attacks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The most attractive targets for data theft are businesses perceived as most likely to pay to prevent exposure of their information.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/13/2020
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Decoding the Verizon DBIR Report: An Insider's Look Beyond the Headlines
Chad Loeven, President of VMRay Inc.Commentary
To truly understand cybersecurity trends, we must look beyond the headlines and ask more of the data. What you learn might surprise you.
By Chad Loeven President of VMRay Inc., 7/13/2020
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Biden Campaign Hires 2 Top Cybersecurity Executives
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The campaign has filled the positions of CISO and CTO in the runup to the 2020 presidential election.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/10/2020
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Zoom Patches Zero-Day Vulnerability in Windows 7
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The flaw also affects older versions of the operating system, even if they're fully patched.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/10/2020
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As Offices Reopen, Hardware from Home Threatens Security
Joan Goodchild, Contributing Writer
Devices out of sight for the past several months could spell trouble when employees bring them back to work.
By Joan Goodchild Contributing Writer, 7/10/2020
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4 Security Tips as the July 15 Tax-Day Extension Draws Near
Shane Buckley, President & Chief Operating Officer, GigamonCommentary
We're continuing to see cybercriminals take advantage of COVID-19, and the extension of Tax Day will be the next technique used in their sophisticated method of attacks.
By Shane Buckley President & Chief Operating Officer, Gigamon, 7/10/2020
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Using Adversarial Machine Learning, Researchers Look to Foil Facial Recognition
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
For privacy-seeking users, good news: Computer scientists are finding more ways to thwart facial and image recognition. But there's also bad news: Gains will likely be short-lived.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 7/9/2020
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Huge DDoS Attack Launched Against Cloudflare in Late June
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The 754 million packets-per-second peak was part of a four-day attack involving more than 316,000 sending addresses.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/9/2020
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Up Close with Evilnum, the APT Group Behind the Malware
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The group behind Evilnum malware, which continues to target financial institutions, appears to be testing new techniques.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 7/9/2020
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When WAFs Go Wrong
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing WriterNews
Web application firewalls are increasingly disappointing enterprises today. Here's why.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 7/9/2020
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Fight Phishing with Intention
Runa Sandvik, Independent ResearcherCommentary
Phishing exercises have become a staple, but it helps to be as clear as possible on exactly why you're doing them.
By Runa Sandvik Independent Researcher, 7/9/2020
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6 Tips for Getting the Most From Nessus
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Books have been written on using the powerful network-discovery and vulnerability-scanning tool. These tips will help get you started.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 7/9/2020
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Pen Testing ROI: How to Communicate the Value of Security Testing
Nabil Hannan, Managing Director at NetSPICommentary
There are many reasons to pen test, but the financial reasons tend to get ignored.
By Nabil Hannan Managing Director at NetSPI, 7/9/2020
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New Fraud Ring "Bargain Bear" Brings Sophistication to Online Crime
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The ring tests the validity of stolen credentials to be used in fraud through an online marketplace.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/8/2020
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More Malware Found Preinstalled on Government Smartphones
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Researchers report the American Network Solutions UL40 smartphone comes with compromised apps.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/8/2020
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CVE-2020-14499
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-15
Advantech iView, versions 5.6 and prior, has an improper access control vulnerability. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow an attacker to obtain all user accounts credentials.
CVE-2020-14501
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-15
Advantech iView, versions 5.6 and prior, has an improper authentication for critical function (CWE-306) issue. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow an attacker to obtain the information of the user table, including the administrator credentials in plain text. An attacker may also ...
CVE-2020-14503
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-15
Advantech iView, versions 5.6 and prior, has an improper input validation vulnerability. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow an attacker to remotely execute arbitrary code.
CVE-2020-14497
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-15
Advantech iView, versions 5.6 and prior, contains multiple SQL injection vulnerabilities that are vulnerable to the use of an attacker-controlled string in the construction of SQL queries. An attacker could extract user credentials, read or modify information, and remotely execute code.
CVE-2020-14505
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-15
Advantech iView, versions 5.6 and prior, has an improper neutralization of special elements used in a command (“command injection�) vulnerability. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow an attacker to send a HTTP GET or POST request that create...