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Microsoft Fixes Windows Zero-Day on Lightest Patch Tuesday of 2019
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
This month's batch of security updates addresses 36 CVEs, seven of which are rated Critical and one of which has been exploited in the wild.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/10/2019
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Blink Cameras Found with Multiple Vulnerabilities
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Researchers found three broad types of vulnerabilities, one of which should be particularly concerning to consumers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/10/2019
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Intel's CPU Flaws Continue to Create Problems for the Tech Community
Irfan Ahmed, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Commonwealth UniversityCommentary
We can't wait out this problem and hope that it goes away. We must be proactive.
By Irfan Ahmed Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Commonwealth University, 12/10/2019
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Deliver a Deadly Counterpunch to Ransomware Attacks: 4 Steps
Mathew Newfield, Chief Information Security Officer at UnisysCommentary
You can't prevent all ransomware attacks. However, it's possible to ensure that if a breach happens, it doesn't spread, affect business, and become a newsworthy event.
By Mathew Newfield Chief Information Security Officer at Unisys, 12/10/2019
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Scientists Break Largest Encryption Key Yet with Brute Force
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The key, only one-third the length of most commercial encryption keys, took more than 35 million compute hours to break.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/9/2019
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Microsoft 'Campaign Views' Offers Full Look at Office 365 Attacks
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Campaign views, arriving in public preview, aims to share more context around how attackers targeted an organization and whether its defenses worked.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/9/2019
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Maersk CISO Says NotPeyta Devastated Several Unnamed US firms
Black Hat Staff,  Commentary
At least two companies may have been dealt even more damage than the shipping giant, which lost nearly its entire global IT infrastructure.
By By Eric Parizo, Senior Analyst, Ovum , 12/9/2019
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4 Tips to Run Fast in the Face of Digital Transformation
Shane Buckley, President & Chief Operating Officer, GigamonCommentary
This gridiron-inspired advice will guarantee your digital transformation success and keep your data safe.
By Shane Buckley President & Chief Operating Officer, Gigamon, 12/9/2019
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Data Center Provider CyrusOne Confirms Ransomware Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The attack struck CyrusOne's managed services division and compromised six customers primarily serviced by a New York data center.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/6/2019
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Senators Call for End to Controversial NSA Program
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The program for collecting telephone call metadata has faced increased scrutiny and restrictions since Edward Snowden revealed its existence in 2013.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/6/2019
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Success Enablers or Silent Killers?
Douglas Ferguson, Founder & CTO, Pharos SecurityCommentary
These five success enablers will help CISOs report, measure, and demonstrate ROI to the C-suite.
By Douglas Ferguson Founder & CTO, Pharos Security, 12/6/2019
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VPN Flaw Allows Criminal Access to Everything on Victims' Computers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Vulnerability in the Aviatrix VPN client, since patched, gives an attacker unlimited access to a breached system.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/5/2019
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SOC 2s & Third-Party Assessments: How to Prevent Them from Being Used in a Data Breach Lawsuit
Beth Burgin Waller, Chair, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Practice , Woods Rogers PLCCommentary
Assessments can be used against your company in court proceedings. Here's how to mitigate this potential risk.
By Beth Burgin Waller Chair, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Practice , Woods Rogers PLC, 12/5/2019
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Microsoft Defender ATP Brings EDR Capabilities to macOS
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Mac computers will now have the option to use Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection's endpoint and detection response.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/5/2019
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What's in a Botnet? Researchers Spy on Geost Operators
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The investigation of a major Android banking botnet yields insights about how cybercriminals structure and run an illicit business.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/4/2019
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Navigating Security in the Cloud
Diya Jolly, Chief Product Officer, OktaCommentary
Underestimating the security changes that need to accompany a shift to the cloud could be fatal to a business. Here's why.
By Diya Jolly Chief Product Officer, Okta, 12/4/2019
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Microsoft Issues Advisory for Windows Hello for Business
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingQuick Hits
An issue exists in Windows Hello for Business when public keys persist after a device is removed from Active Directory, if the AD exists, Microsoft reports.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/4/2019
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Attackers Continue to Exploit Outlook Home Page Flaw
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
FireEye issues guidance on locking down Outlook, claiming that security researchers, at least, are able to work around the patch issued by Microsoft.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 12/4/2019
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Application & Infrastructure Risk Management: You've Been Doing It Backward
John Worrall, Chief Executive Officer at ZeroNorthCommentary
Before getting more scanning tools, think about what's needed to defend your organization's environment and devise a plan to ensure all needed tools can work together productively.
By John Worrall Chief Executive Officer at ZeroNorth, 12/4/2019
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TrickBot Expands in Japan Ahead of the Holidays
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Data indicates TrickBot operators are modifying its modules and launching widespread campaigns around the world.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/3/2019
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CVE-2019-19604
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-11
Arbitrary command execution is possible in Git before 2.20.2, 2.21.x before 2.21.1, 2.22.x before 2.22.2, 2.23.x before 2.23.1, and 2.24.x before 2.24.1 because a "git submodule update" operation can run commands found in the .gitmodules file of a malicious repository.
CVE-2019-14861
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-10
All Samba versions 4.x.x before 4.9.17, 4.10.x before 4.10.11 and 4.11.x before 4.11.3 have an issue, where the (poorly named) dnsserver RPC pipe provides administrative facilities to modify DNS records and zones. Samba, when acting as an AD DC, stores DNS records in LDAP. In AD, the default permiss...
CVE-2019-14870
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-10
All Samba versions 4.x.x before 4.9.17, 4.10.x before 4.10.11 and 4.11.x before 4.11.3 have an issue, where the S4U (MS-SFU) Kerberos delegation model includes a feature allowing for a subset of clients to be opted out of constrained delegation in any way, either S4U2Self or regular Kerberos authent...
CVE-2019-14889
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-10
A flaw was found with the libssh API function ssh_scp_new() in versions before 0.9.3 and before 0.8.8. When the libssh SCP client connects to a server, the scp command, which includes a user-provided path, is executed on the server-side. In case the library is used in a way where users can influence...
CVE-2019-1484
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-10
A remote code execution vulnerability exists when Microsoft Windows OLE fails to properly validate user input, aka 'Windows OLE Remote Code Execution Vulnerability'.