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Older Amazon Devices Subject to Old Wi-Fi Vulnerability
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The vulnerability in first-generation Echoes and eight-generation Kindles lets an attacker wage man-in-the-middle attacks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/17/2019
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IoT Attacks Up Significantly in First Half of 2019
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
New research shows attacks increased ninefold year-over-year, coming from more than a quarter-million unique IP addresses.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/15/2019
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Why Bricking Vulnerable IoT Devices Comes with Unintended Consequences
Marc Laliberte, Senior Security Analyst, WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
Infosec vigilantism can cause serious harm in the era of industrial IoT and connected medical devices.
By Marc Laliberte Senior Security Analyst, WatchGuard Technologies, 10/15/2019
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For Cybersecurity to Be Proactive, Terrains Must Be Mapped
Craig Harber, Chief Technology Officer at Fidelis CybersecurityCommentary
As in any battle, understanding and exploiting the terrain often dictates the outcome.
By Craig Harber Chief Technology Officer at Fidelis Cybersecurity, 10/8/2019
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How FISMA Requirements Relate to Firmware Security
John Loucaides, Vice President, R&D, EclypsiumCommentary
Federal guidelines can help all organizations pragmatically and meaningfully improve their firmware security.
By John Loucaides Vice President, R&D, Eclypsium, 10/3/2019
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Apple Patches Multiple Vulnerabilities Across Platforms
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Updates address two separate issues in Apple's desktop and mobile operating systems.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/27/2019
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Cybersecurity Certification in the Spotlight Again
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Swiss technology non-profit group joins others, such as the Obama-era President's Commission, in recommending that certain classes of technology products be tested.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 9/27/2019
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A Safer IoT Future Must Be a Joint Effort
Sivan Rauscher, CEO & Co-Founder, SAM Seamless NetworkCommentary
We're just at the beginning of an important conversation about the future of our homes and cities, which must involve both consumers and many players in the industry
By Sivan Rauscher CEO & Co-Founder, SAM Seamless Network, 9/20/2019
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California's IoT Security Law Causing Confusion
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The law, which goes into effect January 1, requires manufacturers to equip devices with 'reasonable security feature(s).' What that entails is still an open question.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 9/19/2019
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15K Private Webcams Could Let Attackers View Homes, Businesses
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Webcams could be potentially accessed and manipulated by anyone with an Internet connection, researchers say.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/17/2019
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Cartoon Contest: Bedtime Stories
John Klossner, Cartoonist
Feeling creative? Submit your caption in the comments, and our panel of experts will reward the winner with a $25 Amazon gift card.
By John Klossner Cartoonist, 9/4/2019
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Securing Our Infrastructure: 3 Steps OEMs Must Take in the IoT Age
Vivek Shah, Senior Product Director at SyncronCommentary
Security has lagged behind adoption of the Internet of Things. The devices hold much promise, but only if a comprehensive security model is constructed.
By Vivek Shah Senior Product Director at Syncron, 8/28/2019
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Unsecured IoT: 8 Ways Hackers Exploit Firmware Vulnerabilities
Terry Dunlap, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, ReFirm LabsCommentary
As new Internet of Things products enter the market, speed shouldn't trump concerns about security.
By Terry Dunlap Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, ReFirm Labs, 8/27/2019
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Consumers Urged to Secure Their Digital Lives
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Security options for consumers improve as Internet of Things devices invade homes and data on consumers proliferates online.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 8/27/2019
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Aviation Faces Increasing Cybersecurity Scrutiny
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Some aviation experts and security researchers are trying to foster closer alliances for securing airplane networks.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/22/2019
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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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Behind the Scenes at ICS Village
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
ICS Village co-founder Bryson Bort reveals plans for research-dedicated events that team independent researchers, critical infrastructure owners, and government specialists.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/16/2019
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Apple's New Bounty Program Has Huge Incentives, Big Risks
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Industry observers applaud the program's ability to find exploits but fear unintended consequences.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/13/2019
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Hackers Can Hurt Victims with Noise
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Research presented at DEF CON shows that attackers can hijack Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-connected speakers to produce damaging sounds.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/12/2019
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6 Security Considerations for Wrangling IoT
Prabhuram Mohan, Senior Director of Engineering at WhiteHat SecurityCommentary
The Internet of Things isn't going away, so it's important to be aware of the technology's potential pitfalls.
By Prabhuram Mohan Senior Director of Engineering at WhiteHat Security, 8/12/2019
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PUBLISHED: 2019-10-21
ProFTPD before 1.3.6b and 1.3.7rc before 1.3.7rc2 allows remote unauthenticated denial-of-service due to incorrect handling of overly long commands because main.c in a child process enters an infinite loop.
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-21
Reflected XSS in interface/forms/eye_mag/view.php in OpenEMR 5.x before allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of a user's session via the pid parameter.
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-21
Reflected XSS exists in interface/forms/eye_mag/view.php in OpenEMR 5.x before ia the id parameter.
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-21
There is Stored XSS in Verodin Director before via input fields of certain tooltips, and on the Tags, Sequences, and Actors pages.
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-21
An Information Disclosure issue in Verodin Director and earlier reveals usernames and passwords of integrated security technologies via a /integrations.json JSON REST API request.