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Mobile Banking Malware Up 50% in First Half of 2019
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A new report from Check Point recaps the cybercrime trends, statistics, and vulnerabilities that defined the security landscape in 2019.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/17/2020
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FBI Seizes Domain That Sold Info Stolen in Data Breaches
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The website, WeLeakData.com, claimed to have more than 12 billion records gathered from over 10,000 breaches.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/17/2020
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Massive Oracle Patch Reverses Company's Trend Toward Fewer Flaws
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Following a year that saw the fewest number of vulnerabilities reported since 2015, Oracle's latest quarterly patch fixes nearly 200 new vulnerabilities.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 1/17/2020
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Google Lets iPhone Users Turn Device into Security Key
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The iPhone can now be used in lieu of a physical security key as a means of protecting Google accounts.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/15/2020
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Why Firewalls Aren't Going Anywhere
Ruvi Kitov, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder, TufinCommentary
Written off multiple times as obsolete, firewalls continue to elude demise by adding features and ensuring that VPNs keep humming.
By Ruvi Kitov Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder, Tufin, 1/15/2020
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ISACs Join Forces to Secure the Travel Industry
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Together, the Travel & Hospitality ISAC and the Retail & Hospitality ISAC intend to improve communications and collaboration about the evolving threat landscape.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/15/2020
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Microsoft Patches Windows Vuln Discovered by the NSA
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The National Security Agency is publicly acknowledged for its finding and reporting of CVE-2020-0601, marking the start of what it says is a new approach to security.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/14/2020
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'Fancy Bear' Targets Ukrainian Oil Firm Burisma in Phishing Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The oil & gas company is at the heart of the ongoing US presidential impeachment case.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/14/2020
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Processor Vulnerabilities Put Virtual Workloads at Risk
Marc Laliberte, Senior Security Analyst, WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
Meltdown, Spectre exploits will likely lead to customers making tradeoffs between performance and security of applications, especially virtual and cloud-based apps
By Marc Laliberte Senior Security Analyst, WatchGuard Technologies, 1/14/2020
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How to Keep Security on Life Support After Software End-of-Life
Joan Goodchild, Contributing Writer
It's the end of support this week for Windows 7 and Server 2008. But what if you truly can't migrate off software, even after security updates stop coming?
By Joan Goodchild Contributing Writer, 1/14/2020
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Microsoft to Officially End Support for Windows 7, Server 2008
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Windows 7 and Server 2008 will continue to work after Jan. 14, 2020, but will no longer receive security updates.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/13/2020
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Website Collecting Australian Fire Donations Hit by Magecart
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The attack may have compromised donors' payment information.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/13/2020
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Synopsys Buys Tinfoil
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Tinfoil Security's dynamic application and API security testing capabilities will be added to Synopsys Software Integrity Group.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/10/2020
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Chinese Malware Found Preinstalled on US Government-Funded Phones
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers found unremovable malware preinstalled in the Unimax U686CL, a budget Android device sold by Assurance Wireless.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/9/2020
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AWS Issues 'Urgent' Warning for Database Users to Update Certs
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Users of AWS Aurora, DocumentDB, and RDS databases must download and install a fresh certificate and rotate the certificate authority.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/9/2020
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Developers Still Don't Properly Handle Sensitive Data
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The top classes of vulnerabilities for 2019 indicate that developers still don't correctly sanitize inputs, nor protect passwords and keys as they should.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 1/8/2020
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Google's Project Zero Policy Change Mandates 90-Day Disclosure
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The updated disclosure policy aims to achieve more thorough and improved patch development, Google reports.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/8/2020
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TikTok Bugs Put Users' Videos, Personal Data At Risk
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers found it was possible to spoof SMS messages from TikTok and exploit an API flaw that could grant access to users' personal data.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/8/2020
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In App Development, Does No-Code Mean No Security?
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
No-code and low-code development platforms are part of application development, but there are keys to making sure that they don't leave security behind with traditional coding.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 1/8/2020
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The Discovery and Implications of 'MDB Leaker'
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The "MDB Leaker" vulnerability in the Microsoft Access Database could lead to a memory leak if left unpatched.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/7/2020
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The Year in Security: 2019
This Tech Digest provides a wrap up and overview of the year's top cybersecurity news stories. It was a year of new twists on old threats, with fears of another WannaCry-type worm and of a possible botnet army of Wi-Fi routers. But 2019 also underscored the risk of firmware and trusted security tools harboring dangerous holes that cybercriminals and nation-state hackers could readily abuse. Read more.
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CVE-2020-7227
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-18
Westermo MRD-315 1.7.3 and 1.7.4 devices have an information disclosure vulnerability that allows an authenticated remote attacker to retrieve the source code of different functions of the web application via requests that lack certain mandatory parameters. This affects ifaces-diag.asp, system.asp, ...
CVE-2019-15625
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-18
A memory usage vulnerability exists in Trend Micro Password Manager 3.8 that could allow an attacker with access and permissions to the victim's memory processes to extract sensitive information.
CVE-2019-19696
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-18
A RootCA vulnerability found in Trend Micro Password Manager for Windows and macOS exists where the localhost.key of RootCA.crt might be improperly accessed by an unauthorized party and could be used to create malicious self-signed SSL certificates, allowing an attacker to misdirect a user to phishi...
CVE-2019-19697
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-18
An arbitrary code execution vulnerability exists in the Trend Micro Security 2019 (v15) consumer family of products which could allow an attacker to gain elevated privileges and tamper with protected services by disabling or otherwise preventing them to start. An attacker must already have administr...
CVE-2019-20357
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-18
A Persistent Arbitrary Code Execution vulnerability exists in the Trend Micro Security 2020 (v160 and 2019 (v15) consumer familiy of products which could potentially allow an attacker the ability to create a malicious program to escalate privileges and attain persistence on a vulnerable system.