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8 Security Tips for a Hassle-Free Summer Vacation
Slideshows  |  6/23/2018  | 
It's easy to let your guard down when you're away. Hackers know that, too.
New Drupal Exploit Mines Monero for Attackers
Quick Hits  |  6/22/2018  | 
A new exploit of a known vulnerability gives an attacker control of the Drupal-hosting server.
Cracking Cortana: The Dangers of Flawed Voice Assistants
News  |  6/22/2018  | 
Researchers at Black Hat USA will show how vulnerabilities in Microsoft's Cortana highlight the need to balance security with convenience.
White House Email Security Faux Pas?
Commentary  |  6/22/2018  | 
The Executive Office of the President isn't complying with the DMARC protocol, but that has fewer implications than some headlines would suggest.
Destructive Nation-State Cyberattacks Will Rise
News  |  6/21/2018  | 
More than 90 percent of respondents in a Tripwire survey in Europe expect attacks by state-sponsored threat actors to increase in the next 12 months.
Four New Vulnerabilities in Phoenix Contact Industrial Switches
Quick Hits  |  6/21/2018  | 
A series of newly disclosed vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to gain control of industrial switches.
Artificial Intelligence & the Security Market
News  |  6/21/2018  | 
A glimpse into how two new products for intrusion detection and entity resolution are using AI to help humans do their jobs.
Click2Gov Breaches Attributed to WebLogic Application Flaw
Quick Hits  |  6/21/2018  | 
At least 10 US cities running Click2Gov software have alerted citizens to a data breach, but it turns out the problem was in the application server.
Templates: The Most Powerful (And Underrated) Infrastructure Security Tool
Commentary  |  6/21/2018  | 
If your team is manually building cloud instances and networks for every application, you're setting yourself up for a data breach.
Microsoft Office: The Go-To Platform for Zero-Day Exploits
News  |  6/21/2018  | 
Malicious Office documents are the weapon of choice among cybercriminals, who use files to access remotely hosted malicious components.
AppSec in the World of 'Serverless'
Commentary  |  6/21/2018  | 
The term 'application security' still applies to 'serverless' technology, but the line where application settings start and infrastructure ends is blurring.
'Hidden Tunnels' Help Hackers Launch Financial Services Attacks
News  |  6/20/2018  | 
Hackers are using the infrastructure, meant to transmit data between applications, for command and control.
Inside a SamSam Ransomware Attack
Commentary  |  6/20/2018  | 
Here's how hackers use network tools and stolen identities to turn a device-level compromise into an enterprise-level takedown.
Improving the Adoption of Security Automation
Commentary  |  6/20/2018  | 
Four barriers to automation and how to overcome them.
Mylobot Malware Brings New Sophistication to Botnets
News  |  6/20/2018  | 
The malware pulls together a variety of techniques to gain a foothold and remain undiscovered.
Most Websites and Web Apps No Match for Attack Barrage
News  |  6/19/2018  | 
The average website is attacked 50 times per day, with small businesses especially vulnerable.
'Olympic Destroyer' Reappears in Attacks on Europe, Russia
News  |  6/19/2018  | 
The attack group known for targeting the 2018 Winter Olympics has resurfaced in campaigns against European financial and biochem companies.
How to Prepare for 'WannaCry 2.0'
Commentary  |  6/19/2018  | 
It seems inevitable that a more-powerful follow-up to last year's malware attack will hit sooner or later. You'd better get prepared.
Cisco CPO: Privacy Is Not About Secrecy or Compliance
News  |  6/19/2018  | 
Michelle Dennedy sat down with Dark Reading at the recent Cisco Live event to set the record straight about privacy, regulation, encryption, and more.
5 Tips for Integrating Security Best Practices into Your Cloud Strategy
Commentary  |  6/19/2018  | 
Do 'cloud-first' strategies create a security-second mindset?
Exposed Container Orchestration Systems Putting Many Orgs at Risk
News  |  6/18/2018  | 
More than 22,600 open container orchestration and API management systems discovered on the Internet.
'Wallchart' Phishing Campaign Exploits World Cup Watchers
News  |  6/18/2018  | 
The details on a phishing attack designed to lure soccer fans with a subject line about the World Cup schedule and scoresheet.
3 Tips for Driving User Buy-in to Security Policies
Commentary  |  6/18/2018  | 
Teaching users why it's important to commit to security controls is a far more effective strategy than simply demanding that they follow them. Here's how.
Email, Social Media Still Security Nightmares
Quick Hits  |  6/15/2018  | 
Phishing and banking trojans continue to be major threats brought into the enterprise.
Hackers Crack iPhone Defense Built to Block Forensic Tools
Quick Hits  |  6/15/2018  | 
Grayshift, the company behind a system to help police break into iPhones, says it found a workaround for USB Restricted Mode.
Modern Cybersecurity Demands a Different Corporate Mindset
Commentary  |  6/15/2018  | 
Very few organizations have fully incorporated all relevant risks and threats into their current digital strategy, research finds.
Four Faces of Fraud: Identity, 'Fake' Identity, Ransomware & Digital
Commentary  |  6/14/2018  | 
Realizing the wide scope of fraud should be at the top of every business executive's to-do list. Here's some practical advice to help you stay safe.
Mobile App Threats Continue to Grow
News  |  6/14/2018  | 
Criminals looking to profit from corporate resources and information keep going after mobile devices, two new reports confirm.
23,000 Compromised in HealthEquity Data Breach
Quick Hits  |  6/14/2018  | 
HealthEquity, which handles more than 3.4 million health savings accounts, was breached when an intruder accessed an employee's email.
Meet 'Bro': The Best-Kept Secret of Network Security
Commentary  |  6/14/2018  | 
This often overlooked open source tool uses deep packet inspection to transform network traffic into exceptionally useful, real-time data for security operations.
Blockchain All the Rage But Comes With Numerous Risks
News  |  6/13/2018  | 
Researchers dig into four types of cyberattacks targeting blockchain, how they work, and why early adopters are the easiest targets.
LeBron vs. Steph: The NBA Version of Cyber Defense vs. Cyberattacks
Commentary  |  6/13/2018  | 
It takes an aggressive, swarming approach to overcome the most dangerous threats today.
Cisco Talos Summit: Network Defenders Not Serious Enough About Attacks
News  |  6/13/2018  | 
Security is weak, and most companies are clueless, according to Immunity researcher Lurene Grenier, who kicked off the Cisco Talos Threat Research Summit on Sunday.
Microsoft Fixes 11 Critical, 39 Important Vulns
News  |  6/12/2018  | 
The most critical vulnerability, experts say, affects Windows Domain Name Systems, while another lets attackers hack Cortana from the lock screen.
MacOS Bypass Flaw Lets Attackers Sign Malicious Code as Apple
News  |  6/12/2018  | 
A security bypass weakness in macOS APIs let attackers impersonate Apple to sign malicious code and evade third-party security tools.
'Shift Left' & the Connected Car
Commentary  |  6/12/2018  | 
How improving application security in the automotive industry can shorten product development time, reduce costs, and save lives.
New Hack Weaponizes the Web Cache
News  |  6/12/2018  | 
Researcher exploits design flaws in Web caching to take control of popular websites, frameworks and the Mozilla Firefox browser infrastructure.
Weaponizing IPv6 to Bypass IPv4 Security
Commentary  |  6/12/2018  | 
Just because you're not yet using IPv6 doesn't mean you're safe from the protocol's attack vectors.
Security Ratings Answer Big Questions in Cyber Insurance
News  |  6/11/2018  | 
More insurers are teaming up with security ratings firms to learn more about their clients, define policies, and determine coverage.
74 Arrested in International Email Scam Schemes
Quick Hits  |  6/11/2018  | 
A coordinated effort has led to the arrest of 74 individuals around the world on charges of defrauding businesses and individuals.
Fewer Phishing Attacks Hit More Diverse Targets
News  |  6/11/2018  | 
Nearly 300 brands were hit with phishing attacks in Q1, with cloud storage providers now among the top 10 most targeted.
Dixons Carphone Hack Compromises 5.9M Payment Cards
Quick Hits  |  6/11/2018  | 
The UK electronics retailer says the hack, which began last July, also involves 1.2M personal data records.
6 Ways Greed Has a Negative Effect on Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  6/11/2018  | 
How the security industry can both make money and stay true to its core values, and why that matters.
SAP CSO: Security Requires Context
News  |  6/11/2018  | 
Security depends on the apps and networks it protects. SAP CSO Justin Somaini discusses three scenarios.
Major ICS/SCADA Vendors Team Up in $60M Investment in Claroty
Quick Hits  |  6/11/2018  | 
Series B round led by Temasek includes Rockwell Automation, an investment arm of Schneider Electric, and a Siemens-backed global venture firm.
Threat Landscape: Dark Reading Caption Contest Winners
Commentary  |  6/8/2018  | 
Insider threats -- desktop attacks, security awareness, caffeine -- all worthy contenders in our cartoon caption competition. And the winners are ...
Facebook Bug Sets 14M Users' Settings to 'Public'
Quick Hits  |  6/8/2018  | 
The default sharing setting was accidentally changed for millions of accounts during a four-day period last month.
Bug Bounty Payouts Up 73% Per Vulnerability: Bugcrowd
News  |  6/7/2018  | 
Bug bounty programs grew along with payouts, which averaged $781 per vulnerability this year, researchers report.
Adobe Issues Emergency Patch for Flash Zero-Day
News  |  6/7/2018  | 
Adobe has patched four security vulnerabilities today, including a zero-day being actively exploited in the wild.
Side-Channel Attacks & the Importance of Hardware-Based Security
Commentary  |  6/7/2018  | 
Reliably evaluating the security of modern infrastructure requires a solid understanding of the hardware supporting it.
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'Hidden Tunnels' Help Hackers Launch Financial Services Attacks
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  6/20/2018
Inside a SamSam Ransomware Attack
Ajit Sancheti, CEO and Co-Founder, Preempt,  6/20/2018
Tesla Employee Steals, Sabotages Company Data
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer,  6/19/2018
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CVE-2018-12697
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-23
A NULL pointer dereference (aka SEGV on unknown address 0x000000000000) was discovered in work_stuff_copy_to_from in cplus-dem.c in GNU libiberty, as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.30. This can occur during execution of objdump.
CVE-2018-12698
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-23
demangle_template in cplus-dem.c in GNU libiberty, as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.30, allows attackers to trigger excessive memory consumption (aka OOM) during the "Create an array for saving the template argument values" XNEWVEC call. This can occur during execution of objdump.
CVE-2018-12699
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-23
finish_stab in stabs.c in GNU Binutils 2.30 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (heap-based buffer overflow) or possibly have unspecified other impact, as demonstrated by an out-of-bounds write of 8 bytes. This can occur during execution of objdump.
CVE-2018-12700
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-23
A Stack Exhaustion issue was discovered in debug_write_type in debug.c in GNU Binutils 2.30 because of DEBUG_KIND_INDIRECT infinite recursion.
CVE-2018-11560
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-23
The webService binary on Insteon HD IP Camera White 2864-222 devices has a stack-based Buffer Overflow leading to Control-Flow Hijacking via a crafted usr key, as demonstrated by a long remoteIp parameter to cgi-bin/CGIProxy.fcgi on port 34100.