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Google Chrome Now Automatically Alerts Users on Compromised Passwords
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A series of security enhancements seek to protect users from phishing and warn them when credentials have been compromised.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/11/2019
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VPN Flaw Allows Criminal Access to Everything on Victims' Computers
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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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(Literally) Put a Ring on It: Protecting Biometric Fingerprints
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Kaspersky creates a prototype ring you can wear on your finger for authentication.
By Dark Reading Staff , 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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Time to Warn Users About Black Friday & Cyber Monday Scams
Michael Landewe, Chief Privacy Officer at AvananCommentary
Warn your employees to avoid the inevitable scams associated with these two "holidays," or you risk compromising your company's network.
By Michael Landewe Chief Privacy Officer at Avanan, 11/25/2019
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Why Multifactor Authentication Is Now a Hacker Target
Tanner Johnson, Senior Analyst, Connectivity & IoT, IHS MarkitCommentary
SIM swaps, insecure web design, phishing, and channel-jacking are four ways attackers are circumventing MFA technology, according to the FBI.
By Tanner Johnson Senior Analyst, Connectivity & IoT, IHS Markit, 11/20/2019
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I 'Hacked' My Accounts Using My Mobile Number: Here's What I Learned
Nicole Sette, Director in the Cyber Risk practice of Kroll, a division of Duff & PhelpsCommentary
A feature that's supposed to make your account more secure -- adding a cellphone number -- has become a vector of attack in SIM-swapping incidents. Here's how it's done and how you can protect yourself.
By Nicole Sette Director in the Cyber Risk practice of Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps, 11/19/2019
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A Security Strategy That Centers on Humans, Not Bugs
Andrea Little Limbago, Chief Social Scientist, VirtruCommentary
The industry's fixation on complex exploits has come at the expense of making fundamentals easy and intuitive for end users.
By Andrea Little Limbago Chief Social Scientist, Virtru, 11/19/2019
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Windows Hello for Business Opens Door to New Attack Vectors
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers exploring Windows Hello for Business found an Active Directory backdoor and other attack vectors that could lead to privilege escalation.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/18/2019
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The Myths of Multifactor Authentication
Franois Amigorena, Founder & CEO, IS DecisionsCommentary
Organizations without MFA are wide open to attack when employees fall for phishing scams or share passwords. What's holding them back?
By Franois Amigorena Founder & CEO, IS Decisions, 11/12/2019
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Report: 2020 Presidential Campaigns Still Vulnerable to Web Attacks
Gary Golomb, Co-Founder & Chief Research Officer at Awake SecurityCommentary
Nine out of 12 Democratic candidates have yet to enable DNSSEC, a simple set of extensions that stops most targeted domain-based attacks.
By Gary Golomb Co-Founder & Chief Research Officer at Awake Security, 10/23/2019
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8 Tips for More Secure Mobile Computing
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Mobile devices are a huge part of enterprise IT. Here's what to advise their users to do to keep their devices and critical business data best protected.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/23/2019
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A Realistic Threat Model for the Masses
Lysa Myers, Security Researcher, ESETCommentary
For many people, overly restrictive advice about passwords and other security practices is doing more harm than good. Here's why.
By Lysa Myers Security Researcher, ESET, 10/9/2019
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The Future of Account Security: A World Without Passwords?
Chris Roberts, Chief Security Strategist, Attivo NetworksCommentary
First step: Convince machines that we are who we say we are with expanded biometrics, including behaviors, locations, and other information that makes "us" us.
By Chris Roberts Chief Security Strategist, Attivo Networks, 9/25/2019
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The Fight Against Synthetic Identity Fraud
Kathleen Peters, SVP & Head of Fraud & Identity, ExperianCommentary
Advanced data and innovative technology will help organizations more easily identify abnormal behavior and tell legitimate customers apart from "fake" ones.
By Kathleen Peters SVP & Head of Fraud & Identity, Experian, 9/12/2019
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@jack Got Hacked: Twitter CEO's Tweets Hijacked
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's Twitter account was, apparently, hijacked for roughly 20 minutes and used for a racist rant.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/30/2019
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Never Forget Your Passwords Again!
Beyond the Edge, Dark Reading
You never know what those late-night infomercials are going to turn up.
By Beyond the Edge Dark Reading, 8/28/2019
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6 Ways Airlines and Hotels Can Keep Their Networks Secure
Steve Zurier, Contributing Writer
As recent news can attest, travel and hospitality companies are prime targets for cybercriminals. Here are six privacy and security tips that can help lock down privacy and security.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 8/27/2019
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5 Identity Challenges Facing Todays IT Teams
John Bennett, Senior VP & General Manager of Identity & Access at LastPass by LogMeInCommentary
To take control over your company's security, identify and understand the biggest identity and access management challenges facing IT teams today and start addressing them.
By John Bennett Senior VP & General Manager of Identity & Access at LastPass by LogMeIn, 8/22/2019
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BioStar 2 Leak Exposes 23GB Data, 1M Fingerprints
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Thousands of organizations, including banks, governments, and the UK Metropolitan Police, use the biometric security tool to authenticate users.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/14/2019
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CVE-2019-5252
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-14
There is an improper authentication vulnerability in Huawei smartphones (Y9, Honor 8X, Honor 9 Lite, Honor 9i, Y6 Pro). The applock does not perform a sufficient authentication in a rare condition. Successful exploit could allow the attacker to use the application locked by applock in an instant.
CVE-2019-5235
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-14
Some Huawei smart phones have a null pointer dereference vulnerability. An attacker crafts specific packets and sends to the affected product to exploit this vulnerability. Successful exploitation may cause the affected phone to be abnormal.
CVE-2019-5264
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-13
There is an information disclosure vulnerability in certain Huawei smartphones (Mate 10;Mate 10 Pro;Honor V10;Changxiang 7S;P-smart;Changxiang 8 Plus;Y9 2018;Honor 9 Lite;Honor 9i;Mate 9). The software does not properly handle certain information of applications locked by applock in a rare condition...
CVE-2019-5277
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-13
Huawei CloudUSM-EUA V600R006C10;V600R019C00 have an information leak vulnerability. Due to improper configuration, the attacker may cause information leak by successful exploitation.
CVE-2019-5254
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-13
Certain Huawei products (AP2000;IPS Module;NGFW Module;NIP6300;NIP6600;NIP6800;S5700;SVN5600;SVN5800;SVN5800-C;SeMG9811;Secospace AntiDDoS8000;Secospace USG6300;Secospace USG6500;Secospace USG6600;USG6000V;eSpace U1981) have an out-of-bounds read vulnerability. An attacker who logs in to the board m...