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70 US Election Jurisdictions Adopt Free Website Security Service
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Hawaii, Idaho, North Carolina, and Rhode Island are among states now using gratis DDoS mitigation, firewall, and user access control service from Cloudflare.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 7/19/2018
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Cyberattacks in Finland Surge During Trump-Putin Summit
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Attackers targeted IoT devices like they did during Trump's June meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong-un, but this time China was the top-attacking nation.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 7/19/2018
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Robotic Vacuums May Hoover Your Data
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Researchers have discovered a pair of vulnerabilities that allow unauthorized code execution in a robotic vacuum.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/19/2018
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Free New Scanner Aims to Protect Home Networks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Free software pinpoints vulnerabilities and offers suggestions for remediation.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/19/2018
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The Fundamental Flaw in Security Awareness Programs
Ira Winkler, CISSP, President, Secure MentemCommentary
It's a ridiculous business decision to rely on the discretion of a minimally trained user to thwart a highly skilled sociopath, financially motivated criminal, or nation-state.
By Ira Winkler CISSP, President, Secure Mentem, 7/19/2018
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6 Ways to Tell an Insider Has Gone Rogue
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
Malicious activity by trusted users can be very hard to catch, so look for these red flags.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 7/19/2018
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Beyond Passwords: Why Your Company Should Rethink Authentication
Rajiv Dholakia, VP Products, Nok Nok LabsCommentary
Scaling security infrastructure requires scaling trust of users, devices, and methods of authentication. Here's how to get started.
By Rajiv Dholakia VP Products, Nok Nok Labs, 7/19/2018
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Number of Retailers Impacted by Breaches Doubles
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
The retail race for digital transformation is being run without the safety of security measures.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 7/19/2018
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Microsoft Identity Bounty Program Pays $500 to $100,000 for Bugs
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers will be rewarded for vulnerabilities found in identity solutions and implementations of certain OpenID standards.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 7/18/2018
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Messenger Apps Top Risk Hit Parade
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Whether running on iOS or Android, Facebook's and WhatsApp's messenger apps present a 'winning' combination.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/18/2018
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Make Security Boring Again
Joel Fulton, Chief Information Security Officer for SplunkCommentary
In the public sector and feeling overwhelmed? Focus on the basics, as mind numbing as that may sound.
By Joel Fulton Chief Information Security Officer for Splunk, 7/18/2018
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New Subscription Service Takes on Ransomware Protection
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Training and response is the basis of a new offering that addresses ransomware and extortion attacks.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 7/18/2018
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Microsoft Moves Up As Phishers' Favorite Target for Brand Spoofing
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Researchers compiled a list of the most common brands to impersonate by detecting and analyzing new phishing URLs.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/18/2018
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From Bullets to Clicks: The Evolution of the Cyber Arms Race
Nir Gaist, CTO and Founder of NyotronCommentary
Cyber strategies have become as important as physical weapons in the battle for political advantage. Here's a quick look at four broad categories.
By Nir Gaist CTO and Founder of Nyotron, 7/18/2018
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White House Cybersecurity Strategy at a Crossroads
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Trump administration's initial lack of a unified front in the wake of Russian election-hacking indictments worries cybersecurity experts.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 7/17/2018
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One-Third of Businesses Lack a Cybersecurity Expert
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Alarming, yes, but it's actually an improvement over past years, a new Gartner survey of more than 3,000 CIOs reveals.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 7/17/2018
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Cloud Security: Lessons Learned from Intrusion Prevention Systems
Gunter Ollmann, CTO, Security, Microsoft Cloud and AI Division   Commentary
The advancement of AI-driven public cloud technology is changing the game of "protection by default" in the enterprise.
By Gunter Ollmann CTO, Security, Microsoft Cloud and AI Division , 7/17/2018
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Nearly Half of Security Pros Reuse Passwords
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Survey exposes poor security practices by the people who should know better.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/17/2018
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SCADA/ICS Dangers & Cybersecurity Strategies
Peter Newton, Senior Director of Product Marketing at FortinetCommentary
Nearly 60% of surveyed organizations using SCADA or ICS reported they experienced a breach in those systems in the last year. Here are four tips for making these systems safer.
By Peter Newton Senior Director of Product Marketing at Fortinet, 7/17/2018
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7 Nigerians Indicted for Fraud Operation on Dating Sites
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Con artists have been charged with operating a scheme that cost users of American dating websites more than $1.5 million.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/17/2018
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PUBLISHED: 2018-07-20
camel/providers/imapx/camel-imapx-server.c in the IMAPx component in GNOME evolution-data-server before 3.21.2 proceeds with cleartext data containing a password if the client wishes to use STARTTLS but the server will not use STARTTLS, which makes it easier for remote attackers to obtain sensitive ...
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Apache Ignite 2.5 and earlier serialization mechanism does not have a list of classes allowed for serialization/deserialization, which makes it possible to run arbitrary code when 3-rd party vulnerable classes are present in Ignite classpath. The vulnerability can be exploited if the one sends a spe...
CVE-2018-14415
PUBLISHED: 2018-07-20
An issue was discovered in idreamsoft iCMS before 7.0.10. XSS exists via the fourth and fifth input elements on the admincp.php?app=prop&do=add screen.
CVE-2018-14418
PUBLISHED: 2018-07-20
In Msvod Cms v10, SQL Injection exists via an images/lists?cid= URI.
CVE-2018-14419
PUBLISHED: 2018-07-20
MetInfo 6.0.0 allows XSS via a modified name of the navigation bar on the home page.
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