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Survey Shows a Security Conundrum
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new report examines and quantifies the conflicts and challenges faced by business security leaders.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/24/2019
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Google File Cabinet Plays Host to Malware Payloads
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers detect a new drive-by download attack in which Google Sites' file cabinet template is a delivery vehicle for malware.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/23/2019
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Microsoft Windows, Antivirus Software at Odds After Latest Update
Robert Lemos, Technology Journalist/Data ResearcherNews
This month's Windows update has caused incompatibilities with software from at least five antivirus companies, resulting in slow boot times and frozen systems.
By Robert Lemos Technology Journalist/Data Researcher, 4/23/2019
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City of Stuart Still Recovering from Ryuk Ransomware Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Officials are investigating an April 13 ransomware attack that targeted Stuart's city servers and forced it offline.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/23/2019
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Will the US Adopt a National Privacy Law?
Seth P.  Berman, Partner, NutterCommentary
Probably not before the 2020 election. But keep an eye on this Congress as legislators debate how to define personal data and what limits to place on how companies use it.
By Seth P. Berman Partner, Nutter, 4/23/2019
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Trojanized TeamViewer Used in Targeted Attacks Against Multiple Embassies
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Motive remains unclear though financial theft appears to be one possibility, Check Point Research says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 4/22/2019
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WannaCry Hero Hutchins Pleads Guilty to Malware Charges
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Marcus Hutchins, the security researcher who helped halt the spread of the WannaCry attack, pleads guilty to two charges related to writing malware.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/22/2019
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4 Tips to Protect Your Business Against Social Media Mistakes
Guy Bunker, CTO of ClearswiftCommentary
Don't let social media become the go-to platform for cybercriminals looking to steal sensitive corporate information or cause huge reputational damage.
By Guy Bunker CTO of Clearswift, 4/22/2019
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Why We Need a 'Cleaner Internet'
Darren Anstee, Chief Technology Officer at Arbor NetworksCommentary
By blocking threats and attacks nearer to their sources, cybersecurity pros could help turn the connected world into a safer place for all.
By Darren Anstee Chief Technology Officer at Arbor Networks, 4/19/2019
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Creator of Hub for Stolen Credit Cards Sentenced to 90 Months
Robert Lemos, Technology Journalist/Data ResearcherNews
Coming eight years after he launched the site, the steep sentence for the cybercriminal operator is based on a tab of $30 million in damages calculated by Mastercard and other credit card companies.
By Robert Lemos , 4/18/2019
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Former Student Admits to USB Killer Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
An Indian national used device to attack computers and peripherals at a New York college.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/18/2019
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Facebook Accidentally Imported 1.5M Users' Email Data Sans Consent
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The social media giant says it did not access the imported data and is notifying affected users.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/18/2019
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Security Audit Shows Gains, Though Privacy Lags
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The 2018 Online Trust Audit shows that "encryption everywhere" is improving security, while fuzzy language is slowing privacy gains.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 4/16/2019
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Meet Scranos: New Rootkit-Based Malware Gains Confidence
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The cross-platform operation, first tested on victims in China, has begun to spread around the world.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/16/2019
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Benefiting from Data Privacy Investments
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & CIO AdvisorCommentary
GDPR-ready companies experience lower overall costs associated with data breaches, research finds.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & CIO Advisor, 4/16/2019
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New Details Emerge on Windows Zero Day
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The CVE-2019-0859 vulnerability, patched last week, is the latest in a string of Windows local privilege escalation bugs discovered at Kaspersky Lab.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/15/2019
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CERT, CISA Warn of Vuln in at Least 4 Major VPNs
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
VPN products by Cisco, Palo Alto Networks, F5 Networks, Pulse Secure, insecurely store session cookies.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/12/2019
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This Week in Security Funding: Where the Money Went
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Predictions for cybersecurity investment in 2019 are holding true with funding announcements from four startups.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/12/2019
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Home Office Apologizes for EU Citizen Data Exposure
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Home Office has admitted to compromising private email addresses belonging to EU citizens hoping to settle in the UK.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/12/2019
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'Dragonblood' Vulnerabilities Seep Into WPA3 Secure Wifi Handshake
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A new set of vulnerabilities may put some early adopters of strong Wifi security at greater security risk.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 4/11/2019
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CVE-2019-11515
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-25
core/classes/db_backup.php in Gila CMS 1.10.1 allows admin/db_backup?download= absolute path traversal to read arbitrary files.
CVE-2019-11511
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-25
Zoho ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus before build 5708 has XSS via the mobile app API.
CVE-2019-11513
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-25
The File Manager in CMS Made Simple through 2.2.10 has Reflected XSS via the "New name" field in a Rename action.
CVE-2019-11514
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-25
User/Command/ConfirmEmailHandler.php in Flarum before 0.1.0-beta.8 mishandles invalidation of user email tokens.
CVE-2019-11506
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-24
In GraphicsMagick from version 1.3.30 to 1.4 snapshot-20190403 Q8, there is a heap-based buffer overflow in the function WriteMATLABImage of coders/mat.c, which allows an attacker to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted image file. This is related to Expo...