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When Cryptocurrency Falls, What Happens to Cryptominers?
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The fall of cryptocurrency's value doesn't signify an end to cryptomining, but attackers may be more particular about when they use it.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/18/2018
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Trend Micro Finds Major Flaws in HolaVPN
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A popular free VPN is found to have a very high cost for users.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/18/2018
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Cryptographic Erasure: Moving Beyond Hard Drive Destruction
Kaan Onarlioglu, Senior Security Researcher, AkamaiCommentary
In the good old days, incinerating backup tapes or shredding a few hard drives would have solved the problem. Today, we have a bigger challenge.
By Kaan Onarlioglu Senior Security Researcher, Akamai, 12/18/2018
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Cyber Readiness Institute Launches New Program for SMBs
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
Program seeks to raise employees' cyber awareness and give small and midsize business owners the tools to make a difference.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 12/17/2018
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53 Bugs in 50 Days: Researchers Fuzz Adobe Reader
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Automatic vulnerability finding tools detect more than 50 CVEs in Adobe Reader and Adobe Pro during a 50-day experiment.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/17/2018
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Facebook: Photo API Bug Exposed 6.8M User Photos
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The flaw let developers access images that users may not have shared publicly, including those they started to upload but didnt post.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/17/2018
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Shhhhh! The Secret to Secrets Management
Mark B. Cooper, President and Founder, PKI SolutionsCommentary
Companies need to take a centralized approach to protecting confidential data and assets. Here are 12 ways to get a handle on the problem.
By Mark B. Cooper President and Founder, PKI Solutions, 12/17/2018
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Iranian Hackers Target Nuclear Experts, US Officials
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Hackers ramp up efforts to infiltrate email accounts of Americans responsible for enforcing severe economic sanctions on Iran.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/14/2018
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Who Are You, Really? A Peek at the Future of Identity
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Experts dive into the trends and challenges defining the identity space and predict how online identities will change in years to come.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/14/2018
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Retailers: Avoid the Hackable Holidaze
Fred Kneip, CEO at CyberGRXCommentary
The most wonderful time of the year? Sure, but not if your business and customers are getting robbed.
By Fred Kneip CEO at CyberGRX, 12/14/2018
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2019 Attacker Playbook
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Security pundits predict the ways that cybercriminals, nation-state actors, and other attackers will refine their tactics, techniques, and procedures in the coming year.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 12/14/2018
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Setting the Table for Effective Cybersecurity: 20 Culinary Questions
Joshua Goldfarb, Co-founder & Chief Product Officer, IDRRA Commentary
Even the best chefs will produce an inferior product if they begin with the wrong ingredients.
By Joshua Goldfarb Co-founder & Chief Product Officer, IDRRA , 12/13/2018
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Education Gets an 'F' for Cybersecurity
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The education sector falls last on a list analyzing the security posture of 17 US industries, SecurityScorecard reports.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/13/2018
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The Economics Fueling IoT (In)security
Ariel Kriger, VP Business Development at VDOOCommentary
Attackers understand the profits that lie in the current lack of security. That must change.
By Ariel Kriger VP Business Development at VDOO, 12/13/2018
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Worst Password Blunders of 2018 Hit Organizations East and West
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Good password practices remain elusive as Dashlane's latest list of the worst password blunders can attest.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 12/12/2018
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Bug Hunting Paves Path to Infosec Careers
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Ethical hackers use bug bounty programs to build the skills they need to become security professionals.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/12/2018
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Mac Malware Cracks WatchGuards Top 10 List
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
Hundreds of sites also still support insecure versions of the SSL encryption protocol, the security vendor reports.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 12/12/2018
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Microsoft, PayPal, Google Top Phishing's Favorite Targets in Q3
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
One out of every 100 emails an enterprise receives is a phishing scam, and the attackers behind them are getting more sophisticated.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/12/2018
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Forget Shifting Security Left; It's Time to Race Left
Jerry Gamblin, Principal Security Engineer, Kenna SecurityCommentary
Once DevOps teams decide to shift left, they can finally look forward instead of backward.
By Jerry Gamblin Principal Security Engineer, Kenna Security, 12/12/2018
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Higher Education: 15 Books to Help Cybersecurity Pros Be Better
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Constant learning is a requirement for cybersecurity professionals. Here are 15 books recommended by professionals to continue a professional's education.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 12/12/2018
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CVE-2018-20228
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-19
Subsonic V6.1.5 allows internetRadioSettings.view streamUrl CSRF, with resultant SSRF.
CVE-2018-20230
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-19
An issue was discovered in PSPP 1.2.0. There is a heap-based buffer overflow at the function read_bytes_internal in utilities/pspp-dump-sav.c, which allows attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact.
CVE-2018-20231
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-19
Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF) in the two-factor-authentication plugin before 1.3.13 for WordPress allows remote attackers to disable 2FA via the tfa_enable_tfa parameter due to missing nonce validation.
CVE-2018-20227
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-19
RDF4J 2.4.2 allows Directory Traversal via ../ in an entry in a ZIP archive.
CVE-2018-19790
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-18
An open redirect was discovered in Symfony 2.7.x before 2.7.50, 2.8.x before 2.8.49, 3.x before 3.4.20, 4.0.x before 4.0.15, 4.1.x before 4.1.9 and 4.2.x before 4.2.1. By using backslashes in the `_failure_path` input field of login forms, an attacker can work around the redirection target restricti...