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Spies Among Us: Tracking, IoT & the Truly Inside Threat
Amit Sethi, Senior Principal Consultant at SynopsysCommentary
In today's ultra-connected world, it's important for users to understand how to safeguard security while browsing the web and using electronic devices.
By Amit Sethi Senior Principal Consultant at Synopsys, 10/16/2018
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Not All Multifactor Authentication Is Created Equal
Alexandre Cagnoni, Director of Authentication at WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
Users should be aware of the strengths and weaknesses of the various MFA methods.
By Alexandre Cagnoni Director of Authentication at WatchGuard Technologies, 10/11/2018
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An Intro to Intra, the Android App for DNS Encryption
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Alphabet's Jigsaw has released Intra, a free security app that aims to prevent government censorship.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/3/2018
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California Enacts First-in-Nation IoT Security Law
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The new law requires some form of authentication for most connected devices.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/1/2018
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Exclusive: Cisco, Duo Execs Share Plans for the Future
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Cisco's Gee Rittenhouse and Duo's Dug Song offer ideas and goals for the merged companies as Duo folds under the Cisco umbrella.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/1/2018
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Facebook Hacked, 50 Million Users Affected
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A vulnerability in Facebook's "View As" feature let attackers steal security tokens linked to 50 million accounts, the company confirms.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 9/28/2018
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Security Flaw Found in Apple Mobile Device Enrollment Program
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Authentication weakness in Apple's DEP could open a window of opportunity for attackers.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 9/27/2018
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Cryptomining Malware Continues Rapid Growth: Report
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Cryptomining malware is the fastest-growing category of malicious software, according to a new report.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/25/2018
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As Tech Drives the Business, So Do CISOs
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Security leaders are evolving from technicians to business executives as tech drives enterprise projects, applications, and goals.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 9/19/2018
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Mobile Attack Rates Up 24% Globally, 44% in US
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One-third of all fraud targets are mobile, a growing source of all digital transactions.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/12/2018
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Google Issues Chrome Updates for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android
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Chrome 69 for the desktop platforms, as well as Chrome for Android 69, will be available over the next few weeks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/5/2018
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Authentication Grows Up
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Which forms of multi-factor authentication (MFA) are working, which are not, and where industry watchers think the market is headed.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 9/4/2018
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Investor Sues AT&T for Cryptocurrency Theft Losses
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The victim of cybercurrency theft blames the carrier for failing its security obligations.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/4/2018
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Instagram Debuts New Security Tools
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Updates include a new feature to verify the authenticity of popular accounts and a means of integrating two-factor authentication.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/29/2018
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WhatsApp: Mobile Phishing's Newest Attack Target
Dan Cuddeford, Director of Sales Engineering, WanderaCommentary
In 2018, mobile communication platforms such as WhatsApp, Skype, and SMS have far less protection against app-based phishing than email.
By Dan Cuddeford Director of Sales Engineering, Wandera, 8/28/2018
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A False Sense of Security
Steve Durbin, Managing Director of the Information Security ForumCommentary
Emerging threats over the next two years stem from biometrics, regulations, and insiders.
By Steve Durbin Managing Director of the Information Security Forum, 8/24/2018
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Researchers Find New Fast-Acting Side-Channel Vulnerability
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A group of researchers from Georgia Tech have discovered a method for pulling encryption keys from mobile devices without ever touching the phones, themselves.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/17/2018
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Malicious Cryptomining & Other Shifting Threats
Dark Reading Staff, CommentaryVideo
Skybox Security CMO Michelle Johnson Cobb discloses research results that include a spike in malicious cryptomining during Bitcoins peak, a shift to outside-the-perimeter mobile threats, and more.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/17/2018
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Gartner Says IT Security Spending to Hit $124B in 2019
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Global IT security spending will grow 12.4% in 2018 and another 8.7% in 2019.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/15/2018
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Instagram Hack: Hundreds Affected, Russia Suspected
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Affected users report the email addresses linked to their Instagram accounts were changed to .ru domains.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/15/2018
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CVE-2018-10839
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-16
Qemu emulator <= 3.0.0 built with the NE2000 NIC emulation support is vulnerable to an integer overflow, which could lead to buffer overflow issue. It could occur when receiving packets over the network. A user inside guest could use this flaw to crash the Qemu process resulting in DoS.
CVE-2018-13399
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-16
The Microsoft Windows Installer for Atlassian Fisheye and Crucible before version 4.6.1 allows local attackers to escalate privileges because of weak permissions on the installation directory.
CVE-2018-18381
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-16
Z-BlogPHP 1.5.2.1935 (Zero) has a stored XSS Vulnerability in zb_system/function/c_system_admin.php via the Content-Type header during the uploading of image attachments.
CVE-2018-18382
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-16
Advanced HRM 1.6 allows Remote Code Execution via PHP code in a .php file to the user/update-user-avatar URI, which can be accessed through an "Update Profile" "Change Picture" (aka user/edit-profile) action.
CVE-2018-18374
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-16
XSS exists in the MetInfo 6.1.2 admin/index.php page via the anyid parameter.