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Inside a SamSam Ransomware Attack
Ajit Sancheti, CEO and Co-Founder, PreemptCommentary
Here's how hackers use network tools and stolen identities to turn a device-level compromise into an enterprise-level takedown.
By Ajit Sancheti CEO and Co-Founder, Preempt, 6/20/2018
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Intel VP Talks Data Security Focus Amid Rise of Blockchain, AI
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Intel vice president Rick Echevarria discusses the challenges of balancing data security with new technologies like blockchain and artificial intelligence.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/20/2018
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Alphabet Launches VirusTotal Monitor to Stop False Positives
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Alphabet's Chronicle security division releases VirusTotal Monitor, a tool for developers to check if their product will be flagged as malware.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/20/2018
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Improving the Adoption of Security Automation
Dan Koloski, Vice President, Oracle's Systems Management and Security  products groupCommentary
Four barriers to automation and how to overcome them.
By Dan Koloski Vice President, Oracle's Systems Management and Security products group, 6/20/2018
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The Best and Worst Tasks for Security Automation
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
As with all new tech, there are good times and and bad times to use it. Security experts share which tasks to prioritize for automation.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/20/2018
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Mylobot Malware Brings New Sophistication to Botnets
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The malware pulls together a variety of techniques to gain a foothold and remain undiscovered.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 6/20/2018
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Tesla Employee Steals, Sabotages Company Data
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
The electric carmaker is the victim of an "extensive and damaging" insider attack, says CEO Elon Musk.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 6/19/2018
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CrowdStrike Secures $200M Funding Round
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The new funding round brings the company's valuation to more than $3 billion.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/19/2018
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Cisco CPO: Privacy Is Not About Secrecy or Compliance
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Michelle Dennedy sat down with Dark Reading at the recent Cisco Live event to set the record straight about privacy, regulation, encryption, and more.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 6/19/2018
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Security Analytics Startup Uptycs Raises $10M in Series A
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
This round of funding for Uptycs, which runs an osquery-powered analytics platform, was led by ForgePoint Capital and Comcast Ventures.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/19/2018
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'Wallchart' Phishing Campaign Exploits World Cup Watchers
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The details on a phishing attack designed to lure soccer fans with a subject line about the World Cup schedule and scoresheet.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/18/2018
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Mass. Man Pleads Guilty in ATM Jackpotting Operation
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Citizens Bank ATM and others targeted in the scheme.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/18/2018
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F-Secure Buys MWR InfoSecurity
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Finnish endpoint security company buys British security service provider in cash deal.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/18/2018
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3 Tips for Driving User Buy-in to Security Policies
Marc Laliberte, Information Security Threat Analyst, WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
Teaching users why it's important to commit to security controls is a far more effective strategy than simply demanding that they follow them. Here's how.
By Marc Laliberte Information Security Threat Analyst, WatchGuard Technologies, 6/18/2018
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Email, Social Media Still Security Nightmares
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Phishing and banking trojans continue to be major threats brought into the enterprise.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/15/2018
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Kaspersky Lab Freezes Work with Europol in Protest of EU Vote
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
New European Parliament document calls out Kaspersky Lab software as 'malicious' and says it should be banned.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 6/14/2018
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23,000 Compromised in HealthEquity Data Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
HealthEquity, which handles more than 3.4 million health savings accounts, was breached when an intruder accessed an employee's email.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/14/2018
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Meet 'Bro': The Best-Kept Secret of Network Security
Greg Bell, CEO, CorelightCommentary
This often overlooked open source tool uses deep packet inspection to transform network traffic into exceptionally useful, real-time data for security operations.
By Greg Bell CEO, Corelight, 6/14/2018
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Cisco Talos Summit: Network Defenders Not Serious Enough About Attacks
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Security is weak, and most companies are clueless, according to Immunity researcher Lurene Grenier, who kicked off the Cisco Talos Threat Research Summit on Sunday.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 6/13/2018
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Why CISOs Need a Security Reality Check
Joel Fulton, Chief Information Security Officer for SplunkCommentary
We deserve a seat at the executive table, and we'll be much better at our jobs once we take it.
By Joel Fulton Chief Information Security Officer for Splunk, 6/13/2018
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CVE-2018-5236
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-20
Symantec Endpoint Protection prior to 14 RU1 MP1 or 12.1 RU6 MP10 may be susceptible to a race condition (or race hazard). This type of issue occurs in software where the output is dependent on the sequence or timing of other uncontrollable events.
CVE-2018-5237
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-20
Symantec Endpoint Protection prior to 14 RU1 MP1 or 12.1 RU6 MP10 could be susceptible to a privilege escalation vulnerability, which is a type of issue that allows a user to gain elevated access to resources that are normally protected at lower access levels.
CVE-2018-6211
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-20
On D-Link DIR-620 devices with a certain customized (by ISP) variant of firmware 1.0.3, 1.0.37, 1.3.1, 1.3.3, 1.3.7, 1.4.0, and 2.0.22, OS command injection is possible as a result of incorrect processing of the res_buf parameter to index.cgi.
CVE-2018-6212
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-20
On D-Link DIR-620 devices with a certain customized (by ISP) variant of firmware 1.0.3, 1.0.37, 1.3.1, 1.3.3, 1.3.7, 1.4.0, and 2.0.22, a reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) attack is possible as a result of missed filtration for special characters in the "Search" field and incorrect proc...
CVE-2018-6213
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-20
In the web server on D-Link DIR-620 devices with a certain customized (by ISP) variant of firmware 1.0.3, 1.0.37, 1.3.1, 1.3.3, 1.3.7, 1.4.0, and 2.0.22, there is a hardcoded password of anonymous for the admin account.