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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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Twitter Hack May Have State-Sponsored Ties
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingQuick Hits
A data leak was disclosed after attackers targeted a support form, which had "unusual activity."
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 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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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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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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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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Battling Bots Brings Big-Budget Blow to Businesses
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Fighting off bot attacks on Web applications extracts a heavy cost in human resources and technology, according to a just-released report.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 12/11/2018
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Equifax Breach Underscores Need for Accountability, Simpler Architectures
Robert Lemos, Technology Journalist/Data ResearcherNews
A new congressional report says the credit reporting firm's September 2017 breach was 'entirely preventable.'
By Robert Lemos Technology Journalist/Data Researcher, 12/11/2018
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Patch Tuesday Arrives with 9 Critical CVEs, 1 Under Attack
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Serious bugs addressed today include a Win32K privilege escalation vulnerability and Windows DNS server heap overflow flaw.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/11/2018
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49% of Cloud Databases Left Unencrypted
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Businesses also leave information vulnerable in the cloud by failing to implement MFA and configure Kubernetes settings, new research reveals.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/11/2018
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Grammarly Takes Bug Bounty Program Public
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The private bug bounty program has nearly 1,500 participants and is ready for a public rollout with HackerOne.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/11/2018
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How Well Is Your Organization Investing Its Cybersecurity Dollars?
Jack Jones, Chairman, FAIR InstituteCommentary
The principles, methods, and tools for performing good risk measurement already exist and are being used successfully by organizations today. They take some effort -- and are totally worth it.
By Jack Jones Chairman, FAIR Institute, 12/11/2018
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DanaBot Malware Adds Spam to its Menu
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A new generation of modular malware increases its value to criminals.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 12/10/2018
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'Highly Active' Seedworm Group Hits IT Services, Governments
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Since September, the cyber espionage actors have targeted more than 130 victims in 30 organizations including NGOs, oil and gas, and telecom businesses.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/10/2018
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'Simplify Everything': Google Talks Container Security in 2019
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Google Cloud's container security lead shares predictions, best practices, and what's top of mind for customers.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/7/2018
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Bringing Compliance into the SecDevOps Process
Joe Ward, Senior Security Analyst, Bishop FoxCommentary
Application security should be guided by its responsibility to maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems and data. But often, compliance clouds the picture.
By Joe Ward Senior Security Analyst, Bishop Fox, 12/6/2018
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Apple Issues Security Fixes Across Mac, iOS
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Software updates for Mac and iOS bring patches to Safari, iCloud, iTunes on Windows, and tvOS.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/6/2018
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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...