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Attack Campaign Experiments with Rapid Changes in Email Lure Content
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
It's like polymorphic behavior only the changes are in the email lures themselves, with randomized changes to headers, subject lines, and body content.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 2/21/2019
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Human Negligence to Blame for the Majority of Insider Threats
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
In 98% of the assessments conducted for its research, Dtex found employees exposed proprietary company information on the Web a 20% jump from 2018.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 2/21/2019
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Why Cybersecurity Burnout Is Real (and What to Do About It)
Chris Schueler, Senior VP, Managed Security Services, TrustwaveCommentary
The constant stresses from advanced malware to zero-day vulnerabilities can easily turn into employee overload with potentially dangerous consequences. Here's how to turn down the pressure.
By Chris Schueler Senior VP, Managed Security Services, Trustwave, 2/21/2019
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New Free Tool Scans for Chrome Extension Safety
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
CRXcavator scans extensions in real time based on factors including permissions, external calls, and third-party libraries.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/21/2019
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Cyber Extortionists Can Earn $360,000 a Year
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Extortion scams capitalize on compromised credentials, sensitive data, and technical vulnerabilities on Internet-facing applications to pressure victims to pay up.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/21/2019
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Security Analysts Are Only Human
Roselle Safran & Utpal Desai, President of Rosint Labs/Director of Product Management of BitdefenderCommentary
SOC security analysts shoulder the largest cybersecurity burden. Automation is the way to circumvent the unavoidable human factor. Third in a six-part series.
By Roselle Safran & Utpal Desai President of Rosint Labs/Director of Product Management of Bitdefender, 2/21/2019
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As Businesses Move Critical Data to Cloud, Security Risks Abound
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Companies think their data is safer in the public cloud than in on-prem data centers, but the transition is driving security issues.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/20/2019
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Mastercard, GCA Create Small Business Cybersecurity Toolkit
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A new toolkit developed by the Global Cybersecurity Alliance aims to give small businesses a cookbook for better cybersecurity.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/20/2019
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9 Years After: From Operation Aurora to Zero Trust
Andy Ellis, Chief Security Officer, AkamaiCommentary
How the first documented nation-state cyberattack is changing security today.
By Andy Ellis Chief Security Officer, Akamai, 2/20/2019
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Microsoft Expands AccountGuard to Help Europe Prep for Cyberattacks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A recent wave of cybercrime has targeted organizations with employees in Belgium, France, Germany, Poland, Romania, and Serbia.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/20/2019
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'Formjacking' Compromises 4,800 Sites Per Month. Could Yours Be One?
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Cybercriminals see formjacking as a simple opportunity to take advantage of online retailers and all they need is a small piece of JavaScript.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/20/2019
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19 Minutes to Escalation: Russian Hackers Move the Fastest
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
New data from CrowdStrike's incident investigations in 2018 uncover just how quickly nation-state hackers from Russia, North Korea, China, and Iran pivot from patient zero in a target organization.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 2/19/2019
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6 Tax Season Tips for Security Pros
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Here are some practical ways to keep your company safe as Uncle Sam comes calling.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 2/19/2019
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Palo Alto Networks to Buy Demisto for $560M
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
This marks Palo Alto Networks' latest acquisition and its first of 2019.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/19/2019
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Staffing Shortage Makes Vulnerabilities Worse
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Businesses don't have sufficient staff to find vulnerabilities or protect against their exploit, according to a new report by Ponemon Institute.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/15/2019
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Hackers Found Phishing for Facebook Credentials
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A "very realistic-looking" login prompt is designed to capture users' Facebook credentials, researchers report.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/15/2019
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ICS/SCADA Attackers Up Their Game
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
With attackers operating more aggressively and stealthily, some industrial network operators are working to get a jump on the threats.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 2/15/2019
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Post-Quantum Crypto Standards Arent All About the Math
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
The industry needs to keep in mind the realities of hardware limits and transitional growing pains, according to Microsoft, Utimaco researchers.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 2/15/2019
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From 'O.MG' to NSA, What Hardware Implants Mean for Security
Robert Lemos, Technology Journalist/Data ResearcherNews
A wireless device resembling an Apple USB-Lightning cable that can exploit any system via keyboard interface highlights risks associated with hardware Trojans and insecure supply chains.
By Robert Lemos Technology Journalist/Data Researcher, 2/14/2019
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Valentine's Emails Laced with Gandcrab Ransomware
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
In the weeks leading up to Valentine's Day 2019, researchers notice a new form of Gandcrab appearing in romance-themed emails.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/14/2019
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CVE-2019-8955
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-21
In Tor before 0.3.3.12, 0.3.4.x before 0.3.4.11, 0.3.5.x before 0.3.5.8, and 0.4.x before 0.4.0.2-alpha, remote denial of service against Tor clients and relays can occur via memory exhaustion in the KIST cell scheduler.
CVE-2019-1698
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-21
A vulnerability in the web-based user interface of Cisco Internet of Things Field Network Director (IoT-FND) Software could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to gain read access to information that is stored on an affected system. The vulnerability is due to improper handling of XML External E...
CVE-2019-1700
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-21
A vulnerability in field-programmable gate array (FPGA) ingress buffer management for the Cisco Firepower 9000 Series with the Cisco Firepower 2-port 100G double-width network module (PID: FPR9K-DNM-2X100G) could allow an unauthenticated, adjacent attacker to cause a denial of service (DoS) conditio...
CVE-2019-6340
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-21
Some field types do not properly sanitize data from non-form sources in Drupal 8.5.x before 8.5.11 and Drupal 8.6.x before 8.6.10. This can lead to arbitrary PHP code execution in some cases. A site is only affected by this if one of the following conditions is met: The site has the Drupal 8 core RE...
CVE-2019-8996
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-21
In Signiant Manager+Agents before 13.5, the implementation of the set command has a Buffer Overflow.