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Cybercrime Is World's Biggest Criminal Growth Industry
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The toll from cybercrime is expected to pass $6 trillion in the next three years, according to a new report.
By Dark Reading Staff , 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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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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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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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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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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The Grinch Bot Before Christmas: A Security Story for the Holidays
Julian Waits, GM Cyber Security Business Unit, Devo TechnologyCommentary
Once upon a time, buyers purchased products from certified sellers. Today, hoarders use botnets to amass goods at significant markup for a new gray-market economy.
By Julian Waits GM Cyber Security Business Unit, Devo Technology, 12/11/2018
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NetSecOPEN Names Founding Members, Board of Directors
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The organization is charged with building open, transparent testing protocols for network security.
By Dark Reading Staff , 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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CrowdStrike: More Organizations Now Self-Detect Their Own Cyberattacks
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
But it still takes an average of 85 days to spot one, the security firm's incident response investigations found.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 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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Satan Ransomware Variant Exploits 10 Server-Side Flaws
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Windows, Linux systems vulnerable to self-propagating 'Lucky' malware, security researchers say.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 12/10/2018
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New Google+ Breach Will Lead to Early Service Shutdown
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A breach affecting more than 52 million users was patched, but not before leading to the company rethinking the future of the service.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/10/2018
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'Dr. Shifro' Prescribes Fake Ransomware Cure
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A Russian firm aims to capitalize on ransomware victims' desperation by offering to unlock files then passing money to attackers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/10/2018
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CVE-2018-14623
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-14
A SQL injection flaw was found in katello's errata-related API. An authenticated remote attacker can craft input data to force a malformed SQL query to the backend database, which will leak internal IDs. This is issue is related to an incomplete fix for CVE-2016-3072. Version 3.10 and older is vulne...
CVE-2018-18093
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-14
Improper file permissions in the installer for Intel VTune Amplifier 2018 Update 3 and before may allow unprivileged user to potentially gain privileged access via local access.
CVE-2018-18096
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-14
Improper memory handling in Intel QuickAssist Technology for Linux (all versions) may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable a denial of service via local access.
CVE-2018-18097
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-14
Improper directory permissions in Intel Solid State Drive Toolbox before 3.5.7 may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable escalation of privilege via local access.
CVE-2018-3704
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-14
Improper directory permissions in the installer for the Intel Parallel Studio before 2019 Gold may allow authenticated users to potentially enable an escalation of privilege via local access.