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Attackers Aren't Invincible & We Must Use That to Our Advantage
Roselle Safran & Utpal Desai, President of Rosint Labs/Director of Product Management of BitdefenderCommentary
The bad guys only seem infallible. Use their weaknesses to beat them.
By Roselle Safran & Utpal Desai President of Rosint Labs/Director of Product Management of Bitdefender, 4/24/2019
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New Twist in the Stuxnet Story
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
What a newly discovered missing link to Stuxnet and the now-revived Flame cyber espionage malware add to the narrative of the epic cyber-physical attack.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 4/23/2019
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Google File Cabinet Plays Host to Malware Payloads
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers detect a new drive-by download attack in which Google Sites' file cabinet template is a delivery vehicle for malware.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/23/2019
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Microsoft Windows, Antivirus Software at Odds After Latest Update
Robert Lemos, Technology Journalist/Data ResearcherNews
This month's Windows update has caused incompatibilities with software from at least five antivirus companies, resulting in slow boot times and frozen systems.
By Robert Lemos Technology Journalist/Data Researcher, 4/23/2019
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When Every Attack Is a Zero Day
Saumitra Das, CTO and Co-Founder of Blue HexagonCommentary
Stopping malware the first time is an ideal that has remained tantalizingly out of reach. But automation, artificial intelligence, and deep learning are poised to change that.
By Saumitra Das CTO and Co-Founder of Blue Hexagon, 4/23/2019
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1 in 4 Workers Are Aware Of Security Guidelines but Ignore Them
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
Even more are knowingly connecting to unsecure networks and sharing confidential information through collaboration platforms, according to Symphony Communication Services.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 4/23/2019
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WannaCry Hero Hutchins Pleads Guilty to Malware Charges
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Marcus Hutchins, the security researcher who helped halt the spread of the WannaCry attack, pleads guilty to two charges related to writing malware.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/22/2019
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Researchers Find Clues for Dramatically Reducing IDS Traffic Volume
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Research at military labs and Towson University shows that identifying malicious activity may require much less captured data than has been the case.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/19/2019
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APT34 Toolset, Victim Data Leaked via Telegram
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
For the last month, an unknown individual or group has been sharing data and hacking tools belonging to Iranian hacker group APT34.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/19/2019
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Free Princeton Application Provides IoT Traffic Insight
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The application developed by a research group allows users to spot possible IoT security problems.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/19/2019
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Why We Need a 'Cleaner Internet'
Darren Anstee, Chief Technology Officer at Arbor NetworksCommentary
By blocking threats and attacks nearer to their sources, cybersecurity pros could help turn the connected world into a safer place for all.
By Darren Anstee Chief Technology Officer at Arbor Networks, 4/19/2019
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Third-Party Cyber-Risk by the Numbers
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Recent stats show that the state of third-party cyber risk and vendor risk management remains largely immature at most organizations.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 4/19/2019
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Creator of Hub for Stolen Credit Cards Sentenced to 90 Months
Robert Lemos, Technology Journalist/Data ResearcherNews
Coming eight years after he launched the site, the steep sentence for the cybercriminal operator is based on a tab of $30 million in damages calculated by Mastercard and other credit card companies.
By Robert Lemos , 4/18/2019
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The Cybersecurity Automation Paradox
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Recent studies show that before automation can reduce the burden on understaffed cybersecurity teams, they need to bring in enough automation skills to run the tools.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 4/18/2019
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Tips for the Aftermath of a Cyberattack
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Incident response demands technical expertise, but you can't fully recover without non-IT experts.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/17/2019
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Ever-Sophisticated Bad Bots Target Healthcare, Ticketing
Robert Lemos, Technology Journalist/Data ResearcherNews
From criminals to competitors, online bots continue to scrape information from sites and pose as legitimate users.
By Robert Lemos Technology Journalist/Data Researcher, 4/17/2019
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Inside the Dark Web's How-To Guides for Teaching Fraud
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new study investigates nearly 30,000 guides to explore what fraudsters sell and teach aspiring cybercriminals.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/17/2019
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7 Tips for an Effective Employee Security Awareness Program
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
Breaches and compliance requirements have heightened the need for continuous and effective employee training, security experts say.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 4/17/2019
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Decoding a 'New' Elite Cyber Espionage Team
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Stealthy and well-heeled hacking group went undetected for five years and wields a massive attack framework of some 80 different modules.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 4/16/2019
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Meet Scranos: New Rootkit-Based Malware Gains Confidence
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The cross-platform operation, first tested on victims in China, has begun to spread around the world.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/16/2019
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CVE-2019-11515
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-25
core/classes/db_backup.php in Gila CMS 1.10.1 allows admin/db_backup?download= absolute path traversal to read arbitrary files.
CVE-2019-11511
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-25
Zoho ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus before build 5708 has XSS via the mobile app API.
CVE-2019-11513
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-25
The File Manager in CMS Made Simple through 2.2.10 has Reflected XSS via the "New name" field in a Rename action.
CVE-2019-11514
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-25
User/Command/ConfirmEmailHandler.php in Flarum before 0.1.0-beta.8 mishandles invalidation of user email tokens.
CVE-2019-11506
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-24
In GraphicsMagick from version 1.3.30 to 1.4 snapshot-20190403 Q8, there is a heap-based buffer overflow in the function WriteMATLABImage of coders/mat.c, which allows an attacker to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted image file. This is related to Expo...