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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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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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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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Most Websites and Web Apps No Match for Attack Barrage
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
The average website is attacked 50 times per day, with small businesses especially vulnerable.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 6/19/2018
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'Olympic Destroyer' Reappears in Attacks on Europe, Russia
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The attack group known for targeting the 2018 Winter Olympics has resurfaced in campaigns against European financial and biochem companies.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/19/2018
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How to Prepare for 'WannaCry 2.0'
Shimon Oren, Head of Cyber Intelligence at Deep InstinctCommentary
It seems inevitable that a more-powerful follow-up to last year's malware attack will hit sooner or later. You'd better get prepared.
By Shimon Oren Head of Cyber Intelligence at Deep Instinct, 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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5 Tips for Integrating Security Best Practices into Your Cloud Strategy
Robert Corradini, Director of Product Management at 5nineCommentary
Do 'cloud-first' strategies create a security-second mindset?
By Robert Corradini Director of Product Management at 5nine, 6/19/2018
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Exposed Container Orchestration Systems Putting Many Orgs at Risk
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
More than 22,600 open container orchestration and API management systems discovered on the Internet.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 6/18/2018
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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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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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Hackers Crack iPhone Defense Built to Block Forensic Tools
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Grayshift, the company behind a system to help police break into iPhones, says it found a workaround for USB Restricted Mode.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/15/2018
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Modern Cybersecurity Demands a Different Corporate Mindset
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & CIO AdvisorCommentary
Very few organizations have fully incorporated all relevant risks and threats into their current digital strategy, research finds.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & CIO Advisor, 6/15/2018
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Four Faces of Fraud: Identity, 'Fake' Identity, Ransomware & Digital
David Shefter, Chief Technology Officer at Ziften TechnologiesCommentary
Realizing the wide scope of fraud should be at the top of every business executive's to-do list. Here's some practical advice to help you stay safe.
By David Shefter Chief Technology Officer at Ziften Technologies, 6/14/2018
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Mobile App Threats Continue to Grow
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Criminals looking to profit from corporate resources and information keep going after mobile devices, two new reports confirm.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior 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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Blockchain All the Rage But Comes With Numerous Risks
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers dig into four types of cyberattacks targeting blockchain, how they work, and why early adopters are the easiest targets.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/13/2018
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LeBron vs. Steph: The NBA Version of Cyber Defense vs. Cyberattacks
Donald Meyer, Head of Cloud and Data Center,  Check Point SoftwareCommentary
It takes an aggressive, swarming approach to overcome the most dangerous threats today.
By Donald Meyer Head of Cloud and Data Center, Check Point Software, 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.