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A Most Personal Threat: Implantable Devices in Secure Spaces
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Do implantable medical devices pose a threat to secure communication facilities? A Virginia Tech researcher says they do, and the problem is growing.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 7/8/2020
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Drone Path Often Reveals Operator's Location
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The threat posed by drones to critical infrastructure and other operational technology is made more serious by the inability of law enforcement to locate operators, researchers say.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 7/7/2020
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How to Assess More Sophisticated IoT Threats
Jack Mannino, CEO, nVisiumCommentary
Securing the Internet of Things requires diligence in secure development and hardware design throughout the product life cycle, as well as resilience testing and system component analysis.
By Jack Mannino CEO, nVisium, 7/6/2020
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7 IoT Tips for Home Users
Steve Zurier, Contributing Writer
Whether for business or pleasure, you're on your own once you walk into the house with a new Internet of Things device. Here's how to keep everyone secure.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 7/2/2020
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Ripple20 Threatens Increasingly Connected Medical Devices
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A series of IoT vulnerabilities could put hospital networks, medical data, and patient safety at risk.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/30/2020
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COVID-19 Puts ICS Security Initiatives 'On Pause'
Nicole Ferraro, Contributing WriterNews
Security pros concerned that increased remote access to vulnerable operational technology and stalled efforts to harden OT environments puts critical infrastructure at greater risk.
By Nicole Ferraro Contributing Writer, 6/30/2020
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Another Record-Breaking DDoS Attack Signals Shift in Criminal Methods
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing WriterNews
Malicious botnet sources explode in new attacks that push boundaries in terms of volume and duration.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 6/25/2020
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Microsoft Acquires IoT/OT Security Firm CyberX
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Deal extends Microsoft Azure for legacy industrial devices.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/22/2020
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Firmware Flaw Allows Attackers to Evade Security on Some Home Routers
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Networking devices sold under at least one major brand have a firmware vulnerability that allows hackers to take control of the device, a cybersecurity firm claims.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 6/22/2020
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What Will Cybersecurity's 'New Normal' Look Like?
Curtis Franklin, Security Editor
The coronavirus pandemic has forced changes for much of the business world, cybersecurity included. What can we expect going forward?
By Curtis Franklin Security Editor, 6/19/2020
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'Ripple20' Bugs Plague Enterprise, Industrial & Medical IoT Devices
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers discover 19 vulnerabilities in a TCP/IP software library manufacturers have used in connected devices for 20 years.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/16/2020
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IoT Security Trends & Challenges in the Wake of COVID-19
Tanner Johnson, Senior Analyst, Connectivity & IoT, OMDIACommentary
The demand for Internet of Things security practices that protect sensitive medical equipment and data will double within the next five years. Here's why.
By Tanner Johnson Senior Analyst, Connectivity & IoT, OMDIA, 6/16/2020
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When Your Biggest Security and Privacy Threats Come From the Ones You Love
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing WriterNews
Research examines the risks and design challenges of accounting for privacy threats in intimate relationships.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 6/10/2020
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Asset Management Mess? How to Get Organized
Joan Goodchild, Contributing WriterNews
Hardware and software deployments all over the place due to the pandemic scramble? Here are the essential steps to ensure you can find what you need -- and secure it.
By Joan Goodchild Contributing Writer, 6/10/2020
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Social Distancing for Healthcare's IoT Devices
Ori Bach, CEO of TrapX SecurityCommentary
Security pros need to double down around prevention of lateral movement by attackers, especially if IoT devices are connected to the network.
By Ori Bach CEO of TrapX Security, 6/3/2020
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26 IoT Flaws Enable Denial-of-Service Attacks, Privilege Escalation
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Research details vulnerabilities in the Zephyr Real Time Operating Systems and MCUboot, both used in IoT devices and sensors.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/1/2020
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Most Bluetooth Devices Vulnerable to Impersonation Attacks
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Vulnerabilities in the Bluetooth authentication process give attackers a way to insert rogue devices between two securely paired devices, academic researchers find.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 5/21/2020
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Microsoft Reportedly in Talks to Acquire CyberX
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
CyberX was founded in 2013 and has raised $48 million to build its cybersecurity platform for IoT and industrial control systems.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/6/2020
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Microsoft Challenges Security Researchers to Hack Azure Sphere
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Participants can earn up to $100,000 for finding severe flaws in Microsoft's Linux-based Azure Sphere IoT operating system.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/5/2020
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Designing Firmware Resilience for 3 Top Attack Vectors
Burzin Daruwala, Senior Offensive Security Researcher Manager,  Intel Corp.Commentary
Firmware has become an increasingly prevalent target for hackers. Here's how to stop them.
By Burzin Daruwala Senior Offensive Security Researcher Manager, Intel Corp., 5/5/2020
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CVE-2020-15105
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-10
Django Two-Factor Authentication before 1.12, stores the user's password in clear text in the user session (base64-encoded). The password is stored in the session when the user submits their username and password, and is removed once they complete authentication by entering a two-factor authenticati...
CVE-2020-11061
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-10
In Bareos Director less than or equal to 16.2.10, 17.2.9, 18.2.8, and 19.2.7, a heap overflow allows a malicious client to corrupt the director's memory via oversized digest strings sent during initialization of a verify job. Disabling verify jobs mitigates the problem. This issue is also patched in...
CVE-2020-4042
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-10
Bareos before version 19.2.8 and earlier allows a malicious client to communicate with the director without knowledge of the shared secret if the director allows client initiated connection and connects to the client itself. The malicious client can replay the Bareos director's cram-md5 challenge to...
CVE-2020-11081
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-10
osquery before version 4.4.0 enables a priviledge escalation vulnerability. If a Window system is configured with a PATH that contains a user-writable directory then a local user may write a zlib1.dll DLL, which osquery will attempt to load. Since osquery runs with elevated privileges this enables l...
CVE-2020-6114
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-10
An exploitable SQL injection vulnerability exists in the Admin Reports functionality of Glacies IceHRM v26.6.0.OS (Commit bb274de1751ffb9d09482fd2538f9950a94c510a) . A specially crafted HTTP request can cause SQL injection. An attacker can make an authenticated HTTP request to trigger this vulnerabi...