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6 Ways Passwords Fail Basic Security Tests
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
New data shows humans still struggle with password creation and management.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/28/2020
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Rethinking Security for the Next Normal -- Under Pressure
Justin Tibbs & Zane Lackey, CSO, National Security Practice, Presidio, and Zane Lackey, CSO & Co-Founder of Signal SciencesCommentary
By making a commitment to a unified approach to security, then doing what's necessary to operationalize it, organizations can establish a better security model for the next normal.
By Justin Tibbs & Zane Lackey CSO, National Security Practice, Presidio, and Zane Lackey, CSO & Co-Founder of Signal Sciences, 10/28/2020
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Developers' Approach to App Testing Could Cut Flaw Fix Times by 80 Days
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
An analysis of more than 130,000 active applications found more with at least one high-severity flaw compared with 2019.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 10/27/2020
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5 Human Factors That Affect Secure Software Development
Anita D'Amico, CEO, Code Dx Inc.Commentary
With the move to remote work, it's especially important to understand how to support, discourage, and monitor conditions for development teams.
By Anita D'Amico CEO, Code Dx Inc., 10/27/2020
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Neural Networks Help Users Pick More-Secure Passwords
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Typically, blocklists are used to prevent users from picking easily guessable patterns, but a small neural network can do the same job and suggests that complex password requirements are not necessary.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 10/26/2020
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A Pause to Address 'Ethical Debt' of Facial Recognition
Mike Kiser, Global Security Advocate, Office of the CTO, SailPointCommentary
Ethical use will require some combination of consistent reporting, regulation, corporate responsibility, and adversarial technology.
By Mike Kiser Global Security Advocate, Office of the CTO, SailPoint, 10/23/2020
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Botnet Infects Hundreds of Thousands of Websites
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
KashmirBlack has been targeting popular content management systems, such as WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal, and using Dropbox and GitHub for communication to hide its presence.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 10/22/2020
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WordPress Plug-in Updated in Rare Forced Action
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Logonizer login security plug-in was automatically updated to patch a SQL injection vulnerability.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/22/2020
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Oracle Releases Another Mammoth Security Patch Update
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
October's CPU contains 402 patches for vulnerabilities across 29 product sets, many of which are remotely executable without the need for authentication.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 10/21/2020
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Ubiq Rolls Out Encryption-as-a-Service Platform Aimed at Developers
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
A few lines of code and two API calls is all that it takes for developers to add encryption to their applications, startup says.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 10/21/2020
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As Smartphones Become a Hot Target, Can Mobile EDR Help?
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Lookout Security debuts a mobile endpoint detection and response offering that will integrate into its mobile security platform.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/21/2020
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Modern Day Insider Threat: Network Bugs That Are Stealing Your Data
David Pearson, Principal Threat ResearcherCommentary
Attacks involving an unmanaged device and no malware expose gaps in cybersecurity that must be addressed.
By David Pearson Principal Threat Researcher, 10/21/2020
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Farsight Labs Launched as Security Collaboration Platform
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Farsight Security's platform will offer no-cost access to certain tools and services.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/20/2020
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Microsoft Tops Q3 List of Most-Impersonated Brands
Steve Zurier, Contributing WriterNews
The technology sector was also the most likely targeted industry for brand phishing attacks, according to Check Point's latest report on brand phishing.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 10/19/2020
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Massive New Phishing Campaigns Target Microsoft, Google Cloud Users
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
At least three campaigns are now underway.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/16/2020
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Barnes & Noble Warns Customers About Data Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Famed bookseller says non-financial data was exposed in a new attack.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/15/2020
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Zoom Announces Rollout of End-to-End Encryption
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Phase 1 removes Zoom servers from the key generation and distribution processes.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/14/2020
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Coalition Pokes Five Eyes on Call for Backdoors
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Five Eyes international law enforcement group had called for implementing backdoors for law enforcement in all encryption implementations.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/13/2020
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Software AG Continues Efforts Against $20M Ransomware Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The attack, which now includes extortion components, has moved into its second week.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/12/2020
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3 Ways Companies are Working on Security by Design
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing WriterNews
Execs from top financial organizations and other companies share insights on building a security culture.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 10/7/2020
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CVE-2020-27742
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-28
An Insecure Direct Object Reference vulnerability in Citadel WebCit through 926 allows authenticated remote attackers to read someone else's emails via the msg_confirm_move template. NOTE: this was reported to the vendor in a publicly archived "Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in WebCit 926&qu...
CVE-2020-27980
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-28
Genexis Platinum-4410 P4410-V2-1.28 devices allow stored XSS in the WLAN SSID parameter. This could allow an attacker to perform malicious actions in which the XSS popup will affect all privileged users.
CVE-2020-24990
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-28
An issue was discovered in QSC Q-SYS Core Manager 8.2.1. By utilizing the TFTP service running on UDP port 69, a remote attacker can perform a directory traversal and obtain operating system files via a TFTP GET request, as demonstrated by reading /etc/passwd or /proc/version.
CVE-2020-25204
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-28
The God Kings application 0.60.1 for Android exposes a broadcast receiver to other apps called com.innogames.core.frontend.notifications.receivers.LocalNotificationBroadcastReceiver. The purpose of this broadcast receiver is to show an in-game push notification to the player. However, the applicatio...
CVE-2020-27739
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-28
A Weak Session Management vulnerability in Citadel WebCit through 926 allows unauthenticated remote attackers to hijack recently logged-in users' sessions. NOTE: this was reported to the vendor in a publicly archived "Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in WebCit 926" thread.