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Mimecast: Recent Certificate Compromise Tied to SolarWinds Attacks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Yet another security firm hit in the sweeping attack campaign believed to be out of Russia.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/26/2021
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Startup Offers Free Version of its 'Passwordless' Technology
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Beyond Identity co-founders hope to move the needle in eliminating the need for passwords, but experts say killing passwords altogether won't be easy.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/26/2021
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Speed of Digital Transformation May Lead to Greater App Vulnerabilities
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The fastest-moving industries are struggling to produce secure code, according to AppSec experts.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 1/22/2021
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Attackers Leave Stolen Credentials Searchable on Google
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Operators behind a global phishing campaign inadvertently left thousands of stolen credentials accessible via Google Search.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/21/2021
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Cloud Jacking: The Bold New World of Enterprise Cybersecurity
Bernie Brode, Nano Product ResearcherCommentary
Increased reliance on cloud computing puts more weight on robust authentication systems to protect data against hijackers.
By Bernie Brode Nano Product Researcher, 1/21/2021
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7 Steps to Secure a WordPress Site
Steve Zurier, Contributing Writer
Many companies operate under the assumption that their WordPress sites are secure -- and that couldn't be anything further from the truth.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 1/21/2021
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Vulnerabilities in Popular DNS Software Allow Poisoning
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Seven flaws in DNSMasq have limited impact, but in combination they could be chained to create a multistaged attack.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 1/19/2021
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The Most Pressing Concerns Facing CISOs Today
John Worrall, Chief Executive Officer at ZeroNorthCommentary
Building security into the software development life cycle creates more visibility, but CISOs still need stay on top of any serious threats on the horizon, even if they are largely unknown.
By John Worrall Chief Executive Officer at ZeroNorth, 1/19/2021
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Virtual Pen-Testing Competition Tasks College Students With Running a Red Team Operation
Steve Zurier, Contributing WriterNews
Aimed at developing offensive cyber talent, last weekend's sixth annual Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition brought out some of the brightest from RIT and Stanford, among other universities.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 1/13/2021
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Microsoft Defender Zero-Day Fixed in First Patch Tuesday of 2021
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Microsoft patched 83 bugs, including a Microsoft Defender zero-day and one publicly known elevation of privilege flaw.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/12/2021
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When It Comes To Security Tools, More Isn't More
Lamont Orange, Chief Information Security Officer at NetskopeCommentary
Organizations that focus on optimizing their tools, cutting down on tool sprawl, and taking a strategic approach to transitioning to the cloud are poised for success.
By Lamont Orange Chief Information Security Officer at Netskope, 1/11/2021
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Top 5 'Need to Know' Coding Defects for DevSecOps
Walter Capitani, Director, Technical Product Management, GrammaTechCommentary
Integrating static analysis into the development cycle can prevent coding defects and deliver secure software faster.
By Walter Capitani Director, Technical Product Management, GrammaTech, 1/8/2021
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6 Open Source Tools for Your Security Team
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Open source tools can be great additions to your cloud security arsenal. Here are a half-dozen to get you started.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 1/6/2021
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Netwrix and Stealthbits Merge to Tackle Data Security
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The combined entity will have a portfolio of security tools designed to identify security risk and recover from incidents.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/4/2021
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Mobile Endpoint Security: Still the Crack in the Enterprise's Cyber Armor
Joel Wallenstrom, CEO & President, WickrCommentary
A combination of best practices and best-in-class technology will help keep your enterprise from falling victim to ever-growing threats.
By Joel Wallenstrom CEO & President, Wickr, 12/30/2020
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Reducing the Risk of Third-Party SaaS Apps to Your Organization
Dmitry Dontov, Chief Technology Officer, Spin TechnologyCommentary
Such apps may try to leak your data, or can contain malicious code. And even legitimate apps may be poorly written, creating security risks.
By Dmitry Dontov Chief Technology Officer, Spin Technology, 12/29/2020
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HelpSystems Acquires Data Security Firm Vera
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The purchase is intended to increase London-based HelpSystems' file collaboration security capabilities.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/24/2020
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White Ops Announces Its Acquisition
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A group including Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division, ClearSky Security, and NightDragon has purchased the human verification technology company.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/23/2020
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Microsoft Ups Security of Azure AD, Identity
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A roundup of Microsoft's recent security news and updates that focus on protecting identity.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/22/2020
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Security as Code: How Repeatable Policy-Driven Deployment Improves Security
Dan Hubbard, CEO at LaceworkCommentary
The SaC approach lets users codify and enforce a secure state of application configuration deployment that limits risk.
By Dan Hubbard CEO at Lacework, 12/22/2020
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CVE-2021-3317
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-26
KLog Server through 2.4.1 allows authenticated command injection. async.php calls shell_exec() on the original value of the source parameter.
CVE-2013-2512
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-26
The ftpd gem 0.2.1 for Ruby allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary OS commands via shell metacharacters in a LIST or NLST command argument within FTP protocol traffic.
CVE-2021-3165
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-26
SmartAgent 3.1.0 allows a ViewOnly attacker to create a SuperUser account via the /#/CampaignManager/users URI.
CVE-2021-1070
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-26
NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier Series, Jetson Xavier NX, TX1, TX2, Nano and Nano 2GB, L4T versions prior to 32.5, contains a vulnerability in the apply_binaries.sh script used to install NVIDIA components into the root file system image, in which improper access control is applied, which may lead to an un...
CVE-2021-1071
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-26
NVIDIA Tegra kernel in Jetson AGX Xavier Series, Jetson Xavier NX, TX1, TX2, Nano and Nano 2GB, all L4T versions prior to r32.5, contains a vulnerability in the INA3221 driver in which improper access control may lead to unauthorized users gaining access to system power usage data, which may lead to...