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Android App Analysis Uncovers Seasonal Shopping Risk
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers scanned 4,200 Android apps and found many exhibit malicious behavior or have a dangerous level of permissions.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/12/2019
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Waking Up to Third-Party Security Risk
Robert Bigman, Former CISO at CIA, Independent ConsultantCommentary
You can't rely on the words, intentions, or security measures of others to guard your company, customer and brand.
By Robert Bigman Former CISO at CIA, Independent Consultant, 12/12/2019
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Google Chrome Now Automatically Alerts Users on Compromised Passwords
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A series of security enhancements seek to protect users from phishing and warn them when credentials have been compromised.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/11/2019
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Younger Generations Drive Bulk of 2FA Adoption
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Use of two-factor authentication has nearly doubled in the past two years , pointing to a new wave of acceptance.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/11/2019
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Microsoft Fixes Windows Zero-Day on Lightest Patch Tuesday of 2019
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
This month's batch of security updates addresses 36 CVEs, seven of which are rated Critical and one of which has been exploited in the wild.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/10/2019
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Maersk CISO Says NotPeyta Devastated Several Unnamed US firms
Black Hat Staff,  Commentary
At least two companies may have been dealt even more damage than the shipping giant, which lost nearly its entire global IT infrastructure.
By By Eric Parizo, Senior Analyst, Ovum , 12/9/2019
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10 Notable Cybersecurity Acquisitions of 2019, Part 2
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
As mergers and acquisitions continued to shape the security industry throughout 2019, these deals were most significant.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/9/2019
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4 Tips to Run Fast in the Face of Digital Transformation
Shane Buckley, President & Chief Operating Officer, GigamonCommentary
This gridiron-inspired advice will guarantee your digital transformation success and keep your data safe.
By Shane Buckley President & Chief Operating Officer, Gigamon, 12/9/2019
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VPN Flaw Allows Criminal Access to Everything on Victims' Computers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Vulnerability in the Aviatrix VPN client, since patched, gives an attacker unlimited access to a breached system.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/5/2019
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Password-Cracking Teams Up in CrackQ Release
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The open source platform aims to make password-cracking more manageable and efficient for red teams.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 12/4/2019
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(Literally) Put a Ring on It: Protecting Biometric Fingerprints
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Kaspersky creates a prototype ring you can wear on your finger for authentication.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/4/2019
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Microsoft Issues Advisory for Windows Hello for Business
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingQuick Hits
An issue exists in Windows Hello for Business when public keys persist after a device is removed from Active Directory, if the AD exists, Microsoft reports.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/4/2019
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Application & Infrastructure Risk Management: You've Been Doing It Backward
John Worrall, Chief Executive Officer at ZeroNorthCommentary
Before getting more scanning tools, think about what's needed to defend your organization's environment and devise a plan to ensure all needed tools can work together productively.
By John Worrall Chief Executive Officer at ZeroNorth, 12/4/2019
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DHS to Require Federal Agencies to Set Vulnerability Disclosure Policies
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) publishes a draft document mandating a vulnerability disclosure policy and a strategy for handling reports of security weaknesses.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 12/2/2019
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StrandHogg Vulnerability Affects All Versions of Android
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The bug enables malware to pose as any legitimate Android app, letting attackers track messages, photos, credentials, and phone conversations.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/2/2019
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Data from 21M Mixcloud Users Compromised in Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The music streaming service received reports indicating attackers gained unauthorized access to its systems.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/2/2019
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Analysis of Jira Bug Stresses Impact of SSRF in Public Cloud
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
More than 3,100 Jira instances are still vulnerable to a server-side request forgery vulnerability patched in August.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/27/2019
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Google Details Its Responses to Cyber Attacks, Disinformation
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Government groups continue to attack user credentials and distribute disinformation according to a new blog post from Google's Threat Analysis Group.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/27/2019
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New Free Emulator Challenges Apple's Control of iOS
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
An open-source tool gives researchers and jailbreakers a free option for researching vulnerabilities in the operating system and gives Apple a new headache.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/27/2019
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Practical Principles for Security Metrics
Nik Whitfield, Computer Scientist & Security Technology EntrepreneurCommentary
A proactive approach to cybersecurity requires the right tools, not more tools.
By Nik Whitfield Computer Scientist & Security Technology Entrepreneur, 11/27/2019
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CVE-2019-5061
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-12
An exploitable denial-of-service vulnerability exists in the hostapd 2.6, where an attacker could trigger AP to send IAPP location updates for stations, before the required authentication process has completed. This could lead to different denial of service scenarios, either by causing CAM table att...
CVE-2019-5062
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-12
An exploitable denial-of-service vulnerability exists in the 802.11w security state handling for hostapd 2.6 connected clients with valid 802.11w sessions. By simulating an incomplete new association, an attacker can trigger a deauthentication against stations using 802.11w, resulting in a denial of...
CVE-2019-5144
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-12
A freed memory access vulnerability exists in the SVG Marker Element feature of Apple Safari's WebKit version 13.0.2. A specially crafted HTML web page can cause a use after free, resulting in memory corruption and possibly arbitrary code execution. To trigger this vulnerability, a specifically craf...
CVE-2019-3951
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-12
Advantech WebAccess before 8.4.3 allows unauthenticated remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) due to a stack-based buffer overflow when handling IOCTL 70533 RPC messages.
CVE-2019-19767
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-12
The Linux kernel before 5.4.2 mishandles ext4_expand_extra_isize, as demonstrated by use-after-free errors in __ext4_expand_extra_isize and ext4_xattr_set_entry, related to fs/ext4/inode.c and fs/ext4/super.c, aka CID-4ea99936a163.