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Configuration Error Reveals 250 Million Microsoft Support Records
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Some the records, found on five identically configured servers, might have contained data in clear text.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/22/2020
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Startup Privafy Raises $22M with New Approach to Network Security
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The company today disclosed an approach to data security designed to protect against modern threats at a lower cost than complex network tools.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/22/2020
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Microsoft, DHS Warn of Zero-Day Attack Targeting IE Users
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Software firm is "aware of limited targeted attacks" exploiting a scripting issue vulnerability in Internet Explorer 9, 10, and 11 that previously has not been disclosed.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 1/21/2020
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Ransomware Upgrades with Credential-Stealing Tricks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The latest version of the FTCode ransomware can steal credentials from five popular browsers and email clients.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/21/2020
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7 Tips for Infosec Pros Considering A Lateral Career Move
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
Looking to switch things up but not sure how to do it? Security experts share their advice for switching career paths in the industry.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/21/2020
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Mobile Banking Malware Up 50% in First Half of 2019
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A new report from Check Point recaps the cybercrime trends, statistics, and vulnerabilities that defined the security landscape in 2019.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/17/2020
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FBI Seizes Domain That Sold Info Stolen in Data Breaches
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The website, WeLeakData.com, claimed to have more than 12 billion records gathered from over 10,000 breaches.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/17/2020
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Massive Oracle Patch Reverses Company's Trend Toward Fewer Flaws
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Following a year that saw the fewest number of vulnerabilities reported since 2015, Oracle's latest quarterly patch fixes nearly 200 new vulnerabilities.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 1/17/2020
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Google Lets iPhone Users Turn Device into Security Key
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The iPhone can now be used in lieu of a physical security key as a means of protecting Google accounts.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/15/2020
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Why Firewalls Aren't Going Anywhere
Ruvi Kitov, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder, TufinCommentary
Written off multiple times as obsolete, firewalls continue to elude demise by adding features and ensuring that VPNs keep humming.
By Ruvi Kitov Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder, Tufin, 1/15/2020
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ISACs Join Forces to Secure the Travel Industry
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Together, the Travel & Hospitality ISAC and the Retail & Hospitality ISAC intend to improve communications and collaboration about the evolving threat landscape.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/15/2020
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Microsoft Patches Windows Vuln Discovered by the NSA
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The National Security Agency is publicly acknowledged for its finding and reporting of CVE-2020-0601, marking the start of what it says is a new approach to security.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/14/2020
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'Fancy Bear' Targets Ukrainian Oil Firm Burisma in Phishing Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The oil & gas company is at the heart of the ongoing US presidential impeachment case.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/14/2020
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Processor Vulnerabilities Put Virtual Workloads at Risk
Marc Laliberte, Senior Security Analyst, WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
Meltdown, Spectre exploits will likely lead to customers making tradeoffs between performance and security of applications, especially virtual and cloud-based apps
By Marc Laliberte Senior Security Analyst, WatchGuard Technologies, 1/14/2020
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How to Keep Security on Life Support After Software End-of-Life
Joan Goodchild, Contributing Writer
It's the end of support this week for Windows 7 and Server 2008. But what if you truly can't migrate off software, even after security updates stop coming?
By Joan Goodchild Contributing Writer, 1/14/2020
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Microsoft to Officially End Support for Windows 7, Server 2008
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Windows 7 and Server 2008 will continue to work after Jan. 14, 2020, but will no longer receive security updates.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/13/2020
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Website Collecting Australian Fire Donations Hit by Magecart
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The attack may have compromised donors' payment information.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/13/2020
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Synopsys Buys Tinfoil
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Tinfoil Security's dynamic application and API security testing capabilities will be added to Synopsys Software Integrity Group.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/10/2020
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Chinese Malware Found Preinstalled on US Government-Funded Phones
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers found unremovable malware preinstalled in the Unimax U686CL, a budget Android device sold by Assurance Wireless.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/9/2020
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AWS Issues 'Urgent' Warning for Database Users to Update Certs
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Users of AWS Aurora, DocumentDB, and RDS databases must download and install a fresh certificate and rotate the certificate authority.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/9/2020
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Mobile Banking Malware Up 50% in First Half of 2019
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The Year in Security: 2019
This Tech Digest provides a wrap up and overview of the year's top cybersecurity news stories. It was a year of new twists on old threats, with fears of another WannaCry-type worm and of a possible botnet army of Wi-Fi routers. But 2019 also underscored the risk of firmware and trusted security tools harboring dangerous holes that cybercriminals and nation-state hackers could readily abuse. Read more.
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CVE-2019-5647
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-22
The Chrome Plugin for Rapid7 AppSpider can incorrectly keep browser sessions active after recording a macro, even after a restart of the Chrome browser. This behavior could make future session hijacking attempts easier, since the user could believe a session was closed when it was not. This issue af...
CVE-2011-3612
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-22
Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) vulnerability exists in panel.php in UseBB before 1.0.12.
CVE-2011-3613
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-22
An issue exists in Vanilla Forums before 2.0.17.9 due to the way cookies are handled.
CVE-2011-3614
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-22
An Access Control vulnerability exists in the Facebook, Twitter, and Embedded plugins in Vanilla Forums before 2.0.17.9.
CVE-2011-3621
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-22
A reverse proxy issue exists in FluxBB before 1.4.7 when FORUM_BEHIND_REVERSE_PROXY is enabled.