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Kr00k, KRACK, and the Seams in Wi-Fi, IoT Encryption
News  |  8/12/2020  | 
Black Hat talk expands on research that uncovered more weaknesses in Wi-Fi chips allowing for the unauthorized decryption of traffic.
How to Help Spoil the Cybercrime Economy
Commentary  |  8/11/2020  | 
Cybercrime increasingly is turning into a commodity. Stolen PII data and hijacked cloud accounts especially propel the spread, research shows.
IoT Security During COVID-19: What We've Learned & Where We're Going
Commentary  |  8/7/2020  | 
Vigilance and ongoing training combined with an integrated security framework are key aspects of a successful strategy in the fight against the latest crop of pandemic opportunists.
Dark Reading Video News Desk Returns to Black Hat
News  |  8/6/2020  | 
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Why Satellite Communication Eavesdropping Will Remain A Problem
News  |  8/6/2020  | 
Oxford PhD candidate James Pavur shows that SATCOM security has still made no progress since previous Black Hat disclosures, and discusses the physical and economic limitations that slow make it unlikely to improve anytime soon.
Russian Election Interference: Whats Next?
News  |  8/5/2020  | 
Nate Beach-Westmoreland gives a look back at the past 10 years of Russian election interference and disinformation campaigns. What can we learn from the past and what should we expect as the 2020 US presidential election approaches?
Retooling the SOC for a Post-COVID World
Commentary  |  8/4/2020  | 
Residual work-from-home policies will require changes to security policies, procedures, and technologies.
Dark Web Travel Fraudsters Left Hurting From Lockdowns
News  |  7/30/2020  | 
Shadow travel businesses that depend on loyalty program fraud have been impacted just like the legitimate travel orgs they prey on.
Using the Attack Cycle to Up Your Security Game
Commentary  |  7/30/2020  | 
Like the universe, the attack surface is always expanding. Here's how to keep up and even get ahead.
Technical Challenges of IoT Cybersecurity in a Post-COVID-19 World
Commentary  |  7/29/2020  | 
Effective management of vulnerabilities can be done only when information about supply chain dependencies is accurate and recent.
The Future's Biggest Cybercrime Threat May Already Be Here
Commentary  |  7/29/2020  | 
Current attacks will continue to be refined, and what may seem a weakness now could turn out to be a disaster.
Autonomous IT: Less Reacting, More Securing
Commentary  |  7/28/2020  | 
Keeping data secure requires a range of skills and perfect execution. AI makes that possible.
Deepfakes & James Bond Research Project: Cool but Dangerous
Commentary  |  7/23/2020  | 
Open source software for creating deepfakes is getting better and better, to the chagrin of researchers
8 Cybersecurity Themes to Expect at Black Hat USA 2020
Slideshows  |  7/23/2020  | 
Here are the trends and topics that'll capture the limelight at this year's virtual event.
North Korea's Lazarus Group Developing Cross-Platform Malware Framework
News  |  7/22/2020  | 
The APT group, known for its attack on Sony Pictures in 2014, has created an "advanced malware framework" that can launch and manage attacks against systems running Windows, MacOS, and Linux.
Cybersecurity Lessons from the Pandemic
Commentary  |  7/22/2020  | 
How does cybersecurity support business and society? The pandemic shows us.
Leading Through Uncertainty: Be Proactive in Your Dark Web Intelligence Strategy
Commentary  |  7/21/2020  | 
Having a strong Dark Web intelligence posture helps security teams understand emerging vulnerability trends.
What Organizations Need to Know About IoT Supply Chain Risk
Commentary  |  7/20/2020  | 
Here are some factors organizations should consider as they look to limit the risk posed by risks like Ripple20.
Third-Party IoT Vulnerabilities: We Need a Cybersecurity Paradigm Shift
Commentary  |  7/16/2020  | 
The only entities equipped to safeguard Internet of Things devices against risks are the IoT device manufacturers themselves.
Crypto-Primer: Encryption Basics Every Security Pro Should Know
Commentary  |  7/14/2020  | 
With so many choices for encrypting data and communication, it's important to know the pros and cons of different techniques.
Decoding the Verizon DBIR Report: An Insider's Look Beyond the Headlines
Commentary  |  7/13/2020  | 
To truly understand cybersecurity trends, we must look beyond the headlines and ask more of the data. What you learn might surprise you.
4 Security Tips as the July 15 Tax-Day Extension Draws Near
Commentary  |  7/10/2020  | 
We're continuing to see cybercriminals take advantage of COVID-19, and the extension of Tax Day will be the next technique used in their sophisticated method of attacks.
Using Adversarial Machine Learning, Researchers Look to Foil Facial Recognition
News  |  7/9/2020  | 
For privacy-seeking users, good news: Computer scientists are finding more ways to thwart facial and image recognition. But there's also bad news: Gains will likely be short-lived.
Pen Testing ROI: How to Communicate the Value of Security Testing
Commentary  |  7/9/2020  | 
There are many reasons to pen test, but the financial reasons tend to get ignored.
Framing the Security Story: The Simplest Threats Are the Most Dangerous
Commentary  |  7/7/2020  | 
Don't be distracted by flashy advanced attacks and ignore the more mundane ones.
How to Assess More Sophisticated IoT Threats
Commentary  |  7/6/2020  | 
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.
Another COVID-19 Side Effect: Rising Nation-State Cyber Activity
Commentary  |  7/1/2020  | 
While financial institutions and government remain popular targets, COVID-19 research organizations are now also in the crosshairs.
3 Ways to Flatten the Health Data Hacking Curve
Commentary  |  6/30/2020  | 
With more people working from home, health data security is more challenging but vitally important. These tips can help safeguard healthcare data.
7 Tips for Effective Deception
Slideshows  |  6/25/2020  | 
The right decoys can frustrate attackers and help detect threats more quickly.
Lucifer Malware Aims to Become Broad Platform for Attacks
News  |  6/25/2020  | 
The recent spread of the distributed denial-of-service tool attempts to exploit a dozen web-framework flaws, uses credential stuffing, and is intended to work against a variety of operating systems.
Average Cost of a Data Breach: $116M
Commentary  |  6/24/2020  | 
Sensitivity of customer information and time-to-detection determine financial blowback of cybersecurity breaches.
Rethinking Enterprise Access, Post-COVID-19
Commentary  |  6/24/2020  | 
New approaches will allow businesses to reduce risk while meeting the needs of users, employees, and third parties. Here are three issues to consider when reimagining enterprise application access.
Cybercrime Infrastructure Never Really Dies
News  |  6/23/2020  | 
Despite the takedown of the "CyberBunker" threat operators in 2019, command-and-control traffic continues to report back to the defunct network address space.
Pandemic Accelerates Priceline's 'Coffee Shop' Remote-Access Strategy
News  |  6/22/2020  | 
The travel-booking giant had been slowly starting to transition away from VPN dependence. Then COVID-19 happened, and suddenly 700 third-party call-center workers were working from home.
Cloud Threats and Priorities as We Head Into the Second Half of 2020
Slideshows  |  6/22/2020  | 
With millions working from home and relying on the cloud, security leaders are under increasing pressure to keep their enterprises breach-free.
Too Big to Cyber Fail?
Commentary  |  6/17/2020  | 
How systemic cyber-risk threatens US banks and financial services companies
The Hitchhiker's Guide to Web App Pen Testing
Commentary  |  6/11/2020  | 
Time on your hands and looking to learn about web apps? Here's a list to get you started.
Asset Management Mess? How to Get Organized
News  |  6/10/2020  | 
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.
Hack-for-Hire Firm Connected to Attacks on Nonprofits, Journalists
News  |  6/9/2020  | 
The Dark Basin group behind thousands of phishing and malware attacks is likely an India-based "ethical hacking" firm that works on behalf of commercial clients.
Rare NSA Advisory About Russia-Based Cyberattacks Unlikely to Stop Them
News  |  6/1/2020  | 
The Sandworm group -- behind disinformation and election-hacking campaigns and responsible for a 2016 power outage in the Ukraine -- is now targeting e-mail servers.
Valak Malware Retasked to Steal Data from US, German Firms
News  |  5/28/2020  | 
Once considered a loader for other malware, Valak regularly conducts reconnaissance and steals information and credentials, new analysis shows.
Data Loss Spikes Under COVID-19 Lockdowns
News  |  5/28/2020  | 
Two new reports suggest a massive gap between how organizations have prepared their cybersecurity defenses and the reality of their efficacy.
6 Steps Consumers Should Take Following a Hack
Slideshows  |  5/27/2020  | 
Without the luxury of an IT security team to help them after a breach or credit card compromise, consumers will want to keep these tips in mind.
6 Free Cybersecurity Training and Awareness Courses
Slideshows  |  5/12/2020  | 
Most are designed to help organizations address teleworking risks related to COVID-19 scams.
Rule of Thumb: USB Killers Pose Real Threat
Commentary  |  5/11/2020  | 
They look just like a USB thumb drive, but instead of storing data, they can be used to destroy it and the device the data is saved on.
The Price of Fame? Celebrities Face Unique Hacking Threats
News  |  5/6/2020  | 
Hackers are hitting the sports industry hard on social media and luring quarantined consumers with offers of free streaming services, a new report shows.
Is CVSS the Right Standard for Prioritization?
Commentary  |  5/6/2020  | 
More than 55% of open source vulnerabilities are rated high or critical. To truly understand a vulnerability and how it might affect an organization or product, we need much more than a number.
It Was 20 Years Ago Today: Remembering the ILoveYou Virus
News  |  5/5/2020  | 
The worm infected some 50 million systems worldwide, often rendering them unusable, and cost more than $15 billion to repair.
Best Practices for Managing a Remote SOC
News  |  5/1/2020  | 
Experts share what it takes to get your security analysts effectively countering threats from their home offices.
The Rise of Deepfakes and What That Means for Identity Fraud
Commentary  |  4/30/2020  | 
Convincing deepfakes are a real concern, but there are ways of fighting back.
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CVE-2019-20383
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-13
ABBYY network license server in ABBYY FineReader 15 before Release 4 (aka 15.0.112.2130) allows escalation of privileges by local users via manipulations involving files and using symbolic links.
CVE-2020-24348
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-13
njs through 0.4.3, used in NGINX, has an out-of-bounds read in njs_json_stringify_iterator in njs_json.c.
CVE-2020-24349
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-13
njs through 0.4.3, used in NGINX, allows control-flow hijack in njs_value_property in njs_value.c. NOTE: the vendor considers the issue to be "fluff" in the NGINX use case because there is no remote attack surface.
CVE-2020-7360
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-13
An Uncontrolled Search Path Element (CWE-427) vulnerability in SmartControl version 4.3.15 and versions released before April 15, 2020 may allow an authenticated user to escalate privileges by placing a specially crafted DLL file in the search path. This issue was fixed in version 1.0.7, which was r...
CVE-2020-24342
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-13
Lua through 5.4.0 allows a stack redzone cross in luaO_pushvfstring because a protection mechanism wrongly calls luaD_callnoyield twice in a row.