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BioStar 2 Leak Exposes 23GB Data, 1M Fingerprints
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Thousands of organizations, including banks, governments, and the UK Metropolitan Police, use the biometric security tool to authenticate users.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/14/2019
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2019 Pwnie Award Winners (And Those Who Wish They Weren't)
Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer
This year's round-up includes awards into two new categories: most under-hyped research and epic achievement.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 8/13/2019
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More Focus on Security as Payment Technologies Proliferate
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Banks and merchants are expanding their payment offerings but continue to be wary of the potential fraud risk.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 8/12/2019
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State Farm Reports Credential-Stuffing Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The insurer has informed customers a third party used a list of user IDs and passwords to attempt access into online accounts.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/9/2019
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It's (Still) the Password, Stupid!
Sam Bocetta, Security AnalystCommentary
The best way to protect your identity in cyberspace is the simplest: Use a variety of strong passwords, and never, ever, use "123456" no matter how easy it is to type.
By Sam Bocetta Security Analyst, 8/9/2019
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Researchers Show Vulnerabilities in Facial Recognition
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The algorithms that check for a user's 'liveness' have blind spots that can lead to vulnerabilities.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/7/2019
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Mimecast Rejected Over 67 Billion Emails. Here's What It Learned
Steve Zurier, Contributing WriterNews
New research warns that security pros must guard against updates to older malware and more manipulative social-engineering techniques.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 8/6/2019
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Demystifying New FIDO Standards & Innovations
Bojan Simic, Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder of HYPRCommentary
Staying on top of the latest cybersecurity risks and preferred attack methods can feel impossible, but standards like FIDO2 are designed to help relieve the burden.
By Bojan Simic Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder of HYPR, 8/1/2019
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Google Cloud Debuts New Security Capabilities
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Updates include Advanced Protection Program for the enterprise and general availability of password vaulted apps in Cloud Identity and G Suite.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/31/2019
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More Companies Don't Rely on Passwords Alone Anymore
Steve Zurier, Contributing WriterNews
New research shows how enterprises are adding additional layers of authentication.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 7/31/2019
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8 Free Tools to Be Showcased at Black Hat and DEF CON
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer
Expect a full slate of enterprise-class open source tools to take the spotlight when security researchers share their bounties with the community at large.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 7/31/2019
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Keep Your Eye on Digital Certificates
Terry Sweeney, Contributing Editor
X.509 certificates help secure the identity, privacy, and communication between two endpoints, but these digital certificates also have built-in expirations and must be managed.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 7/31/2019
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Transforming 'Tangible Security' into a Competitive Advantage
Kaan Onarlioglu, Security Architect, AkamaiCommentary
Today's consumers want to see and touch security. Meeting this demand will be a win-win for everyone, from users to vendors to security teams.
By Kaan Onarlioglu Security Architect, Akamai, 7/30/2019
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Farewell, Dear Password? The Future of Identity and Authorization
Kacy Zurkus, Contributing Writer
Many organizations are questioning whether eliminating passwords as an authentication tool would augment their overall security posture.
By Kacy Zurkus Contributing Writer, 7/30/2019
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VPNs' Future: Less Reliant on Users, More Transparent, And Smarter
Terry Sweeney, Contributing Editor
Virtual private networking is poised to become more automated and intelligent, especially as endpoints associated with cloud services and the IoT need protection.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 7/24/2019
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A Password Management Report Card
Maxine Holt, Research Director, OvumCommentary
New research on password management tools identifies the relative strengths and weaknesses of 12 competing offerings.
By Maxine Holt Research Director, Ovum, 7/17/2019
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Security Snapshot: OS, Authentication, Browser & Cloud Trends
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
New research shows cloud apps are climbing, SMS authentication is falling, Chrome is the enterprise browser favorite, and Android leads outdated devices.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 7/16/2019
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Symantec Builds Out Cloud Portfolio to Enforce 'Zero Trust'
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
New additions to its Integrated Cyber Defense Platform aim to give businesses greater control over access to cloud resources and applications.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/16/2019
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Competing Priorities Mean Security Risks for Small Businesses
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Small business IT professionals are trying to balance multiple priorities and finding that the balance often leaves the company with serious security risks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/12/2019
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Organizations Are Adapting Authentication for Cloud Applications
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Companies see the changing demands of cloud identity management but are mixed in their responses to those demands.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 7/9/2019
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CVE-2019-15160
PUBLISHED: 2019-08-19
The SweetXml (aka sweet_xml) package through 0.6.6 for Erlang and Elixir allows attackers to cause a denial of service (resource consumption) via an XML entity expansion attack with an inline DTD.
CVE-2019-15150
PUBLISHED: 2019-08-19
In the OAuth2 Client extension before 0.4 for MediaWiki, a CSRF vulnerability exists due to the OAuth2 state parameter not being checked in the callback function.
CVE-2017-18550
PUBLISHED: 2019-08-19
An issue was discovered in drivers/scsi/aacraid/commctrl.c in the Linux kernel before 4.13. There is potential exposure of kernel stack memory because aac_get_hba_info does not initialize the hbainfo structure.
CVE-2017-18551
PUBLISHED: 2019-08-19
An issue was discovered in drivers/i2c/i2c-core-smbus.c in the Linux kernel before 4.14.15. There is an out of bounds write in the function i2c_smbus_xfer_emulated.
CVE-2017-18552
PUBLISHED: 2019-08-19
An issue was discovered in net/rds/af_rds.c in the Linux kernel before 4.11. There is an out of bounds write and read in the function rds_recv_track_latency.