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BEC, Domain Jacking Help Criminals Disrupt Cash Transfers
Shane Shook, Venture Consultant at Forgepoint CapitalCommentary
The two hacking methods occur independently but are being used in concert to steal funds that are part of online payments and transactions.
By Shane Shook Venture Consultant at Forgepoint Capital, 4/8/2020
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FBI Warns of BEC Dangers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new PSA warns of attacks launched against users of two popular cloud-based email systems.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/6/2020
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Why Humans Are Phishing's Weakest Link
Tim Sadler, CEO and co-founder of TessianCommentary
And it's not just because they click when they shouldn't... they also leave a trail of clues and details that make them easy to spoof
By Tim Sadler CEO and co-founder of Tessian, 4/6/2020
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Active Directory Attacks Hit the Mainstream
Jason Crabtree, CEO & Co-Founder, QOMPLXCommentary
Understanding the limitations of authentication protocols, especially as enterprises link authentication to cloud services to Active Directory, is essential for security teams in the modern federated enterprise.
By Jason Crabtree CEO & Co-Founder, QOMPLX, 4/1/2020
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Five Indicted on Romance and Lottery Fraud Charges
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Fraudsters allegedly targeted elderly victims, ultimately wringing more than $4 million from their bank accounts.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/16/2020
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CASB 101: Why a Cloud Access Security Broker Matters
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
A CASB isn't a WAF, isn't an NGF, and isn't an SWG. So what is it, precisely, and why do you need one to go along with all the other letters? Read on for the answer.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 3/12/2020
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How Microsoft Disabled Legacy Authentication Across the Company
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The process was not smooth or straightforward, employees say in a discussion of challenges and lessons learned during the multi-year project.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 3/9/2020
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Avoiding the Perils of Electronic Communications
Lena Smart, Chief Information Security Officer, MongoDBCommentary
Twitter, Slack, etc., have become undeniably important for business today, but they can cause a lot of damage. That's why an agile communications strategy is so important.
By Lena Smart Chief Information Security Officer, MongoDB, 3/3/2020
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Cryptographers Panel Tackles Espionage, Elections & Blockchain
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Encryption experts gave insights into the Crypto AG revelations, delved into complexities of the "right to be forgotten," and more at RSA Conference.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/26/2020
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7 Tips to Improve Your Employees' Mobile Security
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
Security experts discuss the threats putting mobile devices at risk and how businesses can better defend against them.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/24/2020
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Users Have Risky Security Habits, but Security Pros Aren't Much Better
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers spot gaps in users' and IT practitioners' security habits, and between security tools and user preferences.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/19/2020
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Zero-Factor Authentication: Owning Our Data
Nick Selby, Chief Security Officer at Paxos Trust CompanyCommentary
Are you asking the right questions to determine how well your vendors will protect your data? Probably not.
By Nick Selby Chief Security Officer at Paxos Trust Company, 2/19/2020
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Cyber Fitness Takes More Than a Gym Membership & a Crash Diet
Ryan Weeks, Chief Information Security Officer at DattoCommentary
Make cybersecurity your top priority, moving away from addressing individual problems with Band-Aids and toward attaining a long-term cyber-fitness plan.
By Ryan Weeks Chief Information Security Officer at Datto, 2/18/2020
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How Device-Aware 2FA Can Defeat Social Engineering Attacks
Markus Jakobsson, Chief Scientist, ZapFraudCommentary
While device-aware two-factor authentication is no panacea, it is more secure than conventional SMS-based 2FA. Here's why.
By Markus Jakobsson Chief Scientist, ZapFraud, 2/3/2020
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Weathering the Privacy Storm from GDPR to CCPA & PDPA
Mark McClain, CEO & Co-founderCommentary
A general approach to privacy, no matter the regulation, is the only way companies can avoid a data protection disaster in 2020 and beyond.
By Mark McClain CEO & Co-founder, 1/23/2020
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Cybersecurity Lessons Learned from 'The Rise of Skywalker'
Matt Davey, Chief Operations Optimist, 1PasswordCommentary
They're especially relevant regarding several issues we face now, including biometrics, secure data management, and human error with passwords.
By Matt Davey Chief Operations Optimist, 1Password, 1/22/2020
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ADP Users Hit with Phishing Scam Ahead of Tax Season
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Fraudulent emails tell recipients their W-2 forms are ready and prompt them to click malicious links.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/17/2020
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Active Directory Needs an Update: Here's Why
Raz Rafaeli, CEO and Co-Founder at Secret Double OctopusCommentary
AD is still the single point of authentication for most companies that use Windows. But it has some shortcomings that should be addressed.
By Raz Rafaeli CEO and Co-Founder at Secret Double Octopus, 1/16/2020
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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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Mechanics of a Crypto Heist: How SIM Swappers Can Steal Cryptocurrency
Nicole Sette, Director in the Cyber Risk practice of Kroll, a division of Duff & PhelpsCommentary
The true vulnerability at the heart of SIM-swap attacks on crypto accounts lies in crypto exchanges' and email providers' variable implementation of 2FA.
By Nicole Sette Director in the Cyber Risk practice of Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps, 1/2/2020
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CVE-2020-11655
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-09
SQLite through 3.31.1 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (segmentation fault) via a malformed window-function query because the AggInfo object's initialization is mishandled.
CVE-2020-11656
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-09
In SQLite through 3.31.1, the ALTER TABLE implementation has a use-after-free, as demonstrated by an ORDER BY clause that belongs to a compound SELECT statement.
CVE-2019-20637
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-08
An issue was discovered in Varnish Cache before 6.0.5 LTS, 6.1.x and 6.2.x before 6.2.2, and 6.3.x before 6.3.1. It does not clear a pointer between the handling of one client request and the next request within the same connection. This sometimes causes information to be disclosed from the connecti...
CVE-2020-11650
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-08
An issue was discovered in iXsystems FreeNAS 11.2 and 11.3 before 11.3-U1. It allows a denial of service.
CVE-2020-11653
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-08
An issue was discovered in Varnish Cache before 6.0.6 LTS, 6.1.x and 6.2.x before 6.2.3, and 6.3.x before 6.3.2. It occurs when communication with a TLS termination proxy uses PROXY version 2. There can be an assertion failure and daemon restart, which causes a performance loss.