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Medical Imaging Leaks Highlight Unhealthy Security Practices
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
More than 45 million unique images, such as X-rays and MRI scans, are accessible to anyone on the Internet, security firm says.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 12/15/2020
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Kmart Hit by Egregor Ransomware
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Egregor is also behind recent attacks on UbiSoft and Barnes & Noble.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/4/2020
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Intel Doubles Down on Emerging Technologies for Sharing and Using Data Securely
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Homomorphic encryption and federated learning could allow groups to share data and analysis while protecting the actual information.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 12/4/2020
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5 Steps Every Company Should Take to Avoid Data Theft Risk
Bradford K. Newman, Principal, Litigation / Chair of North America Trade Secrets PracticeCommentary
It's never been easier for employees to download company data and take it with them to their next gig.
By Bradford K. Newman Principal, Litigation / Chair of North America Trade Secrets Practice, 11/12/2020
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3 Tips For Successfully Running Tech Outside the IT Department
Patrick Kehoe, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, CoalfireCommentary
When marketing opts for "extra-departmental IT," coordination and communication are required to keep things secured.
By Patrick Kehoe Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, Coalfire, 11/11/2020
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WordPress Plug-in Updated in Rare Forced Action
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Logonizer login security plug-in was automatically updated to patch a SQL injection vulnerability.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/22/2020
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Ubiq Rolls Out Encryption-as-a-Service Platform Aimed at Developers
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
A few lines of code and two API calls is all that it takes for developers to add encryption to their applications, startup says.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 10/21/2020
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Barnes & Noble Warns Customers About Data Breach
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Famed bookseller says non-financial data was exposed in a new attack.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/15/2020
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Software AG Continues Efforts Against $20M Ransomware Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The attack, which now includes extortion components, has moved into its second week.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/12/2020
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Imperva Agrees to Buy jSonar
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The deal is expected to close in mid-October.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/1/2020
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New Google Search Hacks Push Viruses & Porn
David Balaban, Editor at Privacy-PC.comCommentary
Three incidents demonstrate how cybercriminals leverage the scourge of black-hat search engine optimization to manipulate search results.
By David Balaban Editor at Privacy-PC.com, 9/22/2020
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Deadly Ransomware Story Continues to Unfold
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
A ransomware attack with fatal consequences is attracting notice and comment from around the world.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 9/18/2020
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Ransomware Gone Awry Has Fatal Consequences
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An attack that knocked hospital systems offline reportedly ends in death for patient who had to be sent to another facility.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/17/2020
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Research Finds Nearly 800,000 Access Keys Exposed Online
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The keys were primarily for access to databases and cloud services.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/15/2020
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Ransomware Hits US District Court in Louisiana
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The ransomware attack has exposed internal documents from the court and knocked its website offline.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/14/2020
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Inova Suffers Third-Party Data Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The breach occurred as part of a ransomware attack against service provider Blackbaud.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/9/2020
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Warner Music Group Admits Breach
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The months-long breach hit financial details for customers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/4/2020
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Collection of Metadata -- as Done by the NSA -- Likely Unconstitutional, US Court Suggests
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
A ruling in an appeal by four men convicted of material support for terrorism finds that the National Security Agency's metadata collection program not only violated the prevailing law at the time but was also likely unconstitutional.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 9/4/2020
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Three Easy Ways to Avoid Meow-like Database Attacks
Ron Bennatan, Co-founder & CTO of jSonarCommentary
The largest problem facing database security today is the disconnect between security teams and DBAs beginning from the moment of configuration and continuing throughout the database lifecycle.
By Ron Bennatan Co-founder & CTO of jSonar, 8/25/2020
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University of Utah Pays in Cyber-Extortion Scheme
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Though a ransomware attempt was thwarted, the university paid to prevent the release of student PII.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/21/2020
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CVE-2021-3317
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-26
KLog Server through 2.4.1 allows authenticated command injection. async.php calls shell_exec() on the original value of the source parameter.
CVE-2013-2512
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-26
The ftpd gem 0.2.1 for Ruby allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary OS commands via shell metacharacters in a LIST or NLST command argument within FTP protocol traffic.
CVE-2021-3165
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-26
SmartAgent 3.1.0 allows a ViewOnly attacker to create a SuperUser account via the /#/CampaignManager/users URI.
CVE-2021-1070
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-26
NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier Series, Jetson Xavier NX, TX1, TX2, Nano and Nano 2GB, L4T versions prior to 32.5, contains a vulnerability in the apply_binaries.sh script used to install NVIDIA components into the root file system image, in which improper access control is applied, which may lead to an un...
CVE-2021-1071
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-26
NVIDIA Tegra kernel in Jetson AGX Xavier Series, Jetson Xavier NX, TX1, TX2, Nano and Nano 2GB, all L4T versions prior to r32.5, contains a vulnerability in the INA3221 driver in which improper access control may lead to unauthorized users gaining access to system power usage data, which may lead to...