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Inside Stealthworker: How It Compromises WordPress, Step-by-Step
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
A new wave of attacks using old malware is threatening WordPress sites that don't have strong password policies.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 6/12/2020
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Amtrak Breach Rolls Over Frequent Travelers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The breach exposed usernames and passwords of an undisclosed number of program members.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/2/2020
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Security 101: SQL Injection
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
A carefully crafted attack can convince a database to reveal all its secrets. Understanding the basics of what the attack looks like and how to protect against it can go a long way toward limiting the threat.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 5/27/2020
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5 Tips for Fighting Credential Stuffing Attacks
Joan Goodchild, Contributing Writer
With stolen credentials an easy find online, what are some measures to put in place to keep hackers from breaking into secure accounts?
By Joan Goodchild Contributing Writer, 5/22/2020
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Security 101: Cross-Site Scripting
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Cross-site scripting has been around longer than most security professionals have been on the job. Why is it still such an issue when we've known about it for so long?
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 5/21/2020
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Hackers Serve Up Stolen Credentials from Home Chef
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Some 8 million of the meal delivery company's customer records have been offered for sale on the Dark Web.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/21/2020
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EasyJet Sees 9 Million Customer Email Addresses Stolen
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
More than 2,000 customers also had credit card information taken in the attack.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/19/2020
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Attackers Target Sophos Firewalls with Zero-Day
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Remote exploit compromises specific configurations of XG firewalls with the intent of stealing data from the devices.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 4/27/2020
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Paay Misconfiguration Leaves Transaction Data Exposed
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The New York-based credit-card processor left a server without password protection for approximately three weeks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/23/2020
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SFO Hit by Web Compromise
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Web app credentials were stolen in attacks on two airport websites.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/10/2020
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Data from 5.2M Marriott Loyalty Program Members Hit by Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The data was breached through the credentials of two franchisee employees.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/31/2020
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Insurance Giant Chubb Might Be Ransomware Victim
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
A ransomware operator claims to have successfully attacked Chubb Insurance databases.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 3/26/2020
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538 Million Weibo Users' Info for Sale on Dark Web
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The user data, which does not include passwords, purportedly comes from a mid-2019 breach.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/23/2020
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200M Records of US Citizens Leaked in Unprotected Database
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers have not determined who owns the database, which was one of several large exposed instances disclosed this week.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 3/20/2020
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Misconfigured Elasticsearch Instance Exposes More Than 5 Billion Records
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The collections contained information collected by a UK research firm on data breaches from the years 2012 to 2019.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/19/2020
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500,000 Documents Exposed in Open S3 Bucket Incident
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The open database exposed highly sensitive financial and business documents related to two financial organizations.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/18/2020
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3 Data Breaches Disclosed This Week: J.Crew, T-Mobile, and Carnival
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The separate incidents show how data theft knows no market-based limits.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/5/2020
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Cathay Pacific Hit with Fine for Long-Lasting Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The breach, which was active for four years, resulted in the theft of personal information on more than 9 million people.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/4/2020
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Walgreens' Mobile App Exposes Customers' Info
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
An error in the app allowed some secure chat users to see medical information that wasn't theirs.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/2/2020
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How to Prevent an AWS Cloud Bucket Data Leak
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Misconfigured AWS buckets have led to huge data breaches. Following a handful of practices will help keep you from becoming the next news story.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/26/2020
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PUBLISHED: 2020-07-10
Django Two-Factor Authentication before 1.12, stores the user's password in clear text in the user session (base64-encoded). The password is stored in the session when the user submits their username and password, and is removed once they complete authentication by entering a two-factor authenticati...
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-10
In Bareos Director less than or equal to 16.2.10, 17.2.9, 18.2.8, and 19.2.7, a heap overflow allows a malicious client to corrupt the director's memory via oversized digest strings sent during initialization of a verify job. Disabling verify jobs mitigates the problem. This issue is also patched in...
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-10
Bareos before version 19.2.8 and earlier allows a malicious client to communicate with the director without knowledge of the shared secret if the director allows client initiated connection and connects to the client itself. The malicious client can replay the Bareos director's cram-md5 challenge to...
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-10
osquery before version 4.4.0 enables a priviledge escalation vulnerability. If a Window system is configured with a PATH that contains a user-writable directory then a local user may write a zlib1.dll DLL, which osquery will attempt to load. Since osquery runs with elevated privileges this enables l...
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-10
An exploitable SQL injection vulnerability exists in the Admin Reports functionality of Glacies IceHRM v26.6.0.OS (Commit bb274de1751ffb9d09482fd2538f9950a94c510a) . A specially crafted HTTP request can cause SQL injection. An attacker can make an authenticated HTTP request to trigger this vulnerabi...