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Rising Ransomware Breaches Underscore Cybersecurity Failures
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Ransomware's continued success speaks volumes about what's at stake for businesses and people, and, perhaps, the cybersecurity industry's inability to adapt quickly enough to protect everyone.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 10/31/2020
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New Wroba Campaign Is Latest Sign of Growing Mobile Threats
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
After years of mostly targeting users in Japan, Korea, and other countries in the region, operators of the Trojan expanded their campaign to the US this week.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 10/30/2020
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JavaScript Obfuscation Moves to Phishing Emails
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Attackers are hiding malicious payloads in phishing emails via a technique traditionally used to hide malicious code planted on websites.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/30/2020
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Microsoft Warns of Ongoing Attacks Exploiting Zerologon
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The vulnerability, patched in August, has been weaponized by APT groups and prompted CISA to issue a security alert.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/30/2020
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Public Safety & Cybersecurity Concerns Elevate Need for a Converged Approach
Will Wise, Group Vice President, Security Events, Reed ExhibitionsCommentary
As public and private spaces are opening up, the need for a converged approach to cybersecurity and physical security is essential, as is integration with health measures and tech.
By Will Wise Group Vice President, Security Events, Reed Exhibitions, 10/30/2020
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COVID-19: Latest Security News & Commentary
Dark Reading Staff, News
Check out Dark Reading's updated, exclusive news and commentary surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/30/2020
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SANS Launches New CyberStart Program for All High School Students
Nicole Ferraro, Contributing WriterNews
Free program lets students solve real-world security problems - and learn about cybersecurity.
By Nicole Ferraro Contributing Writer, 10/30/2020
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First the Good News: Number of Breaches Down 51% Year Over Year
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
But the number of records put at risk experiences a massive increase. Here's why.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 10/29/2020
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McAfee Launches XDR, Browser Isolation, Cloud App Security Tools
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
New additions are built to help organizations better respond to threats and protect applications and data in the cloud.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/29/2020
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Hackers Make Off With Millions From Wisconsin Republicans
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
According to the Wisconsin Republican Party, thieves used altered invoices to make off with $2.3 million in election funds.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/29/2020
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Ransomware Wave Targets US Hospitals: What We Know So Far
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A joint advisory from the CISA, FBI, and HHS warns of an "increased and imminent" threat to US hospitals and healthcare providers.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/29/2020
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How Healthcare Organizations Can Combat Ransomware
Mike Wilson, Founder & CTO, EnzoicCommentary
The days of healthcare organizations relying solely on endpoint security software to stop attacks are over. Here are six ways that healthcare providers can fight the ever-present threat.
By Mike Wilson Founder & CTO, Enzoic, 10/29/2020
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Why Defense, Not Offense, Will Determine Global Cyber Powers
Edge Editors, Dark Reading
Darktrace director of strategic threat Marcus Fowlers explains what to expect from nation-state attackers in the months to come -- and why kindergarten classes are a good model for solid cybersecurity.
By Edge Editors Dark Reading, 10/29/2020
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Cybercriminals Aim BEC Attacks at Education Industry
Steve Zurier, Contributing WriterNews
Heightened vulnerability comes at a time when the sector has been focusing on setting up a remote workforce and online learning amid the pandemic.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 10/29/2020
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Analysis: Forcepoint Can Still Succeed, but It Needs Committed Ownership
Eric Parizo, Senior Analyst, OmdiaCommentary
Raytheon intends to sell Forcepoint to PE firm Francisco Partners. Despite a solid product portfolio and bold strategy, Forcepoint's future is now even more uncertain.
By Eric Parizo Senior Analyst, Omdia, 10/29/2020
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How to Increase Voter Turnout & Reduce Fraud
Husayn Kassai, Co-Founder and CEO, OnfidoCommentary
Digital identity verification has advanced, both technologically and legislatively. Is it the answer to simpler, safer voting?
By Husayn Kassai Co-Founder and CEO, Onfido, 10/29/2020
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'Act of War' Clause Could Nix Cyber Insurance Payouts
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The indictment of six members of the Russian military for the NotPetya ransomware attack places companies on notice that insurance "is not a get-out-of-jail-free card."
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 10/29/2020
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Is Your Encryption Ready for Quantum Threats?
Tim Hollebeek, Industry and Standards Technical Strategist at DigiCertCommentary
Answers to these five questions will help security teams defend against attackers in the post-quantum computing era.
By Tim Hollebeek Industry and Standards Technical Strategist at DigiCert, 10/29/2020
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Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Tough for Women, Tougher for Women of Color
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Security practitioners shed light on obstacles limiting career growth and the steps businesses can take to achieve their promises of a more diverse workforce.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/28/2020
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US Government Issues Warning on Kimsuky APT Group
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The joint alert, from CISA, the FBI, and others, describes activities from the North Korean advanced persistent threat group.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/28/2020
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CVE-2020-15703
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-31
There is no input validation on the Locale property in an apt transaction. An unprivileged user can supply a full path to a writable directory, which lets aptd read a file as root. Having a symlink in place results in an error message if the file exists, and no error otherwise. This way an unprivile...
CVE-2020-5991
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-30
NVIDIA CUDA Toolkit, all versions prior to 11.1.1, contains a vulnerability in the NVJPEG library in which an out-of-bounds read or write operation may lead to code execution, denial of service, or information disclosure.
CVE-2020-15273
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-30
baserCMS before version 4.4.1 is vulnerable to Cross-Site Scripting. The issue affects the following components: Edit feed settings, Edit widget area, Sub site new registration, New category registration. Arbitrary JavaScript may be executed by entering specific characters in the account that can ac...
CVE-2020-15276
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-30
baserCMS before version 4.4.1 is vulnerable to Cross-Site Scripting. Arbitrary JavaScript may be executed by entering a crafted nickname in blog comments. The issue affects the blog comment component. It is fixed in version 4.4.1.
CVE-2020-15277
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-30
baserCMS before version 4.4.1 is affected by Remote Code Execution (RCE). Code may be executed by logging in as a system administrator and uploading an executable script file such as a PHP file. The Edit template component is vulnerable. The issue is fixed in version 4.4.1.
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