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Pandemic Drives Greater Need for Endpoint Security
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Endpoint security has changed. Can your security plan keep up?
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/16/2021
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High-Level Admin of FIN7 Cybercrime Group Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison
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Fedir Hladyr pleaded guilty in 2019 to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit computer hacking.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/16/2021
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Security Gaps in IoT Access Control Threaten Devices and Users
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers spot problems in how IoT vendors delegate device access across multiple clouds and users.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/16/2021
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How the Biden Administration Can Make Digital Identity a Reality
Hal Granoff, Head of US Market Development at CallsignCommentary
A digital identity framework is the answer to the US government's cybersecurity dilemma.
By Hal Granoff Head of US Market Development at Callsign, 4/16/2021
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Software Developer Arrested in Computer Sabotage Case
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Officials say Davis Lu placed malicious code on servers in a denial-of-service attack on his employer.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/15/2021
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Google Brings 37 Security Fixes to Chrome 90
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The latest version of Google Chrome also introduces HTTPS as the browser's default protocol.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/15/2021
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US Formally Attributes SolarWinds Attack to Russian Intelligence Agency
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Treasury Department slaps sanctions on IT security firms that it says supported Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service carry out the attacks.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 4/15/2021
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Pandemic Pushes Bot Operators to Redirect Efforts
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
As demand for travel, lodging, and concerts plummeted in 2020, bot traffic moved to more popular activities, such as e-commerce, healthcare, and government sites.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 4/15/2021
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6 Tips for Managing Operational Risk in a Downturn
Steve Durbin, CEO of the Information Security ForumCommentary
Many organizations adjust their risk appetite in an economic downturn, as risk is expanded to include supplier and customer insolvency, not to mention cash-flow changes.
By Steve Durbin CEO of the Information Security Forum, 4/15/2021
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How to Create an Incident Response Plan From the Ground Up
Eric Ahlm, Senior Research Director, Gartner
Security 101: In the wake of an incident, it's important to cover all your bases -- and treat your IR plan as a constantly evolving work in progress.
By Eric Ahlm Senior Research Director, Gartner, 4/15/2021
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Nation-State Attacks Force a New Paradigm: Patching as Incident Response
Fred Langston, Executive Vice President of Professional Services and Co-Founder, CI SecurityCommentary
IT no longer has the luxury of thoroughly testing critical vulnerability patches before rolling them out.
By Fred Langston Executive Vice President of Professional Services and Co-Founder, CI Security, 4/15/2021
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Malicious PowerShell Use, Attacks on Office 365 Accounts Surged in Q4
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
There was also a sharp increase in overall malware volumes in the fourth quarter of 2020, COVID-19 related attack activity, and mobile malware, new data shows.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 4/15/2021
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Thycotic & Centrify Merge to Form Cloud Identity Security Firm
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The combined entity will expand on both companies' privileged access management tools and expects to debut a new brand this year.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/14/2021
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CISA Urges Caution for Security Researchers Targeted in Attack Campaign
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The agency urges researchers to take precautions amid an ongoing targeted threat campaign.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/14/2021
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FBI Operation Remotely Removes Web Shells From Exchange Servers
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A court order authorized the FBI to remove malicious Web shells from hundreds of vulnerable machines running on-premises Exchange Server.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/14/2021
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The CISO Life Is Half as Good
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Lora Vaughn was at a crossroads -- and that was before mandated pandemic lockdowns came into play. Here's her story of how life got sweeter after she stepped away from the CISO job.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 4/14/2021
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Bolstering Our Nation's Defenses Against Cybersecurity Attacks
Shawn Henry, CrowdStrike president of services and CSOCommentary
Shawn Henry, former Executive Assistant Director of the FBI and current CrowdStrike president of services and CSO, shares the top three cybersecurity priorities that the Biden administration needs to address.
By Shawn Henry CrowdStrike president of services and CSO, 4/14/2021
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Dependency Problems Increase for Open Source Components
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The number of components in the average application rose 77% over two years. No wonder, then, that 84% of codebases have at least one vulnerability.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 4/14/2021
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DNS Vulnerabilities Expose Millions of Internet-Connected Devices to Attack
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Researchers uncover a fresh set of nine vulnerabilities in four TCP/IP stacks that are widely used in everything from powerful servers and firewalls to consumer IoT products.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 4/13/2021
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NSA Alerted Microsoft to New Exchange Server Vulnerabilities
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Microsoft today patched 114 CVEs to address the Exchange Server flaws, more than 50 remote code execution vulnerabilities, and one zero-day.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/13/2021
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CVE-2021-3493
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-17
The overlayfs implementation in the linux kernel did not properly validate with respect to user namespaces the setting of file capabilities on files in an underlying file system. Due to the combination of unprivileged user namespaces along with a patch carried in the Ubuntu kernel to allow unprivile...
CVE-2021-3492
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-17
Shiftfs, an out-of-tree stacking file system included in Ubuntu Linux kernels, did not properly handle faults occurring during copy_from_user() correctly. These could lead to either a double-free situation or memory not being freed at all. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (ker...
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PUBLISHED: 2021-04-17
A command injection vulnerability has been reported to affect QTS and QuTS hero. If exploited, this vulnerability allows attackers to execute arbitrary commands in a compromised application. We have already fixed this vulnerability in the following versions: QTS 4.5.2.1566 Build 20210202 and later Q...
CVE-2020-36195
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-17
An SQL injection vulnerability has been reported to affect QNAP NAS running Multimedia Console or the Media Streaming add-on. If exploited, the vulnerability allows remote attackers to obtain application information. QNAP has already fixed this vulnerability in the following versions of Multimedia C...
CVE-2021-29445
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-16
jose-node-esm-runtime is an npm package which provides a number of cryptographic functions. In versions prior to 3.11.4 the AES_CBC_HMAC_SHA2 Algorithm (A128CBC-HS256, A192CBC-HS384, A256CBC-HS512) decryption would always execute both HMAC tag verification and CBC decryption, if either failed `JWEDe...
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