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Stay-at-Home Orders Coincide With Massive DNS Surge
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
A variety of sites saw as much as seven times the number of domain requests in late March and early April, suggesting attackers attempted massive denial-of-service attacks.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 5/27/2020
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Cloud Security Architect Proves Hardest Infosec Role to Fill
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Nearly 70% of businesses struggle to recruit, hire, and retain cybersecurity talent, and many link security incidents to lack of skills.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/27/2020
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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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HackerOne Bounties Hit $100M Milestone
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The bug-hunting platform has now paid more than $100 million in bounties since October 2013.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/27/2020
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Standing Privilege: The Attacker's Advantage
Tim Keeler, Founder and CEO, RemediantCommentary
The credential is a commodity and will continue to be breached. As a result, focus and spending must shift toward the access that the credentials provide.
By Tim Keeler Founder and CEO, Remediant, 5/27/2020
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GDPR Enforcement Loosens Amid Pandemic
Seth Rosenblatt, Contributing WriterNews
The European Union has given some organizations more breathing room to remedy violations, yet no one should think regulators are planning to abandon the privacy legislation in the face of COVID-19.
By Seth Rosenblatt Contributing Writer, 5/27/2020
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Microsoft Shares PonyFinal Threat Data, Warns of Delivery Tactics
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
PonyFinal is deployed in human-operated ransomware attacks, in which adversaries tailor their techniques based on knowledge of a target system.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/27/2020
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What the World's Elite Protectors Teach Us about Cybersecurity
Maurice Uenuma & A.T. Smith, Vice President, Federal & Enterprise, Tripwire / Independent Cybersecurity ConsultantCommentary
How to protect anyone and anything, from the perspective of a career Secret Service agent and former special operations marine.
By Maurice Uenuma & A.T. Smith Vice President, Federal & Enterprise, Tripwire / Independent Cybersecurity Consultant, 5/27/2020
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6 Steps Consumers Should Take Following a Hack
Steve Zurier, Contributing Writer
Without the luxury of an IT security team to help them after a breach or credit card compromise, consumers will want to keep these tips in mind.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 5/27/2020
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Netwalker Ransomware Tools Reveal Attacker Tactics and Techniques
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Malware and related files show that ransomware operators don't need a cutting-edge arsenal to be effective.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 5/27/2020
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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 , 5/27/2020
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StrandHogg 2.0 Emerges as 'Evil Twin' to Android Threat
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The vulnerability, which exists in almost every version of Android, is both more dangerous and harder to detect than its predecessor.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/26/2020
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Americans Care About Security But Don't Follow Through
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Most Americans say they're very concerned about online security but still behave in insecure ways, according to a new survey.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/26/2020
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Turla Backdoor Adds Gmail Web Interface for Command-and-Control
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
The latest version of ComRAT is another sign of the threat actor's continued focus on targets in the government, military, and other sectors.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 5/26/2020
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How to Pay a Ransom: A Step-By-Step Guide for Something You'd Never Do
Nicole Ferraro, Contributing Writer
Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, ransomware attacks were on the rise and becoming more expensive. Now your, um, friend's organization has fallen victim and is going to pay. Here's how they should handle it.
By Nicole Ferraro Contributing Writer, 5/26/2020
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Benefits of a Cloud-Based, Automated Cyber Range
Rocky Yuan, Cybersecurity Engineer at BAE systemsCommentary
A cyber range is an irreplaceable tool that allows cybersecurity professionals to improve their response capabilities as well as their ability to identify risks.
By Rocky Yuan Cybersecurity Engineer at BAE systems, 5/26/2020
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Q&A: Eugene Kaspersky on Tourism, the Pandemic, and Cybersecurity
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
The CEO and co-founder of eponymously named security vendor has launched a new travel accelerator program amid the COVID-19 crisis.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 5/26/2020
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World Leaders Urge Action Against Healthcare Cyberattacks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The global call to end cybercrime targeting healthcare facilities has been signed by government leaders and Nobel laureates.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/26/2020
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The Problem with Artificial Intelligence in Security
Dr. Leila Powell, Lead Security Data Scientist, PanaseerCommentary
Any notion that AI is going to solve the cyber skills crisis is very wide of the mark. Here's why.
By Dr. Leila Powell Lead Security Data Scientist, Panaseer, 5/26/2020
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Content Delivery Networks Adding Checks for Magecart Attacks
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Modern web applications make significant use of third-party code to drive innovation, but the software supply chain has also turned into a major source of threat. CDNs aim to change that.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 5/26/2020
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PUBLISHED: 2020-05-28
An issue was discovered in the SiteOrigin Page Builder plugin before 2.10.16 for WordPress. The live editor feature did not do any nonce verification, allowing for requests to be forged on behalf of an administrator. The live_editor_panels_data $_POST variable allows for malicious JavaScript to be e...
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PUBLISHED: 2020-05-28
An issue was discovered in the Accordion plugin before 2.2.9 for WordPress. The unprotected AJAX wp_ajax_accordions_ajax_import_json action allowed any authenticated user with Subscriber or higher permissions the ability to import a new accordion and inject malicious JavaScript as part of the accord...
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An issue was discovered in the Real-Time Find and Replace plugin before 4.0.2 for WordPress. The far_options_page function did not do any nonce verification, allowing for requests to be forged on behalf of an administrator. The find and replace rules could be updated with malicious JavaScript, allow...
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PUBLISHED: 2020-05-28
An issue was discovered in the SiteOrigin Page Builder plugin before 2.10.16 for WordPress. The action_builder_content function did not do any nonce verification, allowing for requests to be forged on behalf of an administrator. The panels_data $_POST variable allows for malicious JavaScript to be e...
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PUBLISHED: 2020-05-27
A cross-site scripting vulnerability (XSS) in Trend Micro InterScan Web Security Virtual Appliance 6.5 may allow a remote attacker to tamper with the web interface of affected installations. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or ...
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