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Younger Generations Drive Bulk of 2FA Adoption
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Use of two-factor authentication has nearly doubled in the past two years , pointing to a new wave of acceptance.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/11/2019
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Only 53% of Security Pros Have Ownership of Workforce IAM
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Most practitioners report an increase in identities, but many don't have control over how those identities are protected from a range of attacks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/10/2019
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Password-Cracking Teams Up in CrackQ Release
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The open source platform aims to make password-cracking more manageable and efficient for red teams.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 12/4/2019
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Navigating Security in the Cloud
Diya Jolly, Chief Product Officer, OktaCommentary
Underestimating the security changes that need to accompany a shift to the cloud could be fatal to a business. Here's why.
By Diya Jolly Chief Product Officer, Okta, 12/4/2019
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A Security Strategy That Centers on Humans, Not Bugs
Andrea Little Limbago, Chief Social Scientist, VirtruCommentary
The industry's fixation on complex exploits has come at the expense of making fundamentals easy and intuitive for end users.
By Andrea Little Limbago Chief Social Scientist, Virtru, 11/19/2019
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5 Cybersecurity CISO Priorities for the Future
Paul Shomo, Cybersecurity AnalystCommentary
Seven chief information security officers share their pain points and two-year spending plans.
By Paul Shomo Cybersecurity Analyst, 11/14/2019
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6 Small-Business Password Managers
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
The right password manager can help bring enterprise-class security to small businesses. Here are a half-dozen candidates to strengthen your access management.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 11/8/2019
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A Realistic Threat Model for the Masses
Lysa Myers, Security Researcher, ESETCommentary
For many people, overly restrictive advice about passwords and other security practices is doing more harm than good. Here's why.
By Lysa Myers Security Researcher, ESET, 10/9/2019
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Twitter Slip-Up Spills MFA Phone Numbers, Emails to Advertisers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Email addresses and phone numbers provided to secure user accounts were accidentally shared with marketers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/9/2019
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10 Steps to Assess SOC Maturity in SMBs
Andrew Houshian, Associate Director of SOC and Attestation Services at A-LIGNCommentary
Facing a system and organization controls audit doesn't have to be stressful for small and midsize businesses if they follow these guidelines.
By Andrew Houshian Associate Director of SOC and Attestation Services at A-LIGN, 10/7/2019
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The Future of Account Security: A World Without Passwords?
Chris Roberts, Chief Security Strategist, Attivo NetworksCommentary
First step: Convince machines that we are who we say we are with expanded biometrics, including behaviors, locations, and other information that makes "us" us.
By Chris Roberts Chief Security Strategist, Attivo Networks, 9/25/2019
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Never Forget Your Passwords Again!
Beyond the Edge, Dark Reading
You never know what those late-night infomercials are going to turn up.
By Beyond the Edge Dark Reading, 8/28/2019
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IBM Announces Quantum Safe Encryption
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Techniques too tough for quantum computing solutions will be part of public cloud and tape storage encryption.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/23/2019
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Who Gets Privileged Access & How to Enforce It
Tim Keeler, Founder and CEO, RemediantCommentary
Let's begin by re-evaluating IT infrastructures to determine who has access to what, why, and when.
By Tim Keeler Founder and CEO, Remediant, 8/20/2019
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BioStar 2 Leak Exposes 23GB Data, 1M Fingerprints
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Thousands of organizations, including banks, governments, and the UK Metropolitan Police, use the biometric security tool to authenticate users.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/14/2019
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It's (Still) the Password, Stupid!
Sam Bocetta, Security AnalystCommentary
The best way to protect your identity in cyberspace is the simplest: Use a variety of strong passwords, and never, ever, use "123456" no matter how easy it is to type.
By Sam Bocetta Security Analyst, 8/9/2019
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Mimecast Rejected Over 67 Billion Emails. Here's What It Learned
Steve Zurier, Contributing WriterNews
New research warns that security pros must guard against updates to older malware and more manipulative social-engineering techniques.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 8/6/2019
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Fighting Back Against Mobile Fraudsters
DJ Murphy, Editor-in-Chief, Security Portfolio, at Reed ExhibitionsCommentary
The first step toward identifying and preventing mobile fraud threats is acknowledging that mobile security requires a unique solution.
By DJ Murphy Editor-in-Chief, Security Portfolio, at Reed Exhibitions, 8/5/2019
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Capital One: What We Should Learn This Time
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Where Capital One went wrong, what the bank did right, and more key takeaways from the latest mega-breach.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 8/2/2019
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Black Hat: A Summer Break from the Mundane and Controllable
John B. Dickson, CISSP,  Principal, Denim GroupCommentary
Enjoy the respite from the security tasks that await you back at home. Then prepare yourself for the uphill battles to come. Here's how.
By John B. Dickson CISSP, Principal, Denim Group, 8/2/2019
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CVE-2019-5061
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-12
An exploitable denial-of-service vulnerability exists in the hostapd 2.6, where an attacker could trigger AP to send IAPP location updates for stations, before the required authentication process has completed. This could lead to different denial of service scenarios, either by causing CAM table att...
CVE-2019-5062
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-12
An exploitable denial-of-service vulnerability exists in the 802.11w security state handling for hostapd 2.6 connected clients with valid 802.11w sessions. By simulating an incomplete new association, an attacker can trigger a deauthentication against stations using 802.11w, resulting in a denial of...
CVE-2019-5144
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-12
A freed memory access vulnerability exists in the SVG Marker Element feature of Apple Safari's WebKit version 13.0.2. A specially crafted HTML web page can cause a use after free, resulting in memory corruption and possibly arbitrary code execution. To trigger this vulnerability, a specifically craf...
CVE-2019-3951
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-12
Advantech WebAccess before 8.4.3 allows unauthenticated remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) due to a stack-based buffer overflow when handling IOCTL 70533 RPC messages.
CVE-2019-19767
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-12
The Linux kernel before 5.4.2 mishandles ext4_expand_extra_isize, as demonstrated by use-after-free errors in __ext4_expand_extra_isize and ext4_xattr_set_entry, related to fs/ext4/inode.c and fs/ext4/super.c, aka CID-4ea99936a163.