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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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10 iOS Security Tips to Lock Down Your iPhone
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
Mobile security experts share their go-to advice for protecting iPhones from hackers, thieves, and fraudsters.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/22/2020
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Centralized Contact Tracing Raises Concerns Among Privacy-Conscious Citizens
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The long debate over whether encryption and anonymity shield too much criminal behavior also has staged a resurgence.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 5/21/2020
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Is Zero Trust the Best Answer to the COVID-19 Lockdown?
Dan Blum, Cybersecurity & Risk Management StrategistCommentary
Enterprises need to recognize that remote access and other pandemic-related security challenges cannot be fixed with buzzwords or silver-bullet security tools.
By Dan Blum Cybersecurity & Risk Management Strategist, 5/20/2020
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4 Challenges with Existing VPNs
Michael J. Covington, Vice President of Product Strategy at WanderaCommentary
A VPN is a step in the right direction, but it's not the be-all and end-all when it comes to security and falls short in many ways.
By Michael J. Covington Vice President of Product Strategy at Wandera, 5/15/2020
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More Tips for Staying Safe While Working from Home
Andrew Weaver, Director, Information Security, Park Place TechnologiesCommentary
While some users are up to speed with the WFH protocol, it's worth adding a few more items to your security checklist.
By Andrew Weaver Director, Information Security, Park Place Technologies, 5/13/2020
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Secure Contact Tracing Needs More Transparent Development
Seth Rosenblatt, Contributing WriterNews
Experts worry that without proper planning, today's decisions about developing contact-tracing apps could have unforeseen consequences in the years to come.
By Seth Rosenblatt Contributing Writer, 5/12/2020
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6 Free Cybersecurity Training and Awareness Courses
Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer
Most are designed to help organizations address teleworking risks related to COVID-19 scams.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 5/12/2020
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Best Practices for Managing a Remote SOC
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing WriterNews
Experts share what it takes to get your security analysts effectively countering threats from their home offices.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 5/1/2020
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Apple Makes It Easier to Unlock iPhone While Wearing a Mask
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The beta release of iOS 13.5 brings an updated FaceID so that users wearing masks can bypass facial recognition and unlock their phone with a code.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/1/2020
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Researchers Find Baby Banking Trojan, Watch It Grow
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
EventBot is an Android information stealer on its way to becoming a very capable piece of malware.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 4/30/2020
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7 Fraud Predictions in the Wake of the Coronavirus
Uri Rivner, Co-Founder, Head of Cyber Strategy, BioCatchCommentary
It's theme and variations in the fraud world, and fraudsters love -- and thrive -- during chaos and confusion
By Uri Rivner Co-Founder, Head of Cyber Strategy, BioCatch, 4/29/2020
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5-Year-Long Cyber Espionage Campaign Hid in Google Play
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
OceanLotus targeted Android devices in the so-called PhantomLance campaign.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 4/28/2020
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Security Pros Reassigned to IT Tasks in Coronavirus Pandemic
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Most security practitioners surveyed say their job functions have changed during the pandemic, and 90% are now working remotely full time.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/28/2020
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Will the Pandemic Complicate Cyber Insurance Claims?
Edge Editors, Dark Reading
While quarantined workers are keeping safe at home, they could be jeopardizing your insurance policy.
By Edge Editors Dark Reading, 4/27/2020
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Health Prognosis on the Security of IoMT Devices? Not Good
Nicole Ferraro, Contributing WriterNews
As more so-called Internet of Medical Things devices go online, hospitals and medical facilities face significant challenges in securing them from attacks that could endanger patients' lives.
By Nicole Ferraro Contributing Writer, 4/25/2020
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Apple Downplays Threat Posed by Newly Disclosed Zero-Days in iOS
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Bugs don't pose an immediate threat, and there is no evidence they were exploited, as ZecOps claimed earlier this week, Apple says.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 4/24/2020
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Why Consumers, SMBs Are Likely to Fall for Coronavirus Scams
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Data reveals both a lack of skepticism and a willingness to engage with emails crafted to seem like government communications.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/23/2020
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The Evolving Threat of Credential Stuffing
Kunal Anand, Chief Technology Officer at ImpervaCommentary
Bots' swerve to focus on APIs means businesses must take the threat seriously and take effective action.
By Kunal Anand Chief Technology Officer at Imperva, 4/23/2020
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Apple iOS Zero-Day Vulnerabilities Exploited in Targeted Attacks
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
One of the flaws is remotely exploitable with no user interaction needed, ZecOps says.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 4/22/2020
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CVE-2020-11949
PUBLISHED: 2020-05-28
testserver.cgi of the web service on VIVOTEK Network Cameras before XXXXX-VVTK-2.2002.xx.01x (and before XXXXX-VVTK-0XXXX_Beta2) allows an authenticated user to obtain arbitrary files from a camera's local filesystem. For example, this affects IT9388-HT devices.
CVE-2020-11950
PUBLISHED: 2020-05-28
VIVOTEK Network Cameras before XXXXX-VVTK-2.2002.xx.01x (and before XXXXX-VVTK-0XXXX_Beta2) allows an authenticated user to upload and execute a script (with resultant execution of OS commands). For example, this affects IT9388-HT devices.
CVE-2020-13645
PUBLISHED: 2020-05-28
In GNOME glib-networking through 2.64.2, the implementation of GTlsClientConnection skips hostname verification of the server's TLS certificate if the application fails to specify the expected server identity. This is in contrast to its intended documented behavior, to fail the certificate verificat...
CVE-2020-13643
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...
CVE-2020-13644
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...