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Attackers Try to Evade Defenses with Smaller DDoS Floods, Probes
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Cybercriminals are initiating more attacks using low-bandwidth techniques, but the tactics expand the gray area between DDoS attacks and popular methods of mass scanning.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 8/14/2019
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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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Microsoft Patches Wormable RCE Vulns in Remote Desktop Services
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Similar to the now-patched 'BlueKeep' vulnerability, two flaws fixed today could let malware spread across vulnerable computers.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 8/13/2019
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Security Flaws Discovered in 40 Microsoft-Certified Device Drivers
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Attackers can use vulnerable drivers to escalate privilege and execute malicious code in every part of the system.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/12/2019
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More Focus on Security as Payment Technologies Proliferate
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Banks and merchants are expanding their payment offerings but continue to be wary of the potential fraud risk.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 8/12/2019
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Modern-Day SOCs: People, Process & Technology
Kacy Zurkus, Contributing Writer
As businesses look to the future and invest in next-generation tools, here are some considerations for more effective planning.
By Kacy Zurkus Contributing Writer, 8/12/2019
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State Farm Reports Credential-Stuffing Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The insurer has informed customers a third party used a list of user IDs and passwords to attempt access into online accounts.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/9/2019
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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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How Behavioral Data Shaped a Security Training Makeover
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A new program leveraged behavioral data of employees to determine when they excelled at security and where they needed improvement.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 8/8/2019
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Dark Reading News Desk Live at Black Hat USA 2019
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Watch right here for 40 video interviews with speakers and sponsors. Streaming live from Black Hat USA Wednesday and Thursday 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/8/2019
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Rethinking Website Spoofing Mitigation
Dr. Salvatore Stolfo, Fouder & CTO, Allure SecurityCommentary
Deception technology is evolving rapidly, making it easier for organizations to turn the tables on their attackers. Here's how.
By Dr. Salvatore Stolfo Fouder & CTO, Allure Security, 8/7/2019
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Security & the Infinite Capacity to Rationalize
Joshua Goldfarb, Independent ConsultantCommentary
To improve the security posture of our organizations, we must open our eyes to rationalization and put an end to it with logic. Here's how.
By Joshua Goldfarb Independent Consultant, 8/6/2019
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Securing DevOps Is About People and Culture
Kacy Zurkus, Contributing Writer
Preconceived notions and divisions make building security into the software development life cycle an uphill battle for many organizations.
By Kacy Zurkus 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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Cisco Pays $8.6M in First False Claims Suit for Vulnerabilities in Security Product
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
A security consultant reported vulnerabilities in Cisco's Video Surveillance Manager in 2009 but the company ignored the issues and fired the consultant.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 8/1/2019
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Demystifying New FIDO Standards & Innovations
Bojan Simic, Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder of HYPRCommentary
Staying on top of the latest cybersecurity risks and preferred attack methods can feel impossible, but standards like FIDO2 are designed to help relieve the burden.
By Bojan Simic Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder of HYPR, 8/1/2019
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A Realistic Path Forward for Security Orchestration and Automation
Kacy Zurkus, Contributing Writer
Security teams often look to technology to solve their security challenges. Yet sometimes investing in new products can create more issues.
By Kacy Zurkus Contributing Writer, 8/1/2019
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Google Cloud Debuts New Security Capabilities
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Updates include Advanced Protection Program for the enterprise and general availability of password vaulted apps in Cloud Identity and G Suite.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/31/2019
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CVE-2019-15160
PUBLISHED: 2019-08-19
The SweetXml (aka sweet_xml) package through 0.6.6 for Erlang and Elixir allows attackers to cause a denial of service (resource consumption) via an XML entity expansion attack with an inline DTD.
CVE-2019-15150
PUBLISHED: 2019-08-19
In the OAuth2 Client extension before 0.4 for MediaWiki, a CSRF vulnerability exists due to the OAuth2 state parameter not being checked in the callback function.
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PUBLISHED: 2019-08-19
An issue was discovered in drivers/scsi/aacraid/commctrl.c in the Linux kernel before 4.13. There is potential exposure of kernel stack memory because aac_get_hba_info does not initialize the hbainfo structure.
CVE-2017-18551
PUBLISHED: 2019-08-19
An issue was discovered in drivers/i2c/i2c-core-smbus.c in the Linux kernel before 4.14.15. There is an out of bounds write in the function i2c_smbus_xfer_emulated.
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PUBLISHED: 2019-08-19
An issue was discovered in net/rds/af_rds.c in the Linux kernel before 4.11. There is an out of bounds write and read in the function rds_recv_track_latency.