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New Social Security Scam Spoofs Government Badges
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Criminals text or email photos of fake government identification badges to trick people into sending money.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/4/2021
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After a Year of Quantum Advances, the Time to Protect Is Now
Tim Hollebeek, Industry and Standards Technical Strategist at DigiCertCommentary
Innovations in quantum computing mean enterprise and manufacturing organizations need to start planning now to defend against new types of cybersecurity threats.
By Tim Hollebeek Industry and Standards Technical Strategist at DigiCert, 2/26/2021
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How to Submit a Column to Dark Reading
Dark Reading Staff, Commentary
Have a new idea, a lesson learned, or a call to action for your fellow cybersecurity professionals? Here's how to submit your Commentary pieces to Dark Reading.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/15/2021
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Zero Trust in the Real World
Jerry W. Chapman, engineering fellow at Optiv SecurityCommentary
Those who are committed to adopting the concept have the opportunity to make a larger business case for it across the organization, working with executive leaders to implement a zero-trust framework across the entire enterprise.
By Jerry W. Chapman engineering fellow at Optiv Security, 2/10/2021
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Cartoon Caption Winner: Insider Threat
John Klossner, CartoonistCommentary
And the winner of Dark Reading's January cartoon caption contest is ...
By John Klossner Cartoonist, 2/8/2021
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RF Enables Takeover of Hostile Drones
Jeffrey Starr, CMO, D-Fend SolutionsCommentary
Tempting as it may be to blast drones out of the sky, a less aggressive approach may yield better data about attackers and keep bystanders safe.
By Jeffrey Starr CMO, D-Fend Solutions, 2/2/2021
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Increase in Physical Security Incidents Adds to IT Security Pressures
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
A new study shows that many organizations have changed their physical security strategies to address new concerns since the COVID-19 outbreak.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 2/1/2021
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Privacy Teams Helped Navigate the Pivot to Work-from-Home
Steve Zurier, Contributing WriterNews
Annual Cisco privacy study also reports that 90% of organizations say their customers won't buy from them if they are not clear about data policy practices.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 1/26/2021
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2020's COVID Accelerated Digitalization Demands Stronger Cybersecurity in 2021
Leo Simonovich, VP & Global Head, Industrial Cyber and Digital Security, Siemens EnergyCommentary
As critical infrastructure faces increasing and sophisticated attacks, these trends will enable the energy sector to shore up its cybersecurity defenses.
By Leo Simonovich VP & Global Head, Industrial Cyber and Digital Security, Siemens Energy, 1/25/2021
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Who Is Responsible for Protecting Physical Security Systems From Cyberattacks?
IFSEC Global, StaffNews
It's a question that continues to engage debate, as the majority of new physical security devices being installed are now connected to a network. While this offers myriad benefits, it also raises the question: Who is responsible for their cybersecurity?
By James Willison, founder of Unified Security Ltd , 1/14/2021
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US Capitol Attack a Wake-up Call for the Integration of Physical & IT Security
Seth Rosenblatt, Contributing WriterNews
How two traditionally disparate security disciplines can be united.
By Seth Rosenblatt Contributing Writer, 1/11/2021
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Prepare to Fight Upcoming Cyber-Threat Innovations
Derek Manky, Chief of Security Insights and Global Threat Alliances, FortiGuard LabsCommentary
Cybercriminals are preparing to use computing performance innovations to launch new types of attacks.
By Derek Manky Chief of Security Insights and Global Threat Alliances, FortiGuard Labs, 12/22/2020
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Rising to the Challenge: Perspectives from Security Leaders on 2020 and Beyond
IFSEC Global, StaffNews
For those who work in the security industry 2020 has been a particularly challenging year. Chris Price talks to five industry leaders from different perspectives in the sector about how they coped with COVID and asks them to look forward to 2021.
By IFSEC Global Staff, 12/17/2020
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Patching Still Poses Problems for Industrial Controllers, Networking Devices
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
More than 90% of devices that run popular embedded operating systems remain vulnerable to critical flaws disclosed more than a year ago.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 12/16/2020
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The Line Between Physical Security & Cybersecurity Blurs as World Gets More Digital
Wayne Dorris, CISSP, Business Development Manager for Cybersecurity, at Axis CommunicationsCommentary
Security teams are being challenged by the connected nature of IP devices, and preventing them from being compromised by cybercriminals has become an essential part of keeping people and property safe.
By Wayne Dorris CISSP, Business Development Manager for Cybersecurity, at Axis Communications, 12/10/2020
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Black Hat Europe: Dark Reading Video News Desk Coverage
Dark Reading Staff, News
Coming to you from virtual backgrounds and beautifully curated bookcases around the world, Dark Reading brings you video interviews with the leading researchers speaking at this week's Black Hat Europe.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/10/2020
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Keeping Cyber Secure at Christmas
IFSEC Global, StaffNews
Sylvain Cortes, Security Evangelist and cybersecurity expert at Alsid, highlights the need for security departments to raise awareness through their organizations over cyber threats this Christmas.
By Sylvain Cortes, Security Evangelist and cybersecurity expert , 12/8/2020
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As DNA Synthesis Evolves, Cyber-Physical Attack Worries Grow
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Israeli scientists warn that cybersecurity around DNA synthesis devices needs improvement -- or else the industry risks harmful DNA produced through cyber means.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 12/7/2020
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Alexa, Disarm the Victim's Home Security System
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Researchers who last year hacked popular voice assistants with laser pointers take their work to the next level.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 11/24/2020
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Out With the Old Perimeter, in With the New Perimeters
Charlie Winckless, Senior Director, Cybersecurity Solutions, at PresidioCommentary
A confluence of trends and events has exploded the whole idea of "the perimeter." Now there are many perimeters, and businesses must adjust accordingly.
By Charlie Winckless Senior Director, Cybersecurity Solutions, at Presidio, 11/18/2020
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PUBLISHED: 2021-03-05
SQL injection in admin.php in doctor appointment system 1.0 allows an unauthenticated attacker to insert malicious SQL queries via username parameter at login page.
PUBLISHED: 2021-03-04
On Xerox AltaLink B8045/B8055/B8065/B8075/B8090 and C8030/C8035/C8045/C8055/C8070 multifunction printers with software releases before 101.00x.099.28200, portions of the drive containing executable code were not encrypted thus leaving it open to potential cryptographic information disclosure.
PUBLISHED: 2021-03-04
Missing permission check in knox_custom service prior to SMR Mar-2021 Release 1 allows attackers to gain access to device's serial number without permission.
PUBLISHED: 2021-03-04
Graphic format mismatch while converting video format in hwcomposer prior to SMR Mar-2021 Release 1 results in kernel panic due to unsupported format.
PUBLISHED: 2021-03-04
A possible arbitrary memory overwrite vulnerabilities in quram library version prior to SMR Jan-2021 Release 1 allow arbitrary code execution.