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Clear & Present Danger: Data Hoarding Undermines Better Security
Elissa M. Redmiles, Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Software SystemsCommentary
Facebook and Google can identify patterns of attack within their own data, but smaller businesses rarely see enough traffic to successfully identify an attack or warn users.
By Elissa M. Redmiles Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, 4/13/2021
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8 Security & Privacy Apps to Share With Family and Friends
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
Mobile apps to recommend to the people in your life who want to improve their online security and privacy.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/9/2021
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600K Payment Card Records Leaked After Swarmshop Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A leaked database also contains the nicknames, hashed passwords, contact details, and activity history of Swarmshop admins, sellers, and buyers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/8/2021
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Data Bias in Machine Learning: Implications for Social Justice
Christelle Kamaliza & Suzannah Hicks, Market Research Specialist / Data Scientist & Strategist, IAPPCommentary
Take historically biased data, then add AI and ML to compound and exacerbate the problem.
By Christelle Kamaliza & Suzannah Hicks Market Research Specialist / Data Scientist & Strategist, IAPP, 3/26/2021
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How Personally Identifiable Information Can Put Your Company at Risk
Zack Schuler, Founder and CEO of NINJIOCommentary
By being more mindful of how and where they share PII, employees will deprive cybercriminals of their most useful tool.
By Zack Schuler Founder and CEO of NINJIO, 3/25/2021
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What a Federal Data Privacy Law Would Mean for Consumers
Rob Shavell, CEO of Abine / DeleteMeCommentary
With an array of serious proposals from both sides of the political divide, it looks as though the US may finally have a national privacy law.
By Rob Shavell CEO of Abine / DeleteMe, 3/24/2021
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Data Protection Is a Group Effort
Rajesh Ganesan, Vice President at ManageEngineCommentary
When every employee is well-versed in customer data privacy principles, the DPO knows the enterprise's sensitive data is in good hands.
By Rajesh Ganesan Vice President at ManageEngine, 3/23/2021
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How Us Shady Geeks Put Others Off Security
Dr. Sauvik Das, Assistant Professor of Interactive Computing, Georgia TechCommentary
Early adopters of security and privacy tools may be perceived by others as paranoid, which, in turn, may repel non-experts from protecting themselves online.
By Dr. Sauvik Das Assistant Professor of Interactive Computing, Georgia Tech, 3/19/2021
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COVID, Healthcare Data & the Dark Web: A Toxic Stew
Greg Foss, Senior Cybersecurity Strategist, VMware Security Business UnitCommentary
The growing treasure trove of healthcare data is proving irresistible -- and profitable -- to bad actors.
By Greg Foss Senior Cybersecurity Strategist, VMware Security Business Unit, 3/17/2021
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Make Sure That Stimulus Check Lands in the Right Bank Account
Tom Pendergast, Chief Learning Officer at MediaPROCommentary
If you haven't already, it's time to build trust relationships with your financial institutions, using strong security, privacy protections and secure, unique user credentials.
By Tom Pendergast Chief Learning Officer at MediaPRO, 3/5/2021
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5 Key Steps Schools Can Take to Defend Against Cyber Threats
Chris Abbey, Manager, Incident Handling, at Red CanaryCommentary
Educational institutions have become prime targets, but there are things they can do to stay safer.
By Chris Abbey Manager, Incident Handling, at Red Canary, 2/25/2021
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What Can Your Connected Car Reveal About You?
Alejandro Hernandez, Senior Consultant at IOActiveCommentary
App developers must take responsibility for the security of users' data.
By Alejandro Hernandez Senior Consultant at IOActive, 2/22/2021
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Hiding in Plain Sight: What the SolarWinds Attack Revealed About Efficacy
Pieter Danhieux, CEO, Chairman, & Co-Founder, Secure Code WarriorCommentary
Multilayered infiltration involved custom malicious tooling, backdoors, and cloaked code, far beyond the skills of script kiddies.
By Pieter Danhieux CEO, Chairman, & Co-Founder, Secure Code Warrior, 2/18/2021
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Virginia Takes Different Tack Than California With Data Privacy Law
Beth Burgin Waller, Chair, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Practice , Woods Rogers PLCCommentary
Online businesses targeting Virginia consumers and have personal data of 100,000 consumers in the state must conform to the new statute.
By Beth Burgin Waller Chair, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Practice , Woods Rogers PLC, 2/18/2021
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4 Predictions for the Future of Privacy
Bart Willemsen, Research Vice President at GartnerCommentary
Use these predictions to avoid pushback, find opportunity, and create value for your organization.
By Bart Willemsen Research Vice President at Gartner, 2/17/2021
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Ransomware Victims' Data Published via DDoSecrets
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Activists behind Distributed Denial of Secrets has shared 1TB of data pulled from Dark Web sites where it was shared by ransomware attackers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/7/2021
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What You Need to Know About California's New Privacy Rules
K Royal, Associate General Counsel at TrustArcCommentary
Proposition 24 will change Californians' rights and business's responsibilities regarding consumer data protection.
By K Royal Associate General Counsel at TrustArc, 1/5/2021
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COVID-19's Acceleration of Cloud Migration & Identity-Centric Security
Dr. Jasson Casey, CTO of Beyond IdentityCommentary
Here are some tips for updating access control methods that accommodate new remote working norms without sacrificing security.
By Dr. Jasson Casey CTO of Beyond Identity, 1/4/2021
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Why I'd Take Good IT Hygiene Over Security's Latest Silver Bullet
Avi Shua, Co-Founder, Orca SecurityCommentary
Bells and whistles are great, but you can stay safer by focusing on correct configurations, posture management, visibility, and patching.
By Avi Shua Co-Founder, Orca Security, 12/2/2020
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Apple Issues Security Updates
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Vulnerabilities found in three most recent versions of macOS.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/13/2020
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Inside the Ransomware Campaigns Targeting Exchange Servers
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  4/2/2021
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Beyond MITRE ATT&CK: The Case for a New Cyber Kill Chain
Rik Turner, Principal Analyst, Infrastructure Solutions, Omdia,  3/30/2021
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CVE-2021-29370
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-13
A UXSS was discovered in the Thanos-Soft Cheetah Browser in Android 1.2.0 due to the inadequate filter of the intent scheme. This resulted in Cross-site scripting on the cheetah browser in any website.
CVE-2021-3460
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-13
The Motorola MH702x devices, prior to version 2.0.0.301, do not properly verify the server certificate during communication with the support server which could lead to the communication channel being accessible by an attacker.
CVE-2021-3462
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-13
A privilege escalation vulnerability in Lenovo Power Management Driver for Windows 10, prior to version 1.67.17.54, that could allow unauthorized access to the driver's device object.
CVE-2021-3463
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-13
A null pointer dereference vulnerability in Lenovo Power Management Driver for Windows 10, prior to version 1.67.17.54, that could cause systems to experience a blue screen error.
CVE-2021-3471
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-13
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