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Cybercriminals Hide Malware & Phishing Sites Under SSL Certificates
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
More than half of the top 1 million websites use HTTPS, researchers report, but not all encrypted traffic is safe.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/7/2020
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71% of Security Pros See Threats Jump Since COVID-19 Outbreak
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Phishing is the top threat, followed by websites offering false information about the pandemic, malware, and ransomware attacks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/7/2020
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9 Security Podcasts Worth Tuning In To
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
Recommendations for podcasts discussing news, trends, guidance, and stories across the cybersecurity industry.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/7/2020
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Misconfigured Containers Again Targeted by Cryptominer Malware
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
An attack group is searching for insecure containers exposing the Docker API and then installing a program that attempts to mine cryptocurrency. It's not the first time.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 4/6/2020
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Microsoft: Emotet Attack Shut Down an Entire Business Network
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The infection started with a phishing email and spread throughout the organization, overheating all machines and flooding its Internet connection.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/6/2020
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FBI Warns of BEC Dangers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new PSA warns of attacks launched against users of two popular cloud-based email systems.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/6/2020
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Mozilla Patches Two Critical Zero-Days in Firefox
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The latest release of Firefox brings fixes for two Critical vulnerabilities already seen exploited in the wild.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/6/2020
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Researcher Hijacks iOS, macOS Camera with Three Safari Zero-Days
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A security researcher earned $75,000 for finding a whopping seven zero-days in Safari, three of which can be combined to access the camera.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/3/2020
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5 Soothing Security Products We Wish Existed
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Maybe security alert fatigue wouldn't be so bad if the alerts themselves delivered less stress and more aromatherapy.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 4/3/2020
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FBI Warns Education & Remote Work Platforms About Cyberattacks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The FBI expects attackers will target virtual environments as more organizations rely on them as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/3/2020
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Want to Improve Cloud Security? It Starts with Logging
Chris Calvert, VP Product Strategy, Co-Founder, Respond SoftwareCommentary
Remedying the "garbage in, garbage out" problem requires an understanding of what is causing the problem in the first place.
By Chris Calvert VP Product Strategy, Co-Founder, Respond Software, 4/3/2020
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A Day in The Life of a Pen Tester
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Two penetration testers share their day-to-day responsibilities, challenges they encounter, and the skills they value most on the job.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/2/2020
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Companies Are Failing to Deploy Key Solution for Email Security
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
A single -- albeit complex-to-deploy -- technology could stop the most expensive form of fraud, experts say. Why aren't more companies adopting it?
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 4/2/2020
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New Magecart Skimmer Infects 19 Victim Websites
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
MakeFrame, named for its ability to make iframes for skimming payment data, is attributed to Magecart Group 7.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/2/2020
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Vulnerability Researchers Focus on Zoom App's Security
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
With videoconferencing's rise as an essential tool for remote work comes a downside: more security scrutiny, which has turned up a number of security weaknesses.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 4/2/2020
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Microsoft Alerts Healthcare to Human-Operated Ransomware
Dark Reading Staff, News
Microsoft has notified dozens of hospitals with vulnerable gateway and VPN appliances in their infrastructure, which could put them at risk.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/1/2020
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The SOC Emergency Room Faces Malware Pandemic
Avi Chesla, CEO and Founder, empowCommentary
To keep users and networks healthy and secure, security teams need to mimic countries that have taken on COVID-19 with a rapid, disciplined approach.
By Avi Chesla CEO and Founder, empow, 4/1/2020
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Defense Evasion Dominated 2019 Attack Tactics
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers mapped tactics and techniques to the MITRE ATT&CK framework to determine which were most popular last year.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 3/31/2020
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Does the 2020 Online Census Account for Security Risk?
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Experts discuss the security issues surrounding a census conducted online and explain how COVID-19 could exacerbate the risk.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 3/31/2020
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Researchers Spot Sharp Increase in Zoom-Themed Domain Registrations
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Attackers are attempting to take advantage of the surge in teleworking prompted by COVID-19, Check Point says.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 3/30/2020
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CVE-2020-11509
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-07
An XSS vulnerability in the WP Lead Plus X plugin through 0.98 for WordPress allows remote attackers to upload page templates containing arbitrary JavaScript via the c37_wpl_import_template admin-post action (which will execute in an administrator's browser if the template is used to create a page).
CVE-2020-6647
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-07
An improper neutralization of input vulnerability in the dashboard of FortiADC may allow an authenticated attacker to perform a cross site scripting attack (XSS) via the name parameter.
CVE-2020-9286
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-07
An improper authorization vulnerability in FortiADC may allow a remote authenticated user with low privileges to perform certain actions such as rebooting the system.
CVE-2020-11508
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-07
An XSS vulnerability in the WP Lead Plus X plugin through 0.98 for WordPress allows logged-in users with minimal permissions to create or replace existing pages with a malicious page containing arbitrary JavaScript via the wp_ajax_core37_lp_save_page (aka core37_lp_save_page) AJAX action.
CVE-2013-7488
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-07
perl-Convert-ASN1 (aka the Convert::ASN1 module for Perl) through 0.27 allows remote attackers to cause an infinite loop via unexpected input.