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6 Security Tips That'll Keep the Summer Fun
Steve Zurier, Contributing Writer
Taking some time off this summer? Before you head out on vacation, make sure your devices and apps are also ready.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 6/19/2019
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Insecure Home IoT Devices a Clear and Present Danger to Corporate Security
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Avast-sponsored study shows wide prevalence of IoT devices, many with weak credentials and other security vulnerabilities.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 6/19/2019
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As Cloud Adoption Grows, DLP Remains Key Challenge
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
As businesses use the cloud to fuel growth, many fail to enforce data loss prevention or control how people share data.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/18/2019
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Advertising Alliance Plans Protocols to Reduce Dangerous Content
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Global Alliance for Responsible Media will seek ways to clamp down on dangerous and fake content.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/18/2019
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Google Targets Deceptive Sites with New Chrome Tools
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new extension and browser alert aim to help users report deceptive sites and prevent them from encountering fraud.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/18/2019
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How Fraudulent Domains 'Hide in Plain Sight'
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Cybercriminals use new types of top-level domains, topical keywords, and targeted emails to trick victims into clicking malicious links.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/18/2019
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Utilities, Nations Need Better Plan Against Critical Infrastructure Attackers
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The attackers behind the Triton, or Xenotime, intrusions into critical infrastructure (CI) safety systems are testing their skills against electric power companies. Options for defense are still limited, however.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 6/17/2019
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10 Notable Security Acquisitions of 2019 (So Far)
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
In a year when security companies have been snapped up left and right, these deals stand out from the chaos.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/15/2019
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Better Cybersecurity Research Requires More Data Sharing
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Researchers at the Workshop on the Economics of Information Security highlight the cost savings of sharing cybersecurity data and push for greater access to information on breaches, attacks, and incidents.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 6/14/2019
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Sensory Overload: Filtering Out Cybersecurity's Noise
Joshua Goldfarb, Independent ConsultantCommentary
No organization can prioritize and mitigate hundreds of risks effectively. The secret lies in carefully filtering out the risks, policies, and processes that waste precious time and resources.
By Joshua Goldfarb Independent Consultant, 6/14/2019
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Congress Gives 'Hack Back' Legislation Another Try
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Officials reintroduce a bill that would let businesses monitor attacker behavior and target intruders on corporate networks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/13/2019
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The CISO's Drive to Consolidation
Nik Whitfield, Computer Scientist & Security Technology EntrepreneurCommentary
Cutting back on the number of security tools you're using can save money and leave you safer. Here's how to get started.
By Nik Whitfield Computer Scientist & Security Technology Entrepreneur, 6/13/2019
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7 Truths About BEC Scams
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer
Business email compromise attacks are growing in prevalence and creativity. Here's a look at how they work, the latest stats, and some recent horror stories.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 6/13/2019
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The Rise of 'Purple Teaming'
Joseph R. Salazar, Technical Marketing EngineerCommentary
The next generation of penetration testing represents a more collaborative approach to old fashioned Red Team vs. Blue Team.
By Joseph R. Salazar Technical Marketing Engineer, 6/13/2019
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CrowdStrike Prices IPO Above Range at $34
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The endpoint security firm raised $612 million ahead of today's public debut.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/12/2019
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Tomorrow's Cybersecurity Analyst Is Not Who You Think
Chris Schueler, Senior VP, Managed Security Services, TrustwaveCommentary
Organizations can't just rely on diverse and cutting-edge technologies to fight adversaries. They will also need people with diverse expertise and backgrounds.
By Chris Schueler Senior VP, Managed Security Services, Trustwave, 6/12/2019
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Predicting Vulnerability Weaponization
Srinivas Mukkamala, Co-founder & CEO, RiskSenseCommentary
Advances in data science are making it possible to shift vulnerability management from a reactive to a proactive discipline.
By Srinivas Mukkamala Co-founder & CEO, RiskSense, 6/12/2019
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Microsoft Issues Fixes for 88 Vulnerabilities
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Four of the flaws are publicly known but none have been listed as under active attack.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/11/2019
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'Have I Been Pwned' Is Up for Sale
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Troy Hunt, who has been running HIBP solo for six years, launched "Project Svalbard" so the site can evolve with more resources, funding, and support.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/11/2019
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Cognitive Bias Can Hamper Security Decisions
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A new report sheds light on how human cognitive biases affect cybersecurity decisions and business outcomes.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/10/2019
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CVE-2019-2729
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-19
Vulnerability in the Oracle WebLogic Server component of Oracle Fusion Middleware (subcomponent: Web Services). Supported versions that are affected are 10.3.6.0.0, 12.1.3.0.0 and 12.2.1.3.0. Easily exploitable vulnerability allows unauthenticated attacker with network access via HTTP to compromise ...
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PUBLISHED: 2019-06-19
Dell EMC Avamar ADMe Web Interface 1.0.50 and 1.0.51 are affected by an LFI vulnerability which may allow a malicious user to download arbitrary files from the affected system by sending a specially crafted request to the Web Interface application.
CVE-2019-3787
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-19
Cloud Foundry UAA, versions prior to 73.0.0, falls back to appending ?unknown.org? to a user's email address when one is not provided and the user name does not contain an @ character. This domain is held by a private company, which leads to attack vectors including password recovery emails sent to ...
CVE-2019-12900
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-19
BZ2_decompress in decompress.c in bzip2 through 1.0.6 has an out-of-bounds write when there are many selectors.
CVE-2019-12893
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-19
Alternate Pic View 2.600 has a User Mode Write AV starting at PicViewer!PerfgrapFinalize+0x00000000000a8868.