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Microsoft Cloud Security Exec Talks New Tech, WFH, Gamification
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Gunter Ollman explains the benefits of CPSM technology, how IT security teams have evolved, and how the pandemic has shaped security.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/4/2020
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Intel Doubles Down on Emerging Technologies for Sharing and Using Data Securely
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Homomorphic encryption and federated learning could allow groups to share data and analysis while protecting the actual information.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 12/4/2020
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TrickBot's New Tactic Threatens Firmware
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A newly discovered module checks machines for flaws in the UEFI/BIOS firmware so malware can evade detection and persist on a device.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/3/2020
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Researchers Discover New Obfuscation-As-a-Service Platform
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing WriterNews
Researchers detail how a Android APK obfuscation service automates detection evasion for highly malicious apps.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 12/3/2020
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Common Container Manager Is Vulnerable to Dangerous Exploit
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Container manager vulnerability is one of several weaknesses and vulnerabilities recently disclosed for Docker.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/3/2020
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Cybersecurity in the Biden Administration: Experts Weigh In
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Security pros and former government employees share their expectations and concerns for the new administration and their hope for a "return to normal."
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/2/2020
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FBI: BEC Scammers Could Abuse Email Auto-Forwarding
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Private Industry Notification warns of the role email auto-forwarding could be used in business email compromise attacks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/2/2020
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Security Slipup Exposes Health Records & Lab Results
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
NTreatment failed to add password protection to a cloud server, exposing thousands of sensitive medical records online.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/2/2020
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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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Inside North Korea's Rapid Evolution to Cyber Superpower
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers examine North Korea's rapid evolution from destructive campaigns to complex and efficient cyber operations.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/1/2020
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Malicious or Vulnerable Docker Images Widespread, Firm Says
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
A dynamic analysis of the publicly available images on Docker Hub found that 51% had critical vulnerabilities and about 6,500 of the 4 million latest images could be considered malicious.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 12/1/2020
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Ivanti Acquires MobileIron & Pulse Secure
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The company plans to use these acquisitions to strengthen and secure IT connections across remote devices and infrastructure.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/1/2020
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Former NSS Labs CEO Launches New Security Testing Organization
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Member-based CyberRatings.org to offer free and tiered paid access to tested security product and services ratings.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 12/1/2020
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Baltimore County Public Schools Closed Due to Ransomware Attack
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The incident struck the day before Thanksgiving and interfered with online classes for some 115,000 students, officials report.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/30/2020
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Industrial Computer Maker Confirms Ransomware, Data Theft
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Advantech reports the stolen data was confidential but did not contain high-value documents.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/30/2020
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Do You Know Who's Lurking in Your Cloud Environment?
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A security researcher explains the dangers of poor visibility in the cloud and a new strategy to evaluate IAM exposure in Google Cloud Platform.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/25/2020
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Look Beyond the 'Big 5' in Cyberattacks
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Don't ignore cyber operations outside US and European interests, researcher says. We can learn a lot from methods used by attackers that aren't among the usual suspects.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/25/2020
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Prevention Is Better Than the Cure When Securing Cloud-Native Deployments
Liz Rice, VP Open Source Engineering, Aqua SecurityCommentary
The "OODA loop" shows us how to secure cloud-native deployments and prevent breaches before they occur.
By Liz Rice VP Open Source Engineering, Aqua Security, 11/25/2020
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Why Security Awareness Training Should Be Backed by Security by Design
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing WriterNews
Cybersecurity training needs an overhaul, though the training itself is only one small part of how security teams can influence user behavior.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 11/25/2020
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CISA Warns of Holiday Online Shopping Scams
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The agency urges shoppers to be cautious of fraudulent websites, unsolicited emails, and unencrypted financial transactions.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/24/2020
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CVE-2020-27772
PUBLISHED: 2020-12-04
A flaw was found in ImageMagick in coders/bmp.c. An attacker who submits a crafted file that is processed by ImageMagick could trigger undefined behavior in the form of values outside the range of type `unsigned int`. This would most likely lead to an impact to application availability, but could po...
CVE-2020-27773
PUBLISHED: 2020-12-04
A flaw was found in ImageMagick in MagickCore/gem-private.h. An attacker who submits a crafted file that is processed by ImageMagick could trigger undefined behavior in the form of values outside the range of type `unsigned char` or division by zero. This would most likely lead to an impact to appli...
CVE-2020-28950
PUBLISHED: 2020-12-04
The installer of Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool (KART) prior to KART 4.0 Patch C was vulnerable to a DLL hijacking attack that allowed an attacker to elevate privileges during installation process.
CVE-2020-27774
PUBLISHED: 2020-12-04
A flaw was found in ImageMagick in MagickCore/statistic.c. An attacker who submits a crafted file that is processed by ImageMagick could trigger undefined behavior in the form of a too large shift for 64-bit type `ssize_t`. This would most likely lead to an impact to application availability, but co...
CVE-2020-27775
PUBLISHED: 2020-12-04
A flaw was found in ImageMagick in MagickCore/quantum.h. An attacker who submits a crafted file that is processed by ImageMagick could trigger undefined behavior in the form of values outside the range of type unsigned char. This would most likely lead to an impact to application availability, but c...