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Android App Analysis Uncovers Seasonal Shopping Risk
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers scanned 4,200 Android apps and found many exhibit malicious behavior or have a dangerous level of permissions.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/12/2019
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The Most, Least Insecure US Cities for SMBs
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new report looks at computer activity in the 50 largest metropolitan areas.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/12/2019
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Gallium: The Newest Threat Group on Microsoft's Radar
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Hacking group has been targeting telecommunication providers.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/12/2019
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Younger Generations Drive Bulk of 2FA Adoption
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Use of two-factor authentication has nearly doubled in the past two years , pointing to a new wave of acceptance.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/11/2019
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Only Half of Malware Caught by Signature AV
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Machine learning and behavioral detection are necessary to catch threats, WatchGuard says in a new report. Meanwhile, network attacks have risen, especially against older vulnerabilities, such as those in Apache Struts.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 12/11/2019
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City of Pensacola, Fla., Confirms Ransomware Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Most systems remain offline to prevent the attack from spreading.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/11/2019
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Microsoft Fixes Windows Zero-Day on Lightest Patch Tuesday of 2019
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
This month's batch of security updates addresses 36 CVEs, seven of which are rated Critical and one of which has been exploited in the wild.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/10/2019
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Only 53% of Security Pros Have Ownership of Workforce IAM
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Most practitioners report an increase in identities, but many don't have control over how those identities are protected from a range of attacks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/10/2019
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Microsoft 'Campaign Views' Offers Full Look at Office 365 Attacks
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Campaign views, arriving in public preview, aims to share more context around how attackers targeted an organization and whether its defenses worked.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/9/2019
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Maersk CISO Says NotPeyta Devastated Several Unnamed US firms
Black Hat Staff,  Commentary
At least two companies may have been dealt even more damage than the shipping giant, which lost nearly its entire global IT infrastructure.
By By Eric Parizo, Senior Analyst, Ovum , 12/9/2019
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10 Notable Cybersecurity Acquisitions of 2019, Part 2
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
As mergers and acquisitions continued to shape the security industry throughout 2019, these deals were most significant.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/9/2019
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How Attackers Used Look-Alike Domains to Steal $1 Million From a Chinese VC
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Money meant to fund an Israeli startup wound up directly deposited to the scammers.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 12/6/2019
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Data Center Provider CyrusOne Confirms Ransomware Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The attack struck CyrusOne's managed services division and compromised six customers primarily serviced by a New York data center.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/6/2019
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Senators Call for End to Controversial NSA Program
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The program for collecting telephone call metadata has faced increased scrutiny and restrictions since Edward Snowden revealed its existence in 2013.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/6/2019
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Microsoft Defender ATP Brings EDR Capabilities to macOS
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Mac computers will now have the option to use Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection's endpoint and detection response.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/5/2019
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What's in a Botnet? Researchers Spy on Geost Operators
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The investigation of a major Android banking botnet yields insights about how cybercriminals structure and run an illicit business.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/4/2019
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Microsoft Issues Advisory for Windows Hello for Business
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingQuick Hits
An issue exists in Windows Hello for Business when public keys persist after a device is removed from Active Directory, if the AD exists, Microsoft reports.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/4/2019
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Attackers Continue to Exploit Outlook Home Page Flaw
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
FireEye issues guidance on locking down Outlook, claiming that security researchers, at least, are able to work around the patch issued by Microsoft.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 12/4/2019
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TrickBot Expands in Japan Ahead of the Holidays
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Data indicates TrickBot operators are modifying its modules and launching widespread campaigns around the world.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 12/3/2019
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When Rogue Insiders Go to the Dark Web
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Employees gone bad sell stolen company information, sometimes openly touting their companies, researchers say.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 12/3/2019
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CVE-2019-5061
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-12
An exploitable denial-of-service vulnerability exists in the hostapd 2.6, where an attacker could trigger AP to send IAPP location updates for stations, before the required authentication process has completed. This could lead to different denial of service scenarios, either by causing CAM table att...
CVE-2019-5062
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-12
An exploitable denial-of-service vulnerability exists in the 802.11w security state handling for hostapd 2.6 connected clients with valid 802.11w sessions. By simulating an incomplete new association, an attacker can trigger a deauthentication against stations using 802.11w, resulting in a denial of...
CVE-2019-5144
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-12
A freed memory access vulnerability exists in the SVG Marker Element feature of Apple Safari's WebKit version 13.0.2. A specially crafted HTML web page can cause a use after free, resulting in memory corruption and possibly arbitrary code execution. To trigger this vulnerability, a specifically craf...
CVE-2019-3951
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-12
Advantech WebAccess before 8.4.3 allows unauthenticated remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) due to a stack-based buffer overflow when handling IOCTL 70533 RPC messages.
CVE-2019-19767
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-12
The Linux kernel before 5.4.2 mishandles ext4_expand_extra_isize, as demonstrated by use-after-free errors in __ext4_expand_extra_isize and ext4_xattr_set_entry, related to fs/ext4/inode.c and fs/ext4/super.c, aka CID-4ea99936a163.