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Tor Weaponized to Steal Bitcoin
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A years-long campaign targets users of Russian darknet markets with a modified install of a privacy-oriented browser.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/18/2019
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SOC Puppet: Dark Reading Caption Contest Winners
Marilyn Cohodas, Managing Editor, Dark ReadingCommentary
Social engineering, SOC analysts, and Sock puns. And the winners are:
By Marilyn Cohodas Managing Editor, Dark Reading, 10/18/2019
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Older Amazon Devices Subject to Old Wi-Fi Vulnerability
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The vulnerability in first-generation Echoes and eight-generation Kindles lets an attacker wage man-in-the-middle attacks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/17/2019
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Phishing Campaign Targets Stripe Credentials, Financial Data
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Attackers make use of an old trick and evade detection by blocking users from viewing an embedded link when hovering over the URL.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/17/2019
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State of SMB Insecurity by the Numbers
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer
SMBs still perceive themselves at low risk from cyberthreats in spite of attack statistics that paint a different pictur
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 10/17/2019
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Smart Prevention: How Every Enterprise Can Create Human Firewalls
Debby Briggs, Chief Security Officer at NETSCOUTCommentary
Organizations of all sizes should include both human firewalls and virtual tools in their cybersecurity budgets.
By Debby Briggs Chief Security Officer at NETSCOUT, 10/17/2019
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Data Privacy Protections for the Most Vulnerable Children
Dimitri Sirota, Founder & CEO of BigIDCommentary
The business case for why companies that respect the privacy of individuals, and especially minors, will have a strong competitive advantage.
By Dimitri Sirota Founder & CEO of BigID, 10/17/2019
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Typosquatting Websites Proliferate in Run-up to US Elections
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
People who mistype the URL for their political candidate or party's website could end up on an opposing party or candidate's website, Digital Shadow's research shows.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 10/16/2019
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Schadenfreude Is a Bad Look & Other Observations About Recent Disclosures
James Plouffe, Lead Architect at MobileIronCommentary
The debate about whether Android or iOS is the more inherently secure platform misses the larger issues that both platforms are valuable targets and security today is no guarantee of security tomorrow.
By James Plouffe Lead Architect at MobileIron, 10/16/2019
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Federal CIOs Zero In on Zero Trust
William Peteroy, Chief Technology Officer, Security, at GigamonCommentary
Here's how federal CIOs can begin utilizing the security concept and avoid predictable obstacles.
By William Peteroy Chief Technology Officer, Security, at Gigamon, 10/16/2019
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Sodinokibi Ransomware: Where Attackers' Money Goes
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers following the ransomware variant uncover new data on how much its affiliates earn and where they spend it.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/15/2019
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IoT Attacks Up Significantly in First Half of 2019
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
New research shows attacks increased ninefold year-over-year, coming from more than a quarter-million unique IP addresses.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/15/2019
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Why Bricking Vulnerable IoT Devices Comes with Unintended Consequences
Marc Laliberte, Senior Security Analyst, WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
Infosec vigilantism can cause serious harm in the era of industrial IoT and connected medical devices.
By Marc Laliberte Senior Security Analyst, WatchGuard Technologies, 10/15/2019
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Pitney Bowes Hit by Ransomware
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The attack does not appear to have endangered customer data, but it has had an impact on orders for supplies and postage refills.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/14/2019
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The Connected Cybercrime Ecosystem & the Impact of the Capital One Breach
Kevin Gosschalk, CEO of Arkose LabsCommentary
A company's security battle is not between that company and a specific fraudster; rather, it's between the company and connected cybercriminal ecosystem.
By Kevin Gosschalk CEO of Arkose Labs, 10/14/2019
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FBI: Phishing Can Defeat Two-Factor Authentication
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A recent Privacy Industry Notification points to two new hacker tools that can turn a victim's browser into a credential-stealing zombie.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/11/2019
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Close the Gap Between Cyber-Risk and Business Risk
Brian Contos, CISO & VP of Techology Innovation at VerodinCommentary
Four steps outlining how security teams can better understand their company's cyber-risk and demonstrate to company leadership what's being done to mitigate the resulting business risk.
By By Brian Contos, CISO, Verodin , 10/11/2019
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iTunes Zero-Day Exploited to Deliver BitPaymer
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The ransomware operators targeted an "unquoted path" vulnerability in iTunes for Windows to evade detection and install BitPaymer.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/10/2019
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Imperva Details Response to Customer Database Exposure
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The cloud security's CEO and CTO lay out the timeline of events and the steps customers should take to protect their accounts.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/10/2019
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How to Think Like a Hacker
Dr. Giovanni Vigna, Chief Technology Officer at LastlineCommentary
In the arms race of computer security, it's never been more important to develop an adversarial mindset that can identify assumptions and determine if and how they can be violated.
By Dr. Giovanni Vigna Chief Technology Officer at Lastline, 10/10/2019
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CVE-2019-18217
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-21
ProFTPD before 1.3.6b and 1.3.7rc before 1.3.7rc2 allows remote unauthenticated denial-of-service due to incorrect handling of overly long commands because main.c in a child process enters an infinite loop.
CVE-2019-16862
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-21
Reflected XSS in interface/forms/eye_mag/view.php in OpenEMR 5.x before 5.0.2.1 allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of a user's session via the pid parameter.
CVE-2019-17409
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-21
Reflected XSS exists in interface/forms/eye_mag/view.php in OpenEMR 5.x before 5.0.2.1 ia the id parameter.
CVE-2019-10715
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-21
There is Stored XSS in Verodin Director before 3.5.4.0 via input fields of certain tooltips, and on the Tags, Sequences, and Actors pages.
CVE-2019-10716
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-21
An Information Disclosure issue in Verodin Director 3.5.3.1 and earlier reveals usernames and passwords of integrated security technologies via a /integrations.json JSON REST API request.