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After Adopting COVID-19 Lures, Sophisticated Groups Target Remote Workers
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
While coronavirus-themed emails and files have been used as a lure for weeks, attackers now are searching for ways to actively target VPNs and remote workers to take advantage of weaker security.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 4/8/2020
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Researchers Fool Biometric Scanners with 3D-Printed Fingerprints
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Tests on the fingerprint scanners of Apple, Microsoft, and Samsung devices reveal it's possible to bypass authentication with a cheap 3D printer.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/8/2020
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Microsoft Releases COVID-19 Security Guidance
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Information includes tips on how to keep IT systems infection-free.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/8/2020
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BEC, Domain Jacking Help Criminals Disrupt Cash Transfers
Shane Shook, Venture Consultant at Forgepoint CapitalCommentary
The two hacking methods occur independently but are being used in concert to steal funds that are part of online payments and transactions.
By Shane Shook Venture Consultant at Forgepoint Capital, 4/8/2020
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Why Threat Hunting with XDR Matters
Morey Haber, CTO and CISO, BeyondTrustCommentary
Extended detection response technology assumes a breach across all your endpoints, networks, SaaS applications, cloud infrastructure, and any network-addressable resource.
By Morey Haber CTO and CISO, BeyondTrust, 4/8/2020
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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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Mature DevOps Teams Are Secure DevOps Teams
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
New research shows the relationship between mature DevOps processes, secure applications, and happy developers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 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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Using Application Telemetry to Reveal Insider & Evasive Threats
Andy Hawkins, Field CTOCommentary
Data from application processes and other systems leave a trail of threat crumbs that can be used to detect and shut down attacks.
By Andy Hawkins Field CTO, 4/7/2020
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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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Why Humans Are Phishing's Weakest Link
Tim Sadler, CEO and co-founder of TessianCommentary
And it's not just because they click when they shouldn't... they also leave a trail of clues and details that make them easy to spoof
By Tim Sadler CEO and co-founder of Tessian, 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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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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Bad Bots Build Presence Across the Web
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Bots that mimic human behavior are driving a growing percentage of website traffic while contributing to an avalanche of misinformation.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/2/2020
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Prioritizing High-Risk Assets: A 4-Step Approach to Mitigating Insider Threats
David A. Sanders, Director of Insider Threat Operations at HaystaxCommentary
Sound insider threat detection programs combine contextual data and a thorough knowledge of employee roles and behaviors to pinpoint the biggest risks.
By David A. Sanders Director of Insider Threat Operations at Haystax, 4/2/2020
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A Hacker's Perspective on Securing VPNs As You Go Remote
David Commentary
As organizations rush to equip and secure their newly remote workforce, it's important to keep things methodical and purposeful
By David "Moose" Wolpoff Co-founder and CTO of Randori, 4/2/2020
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CVE-2020-11655
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-09
SQLite through 3.31.1 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (segmentation fault) via a malformed window-function query because the AggInfo object's initialization is mishandled.
CVE-2020-11656
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-09
In SQLite through 3.31.1, the ALTER TABLE implementation has a use-after-free, as demonstrated by an ORDER BY clause that belongs to a compound SELECT statement.
CVE-2019-20637
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-08
An issue was discovered in Varnish Cache before 6.0.5 LTS, 6.1.x and 6.2.x before 6.2.2, and 6.3.x before 6.3.1. It does not clear a pointer between the handling of one client request and the next request within the same connection. This sometimes causes information to be disclosed from the connecti...
CVE-2020-11650
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-08
An issue was discovered in iXsystems FreeNAS 11.2 and 11.3 before 11.3-U1. It allows a denial of service.
CVE-2020-11653
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-08
An issue was discovered in Varnish Cache before 6.0.6 LTS, 6.1.x and 6.2.x before 6.2.3, and 6.3.x before 6.3.2. It occurs when communication with a TLS termination proxy uses PROXY version 2. There can be an assertion failure and daemon restart, which causes a performance loss.