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Eight Flaws in MSP Software Highlight Potential Ransomware Vector
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
An attack chain of vulnerabilities in ConnectWise's software for MSPs has similarities to some of the details of the August attack on Texas local and state agencies.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 1/22/2020
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Why DPOs and CISOs Must Work Closely Together
Rajesh Ganesan, Vice President at ManageEngineCommentary
Recent data protection laws mean that the data protection officer and CISO must work in tandem to make sure users' data is protected.
By Rajesh Ganesan Vice President at ManageEngine, 1/22/2020
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Cybersecurity Lessons Learned from 'The Rise of Skywalker'
Matt Davey, Chief Operations Optimist, 1PasswordCommentary
They're especially relevant regarding several issues we face now, including biometrics, secure data management, and human error with passwords.
By Matt Davey Chief Operations Optimist, 1Password, 1/22/2020
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Microsoft, DHS Warn of Zero-Day Attack Targeting IE Users
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Software firm is "aware of limited targeted attacks" exploiting a scripting issue vulnerability in Internet Explorer 9, 10, and 11 that previously has not been disclosed.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 1/21/2020
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New Ransomware Tactic Shows How Windows EFS Can Aid Attackers
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers have discovered how ransomware can take advantage of the Windows Encrypting File System, prompting security vendors to release patches.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/21/2020
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FireEye Buys Cloudvisory
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The purchase is intended to bring new cloud capabilities to the FireEye Helix security platform.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/21/2020
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Ransomware Upgrades with Credential-Stealing Tricks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The latest version of the FTCode ransomware can steal credentials from five popular browsers and email clients.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/21/2020
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Data Awareness Is Key to Data Security
Moti Gindi, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat ProtectionCommentary
Traditional data-leak prevention is not enough for businesses facing today's dynamic threat landscape.
By Moti Gindi Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection, 1/21/2020
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Are We Secure Yet? How to Build a 'Post-Breach' Culture
Rich Armour, Former General Motors CISO & an advisor to Nozomi NetworksCommentary
There are many ways to improve your organization's cybersecurity practices, but the most important principle is to start from the top.
By Rich Armour Former General Motors CISO & an advisor to Nozomi Networks, 1/20/2020
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Mobile Banking Malware Up 50% in First Half of 2019
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A new report from Check Point recaps the cybercrime trends, statistics, and vulnerabilities that defined the security landscape in 2019.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/17/2020
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FBI Seizes Domain That Sold Info Stolen in Data Breaches
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The website, WeLeakData.com, claimed to have more than 12 billion records gathered from over 10,000 breaches.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/17/2020
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ADP Users Hit with Phishing Scam Ahead of Tax Season
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Fraudulent emails tell recipients their W-2 forms are ready and prompt them to click malicious links.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/17/2020
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Massive Oracle Patch Reverses Company's Trend Toward Fewer Flaws
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Following a year that saw the fewest number of vulnerabilities reported since 2015, Oracle's latest quarterly patch fixes nearly 200 new vulnerabilities.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 1/17/2020
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Phishing Today, Deepfakes Tomorrow: Training Employees to Spot This Emerging Threat
Ian Cruxton, CSO, CallsignCommentary
Cybercriminals are evolving their tactics, and the security community anticipates voice and video fraud to play a role in one of the next big data breaches -- so start protecting your business now.
By Ian Cruxton CSO, Callsign, 1/16/2020
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CISO Resigns From Pete Buttigieg Presidential Campaign
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The only Democratic campaign known to have a CISO loses Mick Baccio due to a "fundamental philosophical difference with campaign management."
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/16/2020
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NY Fed Reveals Implications of Cyberattack on US Financial System
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A "pre-mortem analysis" sheds light on the potential destruction of a cyberattack against major US banks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/16/2020
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Active Directory Needs an Update: Here's Why
Raz Rafaeli, CEO and Co-Founder at Secret Double OctopusCommentary
AD is still the single point of authentication for most companies that use Windows. But it has some shortcomings that should be addressed.
By Raz Rafaeli CEO and Co-Founder at Secret Double Octopus, 1/16/2020
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New Report Spotlights Changes in Phishing Techniques
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Common and evolving strategies include the use of zero-font attacks, homograph attacks, and new tactics for fake attachments.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/15/2020
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How to Comprehend the Buzz About Honeypots
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Honeypots are crucial tools for security researchers and security teams. Understanding what they are and what they can do can be critical for making them safe and useful for your organization.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 1/15/2020
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ISACs Join Forces to Secure the Travel Industry
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Together, the Travel & Hospitality ISAC and the Retail & Hospitality ISAC intend to improve communications and collaboration about the evolving threat landscape.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/15/2020
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Mobile Banking Malware Up 50% in First Half of 2019
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Active Directory Needs an Update: Here's Why
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Google Lets iPhone Users Turn Device into Security Key
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CVE-2019-5647
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-22
The Chrome Plugin for Rapid7 AppSpider can incorrectly keep browser sessions active after recording a macro, even after a restart of the Chrome browser. This behavior could make future session hijacking attempts easier, since the user could believe a session was closed when it was not. This issue af...
CVE-2011-3612
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-22
Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) vulnerability exists in panel.php in UseBB before 1.0.12.
CVE-2011-3613
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-22
An issue exists in Vanilla Forums before 2.0.17.9 due to the way cookies are handled.
CVE-2011-3614
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-22
An Access Control vulnerability exists in the Facebook, Twitter, and Embedded plugins in Vanilla Forums before 2.0.17.9.
CVE-2011-3621
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-22
A reverse proxy issue exists in FluxBB before 1.4.7 when FORUM_BEHIND_REVERSE_PROXY is enabled.