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CISOs Struggle with Diminishing Tools to Protect Assets from Growing Threats
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Most CISOs see the risk of cyberattacks growing and feel they're falling behind in their ability to fight back, a new survey finds.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/20/2019
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Cyberthreats Against Financial Services Up 56%
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Financial institutions interacting with customers online must prepare for a broader, more sophisticated variety of threats.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/20/2019
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Who Gets Privileged Access & How to Enforce It
Tim Keeler, Founder and CEO, RemediantCommentary
Let's begin by re-evaluating IT infrastructures to determine who has access to what, why, and when.
By Tim Keeler Founder and CEO, Remediant, 8/20/2019
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5 Ways to Improve the Patching Process
Kacy Zurkus, Contributing Writer
So many software vulnerabilities, so little time. But failure to patch them can have serious consequences. Here's help for overwhelmed security teams.
By Kacy Zurkus Contributing Writer, 8/20/2019
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Towns Across Texas Hit in Coordinated Ransomware Attack
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The state government and cybersecurity groups have mobilized to respond to a mass ransomware attack that simultaneously hit 22 different towns statewide.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 8/19/2019
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Tough Love: Debunking Myths about DevOps & Security
Jeff Williams, CTO, Contrast SecurityCommentary
It's time to move past trivial 'shift left' conceptions of DevSecOps and take a hard look at how security work actually gets accomplished.
By Jeff Williams CTO, Contrast Security, 8/19/2019
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Project Zero Turns 5: How Google's Zero-Day Hunt Has Grown
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
At Black Hat USA, Project Zero's team lead shared details of projects it has accomplished and its influence on the security community.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 8/16/2019
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European Central Bank Website Hit by Malware Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The website was infected with malware that stole information on subscribers to a bank newsletter.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/16/2019
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Behind the Scenes at ICS Village
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
ICS Village co-founder Bryson Bort reveals plans for research-dedicated events that team independent researchers, critical infrastructure owners, and government specialists.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/16/2019
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NSA Researchers Talk Development, Release of Ghidra SRE Tool
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
NSA researchers took the Black Hat stage to share details of how they developed and released the software reverse-engineering framework.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 8/15/2019
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Adware, Trojans Hit Education Sector Hard
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Students continue to be weak links for schools and universities, according to data from security firm Malwarebytes.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 8/15/2019
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New Research Finds More Struts Vulnerabilities
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Despite aggressive updating and patching, many organizations are still using versions of Apache Struts with known -- and new -- vulnerabilities.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/15/2019
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Financial Phishing Grows in Volume and Sophistication in First Half of 2019
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Criminals are using the tools intended to protect consumers to attack them through techniques that are becoming more successful with each passing month.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/14/2019
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Attackers Try to Evade Defenses with Smaller DDoS Floods, Probes
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Cybercriminals are initiating more attacks using low-bandwidth techniques, but the tactics expand the gray area between DDoS attacks and popular methods of mass scanning.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 8/14/2019
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BioStar 2 Leak Exposes 23GB Data, 1M Fingerprints
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Thousands of organizations, including banks, governments, and the UK Metropolitan Police, use the biometric security tool to authenticate users.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/14/2019
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Microservices Flip App Security on Its Head
Jonathan DiVincenzo, Head of Product at Signal SciencesCommentary
With faster application deployment comes increased security considerations.
By Jonathan DiVincenzo Head of Product at Signal Sciences, 8/14/2019
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Orgs Doing More App Security Testing but Fixing Fewer Vulns
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
On average, US organizations took nearly five months to fix critical vulnerabilities according to WhiteHat Security's annual vulnerability report.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 8/13/2019
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Moving on Up: Ready for Your Apps to Live in the Cloud?
Kacy Zurkus, Contributing Writer
Among the complications: traditional security tools work poorly or not at all in the cloud, and if a company screws up, the whole Internet will know.
By Kacy Zurkus Contributing Writer, 8/13/2019
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More Focus on Security as Payment Technologies Proliferate
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Banks and merchants are expanding their payment offerings but continue to be wary of the potential fraud risk.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 8/12/2019
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6 Security Considerations for Wrangling IoT
Prabhuram Mohan, Senior Director of Engineering at WhiteHat SecurityCommentary
The Internet of Things isn't going away, so it's important to be aware of the technology's potential pitfalls.
By Prabhuram Mohan Senior Director of Engineering at WhiteHat Security, 8/12/2019
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CVE-2019-5034
PUBLISHED: 2019-08-20
An exploitable information disclosure vulnerability exists in the Weave Legacy Pairing functionality of Nest Cam IQ Indoor version 4620002. A set of specially crafted weave packets can cause an out of bounds read, resulting in information disclosure. An attacker can send packets to trigger this vuln...
CVE-2019-5035
PUBLISHED: 2019-08-20
An exploitable information disclosure vulnerability exists in the Weave PASE pairing functionality of the Nest Cam IQ Indoor, version 4620002. A set of specially crafted weave packets can brute force a pairing code, resulting in greater Weave access and potentially full device control. An attacker c...
CVE-2019-5036
PUBLISHED: 2019-08-20
An exploitable denial-of-service vulnerability exists in the Weave error reporting functionality of the Nest Cam IQ Indoor, version 4620002. A specially crafted weave packets can cause an arbitrary Weave Exchange Session to close, resulting in a denial of service. An attacker can send a specially cr...
CVE-2019-8103
PUBLISHED: 2019-08-20
Adobe Acrobat and Reader versions, 2019.012.20035 and earlier, 2019.012.20035 and earlier, 2017.011.30142 and earlier, 2017.011.30143 and earlier, 2017.011.30142 and earlier, 2015.006.30497 and earlier, and 2015.006.30498 and earlier have an out-of-bounds read vulnerability. Successful exploitation ...
CVE-2019-8104
PUBLISHED: 2019-08-20
Adobe Acrobat and Reader versions, 2019.012.20035 and earlier, 2019.012.20035 and earlier, 2017.011.30142 and earlier, 2017.011.30143 and earlier, 2017.011.30142 and earlier, 2015.006.30497 and earlier, and 2015.006.30498 and earlier have an out-of-bounds read vulnerability. Successful exploitation ...