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As Businesses Move Critical Data to Cloud, Security Risks Abound
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Companies think their data is safer in the public cloud than in on-prem data centers, but the transition is driving security issues.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/20/2019
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POS Vendor Announces January Data Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
More than 120 restaurants were affected by an incident that exposed customer credit card information.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/20/2019
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Mastercard, GCA Create Small Business Cybersecurity Toolkit
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A new toolkit developed by the Global Cybersecurity Alliance aims to give small businesses a cookbook for better cybersecurity.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/20/2019
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9 Years After: From Operation Aurora to Zero Trust
Andy Ellis, Chief Security Officer, AkamaiCommentary
How the first documented nation-state cyberattack is changing security today.
By Andy Ellis Chief Security Officer, Akamai, 2/20/2019
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Microsoft Expands AccountGuard to Help Europe Prep for Cyberattacks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A recent wave of cybercrime has targeted organizations with employees in Belgium, France, Germany, Poland, Romania, and Serbia.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/20/2019
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The Anatomy of a Lazy Phish
Jordan Shakhsheer, Information Security Engineer, Bluestone AnalyticsCommentary
A security engineer breaks down how easy it is for unskilled attackers to trick an unsuspecting user to submit credentials to a phishing site.
By Jordan Shakhsheer Information Security Engineer, Bluestone Analytics, 2/20/2019
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'Formjacking' Compromises 4,800 Sites Per Month. Could Yours Be One?
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Cybercriminals see formjacking as a simple opportunity to take advantage of online retailers and all they need is a small piece of JavaScript.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/20/2019
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North Korea's Lazarus Group Targets Russian Companies For First Time
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
In an unusual development, the group known for its attacks against companies in countries viewed as geopolitical foes is now going after companies in a country considered an ally, Check Point Software says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 2/19/2019
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Making the Case for a Cybersecurity Moon Shot
Adam Shostack, Consultant, Entrepreneur, Technologist, Game DesignerCommentary
There are severe and unsolved problems in our industry that justify a sustained effort and substantial investment. It's worth picking one.
By Adam Shostack Consultant, Entrepreneur, Technologist, Game Designer, 2/19/2019
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Breach in Stanford System Exposes Student Records
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A wide variety of data was visible through the vulnerability.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/19/2019
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Security Leaders Are Fallible, Too
Roselle Safran & Utpal Desai, President of Rosint Labs/Director of Product Management of BitdefenderCommentary
Security leaders set the tone for their organizations, and there are many places where the process can go wrong. Second in a six-part series.
By Roselle Safran & Utpal Desai President of Rosint Labs/Director of Product Management of Bitdefender, 2/19/2019
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Privacy Ops: The New Nexus for CISOs & DPOs
Amit Ashbel, Security Evangelist, CognigoCommentary
No longer can privacy be an isolated function managed by legal or compliance departments with little or no connection to the organization's underlying security technology.
By Amit Ashbel Security Evangelist, Cognigo, 2/18/2019
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Hackers Found Phishing for Facebook Credentials
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A "very realistic-looking" login prompt is designed to capture users' Facebook credentials, researchers report.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/15/2019
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White-Hat Bug Bounty Programs Draw Inspiration from the Old West
Michelle Moore, Academic Director and Adjunct Professor, University of San DiegoCommentary
These programs are now an essential strategy in keeping the digital desperados at bay.
By Michelle Moore Academic Director and Adjunct Professor, University of San Diego, 2/15/2019
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Valentine's Emails Laced with Gandcrab Ransomware
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
In the weeks leading up to Valentine's Day 2019, researchers notice a new form of Gandcrab appearing in romance-themed emails.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/14/2019
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Coffee Meets Bagel Confirms Hack on Valentine's Day
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The dating app says users' account data may have been obtained by an unauthorized party.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/14/2019
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How to Create a Dream Team for the New Age of Cybersecurity
Gaurav Banga, Founder and CEO, BalbixCommentary
When each member of your security team is focused on one narrow slice of the pie, it's easy for adversaries to enter through the cracks. Here are five ways to stop them.
By Gaurav Banga Founder and CEO, Balbix, 2/14/2019
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2018 Was Second-Most Active Year for Data Breaches
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Hacking by external actors caused most breaches, but Web intrusions and exposures compromised more records, according to Risk Based Security.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 2/13/2019
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Windows Executable Masks Mac Malware
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A new strain of MacOS malware hides inside a Windows executable to avoid detection.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/13/2019
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Researchers Dig into Microsoft Office Functionality Flaws
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
An ongoing study investigating security bugs in Microsoft Office has so far led to two security patches.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/13/2019
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CVE-2019-3474
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-20
A path traversal vulnerability in the web application component of Micro Focus Filr 3.x allows a remote attacker authenticated as a low privilege user to download arbitrary files from the Filr server. This vulnerability affects all versions of Filr 3.x prior to Security Update 6.
CVE-2019-3475
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-20
A local privilege escalation vulnerability in the famtd component of Micro Focus Filr 3.0 allows a local attacker authenticated as a low privilege user to escalate to root. This vulnerability affects all versions of Filr 3.x prior to Security Update 6.
CVE-2019-10030
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-20
A sandbox bypass vulnerability exists in Jenkins Script Security Plugin 1.52 and earlier in RejectASTTransformsCustomizer.java that allows attackers with Overall/Read permission to provide a Groovy script to an HTTP endpoint that can result in arbitrary code execution on the Jenkins master JVM.
CVE-2019-10030
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-20
A exposure of sensitive information vulnerability exists in Jenkins Cloud Foundry Plugin 2.3.1 and earlier in AbstractCloudFoundryPushDescriptor.java that allows attackers with Overall/Read access to connect to an attacker-specified URL using attacker-specified credentials IDs obtained through anoth...
CVE-2019-10030
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-20
A server-side request forgery vulnerability exists in Jenkins Mattermost Notification Plugin 2.6.2 and earlier in MattermostNotifier.java that allows attackers with Overall/Read permission to have Jenkins connect to an attacker-specified Mattermost server and room and send a message.