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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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6 Tax Season Tips for Security Pros
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Here are some practical ways to keep your company safe as Uncle Sam comes calling.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 2/19/2019
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70% of Consumers Want Biometrics in the Workplace
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
Speed, simplicity, and security underscore their desire, a new study shows.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 2/13/2019
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4 Payment Security Trends for 2019
Ellen Richey, Vice Chairman and Chief Risk Officer, VisaCommentary
Visa's chief risk officer anticipates some positive changes ahead.
By Ellen Richey Vice Chairman and Chief Risk Officer, Visa, 2/7/2019
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New Chrome Extension Takes Aim at Password Security
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
Google adds 'Password Checkup' feature that alerts users if their online credentials have been compromised.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 2/6/2019
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New Phishing Campaign Packs Triple Threat
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Attack threatens victims with three "deadly malware" infestations if they don't give up critical email account credentials.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/24/2019
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The Rx for HIPAA Compliance in the Cloud
Jason Polancich, CEO, MusubuCommentary
For medical entities, simply following HIPAA cloud service provider guidelines is no longer enough to ensure that your practice is protected from cyber threats, government investigations, and fines.
By Jason Polancich CEO, Musubu, 1/18/2019
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Online Fraud: Now a Major Application Layer Security Problem
Ting-Fang Yen, Research Scientist, DataVisor, Inc.Commentary
The explosion of consumer-facing online services and applications is making it easier and cheaper for cybercriminals to host malicious content and launch attacks.
By Ting-Fang Yen Research Scientist, DataVisor, Inc., 1/15/2019
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US Judge: Police Can't Force Biometric Authentication
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Law enforcement cannot order individuals to unlock devices using facial or fingerprint scans, a California judge says.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/15/2019
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Advanced Phishing Scenarios You Will Most Likely Encounter This Year
Eyal Benishti, CEO & Founder of IRONSCALESCommentary
In 2019, there will be no end in sight to email-driven cybercrime such as business email compromise, spearphishing, and ransomware.
By Eyal Benishti CEO & Founder of IRONSCALES, 1/14/2019
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Akamai Streamlines Identity Management with Janrain Acquisition
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Akamai plans to combine Janrain's Identity Cloud with its Intelligent Platform to improve identity management.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/7/2019
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Unpatched Kernel-Level Vuln in IBM Security Tool for Apple MacOS Revealed
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Researchers disclose signedness bug in driver used by IBM Trusteer Rapport endpoint security tool after IBM fails to deliver timely patch.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/21/2018
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Hackers Bypass Gmail, Yahoo 2FA at Scale
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new Amnesty International report explains how cyberattackers are phishing second-factor authentication codes sent via SMS.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/20/2018
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Shhhhh! The Secret to Secrets Management
Mark B. Cooper, President and Founder, PKI SolutionsCommentary
Companies need to take a centralized approach to protecting confidential data and assets. Here are 12 ways to get a handle on the problem.
By Mark B. Cooper President and Founder, PKI Solutions, 12/17/2018
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Retailers: Avoid the Hackable Holidaze
Fred Kneip, CEO at CyberGRXCommentary
The most wonderful time of the year? Sure, but not if your business and customers are getting robbed.
By Fred Kneip CEO at CyberGRX, 12/14/2018
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Insider Threats & Insider Objections
Richard Ford, Chief Scientist, ForcepointCommentary
The tyranny of the urgent and three other reasons why its hard for CISOs to establish a robust insider threat prevention program.
By Richard Ford Chief Scientist, Forcepoint, 12/7/2018
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Republican Committee Email Hacked During Midterms
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The National Republican Congressional Committee detected the compromise of four staffers' email accounts in April.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/5/2018
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6 Ways to Strengthen Your GDPR Compliance Efforts
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Companies have some mistaken notions about how to comply with the new data protection and privacy regulation and that could cost them.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 12/5/2018
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Another Microsoft MFA Outage Affects Multiple Services
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Once again, multifactor authentication issues have caused login problems for users across Office 365 and Azure, among other services.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/27/2018
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8 Tips for Preventing Credential Theft Attacks on Critical Infrastructure
JD Sherry, Chief Revenue Officer, Remediant, Inc.Commentary
Stolen credentials for industrial control system workstations are fast becoming the modus operandi for ICS attacks by cybercriminals.
By JD Sherry Chief Revenue Officer, Remediant, Inc., 11/27/2018
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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.