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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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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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VxWorks TCP/IP Stack Vulnerability Poses Major Manufacturing Risk
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A new analysis shows the scale of risk posed by networking vulnerabilities in a popular embedded real-time operating system.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 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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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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Microsoft Patches Wormable RCE Vulns in Remote Desktop Services
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Similar to the now-patched 'BlueKeep' vulnerability, two flaws fixed today could let malware spread across vulnerable computers.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 8/13/2019
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Security Flaws Discovered in 40 Microsoft-Certified Device Drivers
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Attackers can use vulnerable drivers to escalate privilege and execute malicious code in every part of the system.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/12/2019
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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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Modern-Day SOCs: People, Process & Technology
Kacy Zurkus, Contributing Writer
As businesses look to the future and invest in next-generation tools, here are some considerations for more effective planning.
By Kacy Zurkus Contributing Writer, 8/12/2019
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State Farm Reports Credential-Stuffing Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The insurer has informed customers a third party used a list of user IDs and passwords to attempt access into online accounts.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/9/2019
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It's (Still) the Password, Stupid!
Sam Bocetta, Security AnalystCommentary
The best way to protect your identity in cyberspace is the simplest: Use a variety of strong passwords, and never, ever, use "123456" no matter how easy it is to type.
By Sam Bocetta Security Analyst, 8/9/2019
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How Behavioral Data Shaped a Security Training Makeover
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A new program leveraged behavioral data of employees to determine when they excelled at security and where they needed improvement.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 8/8/2019
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Dark Reading News Desk Live at Black Hat USA 2019
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Watch right here for 40 video interviews with speakers and sponsors. Streaming live from Black Hat USA Wednesday and Thursday 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/8/2019
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Rethinking Website Spoofing Mitigation
Dr. Salvatore Stolfo, Fouder & CTO, Allure SecurityCommentary
Deception technology is evolving rapidly, making it easier for organizations to turn the tables on their attackers. Here's how.
By Dr. Salvatore Stolfo Fouder & CTO, Allure Security, 8/7/2019
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Security & the Infinite Capacity to Rationalize
Joshua Goldfarb, Independent ConsultantCommentary
To improve the security posture of our organizations, we must open our eyes to rationalization and put an end to it with logic. Here's how.
By Joshua Goldfarb Independent Consultant, 8/6/2019
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Securing DevOps Is About People and Culture
Kacy Zurkus, Contributing Writer
Preconceived notions and divisions make building security into the software development life cycle an uphill battle for many organizations.
By Kacy Zurkus Contributing Writer, 8/6/2019
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Fighting Back Against Mobile Fraudsters
DJ Murphy, Editor-in-Chief, Security Portfolio, at Reed ExhibitionsCommentary
The first step toward identifying and preventing mobile fraud threats is acknowledging that mobile security requires a unique solution.
By DJ Murphy Editor-in-Chief, Security Portfolio, at Reed Exhibitions, 8/5/2019
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Capital One: What We Should Learn This Time
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Where Capital One went wrong, what the bank did right, and more key takeaways from the latest mega-breach.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 8/2/2019
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Black Hat: A Summer Break from the Mundane and Controllable
John B. Dickson, CISSP,  Principal, Denim GroupCommentary
Enjoy the respite from the security tasks that await you back at home. Then prepare yourself for the uphill battles to come. Here's how.
By John B. Dickson CISSP, Principal, Denim Group, 8/2/2019
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Dark Reading Staff 8/14/2019
The Mainframe Is Seeing a Resurgence. Is Security Keeping Pace?
Ray Overby, Co-Founder & President at Key Resources, Inc.,  8/15/2019
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Jim Souders, Chief Executive Officer at Adaptiva,  8/15/2019
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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 ...