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How to Avoid Becoming the Next Riviera Beach
Todd Weller, Chief Strategy Officer at Bandura CyberCommentary
Be prepared by following these five steps so you don't have to pay a ransom to get your data back.
By Todd Weller Chief Strategy Officer at Bandura Cyber, 6/25/2019
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Companies on Watch After US, Iran Claim Cyberattacks
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
With the cyber conflict between the United States and Iran ramping up, companies traditionally targeted by the countries such as those in the oil and gas and financial industries need to bolster their security efforts, experts say.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 6/25/2019
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A Socio-Technical Approach to Cybersecurity's Problems
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers explore how modern security problems can be solved with an examination of society, technology, and security.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/24/2019
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Cyber-Risks Hiding Inside Mobile App Stores
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
As the number of blacklisted apps on Google Play continues to drop, attackers find new ways to compromise smartphones.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/21/2019
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Small Businesses May Not Be Security's Weak Link
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Organizations with 250 or fewer employees often employ a higher percentage of security pros than their larger counterparts.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/20/2019
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Machine Learning Boosts Defenses, but Security Pros Worry Over Attack Potential
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
As defenders increasingly use machine learning to remove spam, catch fraud, and block malware, concerns persist that attackers will find ways to use AI technology to their advantage.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 6/20/2019
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6 Security Tips That'll Keep the Summer Fun
Steve Zurier, Contributing Writer
Taking some time off this summer? Before you head out on vacation, make sure your devices and apps are also ready.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 6/19/2019
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Insecure Home IoT Devices a Clear and Present Danger to Corporate Security
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Avast-sponsored study shows wide prevalence of IoT devices, many with weak credentials and other security vulnerabilities.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 6/19/2019
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As Cloud Adoption Grows, DLP Remains Key Challenge
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
As businesses use the cloud to fuel growth, many fail to enforce data loss prevention or control how people share data.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/18/2019
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Advertising Alliance Plans Protocols to Reduce Dangerous Content
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Global Alliance for Responsible Media will seek ways to clamp down on dangerous and fake content.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/18/2019
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Google Targets Deceptive Sites with New Chrome Tools
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new extension and browser alert aim to help users report deceptive sites and prevent them from encountering fraud.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/18/2019
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How Fraudulent Domains 'Hide in Plain Sight'
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Cybercriminals use new types of top-level domains, topical keywords, and targeted emails to trick victims into clicking malicious links.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/18/2019
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Utilities, Nations Need Better Plan Against Critical Infrastructure Attackers
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The attackers behind the Triton, or Xenotime, intrusions into critical infrastructure (CI) safety systems are testing their skills against electric power companies. Options for defense are still limited, however.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 6/17/2019
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10 Notable Security Acquisitions of 2019 (So Far)
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
In a year when security companies have been snapped up left and right, these deals stand out from the chaos.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/15/2019
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Better Cybersecurity Research Requires More Data Sharing
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Researchers at the Workshop on the Economics of Information Security highlight the cost savings of sharing cybersecurity data and push for greater access to information on breaches, attacks, and incidents.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 6/14/2019
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Sensory Overload: Filtering Out Cybersecurity's Noise
Joshua Goldfarb, Independent ConsultantCommentary
No organization can prioritize and mitigate hundreds of risks effectively. The secret lies in carefully filtering out the risks, policies, and processes that waste precious time and resources.
By Joshua Goldfarb Independent Consultant, 6/14/2019
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Congress Gives 'Hack Back' Legislation Another Try
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Officials reintroduce a bill that would let businesses monitor attacker behavior and target intruders on corporate networks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/13/2019
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The CISO's Drive to Consolidation
Nik Whitfield, Computer Scientist & Security Technology EntrepreneurCommentary
Cutting back on the number of security tools you're using can save money and leave you safer. Here's how to get started.
By Nik Whitfield Computer Scientist & Security Technology Entrepreneur, 6/13/2019
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7 Truths About BEC Scams
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer
Business email compromise attacks are growing in prevalence and creativity. Here's a look at how they work, the latest stats, and some recent horror stories.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 6/13/2019
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The Rise of 'Purple Teaming'
Joseph R. Salazar, Technical Marketing EngineerCommentary
The next generation of penetration testing represents a more collaborative approach to old fashioned Red Team vs. Blue Team.
By Joseph R. Salazar Technical Marketing Engineer, 6/13/2019
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CVE-2019-10164
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-26
PostgreSQL versions 10.x before 10.9 and versions 11.x before 11.4 are vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow. Any authenticated user can overflow a stack-based buffer by changing the user's own password to a purpose-crafted value. This often suffices to execute arbitrary code as the PostgreSQL...
CVE-2019-11583
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-26
The issue searching component in Jira before version 8.1.0 allows remote attackers to deny access to Jira service via denial of service vulnerability in issue search when ordering by "Epic Name".
CVE-2019-4234
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-26
IBM PureApplication System 2.2.3.0 through 2.2.5.3 weakness in the implementation of locking feature in pattern editor. An attacker by intercepting the subsequent requests can bypass business logic to modify the pattern to unlocked state. IBM X-Force ID: 159416.
CVE-2019-4235
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-26
IBM PureApplication System 2.2.3.0 through 2.2.5.3 does not require that users should have strong passwords by default, which makes it easier for attackers to compromise user accounts. IBM X-Force ID: 159417.
CVE-2019-4241
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-26
IBM PureApplication System 2.2.3.0 through 2.2.5.3 could allow an authenticated user with local access to bypass authentication and obtain administrative access. IBM X-Force ID: 159467.