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Ring Flaw Underscores Impact of IoT Vulnerabilities
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
A vulnerability in Amazon's Ring doorbell cameras would have allowed a local attacker to gain access to a target's entire wireless network.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/8/2019
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Google Launches OpenTitan Project to Open Source Chip Security
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
OpenTitan is an open source collaboration among Google and technology companies to strengthen root-of-trust chip design.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/5/2019
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Details of Attack on Electric Utility Emerge
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The March 5 DDoS attack interrupted communications between generating facilities and the electrical grid in three western states.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/1/2019
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32,000+ WiFi Routers Potentially Exposed to New Gafgyt Variant
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers detect an updated Gafgyt variant that targets flaws in small office and home wireless routers from Zyxel, Huawei, and Realtek.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/31/2019
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Why It's Imperative to Bridge the IT & OT Cultural Divide
Dave Weinstein, Chief Security Officer, ClarotyCommentary
As industrial enterprises face the disruptive forces of an increasingly connected world, these two cultures must learn to coexist.
By Dave Weinstein Chief Security Officer, Claroty, 10/29/2019
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Pwn2Own Adds Industrial Control Systems to Hacking Contest
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The Zero Day Initiative will bring its first ICS Pwn2Own competition to the S4x20 conference in January.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/28/2019
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5 Things the Hoodie & the Hard Hat Need to Know About Each Other
Eddie Habibi & Jason Haward-Grau, Founder & CEO and Chief Information Security Officer at PASCommentary
Traditionally, the worlds of IT (the hoodie) and OT (the hard hat) have been separate. That must change.
By Eddie Habibi & Jason Haward-Grau Founder & CEO and Chief Information Security Officer at PAS, 10/28/2019
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IoTopia Framework Aims to Bring Security to Device Manufacturers
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
GlobalPlatform launches an initiative to help companies secure connected devices and services across markets.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/23/2019
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FIDO-Based Authentication Arrives for Smartwatches
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The Nok Nok App SDK for Smart Watch is designed to let businesses implement FIDO-based authentication on smartwatches.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/22/2019
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Researchers Turn Alexa and Google Home Into Credential Thieves
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Eight Amazon Alexa and Google Home apps were approved for official app stores even though their actual purposes were eavesdropping and phishing.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/21/2019
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Older Amazon Devices Subject to Old Wi-Fi Vulnerability
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The vulnerability in first-generation Echoes and eight-generation Kindles lets an attacker wage man-in-the-middle attacks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/17/2019
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IoT Attacks Up Significantly in First Half of 2019
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
New research shows attacks increased ninefold year-over-year, coming from more than a quarter-million unique IP addresses.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/15/2019
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Why Bricking Vulnerable IoT Devices Comes with Unintended Consequences
Marc Laliberte, Senior Security Analyst, WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
Infosec vigilantism can cause serious harm in the era of industrial IoT and connected medical devices.
By Marc Laliberte Senior Security Analyst, WatchGuard Technologies, 10/15/2019
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For Cybersecurity to Be Proactive, Terrains Must Be Mapped
Craig Harber, Chief Technology Officer at Fidelis CybersecurityCommentary
As in any battle, understanding and exploiting the terrain often dictates the outcome.
By Craig Harber Chief Technology Officer at Fidelis Cybersecurity, 10/8/2019
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How FISMA Requirements Relate to Firmware Security
John Loucaides, Vice President, R&D, EclypsiumCommentary
Federal guidelines can help all organizations pragmatically and meaningfully improve their firmware security.
By John Loucaides Vice President, R&D, Eclypsium, 10/3/2019
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Apple Patches Multiple Vulnerabilities Across Platforms
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Updates address two separate issues in Apple's desktop and mobile operating systems.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/27/2019
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Cybersecurity Certification in the Spotlight Again
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Swiss technology non-profit group joins others, such as the Obama-era President's Commission, in recommending that certain classes of technology products be tested.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 9/27/2019
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A Safer IoT Future Must Be a Joint Effort
Sivan Rauscher, CEO & Co-Founder, SAM Seamless NetworkCommentary
We're just at the beginning of an important conversation about the future of our homes and cities, which must involve both consumers and many players in the industry
By Sivan Rauscher CEO & Co-Founder, SAM Seamless Network, 9/20/2019
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California's IoT Security Law Causing Confusion
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The law, which goes into effect January 1, requires manufacturers to equip devices with 'reasonable security feature(s).' What that entails is still an open question.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 9/19/2019
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15K Private Webcams Could Let Attackers View Homes, Businesses
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Webcams could be potentially accessed and manipulated by anyone with an Internet connection, researchers say.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/17/2019
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CVE-2019-18862
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-11
maidag in GNU Mailutils before 3.8 is installed setuid and allows local privilege escalation in the url mode.
CVE-2019-18853
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-11
ImageMagick before 7.0.9-0 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service because XML_PARSE_HUGE is not properly restricted in coders/svg.c, related to SVG and libxml2.
CVE-2019-18854
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-11
A Denial Of Service vulnerability exists in the safe-svg (aka Safe SVG) plugin through 1.9.4 for WordPress, related to unlimited recursion for a '<use ... xlink:href="#identifier">' substring.
CVE-2019-18855
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-11
A Denial Of Service vulnerability exists in the safe-svg (aka Safe SVG) plugin through 1.9.4 for WordPress, related to potentially unwanted elements or attributes.
CVE-2019-18856
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-11
A Denial Of Service vulnerability exists in the SVG Sanitizer module through 8.x-1.0-alpha1 for Drupal because access to external resources with an SVG use element is mishandled.