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Why North Korea Excels in Cybercrime
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & COO of Link11Commentary
North Korea is laser-focused on boosting its cyber capabilities, and it's doing a remarkable job of it.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & COO of Link11, 1/22/2021
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7 Steps to Secure a WordPress Site
Steve Zurier, Contributing Writer
Many companies operate under the assumption that their WordPress sites are secure -- and that couldn't be anything further from the truth.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 1/21/2021
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SolarWinds Attack, Cyber Supply Chain Among Priorities for Biden Administration
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
During Senate confirmation hearings, the nominees for Secretary of Homeland Security and Director of National Intelligence pledged to focus on cybersecurity.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 1/20/2021
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A Security Practitioner's Guide to Encrypted DNS
Jamie Brim, Corelight Security ResearcherCommentary
Best practices for a shifting visibility landscape.
By Jamie Brim Corelight Security Researcher, 1/19/2021
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Virtual Pen-Testing Competition Tasks College Students With Running a Red Team Operation
Steve Zurier, Contributing WriterNews
Aimed at developing offensive cyber talent, last weekend's sixth annual Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition brought out some of the brightest from RIT and Stanford, among other universities.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 1/13/2021
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The Data-Centric Path to Zero Trust
Altaz Valani, Director of Insights Research, Security CompassCommentary
Data is an organization's most valuable asset, so a data-centric approach would provide the best value for organizations, now and in the future.
By Altaz Valani Director of Insights Research, Security Compass, 1/13/2021
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Malware Developers Refresh Their Attack Tools
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Cisco analyzes the latest version of the LokiBot malware for stealing credentials, finding that its developers have added more misdirection and anti-analysis features.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 1/8/2021
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Even Small Nations Have Jumped into the Cyber Espionage Game
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
While the media tends to focus on the Big 5 nation-state cyber powers, commercial spyware has given smaller countries sophisticated capabilities, as demonstrated by a "zero-click" iMessage exploit that targeted journalists last year.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 1/7/2021
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China's APT Groups May Be Looking to Cash In
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Two campaigns have resulted in encrypted drives and ransom notes, suggesting that some China-linked nation-state advanced persistent threat groups have added financial gain as a motive, researchers say.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 1/5/2021
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Reducing the Risk of Third-Party SaaS Apps to Your Organization
Dmitry Dontov, Chief Technology Officer, Spin TechnologyCommentary
Such apps may try to leak your data, or can contain malicious code. And even legitimate apps may be poorly written, creating security risks.
By Dmitry Dontov Chief Technology Officer, Spin Technology, 12/29/2020
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Defending the COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Chain
Nick Rossmann, Global Threat Intelligence Lead, IBM Security X-ForceCommentary
We must treat this supply chain like a piece of our nation's critical infrastructure, just like the electrical grid or air traffic control system.
By Nick Rossmann Global Threat Intelligence Lead, IBM Security X-Force, 12/28/2020
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10 Benefits of Running Cybersecurity Exercises
Steve Durbin, CEO of the Information Security ForumCommentary
There may be no better way to ascertain your organization's strengths and weaknesses than by running regular security drills.
By Steve Durbin CEO of the Information Security Forum, 12/28/2020
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Quarterbacking Vulnerability Remediation
Tal Morgenstern, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Vulcan CyberCommentary
It's time that security got out of the armchair and out on the field.
By Tal Morgenstern Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Vulcan Cyber, 12/24/2020
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Microsoft, McAfee, Rapid7, and Others Form New Ransomware Task Force
Steve Zurier, Contributing WriterNews
Industry group wants to get a framework in the hands of the new administration's cybersecurity officials by early spring 2021.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 12/23/2020
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NSA, CISA Warn of Attacks on Federated Authentication
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
While incident responders focus on attacks using SolarWinds Orion, government cyber defenders highlight other methods likely being used as well.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 12/21/2020
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We Have a National Cybersecurity Emergency -- Here's How We Can Respond
Eric Noonan, CEO, CyberSheathCommentary
Let's prioritize bipartisan strategic actions that can ensure our national security and strengthen the economy. Here are five ideas for how to do that.
By Eric Noonan CEO, CyberSheath, 12/21/2020
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'SocGholish' Attack Framework Powers Surge in Drive-By Attacks
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing WriterNews
Menlo Labs research team says framework's social engineering toolkit helps criminals impersonate software updates.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 12/17/2020
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Why the Weakest Links Matter
Adam Caudill, Principal Security Engineer at 1PasswordCommentary
The recent FireEye and SolarWinds compromises reinforce the fact that risks should be understood, controls should be in place, and care should be taken at every opportunity.
By Adam Caudill Principal Security Engineer at 1Password, 12/16/2020
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7 Security Tips for Gamers
Steve Zurier, Contributing Writer
Gamers can expect to be prime targets over the holidays as COVID-19 rages on. Here's some advice on how to keep hackers at bay.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 12/11/2020
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Black Hat Europe: Dark Reading Video News Desk Coverage
Dark Reading Staff, News
Coming to you from virtual backgrounds and beautifully curated bookcases around the world, Dark Reading brings you video interviews with the leading researchers speaking at this week's Black Hat Europe.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/10/2020
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CVE-2020-12512
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-22
Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol IO-Link Master in Version 1.5.48 and below is prone to an authenticated reflected POST Cross-Site Scripting
CVE-2020-12513
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-22
Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol IO-Link Master in Version 1.5.48 and below is prone to an authenticated blind OS Command Injection.
CVE-2020-12514
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-22
Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol IO-Link Master in Version 1.5.48 and below is prone to a NULL Pointer Dereference that leads to a DoS in discoveryd
CVE-2020-12525
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-22
M&M Software fdtCONTAINER Component in versions below 3.5.20304.x and between 3.6 and 3.6.20304.x is vulnerable to deserialization of untrusted data in its project storage.
CVE-2020-12511
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-22
Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol IO-Link Master in Version 1.5.48 and below is prone to a Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) in the web interface.