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Prevention Is Better Than the Cure When Securing Cloud-Native Deployments
Liz Rice, VP Open Source Engineering, Aqua SecurityCommentary
The "OODA loop" shows us how to secure cloud-native deployments and prevent breaches before they occur.
By Liz Rice VP Open Source Engineering, Aqua Security, 11/25/2020
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Why Security Awareness Training Should Be Backed by Security by Design
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing WriterNews
Cybersecurity training needs an overhaul, though the training itself is only one small part of how security teams can influence user behavior.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 11/25/2020
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Baidu Apps Leaked Location Data, Machine Learning Reveals
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Several apps available on the Google Play Store, including two made by Chinese Internet giant Baidu, leaked information about the phone's hardware and location without the user's knowledge, research finds.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/24/2020
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What's in Store for Privacy in 2021
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Changes are coming to the privacy landscape, including more regulations and technologies.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/24/2020
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Facebook Messenger Flaw Enabled Spying on Android Callees
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A critical flaw in Facebook Messenger on Android would let someone start an audio or video call without the victim's knowledge.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/20/2020
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Security Pros Push for More Pervasive Threat Modeling
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
With the release of the "Threat Modeling Manifesto," a group of 16 security professionals hope to prompt more companies to consider the threats to software.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/20/2020
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Go SMS Pro Messaging App Exposed Users' Private Media Files
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The popular Android app uses easily guessable Web addresses when users send private photos, videos, and voice messages.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/19/2020
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Online Shopping Surge Puts Focus on Consumer Security Habits
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Companies will have to tread a fine line between delivering security and a frictionless shopping experience, security firms say.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/18/2020
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EFF, Security Experts Condemn Politicization of Election Security
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Open letter, signed by high-profile security professionals and organizations, urges White House to "reverse course and support election security."
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/17/2020
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Vulnerability Prioritization Tops Security Pros' Challenges
David Habusha, VP of Product, WhiteSourceCommentary
Why vulnerability prioritization has become a top challenge for security professionals and how security and development teams can get it right.
By David Habusha VP of Product, WhiteSource, 11/17/2020
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Researchers Scan for Supply-Side Threats in Open Source
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
A recent project to scan the main Python repository's 268,000 packages found only a few potentially malicious programs, but work earlier this year uncovered hundreds of instances of malware.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 11/17/2020
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Twitter Taps Mudge
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Noted security researcher Peiter Zatko joins the social network as head of security.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/16/2020
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Zoom Debuts New Tools to Fight Meeting Disruptions
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Two new capabilities in version 5.4.3 let hosts and co-hosts pause Zoom meetings to remove and report disruptive attendees.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/16/2020
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Apple Issues Security Updates
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Vulnerabilities found in three most recent versions of macOS.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/13/2020
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Self-Service Security for Developers Is the DevSecOps Brass Ring
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing WriterNews
DevOps teams with full security integration and self-service capabilities are 80% more likely to fix critical vulnerabilities in under a day, according to the ninth annual "State of DevOps Report."
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 11/13/2020
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A Hacker's Holiday: How Retailers Can Avoid Black Friday Cyber Threats
Matthew McGuirk, Senior Solutions Engineer at Source DefenseCommentary
Starting on Nov. 27, online retailers of all sizes will find out if their e-commerce capabilities are ready for prime time or not.
By Matthew McGuirk Senior Solutions Engineer at Source Defense, 11/13/2020
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Credential Stuffing Fills E-commerce Pipeline in 2020
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
There were 1.3 billion attacks in the third quarter alone, according to new analysis from Arkose Labs.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/12/2020
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5 Steps Every Company Should Take to Avoid Data Theft Risk
Bradford K. Newman, Principal, Litigation / Chair of North America Trade Secrets PracticeCommentary
It's never been easier for employees to download company data and take it with them to their next gig.
By Bradford K. Newman Principal, Litigation / Chair of North America Trade Secrets Practice, 11/12/2020
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Security Hiring Plans Remain Constant Despite Pandemic
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Although we saw workforce gains this year, 56% of businesses surveyed report staff shortages are putting their organization at risk.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 11/11/2020
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3 Tips For Successfully Running Tech Outside the IT Department
Patrick Kehoe, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, CoalfireCommentary
When marketing opts for "extra-departmental IT," coordination and communication are required to keep things secured.
By Patrick Kehoe Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, Coalfire, 11/11/2020
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CVE-2020-29378
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-29
An issue was discovered on V-SOL V1600D V2.03.69 and V2.03.57, V1600D4L V1.01.49, V1600D-MINI V1.01.48, V1600G1 V2.0.7 and V1.9.7, and V1600G2 V1.1.4 OLT devices. It is possible to elevate the privilege of a CLI user (to full administrative access) by using the password [email protected]#y$z%x6x7q8c9z) for the e...
CVE-2020-29379
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-29
An issue was discovered on V-SOL V1600D4L V1.01.49 and V1600D-MINI V1.01.48 OLT devices. During the process of updating the firmware, the update script starts a telnetd -l /bin/sh process that does not require authentication for TELNET access.
CVE-2020-29380
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-29
An issue was discovered on V-SOL V1600D V2.03.69 and V2.03.57, V1600D4L V1.01.49, V1600D-MINI V1.01.48, V1600G1 V2.0.7 and V1.9.7, and V1600G2 V1.1.4 OLT devices. TELNET is offered by default but SSH is not always available. An attacker can intercept passwords sent in cleartext and conduct a man-in-...
CVE-2020-29381
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-29
An issue was discovered on V-SOL V1600D V2.03.69 and V2.03.57, V1600D4L V1.01.49, V1600D-MINI V1.01.48, V1600G1 V2.0.7 and V1.9.7, and V1600G2 V1.1.4 OLT devices. Command injection can occur in "upload tftp syslog" and "upload tftp configuration" in the CLI via a crafted filename...
CVE-2020-29382
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-29
An issue was discovered on V-SOL V1600D V2.03.69 and V2.03.57, V1600G1 V2.0.7 and V1.9.7, and V1600G2 V1.1.4 OLT devices. A hardcoded RSA private key (specific to V1600D, V1600G1, and V1600G2) is contained in the firmware images.