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Name That Toon: Greetings, Earthlings
John Klossner, CartoonistCommentary
Caption time! Come up with something out of this world for Dark Reading's latest contest, and our panel of experts will reward the winner with a $25 Amazon gift card.
By John Klossner Cartoonist, 4/22/2021
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NIST Publishes Guide for Securing Hotel Property Management Systems
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
These sensitive systems store guests' personal data and payment-card information.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/1/2021
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Ghost Users Haunt Healthcare Firms
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Data security hygiene severely lacking among healthcare firms, new research shows.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/30/2021
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In the Rush to Embrace Hybrid Cloud, Don't Forget About Security
Ganesh Pai, CEO, UptycsCommentary
Cloud service providers typically only secure the infrastructure itself, while customers are responsible for their data and application security.
By Ganesh Pai CEO, Uptycs, 3/30/2021
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Intel, Microsoft Aim for Breakthrough in DARPA Encryption Project
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Together, the vendor giants aim to make "in use" encryption -- also known as "fully homomorphic encryption" -- economical and practical.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 3/8/2021
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How SolarWinds Busted Up Our Assumptions About Code Signing
Dr. Jethro Beekman, Technical DirectorCommentary
With so much automation in code writing process, results are rarely double-checked, which opens the door to vulnerabilities and downright danger.
By Dr. Jethro Beekman Technical Director, 3/3/2021
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7 Things We Know So Far About the SolarWinds Attacks
Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer
Two months after the news first broke, many questions remain about the sophisticated cyber-espionage campaign.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 2/11/2021
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Web Application Attacks Grow Reliant on Automated Tools
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Attackers often use automation in fuzzing attacks, injection attacks, fake bots, and application DDoS attacks.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/4/2021
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Medical Imaging Leaks Highlight Unhealthy Security Practices
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
More than 45 million unique images, such as X-rays and MRI scans, are accessible to anyone on the Internet, security firm says.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 12/15/2020
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Kmart Hit by Egregor Ransomware
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Egregor is also behind recent attacks on UbiSoft and Barnes & Noble.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/4/2020
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Intel Doubles Down on Emerging Technologies for Sharing and Using Data Securely
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Homomorphic encryption and federated learning could allow groups to share data and analysis while protecting the actual information.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 12/4/2020
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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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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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WordPress Plug-in Updated in Rare Forced Action
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Logonizer login security plug-in was automatically updated to patch a SQL injection vulnerability.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/22/2020
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Ubiq Rolls Out Encryption-as-a-Service Platform Aimed at Developers
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
A few lines of code and two API calls is all that it takes for developers to add encryption to their applications, startup says.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 10/21/2020
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Barnes & Noble Warns Customers About Data Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Famed bookseller says non-financial data was exposed in a new attack.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/15/2020
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Software AG Continues Efforts Against $20M Ransomware Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The attack, which now includes extortion components, has moved into its second week.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/12/2020
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Imperva Agrees to Buy jSonar
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The deal is expected to close in mid-October.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/1/2020
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New Google Search Hacks Push Viruses & Porn
David Balaban, Editor at Privacy-PC.comCommentary
Three incidents demonstrate how cybercriminals leverage the scourge of black-hat search engine optimization to manipulate search results.
By David Balaban Editor at Privacy-PC.com, 9/22/2020
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Deadly Ransomware Story Continues to Unfold
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Analyst, Security Operations, Enterprise Security Management, OmdiaQuick Hits
A ransomware attack with fatal consequences is attracting notice and comment from around the world.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Analyst, Security Operations, Enterprise Security Management, Omdia, 9/18/2020
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CVE-2021-23872
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-12
Privilege Escalation vulnerability in the File Lock component of McAfee Total Protection (MTP) prior to 16.0.32 allows a local user to gain elevated privileges by manipulating a symbolic link in the IOTL interface.
CVE-2021-23891
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-12
Privilege Escalation vulnerability in McAfee Total Protection (MTP) prior to 16.0.32 allows a local user to gain elevated privileges by impersonating a client token which could lead to the bypassing of MTP self-defense.
CVE-2021-23892
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-12
By exploiting a time of check to time of use (TOCTOU) race condition during the Endpoint Security for Linux Threat Prevention and Firewall (ENSL TP/FW) installation process, a local user can perform a privilege escalation attack to obtain administrator privileges for the purpose of executing arbitra...
CVE-2020-36289
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-12
Affected versions of Atlassian Jira Server and Data Center allow an unauthenticated user to enumerate users via an Information Disclosure vulnerability in the QueryComponentRendererValue!Default.jspa endpoint. The affected versions are before version 8.5.13, from version 8.6.0 before 8.13.5, and fro...
CVE-2021-32606
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-11
In the Linux kernel 5.11 through 5.12.2, isotp_setsockopt in net/can/isotp.c allows privilege escalation to root by leveraging a use-after-free. (This does not affect earlier versions that lack CAN ISOTP SF_BROADCAST support.)