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A Day in The Life of a Pen Tester
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Two penetration testers share their day-to-day responsibilities, challenges they encounter, and the skills they value most on the job.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/2/2020
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Does the 2020 Online Census Account for Security Risk?
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Experts discuss the security issues surrounding a census conducted online and explain how COVID-19 could exacerbate the risk.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 3/31/2020
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Limited-Time Free Offers to Secure the Enterprise Amid COVID-19
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
These products and services could be of immediate help to infosec pros now protecting their organizations while working from home.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 3/31/2020
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Researchers Spot Sharp Increase in Zoom-Themed Domain Registrations
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Attackers are attempting to take advantage of the surge in teleworking prompted by COVID-19, Check Point says.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 3/30/2020
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Microsoft Edge Will Tell You If Credentials Are Compromised
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Password Monitor, InPrivate mode, and ad-tracking prevention are three new additions to Microsoft Edge.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/30/2020
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3 Mobile Security Problems That Most Security Teams Haven't Fixed Yet
Michael J. Covington, Vice President of Product Strategy at WanderaCommentary
Mobility must be included in the security operations workflow so that company data is protected regardless of where remote workers are located.
By Michael J. Covington Vice President of Product Strategy at Wandera, 3/26/2020
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Technology Empowers Pandemic Response, But Privacy Worries Remain
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
As technology companies and the medical community work to find ways to track and test for the virus, privacy might fall by the wayside.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 3/26/2020
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Malware Found Hidden in Android Utility Apps, Children's Games
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The 'Tekya' malware, as researchers call it, is designed to imitate the user's actions to click advertisements.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/24/2020
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How to Secure Your Kubernetes Deployments
Gadi Naor, CTO and Co-Founder, AlcideCommentary
As more companies shift their software to a microservices-based architecture and orchestrate their containerized applications in Kubernetes, distributed security controls become a must.
By Gadi Naor CTO and Co-Founder, Alcide, 3/24/2020
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Three Ways Your BEC Defense Is Failing & How to Do Better
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Business email compromises cost the economy billions of dollars. Experts have advice on how to stop them from hitting you for millions at a pop.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 3/23/2020
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8 Infosec Page-Turners for Days Spent Indoors
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
Stuck inside and looking for a new read? Check out these titles written by security practitioners and reporters across the industry.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 3/23/2020
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VPN Usage Surges as More Nations Shut Down Offices
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
As social distancing becomes the norm, interest in virtual private networks has rocketed, with some providers already seeing a doubling in users and traffic since the beginning of the year.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 3/19/2020
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This Tax Season, Save the Scorn and Protect Customers from Phishing Scams
Dr. Salvatore Stolfo, Founder & CTO, Allure SecurityCommentary
As security professionals, it's easy to get cynical about the continued proliferation of tax ID theft and blame the consumers themselves. But that doesn't help anyone.
By Dr. Salvatore Stolfo Founder & CTO, Allure Security, 3/17/2020
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Working from Home? These Tips Can Help You Adapt
Andy Ellis, Chief Security Officer, AkamaiCommentary
COVID-19 means many people are doing their jobs from outside the confines of the office. That may not be as easy as it sounds.
By Andy Ellis Chief Security Officer, Akamai, 3/12/2020
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Cyberspace Solarium Commission Slams US Cybersecurity Readiness
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The federal commission outlined more than 60 recommendations to remedy major security problems.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/11/2020
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COVID-19 Drives Rush to Remote Work. Is Your Security Team Ready?
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A rapid transition to remote work puts pressure on security teams to understand and address a wave of potential security risks.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 3/11/2020
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Malware Campaign Feeds on Coronavirus Fears
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new malware campaign that offers a "coronavirus map" delivers a well-known data-stealer.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/9/2020
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Securing Our Elections Requires Change in Technology, People & Attitudes
Earl D. Matthews, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at VerodinCommentary
Increasing security around our election process and systems will take a big effort from many different parties. Here's how.
By Earl D. Matthews Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Verodin, 3/6/2020
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The Perfect Travel Security Policy for a Globe-Trotting Laptop
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
There are many challenges to safely carrying data and equipment on international travels, but the right policy can make navigating the challenges easier and more successful.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 3/4/2020
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Walgreens' Mobile App Exposes Customers' Info
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
An error in the app allowed some secure chat users to see medical information that wasn't theirs.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/2/2020
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PUBLISHED: 2020-04-03
** REJECT ** DO NOT USE THIS CANDIDATE NUMBER. ConsultIDs: none. Reason: This candidate was withdrawn by its CNA. Further investigation showed that it was not a security issue. Notes: none.
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-03
ViewVC before versions 1.1.28 and 1.2.1 has a XSS vulnerability in CVS show_subdir_lastmod support. The impact of this vulnerability is mitigated by the need for an attacker to have commit privileges to a CVS repository exposed by an otherwise trusted ViewVC instance that also has the `show_subdir_l...
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-02
Slack Nebula through 1.1.0 contains a relative path vulnerability that allows a low-privileged attacker to execute code in the context of the root user via tun_darwin.go or tun_windows.go. A user can also use Nebula to execute arbitrary code in the user's own context, e.g., for user-level persistenc...
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-02
Firmware Analysis and Comparison Tool (FACT) 3 has Stored XSS when updating analysis details via a localhost web request, as demonstrated by mishandling of the tags and version fields in helperFunctions/mongo_task_conversion.py.
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-02
install-package through 1.1.6 is vulnerable to Command Injection. It allows execution of arbitrary commands via the device function.