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Application Attacks Spike as Criminals Target Remote Workers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Application-specific and Web application attacks made up 67% of all attacks in 2020 as criminal strategies shifted in the pandemic.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/11/2021
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Microsoft Patch Tuesday: 4 Critical CVEs, 3 Publicly Known, 1 Wormable
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Microsoft releases security patches for 55 vulnerabilities in its monthly roundup, which includes a critical, wormable flaw in the HTTP protocol stack.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/11/2021
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Cartoon Caption Winner: Greetings, Earthlings
John Klossner, CartoonistCommentary
And the winner of Dark Reading's April cartoon caption contest is ...
By John Klossner Cartoonist, 5/11/2021
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3 Cybersecurity Myths to Bust
Etay Maor, Sr. Director Security Strategy at Cato NetworksCommentary
Deeply rooted cybersecurity misconceptions are poisoning our ability to understand and defend against attacks.
By Etay Maor Sr. Director Security Strategy at Cato Networks, 5/11/2021
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Colonial Pipeline Cyberattack: What Security Pros Need to Know
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
As the massive US pipeline operator works to restore operations after a DarkSide ransomware attack late last week, experts say it's a cautionary tale for critical infrastructure providers.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/10/2021
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FBI, NSA, CISA & NCSC Issue Joint Advisory on Russian SVR Activity
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The report provides additional details on tactics of Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service following public attribution of the group to last year's SolarWinds attack.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/7/2021
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Defending Against Web Scraping Attacks
Rob Simon, Principal Security Consultant at TrustedSecCommentary
Web scraping attacks, like Facebook's recent data leak, can easily lead to more significant breaches.
By Rob Simon Principal Security Consultant at TrustedSec, 5/7/2021
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Troy Hunt: Organizations Make Security Choices Tough for Users
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The Have I Been Pwned founder took the virtual stage at Black Hat Asia to share stories about his work and industrywide challenges.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/6/2021
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Biden's Supply Chain Initiative Depends on Cybersecurity Insights
Padraic O'Reilly, Chief Product Officer & Co-Founder of CyberSaint SecurityCommentary
Those helming the US supply chain executive order need to leverage standards, measurement, and the lessons cybersecurity leaders have learned.
By Padraic O'Reilly Chief Product Officer & Co-Founder of CyberSaint Security, 5/6/2021
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Gap Between Security and Networking Teams May Hinder Tech Projects
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Professionals in each field describe a poor working relationship between the two teams
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/5/2021
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DoD Lets Researchers Target All Publicly Accessible Info Systems
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Department of Defense expands its vulnerability disclosure program to include a broad range of new targets.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/5/2021
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Wanted: The (Elusive) Cybersecurity 'All-Star'
Steve Zurier, Contributing WriterNews
Separate workforce studies by (ISC) and ISACA point to the need for security departments to work with existing staff to identify needs and bring entry-level people into the field.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 5/5/2021
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Newer Generic Top-Level Domains a Security 'Nuisance'
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Ten years of passive DNS data shows classic TLDs such as .com and .net dominate newer TLDs in popularity and use.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 5/4/2021
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More Companies Adopting DevOps & Agile for Security
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Measures of programming speed, security, and automation have all significantly increased in the past year, GitLab's latest survey finds.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 5/4/2021
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Scripps Health Responds to Cyberattack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The health care system says it has suspended access to patient portals and other applications related to operations at Scripps facilities.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/4/2021
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Can Organizations Secure Remote Workers for the Long Haul?
Ian Pratt, Global head of Security for Personal Systems at HP Inc.Commentary
By focusing on protection instead of detection, organizations can defend against targeted attacks without compromising security or productivity.
By Ian Pratt Global head of Security for Personal Systems at HP Inc., 5/4/2021
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It's Time to Ditch Celebrity Cybersecurity
Mieng Lim, VP of Product Management at Digital Defense By HelpSystemsCommentary
High-profile attacks and solutions are shiny objects that can distract from the defenses that afford the greatest protection.
By Mieng Lim VP of Product Management at Digital Defense By HelpSystems, 5/4/2021
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Ransomware Task Force Publishes Framework to Fight Global Threat
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
An 81-page report details how ransomware has evolved, along with recommendations on how to deter attacks and disrupt its business model.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/30/2021
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7 Modern-Day Cybersecurity Realities
Steve Zurier, Contributing Writer
Security pros may be working with a false sense of security. We explore seven places where old methods and techniques have to change to keep their organizations safe.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 4/30/2021
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Your Digital Identity's Evil Shadow
Sam Crowther, Founder, KasadaCommentary
In the wrong hands, these shady shadows are stealthy means to bypass security systems by hiding behind a proxy with legitimate IP addresses and user agents.
By Sam Crowther Founder, Kasada, 4/29/2021
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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.)
CVE-2021-3504
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-11
A flaw was found in the hivex library in versions before 1.3.20. It is caused due to a lack of bounds check within the hivex_open function. An attacker could input a specially crafted Windows Registry (hive) file which would cause hivex to read memory beyond its normal bounds or cause the program to...
CVE-2021-20309
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-11
A flaw was found in ImageMagick in versions before 7.0.11 and before 6.9.12, where a division by zero in WaveImage() of MagickCore/visual-effects.c may trigger undefined behavior via a crafted image file submitted to an application using ImageMagick. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to ...
CVE-2021-20310
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-11
A flaw was found in ImageMagick in versions before 7.0.11, where a division by zero ConvertXYZToJzazbz() of MagickCore/colorspace.c may trigger undefined behavior via a crafted image file that is submitted by an attacker and processed by an application using ImageMagick. The highest threat from this...