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A Startup With NSA Roots Wants Silently Disarming Cyberattacks on the Wire to Become the Norm
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Trinity Cyber takes a new spin on some traditional network-security techniques, but can its approach catch on widely?
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 5/11/2021
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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
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By John Klossner Cartoonist, 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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Four Plead Guilty to RICO Conspiracy Involving Hosting Services for Cybercrime
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The "bulletproof hosting" organization hosted malware including Zeus, SpyEye, Citadel, and the Blackhole Exploit Kit.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/10/2021
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How North Korean APT Kimsuky Is Evolving Its Tactics
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers find differences in Kimsuky's operations that lead them to divide the APT into two groups: CloudDragon and KimDragon.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/7/2021
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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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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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New Techniques Emerge for Abusing Windows Services to Gain System Control
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Organizations should apply principles of least privilege to mitigate threats, security researcher says.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 5/6/2021
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CISA Publishes Analysis on New 'FiveHands' Ransomware
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Attackers used publicly available tools, FiveHands ransomware, and SombRAT to successfully target an organization, officials report.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/6/2021
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Cloud-Native Businesses Struggle With Security
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
More companies moved to cloud-native infrastructure in the past year, and security incidents and malware moved right along with them.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 5/6/2021
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Attackers Seek New Strategies to Improve Macros' Effectiveness
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The ubiquity of Microsoft Office document formats means attackers will continue to use them to spread malware and infect systems.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 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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Apple Issues Patches for Webkit Security Flaws
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The vulnerabilities may already be under active attack, Apple says in an advisory.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/4/2021
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Hundreds of Millions of Dell Computers Potentially Vulnerable to Attack
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Hardware maker has issued an update to fix multiple critical privilege escalation vulnerabilities that have gone undetected since 2009.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 5/4/2021
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Raytheon: Supply Chain, Ransomware, Zero Trust Biggest Security Priorities
Dark Reading Staff, Commentary
SPONSORED CONTENT: While organizations may be more vulnerable than ever to supply chain attacks and ransomware, they can look to Zero Trust frameworks to keep their users and data safe, says Jon Check, senior director in Raytheon's cyber protection solutions unit.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/4/2021
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Researchers Explore Active Directory Attack Vectors
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Incident responders who investigate attacks targeting Active Directory discuss methods used to gain entry, elevate privileges, and control target systems.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/3/2021
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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...