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SSRF 101: How Server-Side Request Forgery Sneaks Past Your Web Apps
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Server-side request forgery is a dangerous attack method that is also becoming an issue for the cloud. Here are some of the basics to help keep your Web server from turning against you.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/24/2020
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7 Tips to Improve Your Employees' Mobile Security
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
Security experts discuss the threats putting mobile devices at risk and how businesses can better defend against them.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/24/2020
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Olympics Could Face Disruption from Regional Powers
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Destructive attacks and disinformation will likely target the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, two groups of threat experts say.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 2/21/2020
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How to Get CISOs & Boards on the Same Page
Joe Schorr, Global Executive Services Director, Optiv SecurityCommentary
These two groups have talked past each other for years, each hobbled by their own tunnel vision and misperceptions.
By Joe Schorr Global Executive Services Director, Optiv Security, 2/21/2020
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Security Now Merges With Dark Reading
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, News
Readers of Security Now will join the Dark Reading community, gaining access to a wide range of cybersecurity content.
By Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading , 2/21/2020
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Microsoft Announces General Availability of Threat Protection, Insider Risk Management
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Microsoft made several security announcements ahead of RSA Conference, including its decision to bring Microsoft Defender to iOS and Android.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/20/2020
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Ransomware Damage Hit $11.5B in 2019
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new report shows the scale of ransomware's harm and the growth of that damage year-over-year -- an average of $141,000 per incident.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/20/2020
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DHS's CISA Warns of New Critical Infrastructure Ransomware Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
An attack on a natural gas compression facility sent the operations offline for two days.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/19/2020
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Lumu to Emerge from Stealth at RSAC
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The new company will focus on giving customers earlier indications of network and server compromise.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/18/2020
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1.7M Nedbank Customers Affected via Third-Party Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A vulnerability in the network of marketing contractor Computer Facilities led to a breach at the South African bank.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/18/2020
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Firmware Weaknesses Can Turn Computer Subsystems into Trojans
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Network cards, video cameras, and graphics adapters are a few of the subsystems whose lack of security could allow attackers to turn them into spy implants.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 2/18/2020
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Palm Beach Elections Office Hit with Ransomware Pre-2016 Election
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Palm Beach County's elections supervisor does not believe the attack is linked to Russian hacking attempts targeting Florida.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/14/2020
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Ovum to Expand Cybersecurity Research Under New Omdia Group
Dark Reading Staff, News
Informa Tech combines Ovum, Heavy Reading, Tractica, and IHS Markit research.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/14/2020
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The 5 Love Languages of Cybersecurity
Fredrick Commentary
When it comes to building buy-in from the business, all cybersecurity needs is love -- especially when it comes to communication.
By Fredrick "Flee" Lee Chief Security Officer, Gusto, 2/14/2020
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DDoS Attacks Nearly Double Between Q4 2018 and Q4 2019
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Peer-to-peer botnets, TCP reflection attacks, and increased activity on Sundays are three DDoS attack trends from last quarter.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/13/2020
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Apps Remain Favorite Mobile Attack Vector
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Mobile apps are used in nearly 80% of attacks targeting mobile devices, followed by network and operating system attacks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/13/2020
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Forget Hacks... Ransomware, Phishing Are Election Year's Real Threats
Tod Beardsley, Director of Research, Rapid7Commentary
As we gear up for the voting season, let's put aside any links between foreign interference and voting machine security and focus on the actual risks threatening election security.
By Tod Beardsley Director of Research, Rapid7, 2/13/2020
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FBI: Business Email Compromise Cost Businesses $1.7B in 2019
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
BEC attacks comprised nearly half of cybercrime losses last year, which totaled $3.5 billion overall as Internet-enabled crimes ramped up.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/12/2020
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Healthcare Ransomware Damage Passes $157M Since 2016
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Researchers found the total cost far exceeded the amount of ransom paid to attackers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/11/2020
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Microsoft Patches Exploited Internet Explorer Flaw
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
This month's Patch Tuesday brings fixes for 99 CVEs, including one IE flaw seen exploited in the wild.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/11/2020
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CVE-2019-17229
PUBLISHED: 2020-02-24
includes/options.php in the motors-car-dealership-classified-listings (aka Motors - Car Dealer & Classified Ads) plugin through 1.4.0 for WordPress has multiple stored XSS issues.
CVE-2020-9374
PUBLISHED: 2020-02-24
On TP-Link TL-WR849N 0.9.1 4.16 devices, a remote command execution vulnerability in the diagnostics area can be exploited when an attacker sends specific shell metacharacters to the panel's traceroute feature.
CVE-2019-12510
PUBLISHED: 2020-02-24
In NETGEAR Nighthawk X10-R900 prior to 1.0.4.26, an attacker may bypass all authentication checks on the device's "NETGEAR Genie" SOAP API ("/soap/server_sa") by supplying a malicious X-Forwarded-For header of the device's LAN IP address (192.168.1.1) in every request. As a resul...
CVE-2019-12511
PUBLISHED: 2020-02-24
In NETGEAR Nighthawk X10-R900 prior to 1.0.4.26, an attacker may execute arbitrary system commands as root by sending a specially-crafted MAC address to the "NETGEAR Genie" SOAP endpoint at AdvancedQoS:GetCurrentBandwidthByMAC. Although this requires QoS being enabled, advanced QoS being e...
CVE-2019-12512
PUBLISHED: 2020-02-24
In NETGEAR Nighthawk X10-R900 prior to 1.0.4.24, an attacker may execute stored XSS attacks against this device by supplying a malicious X-Forwarded-For header while performing an incorrect login attempt. The value supplied by this header will be inserted into administrative logs, found at Advanced ...