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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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Bad Bots Build Presence Across the Web
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Bots that mimic human behavior are driving a growing percentage of website traffic while contributing to an avalanche of misinformation.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/2/2020
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Prioritizing High-Risk Assets: A 4-Step Approach to Mitigating Insider Threats
David A. Sanders, Director of Insider Threat Operations at HaystaxCommentary
Sound insider threat detection programs combine contextual data and a thorough knowledge of employee roles and behaviors to pinpoint the biggest risks.
By David A. Sanders Director of Insider Threat Operations at Haystax, 4/2/2020
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A Hacker's Perspective on Securing VPNs As You Go Remote
David Commentary
As organizations rush to equip and secure their newly remote workforce, it's important to keep things methodical and purposeful
By David "Moose" Wolpoff Co-founder and CTO of Randori, 4/2/2020
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New Magecart Skimmer Infects 19 Victim Websites
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
MakeFrame, named for its ability to make iframes for skimming payment data, is attributed to Magecart Group 7.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/2/2020
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Best Practices to Manage Third-Party Cyber-Risk Today
Doug Clare, Vice President, Fraud, Compliance, and Security Solutions at FICOCommentary
Bold new thinking is needed to solve the rapidly evolving challenge of third-party risk management.
By Doug Clare Vice President, Fraud, Compliance, and Security Solutions at FICO, 4/2/2020
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Vulnerability Researchers Focus on Zoom App's Security
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
With videoconferencing's rise as an essential tool for remote work comes a downside: more security scrutiny, which has turned up a number of security weaknesses.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 4/2/2020
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Why All Employees Are Responsible for Company Cybersecurity
Diya Jolly, Chief Product Officer, OktaCommentary
It's not just the IT and security team's responsibility to keep data safe -- every member of the team needs to be involved.
By Diya Jolly Chief Product Officer, Okta, 4/1/2020
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Active Directory Attacks Hit the Mainstream
Jason Crabtree, CEO & Co-Founder, QOMPLXCommentary
Understanding the limitations of authentication protocols, especially as enterprises link authentication to cloud services to Active Directory, is essential for security teams in the modern federated enterprise.
By Jason Crabtree CEO & Co-Founder, QOMPLX, 4/1/2020
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Microsoft Alerts Healthcare to Human-Operated Ransomware
Dark Reading Staff, News
Microsoft has notified dozens of hospitals with vulnerable gateway and VPN appliances in their infrastructure, which could put them at risk.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/1/2020
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The SOC Emergency Room Faces Malware Pandemic
Avi Chesla, CEO and Founder, empowCommentary
To keep users and networks healthy and secure, security teams need to mimic countries that have taken on COVID-19 with a rapid, disciplined approach.
By Avi Chesla CEO and Founder, empow, 4/1/2020
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Defense Evasion Dominated 2019 Attack Tactics
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers mapped tactics and techniques to the MITRE ATT&CK framework to determine which were most popular last year.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 3/31/2020
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Data from 5.2M Marriott Loyalty Program Members Hit by Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The data was breached through the credentials of two franchisee employees.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/31/2020
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Why Third-Party Risk Management Has Never Been More Important
Jake Olcott, VP of Communications & Government Affairs, Bitsight TechnologiesCommentary
Given today's coronavirus pandemic, the need for companies to collect cybersecurity data about their business partners is more critical than ever. Here's how to start.
By Jake Olcott VP of Communications & Government Affairs, Bitsight Technologies, 3/31/2020
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Patching Poses Security Problems with Move to More Remote Work
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Security teams were not ready for the wholesale move to remote work and the sudden expansion of the attack surface area, experts say.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 3/31/2020
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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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How Much Downtime Can Your Company Handle?
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & COO of Link11Commentary
Why every business needs cyber resilience and quick recovery times.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & COO of Link11, 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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CVE-2019-19914
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.
CVE-2020-5283
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...
CVE-2020-11498
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...
CVE-2020-11499
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.
CVE-2020-7628
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.