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Cookies for MFA bypass gain traction among cyber attackers.

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Cookies for MFA Bypass Gain Traction Among Cyberattackers
Multifactor authentication has gained adoption among organizations as a way of improving security over passwords alone, but increasing theft of browser cookies undermines that security.
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by Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
November 11, 2022
THREAT INTELLIGENCE
4 MIN READ
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Knock, Knock: Aiphone Bug Allows Cyberattackers to Literally Open (Physical) Doors
The bug affects several Aiphone GT models using NFC technology and allows malicious actors to potentially gain access to sensitive facilities.
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by Nathan Eddy, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
November 11, 2022
IOT
5 MIN READ
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Uyghurs Targeted With Spyware, Courtesy of PRC
Chinese government employs spyware to detect so-called "pre-crimes" including using a VPN, religious apps, or WhatsApp, new analysis reveals.
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by Becky Bracken, Editor, Dark Reading
November 11, 2022
THREAT INTELLIGENCE
2 MIN READ
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Twitter's CISO Takes Off, Leaving Security an Open Question
Lea Kissner was one of three senior executives to quit this week, leaving many to wonder if the social media giant is ripe for a breach and FTC action.
Jai Vijayan
by Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
November 10, 2022
RISK
5 MIN READ
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Evasive KmsdBot Cryptominer/DDoS Bot Targets Gaming, Enterprises
KmsdBot takes advantage of SSH connections with weak login credentials to mine currency and deplete network resources, as it gains a foothold on enterprise systems.
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by Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributor, Dark Reading
November 10, 2022
THREAT INTELLIGENCE
3 MIN READ
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Amazon, Microsoft Cloud Leaks Highlight Lingering Misconfiguration Issues
Cloud storage databases, often deployed as "rogue servers" without the blessing of the IT department, continue to put companies and their sensitive data at risk.
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by Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
November 10, 2022
CLOUD
4 MIN READ
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Patch ASAP: Critical Citrix, VMware Bugs Threaten Remote Workspaces With Takeover
Hole-y software alert, Batman: Cybercriminal faves Citrix Gateway and VMware Workspace ONE have authentication-bypass bugs that could offer up total access to attackers.
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by Tara Seals, Managing Editor, News, Dark Reading
November 09, 2022
VULNERABILITIES/THREATS
3 MIN READ
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InterPlanetary File System Increasingly Weaponized for Phishing, Malware Delivery
Cyberattackers like IPFS because it is resilient to content blocking and takedown efforts.
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by Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
November 09, 2022
VULNERABILITIES/THREATS
4 MIN READ
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Cloud9 Malware Offers a Paradise of Cyberattack Methods
The Swiss Army knife-like browser extension is heaven for attackers — and can be hell for enterprise users.
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by Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributor, Dark Reading
November 09, 2022
THREAT INTELLIGENCE
5 MIN READ
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Microsoft Quashes Bevy of Actively Exploited Zero-Days for November Patch Tuesday
Long-awaited security fixes for ProxyNotShell and Mark of the Web bypasses are part of a glut of actively exploited zero-day vulnerabilities and other critical flaws that admins need to prioritize in the coming hours.
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by Tara Seals, Managing Editor, News, Dark Reading
November 08, 2022
THREAT INTELLIGENCE
5 MIN READ
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Retail Sector Prepares for Annual Holiday Cybercrime Onslaught
Retailers and hospitality companies expect to battle credential harvesting, phishing, bots, and various malware variants.
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by Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributor, Dark Reading
November 08, 2022
RISK
5 MIN READ
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SolarWinds Faces Potential SEC Enforcement Act Over Orion Breach
In the nearly two years since the company discovered the cyber intrusion, SolarWinds has fundamentally rearchitected its development environment to make it much harder to compromise, CISO Tim Brown tells Dark Reading.
Jai Vijayan
by Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
November 07, 2022
APPLICATION SECURITY
4 MIN READ
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Unencrypted Traffic Still Undermining Wi-Fi Security
An analysis by RSA Conference's security operations center found 20% of data over its network was unencrypted and more than 55,000 passwords were sent in the clear.
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by Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
November 07, 2022
REMOTE WORKFORCE
4 MIN READ
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Microsoft Warns on Zero-Day Spike as Nation-State Groups Shift Tactics
The software giant also recorded an increase in attacks on IT services companies as state-backed threat actors have adapted to better enterprise defenses and cast a wider net, Microsoft says.
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by Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
November 04, 2022
ATTACKS/BREACHES
4 MIN READ
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RomCom Malware Woos Victims With 'Wrapped' SolarWinds, KeePass Software
An analysis of the RomCom APT shows the group is expanding its efforts beyond the Ukrainian military into the UK and other English-speaking countries.
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by Becky Bracken, Editor, Dark Reading
November 04, 2022
THREAT INTELLIGENCE
3 MIN READ
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