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Hotel Router Vulnerability A Reminder Of Untrusted WiFi Risks
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
A flaw in a popular router product may have exposed millions of hotel guests, researchers from Cylance say.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 3/27/2015
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Cyber Hunting: 5 Tips To Bag Your Prey
David J. Bianco, Security Architect, SqrrlCommentary
Knowing the lay of the land and where attackers hide is a key element in hunting, both in nature and in the cyber realm.
By David J. Bianco Security Architect, Sqrrl, 3/26/2015
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SSL/TLS Suffers 'Bar Mitzvah Attack'
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Researcher at Black Hat Asia shows how attackers could abuse a known-weak crypto algorithm to steal credentials and other data from encrypted communications.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 3/26/2015
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SDN Shows Promise For Security
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Improved security is emerging as a major reason for adopting software-defined networking, but concerns about potential SDN risks persist.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing, 3/26/2015
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Researchers Use Heat To Breach Air-Gapped Systems
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
BitWhisper project is part of ongoing air gap security research at Israel's Ben-Gurion University.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 3/25/2015
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FBI Threat Intelligence Cyber-Analysts Still Marginalized In Agency
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Despite good progress, 9/11 Review Commission says that analysts could have a greater impact on FBI counter-terrorism activities if they had more domain awareness, forensics capabilities, and were more empowered to question agents.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 3/25/2015
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Preparing for a Breach: The Charge of the Security Brigade
Ryan Allphin, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Security Management, McAfee
Automation is key to shorter response times and better containment.
By Ryan Allphin Senior Vice President & General Manager, Security Management, McAfee, 3/25/2015
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The Internet Of Bring-Your-Own Things
David Lindner, Global Practice Manager, Mobile Application Security Services, Aspect SecurityCommentary
Devices and interconnected systems are finding a foothold not only in our homes but in mainstream organizations. Here are three tips to mitigate the risk.
By David Lindner Global Practice Manager, Mobile Application Security Services, Aspect Security, 3/25/2015
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Typical Users Know Less About Mobile Privacy Than They Think
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
New Mobile Privacy IQ survey shows a disconnect between perception and practice.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 3/24/2015
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New Secure Online Check-Out Tech Goes For Less Friction, More Biometrics
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
BioCatch, Zumigo, and Alibaba release tools to help merchants avoid those pesky charge-back costs.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 3/24/2015
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Retailers Adopt Intel-Sharing Portal Used By Banks
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Th Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC) is working with the Financial Services ISAC (FS-ISAC) on its new threat intelligence-sharing platform.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 3/24/2015
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Networked Healthcare: Connecting You, Your Devices, and Your Health Practitioners
Pat Calhoun, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Network Security at Intel Security
Technology developers and policy makers must work closer with the security sector to ensure that innovation leads to real enablement, not cybercrime.
By Pat Calhoun Senior Vice President & General Manager, Network Security at Intel Security, 3/24/2015
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Educating The Cyberwarriors Of The Future
Jeff Schilling, CSO, FirehostCommentary
If I have to choose between hiring a university-educated CompSci grad or an IT specialist strong in sysadmin, networking or programming, I will pick the IT specialist every time.
By Jeff Schilling CSO, Firehost, 3/24/2015
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Will POSeidon Preempt BlackPOS?
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Research from Cisco Talos uncovers newly evolved POS malware with more sophistication than BlackPOS and similarities to Zeus for camouflage.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 3/23/2015
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When DDoS Isn't All About Massive Disruption
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
New data shows prevalence of often-undetectable DDoS attacks aimed at quietly wreaking havoc on the network while performing data exfiltration and other attacks.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 3/23/2015
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Worst Sports-Related Passwords
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
March Madness and Spring Training underway. NFL draft and NBA playoffs soon to come. Your users may be even more tempted than ever to create some of these bad sports-related passwords
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 3/23/2015
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Google Testing On-Body Detection Tool For Android Smartphones
Eric Zeman, Commentary
With Google's new On-Body Detection Tool, Android phones will remain unlocked as long as they are in your hand or pocket. However, there are security concerns.
By Eric Zeman , 3/23/2015
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Clintonemail.com: A Cautionary Call To Action
Joe Stanganelli, Attorney, Beacon Hill LawCommentary
As former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton becomes ever more embattled in the press and in politics because of her personal email usage, we can draw lessons for enterprises and employees alike on contending with Shadow IT.
By Joe Stanganelli Attorney, Beacon Hill Law, 3/23/2015
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Protect Your Web Applications
Rees Johnson, Sr. VP and GM the Content Security Business Unit, Intel Security
Reverse proxies are critical to shield Web apps from external attacks.
By Rees Johnson Sr. VP and GM the Content Security Business Unit, Intel Security, 3/23/2015
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Context: Finding The Story Inside Your Security Operations Program
Joshua Goldfarb, VP & CTO - Americas, FireEye.Commentary
What’s missing in today’s chaotic, alert-driven incident response queue is the idea of a narrative that provides a detailed understanding of how an attack actually unfolds.
By Joshua Goldfarb VP & CTO - Americas, FireEye., 3/23/2015
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The default soap.wsdl_cache_dir setting in (1) php.ini-production and (2) php.ini-development in PHP through 5.6.7 specifies the /tmp directory, which makes it easier for local users to conduct WSDL injection attacks by creating a file under /tmp with a predictable filename that is used by the get_s...

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The mconvert function in softmagic.c in file before 5.21, as used in the Fileinfo component in PHP before 5.4.37, 5.5.x before 5.5.21, and 5.6.x before 5.6.5, does not properly handle a certain string-length field during a copy of a truncated version of a Pascal string, which might allow remote atta...

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readelf.c in file before 5.22, as used in the Fileinfo component in PHP before 5.4.37, 5.5.x before 5.5.21, and 5.6.x before 5.6.5, does not consider that pread calls sometimes read only a subset of the available data, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (uninitialized memory ...

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Heap-based buffer overflow in the enchant_broker_request_dict function in ext/enchant/enchant.c in PHP before 5.4.38, 5.5.x before 5.5.22, and 5.6.x before 5.6.6 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via vectors that trigger creation of multiple dictionaries.

CVE-2014-9709
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The GetCode_ function in gd_gif_in.c in GD 2.1.1 and earlier, as used in PHP before 5.5.21 and 5.6.x before 5.6.5, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (buffer over-read and application crash) via a crafted GIF image that is improperly handled by the gdImageCreateFromGif function.

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