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Malware Decompiler Tool Goes Open Source
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Avast's RetDec machine-code decompiler now available for free on Github.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 12/13/2017
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Google Sheds Light on Data Encryption Practices
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Google explains the details of how it secures information in the cloud and encrypts data in transit.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 12/13/2017
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Former Rutgers Student, Two Others Plead Guilty to Operating Mirai Botnet
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Trio faces up to five years in federal prison and fines of up to $250,000
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 12/13/2017
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80% of Americans Admit to Risky Cybersecurity Behaviors
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Nearly half of survey respondents use unsecured WiFi networks and a third open unsolicited email attachment, a report finds.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/13/2017
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Healthcare Faces Poor Cybersecurity Prognosis
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Experts say the healthcare industry is underestimating security threats as attackers continue to seek data and monetary gain.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 12/13/2017
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Google Play Offered Fewer Blacklisted Mobile Apps in Q3
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Third-party AndroidAPKDescargar store carried the most blacklisted mobile apps.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 12/13/2017
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8 Steps for Building an IT Security Career Path Program
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark Reading
A cybersecurity career-path program can help with talent retention and recruitment.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 12/13/2017
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Automation Could Be Widening the Cybersecurity Skills Gap
Gary Golomb, Co-Founder & Chief Research Officer at Awake SecurityCommentary
Sticking workers with tedious jobs that AI can't do leads to burnout, but there is a way to achieve balance.
By Gary Golomb Co-Founder & Chief Research Officer at Awake Security, 12/13/2017
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Security Compliance: The Less You Spend the More You Pay
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
The costs of complying with data protection requirements are steep, but the costs of non-compliance are even higher, a new study shows.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 12/12/2017
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Microsoft Azure AD Connect Flaw Elevates Employee Privilege
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
An improper default configuration gives employees unnecessary administrative privilege without their knowledge, making them ideal targets for hackers.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 12/12/2017
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8 Out of 10 Employees Use Unencrypted USB Devices
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Security policies for USB drivers are severely outdated or inadequate, a report finds.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/12/2017
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Only 5% of Business Leaders Rethought Security After Equifax
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Corporate leaders know little about common security threats like ransomware and phishing, driving their risk for attack.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/12/2017
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How Good Privacy Practices Help Protect Your Company Brand
John Brenberg & Rebecca Herold, Information Security & Compliance Manager at 3M and Founder/CEO of The Privacy Professor; Co-Founder/ President of SIMBUS360Commentary
Follow these five guidelines to keep your organization's data protected.
By John Brenberg & Rebecca Herold Information Security & Compliance Manager at 3M and Founder/CEO of The Privacy Professor; Co-Founder/ President of SIMBUS360, 12/12/2017
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Employees on Public WiFi Rarely Face Man-in-the-Middle Attacks
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Employees' corporate mobile devices are connected to WiFi networks on average 74% of the time.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 12/12/2017
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Russian-Speaking 'MoneyTaker' Group Helps Itself to Millions from US Banks
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Banks in Latin America appear to be next big target, Group-IB says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 12/11/2017
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Romanian Nationals Admit to Racketeering Conspiracy, ATM Skimming
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Seven Romanian nationals pleaded guilty in connection with an ATM skimming scheme and RICO conspiracy, in addition to other crimes.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/11/2017
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Oracle Product Rollout Underscores Need for Trust in the Cloud
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Oracle updates its Identity SOC and management cloud with security tools to verify and manage users trusted with access to cloud-based data and applications.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 12/11/2017
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5 Reasons the Cybersecurity Labor Shortfall Won't End Soon
Steve Morgan, Founder & CEO, Cybersecurity VenturesCommentary
The number of unfilled jobs in our industry continues to grow. Here's why.
By Steve Morgan Founder & CEO, Cybersecurity Ventures, 12/11/2017
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Post-Breach Carnage: Worst Ways The Axe Fell in 2017
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Executive firings, stock drops, and class action settlements galore, this year was a study in real-world repercussions for cybersecurity lapses.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 12/11/2017
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Gartner: IT Security Spending to Reach $96 Billion in 2018
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Identity access management and security services to drive worldwide spending growth.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 12/8/2017
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CVE-2017-0290
Published: 2017-05-09
NScript in mpengine in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine with Engine Version before 1.1.13704.0, as used in Windows Defender and other products, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (type confusion and application crash) via crafted JavaScript code within ...

CVE-2016-10369
Published: 2017-05-08
unixsocket.c in lxterminal through 0.3.0 insecurely uses /tmp for a socket file, allowing a local user to cause a denial of service (preventing terminal launch), or possibly have other impact (bypassing terminal access control).

CVE-2016-8202
Published: 2017-05-08
A privilege escalation vulnerability in Brocade Fibre Channel SAN products running Brocade Fabric OS (FOS) releases earlier than v7.4.1d and v8.0.1b could allow an authenticated attacker to elevate the privileges of user accounts accessing the system via command line interface. With affected version...

CVE-2016-8209
Published: 2017-05-08
Improper checks for unusual or exceptional conditions in Brocade NetIron 05.8.00 and later releases up to and including 06.1.00, when the Management Module is continuously scanned on port 22, may allow attackers to cause a denial of service (crash and reload) of the management module.

CVE-2017-0890
Published: 2017-05-08
Nextcloud Server before 11.0.3 is vulnerable to an inadequate escaping leading to a XSS vulnerability in the search module. To be exploitable a user has to write or paste malicious content into the search dialogue.

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