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Facebook Doles Out $100K Prize for Internet Defense Prize
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Winners developed a new method of detecting spearphishing in corporate networks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/17/2017
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Microsoft Report: User Account Attacks Jumped 300% Since 2016
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Most of these Microsoft user account compromises can be attributed to weak, guessable passwords and poor password management, researchers found.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 8/17/2017
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'Pulse Wave' DDoS Attacks Emerge As New Threat
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
DDoS botnets are launching short but successive bursts of attack traffic to pin down multiple targets, Imperva says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/17/2017
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The Shadow Brokers: How They Changed 'Cyber Fear'
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingCommentaryVideo
At Black Hat USA, Matt Suiche, founder of Comae Technologies, describes what we know about the Shadow Brokers and how they have changed the business of cyber fear.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/17/2017
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Critical Infrastructure, Cybersecurity & the 'Devils Rope'
David Zahn, General Manager of Cybersecurity at PASCommentary
How hackers today are engaging in a modern 'Fence Cutter War' against industrial control systems, and what security professionals need to do about it.
By David Zahn General Manager of Cybersecurity at PAS, 8/17/2017
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70% of DevOps Pros Say They Didn't Get Proper Security Training in College
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Veracode survey shows majority of DevOps pros mostly learn on the job about security.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 8/17/2017
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Kill Switches, Vaccines, & Everything in Between
Marta Janus, Senior Principal Threat Researcher at Cylance Inc.Commentary
The language can be a bit fuzzy at times, but there are real differences between the various ways of disabling malware.
By Marta Janus Senior Principal Threat Researcher at Cylance Inc., 8/17/2017
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How to Avoid the 6 Most Common Audit Failures
Raymond Pompon, Principal Threat Research Evangelist at F5 Networks
In a security audit, the burden is on you to provide the evidence that youve done the right things.
By Raymond Pompon Principal Threat Research Evangelist at F5 Networks, 8/17/2017
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Behind the Briefings: How Black Hat Sessions Get Chosen
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingCommentaryVideo
Daniel Cuthbert and Stefano Zanero explain what the Black Hat review board is looking for in an abstract submission for the Briefings.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/17/2017
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Cerber Fights Anti-Ransomware Tools
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Deception technology is the popular ransomware's latest target.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/16/2017
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Old Flaws, New Tricks: CVE-2017-0199 and PowerPoint Abuse
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers discover attackers are using a patched Microsoft vulnerability to abuse PowerPoint files and distribute malware.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 8/16/2017
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Websites Selling DDoS Services and Tools on the Rise in China
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers detect an increase in Chinese websites offering online DDoS services within the past six months.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 8/16/2017
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Insider Threats Loom Large for Security Pros
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Insider threats pose a greater challenge to security pros than external threats, according to a recent survey.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/16/2017
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The Day of Reckoning: Cybercrimes Impact on Brand
Tom Kellermann,  CEO & Cofounder, Strategic Cyber Ventures Commentary
Why the security industry needs to invest in architecture that defends against reputational damage as well as other, more traditional threats.
By Tom Kellermann CEO & Cofounder, Strategic Cyber Ventures , 8/16/2017
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Gartner: Cybersecurity Spending Worldwide to Hit $86.4 Billion This Year
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Security services sector still the fastest-growing segment, new forecast says.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/16/2017
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Discover a Data Breach? Try Compassion First
Daniel Schwalbe, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, Farsight  Security, Inc.Commentary
The reactions to a big data breach often resemble the five stages of grief, so a little empathy is needed.
By Daniel Schwalbe Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, Farsight Security, Inc., 8/16/2017
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Cloud Complexity Mandates Security Visibility
Tim Prendergast, Founder & CEO, Evident.io
The cloud is flexible, but security should be the top priority.
By Tim Prendergast Founder & CEO, Evident.io, 8/16/2017
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Server Management Software Discovered Harboring Backdoor
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
ShadowPad backdoor found embedded in a software product used by major organizations around the globe to manage their Linux, Windows, and Unix servers.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/15/2017
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BEC Attacks Don't Always Require Sophistication
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Simple business email compromise scams can con companies out of huge sums of money and don't require much hacking or even social engineering know-how.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 8/15/2017
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Webroot Acquires Security Training Platform
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Endpoint security company snaps up the assets of Securecast in a move to build out a training program to test users' ability to recognize a phishing attack.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/15/2017
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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 ...

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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.

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