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IoT Medical Devices a Major Security Worry in Healthcare, Survey Shows
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Healthcare providers, manufacturers, and regulators say cybersecurity risks of IoT medical devices and connected legacy systems a top concern.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 8/15/2017
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Cybersecurity: The Responsibility of Everyone
Ger Daly & Kevin O'Brien, Senior Managing Director, Defense and Public  Safety, Accenture Global & Senior Managing Director,  Defense and Public Safety, Accenture GlobalCommentary
The battle against cybercrime can only be won if we're all focused on the same goals. Here are four ways you can get involved.
By Ger Daly & Kevin O'Brien Senior Managing Director, Defense and Public Safety, Accenture Global & Senior Managing Director, Defense and Public Safety, Accenture Global, 8/15/2017
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Taking Down the Internet Has Never Been Easier
Bogdan Botezatu, Senior E-threat Analyst, BitdefenderCommentary
Is there a reason why the Internet is so vulnerable? Actually, there are many, and taking steps to remain protected is crucial.
By Bogdan Botezatu Senior E-threat Analyst, Bitdefender, 8/10/2017
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SMBs Practice Better IoT Security Than Large Enterprises Do
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Small-to midsized businesses are more prepared than big ones to face the next IoT attack: good news given the sharp rise in IoT botnet attacks in the first half of 2017, new reports released today show.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 8/9/2017
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Uptick in Malware Targets the Banking Community
Geoffrey Pamerleau, senior ethical hacker, Threat  Resistance Unit, ArmorCommentary
A number of recent attacks, using tactics old and new, have made off with an astonishing amount of money. How can financial institutions fight back?
By Geoffrey Pamerleau senior ethical hacker, Threat Resistance Unit, Armor, 8/9/2017
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Automating Defenses Against Assembly-Line Attacks
Derek Manky, Global Security Strategist, FortinetCommentary
A manual approach just won't cut it anymore. Here's a toolset to defeat automation and unify control across all attack vectors to stop automated attacks.
By Derek Manky Global Security Strategist, Fortinet, 8/8/2017
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Voting System Hacks Prompt Push for Paper-Based Voting
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
DEF CON's Voting Machine Hacker Village hacks confirmed security experts' worst fears.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/7/2017
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Proposed IoT Security Bill Well-Intentioned But Likely Hard To Enforce
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017 proposes minimum set of security controls for IoT products sold to government.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/2/2017
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US Senators Propose IoT Security Legislation
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new bill aims to prohibit the production of IoT devices if they can't be patched or have their password changed.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/1/2017
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Lethal Dosage of Cybercrime: Hacking the IV Pump
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
At DEF CON, a researcher demonstrated how to attack a popular model of infusion pump used in major hospitals around the world.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/28/2017
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Get Ready for the 2038 'Epocholypse' (and Worse)
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A leading security researcher predicts a sea of technology changes that will rock our world, including the Internet of Things, cryptocurrency, SSL encryption and national security.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/27/2017
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Dark Reading News Desk Live at Black Hat USA 2017
Dark Reading Staff, Commentary
Over 40 interviews streaming live right from Black Hat USA, July 26-27, from 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. Eastern Time (11 - 4 P.T.).
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/27/2017
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Majority of Consumers Believe IoT Needs Security Built In
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Respondents to a global survey say Internet of Things security is a shared responsibility between consumers and manufacturers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/26/2017
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7 Hardware & Firmware Hacks Highlighted at Black Hat 2017
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Researchers will hammer home potentially devastating attacks, and demo a range of vulnerabilities, techniques and tools.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 7/24/2017
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Healthcare Industry Lacks Awareness of IoT Threat, Survey Says
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Three-quarters of IT decision makers report they are "confident" or "very confident" that portable and connected medical devices are secure on their networks.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/20/2017
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IoT Security Incidents Rampant and Costly
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark Reading
New research offers details about the hidden and not so hidden costs of defending the Internet of Things.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/18/2017
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FBI Issues Warning on IoT Toy Security
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
IoT toys are more than fun and games and can potentially lead to a violation of children's privacy and safety, the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned Monday.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/17/2017
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IoT Physical Attack Exploit to be Revealed at Black Hat
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Security researcher Billy Rios plans to demonstrate how an exploit can cause an IoT device to launch a physical attack against a human.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/7/2017
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Black Hat Survey: Security Pros Expect Major Breaches in Next Two Years
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, News
Significant compromises are not just feared, but expected, Black Hat attendees say.
By Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading , 7/6/2017
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The Growing Danger of IP Theft and Cyber Extortion
Robert McFarlane, Chief Revenue OfficerCommentary
The recent hacks of Disney and Netflix show the jeopardy that intellectual property and company secrets are in, fueled by cheap hacking tools and cryptocurrencies.
By Robert McFarlane Chief Revenue Officer, 7/6/2017
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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.