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Government Giving 'No More Free Passes' To Cybercriminals
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
At RSA Conference Wednesday, Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Carlin explained the government's new "all tools approach" to cracking down on cyberespionage and other crime.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 4/22/2015
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Bank Botnets Continue to Thrive One Year After Gameover Zeus Takedown
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Features on new botnets suggest attackers have learned from the lessons of takedown.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 4/22/2015
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Inside the 4 Most Common Threat Actor Tools
 Dr. Chase Cunningham, Head of Threat Intelligence, FireHostCommentary
How do you prevent your environment from becoming the next target? Turn the tables on your attackers.
By Dr. Chase Cunningham Head of Threat Intelligence, FireHost, 4/17/2015
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Harnessing The Power Of Cyber Threat Intelligence
Stu Solomon,  VP, General Counsel & Chief Risk Officer, iSIGHT PartnersCommentary
Here are six real-world examples of how changing your modus operandi from reactive to proactive can drive rapid response to the threats that matter.
By Stu Solomon VP, General Counsel & Chief Risk Officer, iSIGHT Partners, 4/16/2015
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Why Standardized Threat Data Will Help Stop the Next Big Breach
Bill Nelson, President & CEO, Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) and CEO, SoltraCommentary
Adopting industry standards for threat intelligence will reduce a lot of the heavy lifting and free cyber security first responders to focus on what they do best.
By Bill Nelson President & CEO, Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) and CEO, Soltra, 4/15/2015
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'APT-On-APT' Action
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
New spin on the cyber espionage attack: spies hacking other spies for information.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 4/14/2015
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Authorities Take Down Malware-Distributing Simda Botnet
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Fourteen C&Cs dismantled to take out nerve center of a botnet that spanned 190 countries.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 4/14/2015
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Chinese Nation-State Hackers Give Up Attack Campaign
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
It worked on Hurricane Panda. Can APT30 and other organized cyberespionage groups also be convinced that an attack campaign isn't worth the trouble?
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 4/13/2015
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Insider Threats: Focus On The User, Not The Data
Daniel Velez, Insider Threat Operations, Raytheon Cyber ProductsCommentary
Global cybersecurity spending will hit almost $77 billion in 2015, so why are there more high-profile leaks than ever?
By Daniel Velez Insider Threat Operations, Raytheon Cyber Products, 4/10/2015
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Solving the Right Problem: Stop Adversaries, Not Just Their Tools
Dmitri Alperovitch, Co-Founder & CTO, CrowdStrikeCommentary
A malware-centric strategy is mere childís play against todayís sophisticated adversaries. Hereís why.
By Dmitri Alperovitch Co-Founder & CTO, CrowdStrike, 4/9/2015
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Russian Hackers Breached White House Via US State Department
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Attackers who recently breached the US State Department compromised an unclassified White House system by sending spearphishing messages from a hijacked State Department email account, officials say.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 4/8/2015
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3 Internet Of Things Devices That Threaten More Than Your Data
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Veracode study of IoT devices show how vulnerabilities in our always-on households can have dire real-world consequences.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 4/7/2015
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Obamaís War On Hackers
Jeremiah Grossman, Commentary
Cybersecurity legislation, for the most part, is a good idea. But not without protections for bug bounty programs and other vital, proactive security research.
By Jeremiah Grossman , 4/6/2015
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Stuxnet Five Years Later: Did We Learn The Right Lesson?
Andrew Ginter, Vice President of Industrial Security, Waterfall Security SolutionsCommentary
No! That's despite an abundance of best practices and standards that are shining light into the dark corners of industrial control system security.
By Andrew Ginter Vice President of Industrial Security, Waterfall Security Solutions, 4/2/2015
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Google Ad Injectors Affect 1 In 20 Visitors
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise MobilityNews
If you're seeing extra or unusual ads, you may have an unwanted ad injector.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 4/2/2015
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Hacking Back: Two Wrongs Donít Make A Right
Anthony Di Bello, Director, Security Practice, Guidance SoftwareCommentary
Hereís the critical issue: Do you want to risk engaging your company in an ego-fueled war of revenge, or do you want to cut the bad guys off at the pass?
By Anthony Di Bello Director, Security Practice, Guidance Software, 3/30/2015
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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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Context: Finding The Story Inside Your Security Operations Program
Joshua Goldfarb, VP & CTO - Americas, FireEye.Commentary
Whatís missing in todayís 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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Healthcare Breaches Like Premera First Stage Of Bigger Attacks?
Dark Reading Staff, News
With three new healthcare breaches announced this week, but no reported misuse of stolen data, what plans might attackers have for the identity records they pilfered from CHS, Anthem, Premera and others?
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/18/2015
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Hackers Breaking New Ground With Ransomware
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
The tools and tactics being used to go after victims reveal growing sophistication, and gamers need to look out, security researchers say.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 3/13/2015
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CVE-2014-6090
Published: 2015-04-27
Multiple cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerabilities in the (1) DataMappingEditorCommands, (2) DatastoreEditorCommands, and (3) IEGEditorCommands servlets in IBM Curam Social Program Management (SPM) 5.2 SP6 before EP6, 6.0 SP2 before EP26, 6.0.3 before 6.0.3.0 iFix8, 6.0.4 before 6.0.4.5 iFix...

CVE-2014-6092
Published: 2015-04-27
IBM Curam Social Program Management (SPM) 5.2 before SP6 EP6, 6.0 SP2 before EP26, 6.0.4 before 6.0.4.6, and 6.0.5 before 6.0.5.6 requires failed-login handling for web-service accounts to have the same lockout policy as for standard user accounts, which makes it easier for remote attackers to cause...

CVE-2015-0113
Published: 2015-04-27
The Jazz help system in IBM Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management 4.0 through 5.0.2, Rational Quality Manager 4.0 through 4.0.7 and 5.0 through 5.0.2, Rational Team Concert 4.0 through 4.0.7 and 5.0 through 5.0.2, Rational Requirements Composer 4.0 through 4.0.7, Rational DOORS Next Generation...

CVE-2015-0174
Published: 2015-04-27
The SNMP implementation in IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) 8.5 before 8.5.5.5 does not properly handle configuration data, which allows remote authenticated users to obtain sensitive information via unspecified vectors.

CVE-2015-0175
Published: 2015-04-27
IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) 8.5 Liberty Profile before 8.5.5.5 does not properly implement authData elements, which allows remote authenticated users to gain privileges via unspecified vectors.

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