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Web Gateways: 5 Big Security Challenges
Guy Guzner, CEO and co-founder, FireglassCommentary
Overreliance on Web gateways is putting data, users, customers, organizations, and reputation in harm's way.
By Guy Guzner CEO and co-founder, Fireglass, 12/6/2016
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Reality Check: Getting Serious About IoT Security
Troy Dearing, Senior Ethical HackerCommentary
The Department of Homeland Security is fully justified in urging security standards for the Internet of Things.
By Troy Dearing Senior Ethical Hacker, 12/5/2016
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'Frighteningly Easy' Hack Guesses Full Credit Card Details In 6 Seconds
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Attack works only on Visa network, Newcastle University researchers say.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 12/2/2016
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DMARC Continues To Confound Users, Report Says
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
Almost three-quarters of those who deploy email authentication standard fail to get its full benefits, ValiMail says.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 12/1/2016
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China Cybersecurity Firm Linked With Countrys Intel Agency For Espionage
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Boyusec is working with Chinas intelligence services and military to doctor security products for spying, says Pentagon report.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/30/2016
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Georgia Tech Gets $17 Million Defense Deal For Cyberattack Attribution
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
US Department of Defense awards research to work on technique for quick attribution of cyberattack with hard evidence.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/30/2016
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Atlanta Attorneys Office Gets Cybercrime Unit
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
New cell created after arrest and extradition of two Nigerians from Malaysia in alleged phishing attacks on US.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/23/2016
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Balancing The Risk & Promise Of The Internet Of Things
Daniel Miessler, Director of Advisory Services, IOActiveCommentary
You can't defend against something you don't understand. So make sure you consider IoT's risks before embracing its functionality.
By Daniel Miessler Director of Advisory Services, IOActive, 11/21/2016
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Ransomware Surveys Fill In Scope, Scale of Extortion Epidemic
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
Half of all surveyed organizations have been hit with ransomware campaigns in the last year, many more than once
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 11/21/2016
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Insider Threat: The Domestic Cyber Terrorist
John Moynihan, President, Minuteman GovernanceCommentary
It is dangerously naive for business and government leaders to dismiss the risk of radicalized privileged users inside our critical industries.
By John Moynihan President, Minuteman Governance, 11/17/2016
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Adobe To Pay $1 Million Compensation In Data Breach Case
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Personal data of more than 500,000 consumers from 15 states were stolen in the 2013 breach of Adobe server.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/17/2016
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'Snoopers Charter' Set To Become Law In UK
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Surveillance bill goes through British Parliament and awaits only the Royal assent to become law before the year ends.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/17/2016
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Internet Of Things 'Pollutants' & The Case For A Cyber EPA
Mike Pittenger, Vice President, Security Strategy at Black Duck SoftwareCommentary
Recent IoT-executed DDoS attacks have been annoying, not life threatening. Should device makers be held liable if something worse happens?
By Mike Pittenger Vice President, Security Strategy at Black Duck Software, 11/16/2016
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Dark Reading Radio: 'Bug Bounties & The Zero-Day Trade'
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingCommentary
Join us, HackerOne's Alex Rice, and Veracode's Chris Wysopal for the next episode of Dark Reading Radio, today, Wednesday Nov. 16, at 1pmET.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 11/15/2016
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Back To Basics: Maximizing Cybersecurity Capabilities
Stephen Scharf, The Depository Trust & Clearing CorporationCommentary
A number of prevention techniques that have existed for years remain fundamental components of any modern security program.
By Stephen Scharf The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, 11/15/2016
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The 7 Most Significant Government Data Breaches
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
Mega compromises at federal and state agencies over the past three years has compromised everything from personal data on millions to national security secrets.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 11/15/2016
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Dark Reading Virtual Event Seeks To Break Security Myths, Conventional Wisdom
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, Commentary
Three keynotes, two panel sessions offer new ways to think about enterprise information security.
By Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading , 11/14/2016
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Learning To Trust Cloud Security
Larry Biagini, Chief Technology Evangelist, ZscalerCommentary
Cloud-centric computing is inevitable, so you need to face your concerns and be realistic about risks.
By Larry Biagini Chief Technology Evangelist, Zscaler, 11/14/2016
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Changing IoT Passwords Won't Stop Attacks. Here's What Will.
Paul Madsen, Senior Technical Architect, Ping IdentityCommentary
The solution will take an industry-wide effort, it won't happen overnight, and the problem is not the users' fault!
By Paul Madsen Senior Technical Architect, Ping Identity, 11/7/2016
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US Governors Affirm Confidence In Cybersecurity Of Election Systems
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Statement from National Governors Association say presidential election outcome will accurately reflect voters choice.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/7/2016
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CVE-2013-7445
Published: 2015-10-15
The Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) subsystem in the Linux kernel through 4.x mishandles requests for Graphics Execution Manager (GEM) objects, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via an application that processes graphics data, as demonstrated b...

CVE-2015-4948
Published: 2015-10-15
netstat in IBM AIX 5.3, 6.1, and 7.1 and VIOS 2.2.x, when a fibre channel adapter is used, allows local users to gain privileges via unspecified vectors.

CVE-2015-5660
Published: 2015-10-15
Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in eXtplorer before 2.1.8 allows remote attackers to hijack the authentication of arbitrary users for requests that execute PHP code.

CVE-2015-6003
Published: 2015-10-15
Directory traversal vulnerability in QNAP QTS before 4.1.4 build 0910 and 4.2.x before 4.2.0 RC2 build 0910, when AFP is enabled, allows remote attackers to read or write to arbitrary files by leveraging access to an OS X (1) user or (2) guest account.

CVE-2015-6333
Published: 2015-10-15
Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) 1.1j allows local users to gain privileges via vectors involving addition of an SSH key, aka Bug ID CSCuw46076.

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