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Facebook Offers $1 Million for New Security Defenses
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The social media giant has increased the size of its Internet Defense Prize program in order to spur more research into ways to defend users against the more prevalent and common methods of attack.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/26/2017
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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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10 Critical Steps to Create a Culture of Cybersecurity
Edward J. McAndrew, Partner & Co-Chair, Privacy & Data Security  Group, Ballard Spahr LLP, Faculty Member of the Compliance, Governance &  Oversight CouncilCommentary
Businesses are more vulnerable than they need to be. Here's what you should do about it.
By Edward J. McAndrew Partner & Co-Chair, Privacy & Data Security Group, Ballard Spahr LLP, Faculty Member of the Compliance, Governance & Oversight Council, 7/26/2017
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Custom Source Code Accounts for 93% of App Vulnerabilities
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new study finds that third-party libraries account for 79% of the code found in apps, but only 7% of the vulnerabilities found in the software.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/25/2017
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Weather.com, Fusion Expose Data Via Google Groups Config Error
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Companies that leaked data accidentally chose the sharing setting "public on the Internet," which enabled anyone on the Web to access all information contained in the messages
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/24/2017
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Majority of Security Pros Let Productivity Trump Security
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A survey found that 64% of IT security professionals will tweak security to give workers more flexibility to be productive when asked to make that move by top executives.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/24/2017
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Microsoft Rolls Out AI-based Security Risk Detection Tool
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Microsoft Security Risk Detection leverages artificial intelligence to root out bugs in software before it's released.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/21/2017
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Using DevOps to Move Faster than Attackers
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Black Hat USA talk will discuss the practicalities of adjusting appsec tooling and practices in the age of DevOps.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 7/20/2017
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DevOps & Security: Butting Heads for Years but Integration is Happening
Zeus Kerravala, Founder and Principal Analyst, ZK ResearchCommentary
A combination of culture change, automation, tools and processes can bring security into the modern world where it can be as agile as other parts of IT.
By Zeus Kerravala Founder and Principal Analyst, ZK Research, 7/20/2017
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4 Steps to Securing Citizen-Developed Apps
Mike Lemire, Compliance & Information Security Officer at  Quick BaseCommentary
Low- and no-code applications can be enormously helpful to businesses, but they pose some security problems.
By Mike Lemire Compliance & Information Security Officer at Quick Base, 7/19/2017
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Dow Jones Data Leak Results from an AWS Configuration Error
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Security pros expect to see more incidents like the Dow Jones leak, which exposed customers' personal information following a public cloud configuration error.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/18/2017
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Apple iOS Malware Growth Outpaces that of Android
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Number of iOS devices running malicious apps more than tripled in three consecutive quarters, while infected Android devices remained largely flat, report shows.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/18/2017
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SIEM Training Needs a Better Focus on the Human Factor
Justin Henderson, SANS Instructor and CEO of H & A Security SolutionsCommentary
The problem with security information and event management systems isn't the solutions themselves but the training that people receive.
By Justin Henderson SANS Instructor and CEO of H & A Security Solutions, 7/18/2017
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AsTech Offers a $5 Million Security Breach Warranty
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
AsTech expands its warranty program with a guarantee it will find Internet application vulnerabilities or it will pay up to $5 million if there is a breach.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/14/2017
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Study: Backdoors Found on 73% of Compromised Websites
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
No such thing as 'too small to hack,' according to research from SMB security provider SiteLock.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/13/2017
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How Security Pros Can Help Protect Patients from Medical Data Theft
Reza Chapman, Managing Director, Cybersecurity, for Accenture's Global  Healthcare BusinessCommentary
The healthcare industry has been slow to address the dangers of hacking, and breaches are on the rise. Security pros must be more proactive in keeping people safe.
By Reza Chapman Managing Director, Cybersecurity, for Accenture's Global Healthcare Business, 7/13/2017
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Dealing with Due Diligence
Eldon Sprickerhoff, Founder and Chief Security Strategist,  eSentireCommentary
Companies will find themselves evaluating third-party cybersecurity more than ever -- and being subject to scrutiny themselves. Here's how to handle it.
By Eldon Sprickerhoff Founder and Chief Security Strategist, eSentire, 7/12/2017
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New SQL Injection Tool Makes Attacks Possible from a Smartphone
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Recorded Future finds new hacking tool that's cheap and convenient to carry out that old standby attack, SQL injection.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 7/12/2017
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Web App Vulnerabilities Decline 25% in 12 Months
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
WhiteHat Security's annual Web app report shows the average number of vulns in a Web app is down from four to three.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/11/2017
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How Code Vulnerabilities Can Lead to Bad Accidents
Jeff Williams, CTO, Contrast SecurityCommentary
The software supply chain is broken. To prevent hackers from exploiting vulnerabilities, organizations need to know where their applications are, and whether they are built using trustworthy components.
By Jeff Williams CTO, Contrast Security, 7/10/2017
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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.