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4 Reasons Why You Should Take Ransomware Seriously
Dan Larson,  Technical Director at CrowdStrikeCommentary
The threats keep getting more sophisticated and the stakes keep getting higher. Is your organization ready to meet the challenge?
By Dan Larson Technical Director at CrowdStrike, 1/24/2017
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Credential-Stuffing Attacks Take Enterprise Systems By Storm
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Automated credential-stuffing attempts makes up 90% of enterprise login traffic.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 1/17/2017
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Ransomware: How A Security Inconvenience Became The Industry's Most-Feared Vulnerability
Gur Shatz, CTO and co-founder, Cato NetworksCommentary
There are all sorts of ways to curb ransomware, so why has it spread so successfully?
By Gur Shatz CTO and co-founder, Cato Networks, 1/16/2017
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Free IoT Vulnerability Scanner Hunts Enterprise Threats
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekQuick Hits
A free IoT scanner from BeyondTrust looks for at-risk devices so organizations can pinpoint and address vulnerabilities.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/12/2017
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Record Number of Vulns For Adobe, Microsoft, Apple In '16, Says ZDI
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
Advantech makes surprise debut on vulnerability list at number two, right behind Adobe
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 1/10/2017
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'Zero Trust': The Way Forward in Cybersecurity
John Kindervag, Vice President & Principal Analyst, ForresterCommentary
This approach to network design can cut the chance of a breach.
By John Kindervag Vice President & Principal Analyst, Forrester, 1/10/2017
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MongoDB Attack Shows Off Cyber Extortionists' New Tricks
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Ransomware operators are diversifying their cyber-extortion toolkit and expanding their range of targets.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 1/10/2017
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Naughty & Nice: Dark Reading Caption Contest Winners
John Klossner, CartoonistCommentary
It was a tough job choosing among our strongest field yet, with more than 100 submissions. And the winners are
By John Klossner Cartoonist, 1/7/2017
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Why Ransomware Is Only Going To Get Worse
Rick Orloff, VP, Chief Security Officer, and Chief Privacy Officer at Code42Commentary
The meteoric rise of the problem stems from a lack of preparedness and simple economics.
By Rick Orloff VP, Chief Security Officer, and Chief Privacy Officer at Code42, 1/5/2017
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Non-Web App Vulnerabilities Outpace Web App Flaws
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
On back of IoT and other growing application spaces, the gap between vulns found in Web apps compared to all other apps widens in 2016.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 1/5/2017
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A Look Inside Responsible Vulnerability Disclosure
Marc Laliberte, Information Security Threat Analyst, WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
It's time for security researchers and vendors to agree on a standard responsible disclosure timeline.
By Marc Laliberte Information Security Threat Analyst, WatchGuard Technologies, 1/5/2017
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Ransomware Has Evolved, And Its Name Is Doxware
Chris Ensey, COO of Dunbar Security SolutionsCommentary
The latest form of malware holds computers hostage and compromises the privacy of conversations, photos, and sensitive files.
By Chris Ensey COO of Dunbar Security Solutions, 1/4/2017
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The Bug Bounty Model: 21 Years & Counting
Jason Haddix, Head of Trust & Security, BugcrowdCommentary
A look back on the beginnings of crowdsourced vulnerability assessment and how its robust history is paving the way for the future.
By Jason Haddix Head of Trust & Security, Bugcrowd, 12/29/2016
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Chinas Cybersecurity Law Seeks Scrutiny Of Technology
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Countrys top internet regulator releases framework for stricter cyberspace laws, including review of local and foreign technology.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/28/2016
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8 Boldest Security Predictions For 2017
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Scary, funny and maybe even a little outlandish, these industry predictions come from prognosticators who didn't mince words.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 12/27/2016
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Year 2016 Sees Record Deployment Of HTTPS By Firefox, Chrome
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
More than half of Web pages loaded by the browsers guarantee protection to visitors.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/27/2016
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More Than 50% Of Biggest Holiday Retailers May Not Be PCI-Compliant
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
SecurityScorecard warns while the industry has made progress, many are still not covering the basics of security.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 12/22/2016
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Security Analytics: Don't Let Your Data Lake Turn Into A Data Swamp
Nik Whitfield, Computer Scientist & Security Technology EntrepreneurCommentary
It's easy to get bogged down when looking for insights from data using Hadoop. But that doesn't have to happen, and these tips can help.
By Nik Whitfield Computer Scientist & Security Technology Entrepreneur, 12/21/2016
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Application Security Still Slows Developer Work
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Cooperation among DevOps teams might be growing, but security testing still seen as a road block to continuous delivery.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 12/20/2016
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Microsoft To Block Flash In Edge Browser For Security, Speed
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
Microsoft will block Adobe Flash by default in its Edge browser, following similar announcements from Google, Apple, and Mozilla.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 12/16/2016
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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...

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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.

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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.

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.

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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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