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Mobility: Who Bears The Brunt Of Data Security & Privacy
Grayson Milbourne, Director, Security Intelligence, WebrootCommentary
OS manufacturers, app developers, and consumers all have a role to play in smartphone data security. But not everyone is equally responsible.
By Grayson Milbourne Director, Security Intelligence, Webroot, 4/16/2014
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Akamai Withdraws Proposed Heartbleed Patch
Mathew J. Schwartz, News
As researchers demonstrate OpenSSL bug exploits that retrieve private keys, Akamai rescinds a patch suggestion for the SSL/TLS library after a security researcher punches holes in it.
By Mathew J. Schwartz , 4/14/2014
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Windows XP Alive & Well in ICS/SCADA Networks
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Senior Editor, Dark ReadingNews
End-of-life for XP support not raising many red flags in critical infrastructure environments, where patching is the exception.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Senior Editor, Dark Reading, 4/10/2014
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Heartbleed: Examining The Impact
Tim Sapio, Security Analyst, Bishop FoxCommentary
With Heartbleed, there’s little hope of knowing if an asset was breached, if a breach can be identified, or what, if any, data was leaked. Here’s how to defend against future attacks.
By Tim Sapio Security Analyst, Bishop Fox, 4/10/2014
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We Are the Perimeter
Malcolm Harkins, Vice President and Chief Security and Privacy Officer, Intel CorporationCommentary
End users, not technology, define the boundaries of the enterprise. Security strategies must protect this new perimeter.
By Malcolm Harkins Vice President and Chief Security and Privacy Officer, Intel Corporation, 4/7/2014
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Tech Insight: Making Data Classification Work
John H. Sawyer, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingCommentary
Data classification involves much more than simply buying a product and dropping it in place. Here are some dos and don'ts.
By John H. Sawyer Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 4/4/2014
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API-First: 3 Steps For Building Secure Cloud Apps
Ravi Ithal, Chief Architect, NetskopeCommentary
When it comes to protecting data traveling to and from the cloud, today's choices are daunting. Here are three steps for making the application programming interface your new best friend.
By Ravi Ithal Chief Architect, Netskope, 4/3/2014
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What Is The FIDO Alliance?
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Phillip Dunkelberger of Nok Nok Labs explains why its proposed specifications will transform computing.
By Dark Reading , 4/2/2014
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Flying Naked: Why Most Web Apps Leave You Defenseless
Jeff Williams, CTO, Contrast SecurityCommentary
Even the best-funded and "mature" corporate AppSec programs aren't testing all their web applications and services. That leaves many applications with no real security in place.
By Jeff Williams CTO, Contrast Security, 3/28/2014
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Android Apps Hide Crypto-Currency Mining Malware
Mathew J. Schwartz, News
Apps downloaded by millions from Google Play and Spanish software forums include hidden altcoin-mining software. But criminals aren't getting rich quickly.
By Mathew J. Schwartz , 3/27/2014
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Finally, Plug & Play Authentication!
Phil Dunkelberger, President & CEO, Nok Nok LabsCommentaryVideo
FIDO Alliance technology will allow enterprises to replace passwords with plug-and-play multifactor authentication.
By Phil Dunkelberger President & CEO, Nok Nok Labs, 3/26/2014
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Outlook Users Face Zero-Day Attack
Mathew J. Schwartz, News
Simply previewing maliciously crafted RTF documents in Outlook triggers exploit of bug present in Windows and Mac versions of Word, Microsoft warns.
By Mathew J. Schwartz , 3/25/2014
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Symantec Fires CEO In Surprise Move
Mathew J. Schwartz, News
Analysts question security and storage giant's turnaround after the board fires its second CEO in two years.
By Mathew J. Schwartz , 3/21/2014
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Windows XP Holdouts: 6 Top Excuses
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.comNews
Microsoft cuts support for Windows XP in less than a month, but millions still use the OS. Are these rationales worth the risk?
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 3/17/2014
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DDoS Attacks Hit NATO, Ukrainian Media Outlets
Mathew J. Schwartz, News
As pro-Russia hackers continue DDoS campaigns, Anonymous-branded propaganda reports "imminent US invasion of the Ukraine"
By Mathew J. Schwartz , 3/17/2014
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Safe Harbor, Lavabit & The Future Of Cloud Security
Elad Yoran, Commentary
For cloud computing to grow, we need a balance between individual privacy and control of data, and the government's ability to fight crime and terrorism. Persistent encryption may be the answer.
By Elad Yoran , 3/14/2014
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7 Behaviors That Could Indicate A Security Breach
Becca Lipman, News
Breaches create outliers. Identifying anomalous activity can help keep firms in compliance and out of the headlines.
By Becca Lipman , 3/14/2014
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Defense Department Adopts NIST Security Standards
Leonard T. Marzigliano, CISSP-ISSMP, Information Assurance Architect, Defense Logistics AgencyNews
DOD replaces longstanding information assurance process with NIST's holistic "built-in, not bolt-on," risk-focused security approach
By Leonard T. Marzigliano CISSP-ISSMP, Information Assurance Architect, Defense Logistics Agency, 3/14/2014
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Samsung Galaxy Security Alert: Android Backdoor Discovered
Mathew J. Schwartz, News
Samsung's flavor of Android has a backdoor that can be remotely exploited by attackers, Android developers warn.
By Mathew J. Schwartz , 3/13/2014
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IT Generations: Communicating Across The Great Divide
Bob Covello, Security Tech VeteranCommentary
At 25 years old, the World Wide Web today presents unique challenges for millennials and crusty curmudgeons alike. Here's how geeks of any age can learn to talk to each other.
By Bob Covello Security Tech Veteran, 3/11/2014
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DoD's Bold Initiative: Secure The User, Not The Device
DoD's Bold Initiative: Secure The User, Not The Device
Joint Information Environment effort under way to improve its ability to share information between the services, industry partners, and other government agencies
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CVE-2011-0460
Published: 2014-04-16
The init script in kbd, possibly 1.14.1 and earlier, allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on /dev/shm/defkeymap.map.

CVE-2011-0993
Published: 2014-04-16
SUSE Lifecycle Management Server before 1.1 uses world readable postgres credentials, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information via unspecified vectors.

CVE-2011-3180
Published: 2014-04-16
kiwi before 4.98.08, as used in SUSE Studio Onsite 1.2 before 1.2.1 and SUSE Studio Extension for System z 1.2 before 1.2.1, allows attackers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in the path of an overlay file, related to chown.

CVE-2011-4089
Published: 2014-04-16
The bzexe command in bzip2 1.0.5 and earlier generates compressed executables that do not properly handle temporary files during extraction, which allows local users to execute arbitrary code by precreating a temporary directory.

CVE-2011-4192
Published: 2014-04-16
kiwi before 4.85.1, as used in SUSE Studio Onsite 1.2 before 1.2.1 and SUSE Studio Extension for System z 1.2 before 1.2.1, allows attackers to execute arbitrary commands as demonstrated by "double quotes in kiwi_oemtitle of .profile."

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