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Dark Reading News Desk Comes To You Live From Black Hat
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingCommentary
Live video coverage from Las Vegas Wednesday and Thursday
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/3/2015
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New Phishing Campaign Leverages Google Drive
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers believe technique is geared to take over Google SSO accounts.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 7/28/2015
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Dmail Makes Gmail Vanish
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise MobilityNews
You can make Gmail messages self-destruct with a Chrome browser extension.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/25/2015
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Twitter Security Pro: Encryption Isn't Enough
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise MobilityNews
Companies need to focus on developing secure coding practices and security education.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/23/2015
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Spam Hits 12-Year Low, Symantec Report Finds
Larry Loeb, Blogger, InformationweekCommentary
While cyber-attacks grab all the headlines, the amount of spam hitting the in-boxes of the corporate world is actually at its lowest level in 12 years, according to Symantec.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 7/18/2015
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Mobile App Security: 4 Critical Issues
Subbu Sthanu, Director, Mobile Security & Application Security, IBMCommentary
Securing the mobile workforce in the age of BYOD is no easy task. You can begin with these four measures.
By Subbu Sthanu Director, Mobile Security & Application Security, IBM, 7/17/2015
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U.S. Vuln Research, Pen Test Firms Protest Impending Export Controls
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
American security companies have the most to lose from new rules that would restrict the export of tools and information about network surveillance and 'intrusion software.'
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 7/16/2015
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4 Lasting Impacts Of The Hacking Team Leaks
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Doxing attack against Italian surveillance company put some nasty tools in the hands of attackers and might be the final nail in the coffin for Adobe Flash.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 7/15/2015
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Mozilla Kills Flash On Firefox As Adobe Rushes Patch
Nathan Eddy, Freelance WriterNews
It's another nail in the coffin for Adobe's Flash platform as Mozilla disables it from running on the company's Firefox Web browser.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/14/2015
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Cloud & The Security Skills Gap
David Holmes, World-Wide Security Evangelist, F5CommentaryVideo
F5 Network security evangelist David Holmes tells how cloud outsourcing can help companies fill the talent gap in three critical areas of enterprise security.
By David Holmes World-Wide Security Evangelist, F5, 7/6/2015
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Why We Need In-depth SAP Security Training
Juan Pablo Perez-Etchegoyen, CTO, OnapsisCommentary
SAP and Oracle are releasing tons of patches every month, but are enterprises up to this complex task? I have my doubts.
By Juan Pablo Perez-Etchegoyen CTO, Onapsis, 7/1/2015
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Android Malware On The Rise
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
By the end of 2015, researchers expect the number of new Android malware strains to hit 2 million.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 7/1/2015
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CSA Announces New Working Group For Cloud Security API Standards
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
CipherCloud, Deloitte, InfoSys, Intel Security and SAP all on board to start developing vendor-neutral guidelines that could further accelerate CASB growth
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 6/29/2015
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What Do You Mean My Security Tools Donít Work on APIs?!!
Jeff Williams, CTO, Aspect Security & Contrast SecurityCommentary
SAST and DAST scanners havenít advanced much in 15 years. But the bigger problem is that they were designed for web apps, not to test the security of an API.
By Jeff Williams CTO, Aspect Security & Contrast Security, 6/25/2015
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Linux Foundation Funds Internet Security Advances
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, CloudNews
The Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative has selected three security-oriented projects to receive a total of $500,000 in funding.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/25/2015
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User Monitoring Not Keeping Up With Risk Managers' Needs
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Biggest concern is negligence, but monitoring capabilities can't detect this type of activity within most applications.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 6/24/2015
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Government, Healthcare Particularly Lackluster In Application Security
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Veracode's State of Software Security Report lays out industry-specific software security metrics.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 6/23/2015
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What You Probably Missed In Verizon's Latest DBIR
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingCommentary
Tune in to Dark Reading Radio at 1pm ET/11am Pacific on Wednesday, June 24, when Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report co-author Marc Spitler discusses some of the possibly lesser-noticed nuggets in the industry's popular report on real-world attacks.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 6/22/2015
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9 Questions For A Healthy Application Security Program
Patrick Thomas, Senior Security Consultant, Cisco Security SolutionsCommentary
Teams often struggle with building secure software because fundamental supporting practices aren't in place. But those practices don't require magic, just commitment.
By Patrick Thomas Senior Security Consultant, Cisco Security Solutions, 6/19/2015
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Houston Astros' Breach A 'Wake-Up Call' On Industrial Cyber Espionage
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The St. Louis Cardinals' alleged breach of the Astros' proprietary database raises concern over the possibility of US companies hacking their rivals for intel.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 6/18/2015
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CVE-2015-5084
Published: 2015-08-02
The Siemens SIMATIC WinCC Sm@rtClient and Sm@rtClient Lite applications before 01.00.01.00 for Android do not properly store passwords, which allows physically approximate attackers to obtain sensitive information via unspecified vectors.

CVE-2015-5352
Published: 2015-08-02
The x11_open_helper function in channels.c in ssh in OpenSSH before 6.9, when ForwardX11Trusted mode is not used, lacks a check of the refusal deadline for X connections, which makes it easier for remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions via a connection outside of the permitted time ...

CVE-2015-5537
Published: 2015-08-02
The SSL layer of the HTTPS service in Siemens RuggedCom ROS before 4.2.0 and ROX II does not properly implement CBC padding, which makes it easier for man-in-the-middle attackers to obtain cleartext data via a padding-oracle attack, a different vulnerability than CVE-2014-3566.

CVE-2015-5600
Published: 2015-08-02
The kbdint_next_device function in auth2-chall.c in sshd in OpenSSH through 6.9 does not properly restrict the processing of keyboard-interactive devices within a single connection, which makes it easier for remote attackers to conduct brute-force attacks or cause a denial of service (CPU consumptio...

CVE-2015-1009
Published: 2015-07-31
Schneider Electric InduSoft Web Studio before 7.1.3.5 Patch 5 and Wonderware InTouch Machine Edition through 7.1 SP3 Patch 4 use cleartext for project-window password storage, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information by reading a file.

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