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Financial Services Ranks Cyberattacks Top Industry Worry
Quick Hits  |  10/23/2014  | 
Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) survey says cyberrisk is one of the top five concerns for financial services firms.
Attacks On Patched Sandworm Flaw Force Microsoft To Issue Fix It
News  |  10/23/2014  | 
More than a week after Microsoft fixed a flaw affecting almost all Windows versions, attackers are continuing to exploit it.
20% Of 'Broadly Shared' Data Contains Regulated Info
News  |  10/23/2014  | 
Forget shadow IT. The new risk is "shadow data."
Incident Response: Is Your IR Plan A Glorified Phone Tree?
Commentary  |  10/23/2014  | 
Training internal security teams to be first responders can drastically improve an organization's effectiveness in the wake of a data breach. Here's why.
Enterprise Security: Why You Need a Digital Immune System
Partner Perspectives  |  10/23/2014  | 
Treating enterprise security like the human body's response to illness or injury is more effective than just a barrier approach
So You Think You Know Risk Management
So You Think You Know Risk Management
Dark Reading Videos  |  10/23/2014  | 
Infosec officers are coming around to the idea that their job is more about managing risk than putting the entire organization on permanent lockdown. But do security pros understand risk management as well as they think they do?
10 Things IT Probably Doesn't Know About Cyber Insurance
News  |  10/23/2014  | 
Understand the benefits and the pitfalls you might miss when evaluating cyber policies.
Open-Source Software Brings Bugs To Web Applications
News  |  10/22/2014  | 
An average of eight severe security flaws from open-source and third-party code can be found in each web application, according to new findings from Veracode.
Pharmaceuticals, Not Energy, May Have Been True Target Of Dragonfly, Energetic Bear
News  |  10/22/2014  | 
New research says the compromised companies were suppliers for OEMs that served pharma and biotech.
Insecure Protocol Puts 1.2M SOHO Devices At Risk
News  |  10/22/2014  | 
Enterprises should take care to prohibit NAT-PMP traffic on untrusted network interfaces.
Cyber Threats: Information vs. Intelligence
Commentary  |  10/22/2014  | 
Cyber threat intelligence or CTI is touted to be the next big thing in InfoSec. But does it narrow the security problem or compound it?
White Hat Hackers Fight For Legal Reform
News  |  10/21/2014  | 
Security researchers petition to update digital intellectual property and copyright protection laws that limit their work in finding and revealing security bugs.
Digital Security: Taking an Uncompromising Stand
Partner Perspectives  |  10/21/2014  | 
How to improve digital immunity by sharing Indicators of Attack.
Synthetic Identity Fraud A Fast-Growing Category
News  |  10/21/2014  | 
Real SSNs tied with fake identities are reaping criminals big profits.
Google Expands 2-Factor Authentication For Chrome, Gmail
Quick Hits  |  10/21/2014  | 
Google issues USB keys for Chrome users to log into Google accounts and any other websites that support FIDO universal two-factor authentication -- but it's no help to mobile users.
Several Staples Stores Suffer Data Breach
News  |  10/21/2014  | 
Attack appears smaller in scope but similar to incidents reported by several other major retailers this year.
Compliance Is A Start, Not The End
Compliance Is A Start, Not The End
Dark Reading Videos  |  10/21/2014  | 
Regulatory compliance efforts may help you get a bigger budget and reach a baseline security posture. But "compliant" does not necessarily mean "secure."
How To Become A CISO, Part 1
News  |  10/20/2014  | 
Think you're ready for the top job? Here's part 1 of a series to help you land that prime chief information security officer position.
Nearly Half Of Consumers Will Punish Breached Retailers During Holidays
News  |  10/20/2014  | 
Consumers say they'll talk with their wallets if they hear their favorite store has played fast and loose with customer data.
Insider Threats: Breaching The Human Barrier
Commentary  |  10/20/2014  | 
A company can spend all the money it has on technical solutions to protect the perimeter and still not prevent the attack that comes from within.
Why You Shouldn't Count On General Liability To Cover Cyber Risk
News  |  10/20/2014  | 
Travelers Insurance's legal spat with P.F. Chang's over who'll pay breach costs will likely illustrate why enterprises shouldn't think of their general liability policies as backstops for cyber risk.
Sophisticated Malvertising Campaign Targets US Defense Industry
News  |  10/17/2014  | 
Dubbed Operation DeathClick, the campaign puts a new twist on an old method of infecting users.
In Plain Sight: How Cyber Criminals Exfiltrate Data Via Video
Commentary  |  10/17/2014  | 
Just like Fortune 500 companies, attackers are investing in sophisticated measures that let them fly beneath the radar of conventional security.
Open Source v. Closed Source: What's More Secure?
Open Source v. Closed Source: What's More Secure?
Dark Reading Videos  |  10/17/2014  | 
In the wake of Shellshock and Heartbleed, has the glow of open-source application security dimmed?
FBI Director Urges New Encryption Legislation
News  |  10/16/2014  | 
Encryption algorithms do not acknowledge "lawful access."
'Silent' Fix For Windows USB Bug?
Quick Hits  |  10/16/2014  | 
Researchers say a newly patched Microsoft USB flaw in older versions of Windows had at some time previously been fixed in newer versions of the OS.
Facebook Doubles Bug Bounties For Ad-Related Flaws
News  |  10/16/2014  | 
Is it a sign that online brands are treating malvertising more seriously?
The Internet of Things: 7 Scary Security Scenarios
Slideshows  |  10/16/2014  | 
The IoT can be frightening when viewed from the vantage point of information security.
Berners-Lee Behind New Private Communications Network For Ultra-Privacy Conscious
Quick Hits  |  10/16/2014  | 
MeWe offers free, secure, and private communications.
'Hurricane Panda' Cyberspies Used Windows Zero-Day For Months
News  |  10/15/2014  | 
The vulnerability is one of multiple issues patched this week by Microsoft that have been targeted by attackers.
Russian Hackers Made $2.5B Over The Last 12 Months
News  |  10/15/2014  | 
The big bucks are in selling credit card data -- not using it for fraud -- and PoS and ATM attacks are on the rise.
'POODLE' Attacks, Kills Off SSL 3.0
News  |  10/15/2014  | 
A newly discovered design flaw in an older version of SSL encryption protocol could be used for man-in-the-middle attacks -- leading some browser vendors to remove SSL 3.0 for good.
Third-Party Code: Fertile Ground For Malware
Commentary  |  10/15/2014  | 
How big-brand corporate websites are becoming a popular method for mass distribution of exploit kits on vulnerable computers.
CMS Plug-Ins Put Sites At Risk
News  |  10/15/2014  | 
Content management systems are increasingly in attackers' crosshairs, with plug-ins, extensions, and themes broadening the attack surfaces for these platforms.
Cost Of A Data Breach Jumps By 23%
News  |  10/14/2014  | 
Cleanup and resolution after a breach take an average of one month to complete, a new Ponemon Institute report finds.
Mastering Security Analytics
News  |  10/14/2014  | 
Fast data analysis can stymie attacks and strengthen enterprise security. Does your team have the data smarts?
Hundreds Of DropBox Logins For Sale On Pastebin
Quick Hits  |  10/14/2014  | 
Trader says he's got 7 million more where those came from, but Dropbox says the accounts were expired.
Stolen Medical Data Is Now A Hot Commodity
Commentary  |  10/14/2014  | 
While credit cards are selling for a dollar or less on the black market, personal health credentials are commanding as much as $10 per patient. Here’s why.
Russian Cyberspies Hit Ukrainian, US Targets With Windows Zero-Day Attack
News  |  10/14/2014  | 
The Sandworm cyber espionage gang out of Russia intensifies its attacks in the wake of the Ukrainian conflict and sanctions against Russia with classic zero-day -- plus a popular cybercrime toolkit.
Shellshock Mayhem Marks The Start Of Malware Mess
News  |  10/13/2014  | 
Existing Mayhem botnet malware kit now includes Shellshock exploit -- and experts say that'll be the model for more enterprising criminals.
In AppSec, ‘Fast’ Is Everything
Commentary  |  10/13/2014  | 
The world has shifted. The SAST and DAST tools that were invented over a decade ago are no longer viable approaches to application security.
4 ID Management Tips For Better Breach Resistance
News  |  10/13/2014  | 
AT&T insider attack case highlights the need for strong privileged identity management practices.
Don’t Get Caught in a Compromising Position
Partner Perspectives  |  10/13/2014  | 
Relying on Indicators of Compromise is necessary, but not sufficient.
Dairy Queen Breach Shines Light On Impact Of 3rd-Party Breaches
News  |  10/10/2014  | 
Yet another retail chain confirms a data breach of customer payment information via a third-party vendor, and Kmart tosses its hat into the breached ring today.
Security Education K Through Life
Commentary  |  10/10/2014  | 
InfoSec professionals of the future need access to the right education and tools early on and throughout their entire work life.
2 Tech Challenges Preventing Online Voting In US
News  |  10/9/2014  | 
A new report explains that online voting in the US is a matter of "if, not when," but problems of anonymity and verifiability must be solved first.
How To Be A 'Compromise-Ready' Organization
News  |  10/9/2014  | 
Incident response pros share tips on how to have all your ducks in a row before the inevitable breach.
MBIA Breach Highlights Need For Tightened Security Ops
News  |  10/9/2014  | 
Configuration change management and better monitoring could have prevented search engine indexing of sensitive financial information.
How Retail Can Win Back Consumer Trust
Commentary  |  10/9/2014  | 
Customer loyalty to their favorite brands is all about trust, which today has everything to do with security and privacy.
Why Don't IT Generalists Understand Security?
Why Don't IT Generalists Understand Security?
Dark Reading Videos  |  10/8/2014  | 
Why doesn't the rest of the IT department understand what encryption and passwords can and can't do? And does it matter?
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Published: 2014-10-23
Untrusted search path vulnerability in Hamster Free ZIP Archiver 2.0.1.7 allows local users to execute arbitrary code and conduct DLL hijacking attacks via a Trojan horse dwmapi.dll that is located in the current working directory.

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Published: 2014-10-23
Open redirect vulnerability in the header function in adclick.php in OpenX 2.8.10 and earlier allows remote attackers to redirect users to arbitrary web sites and conduct phishing attacks via a URL in the (1) dest parameter to adclick.php or (2) _maxdest parameter to ck.php.

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Published: 2014-10-23
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Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in OpenMRS 2.1 Standalone Edition allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the (1) givenName, (2) familyName, (3) address1, or (4) address2 parameter to registrationapp/registerPatient.page; the (5) comment parameter to all...

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