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Banks Start Broad Use of Blockchain, as JP Morgan, IBM Lead Way
News  |  10/17/2017  | 
Two major players announced cross-border payment networks built on blockchain technologies Monday, and more financial services will follow soon, despite opinions about Bitcoin.
Printers: The Weak Link in Enterprise Security
News  |  10/16/2017  | 
Organizations frequently overlook printer security, leaving systems exposed to malware and theft. New tools aim to lessen the risk.
IoT: Insecurity of Things or Internet of Threats?
News  |  10/11/2017  | 
Security leaders call for device manufacturers to buckle down on device security as the Internet of Things evolves.
New 4G, 5G Network Flaw 'Worrisome'
News  |  10/9/2017  | 
Weaknesses in the voice and data convergence technology can be exploited to allow cybercriminals to launch DoS attacks and hijack mobile data.
Caterpillar Eyes Competitive Edge with Connected Asset Security Program
News  |  9/27/2017  | 
Launches program to incorporate security by design and a strategic governance policy across all of its IoT products.
SMBs Paid $301 Million to Ransomware Attackers
Quick Hits  |  9/21/2017  | 
But small- to midsized businesses are taking a tougher stand against ransomware attacks, according to a survey released today of the 2016-2017 period.
Get Serious about IoT Security
Commentary  |  9/20/2017  | 
These four best practices will help safeguard your organization in the Internet of Things.
10 Hot Cybersecurity Funding Rounds in Q3
Slideshows  |  9/20/2017  | 
The first two quarters of 2017 have been the most active ever in five years from a cybersecurity investment standpoint. Here's how the third quarter has shaped up.
Microsoft's Azure 'Confidential Computing' Encrypts Data in Use
News  |  9/14/2017  | 
Early Access program under way for new Azure cloud security feature.
The Hunt for IoT: The Rise of Thingbots
Partner Perspectives  |  9/14/2017  | 
Across all of our research, every indication is that todays "thingbots" botnets built exclusively from Internet of Things devices will become the infrastructure for a future Darknet.
Tesla Hacks: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
Tesla Hacks: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
Dark Reading Videos  |  9/12/2017  | 
Keen Security Lab found multiple holes in the isolation layer Tesla uses to protect drive systems from infotainment systems, but were impressed by the auto company's security in other ways.
Attacking Data Integrity & Hacking Radiation Monitoring Devices
Attacking Data Integrity & Hacking Radiation Monitoring Devices
Dark Reading Videos  |  9/8/2017  | 
Ruben Santamarta shows radio-based vulnerabilities and investigates how the integrity of critical data can be manipulated to simulate, complicate or exacerbate emergency situations.
10% of Ransomware Attacks on SMBs Targeted IoT Devices
News  |  9/7/2017  | 
IoT ransomware attacks are expected to ramp up in the coming years, a new survey shows.
Workplace IoT Puts Companies on Notice for Smarter Security
Commentary  |  9/6/2017  | 
Blacklisting every "thing" in sight and banning connections to the corporate network may sound tempting, but it's not a realistic strategy.
Mikko Hypponen's Vision of the Cybersecurity Future
Mikko Hypponen's Vision of the Cybersecurity Future
Dark Reading Videos  |  9/4/2017  | 
Twenty years from now, will everything be in the Internet of Things, and if so, how does the security industry need to prepare? F-Secure's chief research officer weighs in on this and what else the future promises (and threatens).
Using Market Pressures to Improve Cybersecurity
Using Market Pressures to Improve Cybersecurity
Dark Reading Videos  |  8/31/2017  | 
Post-MedSec, Chris Wysopal discusses what impact the investor community -- if not consumers -- can have on squashing vulnerabilities and improving cybersecurity.
St. Jude Pacemaker Gets Firmware Update 'Intended as a Recall'
News  |  8/30/2017  | 
The devices that were the subject of a vulnerability disclosure debate last summer now have an FDA-approved fix.
7 Things to Know About Today's DDoS Attacks
Slideshows  |  8/30/2017  | 
DDoS attacks are no longer something that just big companies in a few industries need to worry about. They have become a threat to every business.
IoTCandyJar: A HoneyPot for any IoT Device
IoTCandyJar: A HoneyPot for any IoT Device
Dark Reading Videos  |  8/29/2017  | 
Palo Alto Networks researchers explain how they designed an affordable, behavior-based honeypot to detect attacks on an IoT device -- any kind of IoT device.
Insecure IoT Devices Pose Physical Threat to General Public
Insecure IoT Devices Pose Physical Threat to General Public
Dark Reading Videos  |  8/24/2017  | 
At the car wash, look out for attack robots. Billy Rios discusses how IoT devices could be hacked to physically attack people -- not just on factory floors, but in everyday public settings.
IoT Medical Devices a Major Security Worry in Healthcare, Survey Shows
News  |  8/15/2017  | 
Healthcare providers, manufacturers, and regulators say cybersecurity risks of IoT medical devices and connected legacy systems a top concern.
Cybersecurity: The Responsibility of Everyone
Commentary  |  8/15/2017  | 
The battle against cybercrime can only be won if we're all focused on the same goals. Here are four ways you can get involved.
Taking Down the Internet Has Never Been Easier
Commentary  |  8/10/2017  | 
Is there a reason why the Internet is so vulnerable? Actually, there are many, and taking steps to remain protected is crucial.
SMBs Practice Better IoT Security Than Large Enterprises Do
News  |  8/9/2017  | 
Small-to midsized businesses are more prepared than big ones to face the next IoT attack: good news given the sharp rise in IoT botnet attacks in the first half of 2017, new reports released today show.
Uptick in Malware Targets the Banking Community
Commentary  |  8/9/2017  | 
A number of recent attacks, using tactics old and new, have made off with an astonishing amount of money. How can financial institutions fight back?
Automating Defenses Against Assembly-Line Attacks
Commentary  |  8/8/2017  | 
A manual approach just won't cut it anymore. Here's a toolset to defeat automation and unify control across all attack vectors to stop automated attacks.
Voting System Hacks Prompt Push for Paper-Based Voting
News  |  8/7/2017  | 
DEF CON's Voting Machine Hacker Village hacks confirmed security experts' worst fears.
Proposed IoT Security Bill Well-Intentioned But Likely Hard To Enforce
News  |  8/2/2017  | 
Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017 proposes minimum set of security controls for IoT products sold to government.
US Senators Propose IoT Security Legislation
Quick Hits  |  8/1/2017  | 
A new bill aims to prohibit the production of IoT devices if they can't be patched or have their password changed.
Lethal Dosage of Cybercrime: Hacking the IV Pump
News  |  7/28/2017  | 
At DEF CON, a researcher demonstrated how to attack a popular model of infusion pump used in major hospitals around the world.
Get Ready for the 2038 'Epocholypse' (and Worse)
News  |  7/27/2017  | 
A leading security researcher predicts a sea of technology changes that will rock our world, including the Internet of Things, cryptocurrency, SSL encryption and national security.
Dark Reading News Desk Live at Black Hat USA 2017
Commentary  |  7/27/2017  | 
Over 40 interviews streaming live right from Black Hat USA, July 26-27, from 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. Eastern Time (11 - 4 P.T.).
Majority of Consumers Believe IoT Needs Security Built In
Quick Hits  |  7/26/2017  | 
Respondents to a global survey say Internet of Things security is a shared responsibility between consumers and manufacturers.
7 Hardware & Firmware Hacks Highlighted at Black Hat 2017
Slideshows  |  7/24/2017  | 
Researchers will hammer home potentially devastating attacks, and demo a range of vulnerabilities, techniques and tools.
Healthcare Industry Lacks Awareness of IoT Threat, Survey Says
News  |  7/20/2017  | 
Three-quarters of IT decision makers report they are "confident" or "very confident" that portable and connected medical devices are secure on their networks.
IoT Security Incidents Rampant and Costly
Slideshows  |  7/18/2017  | 
New research offers details about the hidden and not so hidden costs of defending the Internet of Things.
FBI Issues Warning on IoT Toy Security
Quick Hits  |  7/17/2017  | 
IoT toys are more than fun and games and can potentially lead to a violation of children's privacy and safety, the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned Monday.
IoT Physical Attack Exploit to be Revealed at Black Hat
News  |  7/7/2017  | 
Security researcher Billy Rios plans to demonstrate how an exploit can cause an IoT device to launch a physical attack against a human.
Black Hat Survey: Security Pros Expect Major Breaches in Next Two Years
News  |  7/6/2017  | 
Significant compromises are not just feared, but expected, Black Hat attendees say.
The Growing Danger of IP Theft and Cyber Extortion
Commentary  |  7/6/2017  | 
The recent hacks of Disney and Netflix show the jeopardy that intellectual property and company secrets are in, fueled by cheap hacking tools and cryptocurrencies.
The Problem with Data
Commentary  |  7/3/2017  | 
The sheer amount of data that organizations collect makes it both extremely valuable and dangerous. Business leaders must do everything possible to keep it safe.
Hacking Factory Robot Arms for Sabotage, Fun & Profit
News  |  6/29/2017  | 
Black Hat talk will discuss how hackers could take over robotic arms, create micro-defects in products, and open up a new world of subtle blackmail.
Why Enterprise Security Needs a New Focus
Commentary  |  6/29/2017  | 
The WannaCry ransomware attack shows patching and perimeter defenses aren't enough. Enterprises should combine preventative measures with threat detection tactics.
IoT Vulns Draw Biggest Bug Bounty Payouts
News  |  6/29/2017  | 
As bug bounty programs become more popular outside of the technology sector, IoT vulnerabilities are yielding the highest payouts for bug hunters, according to two reports released Wednesday.
'Stack Clash' Smashed Security Fix in Linux
News  |  6/21/2017  | 
Linux, OpenBSD, Free BSD, Solaris security updates available to thwart newly discovered attack by researchers.
Trusted IDs Gain Acceptance in Smart Building Environment
Quick Hits  |  6/20/2017  | 
A majority of survey respondents believe identities can be connected across multiple systems and devices through a single ID card or mobile phone.
Cybersecurity Fact vs. Fiction
Commentary  |  6/20/2017  | 
Based on popular media, it's easy to be concerned about the security of smart cars, homes, medical devices, and public utilities. But how truly likely are such attacks?
Invisible Invaders: Why Detecting Bot Attacks Is Becoming More Difficult
Commentary  |  6/19/2017  | 
Traditional methods can't block the latest attackers, but a behavioral approach can tell the difference between bots and humans.
First Malware Designed Solely for Electric Grids Caused 2016 Ukraine Outage
News  |  6/12/2017  | 
Attackers used CrashOverride/Industroyer to cause a partial power outage in Kiev, Ukraine, but it can be used anywhere, say researchers at Dragos and ESET.
Move Over, Mirai: Persirai Now the Top IP Camera Botnet
News  |  6/8/2017  | 
Mirai's success has spawned a flurry of similar IoT malware.
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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.