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Intruders Pilfered Over 68 Million Passwords In 2012 Dropbox Breach
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
But all passwords were hashed and salted and no evidence they have been misused, company says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/31/2016
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2016 DDoS Attack Trends By The Numbers
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Some highlights from recent reports on DDoS attack activity.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 8/31/2016
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Florida Man Pleads Guilty To Cell Phone Fraud Involving $1 Million
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Edwin Fana compromised identifying data of victims and used them to conduct thousands of international calls.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/31/2016
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How Not To Pay A Ransom: 3 Tips For Enterprise Security Pros
David Jones, SVP & GM, Information Management and Governance Software, Hewlett Packard EnterpriseCommentary
At the most basic level, organizations must understand their data, the entry points, and who has access. But dont forget to keep your backup systems up to date.
By David Jones SVP & GM, Information Management and Governance Software, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, 8/31/2016
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New 'Fantom' Ransomware Poses As Windows Update
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
Fantom malware comes disguised as a legitimate Microsoft Windows update to trick consumers and business users into downloading it.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/30/2016
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Another IoT-Dominated Botnet Rises With Almost 1M Infected Devices
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
BASHLITE malware fuels another DDoS botnet made up primarily of flaw-ridden internet of things devices
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 8/30/2016
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Opera Forces Password Reset For 1.7 Million Users After Server Breach
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Among those browser users affected are those who synced passwords to third-party sites.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/30/2016
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6 Ways To Hack An Election
Eitan Bremler, Co-founder & VP Marketing and Product Management, Safe-TCommentary
Threats to our electoral process can come from outside the country or nefarious insiders. Our country needs to be better prepared.
By Eitan Bremler Co-founder & VP Marketing and Product Management, Safe-T, 8/30/2016
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Malware Found In Iran Petro Plants
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Virus not linked to recent fires in oil and gas facilities across the country, says official.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/30/2016
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US Think Tanks Involved In Russia Research Allegedly Hacked
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Russia-backed DNC hacker COZY BEAR behind these spearphish attacks on individuals and organizations, says CrowdStrike.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/30/2016
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Report: Hackers Breach Two State Election Databases, FBI Warns
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
FBI's need-to-know-only advisory doesn't specify, but Yahoo News' sources say it refers to 'suspected foreign hackers' targeting voter registration databases in Arizona and Illinois.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/29/2016
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Russian Hacker Convicted of 38 Counts Related To PoS Hack Scheme
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Sold 2 million credit cards and defrauded banks of $169 million.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/29/2016
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Critical Infrastructure: The Next Cyber-Attack Target
Alex Campbell, Director, EY EMEIA Advisory Centre - CybersecurityCommentary
Power and utilities companies need a risk-centric cybersecurity approach to face coming threats.
By Alex Campbell Director, EY EMEIA Advisory Centre - Cybersecurity, 8/29/2016
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Multiple Apple iOS Zero-Days Enabled Firm To Spy On Targeted iPhone Users For Years
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Victims of lawful intercepts include human rights activists and journalist, researchers from Citizen Lab and Lookout say.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/26/2016
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Global Cost of Cybercrime Predicted to Hit $6 Trillion Annually By 2021, Study Says
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Start saving now.The global cost of cybercrime could reach $6 trillion by 2021, according to a Cybersecurity Ventures report.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/26/2016
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The Hidden Dangers Of 'Bring Your Own Body'
Kon Leong, CEO/Co-founder, ZL TechnologiesCommentary
The use of biometric data is on the rise, causing new security risks that must be assessed and addressed.
By Kon Leong CEO/Co-founder, ZL Technologies, 8/26/2016
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Apple Releases Patch For 'Trident,' A Trio Of iOS 0-Days
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Already rolled into the Pegasus spyware product and used to target social activists, the vulnerabilities are fixed in iOS 9.3.5.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/25/2016
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The Secret Behind the NSA Breach: Network Infrastructure Is the Next Target
Yoni Allon, Research Team Leader, LightCyberCommentary
How the networking industry has fallen way behind in incorporating security measures to prevent exploits to ubiquitous routers, proxies, firewalls, and switches.
By Yoni Allon Research Team Leader, LightCyber, 8/25/2016
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French Submarine Firm Claims Economic Warfare After Massive Data Leak
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
The Australian publishes over 22,000 documents on six DCNS Scorpene subs that are being built in India
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/24/2016
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Hit-And-Run Tactics Fuel Growth In DDoS Attacks
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
A majority of organizations in Imperva DDoS study suffer multiple consecutive attacks.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/23/2016
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CVE-2013-7445
Published: 2015-10-15
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...

CVE-2015-4948
Published: 2015-10-15
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.

CVE-2015-5660
Published: 2015-10-15
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.

CVE-2015-6003
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.

CVE-2015-6333
Published: 2015-10-15
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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