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New DDoS Attacks Could Reach Tens Of Terabits-Per-Second
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Network security company Corero says LDAP could amplify DDoS attacks by as much as 55x.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/26/2016
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Chinese Firm Defends Webcam Security After DDoS Attacks
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Hangzhou Xiongmai Technology says devices sold in the US before April 2015 will be recalled after attack on Dyn servers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/26/2016
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Warning: Healthcare Data Under Attack
Raj Samani , Chief Technology Officer of Intel Securitys Europe, Middle East and Africa division
We as an industry must demand greater protection of our medical data.
By Raj Samani Chief Technology Officer of Intel Securitys Europe, Middle East and Africa division, 10/25/2016
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Blockchain & The Battle To Secure Digital Identities
Xavier Larduinat, Manager for Innovation, GemaltoCommentaryy
This emerging technology is a promising way to verify transactions without compromising your digital identity.
By Xavier Larduinat Manager for Innovation, Gemalto, 10/25/2016
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New Kovter Trojan Variant Spreading Via Targeted Email Campaign
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
The authors of a malware sample that has been around for more than two years have yet another trick for distributing it.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/24/2016
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Vendor Security Alliance To Improve Cybersecurity Of Third-Party Providers
Malwarebytes Labs, Malwarebytes Labs
Member companies can use their VSA rating when offering their services, effectively skipping the process of verification done by prospective businesses.
By Malwarebytes Labs Malwarebytes Labs, 10/24/2016
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Deleting Emails Original Sin: An Historical Perspective
Alexander Garca-Tobar, ValiMail CEO & co-founderCommentaryy
Can DMARC do for email security what SSL certificates did for e-commerce?
By Alexander Garca-Tobar ValiMail CEO & co-founder, 10/24/2016
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A Proactive Approach To Vulnerability Management: 3 Steps
Kevin Overcash, Director of SpiderLabs North America, TrustwaveCommentaryy
Having the tools to detect a breach is important, but what if you could prevent the attack from happening in the first place?
By Kevin Overcash Director of SpiderLabs North America, Trustwave, 10/22/2016
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DDoS Attack On DNS Provider Disrupts Okta, Twitter, Pinterest, Reddit, CNN, Others
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Brief but widespread attack illuminated vulnerability of the Internet's Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/21/2016
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Indian Banks Hit By Debit Card Security Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Around 3.25 million debit cards affected by breach of 90 ATMs, prompting card replacement and PIN change.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/21/2016
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Flipping Security Awareness Training
Stan Black, CSO, CitrixCommentaryy
Threats can be minimized when teams understand business goals and objectives. These four tips can help turn things around.
By Stan Black CSO, Citrix, 10/21/2016
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How To Crash A Drone By Hacking Its 3D Propeller Design
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Researchers from Israel's Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and two other universities show how attackers can exploit 3D manufacturing processes.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/20/2016
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New Free Tool Stops Petya Ransomware & Rootkits
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Meanwhile, Locky puts ransomware on the Check Point Top Three Global Malware List for the first time ever.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/20/2016
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Why Poor Cyber Hygiene Invites Risk
Anthony Grieco, Senior Director & Trust Strategy Officer, Security & Trust Organization, CiscoCommentaryy
Modern cybersecurity today is all about risk management. That means eliminating and mitigating risks where possible, and knowingly accepting those that remain.
By Anthony Grieco Senior Director & Trust Strategy Officer, Security & Trust Organization, Cisco, 10/20/2016
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Malvertising Trends: Dont Talk Ad Standards Without Ad Security
Kaiying Fu, Community Manager, CloudbricCommentaryy
How malvertising marries the strengths and weaknesses of the complex digital advertising ecosystem perfectly and what online publishers and security leaders need to do about it.
By Kaiying Fu Community Manager, Cloudbric, 10/19/2016
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Identity Theft Hits Low- To Moderate-Income Victims Hardest
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
In addition to government assistance, ID theft victims frequently seek financial support from friends, family, and faith-based organizations, according to a study by the Identity Theft Resource Center.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 10/18/2016
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7 Regional Hotbeds For Cybersecurity Innovation
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
These regions are driving cybersecurity innovation across the US with an abundance of tech talent, educational institutions, accelerators, incubators, and startup activity.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 10/18/2016
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Trump-Themed Malware Dominating Threat Campaigns This Election Season
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Users need to be vigilant about the sites they visit and actions they take online, Zscaler warns
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/18/2016
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A Job In Security Leads To Job Security
Paul Curran, Application Security Community Specialist, CheckmarxCommentaryy
Developers who focus on secure development skills find themselves in high demand.
By Paul Curran Application Security Community Specialist, Checkmarx, 10/18/2016
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US GOP Senate Committee Allegedly Target Of Russian Hackers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Dutch researcher finds NRSC web store among 5,900 e-commerce sites infected with malware designed to steal payment card details.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/18/2016
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