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Cloudflare Leaked Web Customer Data For Months
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Potential scope of issue evokes comparisons to Heartbleed.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 2/24/2017
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20 Cybersecurity Startups To Watch In 2017
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
VC money flowed plentifully into the security market last year, fueling a new crop of innovative companies.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 2/24/2017
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IaaS: The Next Chapter In Cloud Security
Kaushik Narayan, Co-Founder and CTO at Skyhigh NetworksCommentary
Organizations adopting IaaS must update their approach to security by using the shared responsibility model.
By Kaushik Narayan Co-Founder and CTO at Skyhigh Networks, 2/24/2017
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Suspect Arrested In Connection With Mirai Botnet
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
One million Deutsche Telekom customers were knocked offline in a November 2016 cyberattack.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/24/2017
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Florida Man Pleads Guilty To Clinton Foundation Hack Attempts
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Timothy Sedlak also convicted in child pornography case and sentenced to 42 years in jail, Reuters reports.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/24/2017
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Survey: Most Attackers Need Less Than 12 Hours To Break In
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
A Nuix study of DEFCON pen testers shows that the usual security controls are of little use against a determined intruder
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 2/23/2017
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Blockchains New Role In The Internet of Things
Mance Harmon, Co-founder & CEO, SwirldsCommentary
With next gen distributed consensus algorithms that combine both security and performance, organizations can defend against DDoS attacks, even those that leverage IoT devices
By Mance Harmon Co-founder & CEO, Swirlds, 2/23/2017
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Google Researchers 'Shatter' SHA-1 Hash
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
'Collision' attack by researchers at CWI Institute and Google underscores need to retire SHA-1.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/23/2017
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Road Map To A $200,000 Cybersecurity Job
Todd Thibodeaux, President & CEO, CompTIACommentary
Looking to get ahead in cybersecurity? Here are four areas to keep in mind as you make a five-year career plan.
By Todd Thibodeaux President & CEO, CompTIA, 2/23/2017
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Exploit Kit-Based Attacks Decline Dramatically
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
But it's too soon to call this downward trend a permanent shift, experts say.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 2/23/2017
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Tunneling Through The "Walls" Of IoT In The Enterprise
Jose Nazario, Director of Security Research at FastlyCommentary
The movie "Die Hard" has a thing or two to teach us about the pitfalls of the Internet of Things.
By Jose Nazario Director of Security Research at Fastly, 2/22/2017
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Why We Need To Reinvent How We Catalogue Malware
Paul Shomo,  Technical Manager Strategic Partnerships, Guidance SoftwareCommentary
One obvious trend: crimeware technologies that come with simple user consoles and functionality to create unique binaries at the click of a button.
By Paul Shomo Technical Manager Strategic Partnerships, Guidance Software, 2/22/2017
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Yahoo Trims Its Price Tag To Verizon By $350 Million
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Announcement of new deal price from the previous $4.8 billion allays fears of deal cancellation or even bigger price cut.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/22/2017
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Survey: 14% Of IT Execs Would Pay $500K To Avoid Shaming After A Breach
Razvan Muresan, Razvan Muresan, Security Specialist, Bitdefender
Bitdefender report shows how negative media headlines following an attack can cause financial damage, ruin business forecasts and severely damage reputations.
By Razvan Muresan Razvan Muresan, Security Specialist, Bitdefender, 2/22/2017
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Stolen Health Record Databases Sell For $500,000 In The Deep Web
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Electronic health record databases proving to be some of the most lucrative stolen data sets in cybercrime underground.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 2/21/2017
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Law Enforcement At RSAC: Collaboration Is Key To Online Crime Fighting
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
Agencies and investigators are reaching out across jurisdictions and international borders to vanquish spammers, botnet operators, and worse.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 2/21/2017
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Social Media Impersonators Drive Security Risk
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
A new pool of research digs into the fraudulent social media accounts, a growing threat to individuals and businesses.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 2/21/2017
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Preparing Security For Windows 7 End-Of-Life Support
Udi Yavo, Co-founder and CTO of enSiloCommentary
Moving to Microsoft's latest OS may give you flashbacks to when XP support ended.
By Udi Yavo Co-founder and CTO of enSilo, 2/21/2017
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Controlling Privileged Access To Prevent Rogue Users In Active Directory
Derek Melber, Technical Evangelist for ManageEngineCommentary
Knowing which of your employees have which privileges is the first step to staying safe.
By Derek Melber Technical Evangelist for ManageEngine, 2/20/2017
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At Least 70 Organizations Targeted In Sophisticated Cyber Surveillance Operation
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Most of the targets are in Ukraine, though a few have been spotted in Russia and elsewhere, CyberX says
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 2/17/2017
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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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