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Anthem Refuses To Let Inspector General Conduct Full Security Audit
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
North Korean Government Not Likely Behind Malware On Nation's Official News Site
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Contrary to initial assumptions of North Korean government involvement, watering hole attack appears to be the work of external hackers -- and contains similarities to Darkhotel campaign, security researchers say.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 3/5/2015
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Apple Pay Fraud Gives Us A New Reason To Hate Data Breaches And SSNs
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
There may already be millions of dollars in losses, but you can't blame Apple for this one.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 3/4/2015
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Breach Victims Three Times Likelier To Be Identity Theft Victims
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Twenty-eight percent of them say they later avoided the merchants that failed to protect their personal information.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 3/3/2015
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FREAK Out: Yet Another New SSL/TLS Bug Found
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Old-school, export-grade crypto standard used until the 1990s can be triggered to downgrade security of client, servers, researchers find.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 3/3/2015
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Compliance & Security: A Race To The Bottom?
Kevin E. Greene, Software Assurance Program Manager, Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology DirectorateCommentary
Compliance is meaningless if organizations don’t use it as a starting point to understand and mitigate risks within their environment.
By Kevin E. Greene Software Assurance Program Manager, Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate, 3/3/2015
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What You Need To Know About Nation-State Hacked Hard Drives
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The nation-state Equation Group compromise of most popular hard drives won't be a widespread threat, but future disk security -- and forensic integrity -- remain unclear.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 3/2/2015
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Uber Takes Over 5 Months To Issue Breach Notification
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
50,000 Uber drives just being told now that their names and license numbers were exposed.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/2/2015
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Why Security Awareness Alone Won’t Stop Hackers
Saryu Nayyar, CEO, GuruculCommentary
End-user training is a noble pursuit but it’s no defense against “low and slow” attacks that take months and years to carry out.
By Saryu Nayyar CEO, Gurucul, 3/2/2015
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Dark Reading Offers Cyber Security Crash Course At Interop 2015
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark ReadingCommentary
New, one-day event offers a way for IT pros to quickly catch up with the latest threats and defenses in information security.
By Tim Wilson Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, 3/2/2015
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Cyber Intelligence: Defining What You Know
Jason Polancich, Founder & Chief Architect, SurfWatchLabsCommentary
Too often management settles for security data about things that are assumed rather than things you can prove or that you know are definitely wrong.
By Jason Polancich Founder & Chief Architect, SurfWatchLabs, 2/27/2015
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Hits Keep On Coming For Both SSL & Its Abusers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Hacktivist group Lizard Squad punishes Lenovo with a DNS hijack. Will Comodo be next?
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/26/2015
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'Shadow' Cloud Services Rampant In Government Networks
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Survey finds public sector employees use unmanaged cloud services just as much as private employees.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 2/26/2015
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How To Reduce Spam & Phishing With DMARC
Daniel Ingevaldson, CTO, Easy SolutionsCommentary
Providers of more than 3 billion email boxes have taken up a new Internet protocol to help put trust back into electronic messaging.
By Daniel Ingevaldson CTO, Easy Solutions, 2/26/2015
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Millions Of Non-Anthem Customers Also Hit By Anthem Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Blue Cross Blue Shield customers -- as many as 8.8 to 18.8 million of them -- might have also had their data compromised.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/25/2015
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Ramnit Botnet Disrupted By International Public-Private Collaboration
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Europol leads the effort to bring down the bank credential-stealing botnet that infected 3.2 million computers across the globe.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/25/2015
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Gemalto: NSA, GCHQ May Have Been Behind Breaches It Suffered In 2010 And 2011
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
But the 'sophisticated' attacks hit only Gemalto office networks--not 'massive theft' of SIM crypto keys, vendor says, and such an attack, if waged, would only affect 2G networks, not 3G or 4G.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 2/25/2015
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Customers Aren’t the Only Victims: 5 Stages Of Data Breach Grief
Ricky Link, Managing Director, Coalfire Systems, Southwest RegionCommentary
What can we learn from organizations that have experienced a data beach? For one thing, infosec teams on the front lines of cyber security are also victims.
By Ricky Link Managing Director, Coalfire Systems, Southwest Region, 2/25/2015
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Medical Identity Theft Costs Victims $13,450 Apiece
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
New study shows not only is medical identity fraud costly for individuals, it's happening a lot more often.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/24/2015
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7 Things You Should Know About Secure Payment Technology
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Despite the existence of EMV and Apple Pay, we're a long way from true payment security, especially in the US.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/24/2015
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CVE-2014-8891
Published: 2015-03-06
Unspecified vulnerability in the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) in IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition 5.0 before SR16-FP9, 6 before SR16-FP3, 6R1 before SR8-FP3, 7 before SR8-FP10, and 7R1 before SR2-FP10 allows remote attackers to escape the Java sandbox and execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors...

CVE-2014-8892
Published: 2015-03-06
Unspecified vulnerability in the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) in IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition 5.0 before SR16-FP9, 6 before SR16-FP3, 6R1 before SR8-FP3, 7 before SR8-FP10, and 7R1 before SR2-FP10 allows remote attackers to bypass intended access permissions and obtain sensitive information via un...

CVE-2015-1170
Published: 2015-03-06
The NVIDIA Display Driver R304 before 309.08, R340 before 341.44, R343 before 345.20, and R346 before 347.52 does not properly validate local client impersonation levels when performing a "kernel administrator check," which allows local users to gain administrator privileges via unspecified API call...

CVE-2015-1637
Published: 2015-03-06
Schannel (aka Secure Channel) in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2 and R2 SP1, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 Gold and R2, and Windows RT Gold and 8.1 does not properly restrict TLS state transitions, which makes it easier for r...

CVE-2014-2130
Published: 2015-03-05
Cisco Secure Access Control Server (ACS) provides an unintentional administration web interface based on Apache Tomcat, which allows remote authenticated users to modify application files and configuration files, and consequently execute arbitrary code, by leveraging administrative privileges, aka B...

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