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8 Bad Ass Tools Coming Out Of Black Hat
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Penetration testing, reverse engineering and other security tools that will be explained and released at Black Hat 2016.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 7/30/2016
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Second Democratic Party Website Hacked
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
In a DNC-like attack, pro-Russian hackers broke into a website belonging to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee -- and reportedly also the Clinton campaign website.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 7/29/2016
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5 Things We Know So Far About The DNC Hack
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
The plot thickens this week as Donald Trump openly calls on Russia to release Hillary Clinton’s emails. All roads appear to lead to Russia in the DNC -- and now possibly the DCCC -- hacks.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 7/29/2016
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South Korea: Cyberattack By North Korea Exposed Data Of 10 Million Consumers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Personal data of visitors to online shopping portal stolen, says South Korea police.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/29/2016
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DNC Leak: US Intel Chief Says It's Too Soon To Attribute Blame
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
James Clapper suggests the email leak was an act by a nation-state and not some hacking group.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/29/2016
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Multiple Major Security Products Open To Big Vulns Via 'Hooking Engines'
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Black Hat USA talk will show how flawed implementation of hooking techniques are putting security and other software at risk.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 7/28/2016
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KPMG Study: Breaches Up, Security Spending Down
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
81 percent admitted to a recent breach but less than half said they'd invested more in security as a result
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 7/28/2016
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How To Stay Safe On The Black Hat Network: ‘Don’t Connect To It’
Neil R. Wyler (Grifter), Threat Hunting and Incident Response Specialist, RSACommentary
Black Hat attendees may have changed their titles and now carry business cards but hackers gotta hack and there’s no better place to do it than Black Hat.
By Neil R. Wyler (Grifter) Threat Hunting and Incident Response Specialist, RSA, 7/28/2016
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Ex-Citibank Worker Jailed For Sabotage Of Network
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Revenge motive behind employee's actions that disrupted the network of 110 Citibank branches across the US.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/28/2016
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HHS Penalizes Philadelphia Healthcare Organization For HIPAA Violation
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Catholic Health Care Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia agrees to pay $650,000 fine over 2014 data breach.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 7/27/2016
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Dark Reading News Desk Coming Back To Black Hat, Live
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Live from Las Vegas: 40 video interviews with Black Hat USA conference speakers and sponsors. Wednesday Aug. 3, Thursday Aug, 4, 2 p.m. - 6:10 p.m. ET.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 7/27/2016
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The Internet Of Tiny Things: What Lurks Inside
Dan Cuddeford, Director of Sales Engineering, WanderaCommentary
Hackers can now use a tiny $2 embedded chip -- at scale -- to launch thousands of infected 'things' out into the ether to capture data and soften consumers up for an attack.
By Dan Cuddeford Director of Sales Engineering, Wandera, 7/27/2016
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Kimpton Hotel Chain Investigating Possible Payment Card Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Around 24 properties of Kimpton Hotels across US likely affected.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/27/2016
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Obama Issues Federal Government Policy For Cyberattack Response
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
New Presidential Policy Directive, PPD-41, solidifies just how key federal agencies coordinate, respond to cyberattacks on federal and private networks.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 7/26/2016
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In Security, Know That You Know Nothing
Michael Sutton, Chief Information Security Office, ZscalerCommentary
Only when security professionals become aware of what they don’t know, can they start asking the right questions and implementing the right security controls.
By Michael Sutton Chief Information Security Office, Zscaler, 7/26/2016
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Russia Likely Behind DNC Breach, Says FBI
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Motive behind DNC hack and leak is possibly to tilt election in favor of Trump, say US officials.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/26/2016
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Report Finds Healthcare Most Targeted By Ransomware
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Top ransomware variant Cryptowall accounts for almost 94% of all detected attacks, says Solutionary.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/26/2016
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'MouseJack' Researchers Uncover Major Wireless Keyboard Vulnerability
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
KeySniffer attack shows two-thirds of low-cost wireless keyboards prone to keystroke capture and malicious keystroke injection.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 7/26/2016
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New Portal Offers Decryption Tools For Some Ransomware Victims
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Nomoreransom.org, a joint initiative between Europol, the Dutch National Police, Kaspersky Lab and Intel Security, offers help in getting encrypted data back.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 7/25/2016
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Three Arrested For Cell Phone Hacking Scam
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Defendants accused of using stolen phone details to make international calls charged to victims’ accounts.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/25/2016
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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.

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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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The cybersecurity profession struggles to retain women (figures range from 10 to 20 percent). It's particularly worrisome for an industry with a rapidly growing number of vacant positions.

So why does the shortage of women continue to be worse in security than in other IT sectors? How can men in infosec be better allies for women; and how can women be better allies for one another? What is the industry doing to fix the problem -- what's working, and what isn't?

Is this really a problem at all? Are the low numbers simply an indication that women do not want to be in cybersecurity, and is it possible that more women will never want to be in cybersecurity? How many women would we need to see in the industry to declare success?

Join Dark Reading senior editor Sara Peters and guests Angela Knox of Cloudmark, Barrett Sellers of Arbor Networks, Regina Wallace-Jones of Facebook, Steve Christey Coley of MITRE, and Chris Roosenraad of M3AAWG on Wednesday, July 13 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss all this and more.