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Why Digital Forensics In Incident Response Matter More Now
Craig Carpenter, President & COO, Resolution1 SecurityCommentary
By understanding what happened, when, how, and why, security teams can prevent similar breaches from occurring in the future.
By Craig Carpenter President & COO, Resolution1 Security, 12/24/2014
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JPMorgan Hack: 2FA MIA In Breached Server
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Sources close to the breach investigation say a network server missing two-factor authentication let attackers make their way into JPMorgan's servers.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 12/24/2014
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Backoff Malware Validates Targets Through Infected IP Cameras
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
RSA report on Backoff dives deeper into clues about the POS software and hints at attackers potentially located in India.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 12/23/2014
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How PCI DSS 3.0 Can Help Stop Data Breaches
Troy Leach and Christopher Strand, Chief Technology Officer, PCI Security Standards Council & Senior Director of Compliance, Bit9Commentary
New Payment Card Industry security standards that take effect January 1 aim to replace checkmark mindsets with business as usual processes. Here are three examples.
By Troy Leach and Christopher Strand Chief Technology Officer, PCI Security Standards Council & Senior Director of Compliance, Bit9, 12/23/2014
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North Korea's Internet Restored
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Restoration of service weakens arguments that the US was responsible for the outage.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 12/23/2014
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North Korea Experiencing Internet Outages, Raising Questions About US Retaliation
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Is it coincidence, or is a DDoS on North Korea's Internet infrastructure a "proportional response" by the US?
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 12/22/2014
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Security News No One Saw Coming In 2014
John B. Dickson, CISSP,  Principal, Denim GroupCommentary
John Dickson shares his list (and checks it twice) of five of the most surprising security headlines of the year.
By John B. Dickson CISSP, Principal, Denim Group, 12/22/2014
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The Internet's Winter Of Discontent
Paul Vixie, Chairman & CEO, Farsight Security, Inc.Commentary
The new great cybersecurity challenge in trying to sum up the most dangerous weaknesses in the worldís connected economy is that the hits just keep on coming.
By Paul Vixie Chairman & CEO, Farsight Security, Inc., 12/19/2014
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Obama: U.S. Will Respond 'Proportionately' To Sony Cyber Attack
Brian Prince, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
President Obama says the United States will take action against North Korea in response to the cyber-attack on Sony.
By Brian Prince Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 12/19/2014
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Vawtrak: Crimeware Made-To-Order
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
A compartmentalized botnet with a wide selection of specialized web injects makes it easier to attack bank accounts across the globe.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 12/18/2014
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5 Pitfalls to Avoid When Running Your SOC
Jeff Schilling, CSO, FirehostCommentary
The former head of the US Army Cyber Command SOC shares his wisdom and battle scars about playing offense not defense against attackers.
By Jeff Schilling CSO, Firehost, 12/18/2014
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Sony Cancels Movie, US Confirms North Korea Involvement, But Were Bomb Threats Empty?
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
After the Sony hackers issue threats of physical violence and 9/11-style attacks, The Interview is being killed before it even premieres. But would the attackers have really blown up theaters?
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 12/17/2014
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Millions Of Android Phones In China Have Backdoor
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
An Android backdoor is the topic of one of two advisories this week on mobile threats.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 12/17/2014
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The New Target for State-Sponsored Cyber Attacks: Applications
Jeff Williams, CTO, Aspect Security & Contrast SecurityCommentary
Skilled hackers are now using simple web application vulnerabilities like SQL Injection to take over database servers. Are you prepared to defend against this new type of threat actor?
By Jeff Williams CTO, Aspect Security & Contrast Security, 12/17/2014
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2014's Top Malware: Less Money, Mo' Problems
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Here are the five most active malware packages to give attackers a huge ROI on a small investment.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 12/16/2014
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Sony Warns Media About Disclosure, Staff About Fraud, 'Bond' Fans About Spoilers
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
A wrapup of the latest Sony attack fallout.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 12/16/2014
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2014: The Year of Privilege Vulnerabilities
Marc Maiffret, CTO, BeyondTrustCommentary
Of the 30 critical-rated Microsoft Security Bulletins this year, 24 involved vulnerabilities where the age-old best practice of "least privilege" could limit the impact of malware and raise the bar of difficulty for attackers.
By Marc Maiffret CTO, BeyondTrust, 12/16/2014
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Price Tag Rises For Stolen Identities Sold In The Underground
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
What cybercriminals now charge for stolen identities, counterfeit identities, hacking tutorials, DDoS, and other services.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 12/15/2014
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Ekoparty Isnít The Next Defcon (& It Doesnít Want To Be)
Andrew Ford, Developer, BugcrowdCommentary
Unlike American security conferences that offer a buffet of merchandise, meals, and drinks, Ekoparty, in Buenos Aires, is every bit as functional -- with a little less fluff.
By Andrew Ford Developer, Bugcrowd, 12/15/2014
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Attackers Turn Focus To PoS Vendors
Brian Prince, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
The recently reported attack on Charge Anywhere puts the payment solutions provider on a list of PoS vendors attacked this year.
By Brian Prince Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 12/12/2014
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CVE-2014-2208
Published: 2014-12-28
CRLF injection vulnerability in the LightProcess protocol implementation in hphp/util/light-process.cpp in Facebook HipHop Virtual Machine (HHVM) before 2.4.2 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands by entering a \n (newline) character before the end of a string.

CVE-2014-2209
Published: 2014-12-28
Facebook HipHop Virtual Machine (HHVM) before 3.1.0 does not drop supplemental group memberships within hphp/util/capability.cpp and hphp/util/light-process.cpp, which allows remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions by leveraging group permissions for a file or directory.

CVE-2014-5386
Published: 2014-12-28
The mcrypt_create_iv function in hphp/runtime/ext/mcrypt/ext_mcrypt.cpp in Facebook HipHop Virtual Machine (HHVM) before 3.3.0 does not seed the random number generator, which makes it easier for remote attackers to defeat cryptographic protection mechanisms by leveraging the use of a single initial...

CVE-2014-6228
Published: 2014-12-28
Integer overflow in the string_chunk_split function in hphp/runtime/base/zend-string.cpp in Facebook HipHop Virtual Machine (HHVM) before 3.3.0 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via crafted arguments to the chunk_split ...

CVE-2014-6229
Published: 2014-12-28
The HashContext class in hphp/runtime/ext/ext_hash.cpp in Facebook HipHop Virtual Machine (HHVM) before 3.3.0 incorrectly expects that a certain key string uses '\0' for termination, which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information by leveraging read access beyond the end of the string,...

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