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John Bambenek , Senior Threat Researcher, Fidelis CybersecurityCommentary
Political hacks have many lessons for the business world.
By John Bambenek Senior Threat Researcher, Fidelis Cybersecurity, 5/26/2017
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8 Most Overlooked Security Threats
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark Reading
Businesses know the obvious security threats to watch for, but some of the biggest dangers may not at top-of-mind.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 5/26/2017
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New Samba Bug Dangerous But No WannaCry
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
The administrators of the open-source Samba software have fixed a newly discovered vulnerability that lets attackers upload malicious files to vulnerable systems and servers.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 5/25/2017
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3 Nigerian Cyberthieves Sentenced to Total of 235 Years in Prison
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Using love-struck girlfriends found on the Internet to help them carry out their schemes, three Nigerian cyberthieves and their cohorts made off with tens of millions of dollars in pilfered goods before they were ultimately sentenced to a collective total of 235 years in prison.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/25/2017
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WannaCry Ransom Notes Penned by Chinese-Speaking Authors, Analysis Shows
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
But a Chinese-language link doesn't shoot down theories of the North Korean Lazarus Group's involvement in the ransomware worm attacks, say language experts at Flashpoint.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 5/25/2017
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WannaCry Gives Consumers a First Look into Ransomware
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Although ransomware has been around for two years, it took the fast-moving and expansive WannaCry to provide a majority of consumers their first glimpse, according to a study released today.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/25/2017
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Medical Devices Fall Short in Security Best Practices
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
More than half of medical device makers and healthcare delivery organizations anticipate an attack on their medical devices within the next 12 months, but only a smattering take significant steps to prevent it, according to a survey released today.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 5/25/2017
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Split Tunnel SMTP Exploit Bypasses Email Security Gateways
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Attackers can inject malicious payloads directly to email server via email encryption appliances, Securolytics says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 5/25/2017
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WannaCry: The North Korea Debate
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Researchers split over whether an infamous North Korean hacking group, an affiliate, or another attacker altogether, is behind the epic ransomware worm.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 5/24/2017
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DDoS Attacks Fell 23% in First Quarter, Grew in Size
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Although the number of DDoS attacks dropped in the first three months of the year, the average size of each attack grew, according to a Verisign report released Tuesday.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/24/2017
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Threat Lifecycle Management
Emily Johnson, Digital Content Editor, InformationWeekCommentaryVideo
Principal Sales Engineer for LogRhythm Chris Martin stops by the InformationWeek News Desk.
By Emily Johnson Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek, 5/24/2017
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Target Reaches Breach Settlement: $18.5 Million Fine, Security Controls
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Target to cough up $18.5 million to 47 states in a settlement following its 2013 security breach, which exposed data of millions of customers.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 5/24/2017
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4 Reasons the Vulnerability Disclosure Process Stalls
Lawrence Munro, Worldwide Vice President of SpiderLabs at TrustwaveCommentary
The relationship between manufacturers and researchers is often strained. Here's why, along with some resources to help.
By Lawrence Munro Worldwide Vice President of SpiderLabs at Trustwave, 5/24/2017
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Data Breach, Vulnerability Data on Track to Set New Records in 2017
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
There are so far 1,254 publicly reported data breaches and 4,837 published vulnerabilities in the first quarter of this year.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 5/23/2017
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Credential-Stuffing Threat Intensifies Amid Password Reuse
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Employees who reuse logins on multiple websites drive the impact of third-party breaches as hackers use credential stuffing to compromise more accounts.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 5/23/2017
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9 Ways Organizations Sabotage Their Own Security: Lessons from the Verizon DBIR
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark Reading
Mistakes and missteps plague enterprise security. The Verizon 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) offers nuggets on what organizations must stop doing now.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 5/23/2017
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Staying a Step Ahead of Internet Attacks
Markus Jakobsson, Chief Scientist at AgariCommentary
There's no getting around the fact that targeted attacks - like phishing - will happen. But you can figure out the type of attack to expect next.
By Markus Jakobsson Chief Scientist at Agari, 5/23/2017
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With Billions Spent on Cybersecurity, Why Are Problems Getting Worse?
Grant Elliott, CEO and Co-Founder of OstendioCommentary
Technology alone won't keep you safe. Fully engaged employees should be your first line of defense.
By Grant Elliott CEO and Co-Founder of Ostendio, 5/23/2017
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Hacker Hit with 30-Month Prison Term in Securities Case
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Ukrainian hacker sentenced for his role stealing press releases about upcoming stock trades that generated roughly $30 million in illegal profits.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/23/2017
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WannaCry Hit Windows 7 Machines Most
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
More than 95% of all of the infected machines were running Windows 7, according to Kaspersky Lab data.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 5/22/2017
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Published: 2017-05-09
NScript in mpengine in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine with Engine Version before 1.1.13704.0, as used in Windows Defender and other products, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (type confusion and application crash) via crafted JavaScript code within ...

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Published: 2017-05-08
unixsocket.c in lxterminal through 0.3.0 insecurely uses /tmp for a socket file, allowing a local user to cause a denial of service (preventing terminal launch), or possibly have other impact (bypassing terminal access control).

CVE-2016-8202
Published: 2017-05-08
A privilege escalation vulnerability in Brocade Fibre Channel SAN products running Brocade Fabric OS (FOS) releases earlier than v7.4.1d and v8.0.1b could allow an authenticated attacker to elevate the privileges of user accounts accessing the system via command line interface. With affected version...

CVE-2016-8209
Published: 2017-05-08
Improper checks for unusual or exceptional conditions in Brocade NetIron 05.8.00 and later releases up to and including 06.1.00, when the Management Module is continuously scanned on port 22, may allow attackers to cause a denial of service (crash and reload) of the management module.

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Nextcloud Server before 11.0.3 is vulnerable to an inadequate escaping leading to a XSS vulnerability in the search module. To be exploitable a user has to write or paste malicious content into the search dialogue.

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