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Why Outlawing Encryption Is Wrong
Jonathan Feldman, CIO, City of Asheville, NCCommentary
Putting data encryption solely into the hands of government employees won't prevent bad things from happening -- and it might encourage wrongdoing.
By Jonathan Feldman CIO, City of Asheville, NC, 10/22/2014
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Digital Security: Taking an Uncompromising Stand
Mike Fey, Director of Cyber Security for Technologies and Initiatives, Intel Corp
In my last post, I outlined the difference between relying on Indicators of Compromise versus Indicators of Attack for digital security. The emphasis here is not that these indicators are ...
By Mike Fey Director of Cyber Security for Technologies and Initiatives, Intel Corp, 10/21/2014
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Synthetic Identity Fraud A Fast-Growing Category
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Real SSNs tied with fake identities are reaping criminals big profits.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 10/21/2014
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Several Staples Stores Suffer Data Breach
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Attack appears smaller in scope but similar to incidents reported by several other major retailers this year.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/21/2014
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Insider Threats: Breaching The Human Barrier
Christopher Hadnagy, Founder & CEO, Social-Engineer, Inc.Commentary
A company can spend all the money it has on technical solutions to protect the perimeter and still not prevent the attack that comes from within.
By Christopher Hadnagy Founder & CEO, Social-Engineer, Inc., 10/20/2014
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Why You Shouldn't Count On General Liability To Cover Cyber Risk
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Travelers Insurance's legal spat with P.F. Chang's over who'll pay breach costs will likely illustrate why enterprises shouldn't think of their general liability policies as backstops for cyber risk.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 10/20/2014
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Sophisticated Malvertising Campaign Targets US Defense Industry
Brian Prince, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Dubbed Operation DeathClick, the campaign puts a new twist on an old method of infecting users.
By Brian Prince Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 10/17/2014
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Facebook Automates Fight Against Hackers
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.comCommentary
Here's a sneak peek into the system Facebook uses to secure your account when other websites are hacked.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 10/17/2014
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In Plain Sight: How Cyber Criminals Exfiltrate Data Via Video
Kaushik Narayan, CTO, Skyhigh NetworksCommentary
Just like Fortune 500 companies, attackers are investing in sophisticated measures that let them fly beneath the radar of conventional security.
By Kaushik Narayan CTO, Skyhigh Networks, 10/17/2014
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Facebook Doubles Bug Bounties For Ad-Related Flaws
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Is it a sign that online brands are treating malvertising more seriously?
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 10/16/2014
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The Internet of Things: 7 Scary Security Scenarios
Marilyn Cohodas, Community Editor, Dark Reading
The IoT can be frightening when viewed from the vantage point of information security.
By Marilyn Cohodas Community Editor, Dark Reading, 10/16/2014
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'Hurricane Panda' Cyberspies Used Windows Zero-Day For Months
Brian Prince, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
The vulnerability is one of multiple issues patched this week by Microsoft that have been targeted by attackers.
By Brian Prince Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 10/15/2014
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Russian Hackers Made $2.5B Over The Last 12 Months
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The big bucks are in selling credit card data -- not using it for fraud -- and PoS and ATM attacks are on the rise.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/15/2014
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'POODLE' Attacks, Kills Off SSL 3.0
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A newly discovered design flaw in an older version of SSL encryption protocol could be used for man-in-the-middle attacks -- leading some browser vendors to remove SSL 3.0 for good.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/15/2014
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CMS Plug-Ins Put Sites At Risk
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Content management systems are increasingly in attackers' crosshairs, with plug-ins, extensions, and themes broadening the attack surfaces for these platforms.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 10/15/2014
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Cost Of A Data Breach Jumps By 23%
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Cleanup and resolution after a breach take an average of one month to complete, a new Ponemon Institute report finds.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/14/2014
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Hundreds Of DropBox Logins For Sale On Pastebin
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Trader says he's got 7 million more where those came from, but Dropbox says the accounts were expired.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/14/2014
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Russian Cyberspies Hit Ukrainian, US Targets With Windows Zero-Day Attack
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The Sandworm cyber espionage gang out of Russia intensifies its attacks in the wake of the Ukrainian conflict and sanctions against Russia with classic zero-day -- plus a popular cybercrime toolkit.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/14/2014
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Shellshock Mayhem Marks The Start Of Malware Mess
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Existing Mayhem botnet malware kit now includes Shellshock exploit -- and experts say that'll be the model for more enterprising criminals.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 10/13/2014
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In AppSec, ‘Fast’ Is Everything
Jeff Williams, CTO, Aspect Security & Contrast SecurityCommentary
The world has shifted. The SAST and DAST tools that were invented over a decade ago are no longer viable approaches to application security.
By Jeff Williams CTO, Aspect Security & Contrast Security, 10/13/2014
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CVE-2014-4448
Published: 2014-10-22
House Arrest in Apple iOS before 8.1 relies on the hardware UID for its encryption key, which makes it easier for physically proximate attackers to obtain sensitive information from a Documents directory by obtaining this UID.

CVE-2014-4449
Published: 2014-10-22
iCloud Data Access in Apple iOS before 8.1 does not verify X.509 certificates from TLS servers, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof servers and obtain sensitive information via a crafted certificate.

CVE-2014-4450
Published: 2014-10-22
The QuickType feature in the Keyboards subsystem in Apple iOS before 8.1 collects typing-prediction data from fields with an off autocomplete attribute, which makes it easier for attackers to discover credentials by reading credential values within unintended DOM input elements.

CVE-2012-5242
Published: 2014-10-21
Directory traversal vulnerability in functions/suggest.php in Banana Dance B.2.6 and earlier allows remote attackers to include and execute arbitrary local files via a .. (dot dot) in the name parameter in a get_template action.

CVE-2012-5243
Published: 2014-10-21
functions/suggest.php in Banana Dance B.2.6 and earlier allows remote attackers to read arbitrary database information via a crafted request.

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