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Controlling Privileged Access To Prevent Rogue Users In Active Directory
Derek Melber, Technical Evangelist for ManageEngineCommentary
Knowing which of your employees have which privileges is the first step to staying safe.
By Derek Melber Technical Evangelist for ManageEngine, 2/20/2017
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At Least 70 Organizations Targeted In Sophisticated Cyber Surveillance Operation
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Most of the targets are in Ukraine, though a few have been spotted in Russia and elsewhere, CyberX says
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 2/17/2017
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Yahoo Explains Cookie Forgery Related To Two 2016 Breaches
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Yahoo's recent update on forged cookies is in relation to two, not three, security breaches announced last year.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/17/2017
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Closing The Cybersecurity Skills Gap With STEM
Kyle Martin, Content Coordinator at Florida Polytechnic UniversityCommentary
As a nation, we should be doing more to promote educational programs that prepare today's students for tomorrow's jobs.
By Kyle Martin Content Coordinator at Florida Polytechnic University, 2/17/2017
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After Election Interference, RSA Conference Speakers Ask What Comes Next
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Election-tampering called 'a red line we should not allow anyone to cross.'
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/17/2017
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Ransomware Growth Fueled By Russian-Speaking Cybercriminals
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Individuals and groups from Russian-speaking countries responsible for a lot of ransomware activity, Kaspersky Lab says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 2/16/2017
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New Attack Threatens Android For Work Security
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
The enterprise privacy app, designed to separate personal and business information, is open to attacks putting corporate data at risk.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 2/16/2017
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Clinton Campaign Tested Staffers With Fake Phishing Emails
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
Campaign stressed good IT hygiene, according to manager Robby Mook, who said the fake phishing emails were used to gauge effectiveness of security training for staffers,
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 2/15/2017
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What To Do When All Malware Is Zero-Day
Paul Shomo,  Technical Manager Strategic Partnerships, Guidance SoftwareCommentary
The industry needs new methods to fingerprint malware in order to determine who's behind breaches, and what can be done to stop them.
By Paul Shomo Technical Manager Strategic Partnerships, Guidance Software, 2/15/2017
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IoT Security: A Ways To Go, But Some Interim Steps For Safety
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
The Internet of Things remains vulnerable to botnets and malware, but Cisco's Anthony Grieco offers some tips to keep networks and users more secure
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 2/15/2017
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The 10 Most Cyber-Exposed Cities In The US
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
At RSAC, Trend Micro researchers showcase municipalities with the highest percentage of discoverable devices and systems connected via the public Internet.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 2/15/2017
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Microsoft President Says Tech Industry Should Be 'Neutral Digital Switzerland'
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
RSA Conference: Brad Smith also says the world needs a "Digital Geneva Convention" to establish the international rules for nation-state cyber conflict.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/14/2017
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You Can't Hire Your Way Out of a Skills Shortage ... Yet
Jim Zimmermann, Solutions Principal, IT and Digital Solutions, SkillsoftCommentary
It will take much effort to fix the IT and cybersecurity talent crisis, but it is possible.
By Jim Zimmermann Solutions Principal, IT and Digital Solutions, Skillsoft, 2/13/2017
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'Shock & Awe' Ransomware Attacks Multiply
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Ransomware attackers are getting more aggressive, destructive, and unpredictable.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 2/13/2017
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Verizon Data Breach Digest Triangulates Humanity Inside Security
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
The 99-page report breaks out 16 different attack scenarios and specifies the target, sophistication level, attributes, and attack patterns, along with their times to discovery and containment.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 2/13/2017
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Alleged Russian Hacker With Ties To Notorious Cybercriminals Arrested In LA
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Alexander Tverdokhlebov is being held on charges of conspiring with another hacker to steal money from online bank accounts.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 2/10/2017
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Keep Employees Secure, Wherever They Are
Matthew Gyde, Group Executive, Security, for Dimension DataCommentary
As workers grow more dispersed, organizations need to focus on three areas to maintain security.
By Matthew Gyde Group Executive, Security, for Dimension Data, 2/10/2017
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Harvest Season: Why Cyberthieves Want Your Compute Power
Dave Klein, Regional Director of Sales Engineering & Architecture, GuardiCoreCommentary
Attackers are hijacking compute power in order to pull off their other crimes.
By Dave Klein Regional Director of Sales Engineering & Architecture, GuardiCore, 2/9/2017
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Organizations In 40 Countries Under Invisible Cyberattacks
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Unknown threat actors are stealing sensitive financial data using memory resident malware crafted from legitimate tools, Kaspersky Lab warns.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 2/8/2017
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What to Watch (& Avoid) At RSAC
Mike D. Kail, Chief Innovation Officer, CybricCommentary
A renowned security veteran shares his RSA dance card, offering views on technologies destined for the dustbin of history and those that will move the industry forward.
By Mike D. Kail Chief Innovation Officer, Cybric, 2/8/2017
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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.

CVE-2015-6333
Published: 2015-10-15
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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