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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 Isn’t The Next Defcon (& It Doesn’t 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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Cyber Security Practices Insurance Underwriters Demand
Natalie Lehr, Co-Founder & VP Analytics, TSC AdvantageCommentary
Insurance underwriters aren’t looking for companies impervious to risk. They want clients that understand the threat landscape and have demonstrated abilities to mitigate attacks.
By Natalie Lehr Co-Founder & VP Analytics, TSC Advantage, 12/11/2014
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4 Worst Government Data Breaches Of 2014
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Government agency breaches pale in comparison to private sector companies' problems, but government did get hacked in 2014. Look at the four biggest incidents.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 12/11/2014
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Smartphones Get Headlines, But Lax USB Security Is Just As Risky
Cam Roberson, Director Reseller Channel, Beachhead SolutionsCommentary
Most companies use no software to detect or secure sensitive data when it is moved to a USB flash drive, or even check USB drives for viruses or malware.
By Cam Roberson Director Reseller Channel, Beachhead Solutions, 12/10/2014
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Healthcare Security In 2015: 9 Hotspots
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
With data breaches growing, 2015 promises to be the healthcare industry's most challenging security year yet. These nine areas demand attention in 2015.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 12/10/2014
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Internet Of Things: 3 Holiday Gifts That Will Keep CISOs Up At Night
Chris Rouland, Founder & CEO, BastilleCommentary
If you think BYOD policies will protect your infrastructure from the January influx of mobile hotspots, fitness trackers, and Bluetooth, think again.
By Chris Rouland Founder & CEO, Bastille, 12/9/2014
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3 Steps To Solidifying Air-Gap Security
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Your isolated systems may not be as secure from exfiltration or external control as you think.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 12/8/2014
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Open Source Encryption Must Get Smarter
Matt Little, VP Product Development, PKWARECommentary
When it comes to cryptography, there are quite a few myths in the age-old debate about proprietary versus open source application security.
By Matt Little VP Product Development, PKWARE, 12/8/2014
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Poll: The Perimeter Has Shattered!
Marilyn Cohodas, Community Editor, Dark ReadingCommentary
The traditional corporate network perimeter is not dead, but its amorphous shape is something new and indescribable.
By Marilyn Cohodas Community Editor, Dark Reading, 12/8/2014
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IBM Reveals 'SpoofedMe' Attack Leveraging Social Login Vulnerability
Brian Prince, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
IBM researchers uncovered an attack that takes advantage of the social login feature.
By Brian Prince Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 12/5/2014
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Sony Hackers Knew Details Of Sony's Entire IT Infrastructure
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
While trying to simultaneously recover from a data breach and a wiper attack, Sony watches attackers publish maps and credentials for everything from production servers to iTunes accounts.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 12/4/2014
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Why ‘Regin’ Malware Changes Threatscape Economics
Adam Firestone, President & GM, Kaspersky Government Security SolutionsCommentary
Never before have attackers been able to deploy a common malware platform and configure it as necessary with low-cost, quick-turnaround business logic apps.
By Adam Firestone President & GM, Kaspersky Government Security Solutions, 12/4/2014
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Published: 2014-12-17
Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in ARRIS Touchstone TG862G/CT Telephony Gateway with firmware 7.6.59S.CT and earlier allows remote authenticated users to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the computer_name parameter to connected_devices_computers_edit.php.

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