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Adobe Fixes Second Flash Flaw Exploited By Angler
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Second 0-day fix addresses UAF vulnerability.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 1/26/2015
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Why Russia Hacks
Mike Walls, Managing Director Security Operations & Analysis, EdgeWaveCommentary
Conventional wisdom holds that Russia hacks primarily for financial gain. But equally credible is the belief that the Russians engage in cyberwarfare to further their geopolitical ambitions.
By Mike Walls Managing Director Security Operations & Analysis, EdgeWave, 1/23/2015
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NSA Report: How To Defend Against Destructive Malware
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
In the wake of the Sony breach, spy agency's Information Assurance Directorate (IAD) arm provides best practices to mitigate damage of data annihilation attacks.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/22/2015
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What Government Can (And Can’t) Do About Cybersecurity
Jeff Williams, CTO, Aspect Security & Contrast SecurityCommentary
In his 2015 State of the Union address, President Obama introduced a number of interesting, if not terribly novel, proposals. Here are six that will have minimal impact.
By Jeff Williams CTO, Aspect Security & Contrast Security, 1/22/2015
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Security Budgets Going Up, Thanks To Mega-Breaches
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Sixty percent of organizations have increased their security spending by one-third -- but many security managers still don't think that's enough, Ponemon study finds.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 1/21/2015
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The Truth About Malvertising
Peter Zavlaris, Analyst, RiskIQCommentary
Malvertising accounts for huge amounts of cyberfraud and identity theft. Yet there is still no consensus on who is responsible for addressing these threats.
By Peter Zavlaris Analyst, RiskIQ, 1/16/2015
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In Wake Of Violence, France Reports Spike In Cyberattacks
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
19,000 French websites have been attacked since Jan. 7.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 1/15/2015
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Why North Korea Hacks
Mike Walls, Managing Director Security Operations & Analysis, EdgeWaveCommentary
The motivation behind Democratic People’s Republic of Korea hacking is rooted in a mix of retribution, paranoia, and the immature behavior of an erratic leader.
By Mike Walls Managing Director Security Operations & Analysis, EdgeWave, 1/15/2015
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Bank Fraud Toolkit Circumvents 2FA & Device Identification
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
KL-Remote is giving Brazilian fraudsters a user-friendly "virtual mugging" platform.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 1/14/2015
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4 Mega-Vulnerabilities Hiding in Plain Sight
Giora Engel, VP Product & Strategy, LightCyberCommentary
How four recently discovered, high-impact vulnerabilities provided “god mode” access to 90% of the Internet for 15 years, and what that means for the future.
By Giora Engel VP Product & Strategy, LightCyber, 1/14/2015
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New Data Illustrates Reality Of Widespread Cyberattacks
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
All retailers, healthcare & pharmaceutical firms in new study suffered cyber attacks in the first half of 2014, FireEye found.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/13/2015
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US CENTCOM Twitter Hijack 'Purely' Vandalism
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Though not a real data breach, nor attributable to ISIS, the incident serves as a reminder to security professionals about the risks of sharing account credentials.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 1/13/2015
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Insider Threats in the Cloud: 6 Harrowing Tales
Kaushik Narayan, Co-Founder and CTO at Skyhigh NetworksCommentary
The cloud has vastly expanded the scope of rogue insiders. Read on to discover the latest threat actors and scenarios.
By Kaushik Narayan Co-Founder and CTO at Skyhigh Networks, 1/13/2015
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Obama Calls For 30-Day Breach Notification Policy For Hacked Companies
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
But chances of this becoming a mandatory national breach notification law are no sure thing, even in the wake of the past year's high-profile hacks, experts say.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/12/2015
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Cloud Services Adoption: Rates, Reasons & Security Fears
Dave Kearns, Analyst, Kuppinger-ColeCommentary
Concern over data breaches and privacy are two reasons enterprises in the European Union didn’t increase their use of cloud services in 2014, according to the EU’s recent Eurostat report.
By Dave Kearns Analyst, Kuppinger-Cole, 1/12/2015
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Chick-fil-A Breach: Avoiding 5 Common Security Mistakes
Kevin Watson, CEO, VendorSafeCommentary
On the surface these suggestions may seem simplistic. But almost every major retail breach in the last 12 months failed to incorporate at least one of them.
By Kevin Watson CEO, VendorSafe, 1/9/2015
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Video: CES Excess, SDN Startups & Sloppy Hackers
Andrew Conry Murray, Director of Content & Community, InteropCommentary
This Week In 60 Seconds highlights wild gadgets from CES, profiles young SDN companies, and more.
By Andrew Conry Murray Director of Content & Community, Interop, 1/9/2015
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How NOT To Be The Next Sony: Defending Against Destructive Attacks
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
When an attacker wants nothing more than to bring ruin upon your business, you can't treat them like just any other criminal.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 1/8/2015
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Banking Trojans Disguised As ICS/SCADA Software Infecting Plants
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Researcher spots spike in traditional financial malware hitting ICS/SCADA networks -- posing as popular GE, Siemens, and Advantech HMI products.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/8/2015
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Using Free Tools To Detect Attacks On ICS/SCADA Networks
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
ICS/SCADA experts say open-source network security monitoring software is a simple and cheap way to catch hackers targeting plant operations.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/8/2015
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CVE-2014-8148
Published: 2015-01-26
The default D-Bus access control rule in Midgard2 10.05.7.1 allows local users to send arbitrary method calls or signals to any process on the system bus and possibly execute arbitrary code with root privileges.

CVE-2014-8157
Published: 2015-01-26
Off-by-one error in the jpc_dec_process_sot function in JasPer 1.900.1 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted JPEG 2000 image, which triggers a heap-based buffer overflow.

CVE-2014-8158
Published: 2015-01-26
Multiple stack-based buffer overflows in jpc_qmfb.c in JasPer 1.900.1 and earlier allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted JPEG 2000 image.

CVE-2014-9571
Published: 2015-01-26
Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in admin/install.php in MantisBT before 1.2.19 and 1.3.x before 1.3.0-beta.2 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the (1) admin_username or (2) admin_password parameter.

CVE-2014-9572
Published: 2015-01-26
MantisBT before 1.2.19 and 1.3.x before 1.3.0-beta.2 does not properly restrict access to /*/install.php, which allows remote attackers to obtain database credentials via the install parameter with the value 4.

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