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Apple: Mac, iPhone Bugs That CIA Allegedly Exploited Were Fixed Years Ago
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
New WikiLeaks data dump describes "Sonic Screwdriver," other CIA exploits for Mac desktops and iPhones
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 3/24/2017
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Intro to Cyber Insurance: 7 Questions to Ask
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
Buying a cyber insurance policy can be complex and difficult. Make sure you're asking these questions as you navigate the process.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 3/24/2017
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Sandia Testing New Intrusion Detection Tool That Mimics Human Brain
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Neuromorphic Data Microscope can spot malicious patterns in network traffic 100 times faster than current tool, lab claims.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 3/24/2017
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Prioritizing Threats: Why Most Companies Get It Wrong
Michael A. Davis, CTO of CounterTackCommentary
To stay safer, focus on multiple-threat attack chains rather than on individual threats.
By Michael A. Davis CTO of CounterTack, 3/24/2017
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5 Ways CISOs Could Work Better with Their Cyber Insurers
Pascal Millaire, Vice President at Symantec and General Manager of the  Cyber Insurance GroupCommentary
Risk management has become increasingly important, making it crucial companies have good relationships with their insurance company.
By Pascal Millaire Vice President at Symantec and General Manager of the Cyber Insurance Group, 3/23/2017
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US May Charge North Korea in Bangladesh Bank Cybertheft
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The potential case accuses North Korea, and suspected Chinese middlemen, of spearheading an $81-million theft from Bangladesh Bank.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/23/2017
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Russian Man Pleads Guilty for Role in Citadel Malware Attacks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Russian national Mark Vartanyan pleads guilty in US federal court following his December 2016 extradition from Norway.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/23/2017
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Google, Jigsaw Offer Free Cyber Protection to Election Sites
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Protect Your Election package from Google and Jigsaw includes password alert and two-step verification for candidates and campaigns.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/22/2017
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New Yorkers See 60% Rise in Data Breaches in 2016
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced his office received nearly 1,300 data breaches in 2016, a 60% increase over 2015.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/22/2017
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Malware Explained: Packer, Crypter & Protector
Pieter Arntz, Malware Intelligence Researcher, Malwarebytes
These three techniques can protect malware from analysis. Heres how they work.
By Pieter Arntz Malware Intelligence Researcher, Malwarebytes, 3/22/2017
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Phishing Your Employees for Schooling & Security
Corey Nachreiner, Chief Technology Officer, WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
Your education program isn't complete until you test your users with fake phishing emails.
By Corey Nachreiner Chief Technology Officer, WatchGuard Technologies, 3/22/2017
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Future of the SIEM
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
Current SIEM systems have flaws. Here's how the SIEM's role will change as mobile, cloud, and IoT continue to grow.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 3/22/2017
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Report: OilRig' Attacks Expanding Across Industries, Geographies
James Carder, CISO & VP, LogRhythm Labs, LogRhythm, Inc.Commentary
Malware targets Middle Eastern airlines, government, financial industries and critical infrastructure with a simple but powerful backdoor created by infected Excel files attached to phishing emails.
By James Carder CISO & VP, LogRhythm Labs, LogRhythm, Inc., 3/21/2017
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Cisco Issues Advisory on Flaw in Hundreds of Switches
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Vulnerability was discovered in WikiLeaks recent data dump on CIAs secret cyber-offensive unit.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/21/2017
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Getting Beyond the Buzz & Hype of Threat Hunting
Kyle Wilhoit, Senior Security Researcher, DomainToolsCommentary
When harnessed properly, threat hunting can be one of the most useful techniques for finding attackers in your network. But it wont happen overnight.
By Kyle Wilhoit Senior Security Researcher, DomainTools, 3/20/2017
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New Wave of Security Acquisitions Signals Start of Consolidation Trend
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
A dozen recent high-profile deals reflect cybersecurity vendors' hopes of expanding their offerings with next-generation technology, ideas, and talent.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 3/20/2017
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IRS Warns Taxpayers of Email Scams
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The IRS, along with state tax agencies and the tax industry, urge people to be wary of phishing email scams.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/20/2017
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New MagikPOS Malware Targets Point-of-Sale Systems In US & Canada
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Malware uses a remote access Trojan to sniff out potential victims first, Trend Micro says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 3/17/2017
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North Korea's 'Lazarus' Likely Behind New Wave of Cyberattacks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Symantec says it has digital evidence that hack group Lazarus is behind the recent sophisticated cyberattacks on 31 countries.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/17/2017
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Embrace the Machine & Other Goals for CISOs
Mike Convertino, CISO & VP, Information Security, F5 NetworksCommentary
Here are five ways we can become more effective for our organizations.
By Mike Convertino CISO & VP, Information Security, F5 Networks, 3/17/2017
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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.

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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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