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Backoff PoS Malware Boomed In Q3
Brian Prince, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
The security firm Damballa detected a 57% increase in infections of the notorious Backoff malware from August to September.
By Brian Prince Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 10/24/2014
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Poll: Patching Is Primary Response to Shellshock
Marilyn Cohodas, Community Editor, Dark ReadingCommentary
As potential threats mount, Dark Reading community members hone in on patching infrastructure but not devices, according to our latest poll.
By Marilyn Cohodas Community Editor, Dark Reading, 10/24/2014
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US Military Officials, Defense Firms Targeted In 'Operation Pawn Storm'
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Cyber espionage attackers "did their homework" in an attack campaign that has intensified in the wake of US-Russian tensions.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/23/2014
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Financial Services Ranks Cyberattacks Top Industry Worry
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) survey says cyberrisk is one of the top five concerns for financial services firms.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/23/2014
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Attacks On Patched Sandworm Flaw Force Microsoft To Issue Fix It
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
More than a week after Microsoft fixed a flaw affecting almost all Windows versions, attackers are continuing to exploit it.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/23/2014
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Incident Response: Is Your IR Plan A Glorified Phone Tree?
Kerstyn Clover, Attack & Defense Team ConsultantCommentary
Training internal security teams to be first responders can drastically improve an organization's effectiveness in the wake of a data breach. Here's why.
By Kerstyn Clover Attack & Defense Team Consultant, 10/23/2014
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Enterprise Security: Why You Need a Digital Immune System
Mike Fey, EVP, GM of Corporate Products & CTO, Intel Security
I’ve often talked about “trial and error” hacking tactics and how organizations frequently build “rat maze” defenses in response to them. Each time they learn ...
By Mike Fey EVP, GM of Corporate Products & CTO, Intel Security, 10/23/2014
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DHS Investigates Dozens Of Medical Device Cybersecurity Flaws
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerCommentary
Department of Homeland Security reportedly investigating two-dozen products from major medical device manufacturers for security holes.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/23/2014
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Pharmaceuticals, Not Energy, May Have Been True Target Of Dragonfly, Energetic Bear
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
New research says the compromised companies were suppliers for OEMs that served pharma and biotech.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/22/2014
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Cyber Threats: Information vs. Intelligence
Matt Hartley, VP Product Management, iSIGHT PartnersCommentary
Cyber threat intelligence or CTI is touted to be the next big thing in InfoSec. But does it narrow the security problem or compound it?
By Matt Hartley VP Product Management, iSIGHT Partners, 10/22/2014
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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, EVP, GM of Corporate Products & CTO, Intel Security
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 EVP, GM of Corporate Products & CTO, Intel Security, 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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CVE-2013-4594
Published: 2014-10-25
The Payment for Webform module 7.x-1.x before 7.x-1.5 for Drupal does not restrict access by anonymous users, which allows remote anonymous users to use the payment of other anonymous users when submitting a form that requires payment.

CVE-2014-0476
Published: 2014-10-25
The slapper function in chkrootkit before 0.50 does not properly quote file paths, which allows local users to execute arbitrary code via a Trojan horse executable. NOTE: this is only a vulnerability when /tmp is not mounted with the noexec option.

CVE-2014-1927
Published: 2014-10-25
The shell_quote function in python-gnupg 0.3.5 does not properly quote strings, which allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via shell metacharacters in unspecified vectors, as demonstrated using "$(" command-substitution sequences, a different vulnerability than CVE-2014-1928....

CVE-2014-1928
Published: 2014-10-25
The shell_quote function in python-gnupg 0.3.5 does not properly escape characters, which allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via shell metacharacters in unspecified vectors, as demonstrated using "\" (backslash) characters to form multi-command sequences, a different vulner...

CVE-2014-1929
Published: 2014-10-25
python-gnupg 0.3.5 and 0.3.6 allows context-dependent attackers to have an unspecified impact via vectors related to "option injection through positional arguments." NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2013-7323.

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