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BrutPOS Botnet Targets Retail's Low-Hanging Fruit
Sara Peters, News
FireEye discovers a botnet that's going after point-of-sale systems showing bad passwords and other basic security no-nos.
By Sara Peters , 7/9/2014
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6 Things That Stink About SSL
Sara Peters,
Users might not care to trust the very mechanism that's supposed to provide online trust.
By Sara Peters , 7/9/2014
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Retro Macro Viruses: They're Baaack
Kevin Casey, Commentary
Malicious Virtual Basic for Applications (VBA) macros are back, this time using social engineering to trick users into opening infected attachments, says Sophos.
By Kevin Casey , 7/9/2014
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Facebook Helps Cripple Greek Botnet
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Senior Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Arrests made in Lecpetex malware campaign that was spreading via Facebook, emails.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Senior Editor, Dark Reading, 7/8/2014
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Dark Reading Radio: The Changing Role Of The CSO
Marilyn Cohodas, Community Editor, Dark ReadingCommentary
Why does the CSO report to the CIO? Join us for a panel discussion. Showtime is today, Wednesday, 1:00 p.m., New York, 10 a.m., San Francisco.
By Marilyn Cohodas Community Editor, Dark Reading, 7/8/2014
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Retail Breaches Change Customer Behavior, Attitudes, Studies Say
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Recent breaches of retail and credit card data are making customers think twice about where they shop and how they pay, researchers say
By Tim Wilson Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, 7/3/2014
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CosmicDuke: Cosmu & MiniDuke Mash-Up
Sara Peters, News
F-Secure believes that the combo malware might have connections to the perpetrators of the miniDuke attacks.
By Sara Peters , 7/2/2014
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Hacker Movies We Love & Hate
Marilyn Cohodas, Community Editor, Dark Reading
Check out Dark Reading community members' favorite hacker movie hits and misses. Then add your picks in the comments section.
By Marilyn Cohodas Community Editor, Dark Reading, 7/1/2014
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How Microsoft Cracks The BYOD Code: 3 Tips
Bret Arsenault, CISO, MicrosoftCommentary
Microsoft’s CISO shares best-practices for balancing employee autonomy and security in today’s bring-your-own world.
By Bret Arsenault CISO, Microsoft, 6/30/2014
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3 Mobile Security Tips For SMBs
Vijay Basani, Co-Founder, President & CEO, EIQ NetworksCommentary
Everyone in an organization has to work together to combat intrusions and data loss, but this is especially true for small businesses.
By Vijay Basani Co-Founder, President & CEO, EIQ Networks, 6/27/2014
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As Stuxnet Anniversary Approaches, New SCADA Attack Is Discovered
Sara Peters, News
F-Secure has unearthed a new attack against industrial control systems that goes after European targets, using rare infection vectors.
By Sara Peters , 6/26/2014
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Why A Secured Network Is Like The Human Body
Dan Ross, CEO & President, PromisecCommentary
It’s time to throw away the analogies about building fortresses and perimeter defenses and start to approach InfoSec with the same standard of care we use for public health.
By Dan Ross CEO & President, Promisec, 6/26/2014
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Montana Health Department Hacked
Alison Diana, Senior EditorCommentary
State of Montana notifies 1.3 million patients of breach to Department of Public Health and Human Services server.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 6/25/2014
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Luuuk Stole Half-Million Euros in One Week
Sara Peters, News
A man-in-the-browser and a big team of money mules quickly, systematically robbed 190 account holders at a European bank.
By Sara Peters , 6/25/2014
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Crowdsourcing & Cyber Security: Who Do You Trust?
Robert R. Ackerman Jr., Founder & Managing Director, Allegis CapitalCommentary
A collective security defense can definitely tip the balance in favor of the good guys. But challenges remain.
By Robert R. Ackerman Jr. Founder & Managing Director, Allegis Capital, 6/24/2014
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Dark Reading Radio: RAT Exterminators
Sara Peters, Commentary
Join us Wednesday, June 25, at 1:00 p.m. ET for a conversation with Adam Meyers, director of intelligence for CrowdStrike.
By Sara Peters , 6/24/2014
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6 Recent Real-Life Cyber Extortion Scams
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Companies have paid millions, shuttered their doors, and suffered downtime as malicious hackers ramp up blackmail efforts.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 6/23/2014
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P.F. Chang's Breach Went Undetected For Months
Lucas Zaichkowsky, Enterprise Defense Architect, AccessDataCommentary
Early reports indicate that the compromise involved a large number of restaurant locations and dates as far back as September 2013.
By Lucas Zaichkowsky Enterprise Defense Architect, AccessData, 6/23/2014
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Phishing Scam Targeted 75 US Airports
William Welsh, Contributing WriterCommentary
Major cyberattack carried out in 2013 by an undisclosed nation-state sought to breach US commercial aviation networks, says Center for Internet Security report.
By William Welsh Contributing Writer, 6/23/2014
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SMBs Ignoring Insider Threats
Henry Kenyon, Commentary
Many smaller organizations do not adequately protect against insider threats, CERT expert warns.
By Henry Kenyon , 6/23/2014
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Microsoft, No-IP, And The Need For Clarity
Microsoft, No-IP, And The Need For Clarity
The Microsoft vs. No-IP case highlights the need for clear standards of abuse handling and transparency on which service providers measure up.
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CVE-2014-2963
Published: 2014-07-10
Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in group/control_panel/manage in Liferay Portal 6.1.2 CE GA3, 6.1.X EE, and 6.2.X EE allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the (1) _2_firstName, (2) _2_lastName, or (3) _2_middleName parameter.

CVE-2014-3310
Published: 2014-07-10
The File Transfer feature in WebEx Meetings Client in Cisco WebEx Meetings Server and WebEx Meeting Center does not verify that a requested file was an offered file, which allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via a modified request, aka Bug IDs CSCup62442 and CSCup58463.

CVE-2014-3311
Published: 2014-07-10
Heap-based buffer overflow in the file-sharing feature in WebEx Meetings Client in Cisco WebEx Meetings Server and WebEx Meeting Center allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via crafted data, aka Bug IDs CSCup62463 and CSCup58467.

CVE-2014-3315
Published: 2014-07-10
Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in viewfilecontents.do in the Dialed Number Analyzer (DNA) component in Cisco Unified Communications Manager allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via an unspecified parameter, aka Bug ID CSCup76308.

CVE-2014-3316
Published: 2014-07-10
The Multiple Analyzer in the Dialed Number Analyzer (DNA) component in Cisco Unified Communications Manager allows remote authenticated users to bypass intended upload restrictions via a crafted parameter, aka Bug ID CSCup76297.

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