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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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The Internet of Things: 7 Scary Security Scenarios
Marilyn Cohodas, Community Editor, Dark Reading
The IoT can be frightening when viewed from the vantage point of information security.
By Marilyn Cohodas Community Editor, Dark Reading, 10/16/2014
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'Hurricane Panda' Cyberspies Used Windows Zero-Day For Months
Brian Prince, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
The vulnerability is one of multiple issues patched this week by Microsoft that have been targeted by attackers.
By Brian Prince Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 10/15/2014
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CVE-2014-7298
Published: 2014-10-24
adsetgroups in Centrify Server Suite 2008 through 2014.1 and Centrify DirectControl 3.x through 4.2.0 on Linux and UNIX allows local users to read arbitrary files with root privileges by leveraging improperly protected setuid functionality.

CVE-2014-8346
Published: 2014-10-24
The Remote Controls feature on Samsung mobile devices does not validate the source of lock-code data received over a network, which makes it easier for remote attackers to cause a denial of service (screen locking with an arbitrary code) by triggering unexpected Find My Mobile network traffic.

CVE-2014-0619
Published: 2014-10-23
Untrusted search path vulnerability in Hamster Free ZIP Archiver 2.0.1.7 allows local users to execute arbitrary code and conduct DLL hijacking attacks via a Trojan horse dwmapi.dll that is located in the current working directory.

CVE-2014-2230
Published: 2014-10-23
Open redirect vulnerability in the header function in adclick.php in OpenX 2.8.10 and earlier allows remote attackers to redirect users to arbitrary web sites and conduct phishing attacks via a URL in the (1) dest parameter to adclick.php or (2) _maxdest parameter to ck.php.

CVE-2014-7281
Published: 2014-10-23
Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in Shenzhen Tenda Technology Tenda A32 Router with firmware 5.07.53_CN allows remote attackers to hijack the authentication of administrators for requests that reboot the device via a request to goform/SysToolReboot.

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