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Ashley Madison CEO Resigns
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Once again, a security breach claims an executive's job, but the business plans to continue operating.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/28/2015
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FBI Sounds Alarm Again On Business Email Compromise Threat
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Over 7,000 US business have been victimized by so-called BEC fraud between October 2013 and August 2015 alone, the FBI said in an alert this week.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/28/2015
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The 7 ‘Most Common’ RATS In Use Today
Udi Shamir, Chief Security Officer, SentinelOneCommentary
Sniffing out RATS -- remote access Trojans -- is a challenge for even the most hardened cyber defender. Here’s a guide to help you in the hunt.
By Udi Shamir Chief Security Officer, SentinelOne, 8/28/2015
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Valasek Not Done With Car Hacking Just Yet
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Security Pro File: Chris Valasek chats up the daunting challenge of topping the Jeep Cherokee hack, '80s Adidas tracksuits, his loathing of coding, and his love for Windows -- and Hall & Oates.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/28/2015
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Cybersecurity Under FTC Authority: What Does it Mean?
Tom Kellermann, Chief Cybersecurity Office, Trend MicroCommentary
Consumers can now expect the same level of security and privacy in the digital realm as they do in the physical.
By Tom Kellermann Chief Cybersecurity Office, Trend Micro, 8/27/2015
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What Would You Do Differently If You Knew You Were Going To Be Robbed?
Michael Sentonas, Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Security Connected at Intel Security
Neither prevention nor detection alone is sufficient in today’s cybercrime environment.
By Michael Sentonas Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Security Connected at Intel Security, 8/25/2015
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Ouch! Feeling The Pain Of Cybersecurity In Healthcare
Marilyn Cohodas, Community Editor, Dark Reading
There are lots of reasons why medical data is so vulnerable but the sheer numbers at risk speak volumes about the scale of the problem.
By Marilyn Cohodas Community Editor, Dark Reading, 8/25/2015
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Security Stands As Top Factor In Digital Brand Confidence
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Security ranked alongside marketing and IT ops concerns as important indicators of trust in online sites.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 8/25/2015
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Paul Vixie On DNS Security & Botnet Takedowns
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingCommentaryVideo
Internet pioneer and CEO of Farsight Security joins the Dark Reading News Desk at Black Hat.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/24/2015
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AlienSpy RAT Resurfaces In Case Of Real-Life Political Intrigue
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Mysterious death of Argentinian politician potentially tied to his phone's infection with popular remote access tool.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 8/21/2015
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Spiderbot, Spiderbot, Does Whatever A Hacker Thought
Steve Grobman , Chief Technology Officer at Intel Security
Virtual machine, she ignores, owns the bot, then controls yours.
By Steve Grobman Chief Technology Officer at Intel Security, 8/20/2015
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ID Thieves, Blackmailers Have Lots To Gain In Ashley Madison Breach
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Breach highlights need for greater anonymity controls in identity and payment mechanisms.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/19/2015
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Vulnerable From Below: Attacking Hypervisors Using Firmware And Hardware
Jim Walter, Director of Advanced Threat Research, Intel Security
Malicious attacks with firmware privileges can compromise an entire system, so it is especially important to apply measures to reduce the risks.
By Jim Walter Director of Advanced Threat Research, Intel Security, 8/19/2015
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Applying the 80/20 Rule to Cyber Security Practices
Mark Clancy, CEO, SoltraCommentary
How to look holistically across technology and processes and focus resources on threats that create the greatest damage.
By Mark Clancy CEO, Soltra, 8/19/2015
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IE Bug Exploited In Wild After Microsoft Releases Out-Of-Band Patch
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Remote code execution vulnerability in Internet Explorer versions 7 through 11 being used to drop PlugX RAT.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/19/2015
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IRS Get Transcript Breach Triples In Scope
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Breach reported in May much larger than initially thought
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 8/19/2015
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Hackers Dump Ashley Madison User Database... Where Most People Won't Find It
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Attackers make good on doxing threat, but post database to dark web.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/18/2015
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Re-evaluating Ransomware, Without The Hype
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingCommentaryVideo
Engin Kirda, chief architect of LastLine, joins the Dark Reading News Desk at Black Hat Aug. 5 to explain why most ransomware isn't as scary as we think.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/18/2015
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RASP: A False Sense of Security For Apps & Data
Mark Carrizosa, VP of Security, Soha SystemsCommentary
Betting on a single runtime tool like RASP is not the solution for eliminating application security risk.
By Mark Carrizosa VP of Security, Soha Systems, 8/17/2015
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Black Hat, Data Science, Machine Learning, and… YOU!
Jeremiah Grossman, Commentary
The time has come for security pros to start honing in on their machine learning skills. Here’s why.
By Jeremiah Grossman , 8/14/2015
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CVE-2014-2329
Published: 2015-08-31
Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in Check_MK before 1.2.2p3 and 1.2.3x before 1.2.3i5 allow remote authenticated users to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the (1) agent string for a check_mk agent, a (2) crafted request to a monitored host, which is not properly handled by ...

CVE-2014-2330
Published: 2015-08-31
Multiple cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerabilities in the Multisite GUI in Check_MK before 1.2.5i2 allow remote attackers to hijack the authentication of users for requests that (1) upload arbitrary snapshots, (2) delete arbitrary files, or possibly have other unspecified impact via unknown ...

CVE-2014-2331
Published: 2015-08-31
Check_MK 1.2.2p2, 1.2.2p3, and 1.2.3i5 allows remote authenticated users to execute arbitrary Python code via a crafted rules.mk file in a snapshot. NOTE: this can be exploited by remote attackers by leveraging CVE-2014-2330.

CVE-2014-2332
Published: 2015-08-31
Check_MK before 1.2.2p3 and 1.2.3x before 1.2.3i5 allows remote authenticated users to delete arbitrary files via a request to an unspecified link, related to "Insecure Direct Object References." NOTE: this can be exploited by remote attackers by leveraging CVE-2014-2330.

CVE-2014-2570
Published: 2015-08-31
Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in www/make_subset.php in PHP Font Lib before 0.3.1 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the name parameter.

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