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Multiple Apple iOS Zero-Days Enabled Firm To Spy On Targeted iPhone Users For Years
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Victims of lawful intercepts include human rights activists and journalist, researchers from Citizen Lab and Lookout say.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/26/2016
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Global Cost of Cybercrime Predicted to Hit $6 Trillion Annually By 2021, Study Says
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Start saving now.The global cost of cybercrime could reach $6 trillion by 2021, according to a Cybersecurity Ventures report.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/26/2016
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The Hidden Dangers Of 'Bring Your Own Body'
Kon Leong, CEO/Co-founder, ZL TechnologiesCommentary
The use of biometric data is on the rise, causing new security risks that must be assessed and addressed.
By Kon Leong CEO/Co-founder, ZL Technologies, 8/26/2016
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Apple Releases Patch For 'Trident,' A Trio Of iOS 0-Days
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Already rolled into the Pegasus spyware product and used to target social activists, the vulnerabilities are fixed in iOS 9.3.5.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/25/2016
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The Secret Behind the NSA Breach: Network Infrastructure Is the Next Target
Yoni Allon, Research Team Leader, LightCyberCommentary
How the networking industry has fallen way behind in incorporating security measures to prevent exploits to ubiquitous routers, proxies, firewalls, and switches.
By Yoni Allon Research Team Leader, LightCyber, 8/25/2016
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French Submarine Firm Claims Economic Warfare After Massive Data Leak
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
The Australian publishes over 22,000 documents on six DCNS Scorpene subs that are being built in India
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/24/2016
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Hit-And-Run Tactics Fuel Growth In DDoS Attacks
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
A majority of organizations in Imperva DDoS study suffer multiple consecutive attacks.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/23/2016
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Ransomware Costs Enterprises $209M In 1H 2016
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
New report from Trend Micro shows the addition of ransomware families in first half of the year nearly doubled numbers for new families found in all of 2015.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 8/23/2016
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Anatomy Of A Social Media Attack
Mike Raggo, Chief Research Scientist, ZeroFOX (CISSP, NSA-IAM, ACE, CSI)Commentary
Finding and addressing Twitter and Facebook threats requires a thorough understanding of how theyre accomplished.
By Mike Raggo Chief Research Scientist, ZeroFOX (CISSP, NSA-IAM, ACE, CSI), 8/23/2016
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Hacktivists Take Aim At Olympics Broadcast Service
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Broadcasts and images of Games left intact, but employee contact information apparently breached.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/22/2016
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Eddie Bauer Reports Intrusion Into Point Of Sale Network
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Data belonging to customers who used payment cards at all 370 Eddie Bauer locations in the US, Canada compromised.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/19/2016
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FireEye Probes Suspected Breach Of Clinton Charity Site: Sources
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Officials say attackers reportedly employed same technique as used in Russia-backed hacking of Democratic Party groups.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/19/2016
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Employee Arrested For Breach At Software Firm Sage
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Woman detained at Heathrow Airport for data fraud conspiracy impacting over 200 businesses.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/19/2016
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3 Takeaways From The HEI Hotels And Oracle MICROS Breaches
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Attacks another reminder of the fragility of the US payment system.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/18/2016
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Operation Ghoul Targets Industrial, Engineering Companies In 30 Countries
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Attack campaign appears to be more about financial gain than industrial theft or sabotage, however.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/17/2016
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What Mr. Robot Can Teach Businesses About Security
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
By getting the underlying technology right, Mr. Robot producers understand they boost the show's credibility and give businesses and their customers a more realistic view of security, risk and the challenges of data protection.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 8/17/2016
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Millions Of Keyless Volkswagen Cars Can Be Hacked: Research
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Paper says many keyless VW cars sold since 1995 can be broken into using cheap tools to catch radio signals.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/17/2016
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Security Must Become Driving Force For Auto Industry
Art Dahnert, Managing Consultant, Cigital, Inc.Commentary
Digital security hasnt kept pace in this always-connected era. Is infosec up to the challenge?
By Art Dahnert Managing Consultant, Cigital, Inc., 8/17/2016
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Cerber Ransomware Could Net $2 Million Its First Year
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
A study of the Cerber operation's ransomware-as-a-service model highlights just how lucrative this cybercrime can be.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/16/2016
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Some Starwood, Marriott, Hyatt, Intercontinental Hotels Hit By PoS Attacks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Payment card details of customers may have been stolen via PoS malware.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/16/2016
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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...

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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.

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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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