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The Human Firewall: Why People Are Critical To Email Security
Roland Cloutier, Senior VP, Chief Security Officer, ADPCommentary
Technology is just the beginning; employees must be fully on board with security procedures.
By Roland Cloutier Senior VP, Chief Security Officer, ADP, 12/2/2016
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Organizations In Saudi Arabia Reportedly Hit In Destructive New Shamoon Attacks
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Thousands of computers at countrys main civil aviation authority and other entities rendered unusable by same malware that destroyed 30,000 computers at Aramco in 2012.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 12/1/2016
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Holiday Weekend Online Payment Card Fraud 20% Higher In 2016
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
In the face of EMV chips, criminals turned online to commit card-not-present fraud this Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/1/2016
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20 Questions Smart Security Pros Should Ask About 'Intelligence'
Joshua Goldfarb, VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEyeCommentary
Threat intel is a hot but complicated topic that encompasses a lot more than just data feeds. Here's how to get beyond the fear, uncertainty, and doubt to maximize its potential.
By Joshua Goldfarb VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEye, 12/1/2016
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Gaming Company Sues Ex-Employees Over Data Theft
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
San Francisco-based Zynga alleges former workers took sensitive information with them when they joined rival company.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/1/2016
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In Break From Usual, Threat Actors Use RAT To Steal POS Data
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
New NetWire RAT version comes with keylogger for stealing a lot more than just credit and debit card data.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 11/30/2016
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Windows Malware Infections Spiked 106% From Black Friday To Cyber Monday
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
The number of infected PCs jumped some 106% during the holiday season's first shopping weekend and 118% above normal on Cyber Monday.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 11/30/2016
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The Rise Of SecBizOps & Why It Matters
Kevin O'Brien, Co-Founder and CEO, GreatHornCommentary
By aligning security dollars and technology with core business requirements, infosec can become a business enabler, not a business impediment.
By Kevin O'Brien Co-Founder and CEO, GreatHorn, 11/30/2016
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Deutsche Telekom Attacks Suggest Mirai Threat Poised To Become Much Larger
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
With attack, Mirai has added an exploit targeting Web service vulnerability.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 11/29/2016
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European Commission Hit By DDoS Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The cyberattack lasted for several hours and affected output but no loss of data was reported.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/29/2016
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San Francisco Transit Agency Earns Praise For Denying Ransom Request
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Despite being forced to give out free rides all weekend, metropolitan transportation authority declines to pay the ransomware operators who locked down ticketing systems.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 11/28/2016
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2016's 7 Worst DDoS Attacks So Far
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Rise of booter and stresser services, mostly run on IoT botnets, is fueling DDoS excitement (but the pros aren't impressed).
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 11/28/2016
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5 Links Of The Attack Chain And How To Disrupt Them
Malwarebytes Labs, Malwarebytes Labs
By identifying steps in the attack chain, you can deploy appropriate defenses at each stage to prevent breaches from happening in the first place.
By Malwarebytes Labs Malwarebytes Labs, 11/28/2016
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Time For Security & Privacy To Come Out Of Their Silos
Mark Williams, SANS InstructorCommentary
By working separately, these two teams aren't operating as efficiently as they could and are missing huge opportunities.
By Mark Williams SANS Instructor, 11/28/2016
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Researchers Demo Method For Turning A PC Into An Eavesdropping Device
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
The audio chipsets in many modern PCs allow audio jacks to be flipped from lineout to line-in, says team from Israels Ben-Gurion University.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 11/23/2016
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Hackers Attack Canada Army Site, Redirect Visitors To China
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Canada armed forces take down recruitment site after would-be recruits are redirected to official Chinese government page.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/21/2016
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Millions Exposed In Data Breach At UK Telecom Three
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Three, a British ISP and telecom company, suffers major breach of its upgrade database, impacting two-thirds of its 9 million users.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/21/2016
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Balancing The Risk & Promise Of The Internet Of Things
Daniel Miessler, Director of Advisory Services, IOActiveCommentary
You can't defend against something you don't understand. So make sure you consider IoT's risks before embracing its functionality.
By Daniel Miessler Director of Advisory Services, IOActive, 11/21/2016
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5 Ways Retailers Can Stay Safe Over the Holidays
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
E-commerce experts offer tips for locking down systems as the busy holiday season approaches.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 11/21/2016
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Ransomware Surveys Fill In Scope, Scale of Extortion Epidemic
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
Half of all surveyed organizations have been hit with ransomware campaigns in the last year, many more than once
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 11/21/2016
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CVE-2013-7445
Published: 2015-10-15
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...

CVE-2015-4948
Published: 2015-10-15
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.

CVE-2015-5660
Published: 2015-10-15
Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in eXtplorer before 2.1.8 allows remote attackers to hijack the authentication of arbitrary users for requests that execute PHP code.

CVE-2015-6003
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.

CVE-2015-6333
Published: 2015-10-15
Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) 1.1j allows local users to gain privileges via vectors involving addition of an SSH key, aka Bug ID CSCuw46076.

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