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Phantom Secure 'Uncrackable Phone' Execs Indicted for RICO Crimes
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Executives of Phantom Secure have been indicted on federal RICO charges for encrypting communications among criminals.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/16/2018
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Voice-Operated Devices, Enterprise Security & the 'Big Truck' Attack
Menny Barzilay, Co-founder & CEO, FortyTwo GlobalCommentary
The problem with having smart speakers and digital assistants in the workplace is akin to having a secure computer inside your office while its wireless keyboard is left outside for everyone to use.
By Menny Barzilay Co-founder & CEO, FortyTwo Global, 3/15/2018
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Segmentation: The Neglected (Yet Essential) Control
John Moynihan, President, Minuteman GovernanceCommentary
Failure to deploy measures to contain unauthorized intruders is a recipe for digital disaster.
By John Moynihan President, Minuteman Governance, 3/14/2018
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Medical Apps Come Packaged with Hardcoded Credentials
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Vulnerabilities in DocuTrac applications also include weak encryption, according to Rapid7.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 3/14/2018
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IoT Product Safety: If It Appears Too Good to Be True, It Probably Is
Pat Osborne, Principal - Executive Consultant at Outhaul Consulting, LLC, & Cybersecurity Advisor for the Security Innovation CenterCommentary
Proposed new connected-product repair laws will provide hackers with more tools to make our lives less secure.
By Pat Osborne Principal - Executive Consultant at Outhaul Consulting, LLC, & Cybersecurity Advisor for the Security Innovation Center, 3/12/2018
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DevSecOps: The Importance of Building Security from the Beginning
Robert Hawk, Privacy & Security Lead at xMattersCommentary
Here are four important areas to tackle in order to master DevSecOps: code, privacy, predictability, and people.
By Robert Hawk Privacy & Security Lead at xMatters, 3/9/2018
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Privilege Abuse Attacks: 4 Common Scenarios
Michael Fimin, CEO & Co-Founder, NetwrixCommentary
It doesn't matter if the threat comes from a disgruntled ex-employee or an insider anticipating financial gain, privilege abuse patterns are pretty much the same, and they're easy to avoid.
By Michael Fimin CEO & Co-Founder, Netwrix, 3/7/2018
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Identity Management: Where It Stands, Where It's Going
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
How companies are changing the approach to identity management as people become increasingly digital.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 3/6/2018
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What Enterprises Can Learn from Medical Device Security
Tom Gillis, Founder & CEO, Bracket ComputingCommentary
In today's cloud-native world, organizations need a highly distributed approach that ties security to the workload itself in order to prevent targeted attacks.
By Tom Gillis Founder & CEO, Bracket Computing, 3/1/2018
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How to Secure 'Permissioned' Blockchains
Duncan Jones, Head of Skunkworks, Thales e-SecurityCommentary
At the heart of every blockchain is a protocol that agrees to the order and security of transactions in the next block. Here's how to maintain the integrity of the chain.
By Duncan Jones Head of Skunkworks, Thales e-Security, 2/28/2018
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Leveraging Security to Enable Your Business
Jackson Shaw, VP of Product Management, One IdentityCommentary
When done right, security doesn't have to be the barrier to employee productivity that many have come to expect. Here's how.
By Jackson Shaw VP of Product Management, One Identity, 2/23/2018
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Takeaways from the Russia-Linked US Senate Phishing Attacks
Tom Kemp, CEOCommentary
The Zero Trust Security approach could empower organizations and protect their customers in ways that go far beyond typical security concerns.
By Tom Kemp CEO, 2/21/2018
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Facebook Aims to Make Security More Social
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Facebook's massive user base creates an opportunity to educate billions on security.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/20/2018
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IRS Reports Steep Decline in Tax-Related ID Theft
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
Research group Javelin confirms that the numbers are trending in the right direction, with total fraud losses dropping more than 14% to $783 million.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 2/15/2018
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Can Android for Work Redefine Enterprise Mobile Security?
Satish Shetty, CEO, Codeproof TechnologiesCommentary
Google's new mobility management framework makes great strides in addressing security and device management concerns while offering diverse deployment options. Here are the pros and cons.
By Satish Shetty CEO, Codeproof Technologies, 2/13/2018
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Back to Basics: AI Isn't the Answer to What Ails Us in Cyber
Amit Yoran, Chairman & CEO, Tenable Network SecurityCommentary
The irony behind just about every headline-grabbing data breach we've seen in recent years is that they all could have been prevented with simple cyber hygiene.
By Amit Yoran Chairman & CEO, Tenable Network Security, 2/9/2018
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Identity Fraud Hits All-Time High in 2017
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
Survey reports that the number of fraud victims topped 16 million consumers last year, and much of that crime has moved online.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 2/6/2018
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Google Cloud Least-Privilege Function Goes Live
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Custom Roles for Cloud IAM now available in production from Google.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/31/2018
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Passwords: 4 Biometric Tokens and How They Can Be Beaten
Corey Nachreiner, Chief Technology Officer, WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
Authentication security methods are getting better all the time, but they are still not infallible.
By Corey Nachreiner Chief Technology Officer, WatchGuard Technologies, 1/31/2018
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K-12 Study Gives Schools Low Marks for Protecting Student Privacy Online
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
Survey says local school districts and education departments lack even the most basic security and privacy safeguards.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 1/31/2018
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From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
Published: 2017-05-09
NScript in mpengine in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine with Engine Version before 1.1.13704.0, as used in Windows Defender and other products, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (type confusion and application crash) via crafted JavaScript code within ...

Published: 2017-05-08
unixsocket.c in lxterminal through 0.3.0 insecurely uses /tmp for a socket file, allowing a local user to cause a denial of service (preventing terminal launch), or possibly have other impact (bypassing terminal access control).

Published: 2017-05-08
A privilege escalation vulnerability in Brocade Fibre Channel SAN products running Brocade Fabric OS (FOS) releases earlier than v7.4.1d and v8.0.1b could allow an authenticated attacker to elevate the privileges of user accounts accessing the system via command line interface. With affected version...

Published: 2017-05-08
Improper checks for unusual or exceptional conditions in Brocade NetIron 05.8.00 and later releases up to and including 06.1.00, when the Management Module is continuously scanned on port 22, may allow attackers to cause a denial of service (crash and reload) of the management module.

Published: 2017-05-08
Nextcloud Server before 11.0.3 is vulnerable to an inadequate escaping leading to a XSS vulnerability in the search module. To be exploitable a user has to write or paste malicious content into the search dialogue.