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Opera Forces Password Reset For 1.7 Million Users After Server Breach
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Among those browser users affected are those who synced passwords to third-party sites.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/30/2016
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How To Bullet Proof Your PAM Accounts: 7 Tips
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Recent studies demonstrate the need for companies to focus more on their privileged users.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 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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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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Darknet: Where Your Stolen Identity Goes to Live
Itay Glick, CEO & Co-founder, VotiroCommentary
Almost everything is available on the Darknet -- drugs, weapons, and child pornography -- but where it really excels is as an educational channel for beginning identity thieves.
By Itay Glick CEO & Co-founder, Votiro, 8/19/2016
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Attacker's Playbook Top 5 Is High On Passwords, Low On Malware
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Report: Penetration testers' five most reliable methods of compromising targets include four different ways to use stolen credentials, but zero ways to exploit software.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/18/2016
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User Ed: Patching People Vs Vulns
Lysa Myers, Security Researcher, ESETCommentary
How infosec can combine and adapt security education and security defenses to the way users actually do their jobs.
By Lysa Myers Security Researcher, ESET, 8/17/2016
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Dark Reading Radio: What Keeps IT Security Pros Awake at Night
Marilyn Cohodas, Community Editor, Dark ReadingCommentary
Join us for a wide-ranging discussion with (ISC) Chief Exec David Shearer on the most worrisome infosec trends and challenges.
By Marilyn Cohodas Community Editor, Dark Reading, 8/16/2016
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Theory Vs Practice: Getting The Most Out Of Infosec
Joshua Goldfarb, VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEyeCommentary
Why being practical and operationally minded is the only way to build a successful security program.
By Joshua Goldfarb VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEye, 8/10/2016
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Data Protection From The Inside Out
Dan Frank, Deloitte Advisory Principal, Cyber Risk ServicesCommentary
Organizations must make fundamental changes in the way they approach data protection.
By Dan Frank Deloitte Advisory Principal, Cyber Risk Services, 8/8/2016
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8 Alternatives to Selfie Authentication
Terry Sweeney, Contributing Editor
How to definitively prove your identity? A variety of anatomical parts and functions may soon be able to vouch for you.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 8/4/2016
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Hotel POS and Magstripe Cards Vulnerable to Attacks, Brute-Forcing
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
Researchers from Rapid7 at DefCon will demonstrate vulnerabilities that allow attackers to turn point-of-sale devices into keyboards
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 8/2/2016
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Crypto Malware: Responding To Machine-Timescale Breaches
Simon Crosby, Co-founder & CTO, BromiumCommentary
The game has changed again with hackers ability to steal your data at record speeds and cripple your organization before the first alert.
By Simon Crosby Co-founder & CTO, Bromium, 8/1/2016
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How To Stay Safe On The Black Hat Network: Dont Connect To It
Neil R. Wyler (Grifter), Threat Hunting and Incident Response Specialist, RSACommentary
Black Hat attendees may have changed their titles and now carry business cards but hackers gotta hack and theres no better place to do it than Black Hat.
By Neil R. Wyler (Grifter) Threat Hunting and Incident Response Specialist, RSA, 7/28/2016
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7 Ways To Charm Users Out of Their Passwords
Terry Sweeney, Contributing Editor
While the incentives have changed over time, it still takes remarkably little to get users to give up their passwords.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 7/27/2016
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10 Hottest Talks at Black Hat USA 2016
Sean Martin, CISSP | President, imsmartin
The impressive roll call of speakers offers a prime opportunity to learn from the very best of the information security world.
By Sean Martin CISSP | President, imsmartin, 7/25/2016
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7 Ways To Lock Down Your Privileged Accounts
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Admin passwords contained within privileged accounts can open up the keys to the kingdom to determined attackers. Here's how to stop them.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 7/22/2016
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Security Gets Political With Hacks, Darknet Sales
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
As presidential campaigns get into full swing, neither party is immune to online chicanery -- and neither are voters
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 7/21/2016
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Ex-Cardinal Exec Jailed For Hacking Astros
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Christopher Correa gets 46 months for unlawful access of rivals database and downloading confidential details.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/20/2016
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Locking Down Windows 10: 6 New Features
Rutrell Yasin, Business Technology Writer, Tech Writers Bureau
The latest version of Windows includes expanded identity and access controls, advanced Bitlocker encryption, and new malware protections.
By Rutrell Yasin Business Technology Writer, Tech Writers Bureau, 7/18/2016
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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.

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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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