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The Real Reasons Why Users Stink At Passwords
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
Personality, denial, and authentication-overload are big factors, new study finds.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 9/28/2016
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5 Best Practices For Winning the IoT Security Arms Race
Mark Benson & Brian Ericson, Exosite CTO & Software EngineerCommentary
By focusing on a pragmatic approach to security, its possible to develop IoT solutions that will reduce future risk without breaking the bank.
By Mark Benson, CTO, and Brian Ericson, , 9/27/2016
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7 New Rules For IoT Safety & Vuln Disclosure
Lysa Myers, Security Researcher, ESETCommentary
In the Internet of Things, even the lowliest smart device can be used for a malicious purpose. Manufacturers take heed!
By Lysa Myers Security Researcher, ESET, 9/24/2016
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Google Chrome To Flag Non-HTTPS Logins, Credit Card Info 'Not Secure'
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
The move is part of a larger Google push to lock down Web traffic using encryption between the browser and Web server.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 9/15/2016
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Data Manipulation: An Imminent Threat
John Moynihan, President, Minuteman GovernanceCommentary
Critical industries are largely unprepared for a potential wave of destructive attacks.
By John Moynihan President, Minuteman Governance, 9/12/2016
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Multi-Factor IT Authentication Hampers Progress, Say 47% US Companies
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
IS Decisions survey finds organizations are looking for alternate to multi-factor verification, which they believe takes up time and slows productivity.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/9/2016
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RSA's Yoran Says Firm's Mission Remains Unchanged In Dell-EMC Merger
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
RSA remains in full charge of its destiny, RSA president Amit Yoran says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 9/8/2016
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Intruders Pilfered Over 68 Million Passwords In 2012 Dropbox Breach
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
But all passwords were hashed and salted and no evidence they have been misused, company says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/31/2016
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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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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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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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