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Video: Zombie Cookies, IT Budgets & Twitter Hacks
Andrew Conry Murray, Director of Content & Community, InteropCommentary
This Week In 60 Seconds looks at zombie cookies, your 2015 IT budget, the rise of open source storage, and more.
By Andrew Conry Murray Director of Content & Community, Interop, 1/16/2015
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US CENTCOM Twitter Hijack 'Purely' Vandalism
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Though not a real data breach, nor attributable to ISIS, the incident serves as a reminder to security professionals about the risks of sharing account credentials.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 1/13/2015
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'Skeleton Key' Malware Bypasses Active Directory
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Malware lets an attacker log in as any user, without needing to know or change the user's password, and doesn't raise any IDS alarms.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 1/12/2015
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A 2014 Lookback: Predictions vs. Reality
TK Keanini, CTO, LancopeCommentary
It was a tumultuous year for cyber security, but it drove the adoption of incident response plans and two-factor authentication.
By TK Keanini CTO, Lancope, 12/29/2014
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How PCI DSS 3.0 Can Help Stop Data Breaches
Troy Leach and Christopher Strand, Chief Technology Officer, PCI Security Standards Council & Senior Director of Compliance, Bit9Commentary
New Payment Card Industry security standards that took effect January 1 aim to replace checkmark mindsets with business as usual processes. Here are three examples.
By Troy Leach and Christopher Strand Chief Technology Officer, PCI Security Standards Council & Senior Director of Compliance, Bit9, 12/23/2014
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Universal Multi-Factor Authentication Steps Closer To The Mainstream
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The FIDO Alliance today finalized two universal authentication standards and one of its founding members, Nok Nok Labs, closed on $8.5 million of financing.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 12/9/2014
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Poll: The Perimeter Has Shattered!
Marilyn Cohodas, Community Editor, Dark ReadingCommentary
The traditional corporate network perimeter is not dead, but its amorphous shape is something new and indescribable.
By Marilyn Cohodas Community Editor, Dark Reading, 12/8/2014
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Moving Beyond 2-Factor Authentication With Context
Keith Graham, CTO, SecureAuthCommentary
2FA isnt cheap or infallible -- in more ways than two.
By Keith Graham CTO, SecureAuth, 12/5/2014
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Ultra-Private Messaging Spreads To Apple Mac, Windows, Linux Desktops
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Wickr's secure mobile messaging app expands to the desktop amid explosion in encryption activity.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 12/4/2014
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New TLS/SSL Version Ready In 2015
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
One of the first steps in making encryption the norm across the Net is an update to the protocol itself and a set of best-practices for using encryption in applications.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 12/4/2014
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Endpoint Security Makes Quantum Shift
Michael A. Davis, Contributing EditorNews
We can't stop every attack, so we need a new mantra: Detect and respond. Here are the essential tools, skills, and processes.
By Michael A. Davis Contributing Editor, 12/3/2014
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Leveraging The Kill Chain For Awesome
Sean Mason, VP, Incident Response, Resolution1 SecurityCommentary
There are good reasons the Kill Chain is being used by some of the most successful information security teams around. Here are three.
By Sean Mason VP, Incident Response, Resolution1 Security, 12/2/2014
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Q&A: Internet Encryption As The New Normal
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Internet Architecture Board chairman Russ Housley explains what the IAB's game-changing statement about encryption means for the future of the Net.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 12/1/2014
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The Week When Attackers Started Winning The War On Trust
Kevin Bocek, VP Security Strategy & Threat Intelligence, VenafiCommentary
The misuse of keys and certificates is not exotic or hypothetical. Its a real threat that could undermine most, if not all, critical security controls, as recent headlines strongly show.
By Kevin Bocek VP Security Strategy & Threat Intelligence, Venafi, 11/21/2014
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New Citadel Attack Targets Password Managers
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
IBM researchers have found signs that the prolific data steal Trojan is now being used to attack widely used password managers.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 11/20/2014
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Killing Passwords: Dont Get A-Twitter Over Digits
Dave Kearns, Analyst, Kuppinger-ColeCommentary
Twitters new service that eliminates passwords for authentication actually makes your mobile device less secure.
By Dave Kearns Analyst, Kuppinger-Cole, 11/19/2014
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Microsoft Issues Emergency Patch Amid Targeted Attacks
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Windows Kerberos authentication bug "critical."
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 11/18/2014
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Is Security Awareness Training Really Worth It?
Fahmida Y. Rashid, News
Experts weigh in on the value of end-user security training, and how to make education more effective.
By Fahmida Y. Rashid , 11/18/2014
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Stop Trusting Signed Malware: 3 Steps
Paul Drapeau, Principal Security Researcher, ConferCommentary
Cybercriminals who manipulate valid signatures and certificates to get malware into an organization is a more common tactic than you think.
By Paul Drapeau Principal Security Researcher, Confer, 11/7/2014
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New Malware Targets iOS, OS X
Eric Zeman, News
WireLurker infects iPhones and iPads via USB cable when attached to Macs.
By Eric Zeman , 11/6/2014
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CVE-2014-5211
Published: 2015-01-27
Stack-based buffer overflow in the Attachmate Reflection FTP Client before 14.1.433 allows remote FTP servers to execute arbitrary code via a large PWD response.

CVE-2014-8154
Published: 2015-01-27
The Gst.MapInfo function in Vala 0.26.0 and 0.26.1 uses an incorrect buffer length declaration for the Gstreamer bindings, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors, which trigger a heap-based buffer overf...

CVE-2014-9197
Published: 2015-01-27
The Schneider Electric ETG3000 FactoryCast HMI Gateway with firmware before 1.60 IR 04 stores rde.jar under the web root with insufficient access control, which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive setup and configuration information via a direct request.

CVE-2014-9198
Published: 2015-01-27
The FTP server on the Schneider Electric ETG3000 FactoryCast HMI Gateway with firmware through 1.60 IR 04 has hardcoded credentials, which makes it easier for remote attackers to obtain access via an FTP session.

CVE-2014-9646
Published: 2015-01-27
Unquoted Windows search path vulnerability in the GoogleChromeDistribution::DoPostUninstallOperations function in installer/util/google_chrome_distribution.cc in the uninstall-survey feature in Google Chrome before 40.0.2214.91 allows local users to gain privileges via a Trojan horse program in the ...

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