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Executive Editor at Dark Reading
Member Since: 3/12/2014
News & Commentary Posts: 2599
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Kelly Jackson Higgins is Executive Editor at DarkReading.com. She is an award-winning veteran technology and business journalist with more than two decades of experience in reporting and editing for various publications, including Network Computing, Secure Enterprise Magazine, CommunicationsWeek, Virginia Business magazine, and other major media properties. Jackson Higgins was recently selected as one of the Top 10 Cybersecurity Journalists in the US. She began her career as a sports writer in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, and earned her BA at The College of William & Mary. Follow her on Twitter @kjhiggins.

Articles by Kelly Jackson Higgins

'POODLE' Attacks, Kills Off SSL 3.0

10/15/2014
A newly discovered design flaw in an older version of SSL encryption protocol could be used for man-in-the-middle attacks -- leading some browser vendors to remove SSL 3.0 for good.

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How To Hack A Human

9/30/2014
Check out social engineering expert and founder of the DEF CON Social Engineering Capture the Flag contest Chris Hadnagy's recent interview on Dark Reading Radio.

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Incident Response Fail

9/24/2014
Fortune 500 companies with incident response teams and plans in place are pessimistic about their effectiveness amid a climate of data breach domination.

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Q&A: DEF CON At 22

8/19/2014
DEF CON founder Jeff Moss, a.k.a. The Dark Tangent, reflects on DEF CON's evolution, the NSA fallout, and wider security awareness.

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Q&A: Panda Security Staging A Comeback

7/7/2014
New Panda CEO and former IBM security executive Diego Navarrete shares his strategy and insight into turning around the security company that has fallen off the radar screen over the last couple of years.

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CVE-2014-8142
Published: 2014-12-20
Use-after-free vulnerability in the process_nested_data function in ext/standard/var_unserializer.re in PHP before 5.4.36, 5.5.x before 5.5.20, and 5.6.x before 5.6.4 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted unserialize call that leverages improper handling of duplicate keys w...

CVE-2013-4440
Published: 2014-12-19
Password Generator (aka Pwgen) before 2.07 generates weak non-tty passwords, which makes it easier for context-dependent attackers to guess the password via a brute-force attack.

CVE-2013-4442
Published: 2014-12-19
Password Generator (aka Pwgen) before 2.07 uses weak pseudo generated numbers when /dev/urandom is unavailable, which makes it easier for context-dependent attackers to guess the numbers.

CVE-2013-7401
Published: 2014-12-19
The parse_request function in request.c in c-icap 0.2.x allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a URI without a " " or "?" character in an ICAP request, as demonstrated by use of the OPTIONS method.

CVE-2014-2026
Published: 2014-12-19
Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the search functionality in United Planet Intrexx Professional before 5.2 Online Update 0905 and 6.x before 6.0 Online Update 10 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the request parameter.

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