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Executive Editor at Dark Reading
Member Since: 3/12/2014
News & Commentary Posts: 2630
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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

The Coolest Hacks Of 2014

12/22/2014
TSA baggage scanners, evil USB sticks, and smart homes were among the targets in some of the most creative -- and yes, scary -- hacks this year by security researchers.

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'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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CVE-2014-9676
Published: 2015-02-27
The seg_write_packet function in libavformat/segment.c in ffmpeg 2.1.4 and earlier does not free the correct memory location, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service ("invalid memory handler") and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted video that triggers a use after free.

CVE-2014-9682
Published: 2015-02-27
The dns-sync module before 0.1.1 for node.js allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in the first argument to the resolve API function.

CVE-2015-0655
Published: 2015-02-27
Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Unified Web Interaction Manager in Cisco Unified Web and E-Mail Interaction Manager allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via vectors related to a POST request, aka Bug ID CSCus74184.

CVE-2015-0884
Published: 2015-02-27
Unquoted Windows search path vulnerability in Toshiba Bluetooth Stack for Windows before 9.10.32(T) and Service Station before 2.2.14 allows local users to gain privileges via a Trojan horse application with a name composed of an initial substring of a path that contains a space character.

CVE-2015-0885
Published: 2015-02-27
checkpw 1.02 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via a -- (dash dash) in a username.

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