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How I Hacked My Home, IoT Style
David Jacoby, Sr. Security Researcher, Kaspersky LabCommentary
It didn’t take long to find a score of vulnerabilities in my home entertainment, gaming, and network storage systems.
By David Jacoby Sr. Security Researcher, Kaspersky Lab, 8/27/2014
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Flash Poll: CSOs Need A New Boss
Marilyn Cohodas, Community Editor, Dark ReadingCommentary
Only one out of four respondents to our flash poll think the CSO should report to the CIO.
By Marilyn Cohodas Community Editor, Dark Reading, 8/22/2014
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Hacker Or Military? Best Of Both In Cyber Security
John B. Dickson, CISSP,  Principal, Denim GroupCommentary
How radically different approaches play out across the security industry.
By John B. Dickson CISSP, Principal, Denim Group, 8/21/2014
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Hacker Couture: As Seen At Black Hat USA, BSides, DEF CON
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
'Leet tattoos, piercings, mega-beards, (the real) John McAfee, and even a cute puppy were among the colorful sights in Las Vegas this month.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/18/2014
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Time To Broaden CompSci Curriculum Beyond STEM
Lysa Myers, Security Researcher, ESETCommentary
Having a visual arts background may not be the traditional path for a career in infosec, but it’s a skill that makes me no less effective in analyzing malware patterns -- and often faster.
By Lysa Myers Security Researcher, ESET, 8/13/2014
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The Hyperconnected World Has Arrived
Michael Sutton, VP Security Research, ZscalerCommentary
Yes, the ever-expanding attack surface of the Internet of Things is overwhelming. But next-gen security leaders gathered at Black Hat are up to the challenge.
By Michael Sutton VP Security Research, Zscaler, 8/8/2014
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Is IT The New Boss Of Video Surveillance?
Fredrik Nilsson, General Manager, Axis Communications, North AmericaCommentary
IT’s participation in the security of corporate video surveillance is growing, much to the chagrin of the physical security team. Here’s why corporate infosec needs to pay attention.
By Fredrik Nilsson General Manager, Axis Communications, North America, 8/4/2014
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'Backoff' Malware: Time To Step Up Remote Access Security
Boatner Blankenstein, Senior Director, Solutions Engineering, BomgarCommentary
DHS issues advisory about remote desktop access tools associated with recent point-of-sale breaches.
By Boatner Blankenstein Senior Director, Solutions Engineering, Bomgar, 8/1/2014
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InfoSec’s Holy Grail: Data Sharing & Collaboration
Levi Gundert, Technical Lead, Cisco Threat Research, Analysis, and Communications (TRAC)Commentary
Despite all the best intentions, cooperation around Internet security is still a work in progress. Case in point: Microsoft’s unilateral action against No-IP.
By Levi Gundert Technical Lead, Cisco Threat Research, Analysis, and Communications (TRAC), 7/31/2014
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Phishing: What Once Was Old Is New Again
Dave Kearns, Analyst, Kuppinger-ColeCommentary
I used to think the heyday of phishing had passed. But as Symantec notes in its 2014 Internet Security Threat Report, I was wrong!
By Dave Kearns Analyst, Kuppinger-Cole, 7/30/2014
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The Perfect InfoSec Mindset: Paranoia + Skepticism
Corey Nachreiner, Director, Security Strategy & Research, WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
A little skeptical paranoia will ensure that you have the impulse to react quickly to new threats while retaining the logic to separate fact from fiction.
By Corey Nachreiner Director, Security Strategy & Research, WatchGuard Technologies, 7/29/2014
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Weak Password Advice From Microsoft
Andrey Dulkin, Senior Director, Cyber Innovation, CyberArkCommentary
Tempting as it may seem to do away with strong passwords for low-risk websites, password reuse is still a significant threat to both users and business.
By Andrey Dulkin Senior Director, Cyber Innovation, CyberArk, 7/28/2014
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How To Build A Federal Information Security Team
(ISC)2 Writers Bureau, Commentary
Federal security officers face many challenges building and maintaining an information security team. Here are some tips for putting together a group of employees that will protect your systems and data.
By (ISC)2 Writers Bureau , 7/28/2014
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Passwords Be Gone! Removing 4 Barriers To Strong Authentication
Phillip M. Dunkelberger, President & CEO, Nok Nok LabsCommentary
As biometric factors become more prevalent on mobile devices, FIDO Alliance standards will gain traction as an industry-wide authentication solution.
By Phillip M. Dunkelberger President & CEO, Nok Nok Labs, 7/24/2014
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Government Security: Saying 'No' Doesn't Work
Steve Jones, Group Strategy Director, Big Data & Analytics, CapgeminiCommentary
It's time for government agencies to move beyond draconian security rules and adopt anomaly analytics.
By Steve Jones Group Strategy Director, Big Data & Analytics, Capgemini, 7/14/2014
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3 BYOD Risk Prevention Strategies
Jim Szafranski, SVP Customer Platform Services, FiberlinkCommentary
An effective BYOD plan must balance control with convenience. Here's what to keep in mind.
By Jim Szafranski SVP Customer Platform Services, Fiberlink, 7/8/2014
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Dark Reading Radio: The Changing Role Of The CSO
Marilyn Cohodas, Community Editor, Dark ReadingCommentary
Why does the CSO report to the CIO? Join us for a panel discussion. Showtime is today, Wednesday, 1:00 p.m., New York, 10 a.m., San Francisco.
By Marilyn Cohodas Community Editor, Dark Reading, 7/8/2014
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Why Your Application Security Program May Backfire
Jeff Williams, CTO, Contrast SecurityCommentary
You have to consider the human factor when you’re designing security interventions, because the best intentions can have completely opposite consequences.
By Jeff Williams CTO, Contrast Security, 7/2/2014
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Hacker Movies We Love & Hate
Marilyn Cohodas, Community Editor, Dark Reading
Check out Dark Reading community members' favorite hacker movie hits and misses. Then add your picks in the comments section.
By Marilyn Cohodas Community Editor, Dark Reading, 7/1/2014
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3 Mobile Security Tips For SMBs
Vijay Basani, Co-Founder, President & CEO, EIQ NetworksCommentary
Everyone in an organization has to work together to combat intrusions and data loss, but this is especially true for small businesses.
By Vijay Basani Co-Founder, President & CEO, EIQ Networks, 6/27/2014
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CVE-2013-2595
Published: 2014-08-31
The device-initialization functionality in the MSM camera driver for the Linux kernel 2.6.x and 3.x, as used in Qualcomm Innovation Center (QuIC) Android contributions for MSM devices and other products, enables MSM_CAM_IOCTL_SET_MEM_MAP_INFO ioctl calls for an unrestricted mmap interface, which all...

CVE-2013-2597
Published: 2014-08-31
Stack-based buffer overflow in the acdb_ioctl function in audio_acdb.c in the acdb audio driver for the Linux kernel 2.6.x and 3.x, as used in Qualcomm Innovation Center (QuIC) Android contributions for MSM devices and other products, allows attackers to gain privileges via an application that lever...

CVE-2013-2598
Published: 2014-08-31
app/aboot/aboot.c in the Little Kernel (LK) bootloader, as distributed with Qualcomm Innovation Center (QuIC) Android contributions for MSM devices and other products, allows attackers to overwrite signature-verification code via crafted boot-image load-destination header values that specify memory ...

CVE-2013-2599
Published: 2014-08-31
A certain Qualcomm Innovation Center (QuIC) patch to the NativeDaemonConnector class in services/java/com/android/server/NativeDaemonConnector.java in Code Aurora Forum (CAF) releases of Android 4.1.x through 4.3.x enables debug logging, which allows attackers to obtain sensitive disk-encryption pas...

CVE-2013-6124
Published: 2014-08-31
The Qualcomm Innovation Center (QuIC) init scripts in Code Aurora Forum (CAF) releases of Android 4.1.x through 4.4.x allow local users to modify file metadata via a symlink attack on a file accessed by a (1) chown or (2) chmod command, as demonstrated by changing the permissions of an arbitrary fil...

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