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Hacked Sites Up By 32% in 2016 Over 2015, Says Google
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Webmasters should register on Search Console for hack notifications, advises the company.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/21/2017
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US-CERT Warns That HTTPS Inspection Tools Weaken TLS
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Turns out that man-in-the-middling your own traffic isn't the safest way to look for man-in-the-middle attacks.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 3/16/2017
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Trust Begins With Layer 1 Encryption
Hector Menendez, Product Marketing Manager, IP/Optical Networks, NokiaCommentary
In todays distributed environment, cloud and communication service providers can play a key role in providing organizations with a scalable and secure platform for the connection of everything to everything. Heres how.
By Hector Menendez Product Marketing Manager, IP/Optical Networks, Nokia, 3/15/2017
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Twitter Counter Hack Uses Familiar Attack Mode
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
Experts advise users to be more aware of the potential downside of third-party apps.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 3/15/2017
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Canada Takes Tax Site Offline After Apache Struts Attacks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Hackers exploit vulnerability in Apache Struts 2 software of Statistics Canada but no damage done.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/14/2017
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Mobile (In)security: Dark Reading Cartoon Caption Contest Winners
Marilyn Cohodas, Community Editor, Dark ReadingCommentary
Clever word play on mobile ransomware, cloud and the Internet of Things. And the winners are
By Marilyn Cohodas Community Editor, Dark Reading, 3/9/2017
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Securing Todays 'Elastic Attack Surface'
Amit Yoran, Chairman & CEO, Tenable Network SecurityCommentary
The foundation of good cybersecurity is knowing your network. But as organizations embrace new technologies, that simple task has gotten incredibly difficult.
By Amit Yoran Chairman & CEO, Tenable Network Security, 3/9/2017
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Trust, Cloud & the Quest for a Glass Wall around Security
Stan Black, CSO, CitrixCommentary
In the next year, were going to see a leap towards strategic, business-level objectives that can be resolved by simplifying infrastructure and granting greater visibility in real time.
By Stan Black CSO, Citrix, 3/8/2017
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20 Cybersecurity Startups To Watch In 2017
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
VC money flowed plentifully into the security market last year, fueling a new crop of innovative companies.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 2/24/2017
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IaaS: The Next Chapter In Cloud Security
Kaushik Narayan, Co-Founder and CTO at Skyhigh NetworksCommentary
Organizations adopting IaaS must update their approach to security by using the shared responsibility model.
By Kaushik Narayan Co-Founder and CTO at Skyhigh Networks, 2/24/2017
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8 Valuable Security Certifications For 2017
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
A security credential could be the step towards your next job title. But which one to get?
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 2/21/2017
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Do Software-Defined Data Centers Pose Security Concerns?
Liviu Arsene, Senior E-threat Analyst, Bitdefender
SDDC adoption is likely to trigger widespread data security governance programs, with 20 percent of organizations considering them necessary to prevent data breaches.
By Liviu Arsene Senior E-threat Analyst, Bitdefender, 2/20/2017
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IoT Security: A Ways To Go, But Some Interim Steps For Safety
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
The Internet of Things remains vulnerable to botnets and malware, but Cisco's Anthony Grieco offers some tips to keep networks and users more secure
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 2/15/2017
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Why Identity Has Become A Top Concern For CSOs
Saryu Nayyar, CEO, GuruculCommentary
Seven of the world's top security leaders share their fears and challenges around the critical new role of identity in the fight against cyber adversaries.
By Saryu Nayyar CEO, Gurucul, 2/14/2017
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National Security, Regulation, Identity Top Themes At Cloud Security Summit
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Gen. Keith Alexander gives Trump a thumbs-up and Cloud Security Alliance releases a new application.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/13/2017
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David Beckham Hires Cybersecurity Expert To Probe Email Leak
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
18.6 million emails were stolen and leaked from PR firm, including allegedly doctored messages made to damage Beckham's reputation.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/8/2017
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Dutch Voter Guide Website Leak Highlights Privacy Concerns
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
StemWijzer fixes vulnerabilities after researcher discovers website is secretly maintaining voter-preference record.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/8/2017
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10 Essential Elements For Your Incident-Response Plan
Terry Sweeney, Contributing Editor
The middle of a DDoS attack or ransomware infection is hardly the time to start talking about divisions of labor, or who should do what when.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 2/2/2017
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Spam Now Makes Up Nearly Two-Thirds Of All Email
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Spam spikes, and nearly three-fourths of all organizations worldwide have suffered adware-borne infections, according to Cisco's annual cybersecurity report.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 2/1/2017
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The Interconnected Nature Of International Cybercrime
Ian W. Gray, Cyber Intelligence Analyst, FlashpointCommentary
How burgeoning hackers are honing their craft across language barriers from top tier cybercriminal ecosystems and forums of the Deep and Dark Web.
By Ian W. Gray Cyber Intelligence Analyst, Flashpoint, 2/1/2017
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CVE-2013-7445
Published: 2015-10-15
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...

CVE-2015-4948
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.

CVE-2015-6333
Published: 2015-10-15
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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