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UN Report Warns Encryption Backdoors Violate Human Rights
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Report says States should be promoting strong encryption and anonymity tools, not restricting them.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 5/28/2015
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IRS Attack Demonstrates How Breaches Beget More Breaches
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Weak authentication validation assumed only taxpayers would know their Social Security Numbers and other information that criminals have been stealing for years.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 5/28/2015
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'Tox' Offers Ransomware As A Service
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
The ransomware is free to use but site retains 20 percent of any ransom that is collected, McAfee researcher says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 5/28/2015
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Moose Malware Uses Linux Routers For Social Network Fraud
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Linux/Moose is sophisticated enough to do DNS hijacks, DDoSes, and deep network penetration...so why is it wasting its time on Instagram?
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 5/27/2015
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IRS Breach Exposes 100,000 Taxpayers' Tax Returns, Other Data
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Online 'Get Transcript' service accessed from February to mid-May.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/26/2015
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A Threat Intelligence-Sharing Reality-Check
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Many organizations employ sharing one-way (gathering) and mainly for 'CYA,' experts say.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 5/26/2015
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Google: Account Recovery Security Questions Not Very Secure
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
An analysis of millions of answers to security questions show many are predictable and easily guessable, says Google.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 5/22/2015
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Data Encryption In The Cloud: Square Pegs In Round Holes
Thomas Ristenpart, Asst. Professor, Computer Sciences, University of WisconsinCommentary
Conventional encryption is a surefire solution for protecting sensitive data -- except when it breaks cloud applications. “Format-preserving” encryption could change all that.
By Thomas Ristenpart Asst. Professor, Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin, 5/21/2015
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Half Of Retail, Healthcare Sites 'Always Vulnerable'
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Finding vulnerabilities in custom web applications isn't the major problem; fixing them in a timely fashion is, a new report from WhiteHat Security finds.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 5/21/2015
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Logjam Encryption Flaw Threatens Secure Communications On Web
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Most major browsers, websites that support export ciphers impacted
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 5/20/2015
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Polish Security Firm Discloses Unpatched Security Flaws in Google App Engine
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Google was given enough time to respond researcher says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 5/15/2015
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Experts' Opinions Mixed On VENOM Vulnerability
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Some say the virtualization vuln could be worse than Heartbleed, while others advise to patch, but don't panic.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 5/14/2015
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Cloud Security Alliance, Waverley Labs Collaborate On Open-Source Software-Defined Perimeter Spec
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
SDPs offer enterprises an alternative to traditional perimeter tools for protecting network assets, says CSA, Waverley
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 5/13/2015
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VENOM Zero-Day May Affect Thousands Of Cloud, Virtualization Products
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Critical vulnerability in the open-source QEMU hypervisor lets attackers break out of a virtual machine, execute code on a host machine and access all the other VMs on the host.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 5/13/2015
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Verizon 2015 Data Breach Cover Puzzler Solved: Defending Champs Win
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The 2015 DBIR Cover Challenge is as highly anticipated by some as the DBIR report itself.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 5/12/2015
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Protecting The Data Lifecycle From Network To Cloud
Gerry Grealish, CMO, PerspecsysCommentary
Enterprises are pushing more sensitive and regulated data into the public cloud than ever before. But the journey carries many new risks.
By Gerry Grealish CMO, Perspecsys, 5/12/2015
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10 Security Questions To Ask A Cloud Service Provider
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Help the business assess the risks of cloud services with these handy questions.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 5/12/2015
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PHP Hash Comparison Weakness A Threat To Websites, Researcher Says
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Flaw could allow attackers to compromise user accounts, WhiteHat Security's Robert Hansen -- aka "RSnake" -- says in new finding on 'Magic Hash' vulnerability.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 5/9/2015
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White House Evaluating New Court Ruling Declaring NSA Data-Collection Program Illegal
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Administration will continue to work with Congress to reform surveillance laws, NSC spokesman says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 5/7/2015
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Vixie Proposes 'Cooling-Off Period' For New Domains To Deter Cybercrime
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Short trial period would help detect malicious use of domain names, Internet expert says.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 5/6/2015
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CVE-2013-7441
Published: 2015-05-29
The modern style negotiation in Network Block Device (nbd-server) 2.9.22 through 3.3 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (root process termination) by (1) closing the connection during negotiation or (2) specifying a name for a non-existent export.

CVE-2014-9727
Published: 2015-05-29
AVM Fritz!Box allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in the var:lang parameter to cgi-bin/webcm.

CVE-2015-0200
Published: 2015-05-29
IBM WebSphere Commerce 6.x through 6.0.0.11 and 7.x before 7.0.0.8 IF2 allows local users to obtain sensitive database information via unspecified vectors.

CVE-2015-0751
Published: 2015-05-29
Cisco IP Phone 7861, when firmware from Cisco Unified Communications Manager 10.3(1) is used, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service via crafted packets, aka Bug ID CSCus81800.

CVE-2015-0752
Published: 2015-05-29
Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Cisco TelePresence Video Communication Server (VCS) X8.5.1 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via a crafted URL, aka Bug ID CSCut27635.

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