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Shadow IT: Not The Risk You Think
Tal Klein, VP Strategy, AdallomCommentary
Enterprise cloud services such as Box, Office 365, Salesforce, and Google Apps can make a better case for being called sanctioned than many legacy, on-premises, IT-provisioned applications.
By Tal Klein VP Strategy, Adallom, 12/12/2014
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Universal Multi-Factor Authentication Steps Closer To The Mainstream
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The FIDO Alliance today finalized two universal authentication standards and one of its founding members, Nok Nok Labs, closed on $8.5 million of financing.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 12/9/2014
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Q&A: Internet Encryption As The New Normal
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Internet Architecture Board chairman Russ Housley explains what the IAB's game-changing statement about encryption means for the future of the Net.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 12/1/2014
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Dangers Of Shopping Are Evolving
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Point-of-sale malware is making brick-and-mortar shopping more dangerous. Online, attackers are beginning to value user accounts with payment information attached more than credit card details themselves.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 11/26/2014
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6 Million+ Email Accounts Worldwide Exposed In Past 3 Months
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Spike in number of stolen accounts likely due to uptick in major data breaches, researchers say.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 11/25/2014
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Underground Carders Abusing Charities To Verify Stolen Payment Data
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Charities' weak fraud controls make things easier on donors and criminals alike.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 11/25/2014
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Cloud Security By The Numbers
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Quantifying the perceptions around cloud security practices.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 11/21/2014
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New Certification Authority To Offer Free Certs For HTTPS
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The Electronic Frontier Foundation's new certificate authority aims to make getting a domain validation TLS cert so easy, you can't resist.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 11/19/2014
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The Rise Of The Resilient Mobile Botnet
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
New report on what researchers call one of the 'most sophisticated mobile botnets online' shows how profitable mobile malware has become.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 11/19/2014
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New Attack Method Can Hit 95% Of iOS Devices
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Masque Attack replaces legit apps with malware using the same bundle identifier names.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 11/10/2014
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IBM Launches Cross-Cloud Security Protection
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek News
IBM's Dynamic Cloud Security can monitor and analyze data access activity and applications in IBM SoftLayer, Salesforce.com, and Amazon.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 11/5/2014
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Bracket's New IaaS Twist
Andrew Conry Murray, Director of Content & Community, InteropCommentary
Bracket Computing, backed by Andreesen Horowitz, lets customers build "compute cells" on top of IaaS from multiple providers, wrapping apps and data.
By Andrew Conry Murray Director of Content & Community, Interop, 10/30/2014
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Keep Calm & Verify: How To Spot A Fake Online Data Dump
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Determining whether a data dump on Pastebin or elsewhere online is legit can be time-consuming and resource-intensive. Deloitte & Touche offers tips for how to weed out the fake hacks.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/29/2014
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3 Enterprise Security Tenets To Take Personally
David Fowler, VP Marketing, INetUCommentary
Individuals need to become conscious advocates for their own security -- after all, no one cares about your data like you do.
By David Fowler VP Marketing, INetU, 10/24/2014
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20% Of 'Broadly Shared' Data Contains Regulated Info
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Forget shadow IT. The new risk is "shadow data."
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/23/2014
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Illumio Takes New Cloud, Data Center Security Approach
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek News
Security startup Illumio has launched a granular scheme based on individual workloads, not firewalls or network monitoring.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 10/22/2014
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Google Expands 2-Factor Authentication For Chrome, Gmail
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Google issues USB keys for Chrome users to log into Google accounts and any other websites that support FIDO universal two-factor authentication -- but it's no help to mobile users.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/21/2014
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China Accused Of Attacking Apple iCloud
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-LargeNews
Media freedom group GreatFire.org claims Apple's iCloud is being subject to a man-in-the-middle attack by China's censorship apparatus.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 10/20/2014
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In Plain Sight: How Cyber Criminals Exfiltrate Data Via Video
Kaushik Narayan, CTO, Skyhigh NetworksCommentary
Just like Fortune 500 companies, attackers are investing in sophisticated measures that let them fly beneath the radar of conventional security.
By Kaushik Narayan CTO, Skyhigh Networks, 10/17/2014
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FBI Director Urges New Encryption Legislation
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Encryption algorithms do not acknowledge "lawful access."
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/16/2014
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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...

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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.

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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.

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Published: 2014-12-19
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