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Michaels Retail Chain Reveals Details Of Breach: Nearly 3M Affected
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Attack on point-of-sale systems went on for more than six months, officials say.
By Tim Wilson Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, 4/18/2014
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SQL Injection Cleanup Takes Two Months or More
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Senior Editor, Dark ReadingQuick Hits
A new report highlights the prevalence and persistence of SQL injection attacks.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Senior Editor, Dark Reading, 4/17/2014
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What Is The FIDO Alliance?
Dark Reading, CommentaryVideo
Phillip Dunkelberger of Nok Nok Labs explains why its proposed specifications will transform computing.
By Dark Reading , 4/2/2014
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Finally, Plug & Play Authentication!
Phil Dunkelberger, President & CEO, Nok Nok LabsCommentaryVideo
FIDO Alliance technology will allow enterprises to replace passwords with plug-and-play multifactor authentication.
By Phil Dunkelberger President & CEO, Nok Nok Labs, 3/26/2014
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Attackers Hit Clearinghouse Selling Stolen Target Data
Mathew J. Schwartz, News
Hackers interrupt and deface sites of black-market forums selling credit card data stolen from Target and other retailers.
By Mathew J. Schwartz , 3/18/2014
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7 Behaviors That Could Indicate A Security Breach
Becca Lipman, News
Breaches create outliers. Identifying anomalous activity can help keep firms in compliance and out of the headlines.
By Becca Lipman , 3/14/2014
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The Case For Browser-Based Access Controls
Garret Grajek, CTO & COO, SecureAuthCommentary
Is "browser-ized" security a better defense against hackers than traditional methods? Check out these two examples.
By Garret Grajek CTO & COO, SecureAuth, 3/7/2014
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FIDO Alliance Releases Authentication Standards, Unveils Products
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark ReadingNews
Proponents say the new specifications will pave the way for the replacement of passwords, which are frequently lost, stolen, or hacked.
By Tim Wilson Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, 2/18/2014
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Target Breach: Phishing Attack Implicated
Mathew J. Schwartz, News
Report suggests malware-laced email attack on Target's HVAC subcontractor leaked access credentials for retailer's network.
By Mathew J. Schwartz , 2/13/2014
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Data Breach Notifications: Time For Tough Love
Mathew J. Schwartz, Commentary
Target and Neiman Marcus came clean quickly about their data breaches, but most business don't. It's time for standards -- and fines.
By Mathew J. Schwartz , 2/7/2014
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4 Hurdles That Trip Security Analytics Efforts
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Don't let these people and process problems get in the way of security analytics effectiveness.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 1/29/2014
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Target Mocks, Not Helps, Its Data Breach Victims
Ira Winkler, Co-Founder & President, Secure Mentem, Inc.Commentary
The only thing consumers did wrong is to shop at Target. Why are they being blamed for the retailer's security failings?
By Ira Winkler Co-Founder & President, Secure Mentem, Inc., 1/22/2014
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HIPAA, SOX & PCI: The Coming Compliance Crisis In IT Security
Andy Daudelin, VP Security Services, AT&T Business SolutionsCommentary
New mandates around datacenter virtualization, enterprise apps, and BYOD will stretch IT security staffs and budgets to the max in 2014.
By Andy Daudelin VP Security Services, AT&T Business Solutions, 1/21/2014
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Target Breach: 8 Facts On Memory-Scraping Malware
Mathew J. Schwartz, News
Target confirmed that malware compromised its point-of-sale systems. How does such malware work, and how can businesses prevent infections?
By Mathew J. Schwartz , 1/14/2014
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Cloud Gazing: 3 Security Trends To Watch
Bill Kleyman, National Director of Strategy & Innovation, MTM TechnologiesCommentary
The ultimate success of cloud computing depends on the security solutions we wrap around it.
By Bill Kleyman National Director of Strategy & Innovation, MTM Technologies, 1/9/2014
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Security, Privacy & The Democratization Of Data
Martin Lee, Technical Lead, Threat Research, Analysis & Communications, CiscoCommentary
Data gathering and profiling capabilities that today are only available to nation states will eventually be at the disposal of everyone. What then?
By Martin Lee Technical Lead, Threat Research, Analysis & Communications, Cisco, 12/30/2013
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RSA Denies Trading Security For NSA Payout
Mathew J. Schwartz, News
EMC security subsidiary accused of accepting $10 million from the NSA to purposefully use encryption for which the intelligence agency enjoyed backdoor access.
By Mathew J. Schwartz , 12/23/2013
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Database Risks Increase As Patch Frequency Decreases
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Department of Energy breach report offers stark lesson in patch management's relationship with database risk postures
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 12/23/2013
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Mobility & Cloud: A Double Whammy For Securing Data
Jerry Irvine, Commentary
In 2014, legacy security solutions like firewalls and intrusion detection systems will no longer be sufficient to protect corporate data against BYOD and cybercrime.
By Jerry Irvine , 12/23/2013
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Target Breach: 10 Facts
Mathew J. Schwartz, News
Experts advise consumers not to panic as suspicion falls on point-of-sale terminals used to scan credit cards.
By Mathew J. Schwartz , 12/21/2013
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Published: 2014-04-24
The password recovery service in Open-Xchange AppSuite before 7.2.2-rev20, 7.4.1 before 7.4.1-rev11, and 7.4.2 before 7.4.2-rev13 makes an improper decision about the sensitivity of a string representing a previously used but currently invalid password, which allows remote attackers to obtain potent...

Published: 2014-04-24
The E-Mail autoconfiguration feature in Open-Xchange AppSuite before 7.2.2-rev20, 7.4.1 before 7.4.1-rev11, and 7.4.2 before 7.4.2-rev13 places a password in a GET request, which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information by reading (1) web-server access logs, (2) web-server Referer log...

Published: 2014-04-24
Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Open-Xchange AppSuite 7.4.1 before 7.4.1-rev11 and 7.4.2 before 7.4.2-rev13 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via a Drive filename that is not properly handled during use of the composer to add an e-mail attachment.

Published: 2014-04-23
CRLF injection vulnerability in the CGI implementation in Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 4.x and 5.x on Windows NT and Windows 2000 allows remote attackers to modify arbitrary uppercase environment variables via a \n (newline) character in an HTTP header.

Published: 2014-04-23
Memory leak in Cisco IOS before 15.1(1)SY, when IKEv2 debugging is enabled, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via crafted packets, aka Bug ID CSCtn22376.

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