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Two More Health Insurers Report Data Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Premera Blue Cross and LifeWise say 11.25 million customers' records might have been exposed.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/17/2015
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Cybercrime Dipped During Holiday Shopping Season
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The number of businesses breached dropped by half from years past, but attackers got more bang for their buck in terms of stolen records, a new IBM report reveals.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/5/2015
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JPMorgan Hack: 2FA MIA In Breached Server
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Sources close to the breach investigation say a network server missing two-factor authentication let attackers make their way into JPMorgan's servers.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 12/24/2014
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4 Worst Government Data Breaches Of 2014
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Government agency breaches pale in comparison to private sector companies' problems, but government did get hacked in 2014. Look at the four biggest incidents.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 12/11/2014
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Data Management Vs. Data Loss Prevention: Vive La Différence!
Todd Feinman,  President & CEO, Identity FinderCommentary
A sensitive data management strategy can include the use of DLP technology, but it also involves a comprehensive understanding of where your data is and what specifically is at risk.
By Todd Feinman President & CEO, Identity Finder, 11/25/2014
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Don't Discount XSS Vulnerabilities
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
XSS flaws are more serious than you'd think.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 11/24/2014
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Retailers Now Actively Sharing Cyberthreat Intelligence
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The retail industry's R-CISC has been up and running for four months now and is looking for more retailers to sign up.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/30/2014
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VA Buckles Down On Cyber Security, Program Management
Henry Kenyon, News
Agency refocuses IT priorities on data protection, on-time project delivery to overcome past poor performance.
By Henry Kenyon , 10/30/2014
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Facebook Automates Fight Against Hackers
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.comNews
Here's a sneak peek into the system Facebook uses to secure your account when other websites are hacked.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 10/17/2014
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MBIA Breach Highlights Need For Tightened Security Ops
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Configuration change management and better monitoring could have prevented search engine indexing of sensitive financial information.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 10/9/2014
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Heartland CEO On Why Retailers Keep Getting Breached
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Robert Carr, chairman and CEO of Heartland Payment Systems, says lack of end-to-end encryption and tokenization were factors in recent data breaches.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/6/2014
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Backoff, Dairy Queen, UPS & Retail's Growing PoS Security Problem
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Retail brands are trying to pass the buck for data security to banks and franchisees, say some experts.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/27/2014
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Breach of Homeland Security Background Checks Raises Red Flags
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
"We should be burning down the house over this," says a GRC expert.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/25/2014
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Heartbleed Not Only Reason For Health Systems Breach
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Community Health Systems' bad patching practices are nothing compared to its poor encryption, network monitoring, fraud detection, and data segmentation, experts say.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/20/2014
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Community Health Systems Breach Atypical For Chinese Hackers
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Publicly traded healthcare organization's stock goes up as breach notifications go out.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/18/2014
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Google To Factor Security In Search Results
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise MobilityNews
Websites that don't support HTTPS connections may soon be less prominent in Google search results.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 8/7/2014
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Biggest Cache of Stolen Creds Ever Includes 1.2 Billion Unique Logins
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
A Russian crime ring has swiped more than a billion unique username-password combinations, plus a half-million email addresses.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/5/2014
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Researcher Finds Flaws In Key Oracle Security Feature
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Famed security researcher and Oracle database expert David Litchfield next month at Black Hat USA will present details of weaknesses he discovered in a widely touted new security feature in Oracle databases.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 7/2/2014
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Dark Reading Radio: Oracle Database Security Hacked
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingCommentary
Learn about newly found vulnerabilities in a key database security feature tomorrow in the next episode of Dark Reading Radio.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 7/1/2014
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The Only 2 Things Every Developer Needs To Know About Injection
Jeff Williams, CTO, Aspect Security & Contrast SecurityCommentary
There’s no simple solution for preventing injection attacks. There are effective strategies that can stop them in their tracks.
By Jeff Williams CTO, Aspect Security & Contrast Security, 5/22/2014
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CVE-2013-6501
Published: 2015-03-30
The default soap.wsdl_cache_dir setting in (1) php.ini-production and (2) php.ini-development in PHP through 5.6.7 specifies the /tmp directory, which makes it easier for local users to conduct WSDL injection attacks by creating a file under /tmp with a predictable filename that is used by the get_s...

CVE-2014-9652
Published: 2015-03-30
The mconvert function in softmagic.c in file before 5.21, as used in the Fileinfo component in PHP before 5.4.37, 5.5.x before 5.5.21, and 5.6.x before 5.6.5, does not properly handle a certain string-length field during a copy of a truncated version of a Pascal string, which might allow remote atta...

CVE-2014-9653
Published: 2015-03-30
readelf.c in file before 5.22, as used in the Fileinfo component in PHP before 5.4.37, 5.5.x before 5.5.21, and 5.6.x before 5.6.5, does not consider that pread calls sometimes read only a subset of the available data, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (uninitialized memory ...

CVE-2014-9705
Published: 2015-03-30
Heap-based buffer overflow in the enchant_broker_request_dict function in ext/enchant/enchant.c in PHP before 5.4.38, 5.5.x before 5.5.22, and 5.6.x before 5.6.6 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via vectors that trigger creation of multiple dictionaries.

CVE-2014-9709
Published: 2015-03-30
The GetCode_ function in gd_gif_in.c in GD 2.1.1 and earlier, as used in PHP before 5.5.21 and 5.6.x before 5.6.5, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (buffer over-read and application crash) via a crafted GIF image that is improperly handled by the gdImageCreateFromGif function.

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