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Google Shines Light On Corporate Gmail Threats
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekQuick Hits
New data highlights the diversity of security threats putting corporate Gmail inboxes at risk.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 2/21/2017
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Law Enforcement At RSAC: Collaboration Is Key To Online Crime Fighting
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
Agencies and investigators are reaching out across jurisdictions and international borders to vanquish spammers, botnet operators, and worse.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 2/21/2017
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Social Media Impersonators Drive Security Risk
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
A new pool of research digs into the fraudulent social media accounts, a growing threat to individuals and businesses.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 2/21/2017
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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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Preparing Security For Windows 7 End-Of-Life Support
Udi Yavo, Co-founder and CTO of enSiloCommentary
Moving to Microsoft's latest OS may give you flashbacks to when XP support ended.
By Udi Yavo Co-founder and CTO of enSilo, 2/21/2017
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FBI Pursues Three Probes Into Russian Hacking Of US Elections
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Sources say the bureau's offices in Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and Washington are investigating the alleged hack.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/21/2017
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Two More Sentenced In $1.3 Million Spam Email Scheme
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Tomasz Chmielarz and Devin McArthur get two years of probation for involvement in a hacking scheme affecting 60M people.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/21/2017
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Controlling Privileged Access To Prevent Rogue Users In Active Directory
Derek Melber, Technical Evangelist for ManageEngineCommentary
Knowing which of your employees have which privileges is the first step to staying safe.
By Derek Melber Technical Evangelist for ManageEngine, 2/20/2017
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Voice Biometrics Prone To Error, Study Shows
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
New research shows the need for a holistic solution to authentication, not just voice biometrics alone.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 2/20/2017
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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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At Least 70 Organizations Targeted In Sophisticated Cyber Surveillance Operation
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Most of the targets are in Ukraine, though a few have been spotted in Russia and elsewhere, CyberX says
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 2/17/2017
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Yahoo Explains Cookie Forgery Related To Two 2016 Breaches
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Yahoo's recent update on forged cookies is in relation to two, not three, security breaches announced last year.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/17/2017
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Closing The Cybersecurity Skills Gap With STEM
Kyle Martin, Content Coordinator at Florida Polytechnic UniversityCommentary
As a nation, we should be doing more to promote educational programs that prepare today's students for tomorrow's jobs.
By Kyle Martin Content Coordinator at Florida Polytechnic University, 2/17/2017
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After Election Interference, RSA Conference Speakers Ask What Comes Next
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Election-tampering called 'a red line we should not allow anyone to cross.'
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/17/2017
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Man Jailed For Hacking Ex-Employer's Operations
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Louisiana resident Brian Johnson was sentenced to 34 months in prison and ordered to pay more than $1.1 million in damages.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/17/2017
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Florida Man Gets 48 Months For $1.3M Spam Email Scheme
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Timothy Livingston committed identity theft and sent bulk spam emails on behalf of clients, generating $1.3 million in profit.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/17/2017
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NSS Labs Talks Operationalizing Security
Dark Reading Staff, CommentaryVideo
At RSA, NSS Labs CTO Jason Brvenik discusses how to find the gaps in your current web of security products and how to discover what you're not finding.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/17/2017
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Iran Intensifies Its Cyberattack Activity
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Middle East targets namely Saudi Arabia are feeling the brunt of the attacks, but experts anticipate Iran will double down on hacking US targets.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 2/16/2017
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Ransomware Growth Fueled By Russian-Speaking Cybercriminals
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Individuals and groups from Russian-speaking countries responsible for a lot of ransomware activity, Kaspersky Lab says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 2/16/2017
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Recorded Future Talks Threat Intel
Dark Reading Staff, CommentaryVideo
At the RSA Conference, Recorded Future's vice president of intelligence and strategy Levi Gundert and director of advanced collection Andrei Barysevich discuss threat intelligence.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/16/2017
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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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