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Time to Pull an Uber and Disclose your Data Breach Now
Joseph Carson, Chief Security Scientist, ThycoticCommentary
There is never a good time to reveal a cyber attack. But with EU's GDPR looming, the fallout is only going to get harder and more expensive if you wait.
By Joseph Carson Chief Security Scientist, Thycotic, 11/22/2017
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Uber Paid Hackers $100K to Conceal 2016 Data Breach
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The ride-sharing company has confirmed an October 2016 data breach that compromised 57 million accounts.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 11/22/2017
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Intel Firmware Flaws Found
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Another big firmware security issue affecting Intel processors, requires OEM updates.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 11/22/2017
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Samsung Pay Leaks Mobile Device Information
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researcher at Black Hat Europe will show how Samsung Pay's security falls short and ways attackers could potentially bypass it.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 11/22/2017
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New OWASP Top 10 List Includes Three New Web Vulns
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
But dropping cross-site request forgeries from list is a mistake, some analysts say.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 11/21/2017
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A Call for Greater Regulation of Digital Currencies
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A new report calls for international collaboration to create more transparency with virtual currencies and track money used for cybercrime.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 11/21/2017
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Iranian Nation-State Hacker Indicted for HBO Hack, Extortion
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
'Winter is coming,' DoJ official says of overseas hackers such as the alleged HBO hacker who steal intellectual property from the US.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/21/2017
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Half of Americans Unsure of Online Shopping Safety
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Consumers struggle to determine the safety of online shopping websites, putting them at risk for holiday hacking.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/21/2017
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6 Real Black Friday Phishing Lures
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark Reading
As the mega-shopping day approaches, here's a look at six examples of phishing attacks - and ways to avoid taking the bait.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 11/21/2017
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Let's Take a Page from the Credit Card Industry's Playbook
Ryan Stolte, co-founder and CTO at Bay DynamicsCommentary
Internal security departments would do well to follow the processes of major credit cards.
By Ryan Stolte co-founder and CTO at Bay Dynamics, 11/21/2017
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Researcher Finds Hole in Windows ASLR Security Defense
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A security expert found a way to work around Microsoft's Address Space Randomization Layer, which protects the OS from memory-based attacks.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 11/20/2017
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North Korea's Lazarus Group Evolves Tactics, Goes Mobile
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
The group believed to be behind the Sony breach and attacks on the SWIFT network pivots from targeted to mass attacks.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 11/20/2017
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DDoS Attack Attempts Doubled in 6 Months
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Organizations face an average of eight attempts a day, up from an average of four per day at the beginning of this year.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/20/2017
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New Guide for Political Campaign Cybersecurity Debuts
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Cybersecurity Campaign Playbook created by bipartisan Defending Digital Democracy Project (D3P) group provides political campaigns with tips for securing data, accounts.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/20/2017
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3 Ways to Retain Security Operations Staff
Oliver Rochford, Vice President of Security Evangelism at DFLabsCommentary
Finding skilled security analysts is hard enough. Once you do, you'll need to fight to keep them working for you. These tips can help.
By Oliver Rochford Vice President of Security Evangelism at DFLabs, 11/20/2017
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Businesses Can't Tell Good Bots from Bad Bots: Report
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Bots make up more than 75% of total traffic for some businesses, but one in three can't distinguish legitimate bots from malicious ones.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/17/2017
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Mobile Malware Incidents Hit 100% of Businesses
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Attempted malware infections against BYOD and corporate mobile devices are expected to continue to grow, new data shows.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 11/17/2017
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Tips to Protect the DNS from Data Exfiltration
Herv Dhlin, VP of Strategy at EfficientIPCommentary
If hackers break in via the Domain Name System, most business wouldn't know until it's too late. These tips can help you prepare.
By Herv Dhlin VP of Strategy at EfficientIP, 11/17/2017
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IBM, Nonprofits Team Up in New Free DNS Service
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Quad9 blocks malicious sites used in phishing, other nefarious activity.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 11/17/2017
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We're Still Not Ready for GDPR? What is Wrong With Us?
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingCommentary
The canary in the coalmine died 12 years ago, the law went into effect 19 months ago, but many organizations still won't be ready for the new privacy regulations when enforcement begins in May.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 11/17/2017
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CVE-2017-0290
Published: 2017-05-09
NScript in mpengine in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine with Engine Version before 1.1.13704.0, as used in Windows Defender and other products, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (type confusion and application crash) via crafted JavaScript code within ...

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unixsocket.c in lxterminal through 0.3.0 insecurely uses /tmp for a socket file, allowing a local user to cause a denial of service (preventing terminal launch), or possibly have other impact (bypassing terminal access control).

CVE-2016-8202
Published: 2017-05-08
A privilege escalation vulnerability in Brocade Fibre Channel SAN products running Brocade Fabric OS (FOS) releases earlier than v7.4.1d and v8.0.1b could allow an authenticated attacker to elevate the privileges of user accounts accessing the system via command line interface. With affected version...

CVE-2016-8209
Published: 2017-05-08
Improper checks for unusual or exceptional conditions in Brocade NetIron 05.8.00 and later releases up to and including 06.1.00, when the Management Module is continuously scanned on port 22, may allow attackers to cause a denial of service (crash and reload) of the management module.

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Nextcloud Server before 11.0.3 is vulnerable to an inadequate escaping leading to a XSS vulnerability in the search module. To be exploitable a user has to write or paste malicious content into the search dialogue.

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