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Understanding The Basics Of Two-Factor Authentication
Malwarebytes Labs, Malwarebytes Labs
With data breaches resulting in leaked passwords occurring almost daily, two-factor authentication has become an essential tool in the security toolkit.
By Malwarebytes Labs Malwarebytes Labs, 1/16/2017
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Ransomware: How A Security Inconvenience Became The Industry's Most-Feared Vulnerability
Gur Shatz, CTO and co-founder, Cato NetworksCommentary
There are all sorts of ways to curb ransomware, so why has it spread so successfully?
By Gur Shatz CTO and co-founder, Cato Networks, 1/16/2017
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WhatsApp Denies It Has Backdoor For Decrypting Messages
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Backdoor is really a feature for ensuring messages are not lost in certain situations, company claims.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 1/13/2017
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10 Cocktail Party Security Tips From The Experts
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Security pros offer basic advice to help average users ward off the bad guys.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 1/13/2017
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The Sorry State Of Cybersecurity Awareness Training
Tom DeSot, Chief Information Officer of Digital DefenseCommentary
Rules aren't really rules if breaking them has no consequences.
By Tom DeSot Chief Information Officer of Digital Defense, 1/13/2017
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Phone Hacking Firm Hacked, 900 GB Data Stolen
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Attackers compromised customer account details and other data from Israeli mobile hacking firm Cellebrite, which may sell technology to Russia, the UAE, and Turkey.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/13/2017
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Giuliani To Coordinate Between Govt., Private Sector On Cybersecurity
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Former New York City mayor believes private industry has the answer to cybersecurity matters, which the government wants to explore.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/13/2017
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Shadow Brokers Calls It Quits After Failing To Get Buyers For NSA Exploits
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
But group says it is still willing to dump its collection of Linux and Windows tools if it gets 10,000 bitcoins.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 1/12/2017
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Ex-US National Security Official Clarke: Regulation Key To Protecting ICS/SCADA From Cyberattacks
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Richard Clarke proposes a Y2K-style approach to beefing up security for critical infrastructure.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/12/2017
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Free IoT Vulnerability Scanner Hunts Enterprise Threats
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekQuick Hits
A free IoT scanner from BeyondTrust looks for at-risk devices so organizations can pinpoint and address vulnerabilities.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/12/2017
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Crowdsourcing 20 Answers To Security Ops & IR Questions
Joshua Goldfarb, VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEyeCommentary
Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know. Why it pays to take a hard look at our own incident response functions and operations.
By Joshua Goldfarb VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEye, 1/12/2017
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GCHQ Ties Up With Startups For UK Cybersecurity
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
GCHQ Cyber Accelerator officially launched with seven startups, which will work closely with the UK intelligence agency.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/12/2017
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EU Dissatisfied With US Clarification On Yahoo Secret Email Scan
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Justice Chief Vera Jourova expects detailed explanations and transparency from the EU's Privacy Shield partner.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/12/2017
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Cardiac Implant Flaw Patched, But Holes Remain
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A new chapter opens in the controversy surrounding security vulnerabilities disclosed in St. Jude Medical's cardiac implant devices.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/11/2017
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Operational Security Best Practices For Social Media
Malwarebytes Labs, Malwarebytes Labs
Building a firm, clear policy on disclosures online can provide a flexible, adaptive response that will protect proprietary data from winding up in a public leak.
By Malwarebytes Labs Malwarebytes Labs, 1/11/2017
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Credit Freeze: The New Normal In Data Breach Protection?
Lysa Myers, Security Researcher, ESETCommentary
In era of rampant identity theft, consumers should be offered the protection of a credit freeze by default, instead of a nuisance fee each time a freeze is placed or removed.
By Lysa Myers Security Researcher, ESET, 1/11/2017
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IoT, Foreign Actors, Insider Threats Shape 2017 Risk Management
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
A new report aims to inform risk management decisions for 2017 by identifying potential security threats and their anticipated effect on businesses.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/11/2017
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Ransomware Rising On The Plant Floor
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Cybercriminals are successfully reaching ICS/SCADA networks with their ransomware, including energy firms and manufacturing plants.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/11/2017
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The 3 C's Of Security Awareness
Lance Spitzner, Director, SANS Institute Securing The Human Security Awareness ProgramCommentary
Explaining the technical part of security comes easy for many of us. But the soft skills needed to change behavior are often sadly missing.
By Lance Spitzner Director, SANS Institute Securing The Human Security Awareness Program, 1/11/2017
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FBI Chief: Russian Hackers Exploited Outdated RNC Server, But Not Trump Campaign
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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...

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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.

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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.

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