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Illumio Takes New Cloud, Data Center Security Approach
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek Commentary
Security startup Illumio has launched a granular scheme based on individual workloads, not firewalls or network monitoring.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 10/22/2014
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Shellshock & Why EHRs Need Updating
Michael A.M. Davies, Founder & Chairman, Endeavour PartnersCommentary
Nearly half of all security breaches occur in healthcare, and outdated medical records systems make data more vulnerable. An up-to-date EHR system can help solve security concerns, save money, and improve patient care.
By Michael A.M. Davies Founder & Chairman, Endeavour Partners, 10/22/2014
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Why Outlawing Encryption Is Wrong
Jonathan Feldman, CIO, City of Asheville, NCCommentary
Putting data encryption solely into the hands of government employees won't prevent bad things from happening -- and it might encourage wrongdoing.
By Jonathan Feldman CIO, City of Asheville, NC, 10/22/2014
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White Hat Hackers Fight For Legal Reform
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Security researchers petition to update digital intellectual property and copyright protection laws that limit their work in finding and revealing security bugs.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/21/2014
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Digital Security: Taking an Uncompromising Stand
Mike Fey, Director of Cyber Security for Technologies and Initiatives, Intel Corp
In my last post, I outlined the difference between relying on Indicators of Compromise versus Indicators of Attack for digital security. The emphasis here is not that these indicators are ...
By Mike Fey Director of Cyber Security for Technologies and Initiatives, Intel Corp, 10/21/2014
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Synthetic Identity Fraud A Fast-Growing Category
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Real SSNs tied with fake identities are reaping criminals big profits.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 10/21/2014
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Google Expands 2-Factor Authentication For Chrome, Gmail
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Google issues USB keys for Chrome users to log into Google accounts and any other websites that support FIDO universal two-factor authentication -- but it's no help to mobile users.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/21/2014
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Several Staples Stores Suffer Data Breach
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Attack appears smaller in scope but similar to incidents reported by several other major retailers this year.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/21/2014
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Compliance Is A Start, Not The End
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingCommentaryVideo
Regulatory compliance efforts may help you get a bigger budget and reach a baseline security posture. But "compliant" does not necessarily mean "secure."
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/21/2014
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How To Become A CISO, Part 1
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Think you're ready for the top job? Here's part 1 of a series to help you land that prime chief information security officer position.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/20/2014
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China Accused Of Attacking Apple iCloud
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-LargeCommentary
Media freedom group GreatFire.org claims Apple's iCloud is being subject to a man-in-the-middle attack by China's censorship apparatus.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 10/20/2014
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Nearly Half Of Consumers Will Punish Breached Retailers During Holidays
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Consumers say they'll talk with their wallets if they hear their favorite store has played fast and loose with customer data.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 10/20/2014
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Insider Threats: Breaching The Human Barrier
Christopher Hadnagy, Founder & CEO, Social-Engineer, Inc.Commentary
A company can spend all the money it has on technical solutions to protect the perimeter and still not prevent the attack that comes from within.
By Christopher Hadnagy Founder & CEO, Social-Engineer, Inc., 10/20/2014
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Internet Of Things Will Turn Networks Inside-Out
Patrick Hubbard, Head Geek & Senior Technical Product Marketing Manager, SolarWindsCommentary
If IoT is ever going to work, networks will have to grant access to devices that we'd refuse outright today.
By Patrick Hubbard Head Geek & Senior Technical Product Marketing Manager, SolarWinds, 10/20/2014
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Why You Shouldn't Count On General Liability To Cover Cyber Risk
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Travelers Insurance's legal spat with P.F. Chang's over who'll pay breach costs will likely illustrate why enterprises shouldn't think of their general liability policies as backstops for cyber risk.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 10/20/2014
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Sophisticated Malvertising Campaign Targets US Defense Industry
Brian Prince, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Dubbed Operation DeathClick, the campaign puts a new twist on an old method of infecting users.
By Brian Prince Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 10/17/2014
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Facebook Automates Fight Against Hackers
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.comCommentary
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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In Plain Sight: How Cyber Criminals Exfiltrate Data Via Video
Kaushik Narayan, CTO, Skyhigh NetworksCommentary
Just like Fortune 500 companies, attackers are investing in sophisticated measures that let them fly beneath the radar of conventional security.
By Kaushik Narayan CTO, Skyhigh Networks, 10/17/2014
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Open Source v. Closed Source: What's More Secure?
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingCommentaryVideo
In the wake of Shellshock and Heartbleed, has the glow of open-source application security dimmed?
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/17/2014
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FBI Director Urges New Encryption Legislation
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Encryption algorithms do not acknowledge "lawful access."
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/16/2014
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Published: 2014-10-22
House Arrest in Apple iOS before 8.1 relies on the hardware UID for its encryption key, which makes it easier for physically proximate attackers to obtain sensitive information from a Documents directory by obtaining this UID.

CVE-2014-4449
Published: 2014-10-22
iCloud Data Access in Apple iOS before 8.1 does not verify X.509 certificates from TLS servers, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof servers and obtain sensitive information via a crafted certificate.

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Published: 2014-10-22
The QuickType feature in the Keyboards subsystem in Apple iOS before 8.1 collects typing-prediction data from fields with an off autocomplete attribute, which makes it easier for attackers to discover credentials by reading credential values within unintended DOM input elements.

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Directory traversal vulnerability in functions/suggest.php in Banana Dance B.2.6 and earlier allows remote attackers to include and execute arbitrary local files via a .. (dot dot) in the name parameter in a get_template action.

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functions/suggest.php in Banana Dance B.2.6 and earlier allows remote attackers to read arbitrary database information via a crafted request.

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