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Data Theft At ThyssenKrupp Highlights Industrial Espionage Threat
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
German conglomerate confirms it was a victim of a cyberattack in which intellectual property belonging to some of its businesses was stolen.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 12/8/2016
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Law Firms' Security Cross-Examined
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Legal sector earns a respectable score for its cybersecurity posture overall, but a large number of law firms remain weak when it comes to security.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 12/8/2016
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Phishing Services Reap Twice The Profit For Attackers
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
Attackers tap the cloud to reduce costs and increase efficiency of their phony and malicious emails, according to a new Imperva study.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 12/8/2016
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How Retailers Can Fight Holiday Season Hackers
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Experts offer tips for locking down retailers point-of-sale systems for the busy holiday shopping season.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 12/8/2016
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Michigan High School Hosts New Cybersecurity Training Facility
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Pinckney Cyber Training Institute's education will be available to high school and college students as well as professionals.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/8/2016
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Browser Security FAIL
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
New survey report shows businesses are not adopting best security practices for their users' Web activity.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 12/8/2016
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From Carna To Mirai: Recovering From A Lost Opportunity
Bob Rudis & Deral Heiland, Rapid7 Chief Data Scientist & IoT Research LeadCommentary
We had four years to prepare for recent DDoS attacks and failed. How can we learn from our mistakes?
By Bob Rudis & Deral Heiland Rapid7 Chief Data Scientist & IoT Research Lead, 12/8/2016
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Las Vegas, Rust Belt, Hit Hardest By Ransomware
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
New study by Malwarebytes finds that the US has the most ransomware incidents worldwide.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 12/8/2016
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Researchers Find Backdoors, Bugs In Sony, White Box IP Cameras
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
New vulnerabilities discovered by SEC Consult and Cybereason highight increasing IoT threat to enterprises.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 12/7/2016
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Corporations Cite Reputational Damage As Biggest Cyber Risk
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
New data analyzing SEC disclosures found 83% of publicly traded companies worry most about the risk of brand damage via hacks exposing customer or employee information.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 12/7/2016
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Survey Stresses Importance Of Securing The Internet of Things
Malwarebytes Labs, Malwarebytes Labs
If organizations monitor and deploy IoT devices with caution, they can stay ahead of the curve and continue to keep all of their endpoints protected.
By Malwarebytes Labs Malwarebytes Labs, 12/7/2016
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Biometric Technology Is Not A Cure-All For Password Woes
Corey Nachreiner, Chief Technology Officer, WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
No single authentication token is infallible. The only real solution is multifactor authentication.
By Corey Nachreiner Chief Technology Officer, WatchGuard Technologies, 12/7/2016
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Dailymotion Advises Password Change After Possible Data Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Breach not yet confirmed, but LeakedSource says it has compromised IDs of over 87 million Dailymotion users, protected by bcrypt.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/7/2016
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Hacker Of Celeb Emails Goes To Jail For Five Years
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Bahamian Alonzo Knowles was sentenced for illegal access of 130 celebrity email accounts and selling their personal information.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/7/2016
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Kaspersky Lab: 323,000 New Malware Samples Found Each Day
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Credit it to mass-produced malware and better detection through machine learning.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/7/2016
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Most iOS Apps In Enterprises Not Using Apple Encryption Feature
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Despite a January 1, 2017 deadline, not many app vendors have switched on the Apple App Transport Security, according to a study by Appthority.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 12/7/2016
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Pennsylvania State Prosecutor's Office Paid Ransom In 'Avalanche' Ransomware Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Allegheny County state prosecutor's office paid attackers $1,400 in Bitcoin to free its data.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/6/2016
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US Presidential Commission Outlines Key Cybersecurity Actions For Future Administrations
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
Report outlines ways to lock down critical infrastructure as well as IoT - and the urgent need to expand the security workforce by 2020 with 100,000 new jobs.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 12/6/2016
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PoisonTap USB Device Can Hack A Locked PC In A Minute
Matthew Rosenquist, Cybersecurity Strategist for Intel
This is just one example of an emerging technology that enables anyone with physical access to a computers USB port to potentially harvest data and gain access by spoofing an Internet ecosystem.
By Matthew Rosenquist Cybersecurity Strategist for Intel, 12/6/2016
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Derivative Suit Against Home Depot For 2014 Data Breach Dismissed
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Judge says defendants may have been slow to spike up network security, but did not fail to act.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/6/2016
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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.

Dark Reading Strategic Security Report: The Impact of Enterprise Data Breaches
Dark Reading Strategic Security Report: The Impact of Enterprise Data Breaches
Social engineering, ransomware, and other sophisticated exploits are leading to new IT security compromises every day. Dark Reading's 2016 Strategic Security Survey polled 300 IT and security professionals to get information on breach incidents, the fallout they caused, and how recent events are shaping preparations for inevitable attacks in the coming year. Download this report to get a look at data from the survey and to find out what a breach might mean for your organization.
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