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7 Ways To Charm Users Out of Their Passwords
Terry Sweeney,
While the incentives have changed over time, it still takes remarkably little to get users to give up their passwords.
By Terry Sweeney , 7/27/2016
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Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Live from Las Vegas: 40 video interviews with Black Hat USA conference speakers and sponsors. Wednesday Aug. 3, Thursday Aug, 4, 2 p.m. - 6:10 p.m. ET.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 7/27/2016
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The Internet Of Tiny Things: What Lurks Inside
Dan Cuddeford, Director of Sales Engineering, WanderaCommentary
Hackers can now use a tiny $2 embedded chip -- at scale -- to launch thousands of infected 'things' out into the ether to capture data and soften consumers up for an attack.
By Dan Cuddeford Director of Sales Engineering, Wandera, 7/27/2016
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Vixie’s Farsight Rolls Out Its First Enterprise DNS Security Service
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
DNS expert aims for proactive protection, defense of organizations' online domains.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 7/27/2016
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Russia Rejects DNC Breach Allegations As 'Old Trick'
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Kremlin dubs US charges of its involvement in hack of Democratic National Committee email system as mere attempts to exploit Russia during US election season.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/27/2016
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Kimpton Hotel Chain Investigating Possible Payment Card Breach
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Around 24 properties of Kimpton Hotels across US likely affected.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/27/2016
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Cybersecurity Skills Shortage Puts Organizations At Risk, Study Shows
Emily Johnson, Associate Editor, UBM AmericasNews
The oft-discussed and lamented cybersecurity skills gap isn’t just a hiring issue, it’s putting your organization at risk, Intel Security-CSIS study finds.
By Emily Johnson Associate Editor, UBM Americas, 7/27/2016
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Obama Issues Federal Government Policy For Cyberattack Response
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
New Presidential Policy Directive, PPD-41, solidifies just how key federal agencies coordinate, respond to cyberattacks on federal and private networks.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 7/26/2016
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In Security, Know That You Know Nothing
Michael Sutton, Chief Information Security Office, ZscalerCommentary
Only when security professionals become aware of what they don’t know, can they start asking the right questions and implementing the right security controls.
By Michael Sutton Chief Information Security Office, Zscaler, 7/26/2016
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Russia Likely Behind DNC Breach, Says FBI
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Motive behind DNC hack and leak is possibly to tilt election in favor of Trump, say US officials.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/26/2016
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Report Finds Healthcare Most Targeted By Ransomware
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Top ransomware variant Cryptowall accounts for almost 94% of all detected attacks, says Solutionary.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/26/2016
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Security Holes Exposed In Smart Lighting System
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
Sylvania Osram Lightify vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to turn out the lights or ultimately infiltrate the corporate network.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 7/26/2016
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'MouseJack' Researchers Uncover Major Wireless Keyboard Vulnerability
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
KeySniffer attack shows two-thirds of low-cost wireless keyboards prone to keystroke capture and malicious keystroke injection.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 7/26/2016
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SentinelOne Offers $1 Million Guarantee To Stop Ransomware
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Jeremiah Grossman continues his crusade to make security vendors take responsibility for their own gear.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 7/26/2016
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New Portal Offers Decryption Tools For Some Ransomware Victims
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Nomoreransom.org, a joint initiative between Europol, the Dutch National Police, Kaspersky Lab and Intel Security, offers help in getting encrypted data back.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 7/25/2016
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10 Hottest Talks at Black Hat USA 2016
Sean Martin, CISSP | President, imsmartin
The impressive roll call of speakers offers a prime opportunity to learn from the very best of the information security world.
By Sean Martin CISSP | President, imsmartin, 7/25/2016
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Edward Snowden Designs Anti-Spying Smartphone Device
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
'Introspection engine' will reportedly protect journalists, others, from revealing locations through unauthorized radio signals.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/25/2016
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Three Arrested For Cell Phone Hacking Scam
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Defendants accused of using stolen phone details to make international calls charged to victims’ accounts.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/25/2016
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Building Black Hat: Locking Down One Of The World’s Biggest Security Conferences
Aamir Lakhani, Senior Security Strategist & Hacker, Fortinet, FortiGuard Advanced LabsCommentary
For security pros, being asked to help secure Black Hat is like being asked to play on the Olympic basketball team.
By Aamir Lakhani Senior Security Strategist & Hacker, Fortinet, FortiGuard Advanced Labs, 7/25/2016
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How Jihadists Operate Online And Under The Radar: Report
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Secure browsers, VPNs, protected email apps, and mobile security apps are just tip of iceberg, Flashpoint report shows.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 7/22/2016
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The cybersecurity profession struggles to retain women (figures range from 10 to 20 percent). It's particularly worrisome for an industry with a rapidly growing number of vacant positions.

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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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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
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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.

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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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