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IOTroop Botnet Hits Over a Million Organizations in Under 30 Days
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingQuick Hits
The IoT botnet is expected to spread faster than Mirai.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 10/20/2017
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Veracode: 75% Of Apps Have at Least One Vulnerability on Initial Scan
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
But developers not the only ones to blame, company says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/20/2017
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The Week in Crypto: Bad News for SSH, WPA2, RSA & Privacy
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Between KRACK, ROCA, new threats to SSH keys, and the European Commission's loosey-goosey stance on encryption backdoors, it's been a difficult time for cryptography.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 10/20/2017
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How to Talk to the C-Suite about Malware Trends
Raj Rajamani, VP, Product Management, SentinelOneCommentary
There is no simple answer to the question 'Are we protected against the latest brand-name malware attack?' But there is a smart one.
By Raj Rajamani VP, Product Management, SentinelOne, 10/20/2017
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Overlay Technique from Brazilian Banking Trojans Making Resurgence
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
New analysis says heavy reliance on overlays and manual remote execution of transactions being combined with more advanced features of traditional banking Trojans
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 10/20/2017
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'BoundHook' Technique Enables Attacker Persistence on Windows Systems
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
CyberArk shows how attackers can leverage Intel's MPX technology to burrow deeper into a compromised Windows system.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/19/2017
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10 Social Engineering Attacks Your End Users Need to Know About
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
It's Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Make sure your users are briefed on these 10 attacker techniques that are often overlooked.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 10/19/2017
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IoT Deployment Security Top Concern for Enterprises
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new survey shows that 63% of respondents are worried about the impact of the Internet of Things on corporate security technologies and processes.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/19/2017
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What's Next after the SEC 'Insider Trading' Breach?
David L. Axelrod and Terence M. Grugan, Partner, Ballard SpahrCommentary
Last month's hack of the Securities and Exchange Commission may prove to be the most high-profile corporate gatekeeper attack to date. But it definitely won't be the last.
By David L. Axelrod and Terence M. Grugan Partner, Ballard Spahr, 10/19/2017
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New Locky Ransomware Strain Emerges
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Latest version goes by the .asasin extension and is collecting information on users' computer operating system and IP address.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 10/19/2017
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CISOs: Striving Toward Proactive Security Strategies
Mike Convertino, CISO & VP, Information Security, F5 Networks
A new survey paints a compelling picture of the modern security executive, how they succeed, and how much power they wield.
By Mike Convertino CISO & VP, Information Security, F5 Networks, 10/19/2017
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Malicious Minecraft Apps on Google Android Could Turn Devices into Bots
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
New 'Sockbot' malware has 'highly flexible proxy topology' that might be leveraged for a variety of nefarious purposes.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/18/2017
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Oracle Fixes 20 Remotely Exploitable Java SE Vulns
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Quarterly update for October is the smallest of the year: only 252 flaws to fix! Oracle advises to apply patches 'without delay.'
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/18/2017
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Game Change: Meet the Mach37 Fall Startups
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
CEOs describe how they think their fledgling ventures will revolutionize user training, privacy, identity management and embedded system security.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 10/18/2017
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The Future of Democratic Threats is Digital
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Public policy and technological challenges take center stage as security leaders discuss digital threats to democracy.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 10/18/2017
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'Hacker Door' Backdoor Resurfaces as RAT a Decade Later
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Sophisticated backdoor re-emerges as a RAT more than a decade after its 2004 public release, with updated advanced malicious functionality.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/18/2017
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What's Next After HTTPS: A Fully Encrypted Web?
Guy Podjarny, CEO & Cofounder, SnykCommentary
As the rate of HTTPS adoption grows faster by the day, it's only a matter of time before a majority of websites turn on SSL. Here's why.
By Guy Podjarny CEO & Cofounder, Snyk, 10/18/2017
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Banks Start Broad Use of Blockchain, as JP Morgan, IBM Lead Way
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Two major players announced cross-border payment networks built on blockchain technologies Monday, and more financial services will follow soon, despite opinions about Bitcoin.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 10/17/2017
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Reuters: Microsoft's 2013 Breach Hit Bug Repository, Insiders Say
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Five anonymous former Microsoft employees tell Reuters that Microsoft's database of internally discovered vulnerabilities was compromised in 2013, but Microsoft will not confirm it occurred.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/17/2017
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ATM Machine Malware Sold on Dark Web
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Cybercriminals are advertising ATM malware that's designed to exploit hardware and software vulnerabilities on the cash-dispensing machines.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/17/2017
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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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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...

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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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