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Intruders Pilfered Over 68 Million Passwords In 2012 Dropbox Breach
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
But all passwords were hashed and salted and no evidence they have been misused, company says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/31/2016
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More Than 40% Of Attacks Abuse SSL Encryption
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
New report shows risk of not inspecting encrypted packets.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 8/31/2016
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2016 DDoS Attack Trends By The Numbers
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Some highlights from recent reports on DDoS attack activity.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 8/31/2016
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FTC Warns Travelers About Cybersecurity Risks Of Rental Cars
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
The Federal Trade Commission has recommendations for consumers to protect their personal data when driving rental vehicles.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/31/2016
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St. Jude Says Muddy Waters, MedSec Video Shows Security Feature, Not Flaw
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Feud between St. Jude Medical and Muddy Waters and MedSec continues with the former reiterating safety feature of its implantable devices.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/31/2016
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Florida Man Pleads Guilty To Cell Phone Fraud Involving $1 Million
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Edwin Fana compromised identifying data of victims and used them to conduct thousands of international calls.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/31/2016
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How Not To Pay A Ransom: 3 Tips For Enterprise Security Pros
David Jones, SVP & GM, Information Management and Governance Software, Hewlett Packard EnterpriseCommentary
At the most basic level, organizations must understand their data, the entry points, and who has access. But dont forget to keep your backup systems up to date.
By David Jones SVP & GM, Information Management and Governance Software, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, 8/31/2016
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Cybersecurity Self-Esteem: 4 Things Confident Teams Are Doing
Ben Johnson, Cofounder & Chief Security Strategist, Carbon Black
By increasing our cybersecurity self-esteem, we can truly make a difference in raising our collective cybersecurity resiliency.
By Ben Johnson Cofounder & Chief Security Strategist, Carbon Black, 8/31/2016
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New 'Fantom' Ransomware Poses As Windows Update
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
Fantom malware comes disguised as a legitimate Microsoft Windows update to trick consumers and business users into downloading it.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/30/2016
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Another IoT-Dominated Botnet Rises With Almost 1M Infected Devices
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
BASHLITE malware fuels another DDoS botnet made up primarily of flaw-ridden internet of things devices
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 8/30/2016
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Opera Forces Password Reset For 1.7 Million Users After Server Breach
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Among those browser users affected are those who synced passwords to third-party sites.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/30/2016
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Malware Markets: Exposing The Hype & Filtering The Noise
Jim Walter, Senior SPEAR Researcher, CylanceCommentary
Theres a lot of useful infosec information out there, but cutting through clutter is harder than it should be.
By Jim Walter Senior SPEAR Researcher, Cylance, 8/30/2016
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Meet Some Of The Emerging Israeli Cybersecurity Firms
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Many are borne out of the entrepreneurial spirit of the Israel Defense Force's Cyber Intelligence Unit 8200. Could any other nation keep up?
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/30/2016
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6 Ways To Hack An Election
Eitan Bremler, Co-founder & VP Marketing and Product Management, Safe-TCommentary
Threats to our electoral process can come from outside the country or nefarious insiders. Our country needs to be better prepared.
By Eitan Bremler Co-founder & VP Marketing and Product Management, Safe-T, 8/30/2016
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Malware Found In Iran Petro Plants
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Virus not linked to recent fires in oil and gas facilities across the country, says official.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/30/2016
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US Think Tanks Involved In Russia Research Allegedly Hacked
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Russia-backed DNC hacker COZY BEAR behind these spearphish attacks on individuals and organizations, says CrowdStrike.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/30/2016
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DoD Taps DEF CON Hacker Traits For Cybersecurity Training Program
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Famed capture-the-packet contest technology will become part of DoD training as well.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/29/2016
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Report: Hackers Breach Two State Election Databases, FBI Warns
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
FBI's need-to-know-only advisory doesn't specify, but Yahoo News' sources say it refers to 'suspected foreign hackers' targeting voter registration databases in Arizona and Illinois.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/29/2016
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Hollywood's 7 Dumbest Hacking Depictions
Terry Sweeney, Contributing Editor
Movies and TV shows too often use hacking as a deus ex machina device to resolve an impossible plot, but real hacking takes time, effort and lots of testing.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 8/29/2016
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Russian Hacker Convicted of 38 Counts Related To PoS Hack Scheme
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Sold 2 million credit cards and defrauded banks of $169 million.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/29/2016
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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.

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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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