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Russia Top Source Of Nefarious Internet Traffic
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Honeypot research from F-Secure shows majority of illicit online activity coming from IP addresses in Russia - also where ransomware is a hot commodity.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 2/23/2017
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Survey: Most Attackers Need Less Than 12 Hours To Break In
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
A Nuix study of DEFCON pen testers shows that the usual security controls are of little use against a determined intruder
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 2/23/2017
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Blockchains New Role In The Internet of Things
Mance Harmon, Co-founder & CEO, SwirldsCommentary
With next gen distributed consensus algorithms that combine both security and performance, organizations can defend against DDoS attacks, even those that leverage IoT devices
By Mance Harmon Co-founder & CEO, Swirlds, 2/23/2017
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Google Researchers 'Shatter' SHA-1 Hash
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
'Collision' attack by researchers at CWI Institute and Google underscores need to retire SHA-1.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/23/2017
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Netflix Debuts 'Stethoscope' Open-Source Security Tool
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Entertainment giant offers open-source app for security.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/23/2017
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Road Map To A $200,000 Cybersecurity Job
Todd Thibodeaux, President & CEO, CompTIACommentary
Looking to get ahead in cybersecurity? Here are four areas to keep in mind as you make a five-year career plan.
By Todd Thibodeaux President & CEO, CompTIA, 2/23/2017
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Microsoft Releases Security Updates For Some, Not All, Flaws
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February 21 release addresses Adobe Flash Player bugs for Internet Explorer on Windows 8.1 and Edge for Windows 10.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/23/2017
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Exploit Kit-Based Attacks Decline Dramatically
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
But it's too soon to call this downward trend a permanent shift, experts say.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 2/23/2017
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How to Secure Hyperconverged Infrastructures & Why It Is Different
Liviu Arsene, Senior E-threat Analyst, Bitdefender
The next-generation datacenter requires new security practices, but that doesnt mean everything we learned about datacenter security becomes obsolete.
By Liviu Arsene Senior E-threat Analyst, Bitdefender, 2/23/2017
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End-Of-Life Software Alive And Well On US PCs
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
7.5% of users ran unpatched Windows operating systems in Q4 of 2016, up from 6.1 percent in Q3 of 2016, new study shows.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 2/23/2017
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Fewer Than One-Fourth Of Cybersecurity Job Candidates Are Qualified
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
ISACA report finds that 55% of security jobs take three- to six months to fill, and under 25% of candidates are qualified for the jobs they apply for.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 2/22/2017
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Tunneling Through The "Walls" Of IoT In The Enterprise
Jose Nazario, Director of Security Research at FastlyCommentary
The movie "Die Hard" has a thing or two to teach us about the pitfalls of the Internet of Things.
By Jose Nazario Director of Security Research at Fastly, 2/22/2017
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Why We Need To Reinvent How We Catalogue Malware
Paul Shomo,  Technical Manager Strategic Partnerships, Guidance SoftwareCommentary
One obvious trend: crimeware technologies that come with simple user consoles and functionality to create unique binaries at the click of a button.
By Paul Shomo Technical Manager Strategic Partnerships, Guidance Software, 2/22/2017
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6 Tips for Preventing Laptop Data Theft
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
Experts point to stronger passwords, full-disk encryption, and multi-factor authentication as ways to stop data theft in the event a laptop is lost or stolen.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 2/22/2017
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80% Of Web Applications Contain At Least One Security Bug
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Study by Contrast Security finds an average of 45 vulnerabilities per Web application.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/22/2017
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Yahoo Trims Its Price Tag To Verizon By $350 Million
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Announcement of new deal price from the previous $4.8 billion allays fears of deal cancellation or even bigger price cut.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/22/2017
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Speak Up: Ransomware Attack Uses Voice Recognition
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
New variant of Android ransomware comes with a bizarre twist.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 2/22/2017
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Survey: 14% Of IT Execs Would Pay $500K To Avoid Shaming After A Breach
Razvan Muresan, Razvan Muresan, Security Specialist, Bitdefender
Bitdefender report shows how negative media headlines following an attack can cause financial damage, ruin business forecasts and severely damage reputations.
By Razvan Muresan Razvan Muresan, Security Specialist, Bitdefender, 2/22/2017
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Stolen Health Record Databases Sell For $500,000 In The Deep Web
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Electronic health record databases proving to be some of the most lucrative stolen data sets in cybercrime underground.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 2/21/2017
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Google Shines Light On Corporate Gmail Threats
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekQuick Hits
New data highlights the diversity of security threats putting corporate Gmail inboxes at risk.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 2/21/2017
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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.

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