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Growing Open Source Use Heightens Enterprise Security Risks
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Companies often have little clue about the extent of third-party code in the enterprise or the risks it poses, security experts say
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 1/23/2015
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Why Russia Hacks
Mike Walls, Managing Director Security Operations & Analysis, EdgeWaveCommentary
Conventional wisdom holds that Russia hacks primarily for financial gain. But equally credible is the belief that the Russians engage in cyberwarfare to further their geopolitical ambitions.
By Mike Walls Managing Director Security Operations & Analysis, EdgeWave, 1/23/2015
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Diverse White Hat Community Leads To Diverse Vuln Disclosures
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Researchers at Penn State find that courting new bug hunters is just as important as rewarding seasoned ones.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 1/22/2015
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The Internet of Abused Things
Liviu Arsene, Senior E-threat Analyst, Bitdefender
We need to find ways to better secure the Internet of Things, or be prepared to face the consequences.
By Liviu Arsene Senior E-threat Analyst, Bitdefender, 1/22/2015
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NSA Report: How To Defend Against Destructive Malware
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
In the wake of the Sony breach, spy agency's Information Assurance Directorate (IAD) arm provides best practices to mitigate damage of data annihilation attacks.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/22/2015
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What Government Can (And Canít) Do About Cybersecurity
Jeff Williams, CTO, Aspect Security & Contrast SecurityCommentary
In his 2015 State of the Union address, President Obama introduced a number of interesting, if not terribly novel, proposals. Here are six that will have minimal impact.
By Jeff Williams CTO, Aspect Security & Contrast Security, 1/22/2015
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Protect Yourself by Protecting Others
Candace Worley, SVP & GM, Endpoint Security Business, Intel Security
How the consumerization of IT is affecting endpoint security.
By Candace Worley SVP & GM, Endpoint Security Business, Intel Security, 1/22/2015
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President's Plan To Crack Down On Hacking Could Hurt Good Hackers
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Security experts critical of President Obama's new proposed cybersecurity legislation.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 1/21/2015
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Security Budgets Going Up, Thanks To Mega-Breaches
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Sixty percent of organizations have increased their security spending by one-third -- but many security managers still don't think that's enough, Ponemon study finds.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 1/21/2015
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Adobe Investigating New Flash Zero-Day Spotted In Crimeware Kit
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Researcher Kafeine's 0day discovery confirmed by Malwarebytes.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/21/2015
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Facebook Messenger: Classically Bad AppSec
Daniel Riedel, CEO, New ContextCommentary
Facebook offers a textbook example of what the software industry needs to do to put application security in the forefront of software development.
By Daniel Riedel CEO, New Context, 1/21/2015
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Could The Sony Attacks Happen Again? Join The Conversation
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark ReadingCommentary
Check out Dark Reading Radio's interview and live chat with CrowdStrike founder and CEO George Kurtz and Shape Security executive Neal Mueller.
By Tim Wilson Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, 1/21/2015
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Ransomware Leads Surge In 2014 Mobile Malware Onslaught
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Mobile malware increases 75 percent in U.S.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 1/20/2015
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'123456' & 'Password' Are The 2 Most Common Passwords, Again
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
New entrants to the top 25 show that bad password creators are fans of sports, superheroes, dragons, and NSFW numeral combos.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 1/20/2015
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New Technology Detects Cyberattacks By Their Power Consumption
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Startup's "power fingerprinting" approach catches stealthy malware within milliseconds in DOE test.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/20/2015
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Recruit, Reward & Retain Cybersecurity Experts
Carric Dooley, WW VP of Foundstone Services, Intel Security
How to create a better working environment for security professionals.
By Carric Dooley WW VP of Foundstone Services, Intel Security, 1/20/2015
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A Lot of Security Purchases Remain Shelfware
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Companies may be investing more in security, but many are either underutilizing their new purchases or not using them at all, an Osterman Research survey shows.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 1/16/2015
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Security MIA In Car Insurance Dongle
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A researcher finds security holes in Flo the Progressive Girl's Snapshot insurance policy product.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/16/2015
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The Truth About Malvertising
Peter Zavlaris, Analyst, RiskIQCommentary
Malvertising accounts for huge amounts of cyberfraud and identity theft. Yet there is still no consensus on who is responsible for addressing these threats.
By Peter Zavlaris Analyst, RiskIQ, 1/16/2015
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In Wake Of Violence, France Reports Spike In Cyberattacks
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
19,000 French websites have been attacked since Jan. 7.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 1/15/2015
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Published: 2015-01-23
The Pie Register plugin before 2.0.14 for WordPress does not properly restrict access to certain functions in pie-register.php, which allows remote attackers to (1) add a user by uploading a crafted CSV file or (2) activate a user account via a verifyit action.

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Published: 2015-01-23
OpenStack Glance 2014.2.x through 2014.2.1, 2014.1.3, and earlier allows remote authenticated users to bypass the storage quote and cause a denial of service (disk consumption) by deleting an image in the saving state.

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Published: 2015-01-23
oggenc in vorbis-tools 1.4.0 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (divide-by-zero error and crash) via a WAV file with the number of channels set to zero.

CVE-2014-9639
Published: 2015-01-23
Integer overflow in oggenc in vorbis-tools 1.4.0 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a crafted number of channels in a WAV file, which triggers an out-of-bounds memory access.

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oggenc/oggenc.c in vorbis-tools 1.4.0 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read) via a crafted raw file.

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