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How Attackers Use Machine Learning to Predict BEC Success
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers show how scammers defeat other machines, increase their success rate, and get more money from their targets.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/26/2017
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Adobe's Move to Kill Flash Is Good for Security
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
In recent years, Flash became one of the buggiest widely used apps out there.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 7/26/2017
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FBI Talks Avalanche Botnet Takedown
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
FBI unit chief Tom Grasso explains the takedown of Avalanche and how the agency approaches botnet infrastructures.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/26/2017
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Hacking the Wind
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A security researcher at Black Hat USA shows how wind turbine systems are susceptible to potentially damaging cyberattacks.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 7/26/2017
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The Wild West of Security Post-Secondary Education
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Black Hat researchers will show how inconsistent security schooling is at the university level.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 7/26/2017
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Over 40 interviews streaming live right from Black Hat USA, July 26-27, from 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. Eastern Time (11 - 4 P.T.).
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/26/2017
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Facebook Offers $1 Million for New Security Defenses
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The social media giant has increased the size of its Internet Defense Prize program in order to spur more research into ways to defend users against the more prevalent and common methods of attack.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/26/2017
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Majority of Consumers Believe IoT Needs Security Built In
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Respondents to a global survey say Internet of Things security is a shared responsibility between consumers and manufacturers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/26/2017
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10 Critical Steps to Create a Culture of Cybersecurity
Edward J. McAndrew, Partner & Co-Chair, Privacy & Data Security  Group, Ballard Spahr LLP, Faculty Member of the Compliance, Governance &  Oversight CouncilCommentary
Businesses are more vulnerable than they need to be. Here's what you should do about it.
By Edward J. McAndrew Partner & Co-Chair, Privacy & Data Security Group, Ballard Spahr LLP, Faculty Member of the Compliance, Governance & Oversight Council, 7/26/2017
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Iranian Cyber Espionage Group CopyKittens Successful, But Not Skilled
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Despite being only moderately skilled, CopyKittens has exfiltrated large volumes of data since at least 2013.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 7/25/2017
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How 'Postcript' Exploits Networked Printers
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
At Black Hat 2017, a university researcher will demo how attackers can drill into networked printers by way of the ubiquitous PostScript programming language.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/25/2017
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How Women Can Raise Their Profile within the Cybersecurity Industry
Jodie Nel, Event Organizer, Cyber Security Event SeriesCommentary
Closing the cybersecurity gender gap won't happen overnight, but women can take can take steps to begin leveling the playing field.
By Jodie Nel Event Organizer, Cyber Security Event Series, 7/25/2017
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Using AI to Break Detection Models
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Pitting machine learning bots against one another is the new spy vs. spy battle in cybersecurity today.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 7/25/2017
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Lessons from Verizon: Managing Cloud Security for Partners
Tim Prendergast, Founder & CEO, Evident.io
The recent Verizon breach data exposed by an insecure Amazon S3 bucket highlights the need for enterprises to have visibility into how partners and other stakeholders keep their data secure.
By Tim Prendergast Founder & CEO, Evident.io, 7/25/2017
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Regulators Question Wells Fargo Regarding Data Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Scrutiny a result of a lawyer's unauthorized release of sensitive information on tens of thousands of wealthy Well Fargo customers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/25/2017
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Custom Source Code Accounts for 93% of App Vulnerabilities
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new study finds that third-party libraries account for 79% of the code found in apps, but only 7% of the vulnerabilities found in the software.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/25/2017
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Voter Registration Data from 9 States Available for Sale on Dark Web
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Nearly 10 million voter records sold for just $4 over last few days, according to LookingGlass Cyber Solutions.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 7/24/2017
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Weather.com, Fusion Expose Data Via Google Groups Config Error
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Companies that leaked data accidentally chose the sharing setting "public on the Internet," which enabled anyone on the Web to access all information contained in the messages
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/24/2017
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7 Hardware & Firmware Hacks Highlighted at Black Hat 2017
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Researchers will hammer home potentially devastating attacks, and demo a range of vulnerabilities, techniques and tools.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 7/24/2017
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Majority of Security Pros Let Productivity Trump Security
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A survey found that 64% of IT security professionals will tweak security to give workers more flexibility to be productive when asked to make that move by top executives.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/24/2017
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CVE-2017-0290
Published: 2017-05-09
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 ...

CVE-2016-10369
Published: 2017-05-08
unixsocket.c in lxterminal through 0.3.0 insecurely uses /tmp for a socket file, allowing a local user to cause a denial of service (preventing terminal launch), or possibly have other impact (bypassing terminal access control).

CVE-2016-8202
Published: 2017-05-08
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...

CVE-2016-8209
Published: 2017-05-08
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.

CVE-2017-0890
Published: 2017-05-08
Nextcloud Server before 11.0.3 is vulnerable to an inadequate escaping leading to a XSS vulnerability in the search module. To be exploitable a user has to write or paste malicious content into the search dialogue.

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As cyber attackers become more sophisticated and enterprise defenses become more complex, many enterprises are faced with a complicated question: what is the risk of an IT security breach? This report delivers insight on how today's enterprises evaluate the risks they face. This report also offers a look at security professionals' concerns about a wide variety of threats, including cloud security, mobile security, and the Internet of Things.
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