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Corporations Cite Reputational Damage As Biggest Cyber Risk
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
New data analyzing SEC disclosures found 83% of publicly traded companies worry most about the risk of brand damage via hacks exposing customer or employee information.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 12/7/2016
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Survey Stresses Importance Of Securing The Internet of Things
Malwarebytes Labs, Malwarebytes Labs
If organizations monitor and deploy IoT devices with caution, they can stay ahead of the curve and continue to keep all of their endpoints protected.
By Malwarebytes Labs Malwarebytes Labs, 12/7/2016
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Biometric Technology Is Not A Cure-All For Password Woes
Corey Nachreiner, Chief Technology Officer, WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
No single authentication token is infallible. The only real solution is multifactor authentication.
By Corey Nachreiner Chief Technology Officer, WatchGuard Technologies, 12/7/2016
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Dailymotion Advises Password Change After Possible Data Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Breach not yet confirmed, but LeakedSource says it has compromised IDs of over 87 million Dailymotion users, protected by bcrypt.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/7/2016
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Hacker Of Celeb Emails Goes To Jail For Five Years
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Bahamian Alonzo Knowles was sentenced for illegal access of 130 celebrity email accounts and selling their personal information.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/7/2016
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Kaspersky Lab: 323,000 New Malware Samples Found Each Day
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Credit it to mass-produced malware and better detection through machine learning.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/7/2016
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Most iOS Apps In Enterprises Not Using Apple Encryption Feature
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Despite a January 1, 2017 deadline, not many app vendors have switched on the Apple App Transport Security, according to a study by Appthority.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 12/7/2016
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Pennsylvania State Prosecutor's Office Paid Ransom In 'Avalanche' Ransomware Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Allegheny County state prosecutor's office paid attackers $1,400 in Bitcoin to free its data.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/6/2016
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US Presidential Commission Outlines Key Cybersecurity Actions For Future Administrations
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
Report outlines ways to lock down critical infrastructure as well as IoT - and the urgent need to expand the security workforce by 2020 with 100,000 new jobs.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 12/6/2016
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PoisonTap USB Device Can Hack A Locked PC In A Minute
Matthew Rosenquist, Cybersecurity Strategist for Intel
This is just one example of an emerging technology that enables anyone with physical access to a computers USB port to potentially harvest data and gain access by spoofing an Internet ecosystem.
By Matthew Rosenquist Cybersecurity Strategist for Intel, 12/6/2016
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Derivative Suit Against Home Depot For 2014 Data Breach Dismissed
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Judge says defendants may have been slow to spike up network security, but did not fail to act.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/6/2016
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Web Gateways: 5 Big Security Challenges
Guy Guzner, CEO and co-founder, FireglassCommentary
Overreliance on Web gateways is putting data, users, customers, organizations, and reputation in harm's way.
By Guy Guzner CEO and co-founder, Fireglass, 12/6/2016
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The 7 Most Sensational Breaches Of 2016
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
The biggest hacks, data exposures, and thefts that left companies and government entities reeling.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 12/6/2016
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Adobe Flash Flaws Dominate Exploit Kits In 2016
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The top 10 vulnerabilities this year were mostly Adobe Flash, followed by Internet Explorer, according to a Recorded Future study.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 12/6/2016
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Cybersecurity Readiness Confidence Declined In 2016
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
New report querying security pros shows increase in worry about risks with mobile and cloud environments.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 12/5/2016
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Protect Your Company From Hackable Holiday Gifts
Jonathan Anderson, Chief Technology Officer of IoT Security, Intel Security
This holiday season promises to be full of devices, apps, and connectivity. Planning and executing appropriate security precautions now will save your business from a serious breach later.
By Jonathan Anderson Chief Technology Officer of IoT Security, Intel Security, 12/5/2016
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Hackers Steal $31 Million From Russia's Central Bank
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Bank says cybercriminals faked client credentials to break into accounts and attempted to steal 5 billion rubles.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/5/2016
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Software Salesman Pleads Guilty To PoS Scam
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Washington's John Yin allegedly sold point-of-sale systems with revenue suppression software, incurring government monetary loss of $3.4 million.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/5/2016
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Avalanche Cybercrime Platform Takedown Leaves A Lot To Clean Up
Bogdan Botezatu, Senior E-threat Analyst, Bitdefender
Help us wipe out the remaining bots and put an end to Avalanche once and for all.
By Bogdan Botezatu Senior E-threat Analyst, Bitdefender, 12/5/2016
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Reality Check: Getting Serious About IoT Security
Troy Dearing, Senior Ethical HackerCommentary
The Department of Homeland Security is fully justified in urging security standards for the Internet of Things.
By Troy Dearing Senior Ethical Hacker, 12/5/2016
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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.

Dark Reading Strategic Security Report: The Impact of Enterprise Data Breaches
Dark Reading Strategic Security Report: The Impact of Enterprise Data Breaches
Social engineering, ransomware, and other sophisticated exploits are leading to new IT security compromises every day. Dark Reading's 2016 Strategic Security Survey polled 300 IT and security professionals to get information on breach incidents, the fallout they caused, and how recent events are shaping preparations for inevitable attacks in the coming year. Download this report to get a look at data from the survey and to find out what a breach might mean for your organization.
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