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DDoS Attack Attempts Doubled in 6 Months
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Organizations face an average of eight attempts a day, up from an average of four per day at the beginning of this year.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/20/2017
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New Guide for Political Campaign Cybersecurity Debuts
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The Cybersecurity Campaign Playbook created by bipartisan Defending Digital Democracy Project (D3P) group provides political campaigns with tips for securing data, accounts.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/20/2017
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3 Ways to Retain Security Operations Staff
Oliver Rochford, Vice President of Security Evangelism at DFLabsCommentary
Finding skilled security analysts is hard enough. Once you do, you'll need to fight to keep them working for you. These tips can help.
By Oliver Rochford Vice President of Security Evangelism at DFLabs, 11/20/2017
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Businesses Can't Tell Good Bots from Bad Bots: Report
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Bots make up more than 75% of total traffic for some businesses, but one in three can't distinguish legitimate bots from malicious ones.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/17/2017
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Mobile Malware Incidents Hit 100% of Businesses
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Attempted malware infections against BYOD and corporate mobile devices are expected to continue to grow, new data shows.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 11/17/2017
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Tips to Protect the DNS from Data Exfiltration
Herv Dhlin, VP of Strategy at EfficientIPCommentary
If hackers break in via the Domain Name System, most business wouldn't know until it's too late. These tips can help you prepare.
By Herv Dhlin VP of Strategy at EfficientIP, 11/17/2017
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IBM, Nonprofits Team Up in New Free DNS Service
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Quad9 blocks malicious sites used in phishing, other nefarious activity.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 11/17/2017
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We're Still Not Ready for GDPR? What is Wrong With Us?
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingCommentary
The canary in the coalmine died 12 years ago, the law went into effect 19 months ago, but many organizations still won't be ready for the new privacy regulations when enforcement begins in May.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 11/17/2017
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Crooks Turn to Delivering Ransomware via RDP
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
In a new twist to an old attack, threats actors are increasingly using the remote access protocol to install ransomware, Sophos says
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 11/16/2017
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Terdot Banking Trojan Spies on Email, Social Media
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Terdot Banking Trojan, inspired by Zeus, can eavesdrop and modify traffic on social media and email in addition to snatching data.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 11/16/2017
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121 Pieces of Malware Flagged on NSA Employee's Home Computer
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Kaspersky Lab's internal investigation found a backdoor Trojan and other malware on the personal computer of the NSA employee who took home agency hacking tools.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 11/16/2017
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Optiv Acquires Decision Lab to Expand Big Data Services
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Deal enhances Optiv's big data, automation, and orchestration efforts.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/16/2017
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Forget APTs: Let's Talk about Advanced Persistent Infrastructure
Curtis Jordan, Lead Security Engineer, TruSTARCommentary
Understanding how bad guys reuse infrastructure will show you the areas of your network to target when investigating new threats and reiteration of old malware.
By Curtis Jordan Lead Security Engineer, TruSTAR, 11/16/2017
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Death of the Tier 1 SOC Analyst
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Say goodbye to the entry-level security operations center (SOC) analyst as we know it.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 11/16/2017
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'Reaper': The Professional Bot Herders Thingbot
David Holmes, World-Wide Security Evangelist, F5
Is it malicious? So far it's hard to tell. For now it's a giant blinking red light in security researchers faces warning us that wed better figure out how to secure the Internet of Things.
By David Holmes World-Wide Security Evangelist, F5, 11/16/2017
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White House Releases New Charter for Using, Disclosing Security Vulnerabilities
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Updated Vulnerability Equities Process provides transparency into how government will handle new vulnerabilities that it discovers in vendor products and services.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 11/15/2017
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Fred Kwong: The Psychology of Being a CISO
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Security Pro File: Fred Kwong learned people skills in the classroom and technical skills on the job. The former psychology major, now CISO at Delta Dental, shares his path to cybersecurity and how he applies his liberal arts background to his current role.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 11/15/2017
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Stealthy Android Malware Found in Google Play
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Eight apps found infected with a new Trojan family that ups the ante in obfuscation with four payload stages.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 11/15/2017
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Who Am I? Best Practices for Next-Gen Authentication
Seth Ruden, Senior Fraud Consultant, ACI WorldwideCommentary
By their very nature, antiquated, static identifiers like Social Security numbers and dates of birth are worse than passwords.
By Seth Ruden Senior Fraud Consultant, ACI Worldwide, 11/15/2017
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Forever 21 Informs Shoppers of Data Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Forever 21 learned an unauthorized actor may have accessed payment card data at certain retail stores.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/15/2017
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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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