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Russian Citizen Gets Record 27-Year Sentence for Hacking, Fraud Scheme
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Roman Valeryevich gets 27 years for hacking PoS machines. Meanwhile, spam master Pyotr Levashov's indictment is unsealed.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/21/2017
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Android Geo-Location Spyware Installed By Up To 5 Million Users
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
SMSVova, disguised itself as a system update app and duped between 1 million and 5 million users into downloading it from the Google Play store.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/21/2017
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Machine Learning in Security: 4 Factors to Consider
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Key factors to consider before adding machine learning to your security strategy.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 4/21/2017
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Nigerian Convicted in Passport Wire Fraud and Internet Scam
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A Nigerian man set up a number of U.S. bank accounts with bogus passports over a one year period, in which he managed to steal at least $500,000 through wire fraud and Internet scams.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/21/2017
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The Hidden Dangers of Component Vulnerabilities
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Dangerous flaws in open source components and dependencies lurk within most applications today.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 4/21/2017
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Exploits Targeting Corporate Users Surged Nearly 30% In 2016
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
At same time, number of attacks targeting software vulnerabilities in systems used by consumers declined over 20%, Kaspersky Lab says in new report.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 4/21/2017
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Best Practices for Securing Open Source Code
Mike Pittenger, Vice President, Security Strategy at Black Duck SoftwareCommentary
Attackers see open source components as an obvious target because there's so much information on how to exploit them. These best practices will help keep you safer.
By Mike Pittenger Vice President, Security Strategy at Black Duck Software, 4/21/2017
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6 Times Hollywood Got Security Right
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark Reading
Hollywood has struggled to portray cybersecurity in a realistic and engaging way. Here are films and TV shows where it succeeded.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 4/20/2017
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Kill Chain & the Internet of Things
Ofer Amitai, CEO, PortnoxCommentary
IoT things such as security cameras, smart thermostats and wearables are particularly easy targets for kill chain intruders, but a layered approach to security can help thwart an attack.
By Ofer Amitai CEO, Portnox, 4/20/2017
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Fake Delta Airlines Receipt Packs Malware
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Phishing emails, disguised as receipts from Delta Airlines, trick victims into downloading malware.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/20/2017
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Cutting through the Noise: Is It AI or Pattern Matching?
Jeff Schilling, Chief Security Officer, ArmorCommentary
Many vendors are fudging terms when trying to sell their artificial intelligence security systems. Here's what you need to know when you buy.
By Jeff Schilling Chief Security Officer, Armor, 4/20/2017
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APT Attack Activity Occurs at 'Low, Consistent Hum,' Rapid7 Finds
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Organizations in industries aligned to nation-state interests are main targets of nation-state attack threats, new quarterly threat report shows.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 4/20/2017
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Users Overshare Sensitive Enterprise Data
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Survey finds nearly half of the employees trained to protect sensitive data engage in risky security practices.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 4/20/2017
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3 Tips for Updating an Endpoint Security Strategy
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
How to face the process of navigating new threats, tools, and features to build an effective endpoint security strategy.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 4/19/2017
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Google Won't Trust Symantec and Neither Should You
Mike Baukes, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, UpGuardCommentary
As bad as this controversy is for Symantec, the real damage will befall the company and individual web sites deemed untrustworthy by a Chrome browser on the basis of a rejected Symantec certificate.
By Mike Baukes Co-Founder & Co-CEO, UpGuard, 4/19/2017
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Snowden Says Mass Surveillance Programs 'Are About Power'
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingCommentary
Edward Snowden shared his views of the implications of mass surveillance programs and the government's objective in implementing them.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 4/19/2017
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InterContinental Hotels Group Breach Checks In at 1,200 Locations
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
IHG franchises in its Americas region were hit with a point-of-sale malware breach, affecting 1,200 hotels ranging from its Crowne Plaza to Holiday Inn Express.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/19/2017
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ISC2 Issues White House Cybersecurity Executive Order Recommendations
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The industry trade group calls on President Trump to make workforce development a top priority when he issues the final version of the White House cybersecurity executive order.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/19/2017
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Join Dark Reading for a 4/20 Twitter Chat on AppSec
Dark Reading Staff, Commentary
The @DarkReading team will host a conversation about application security on 4/20 at 2 p.m. ET.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/19/2017
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Cybercriminals Mostly Prefer Skype Messaging
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
But cybercrime gangs worldwide are increasingly using encrypted peer-to-peer chat platforms for their communications outside online underground forums, new study finds.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 4/19/2017
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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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