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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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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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MasterCard, Visa Push Gas Pump EMV Migration Deadline To 2020
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Fuel merchants get three extra years to deploy the secure chip-enabled payment infrastructure in their complex environments.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/2/2016
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The Human Firewall: Why People Are Critical To Email Security
Roland Cloutier, Senior VP, Chief Security Officer, ADPCommentary
Technology is just the beginning; employees must be fully on board with security procedures.
By Roland Cloutier Senior VP, Chief Security Officer, ADP, 12/2/2016
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Avalanche Botnet Comes Tumbling Down In Largest-Ever Sinkholing Operation
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
800,000 domains seized, sinkholed, or blocked, and five individuals arrested, in international effort to bring down botnet linked to 17 major malware families.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 12/1/2016
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DMARC Continues To Confound Users, Report Says
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
Almost three-quarters of those who deploy email authentication standard fail to get its full benefits, ValiMail says.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 12/1/2016
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Androids Under Attack: 1 Million Google Accounts Hijacked
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Two separate attack campaigns were discovered targeting Androids - one that roots them and gains access to Google Gmail, Docs, Drive, accounts and another that steals information and intercepts and sends messages.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 11/30/2016
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The Rise Of SecBizOps & Why It Matters
Kevin O'Brien, Co-Founder and CEO, GreatHornCommentary
By aligning security dollars and technology with core business requirements, infosec can become a business enabler, not a business impediment.
By Kevin O'Brien Co-Founder and CEO, GreatHorn, 11/30/2016
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Cybersecurity User Training That Sticks: 3 Steps
Lysa Myers, Security Researcher, ESETCommentary
People are eager for common-sense advice that gives them control over their environment and helps them stay safe online.
By Lysa Myers Security Researcher, ESET, 11/29/2016
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San Francisco Transit Agency Earns Praise For Denying Ransom Request
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Despite being forced to give out free rides all weekend, metropolitan transportation authority declines to pay the ransomware operators who locked down ticketing systems.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 11/28/2016
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2016's 7 Worst DDoS Attacks So Far
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Rise of booter and stresser services, mostly run on IoT botnets, is fueling DDoS excitement (but the pros aren't impressed).
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 11/28/2016
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Q&A: SonicWall CEO Talks Rise Of Ransomware, IoT
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
Bill Conner discusses security risks at top of mind as the newly appointed leader of SonicWall, a company becoming independent for the second time.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 11/28/2016
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Petition Forces Parliament To Reconsider Surveillance Bill
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
100,000 signatures require MPs to consider debating Snoopers' Charter again.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/28/2016
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Time For Security & Privacy To Come Out Of Their Silos
Mark Williams, SANS InstructorCommentary
By working separately, these two teams aren't operating as efficiently as they could and are missing huge opportunities.
By Mark Williams SANS Instructor, 11/28/2016
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WindTalker Attack Finds New Vulnerabilities in Wi-Fi Networks
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
White hat researchers show how hackers read keystrokes to potentially compromise cellphone and tablet users on public Wi-Fi and home networks.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 11/21/2016
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Balancing The Risk & Promise Of The Internet Of Things
Daniel Miessler, Director of Advisory Services, IOActiveCommentary
You can't defend against something you don't understand. So make sure you consider IoT's risks before embracing its functionality.
By Daniel Miessler Director of Advisory Services, IOActive, 11/21/2016
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5 Ways Retailers Can Stay Safe Over the Holidays
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
E-commerce experts offer tips for locking down systems as the busy holiday season approaches.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 11/21/2016
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Ransomware Surveys Fill In Scope, Scale of Extortion Epidemic
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
Half of all surveyed organizations have been hit with ransomware campaigns in the last year, many more than once
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 11/21/2016
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Cyber Monday, Consumers & The Bottom Line Of A Data Breach
Tony Buffomante, KPMG, U.S. Cyber Security Services LeaderCommentary
Yes retailers can achieve ROI for their investments in cybersecurity during the upcoming holiday season - and for the rest of the year, too! Heres how.
By Tony Buffomante KPMG, U.S. Cyber Security Services Leader, 11/18/2016
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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.

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