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Smart Cities' 4 Biggest Security Challenges
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The messiness of politics and the vulnerability of the Internet of Things in one big, unwieldy package.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 7/1/2015
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Android Malware On The Rise
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
By the end of 2015, researchers expect the number of new Android malware strains to hit 2 million.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 7/1/2015
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Clever CryptoWall Spreading Via New Attacks
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Top ransomware doesn't waste time jumping on the latest Flash zero-day, and hops rides on click fraud campaigns, too.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 6/29/2015
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3 Simple Steps For Minimizing Ransomware Exposure
Michelle Drolet, Founder, TowerwallCommentary
If your data is important enough to pay a ransom, why wasn't it important enough to properly backup and protect in the first place?
By Michelle Drolet Founder, Towerwall, 6/26/2015
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Stealthy Fobber Malware Takes Anti-Analysis To New Heights
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Built off the Tinba banking Trojan and distributed through the elusive HanJuan exploit kit, Fobber info-stealer defies researchers with layers upon layers of encryption.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 6/25/2015
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5 Things You Probably Missed In The Verizon DBIR
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
A look at a few of the lesser-noticed but meaty nuggets in the annual Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR).
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 6/25/2015
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FBI: CryptoWall Ransomware Cost US Users $18 Million
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Increasing pace of ransomware innovation likely to keep that number going up.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 6/24/2015
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Why China Wants Your Sensitive Data
Adam Meyers, VP of Intelligence, CrowdStrikeCommentary
Since May 2014, the Chinese government has been amassing a 'Facebook for human intelligence.' Here's what it's doing with the info.
By Adam Meyers VP of Intelligence, CrowdStrike, 6/24/2015
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FitBit, Acer Liquid Leap Fail In Security Fitness
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Transmissions to the cloud are secured with these Internet of Things devices, but wristband-to-phone comms are open to eavesdropping.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 6/22/2015
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US Hosts The Most Botnet Servers
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
More malicious command and control servers are based in the US than anywhere else, and China is home to the most bots.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 6/19/2015
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7 Top Security Quotes From London Technology Week
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Tech events across the city hit on IoT, smart cities, mobility and Legos.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 6/19/2015
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New Apple iOS, OS X Flaws Pose Serious Risk
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Security vulnerabilities could expose passwords for Apple iCloud, email, and bank accounts, and other sensitive information, researchers say.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 6/18/2015
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Cybersecurity Advice From A Former White House CIO
Theresa Payton, Former White House CIO, CEO of Fortalice Solutions, LLCCommentary
Today's playbook demands 'human-centered' user education that assumes people will share passwords, forget them, and do unsafe things to get their jobs done.
By Theresa Payton Former White House CIO, CEO of Fortalice Solutions, LLC, 6/18/2015
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EFF Data Privacy Report Praises Apple, Slams AT&T
Nathan Eddy, Freelance WriterNews
In the Electronic Frontier Foundation's fifth annual report, Apple gets high marks for protecting privacy, while WhatsApp and AT&T land at the bottom.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 6/18/2015
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Smart Cities', IoT's Key Challenges: Security, Lack of Standards
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
London Technology Week: At IFSEC, futurologist Simon Moores asks who's responsible when a smart city crashes.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 6/17/2015
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Time to Focus on Data Integrity
Nate Lesser & Mary Yang, National Institute of Standards and TechnologyCommentary
Information security efforts have historically centered on data theft. But cybercriminals who alter corporate records and personal information can also cause serious harm.
By Nate Lesser & Mary Yang National Institute of Standards and Technology, 6/17/2015
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New Malware Found Hiding Inside Image Files
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Dell SecureWorks CTU researchers say Stegoloader is third example in a year of malware using digital steganography as a detection countermeasure.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 6/16/2015
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Password Manager LastPass Hacked
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
LastPass says user account email addresses, password reminders, server per user salts, and authentication hashes compromised.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/16/2015
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London Tech Week Kicks Off
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Before IFSEC and Interop get underway, tech events are scattered about town in the unlikeliest places.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 6/15/2015
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Lessons Learned From The Ramnit Botnet Takedown
Francisco Fonseca, CEO & Co-founder of AnubisNetworksCommentary
While most organizations won’t find themselves in similar circumstances, there are important takeaways they can apply to any security program.
By Francisco Fonseca CEO & Co-founder of AnubisNetworks, 6/15/2015
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Published: 2015-07-01
Open redirect vulnerability in nokia-mapsplaces.php in the Nokia Maps & Places plugin 1.6.6 for WordPress allows remote attackers to redirect users to arbitrary web sites and conduct phishing attacks via a URL in the href parameter to page/place.html. NOTE: this was originally reported as cross-sit...

Published: 2015-07-01
Absolute path traversal vulnerability in htdocs/libraries/image-editor/image-edit.php in ImpressCMS before 1.3.6 allows remote attackers to delete arbitrary files via a full pathname in the image_path parameter in a cancel action.

Published: 2015-07-01
Heap-based buffer overflow in libwmf allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted BMP image.

Published: 2015-07-01
unattended-upgrades before 0.86.1 does not properly authenticate packages when the (1) force-confold or (2) force-confnew dpkg options are enabled in the DPkg::Options::* apt configuration, which allows remote man-in-the-middle attackers to upload and execute arbitrary packages via unspecified vecto...

Published: 2015-07-01
IBM PowerVC Standard Edition through does not require authentication for access to the Python interpreter with nova credentials, which allows KVM guest OS users to discover certain PowerVC credentials and bypass intended access restrictions via unspecified Python code.

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