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FTC: It Takes Criminals Just 9 Minutes to Use Stolen Consumer Info
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Federal Trade Commission experiment lured hackers to learn about how they use stolen consumer information.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/26/2017
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Elections, Deceptions & Political Breaches
John Bambenek , Senior Threat Researcher, Fidelis CybersecurityCommentary
Political hacks have many lessons for the business world.
By John Bambenek Senior Threat Researcher, Fidelis Cybersecurity, 5/26/2017
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8 Most Overlooked Security Threats
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark Reading
Businesses know the obvious security threats to watch for, but some of the biggest dangers may not at top-of-mind.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 5/26/2017
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WannaCry Ransom Notes Penned by Chinese-Speaking Authors, Analysis Shows
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
But a Chinese-language link doesn't shoot down theories of the North Korean Lazarus Group's involvement in the ransomware worm attacks, say language experts at Flashpoint.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 5/25/2017
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WannaCry Gives Consumers a First Look into Ransomware
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Although ransomware has been around for two years, it took the fast-moving and expansive WannaCry to provide a majority of consumers their first glimpse, according to a study released today.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/25/2017
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WannaCry: The North Korea Debate
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Researchers split over whether an infamous North Korean hacking group, an affiliate, or another attacker altogether, is behind the epic ransomware worm.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 5/24/2017
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Going Beyond Checkbox Security
Emily Johnson, Digital Content Editor, InformationWeekCommentaryVideo
Terry Barbounis, cybersecurity evangelist for CenturyLink, stops by the InformationWeek News Desk.
By Emily Johnson Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek, 5/24/2017
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Data Security & Privacy: The Risks of Not Playing by the Rules
Peter Merkulov, VP, Product Strategy & Technology AlliancesCommentary
Achieving compliance is a complex and challenging process. But with the right systems and policies, you can stay ahead of the next data breach and the regulators.
By Peter Merkulov VP, Product Strategy & Technology Alliances, 5/24/2017
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4 Reasons the Vulnerability Disclosure Process Stalls
Lawrence Munro, Worldwide Vice President of SpiderLabs at TrustwaveCommentary
The relationship between manufacturers and researchers is often strained. Here's why, along with some resources to help.
By Lawrence Munro Worldwide Vice President of SpiderLabs at Trustwave, 5/24/2017
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Credential-Stuffing Threat Intensifies Amid Password Reuse
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Employees who reuse logins on multiple websites drive the impact of third-party breaches as hackers use credential stuffing to compromise more accounts.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 5/23/2017
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9 Ways Organizations Sabotage Their Own Security: Lessons from the Verizon DBIR
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark Reading
Mistakes and missteps plague enterprise security. The Verizon 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) offers nuggets on what organizations must stop doing now.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 5/23/2017
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Staying a Step Ahead of Internet Attacks
Markus Jakobsson, Chief Scientist at AgariCommentary
There's no getting around the fact that targeted attacks - like phishing - will happen. But you can figure out the type of attack to expect next.
By Markus Jakobsson Chief Scientist at Agari, 5/23/2017
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With Billions Spent on Cybersecurity, Why Are Problems Getting Worse?
Grant Elliott, CEO and Co-Founder of OstendioCommentary
Technology alone won't keep you safe. Fully engaged employees should be your first line of defense.
By Grant Elliott CEO and Co-Founder of Ostendio, 5/23/2017
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WannaCry Hit Windows 7 Machines Most
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
More than 95% of all of the infected machines were running Windows 7, according to Kaspersky Lab data.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 5/22/2017
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Emerging Threats to Add to Your Security Radar Screen
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The cybersecurity threat landscape is poised to grow in size and complexity - what to look out for.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 5/22/2017
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Researcher Creates Tool to Unlock WannaCry-Infected Windows XP Files
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A security researcher appears to have discovered a flaw in WannaCry that may provide Windows XP victims of the attack with a way to unlock their files.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/19/2017
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Ransomware Rocks Endpoint Security Concerns
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Meanwhile, threat detection technologies are evolving that can help security teams spot incidents more efficiently.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 5/19/2017
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Deconstructing the 2016 Yahoo Security Breach
Jacob Olcott, VP, Strategic Partnerships, BitSightCommentary
One good thing about disasters is that we can learn from them and avoid repeating the same mistakes. Here are five lessons that the Yahoo breach should have taught us.
By Jacob Olcott VP, Strategic Partnerships, BitSight, 5/19/2017
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Don't Forget Basic Security Measures, Experts Say
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Some security leaders argue there is little point in worrying about emerging threats when businesses can't defend against today's attacks.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 5/18/2017
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All Generations, All Risks, All Contained: A How-To Guide
Stan Black, CSO, CitrixCommentary
Organizations must have a security plan that considers all of their employees.
By Stan Black CSO, Citrix, 5/18/2017
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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.

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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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