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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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Apple Adds 6-Digit Passcodes And A Splash Of 2FA To iOS9
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Unknown devices must be confirmed with verification codes.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 6/11/2015
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Smart Cities, Finance Security Hot Topics At London Technology Week
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
IFSEC, Interop, Black Hat, DarkReading's Crash Course, and over 100 other tech events descend upon London next week.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 6/11/2015
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CVE-2015-0196
Published: 2015-06-29
CRLF injection vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Commerce 6.0 through 6.0.0.11 and 7.0 before 7.0.0.8 Cumulative iFix 2 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary HTTP headers and conduct HTTP response splitting attacks via a crafted URL.

CVE-2015-0545
Published: 2015-06-29
EMC Unisphere for VMAX 8.x before 8.0.3.4 sets up the Java Debugging Wire Protocol (JDWP) service, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors.

CVE-2015-1900
Published: 2015-06-29
IBM InfoSphere DataStage 8.1, 8.5, 8.7, 9.1, and 11.3 through 11.3.1.2 on UNIX allows local users to write to executable files, and consequently obtain root privileges, via unspecified vectors.

CVE-2014-4768
Published: 2015-06-28
IBM Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) on Flex System x880 X6, System x3850 X6, and System x3950 X6 devices allows remote authenticated users to cause an unspecified temporary denial of service by using privileged access to enable a legacy boot mode.

CVE-2014-6198
Published: 2015-06-28
Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in IBM Security Network Protection 5.3 before 5.3.1 allows remote attackers to hijack the authentication of arbitrary users.

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