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New Free Tool Stops Petya Ransomware & Rootkits
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Meanwhile, Locky puts ransomware on the Check Point Top Three Global Malware List for the first time ever.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/20/2016
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Malvertising Trends: Dont Talk Ad Standards Without Ad Security
Kaiying Fu, Community Manager, CloudbricCommentary
How malvertising marries the strengths and weaknesses of the complex digital advertising ecosystem perfectly and what online publishers and security leaders need to do about it.
By Kaiying Fu Community Manager, Cloudbric, 10/19/2016
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4 Ways To Sniff Out A Tech Support Scam
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
Malwarebytes gives a peek at the anatomy of a tech support scam; scammers at one time were selling $25 versions of Malwarebytes software for as much as $1,000.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 10/18/2016
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5 Tips For Keeping Small Businesses Secure
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
In honor of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, a look at that five-step process developed by the BBB and NCSA.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 10/17/2016
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Hacking Voting Systems: A Reality Check
Carson Sweet, Co-Founder & CTO, CloudPassageCommentary
Can democracy be hacked? Yes, but not in the way you might think.
By Carson Sweet Co-Founder & CTO, CloudPassage, 10/17/2016
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Encryption: A Backdoor For One Is A Backdoor For All
Joe Levy, Chief Technology Officer, SophosCommentary
We need legislation that allows law enforcement to find criminals and terrorists without eroding our security and privacy.
By Joe Levy Chief Technology Officer, Sophos, 10/14/2016
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Most Small Businesses Lack Response Plan For Hacks
Rutrell Yasin, Freelance WriterNews
Half of small business owners have experienced malware, phishing, Trojans, hacking, and unauthorized access to customer data, according to Nationwide survey.
By Rutrell Yasin Freelance Writer, 10/13/2016
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IoT Default Passwords: Just Don't Do It
Daniel Riedel, CEO, New ContextCommentary
The rise of the Internet of Things makes the use of default passwords especially perilous. There are better options.
By Daniel Riedel CEO, New Context, 10/13/2016
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Survey Shows Lack Of Preparation For EUs Data Privacy Law
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
More than 80% of companies know little about the 2018 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) -- and 97% have no plans to prepare for it.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/13/2016
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Attack Uses Image Steganography For Stealthy Malware Ops On Instagram
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Endgame details 'Instegogram' and Apple Mac OS X flaw with Instagram images.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/12/2016
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Executable Files, Old Exploit Kits Top Most Effective Attack Methods
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
Researchers for the new 'Hacker's Playbook' analyzed 4 million breach methods from an attacker's point of view to gauge the real risks today to enterprises.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 10/12/2016
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For The Birds: Dark Reading Cartoon Caption Contest Winners
Marilyn Cohodas, Community Editor, Dark ReadingCommentary
Birdwatching-as-a-Service, live tweeting and NESTFLIX. And the winner is ...
By Marilyn Cohodas Community Editor, Dark Reading, 10/8/2016
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FBI Seeking Access To Another Locked iPhone
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Bureau 'in the process of assessing our legal and technical options' to access passcode-locked iPhone of Dahir Adan.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/7/2016
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Data Science & Security: Overcoming The Communication Challenge
Nik Whitfield, Computer Scientist & Security Technology EntrepreneurCommentary
Data scientists face a tricky task -- taking raw data and making it meaningful for both security and business teams. Here's how to bridge the gap.
By Nik Whitfield Computer Scientist & Security Technology Entrepreneur, 10/7/2016
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Attackers Can Use Legit Webcam Sessions To Spy On Mac Users, Researcher Warns
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Method does not exploit any vulnerability, uses legitimate functionality of the Mac OS X, Synacks Wardle says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/6/2016
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Why Its Always Cyber Hunting Season (& What To Do About It)
David Amsler, Founder, Foreground SecurityCommentary
To stop todays most capable and persistent adversaries, security organizations must rely less on tools and more on human analysis.
By David Amsler Founder, Foreground Security, 10/6/2016
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20 Questions To Explore With Security-as-a-Service Providers
Joshua Goldfarb, VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEyeCommentary
This list will help you leverage the niche expertise of security-as-a-service providers, and assess which vendor can best meet your needs
By Joshua Goldfarb VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEye, 10/5/2016
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NIST Study: User 'Security Fatigue' Adding to Online Risk
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
Decision-making overload with passwords, certificates, software updates frustrates users
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 10/4/2016
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5 Ways To Lock Down Your Login
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
New public awareness campaign inspired by the White House calls for users to think more carefully about stronger authentication.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 10/4/2016
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Privacy Shield's Drama Is Far From Over
Peter Merkulov, VP, Product Strategy & Technology AlliancesCommentary
Businesses are working with trading partners to take responsibility for protecting private data in case the US-EU framework fails.
By Peter Merkulov VP, Product Strategy & Technology Alliances, 10/4/2016
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