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Hacking Hackers: Taking Matters Into Private Hands
Becca Lipman, Senior EditorNews
Private groups are fighting back against foreign sources of malware and credit fraud. But methodologies put these digital crusaders and their employers at serious legal risk.
By Becca Lipman Senior Editor, 9/23/2014
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5 Ways To Think Outside The PCI Checkbox
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
New PCI Council GM plans to help organizations move their practices beyond compliance mentality into risk-based security.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 9/19/2014
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Apple CEO: We Don't Covet Your Data
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-LargeCommentary
Apple CEO Tim Cook highlights the company's commitment to privacy in an open letter.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 9/18/2014
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Google Backs New Effort To Simplify Security
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
New organization Simply Secure aims to promote and shape more user-friendly security and privacy technologies on the Internet.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 9/18/2014
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Facebook Explains iOS 8 App Privacy Changes
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.comCommentary
Despite tweaks to a privacy setting in iOS 8, Facebook says it's not tracking you any more than it already has been.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 9/18/2014
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7 Reasons To Love Passwords
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Passwords are often ridiculed, but there are some reasons they should be your nearest and dearest authentication factor.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 9/17/2014
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Data Privacy Etiquette: It's Not Just For Kids
Lysa Myers, Security Researcher, ESETCommentary
Children are the innocent victims of the worst effects of social media. That’s why it’s vital for adults to establish privacy values that are safe for them -- and the rest of us.
By Lysa Myers Security Researcher, ESET, 9/17/2014
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DR Radio: A Grown-Up Conversation About Passwords
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingCommentary
Cormac Herley of Microsoft Research will challenge everything you think you know about password management.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 9/16/2014
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In Defense Of Passwords
Corey Nachreiner, Director, Security Strategy & Research, WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
Long live the password (as long as you use it correctly along with something else).
By Corey Nachreiner Director, Security Strategy & Research, WatchGuard Technologies, 9/16/2014
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Mining WiFi Data: Retail Privacy Pitfalls
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeekCommentary
WiFi data mining starts with anonymous tracking, but it can lead to personal details in social profiles. Interop New York session explores opportunities and limits for retailers.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 9/15/2014
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Why Email Is Worth Saving
Daniel Ingevaldson, CTO, Easy SolutionsCommentary
What if an Internet-scale, federated policy, authentication, and enforcement framework for trusted email delivery were available? It is.
By Daniel Ingevaldson CTO, Easy Solutions, 9/12/2014
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Privacy, Security & The Geography Of Data Protection
Malte Pollmann, CEO, UtimacoCommentary
Data generation is global, so why do different parts of the world react differently to the same threat of security breaches and backdoors?
By Malte Pollmann CEO, Utimaco, 9/11/2014
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Startup Uncovers Flaws In Mobile Apps, Launches New Security Service
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Wandera says only one of seven US employees is given any guidance on mobile security by the employer.
By Tim Wilson Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, 9/11/2014
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Apple Pay Ups Payment Security But PoS Threats Remain
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Apple's new contactless payment tech will not stop point-of-sale breaches like Home Depot and UPS, but it could make those breaches less valuable to attackers.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 9/10/2014
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Poll: Significant Insecurity About Internet of Things
Marilyn Cohodas, Community Editor, Dark ReadingCommentary
Fewer than one percent of more than 800 Dark Reading community members are ready for the fast approaching security onslaught of the IoT.
By Marilyn Cohodas Community Editor, Dark Reading, 9/5/2014
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4 Hurdles To Securing The Internet Of Things
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Why locking down even the tiniest embedded device is a tall order.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 9/4/2014
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Celeb Hack: Is Apple Telling All It Knows?
Dave Kearns, Analyst, Kuppinger-ColeCommentary
Did Apple have a system-wide data breach? No. Was it complicit through an appalling security lapse by not defending against brute force attacks? You’re darn tootin'!
By Dave Kearns Analyst, Kuppinger-Cole, 9/3/2014
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How I Hacked My Home, IoT Style
David Jacoby, Sr. Security Researcher, Kaspersky LabCommentary
It didn’t take long to find a score of vulnerabilities in my home entertainment, gaming, and network storage systems.
By David Jacoby Sr. Security Researcher, Kaspersky Lab, 8/27/2014
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Cyberspies Target Chinese Ethnic Group
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Academic researchers study phishing emails targeting the World Uyghur Congress (WUC), which represents the Uyghur ethnic group residing in China and in exile.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/13/2014
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UK Reconsidering Biometrics
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Parliament is looking for answers about biometrics' privacy, security, future uses, and whether or not legislation is ready for what comes next.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/12/2014
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3 Places to Enable 2-Factor Authentication Now
Two-factor authentication is a ubiquitous, mature technology. Whether or not you use it for your network, here are three external services for which you should immediately enable it.
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CVE-2012-5619
Published: 2014-09-29
The Sleuth Kit (TSK) 4.0.1 does not properly handle "." (dotfile) file system entries in FAT file systems and other file systems for which . is not a reserved name, which allows local users to hide activities it more difficult to conduct forensics activities, as demonstrated by Flame.

CVE-2012-5621
Published: 2014-09-29
lib/engine/components/opal/opal-call.cpp in ekiga before 4.0.0 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via an OPAL connection with a party name that contains invalid UTF-8 strings.

CVE-2012-6107
Published: 2014-09-29
Apache Axis2/C does not verify that the server hostname matches a domain name in the subject's Common Name (CN) or subjectAltName field of the X.509 certificate, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof SSL servers via an arbitrary valid certificate.

CVE-2012-6110
Published: 2014-09-29
bcron-exec in bcron before 0.10 does not close file descriptors associated with temporary files when running a cron job, which allows local users to modify job files and send spam messages by accessing an open file descriptor.

CVE-2013-1874
Published: 2014-09-29
Untrusted search path vulnerability in csi in Chicken before 4.8.2 allows local users to execute arbitrary code via a Trojan horse .csirc in the current working directory.

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