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Phishing Services Reap Twice The Profit For Attackers
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
Attackers tap the cloud to reduce costs and increase efficiency of their phony and malicious emails, according to a new Imperva study.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 12/8/2016
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How Retailers Can Fight Holiday Season Hackers
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Experts offer tips for locking down retailers point-of-sale systems for the busy holiday shopping season.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 12/8/2016
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Browser Security FAIL
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
New survey report shows businesses are not adopting best security practices for their users' Web activity.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 12/8/2016
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From Carna To Mirai: Recovering From A Lost Opportunity
Bob Rudis & Deral Heiland, Rapid7 Chief Data Scientist & IoT Research LeadCommentary
We had four years to prepare for recent DDoS attacks and failed. How can we learn from our mistakes?
By Bob Rudis & Deral Heiland Rapid7 Chief Data Scientist & IoT Research Lead, 12/8/2016
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Las Vegas, Rust Belt, Hit Hardest By Ransomware
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
New study by Malwarebytes finds that the US has the most ransomware incidents worldwide.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 12/8/2016
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Researchers Find Backdoors, Bugs In Sony, White Box IP Cameras
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
New vulnerabilities discovered by SEC Consult and Cybereason highight increasing IoT threat to enterprises.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 12/7/2016
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Survey Stresses Importance Of Securing The Internet of Things
Malwarebytes Labs, Malwarebytes Labs
If organizations monitor and deploy IoT devices with caution, they can stay ahead of the curve and continue to keep all of their endpoints protected.
By Malwarebytes Labs Malwarebytes Labs, 12/7/2016
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Biometric Technology Is Not A Cure-All For Password Woes
Corey Nachreiner, Chief Technology Officer, WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
No single authentication token is infallible. The only real solution is multifactor authentication.
By Corey Nachreiner Chief Technology Officer, WatchGuard Technologies, 12/7/2016
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Kaspersky Lab: 323,000 New Malware Samples Found Each Day
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Credit it to mass-produced malware and better detection through machine learning.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/7/2016
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Web Gateways: 5 Big Security Challenges
Guy Guzner, CEO and co-founder, FireglassCommentary
Overreliance on Web gateways is putting data, users, customers, organizations, and reputation in harm's way.
By Guy Guzner CEO and co-founder, Fireglass, 12/6/2016
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The 7 Most Sensational Breaches Of 2016
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
The biggest hacks, data exposures, and thefts that left companies and government entities reeling.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 12/6/2016
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Reality Check: Getting Serious About IoT Security
Troy Dearing, Senior Ethical HackerCommentary
The Department of Homeland Security is fully justified in urging security standards for the Internet of Things.
By Troy Dearing Senior Ethical Hacker, 12/5/2016
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MasterCard, Visa Push Gas Pump EMV Migration Deadline To 2020
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Fuel merchants get three extra years to deploy the secure chip-enabled payment infrastructure in their complex environments.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/2/2016
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The Human Firewall: Why People Are Critical To Email Security
Roland Cloutier, Senior VP, Chief Security Officer, ADPCommentary
Technology is just the beginning; employees must be fully on board with security procedures.
By Roland Cloutier Senior VP, Chief Security Officer, ADP, 12/2/2016
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Avalanche Botnet Comes Tumbling Down In Largest-Ever Sinkholing Operation
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
800,000 domains seized, sinkholed, or blocked, and five individuals arrested, in international effort to bring down botnet linked to 17 major malware families.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 12/1/2016
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DMARC Continues To Confound Users, Report Says
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
Almost three-quarters of those who deploy email authentication standard fail to get its full benefits, ValiMail says.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 12/1/2016
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Androids Under Attack: 1 Million Google Accounts Hijacked
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Two separate attack campaigns were discovered targeting Androids - one that roots them and gains access to Google Gmail, Docs, Drive, accounts and another that steals information and intercepts and sends messages.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 11/30/2016
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The Rise Of SecBizOps & Why It Matters
Kevin O'Brien, Co-Founder and CEO, GreatHornCommentary
By aligning security dollars and technology with core business requirements, infosec can become a business enabler, not a business impediment.
By Kevin O'Brien Co-Founder and CEO, GreatHorn, 11/30/2016
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Cybersecurity User Training That Sticks: 3 Steps
Lysa Myers, Security Researcher, ESETCommentary
People are eager for common-sense advice that gives them control over their environment and helps them stay safe online.
By Lysa Myers Security Researcher, ESET, 11/29/2016
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San Francisco Transit Agency Earns Praise For Denying Ransom Request
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Despite being forced to give out free rides all weekend, metropolitan transportation authority declines to pay the ransomware operators who locked down ticketing systems.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 11/28/2016
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The Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) subsystem in the Linux kernel through 4.x mishandles requests for Graphics Execution Manager (GEM) objects, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via an application that processes graphics data, as demonstrated b...

CVE-2015-4948
Published: 2015-10-15
netstat in IBM AIX 5.3, 6.1, and 7.1 and VIOS 2.2.x, when a fibre channel adapter is used, allows local users to gain privileges via unspecified vectors.

CVE-2015-5660
Published: 2015-10-15
Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in eXtplorer before 2.1.8 allows remote attackers to hijack the authentication of arbitrary users for requests that execute PHP code.

CVE-2015-6003
Published: 2015-10-15
Directory traversal vulnerability in QNAP QTS before 4.1.4 build 0910 and 4.2.x before 4.2.0 RC2 build 0910, when AFP is enabled, allows remote attackers to read or write to arbitrary files by leveraging access to an OS X (1) user or (2) guest account.

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