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What The WADA Hack Proves About Today's Threat Landscape
Gary Newe, Director of Systems Engineering, F5 NetworksCommentary
Fancy Bear's initial release of data on four top American athletes reminds us all to reassess our risks.
By Gary Newe , 9/26/2016
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Adware Campaign Using Advanced Nation-State Obfuscation Techniques
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
New report from Carbon Black shows adware may be spreading ransomware, using similar tactics as Operation Aurora.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 9/26/2016
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7 New Rules For IoT Safety & Vuln Disclosure
Lysa Myers, Security Researcher, ESETCommentary
In the Internet of Things, even the lowliest smart device can be used for a malicious purpose. Manufacturers take heed!
By Lysa Myers Security Researcher, ESET, 9/24/2016
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Biometric Skimmers Pose Emerging Threat To ATMs
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Even as financial institutions move to shore up ATM security with biometric mechanisms, cybercrooks are busy figuring out ways to beat them.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 9/22/2016
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Snowden: Hollywood Highlights 2 Persistent Privacy Threats
Will Ackerly, Co-Founder & CTO, VirtruCommentary
Oliver Stones movie shows us that while most of us have nothing to hide, we all have information worth protecting both technically and constitutionally.
By Will Ackerly Co-Founder & CTO, Virtru, 9/22/2016
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Even A False Positive Can Be Valuable
Mark Clancy, CEO, SoltraCommentary
Sharing information about cyberthreats is important for the financial services industry, even when threats turn out to be not-so-threatening.
By Mark Clancy CEO, Soltra, 9/22/2016
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Majority Of Major Corporations Have User Credentials Stolen And Exposed
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Companies in the entertainment and technology sectors are far more exposed than others, Digital Shadows analysis shows.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 9/21/2016
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A Twist On The Cyber Kill Chain: Defending Against A JavaScript Malware Attack
Marc Laliberte, Information Security Threat Analyst, WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
This slightly modified model is a practical way to keep attackers out of your systems.
By Marc Laliberte Information Security Threat Analyst, WatchGuard Technologies, 9/21/2016
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Rand Study: Average Data Breach Costs $200K, Not Millions
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
Rand taps multiple data sources to calculate that cyber incidents cost firms a scant 0.4% of annual revenues, on average.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 9/21/2016
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Smartphone Infections Rise 96% In H1-2016: Malware Study
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Nokia report reveals April 2016 saw new all-time high in mobile infections with one out of every 120 smartphone affected.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/20/2016
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Scientist Clones Chip To Unlock iPhone, Proves FBI Wrong
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Dr. Sergei Skorobogatov of Cambridge University spent $100 on a process that may have cost FBI $1 million.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/20/2016
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What Smart Cities Can Teach Enterprises About Security
Gary Hayslip, Deputy Director, CISO, City of San DiegoCommentary
The more you simplify your security program while still being effective, the better, says San Diegos chief information security officer. Heres his three-step process.
By Gary Hayslip Deputy Director, CISO, City of San Diego, 9/19/2016
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San Bernardino iPhone Hack: Media Agencies Sue FBI For Vendor Details
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Associated Press and two others invoke Freedom of Information Act against the government seeking details of secret transaction.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/19/2016
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Whats The Risk? 3 Things To Know About Chatbots & Cybersecurity
Mike Baker, Founder & Principal, Mosaic451Commentary
Interactive message bots are useful and becoming more popular, but they raise serious security issues.
By Mike Baker Founder & Principal, Mosaic451, 9/19/2016
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Google Chrome To Flag Non-HTTPS Logins, Credit Card Info 'Not Secure'
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
The move is part of a larger Google push to lock down Web traffic using encryption between the browser and Web server.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 9/15/2016
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Students Say They'd Only Pay Ransomware Operators About $50
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Webroot survey finds that students will pay more to recover their private photos than to recover their schoolwork.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/15/2016
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Yes, The Cloud Can Be A Security Win
Stan Black, CSO, CitrixCommentary
With the right controls in place, the cloud doesnt have to be a scary place. These guidelines can help your company stay safe.
By Stan Black CSO, Citrix, 9/15/2016
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Microsoft Patches Zero Day Flaw Used In Two Massive Malvertising Campaigns
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Bug gave attackers a way to identify and avoid systems belonging to security researchers and vendors, Proofpoint says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 9/14/2016
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Making The Dark Web Less Scary
Dark Reading Staff, CommentaryVideo
Lance James, chief scientist at Flashpoint, stops by the Dark Reading News Desk to share his thoughts about the Dark Web.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/14/2016
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Risk Management Best Practices For CISOs
Jim Bandanza & Mike D. Kail, Cyber Security Industry Advisor & Cybric Chief Innovation OfficerCommentary
What's your company's risk appetite? Our list of best practices can help you better understand a difficult topic.
By Jim Bandanza and Mike D. Kail , 9/14/2016
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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...

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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.

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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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