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5 Tips For Preventing IoT Hacks
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
The recent DDoS attack on Dyn was powered in part by a bot army of home devices. How not to let your webcam or other IoT system go rogue.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 10/24/2016
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Deleting Emails Original Sin: An Historical Perspective
Alexander Garca-Tobar, ValiMail CEO & co-founderCommentaryy
Can DMARC do for email security what SSL certificates did for e-commerce?
By Alexander Garca-Tobar ValiMail CEO & co-founder, 10/24/2016
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Microsoft's New Patch Tuesday Model Comes With Benefits And Risks
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
Microsoft has transitioned its Patch Tuesday update process to a cumulative rollup model. What businesses need to know about the new patching regimen.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 10/24/2016
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Flipping Security Awareness Training
Stan Black, CSO, CitrixCommentaryy
Threats can be minimized when teams understand business goals and objectives. These four tips can help turn things around.
By Stan Black CSO, Citrix, 10/21/2016
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7 Imminent IoT Threats
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
Attacks against smart home products, medical devices, SCADA systems, and other newly network-enabled systems signal the beginning of a new wave of attacks against the IoT.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/21/2016
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How To Crash A Drone By Hacking Its 3D Propeller Design
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Researchers from Israel's Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and two other universities show how attackers can exploit 3D manufacturing processes.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/20/2016
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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, CloudbricCommentaryy
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, CloudPassageCommentaryy
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, SophosCommentaryy
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 ContextCommentaryy
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 ReadingCommentaryy
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 EntrepreneurCommentaryy
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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