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The Evolution Of Malware
Fred Touchette, Manager of Security ResearchCommentary
Like the poor in the famous Biblical verse, malware will always be with us. Here’s a 33-year history from Elk Cloner to Cryptolocker. What will be next?
By Fred Touchette Manager of Security Research, 10/2/2015
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Healthcare Organizations Twice As Likely To Experience Data Theft
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Bad guys very willing to invest in attacking medical data, but healthcare not very willing to invest in defending it.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 9/23/2015
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Comic Con, Dark Reading Version
John Klossner, Cartoonist
Our graphic novel illustrating a typical day in the life of a security super hero, as imagined by cartoonist John Klossner.
By John Klossner Cartoonist, 9/14/2015
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Baby Monitors Expose Home -- And Business -- Networks
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Researchers find major security flaws in popular networked video baby monitor products that could allow attackers to snoop on babies and businesses.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 9/2/2015
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Ashley Madison CEO Resigns
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Once again, a security breach claims an executive's job, but the business plans to continue operating.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/28/2015
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The 7 ‘Most Common’ RATS In Use Today
Udi Shamir, Chief Security Officer, SentinelOneCommentary
Sniffing out RATS -- remote access Trojans -- is a challenge for even the most hardened cyber defender. Here’s a guide to help you in the hunt.
By Udi Shamir Chief Security Officer, SentinelOne, 8/28/2015
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Getting To Yes, Cooperatively
Lysa Myers, Security Researcher, ESETCommentary
As security advocates, determining what “beneficial” means to a particular audience should be our first step in developing recommendations.
By Lysa Myers Security Researcher, ESET, 8/26/2015
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From The Black Hat Keynote Stage: Jennifer Granick
Marilyn Cohodas, Community Editor, Dark ReadingNews
World famous defender of hackers, privacy, and civil liberties exhorts attendees to preserve the dream of an open Internet.
By Marilyn Cohodas Community Editor, Dark Reading, 8/5/2015
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Code Theft: Protecting IP At The Source
Anna Chiang, Technical Marketing Manager, Perforce SoftwareCommentary
Your corporate assets are at risk and every day that you avoid taking action shortens the time until your IP will be leaked. Here are six steps toward better data security.
By Anna Chiang Technical Marketing Manager, Perforce Software, 7/29/2015
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Lockheed Martin-Led Consortium Builds Secure 'System Of Systems'
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Multilevel Security (MLS) group says this policy-based architecture could apply to sensitive commercial networks as well as government agencies.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 7/28/2015
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New Phishing Campaign Leverages Google Drive
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers believe technique is geared to take over Google SSO accounts.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 7/28/2015
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6 Ex-Employees Questioned About Hacking Team Breach, Prior Leak
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Japanese targets also getting hit with leaked Flash zero-day exploits, and Hacking Team reportedly worked on drone-based WiFi surveillance tools.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 7/20/2015
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The Insiders: A Rogues Gallery
Mike Tierney, COO, SpectorSoftCommentary
You can defend against an insider threat if you know where to look.
By Mike Tierney COO, SpectorSoft, 7/16/2015
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Shared Passwords And No Accountability Plague Privileged Account Use
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Even IT decision-makers guilty of poor account hygiene.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 7/14/2015
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Social Engineering & Black Hat: Do As I Do Not As I Say
Tal Klein, VP Strategy, Lakeside Software.Commentary
Yes, I will be at Black Hat, where people will yell at me about NOT giving my PII to anyone, especially if they ask me for it via email.
By Tal Klein VP Strategy, Lakeside Software., 6/29/2015
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4 Ways Cloud Usage Is Putting Health Data At Risk
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
A huge shadow IT problem is just one of the risks of uncontrolled cloud usage in healthcare organizations, new study shows.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 6/26/2015
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Why China Wants Your Sensitive Data
Adam Meyers, VP of Intelligence, CrowdStrikeCommentary
Since May 2014, the Chinese government has been amassing a 'Facebook for human intelligence.' Here's what it's doing with the info.
By Adam Meyers VP of Intelligence, CrowdStrike, 6/24/2015
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Cybersecurity Advice From A Former White House CIO
Theresa Payton, Former White House CIO, CEO of Fortalice Solutions, LLCCommentary
Today's playbook demands 'human-centered' user education that assumes people will share passwords, forget them, and do unsafe things to get their jobs done.
By Theresa Payton Former White House CIO, CEO of Fortalice Solutions, LLC, 6/18/2015
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Long Cons: The Next Age of Cyber Attacks
Ben Johnson, Chief Security Strategist, Bit9 + Carbon BlackCommentary
When hackers know that a big payday is coming they don’t mind waiting for months for the best moment to strike.
By Ben Johnson Chief Security Strategist, Bit9 + Carbon Black, 6/5/2015
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IoT Devices Hosted On Vulnerable Clouds In 'Bad Neighborhoods'
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
OpenDNS report finds that organizations may be more susceptible to Internet of Things devices than they realize.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 6/2/2015
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Published: 2015-10-02
Buffer overflow in Canary Labs Trend Web Server before 9.5.2 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted TCP packet.

Published: 2015-10-02
Cisco NX-OS 6.0(2)U6(0.46) on N3K devices allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (temporary SNMP outage) via an SNMP request for an OID that does not exist, aka Bug ID CSCuw36684.

Published: 2015-10-02
Cisco Email Security Appliance (ESA) 8.5.6-106 and 9.6.0-042 allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (file-descriptor consumption and device reload) via crafted HTTP requests, aka Bug ID CSCuw32211.

Published: 2015-10-01
lxc-start in lxc before 1.0.8 and 1.1.x before 1.1.4 allows local container administrators to escape AppArmor confinement via a symlink attack on a (1) mount target or (2) bind mount source.

Published: 2015-10-01
kernel_crashdump in Apport before 2.19 allows local users to cause a denial of service (disk consumption) or possibly gain privileges via a (1) symlink or (2) hard link attack on /var/crash/vmcore.log.

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