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Government Security: Saying 'No' Doesn't Work
Steve Jones, Group Strategy Director, Big Data & Analytics, CapgeminiCommentary
It's time for government agencies to move beyond draconian security rules and adopt anomaly analytics.
By Steve Jones Group Strategy Director, Big Data & Analytics, Capgemini, 7/14/2014
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In Fog Of Cyberwar, US Tech Is Caught In Crossfire
Julian Waits, President & CEO, ThreatTrack SecurityCommentary
Distrust of the US intelligence community is eroding consumer confidence and hampering US technology firms on the global stage at a time when the sector should be showing unprecedented growth.
By Julian Waits President & CEO, ThreatTrack Security, 7/9/2014
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P.F. Chang's Breach Went Undetected For Months
Lucas Zaichkowsky, Enterprise Defense Architect, AccessDataCommentary
Early reports indicate that the compromise involved a large number of restaurant locations and dates as far back as September 2013.
By Lucas Zaichkowsky Enterprise Defense Architect, AccessData, 6/23/2014
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SMBs Ignoring Insider Threats
Henry Kenyon, Commentary
Many smaller organizations do not adequately protect against insider threats, CERT expert warns.
By Henry Kenyon , 6/23/2014
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NIST Security Guidance Revision: Prepare Now
Vincent Berk, Commentary
NIST 800-53 Revision 5 will likely put more emphasis on continuous monitoring. Don't wait until it arrives to close your security gaps.
By Vincent Berk , 6/16/2014
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Putter Panda: Tip Of The Iceberg
George Kurtz, President & CEO, CrowdStrikeCommentary
What CrowdStrike's outing of Putter Panda -- the second hacking group linked to China's spying on US defense and European satellite and aerospace industries -- means for the security industry.
By George Kurtz President & CEO, CrowdStrike, 6/10/2014
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Researchers: Mobile Applications Pose Rapidly Growing Threat To Enterprises
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark ReadingQuick Hits
The average user has about 200 apps running on his smartphone -- and they're not all safe, Mojave Networks study says.
By Tim Wilson Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, 6/3/2014
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Dissecting Dendroid: An In-Depth Look Inside An Android RAT Kit
Felix Leder, Senior Malware Researcher, Blue Coat Systems NorwayCommentary
Dendroid is full of surprises to assist it in subverting traditional security tactics through company-issued Android phones or BYOD.
By Felix Leder Senior Malware Researcher, Blue Coat Systems Norway, 5/28/2014
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Privileged Use Also a State of Mind, Report Finds
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Senior Editor, Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Government Hiring Practices Hamper Cybersecurity Efforts
Patience Wait, Commentary
Federal agencies find it difficult to hire unconventional but well-qualified talent to battle cyberattacks, experts say.
By Patience Wait , 5/20/2014
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6 Tips For Securing Social Media In The Workplace
John W. Pirc, Research Vice President, NSS LabsCommentary
Empower employees by training them to be aware and secure, and in how to avoid becoming a statistic.
By John W. Pirc Research Vice President, NSS Labs, 5/20/2014
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Money, Skills, And Hired Guns: 2014 Strategic Security Survey
Michael A. Davis, Contributing EditorCommentary
Tight budgets. A manpower crunch. More -- and more sophisticated -- threats. Are you sure you're up to this?
By Michael A. Davis Contributing Editor, 5/12/2014
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Report: Nearly 200 Million Records Compromised In Q1
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark ReadingQuick Hits
More than 250 breaches were disclosed in Q1 2014, SafeNet report says.
By Tim Wilson Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, 5/1/2014
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Organized Crime Group Scams US Companies Out Of Millions
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Social engineering attack tricks companies into large wire transfers.
By Tim Wilson Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, 4/28/2014
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11 Heartbleed Facts: Vulnerability Discovery, Mitigation Continue
Mathew J. Schwartz, News
Millions of websites, applications from Cisco and VMware, Google Play apps, as well as millions of Android devices are vulnerable -- and the list keeps growing.
By Mathew J. Schwartz , 4/17/2014
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Majority Of Users Have Not Received Security Awareness Training, Study Says
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Many users fail to follow policies on mobile, cloud security, EMA Research study says.
By Tim Wilson Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, 4/10/2014
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Social Engineering Grows Up
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Senior Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Fifth annual DEF CON Social Engineering Capture the Flag Contest kicks off today with new "tag team" rules to reflect realities of the threat.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Senior Editor, Dark Reading, 4/7/2014
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Colleagues In Cuffs: When Employees Steal Patient Records
Alison Diana, Senior EditorCommentary
The Queens County DA recently arrested two Jamaica Hospital employees for stealing patient data, a lucrative crime occurring at hospitals across the nation.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 4/7/2014
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NSAís Big Surprise: Govít Agency Is Actually Doing Its Job
Ira Winkler, Commentary
When people claimed after 9/11 that the NSA was ill equipped to deal with a changing world, I wonder what they expected to happen.
By Ira Winkler , 4/4/2014
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'Thingularity' Triggers Security Warnings
Mathew J. Schwartz, News
The Internet of Things is creating 50 billion Internet-connected devices. Who is going to keep them updated and secure?
By Mathew J. Schwartz , 3/28/2014
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CVE-2014-1544
Published: 2014-07-23
Use-after-free vulnerability in the CERT_DestroyCertificate function in libnss3.so in Mozilla Network Security Services (NSS) 3.x, as used in Firefox before 31.0, Firefox ESR 24.x before 24.7, and Thunderbird before 24.7, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via vectors that trigger cer...

CVE-2014-1547
Published: 2014-07-23
Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities in the browser engine in Mozilla Firefox before 31.0, Firefox ESR 24.x before 24.7, and Thunderbird before 24.7 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via unknown vectors.

CVE-2014-1548
Published: 2014-07-23
Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities in the browser engine in Mozilla Firefox before 31.0 and Thunderbird before 31.0 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via unknown vectors.

CVE-2014-1549
Published: 2014-07-23
The mozilla::dom::AudioBufferSourceNodeEngine::CopyFromInputBuffer function in Mozilla Firefox before 31.0 and Thunderbird before 31.0 does not properly allocate Web Audio buffer memory, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (buffer overflow and applica...

CVE-2014-1550
Published: 2014-07-23
Use-after-free vulnerability in the MediaInputPort class in Mozilla Firefox before 31.0 and Thunderbird before 31.0 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (heap memory corruption) by leveraging incorrect Web Audio control-message ordering.

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