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10 Years Of Human Hacking: How ‘The USB Way’ Evolved
Steve Stasiukonis, Commentary
After a decade of clicking without consequence, users still haven’t gotten the message about the dangers of rogue USB devices with malware hidden inside.
By Steve Stasiukonis , 5/10/2016
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8 Microsoft Office 365 Security Tips To Reduce Data Loss
Sean Martin, CISSP | President, imsmartin
Even with a slew of new security tools and compliance guidance, there are still things you can do to protect this critical business system.
By Sean Martin CISSP | President, imsmartin, 5/2/2016
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San Bernardino iPhone Hack Tool Cost FBI ‘Under $1 Million’
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Agency now owns mechanism that can exploit unknown Apple security flaws.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/29/2016
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Top 10 Web Hacking Techniques For 2015
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
The most influential research on vulnerabilities and exploits, as voted on by the security community.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 4/27/2016
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'Dogspectus' Breaks New Ground For Android Ransomware
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Blue Coat says it's the first Android ransomware that installs without user interaction
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 4/26/2016
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The Growing Sophistication Of Distributed Attacks
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Botnet and DDoS attacks growing more advanced and more crucial than ever to cybercriminal's attack strategies.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 4/26/2016
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Android Year In Review: No Successful Stagefright, Certifigate Exploits
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Plus, Android users who install apps outside of Google Play are 10 times more likely to have installed a potentially harmful application, according to new Google Android Security Year in Review report.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 4/19/2016
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Privacy Debate: Apple & Google Today; AWS or Azure Tomorrow?
Kennet Westby, Founding Partner, President & COO, CoalfireCommentary
Why the recent fight over mobile phone security and encryption is moving to the cloud.
By Kennet Westby Founding Partner, President & COO, Coalfire, 4/18/2016
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Samsung Knox Security Beats iOS, Android, Gartner Finds
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise MobilityNews
Gartner compared 12 different platforms to find the strongest ones. The research firm also advised avoiding older mobile devices, which may have unfixed vulnerabilities or may lack management controls.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 4/18/2016
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Senators Push For Tech Firms To Decrypt Smartphones
Eric Zeman, Commentary
A new bill, sponsored by US Senators Diane Feinstein and Richard Burr, would allow law enforcement to demand smartphone makers and other companies decrypt or otherwise unlock mobile devices.
By Eric Zeman , 4/8/2016
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10 Cybersecurity Twitter Profiles To Watch
Sean Martin, CISSP | President, imsmartin
If you’re responsible for an information security program, check out these influencers to follow.
By Sean Martin CISSP | President, imsmartin, 4/7/2016
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Understanding The Cloud Threat Surface
Ron Zalkind, CTO & Co-founder, CloudLockCommentary
How today’s borderless environment creates new threat vectors from third-party apps, brute force password attacks, and login attempts with stolen credentials.
By Ron Zalkind CTO & Co-founder, CloudLock, 4/6/2016
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How Some Apple, Android Mobile Tax Apps Put Sensitive Data At Risk
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
A review of 29 Apple iOS and Android apps used for tax filing purposes show many are not fully secure, Appthority says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 4/6/2016
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Apple’s Workflow For Enterprise iOS App Distribution Vulnerable To Attack
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Millions of iPhones and iPads running iOS 9 can be exploited if enrolled in mobile device management, Check Point Software says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 3/31/2016
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iOS SideStepper Vulnerability Undermines MDM Services: Check Point
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise MobilityNews
Security researchers from Check Point plan to disclose a flaw at the Black Hat Asia conference which they claim endangers the way mobile device management software interacts with iPhones and iPads. Check Point calls the vulnerability "SideStepper" because it sidesteps the normal app approval process.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 3/31/2016
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FBI Cracks Terrorist’s iPhone -- Sans Apple
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Now there's a new hole in the iPhone 5c, so what happens next?
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 3/29/2016
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Mobile Security: Why App Stores Don’t Keep Users Safe
Avi Bashan, Senior Security Researcher, Check PointCommentary
In a preview of his Black Hat Asia Briefing next week, a security researcher offers more proof of trouble in the walled gardens of the Apple and Google App stores.
By Avi Bashan Senior Security Researcher, Check Point, 3/24/2016
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iMessage Encryption Cracked, But Fixed In New iOS 9.3
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
While FBI fights with Apple over iPhone encryption, Johns Hopkins researchers find a weakness in secure IM on iOS, OSX. 
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 3/21/2016
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Feds Urge Caution On Aftermarket Devices That Plug Into Vehicle Diagnostic Ports
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Vulnerabilities in such products could give attackers a way to access and control critical vehicle systems, the FBI, DOT, and NHTSA warn.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 3/18/2016
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Mobile, Cloud Security Are Top IT Leadership Concerns
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise MobilityNews
Greater awareness of data security among business leaders isn't yet matched by budgetary respect or business commitment, according to recent study findings.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 3/16/2016
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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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