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Crooks Hack Taiwan ATMs With 'Smartphone,' No Bank Card, Steal Millions
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Police say Russian suspects operate ATM machines without bank card, make off with $2.2 million.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/18/2016
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HummingBad Malware Infects 85 Million Android Devices
Nathan Eddy, Freelance WriterNews
A group of Chinese hackers dubbed Yingmob is using a sophisticated malware campaign called HummingBad to access and sell the info stored on Android devices. The malware may have already infected 85 million devices.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/9/2016
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Ripping Away The Mobile Security Blanket
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Upcoming Black Hat USA talk will highlight vulns in Good Technology platform and discuss the dangers of overreliance on enterprise mobility security suites.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 7/7/2016
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UEFA Euro Fans At High Risk Of Online Threats, Study Shows
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A study by Allot and Kaspersky Lab during 2016 UEFA Euro matches shows significant spike in cybercriminal activities.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/7/2016
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One iPhone In Every Large Company Infected With Malware
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Four percent of all mobile devices in big enterprises have malware installed but network threat to mobile phones bigger, says report.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/30/2016
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5 Tips For Staying Cyber-Secure On Your Summer Vacation
Emily Johnson, Associate Editor, UBM AmericasNews
Stick with mobile payment apps and carrier networks when traveling. And don't broadcast your plans or locations via social media.
By Emily Johnson Associate Editor, UBM Americas, 6/20/2016
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An Inside Look At The Mitsubishi Outlander Hack
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
White hat hacker finds WiFi flaws in mobile app for popular auto; Mitsubishi working on fix.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 6/17/2016
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Wendy’s Credit Card Breach Worse Than Earlier Thought
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Breach took place in two waves, cannot rule out there aren’t others, says the fast food chain.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/13/2016
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27% Of Corporate-Connected Apps Are Risky
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Number of apps up by 30x, with many asking for sensitive connections to enterprise.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 6/13/2016
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Microsoft, Lookout Team Up In Mobile Security
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Microsoft’s EMS integration with Lookout aim to strengthen customer access policies.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/7/2016
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How Risky Is Bleeding Edge Tech?
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Experts with the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute rate 10 up-and-coming technologies for risk.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 6/5/2016
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BYOD Security: How To Shift Device Control & Grant Users More Choice
Rob Greer, CMO & Senior VP, Products, ForeScoutCommentary
Gartner’s ‘managed diversity’ model offers an ITIL-compliant information security solution to the problem of Shadow IT.
By Rob Greer CMO & Senior VP, Products, ForeScout, 6/3/2016
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Connected Cars: 6 Tips For Riding Safely With Onboard Devices
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Carnegie Mellon researchers note that the cheaper the after market device, the easier it can be hacked.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 6/3/2016
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Pre-Loaded Laptop Software Comes With Security Risks
Rutrell Yasin, Business Technology Writer, Tech Writers BureauNews
Laptops from Dell, HP, Asus, Acer and Lenovo all had at least one vulnerability that could result in complete compromise of system, Duo Security report says.
By Rutrell Yasin Business Technology Writer, Tech Writers Bureau, 5/31/2016
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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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