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Why John McAfee Is Paranoid About Mobile
Peter Zavlaris, Analyst, RiskIQCommentary
Mobile apps are posing expanding risks to both enterprises and their customers. But maybe being paranoid about mobile is actually healthy for security.
By Peter Zavlaris Analyst, RiskIQ, 8/19/2014
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6 Biometric Factors That Are Working Today
Marilyn Cohodas, Community Editor, Dark Reading
From fingerprints to wearable ECG monitors, there are real options in the market that may relegate the despised password to the dustbin of history.
By Marilyn Cohodas Community Editor, Dark Reading, 8/12/2014
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Dark Reading Plans Special Coverage Of Black Hat USA 2014
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark ReadingCommentary
Radio shows, daily newsletter, and panel sessions highlight Dark Reading's comprehensive coverage of the Black Hat conference.
By Tim Wilson Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, 8/4/2014
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LIVE From Las Vegas: Dark Reading Radio at Black Hat
Marilyn Cohodas, Community Editor, Dark ReadingCommentary
If you can't physically be at Black Hat USA 2014, Dark Reading offers a virtual alternative where you can engage with presenters and attendees about hot show topics and trends.
By Marilyn Cohodas Community Editor, Dark Reading, 8/1/2014
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Dark Reading Radio: Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Fail
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingCommentary
Learn about newly found vulnerabilities in commercial and open-source DLP software in our latest episode of Dark Reading Radio with security researchers Zach Lanier and Kelly Lum.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 7/29/2014
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Internet of Things: 4 Security Tips From The Military
Michael K. Daly, CTO, Cybersecurity & Special Missions, Raytheon Intelligence, Information & ServicesCommentary
The military has been connecting mobile command posts, unmanned vehicles, and wearable computers for decades. Itís time to take a page from their battle plan.
By Michael K. Daly CTO, Cybersecurity & Special Missions, Raytheon Intelligence, Information & Services, 7/25/2014
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Infographic: With BYOD, Mobile Is The New Desktop
Adam Ely, COO, BlueboxCommentary
Security teams have no choice but to embrace the rapid proliferation of BYO devices, apps, and cloud services. To ignore it is to put your head in the sand.
By Adam Ely COO, Bluebox, 7/22/2014
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Internet of Things: Security For A World Of Ubiquitous Computing
Candace Worley, SVP & GM, Endpoint Security, McAfeeCommentary
Endpoint security is hardly dead, and claiming that it is oversimplifies the challenges corporations face now and in the not-very-distant future.
By Candace Worley SVP & GM, Endpoint Security, McAfee, 7/21/2014
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Why A Secured Network Is Like The Human Body
Dan Ross, CEO & President, PromisecCommentary
Itís time to throw away the analogies about building fortresses and perimeter defenses and start to approach InfoSec with the same standard of care we use for public health.
By Dan Ross CEO & President, Promisec, 6/26/2014
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Content Widget Maker Taboola Is Hacked On Reuters
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Syrian Electronic Army targets widget used by many publishers to surface content that the reader might like.
By Tim Wilson Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, 6/24/2014
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Experts: CrowdStrike China Hacker Report Raises Red Flags For Business
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark ReadingNews
The second report on Chinaís hacking teams supports Department of Justice's accusations, offers insight on Chinese attackers.
By Tim Wilson Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, 6/11/2014
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If HTML5 Is The Future, What Happens To Access Control?
Garret Grajek, CTO & COO, SecureAuthCommentary
The solution for multi-device deployment is HTML5. The challenge, for the enterprise, is deploying it correctly. Here are seven tools you will need.
By Garret Grajek CTO & COO, SecureAuth, 6/5/2014
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How The Math Of Biometric Authentication Adds Up
Dave Kearns, Analyst, Kuppinger-ColeCommentary
Yes, it's true that if your authentication scheme only allows a single fingerprint you only have 10 choices. But there's no rule that says it has to be one, and only one.
By Dave Kearns Analyst, Kuppinger-Cole, 6/2/2014
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SSL: Security's Best Friend Or Worst Enemy?
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
A new report shows that applications using SSL are on the rise in enterprises, putting them at greater risk of attacks that hide in plain sight or use vulnerabilities like Heartbleed.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 6/2/2014
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Tech Insight: Free Tools For Offensive Security
John H. Sawyer, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingCommentary
A professional penetration tester offers a look at the latest free and open-source tools available for pen testing and offensive tactics.
By John H. Sawyer Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 5/19/2014
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Dispelling The Myths Of Cyber Security
Mark Goldstein & Arun Sood, Principal, SafeSecurePrivate / PhD, Founder & CEO, SCIT LabsCommentary
Perfect security that focuses on eliminating threats is too expensive and impossible to achieve. Better to think about consequence management.
By Mark Goldstein & Arun Sood Principal, SafeSecurePrivate / PhD, Founder & CEO, SCIT Labs, 5/14/2014
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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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Report: Some Retail Firms Still Don't Recognize Cyber Security Risks
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Nearly 10 percent of retail firms have not reported any cyber security exposure to the SEC since 2011, Willis Group says.
By Tim Wilson Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, 4/24/2014
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How A Little Obscurity Can Bolster Security
Corey Nachreiner, Director, Security Strategy & Research, WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
Most security professionals deride the idea of "security by obscurity." Is it time to re-evaluate the conventional wisdom?
By Corey Nachreiner Director, Security Strategy & Research, WatchGuard Technologies, 4/17/2014
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Mobility: Who Bears The Brunt Of Data Security & Privacy
Grayson Milbourne, Director, Security Intelligence, WebrootCommentary
OS manufacturers, app developers, and consumers all have a role to play in smartphone data security. But not everyone is equally responsible.
By Grayson Milbourne Director, Security Intelligence, Webroot, 4/16/2014
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CVE-2013-6306
Published: 2014-08-22
Unspecified vulnerability on IBM Power 7 Systems 740 before 740.70 01Ax740_121, 760 before 760.40 Ax760_078, and 770 before 770.30 01Ax770_062 allows local users to gain Service Processor privileges via unknown vectors.

CVE-2014-0232
Published: 2014-08-22
Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in framework/common/webcommon/includes/messages.ftl in Apache OFBiz 11.04.01 before 11.04.05 and 12.04.01 before 12.04.04 allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via unspecified vectors, which are not properly handled in a (1)...

CVE-2014-3525
Published: 2014-08-22
Unspecified vulnerability in Apache Traffic Server 4.2.1.1 and 5.x before 5.0.1 has unknown impact and attack vectors, possibly related to health checks.

CVE-2014-3563
Published: 2014-08-22
Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities in Salt (aka SaltStack) before 2014.1.10 allow local users to have an unspecified impact via vectors related to temporary file creation in (1) seed.py, (2) salt-ssh, or (3) salt-cloud.

CVE-2014-3587
Published: 2014-08-22
Integer overflow in the cdf_read_property_info function in cdf.c in file through 5.19, as used in the Fileinfo component in PHP before 5.4.32 and 5.5.x before 5.5.16, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted CDF file. NOTE: this vulnerability exists bec...

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