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GhostShell Leaks Data From 32 Sites In ‘Light Hacktivism’ Campaign
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
After a few months of silence, the Romanian hacktivist is back to expose the dangers of leaving FTP ports unprotected.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/17/2016
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5 Secret Habits Of Highly Successful Network Security Programs
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
The key ingredients to network cybersecurity success and how they improve security results.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 5/16/2016
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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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5 Features to Look For In A Next-Generation Firewall
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
When it comes to NGFWs, it’s the integration that counts.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 4/22/2016
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Mea Culpa: Time To Build Security Into Connectivity
Mark Hoover, CEO, Vidder, Inc.Commentary
How those of us who spent decades developing faster, easier, and more scalable networking technology have made the lives of our security counterparts a living hell.
By Mark Hoover CEO, Vidder, Inc., 4/21/2016
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How Hackers Have Honed Their Attacks
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
More organizations are getting breached, but data exfiltration is becoming harder for attackers, new data shows.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 4/21/2016
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Securing the Weakest Link: Insiders
Philip Casesa, CISSP, CSSLP, PMP, Product Development Strategist, (ISC)²Commentary
No longer is a hoodie-wearing malicious hacker the most obvious perpetrator of an inside cyber attack.
By Philip Casesa CISSP, CSSLP, PMP, Product Development Strategist, (ISC)², 4/13/2016
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Machine Learning In Security: Seeing the Nth Dimension in Signatures
Gunter Ollmann,  Chief Security Officer, VectraCommentary
How adding “supervised” machine learning to the development of n-dimensional signature engines is moving the detection odds back to the defender.
By Gunter Ollmann Chief Security Officer, Vectra, 3/31/2016
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Machine Learning In Security: Good & Bad News About Signatures
Gunter Ollmann,  Chief Security Officer, VectraCommentary
Why security teams that rely solely on signature-based detection are overwhelmed by a high number of alerts.
By Gunter Ollmann Chief Security Officer, Vectra, 3/30/2016
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Like It Or Not, Firewalls Still Front And Center
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Firewalls are still central to most network defense strategies, new State of the Firewall report says.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 3/28/2016
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In Brief: Fidelis CSO Talks Insider Threats, Detection Vs. Prevention
Brian Gillooly, Vice President, Event Content & Strategy, UBM TechCommentaryVideo
Chief security officer of Fidelis Cybersecurity talks about the balancing act of both protecting the organization's insiders and protecting the organization from its insiders.
By Brian Gillooly Vice President, Event Content & Strategy, UBM Tech, 3/22/2016
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Cloud Survival Guide: 3 Tips For CISOs
Amrit Williams, CTO, CloudPassageCommentary
To thrive in the cloud era, CISOs must refashion their roles as business enablers, adopt automation wherever possible, and go back to the basics on security hygiene.
By Amrit Williams CTO, CloudPassage, 3/7/2016
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Why Marrying Infosec & Info Governance Boosts Security Capabilities
Paul Shomo,  Technical Manager Strategic Partnerships, Guidance SoftwareCommentary
In today’s data centric world, security pros need to know where sensitive data is supposed to be, not just where it actually is now.
By Paul Shomo Technical Manager Strategic Partnerships, Guidance Software, 3/4/2016
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Truly Random Number Generator Promises Stronger Encryption Across All Devices, Cloud
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
So long pseudo-random number generator. Quantum mechanics brought us true randomness to power our crypto algorithms, and it's strengthening encryption in the cloud, datacenter, and the Internet of Things.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 3/4/2016
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Fidelis CSO Talks Insiders, Data Science, Encryption Backdoors, Kill Chain
Brian Gillooly, Vice President, Event Content & Strategy, UBM TechCommentaryVideo
The chief security officer of Fidelis Cybersecurity talks about managing insider risks, harnessing the power of metadata, and fending off attackers throughout the entire kill chain.
By Brian Gillooly Vice President, Event Content & Strategy, UBM Tech, 3/2/2016
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Breach Stats: Improving From Abysmal To Just Awful
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Breach response times and volumes decreased significantly last year, but overall numbers still look ugly.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 2/25/2016
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Web Gateways Need Backstops
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
New report emphasizes the importance of layered defense.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 2/19/2016
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Hospital Hacktivist Arrested In Miami After Failed Escape Attempt
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Boston Children's Hospital hacker's flee to Cuba foiled by troubles with getaway boat.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/18/2016
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5 Exploit Trends Driving Attacks Today
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
HPE Cyber Risk Report 2016 picks apart infection stats from the past year.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 2/17/2016
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Stuxnet Part Of Widespread Cyber-Intrusion Of Iranian Infrastructure, New Film Claims
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
New Stuxnet documentary that debuts tomorrow in Berlin reportedly reveals how Israel blew its cover, and the worm just one element of a much larger US-Israel cyber spy operation in Iran.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 2/16/2016
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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.

CVE-2015-5660
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Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in eXtplorer before 2.1.8 allows remote attackers to hijack the authentication of arbitrary users for requests that execute PHP code.

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Published: 2015-10-15
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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Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) 1.1j allows local users to gain privileges via vectors involving addition of an SSH key, aka Bug ID CSCuw46076.

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