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DDoS And The Internet's Liability Problem
Paul Vixie, Chairman & CEO, Farsight Security, Inc.Commentary
It's past time for an improved liability model to disrupt DDoS.
By Paul Vixie Chairman & CEO, Farsight Security, Inc., 11/18/2015
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CloudFlare Supplies Security At Network's Edge
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, CloudNews
CloudFlare is a startup that has invested in security-as-a-service, and distributes it with a low latency to the edge of the network. Microsoft, Google, and others have taken notice.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 11/9/2015
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Cisco To Buy Lancope For $452.5 Million
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Deal set to be finalized in the second quarter of 2016.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/27/2015
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An Atypical Approach To DNS
Joshua Goldfarb, VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEyeCommentary
It’s now possible to architect network instrumentation to collect fewer data sources of higher value to security operations. Here’s how -- and why -- you should care.
By Joshua Goldfarb VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEye, 10/15/2015
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Segmentation: A Fire Code For Network Security
TK Keanini, CTO, LancopeCommentary
New technologies like software-defined segmentation are making it easier to prevent a compromise from spreading by separating users and network resources into zones.
By TK Keanini CTO, Lancope, 10/5/2015
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5 Most Common Firewall Configuration Mistakes
Kyle Wickert, Lead Solution Architect, Product & Deployment, AlgoSecCommentary
A misconfigured firewall can damage your organization in more ways than you think. Here’s where to look for the holes.
By Kyle Wickert Lead Solution Architect, Product & Deployment, AlgoSec, 9/17/2015
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FireEye, Kaspersky Lab Scramble To Fix Bugs In Security Tools
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Security researchers -- very publicly -- find and reveal serious flaws in the high-profile security products.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 9/8/2015
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Stealing Data By 'Living Off The Land'
Rutrell Yasin, Business Technology Writer, Tech Writers BureauNews
Hackers latest tactic involves a malware-free attack using a company’s own system credentials and admin tools to gain access.
By Rutrell Yasin Business Technology Writer, Tech Writers Bureau, 9/3/2015
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VMware Expands NSX Platform Security
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
VMware is working to add network encryption as a distributed service via its network virtualization platform.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing, 9/3/2015
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Microsoft, Google, Mozilla Abandon RC4 Cryptographic Standard
Larry Loeb, Blogger, InformationweekCommentary
With Microsoft, Google, and Mozilla turning against the RC4 cryptographic suite, the standard will likely die in 2016.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 9/2/2015
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The 7 ‘Most Common’ RATS In Use Today
Udi Shamir, Chief Security Officer, SentinelOneCommentary
Sniffing out RATS -- remote access Trojans -- is a challenge for even the most hardened cyber defender. Here’s a guide to help you in the hunt.
By Udi Shamir Chief Security Officer, SentinelOne, 8/28/2015
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Catching Attackers With A Security Delivery Platform
Dark Reading Staff, CommentaryVideo
Shehzad Merchant, CTO of Gigamon, visits the Dark Reading News Desk to discuss a platform for finding and containing attackers once they've broken through your perimeter defense.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/27/2015
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Consumers Want Password Alternatives
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Consumer confidence in online passwords wanes and their password hygiene remains as sketchy as ever, study finds.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 8/27/2015
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IBM Advises Businesses To Block Tor
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
With Tor-based attacks on the rise, IBM says it's time to stop Tor in the enterprise.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/25/2015
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Ouch! Feeling The Pain Of Cybersecurity In Healthcare
Marilyn Cohodas, Community Editor, Dark Reading
There are lots of reasons why medical data is so vulnerable but the sheer numbers at risk speak volumes about the scale of the problem.
By Marilyn Cohodas Community Editor, Dark Reading, 8/25/2015
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Ruling: FTC Can Hold Wyndham Liable For Data Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Appeals Court ruling solidifies Federal Trade Commission's authority to take action against companies whose data breaches expose customer information.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/24/2015
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Paul Vixie On DNS Security & Botnet Takedowns
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingCommentaryVideo
Internet pioneer and CEO of Farsight Security joins the Dark Reading News Desk at Black Hat.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/24/2015
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Keyless Cars: A New Frontier For Bug Bounties?
Ken Munro,  Partner & Founder, Pen Test Partners LLPCommentary
With up to 100 million lines of code in the average car today -- and growing -- security vulnerabilities are bound to become the new normal.
By Ken Munro Partner & Founder, Pen Test Partners LLP, 8/24/2015
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University Of Virginia BreachTargeted Two Individuals With China Links
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Latest example of threat actors seeking to exfiltrate data by going after individuals.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/21/2015
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Pen Testing A Smart City
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingCommentaryVideo
Black Hat speakers visit the Dark Reading News Desk to discuss the stunning complexity and many soft spots of a metropolis full of IoT devices.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/21/2015
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Published: 2015-10-15
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...

Published: 2015-10-15
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.

Published: 2015-10-15
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.

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.

Published: 2015-10-15
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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