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Hits Keep On Coming For Both SSL & Its Abusers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Hacktivist group Lizard Squad punishes Lenovo with a DNS hijack. Will Comodo be next?
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/26/2015
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Gemalto: NSA, GCHQ May Have Been Behind Breaches It Suffered In 2010 And 2011
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
But the 'sophisticated' attacks hit only Gemalto office networks--not 'massive theft' of SIM crypto keys, vendor says, and such an attack, if waged, would only affect 2G networks, not 3G or 4G.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 2/25/2015
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Superfish Compromises All SSL Connections On Lenovo Gear
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
More than just pre-installed adware on some Lenovo laptops, Superfish acts as a man-in-the-middle certificate authority, hijacking every SSL session the laptop makes.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/19/2015
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White House Revises Rules For Intelligence Gathering
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-LargeNews
Intelligence agencies like the NSA face data-retention limits and privacy training.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 2/3/2015
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Social Media Betrays Your Credit Card Activity: Study
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-LargeNews
Using time and location data culled from social media posts or other sources, researchers say they can identify your purchases from amongst anonymized transaction data.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 1/31/2015
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Takeaways from International Data Privacy Day: The Internet of Things
Lorie Wigle, Vice President, General Manager IOT Security Solutions, Intel Security Group
Event looks at the future of data use and how we can and should protect personal privacy.
By Lorie Wigle Vice President, General Manager IOT Security Solutions, Intel Security Group, 1/30/2015
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FTC Seeks Internet Of Things Rules
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-LargeNews
More responsible business practices and new laws are needed to make the Internet of Things viable, the FTC says.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 1/27/2015
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Cloud Services Adoption: Rates, Reasons & Security Fears
Dave Kearns, Analyst, Kuppinger-ColeCommentary
Concern over data breaches and privacy are two reasons enterprises in the European Union didnt increase their use of cloud services in 2014, according to the EUs recent Eurostat report.
By Dave Kearns Analyst, Kuppinger-Cole, 1/12/2015
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How PCI DSS 3.0 Can Help Stop Data Breaches
Troy Leach and Christopher Strand, Chief Technology Officer, PCI Security Standards Council & Senior Director of Compliance, Bit9Commentary
New Payment Card Industry security standards that took effect January 1 aim to replace checkmark mindsets with business as usual processes. Here are three examples.
By Troy Leach and Christopher Strand Chief Technology Officer, PCI Security Standards Council & Senior Director of Compliance, Bit9, 12/23/2014
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Open Source Encryption Must Get Smarter
Matt Little, VP Product Development, PKWARECommentary
When it comes to cryptography, there are quite a few myths in the age-old debate about proprietary versus open source application security.
By Matt Little VP Product Development, PKWARE, 12/8/2014
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Moving Beyond 2-Factor Authentication With Context
Keith Graham, CTO, SecureAuthCommentary
2FA isnt cheap or infallible -- in more ways than two.
By Keith Graham CTO, SecureAuth, 12/5/2014
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Ultra-Private Messaging Spreads To Apple Mac, Windows, Linux Desktops
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Wickr's secure mobile messaging app expands to the desktop amid explosion in encryption activity.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 12/4/2014
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New TLS/SSL Version Ready In 2015
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
One of the first steps in making encryption the norm across the Net is an update to the protocol itself and a set of best-practices for using encryption in applications.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 12/4/2014
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Google Gets Better At Spotting Humans
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-LargeNews
Google's revised reCAPTCHA test promises to help website users solve security puzzles faster -- unless they are using a browser's private mode or some other privacy measure.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 12/3/2014
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Q&A: Internet Encryption As The New Normal
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Internet Architecture Board chairman Russ Housley explains what the IAB's game-changing statement about encryption means for the future of the Net.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 12/1/2014
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The Week When Attackers Started Winning The War On Trust
Kevin Bocek, VP Security Strategy & Threat Intelligence, VenafiCommentary
The misuse of keys and certificates is not exotic or hypothetical. Its a real threat that could undermine most, if not all, critical security controls, as recent headlines strongly show.
By Kevin Bocek VP Security Strategy & Threat Intelligence, Venafi, 11/21/2014
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Killing Passwords: Dont Get A-Twitter Over Digits
Dave Kearns, Analyst, Kuppinger-ColeCommentary
Twitters new service that eliminates passwords for authentication actually makes your mobile device less secure.
By Dave Kearns Analyst, Kuppinger-Cole, 11/19/2014
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Is Security Awareness Training Really Worth It?
Fahmida Y. Rashid, News
Experts weigh in on the value of end-user security training, and how to make education more effective.
By Fahmida Y. Rashid , 11/18/2014
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TRUSTe Not So Trustworthy
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-LargeNews
Privacy certification company has agreed to pay $200,000 to settle FTC charges that it deceived consumers.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 11/17/2014
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Walk & Stalk: A New Twist In Cyberstalking
Ken Munro,  Partner & Founder, Pen Test Partners LLPCommentary
How hackers can turn Wifi signals from smartphones and tablets into a homing beacon that captures users' online credentials and follows them, undetected, throughout the course of the day.
By Ken Munro Partner & Founder, Pen Test Partners LLP, 11/11/2014
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The IBM Notes Traveler Companion application 1.0 and 1.1 before 201411010515 for Window Phone, as distributed in IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1, does not properly restrict the number of executions of the automatic configuration option, which makes it easier for remote attackers to capture credentials by c...

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The seg_write_packet function in libavformat/segment.c in ffmpeg 2.1.4 and earlier does not free the correct memory location, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service ("invalid memory handler") and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted video that triggers a use after free.

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CVE-2015-0655
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Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Unified Web Interaction Manager in Cisco Unified Web and E-Mail Interaction Manager allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via vectors related to a POST request, aka Bug ID CSCus74184.

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