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House Passes Bill to Renew NSA's Warrantless Surveillance Program
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The bill passed without an amendment which would require a warrant to analyze Americans' incidentally collected data.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/12/2018
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Microsoft Launches 'Private Conversations' in Skype
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
New feature uses Signal Protocol for strong encryption.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/11/2018
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Privacy: The Dark Side of the Internet of Things
Ryan Barrett, VP of Security and Privacy at IntermediaCommentary
Before letting an IoT device into your business or home, consider what data is being collected and where it is going.
By Ryan Barrett VP of Security and Privacy at Intermedia, 1/11/2018
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Vulnerable Mobile Apps: The Next ICS/SCADA Cyber Threat
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Researchers find nearly 150 vulnerabilities in SCADA mobile apps downloadable from Google Play.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/11/2018
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20 Cybersecurity Vendors Getting Venture Capital Love
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
VCs splashed a record $4B in funding in the cybersecurity pool - here are some highlights among the early- to middle-stage startups who snagged big deals last year.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 1/9/2018
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Wi-Fi Alliance Launches WPA2 Enhancements and Debuts WPA3
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
WPA2 protocol enhancements bring stronger security protection and best practices, while new WPA3 protocol offers new security capabilities.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 1/8/2018
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China Shuts Down 13,000 Websites for Breaking Internet Laws
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The government says its rules are to protect security and stability, but some say they are repressive.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/29/2017
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Digital Forensics & the Illusion of Privacy
Paul Shomo,  Senior Technical Manager, Strategic Partnerships, OpenTextCommentary
Forensic examiners don't work for bounties. They do what is required to catch criminals, pedophiles, or corporate embezzlers, and now their important security research is finally being acknowledged.
By Paul Shomo Senior Technical Manager, Strategic Partnerships, OpenText, 12/21/2017
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Oracle Product Rollout Underscores Need for Trust in the Cloud
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Oracle updates its Identity SOC and management cloud with security tools to verify and manage users trusted with access to cloud-based data and applications.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 12/11/2017
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Gartner: IT Security Spending to Reach $96 Billion in 2018
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Identity access management and security services to drive worldwide spending growth.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 12/8/2017
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Time to Pull an Uber and Disclose Your Data Breach Now
Joseph Carson, Chief Security Scientist, ThycoticCommentary
There is never a good time to reveal a cyberattack. But with EU's GDPR looming, the fallout is only going to get harder and more expensive if you wait.
By Joseph Carson Chief Security Scientist, Thycotic, 11/22/2017
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A Call for Greater Regulation of Digital Currencies
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A new report calls for international collaboration to create more transparency with virtual currencies and track money used for cybercrime.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 11/21/2017
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We're Still Not Ready for GDPR? What is Wrong With Us?
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingCommentary
The canary in the coalmine died 12 years ago, the law went into effect 19 months ago, but many organizations still won't be ready for the new privacy regulations when enforcement begins in May.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 11/17/2017
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Who Am I? Best Practices for Next-Gen Authentication
Seth Ruden, Senior Fraud Consultant, ACI WorldwideCommentary
By their very nature, antiquated, static identifiers like Social Security numbers and dates of birth are worse than passwords.
By Seth Ruden Senior Fraud Consultant, ACI Worldwide, 11/15/2017
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Emerging IT Security Technologies: 13 Categories, 26 Vendors
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
A rundown of some of the hottest security product areas, and vendors helping to shape them.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 11/13/2017
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Yahoo's Ex-CEO Mayer Calls Out Russian Hackers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Former Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer apologizes for massive data breach that exposed billions of user accounts.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/8/2017
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Cybercriminals Employ 'Driveby' Cryptocurrency Mining
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Mining digital coins is a legal activity, but cybercriminals have discovered a new way to inject malware to perform the task.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 11/8/2017
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Inhospitable: Hospitality & Dinings Worst Breaches in 2017
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Hotels and restaurants are in the criminal crosshairs this year.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 11/8/2017
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How Law Firms Can Make Information Security a Higher Priority
Tom Cross, Chief Technology Officer of OPAQ NetworksCommentary
Lawyers always have been responsible for protecting their clients' information, but that was a lot easier to do when everything was on paper. Here are four best practices to follow.
By Tom Cross Chief Technology Officer of OPAQ Networks, 11/8/2017
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Less Than One-Third of People Use Two-Factor Authentication
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The number of 2FA users is still lower than expected, but most adopters started voluntarily, researchers found.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 11/7/2017
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CVE-2017-0290
Published: 2017-05-09
NScript in mpengine in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine with Engine Version before 1.1.13704.0, as used in Windows Defender and other products, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (type confusion and application crash) via crafted JavaScript code within ...

CVE-2016-10369
Published: 2017-05-08
unixsocket.c in lxterminal through 0.3.0 insecurely uses /tmp for a socket file, allowing a local user to cause a denial of service (preventing terminal launch), or possibly have other impact (bypassing terminal access control).

CVE-2016-8202
Published: 2017-05-08
A privilege escalation vulnerability in Brocade Fibre Channel SAN products running Brocade Fabric OS (FOS) releases earlier than v7.4.1d and v8.0.1b could allow an authenticated attacker to elevate the privileges of user accounts accessing the system via command line interface. With affected version...

CVE-2016-8209
Published: 2017-05-08
Improper checks for unusual or exceptional conditions in Brocade NetIron 05.8.00 and later releases up to and including 06.1.00, when the Management Module is continuously scanned on port 22, may allow attackers to cause a denial of service (crash and reload) of the management module.

CVE-2017-0890
Published: 2017-05-08
Nextcloud Server before 11.0.3 is vulnerable to an inadequate escaping leading to a XSS vulnerability in the search module. To be exploitable a user has to write or paste malicious content into the search dialogue.