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Mining WiFi Data: Retail Privacy Pitfalls
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeekCommentary
WiFi data mining starts with anonymous tracking, but it can lead to personal details in social profiles. Interop New York session explores opportunities and limits for retailers.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 9/15/2014
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Privacy, Security & The Geography Of Data Protection
Malte Pollmann, CEO, UtimacoCommentary
Data generation is global, so why do different parts of the world react differently to the same threat of security breaches and backdoors?
By Malte Pollmann CEO, Utimaco, 9/11/2014
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Celeb Hack: Is Apple Telling All It Knows?
Dave Kearns, Analyst, Kuppinger-ColeCommentary
Did Apple have a system-wide data breach? No. Was it complicit through an appalling security lapse by not defending against brute force attacks? Youre darn tootin'!
By Dave Kearns Analyst, Kuppinger-Cole, 9/3/2014
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NSA Collected More Records Than Court Allowed
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
New documents show the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court is stumped by the NSA's "systemic overcollection."
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/13/2014
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UK Reconsidering Biometrics
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Parliament is looking for answers about biometrics' privacy, security, future uses, and whether or not legislation is ready for what comes next.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/12/2014
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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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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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Passwords & The Future Of Identity: Payment Networks?
Andre Boysen, EVP, Digital Identity Evangelist, SecureKeyCommentary
The solution to the omnipresent and enduring password problem may be closer than you think.
By Andre Boysen EVP, Digital Identity Evangelist, SecureKey, 7/16/2014
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NSA Director Downplays Damage From Snowden Leaks
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
New NSA director tells The New York Times he'll have to be more open about agency's activities than his predecessors.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 6/30/2014
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What Workplace Privacy Will Look Like In 10 Years
David Melnick, Founder & CEO, WebLife BalanceCommentary
New laws like Europe's "right to be forgotten" in Google search are just the latest examples of how quickly perceptions and practices about personal privacy in the workplace are changing.
By David Melnick Founder & CEO, WebLife Balance, 6/19/2014
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Spyware Found On Chinese-Made Smartphone
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Unknown manufacturer ships smartphones loaded with app that could allow a hacker to steal personal data or spy on the user, German researcher says.
By Tim Wilson Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, 6/19/2014
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Data Security Decisions In A World Without TrueCrypt
Cam Roberson, Director Reseller Channel, Beachhead SolutionsCommentary
The last days of TrueCrypt left many unanswered questions. But one thing is certain: When encryption freeware ends its life abruptly, being a freeloader can get you into a load of trouble.
By Cam Roberson Director Reseller Channel, Beachhead Solutions, 6/18/2014
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P.F. Chang's Confirms Security Breach
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark ReadingQuick Hits
After initial silence, P.F. Chang's restaurant chain goes live with website disclosing information on stolen credit card data.
By Tim Wilson Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, 6/14/2014
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Google Adds Chrome Encryption Option For Webmail
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
An end-to-end encryption test module for Chrome is available now.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 6/4/2014
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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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eBay Breach: Is Your Identity Up For Auction?
JD Sherry, VP Technology & Solutions, Trend MicroCommentary
In a sick twist of events, the roles may just have been reversed on eBay users. Its their social media identities and data that now have the greatest value in the cyber underground.
By JD Sherry VP Technology & Solutions, Trend Micro, 5/23/2014
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Breach At Bit.ly Blamed On Offsite Backup Storage Provider
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark ReadingQuick Hits
URL shortening service says user database may have been compromised through backup data.
By Tim Wilson Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, 5/13/2014
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Defending Against Identity Theft In The Military
Lysa Myers, Security Researcher, ESETCommentary
Our military troops are twice as likely to be victims of identity theft as the general population. The reason is in the structure of military culture.
By Lysa Myers Security Researcher, ESET, 5/5/2014
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Privacy, Cybercrime Headline the Infosecurity Europe Conference
Mathew J. Schwartz,
Attendees debate NSA surveillance, privacy reforms, cybercrime defenses, and sharpen their CISO skills.
By Mathew J. Schwartz , 5/2/2014
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How To Avoid Sloppy Authentication
Garret Grajek, CTO & COO, SecureAuthCommentary
Viewing authentication as a process, not simply as an encryption or algorithm, is the key to defending corporate resources from attacks.
By Garret Grajek CTO & COO, SecureAuth, 5/1/2014
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CVE-2014-0993
Published: 2014-09-15
Buffer overflow in the Vcl.Graphics.TPicture.Bitmap implementation in the Visual Component Library (VCL) in Embarcadero Delphi XE6 20.0.15596.9843 and C++ Builder XE6 20.0.15596.9843 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted BMP file.

CVE-2014-2375
Published: 2014-09-15
Ecava IntegraXor SCADA Server Stable 4.1.4360 and earlier and Beta 4.1.4392 and earlier allows remote attackers to read or write to arbitrary files, and obtain sensitive information or cause a denial of service (disk consumption), via the CSV export feature.

CVE-2014-2376
Published: 2014-09-15
SQL injection vulnerability in Ecava IntegraXor SCADA Server Stable 4.1.4360 and earlier and Beta 4.1.4392 and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary SQL commands via unspecified vectors.

CVE-2014-2377
Published: 2014-09-15
Ecava IntegraXor SCADA Server Stable 4.1.4360 and earlier and Beta 4.1.4392 and earlier allows remote attackers to discover full pathnames via an application tag.

CVE-2014-3077
Published: 2014-09-15
IBM SONAS and System Storage Storwize V7000 Unified (aka V7000U) 1.3.x and 1.4.x before 1.4.3.4 store the chkauth password in the audit log, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information by reading this log file.

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