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Retailers Realize EMV Won't Save Them From Fraudsters
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Fraudsters hit retailers harder than ever in 2014 and many recognize that even though EMV's chip-and-pin authentication will stem skimming, breaches and other forms of fraud will persist.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 9/30/2014
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FDA Pushes To Improve Medical Device Security
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerCommentary
Cyber attacks pose a grave threat to the integrity of healthcare services, agency says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 9/29/2014
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DoE Preps Privacy Standards For Smart Grid
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerCommentary
Department of Energy has released a set of voluntary privacy recommendations for smart grid owners, operators, and third parties; industry stakeholders have until October 14 to comment on draft.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 9/29/2014
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Can We Talk? Finding A Common Security Language
Jason Polancich, Founder & Chief Architect, SurfWatchLabsCommentary
How engineers can get beyond the crippling vocabulary and semantic barrier of infosec and actually communicate about cyber risk with bosses and business colleagues.
By Jason Polancich Founder & Chief Architect, SurfWatchLabs, 9/29/2014
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Shellshock's Threat To Healthcare
Mac McMillan, CEO, CynergisTekCommentary
The Bash bug is everywhere, including in medical devices. The industry must be better prepared to protect itself and patients.
By Mac McMillan CEO, CynergisTek, 9/29/2014
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Shellshocked: A Future Of ‘Hair On Fire’ Bugs
Paul Vixie, Chairman & CEO, Farsight Security, Inc.Commentary
Most computers affected by Bash will be updated within 10 years. The rest will be vulnerable for the lifespans of all humans now living. This should concern us. But then, global warming should also concern us.
By Paul Vixie Chairman & CEO, Farsight Security, Inc., 9/26/2014
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From Securities To Security: Why The SEC Is Bringing Cyber To The Boardroom
Stephen Boyer, CTO & Founder, BitSight TechnologiesCommentary
The SEC is emerging as a key proponent of corporate cyber security responsibility and diligence. What does that mean for the CISO?
By Stephen Boyer CTO & Founder, BitSight Technologies, 9/24/2014
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Dark Reading Radio: Trends In Application Security
Marilyn Cohodas, Community Editor, Dark ReadingCommentary
How can we get more security baked into applications? Join us for a discussion today, Wednesday, September 24, at 1:00 p.m. New York, 10 a.m. San Francisco time.
By Marilyn Cohodas Community Editor, Dark Reading, 9/23/2014
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Mobile-Only Employee Trend Could Break Security Models
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
One-third of employees exclusively use mobile devices for work, but security organizations still aren't shifting their risk management focus.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 9/22/2014
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5 Ways To Think Outside The PCI Checkbox
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
New PCI Council GM plans to help organizations move their practices beyond compliance mentality into risk-based security.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 9/19/2014
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An AppSec Report Card: Developers Barely Passing
Jeff Williams, CTO, Aspect Security & Contrast SecurityCommentary
A new study reveals that application developers are getting failing grades when it comes to their knowledge of critical security such as how to protect sensitive data, Web services, and threat modeling.
By Jeff Williams CTO, Aspect Security & Contrast Security, 9/19/2014
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Federal Inaction Breeds ID Theft, Says Frank Abagnale
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Government/HealthcareCommentary
Onetime "Catch Me If You Can" swindler turned anti-fraud consultant says identity theft is "4,000 times easier" than when he was living a life of crime.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare, 9/18/2014
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New CVE Naming Convention Could Break Vulnerability Management
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
MITRE sets deadline for releasing new CVEs with different ID format syntax, regardless of how many vulnerabilities we see in 2014.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 9/16/2014
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Apple Pay: A Necessary Push To Transform Consumer Payments
Lucas Zaichkowsky, Enterprise Defense Architect, AccessDataCommentary
Apple Pay is a strategic move that will rival PayPal and other contenders in the mobile wallet marketplace. The big question is whether consumers and businesses are ready to ditch the plastic.
By Lucas Zaichkowsky Enterprise Defense Architect, AccessData, 9/11/2014
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Dark Reading Radio: CISO James Christiansen Shares Experiences
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark ReadingCommentary
Former CISO at GM, Visa, and Experian answers questions about building security programs in large enterprises.
By Tim Wilson Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, 9/9/2014
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HealthCare.gov Breach: The Ripple Effect
Alison Diana, Senior EditorCommentary
Hackers breached a HealthCare.gov test server, reportedly affecting no records, but the repercussions could spread across many medical organizations.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 9/6/2014
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Poll: Significant Insecurity About Internet of Things
Marilyn Cohodas, Community Editor, Dark ReadingCommentary
Fewer than one percent of more than 800 Dark Reading community members are ready for the fast approaching security onslaught of the IoT.
By Marilyn Cohodas Community Editor, Dark Reading, 9/5/2014
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In Cloud We Trust: A New Model
Evelyn De Souza & Richard Noguera, Cloud Security Alliance Data Governance Chair & Cloud Compliance & Data Privacy Strategy Leader, CiscoCommentary
The solution to the problem of data security in the public cloud will require more than a traditional compliance-driven approach.
By Evelyn De Souza & Richard Noguera Cloud Security Alliance Data Governance Chair & Cloud Compliance & Data Privacy Strategy Leader, Cisco, 9/4/2014
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Why Are Security Pros Blasé About Compliance?
François Amigorena, Founder & CEO, IS DecisionsCommentary
A survey of 500 IT and security decision makers in the UK and US shows that a majority are in the dark about regulatory requirements for their business organization.
By François Amigorena Founder & CEO, IS Decisions, 8/29/2014
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Top 5 Reasons Your Small Business Website is Under Attack
Chris Weltzien, CEO, 6Scan Commentary
There is no such thing as “too small to hack.” If a business has a website, hackers can exploit it.
By Chris Weltzien CEO, 6Scan , 8/26/2014
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Published: 2014-09-30
registerConfiglet.py in Plone before 4.2.3 and 4.3 before beta 1 allows remote attackers to execute Python code via unspecified vectors, related to the admin interface.

CVE-2012-5486
Published: 2014-09-30
ZPublisher.HTTPRequest._scrubHeader in Zope 2 before 2.13.19, as used in Plone before 4.3 beta 1, allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary HTTP headers via a linefeed (LF) character.

CVE-2012-5487
Published: 2014-09-30
The sandbox whitelisting function (allowmodule.py) in Plone before 4.2.3 and 4.3 before beta 1 allows remote authenticated users with certain privileges to bypass the Python sandbox restriction and execute arbitrary Python code via vectors related to importing.

CVE-2012-5488
Published: 2014-09-30
python_scripts.py in Plone before 4.2.3 and 4.3 before beta 1 allows remote attackers to execute Python code via a crafted URL, related to createObject.

CVE-2012-5489
Published: 2014-09-30
The App.Undo.UndoSupport.get_request_var_or_attr function in Zope before 2.12.21 and 3.13.x before 2.13.11, as used in Plone before 4.2.3 and 4.3 before beta 1, allows remote authenticated users to gain access to restricted attributes via unspecified vectors.

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