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US Tops Global Malware C2 Distribution
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The United States hosts 35% of the world's command-and-control infrastructure, driving the frequency of host compromises.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/22/2018
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UK, US to Sign Accord on AI, Cybersecurity Cooperation
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Royal Navy, US Navy, and tech industry leaders ready to commit to 'a framework for dialogue and cooperation' at inaugural meeting of the Atlantic Future Forum.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/22/2018
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Understanding SOCs' 4 Top Deficiencies
Heather Hixon,  Senior Solutions Architect, DFLabsCommentary
In most cases, the areas that rankle SANS survey respondents the most about security operations centers can be addressed with the right mix of planning, policies, and procedures.
By Heather Hixon Senior Solutions Architect, DFLabs, 10/22/2018
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Gartner Experts Highlight Tech Trends And Their Security Risks
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Security must be built into systems and applications from the beginning of the design process, they agreed.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/22/2018
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Google Patch to Block Spectre Slowdown in Windows 10
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Microsoft will incorporate Google's Retpoline patch to prevent Spectre Variant 2 from slowing down its operating system.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/19/2018
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WSJ Report: Facebook Breach the Work of Spammers, Not Nation-State Actors
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A report by the Wall Street Journal points finger at group that is known to Facebook Security.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/19/2018
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Risky Business: Dark Reading Caption Contest Winners
Marilyn Cohodas, Managing Editor, Dark ReadingCommentary
Phishing, anti-shoulder surfing, Russia and other hysterical identity management puns and comments. And the winners are ...
By Marilyn Cohodas Managing Editor, Dark Reading, 10/19/2018
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How to Get Consumers to Forgive You for a Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
It starts with already-established trust, a new survey shows.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/18/2018
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Audits: The Missing Layer in Cybersecurity
Brennan P Baybeck, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CISSP, Vice Chair of ISACA Board of DirectorsCommentary
Involving the audit team ensures that technology solutions are not just sitting on the shelf or being underutilized to strategically address security risks.
By Brennan P Baybeck CISA, CISM, CRISC, CISSP, Vice Chair of ISACA Board of Directors, 10/18/2018
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Former Equifax Manager Sentenced for Insider Trading
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Sudhakar Bonthu bought and sold Equifax stock options prior to the public disclosure of its 2017 data breach.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/18/2018
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Getting Up to Speed with "Always-On SSL"
Tim Callan, Senior Fellow, Comodo CACommentary
Websites can avoid the negative consequences of a "not secure" label from Google Chrome 68 by following four AOSSL best practices.
By Tim Callan Senior Fellow, Comodo CA, 10/18/2018
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Inside the Dark Web's 'Help Wanted' Ads
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
How cybercriminals recruit everyone from car drivers to corporate insiders and pay them according to the risk they assume.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/18/2018
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(ISC) : Global Cybersecurity Workforce Short 3 Million People
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
With the skills gap still wide, security leaders explain the challenges of hiring and retaining security experts.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/17/2018
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SEC Warns Public Companies on Accounting Control Use
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new SEC investigative report urges public organizations to keep cyberthreats in mind when implementing internal accounting tools.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/17/2018
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6 Reasons Why Employees Violate Security Policies
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Get into their heads to find out why they're flouting your corporate cybersecurity rules.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 10/16/2018
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6 Security Trends for 2018/2019
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Speaking at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, analyst Peter Firstbrook's list of trends is likely to inform executive committee conversations for the next 12 months.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/15/2018
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12 Free, Ready-to-Use Security Tools
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
There's no excuse for not knowing your exposure. These free tools can help you analyze what your company is up against and point ways to developing a more thorough security program.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 10/12/2018
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Pair of Reports Paint Picture of Enterprise Security Struggling to Keep Up
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Many organizations have yet to create an effective cybersecurity strategy and it's costing them millions.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/11/2018
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Window Snyder Shares Her Plans for Intel Security
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The security leader, known for her role in securing Microsoft, Apple, and Mozilla, discusses her new gig and what she's working on now.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 10/11/2018
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One-Third of US Adults Hit with Identity Theft
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
That's double the global average and more than three times the rate of French and German adults.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/11/2018
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CVE-2018-10839
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-16
Qemu emulator <= 3.0.0 built with the NE2000 NIC emulation support is vulnerable to an integer overflow, which could lead to buffer overflow issue. It could occur when receiving packets over the network. A user inside guest could use this flaw to crash the Qemu process resulting in DoS.
CVE-2018-13399
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-16
The Microsoft Windows Installer for Atlassian Fisheye and Crucible before version 4.6.1 allows local attackers to escalate privileges because of weak permissions on the installation directory.
CVE-2018-18381
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-16
Z-BlogPHP 1.5.2.1935 (Zero) has a stored XSS Vulnerability in zb_system/function/c_system_admin.php via the Content-Type header during the uploading of image attachments.
CVE-2018-18382
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-16
Advanced HRM 1.6 allows Remote Code Execution via PHP code in a .php file to the user/update-user-avatar URI, which can be accessed through an "Update Profile" "Change Picture" (aka user/edit-profile) action.
CVE-2018-18374
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-16
XSS exists in the MetInfo 6.1.2 admin/index.php page via the anyid parameter.