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How Not To Pay A Ransom: 3 Tips For Enterprise Security Pros
David Jones, SVP & GM, Information Management and Governance Software, Hewlett Packard EnterpriseCommentary
At the most basic level, organizations must understand their data, the entry points, and who has access. But dont forget to keep your backup systems up to date.
By David Jones SVP & GM, Information Management and Governance Software, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, 8/31/2016
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Malware Found In Iran Petro Plants
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Virus not linked to recent fires in oil and gas facilities across the country, says official.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/30/2016
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Critical Infrastructure: The Next Cyber-Attack Target
Alex Campbell, Director, EY EMEIA Advisory Centre - CybersecurityCommentary
Power and utilities companies need a risk-centric cybersecurity approach to face coming threats.
By Alex Campbell Director, EY EMEIA Advisory Centre - Cybersecurity, 8/29/2016
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Multiple Apple iOS Zero-Days Enabled Firm To Spy On Targeted iPhone Users For Years
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Victims of lawful intercepts include human rights activists and journalist, researchers from Citizen Lab and Lookout say.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/26/2016
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How To Bullet Proof Your PAM Accounts: 7 Tips
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Recent studies demonstrate the need for companies to focus more on their privileged users.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 8/26/2016
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The Secret Behind the NSA Breach: Network Infrastructure Is the Next Target
Yoni Allon, Research Team Leader, LightCyberCommentary
How the networking industry has fallen way behind in incorporating security measures to prevent exploits to ubiquitous routers, proxies, firewalls, and switches.
By Yoni Allon Research Team Leader, LightCyber, 8/25/2016
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A Temperature-Check On The State Of Application Security
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
AppSec is more dangerous than network security but receives less than half the funding, according to new Ponemon study.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 8/25/2016
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Security Leadership & The Art Of Decision Making
Vincent Liu, Partner, Bishop FoxCommentary
What a classically-trained guitarist with a Masters Degree in counseling brings to the table as head of cybersecurity and privacy at one of the worlds major healthcare organizations.
By Vincent Liu Partner, Bishop Fox, 8/24/2016
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Hacktivists Take Aim At Olympics Broadcast Service
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Broadcasts and images of Games left intact, but employee contact information apparently breached.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/22/2016
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3 Takeaways From The HEI Hotels And Oracle MICROS Breaches
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Attacks another reminder of the fragility of the US payment system.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/18/2016
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Cerber Ransomware Could Net $2 Million Its First Year
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
A study of the Cerber operation's ransomware-as-a-service model highlights just how lucrative this cybercrime can be.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/16/2016
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The Future Of ATM Hacking
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Research released at Black Hat USA last week shows that one of our best defenses for the future of payment card and ATM security isn't infallible. Here's why.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/11/2016
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Data Protection From The Inside Out
Dan Frank, Deloitte Advisory Principal, Cyber Risk ServicesCommentary
Organizations must make fundamental changes in the way they approach data protection.
By Dan Frank Deloitte Advisory Principal, Cyber Risk Services, 8/8/2016
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Dark Reading News Desk Coming Back To Black Hat, Live
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Live from Las Vegas: over 40 video interviews with Black Hat USA conference speakers and sponsors. Wednesday Aug. 3, Thursday Aug, 4, starting at 2 p.m. ET.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/4/2016
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FBI Reportedly Took Months To Warn DNC That Russia May Be Behind Hackings
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Full disclosure may have lessened damage but official says agency was acting in national interest.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/4/2016
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Do Security Companies Need to Issue Warranties?
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
Jeremiah Grossman outlines how IT security firms are starting to offer guarantees with the backing of insurance companies.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 8/3/2016
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Researchers Show How To Steal Payment Card Data From PIN Pads
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Attack works even against chip-enabled EMV smartcards.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/3/2016
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Georgia Man Pleads Guilty To Hacking, Insider Trading
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Leonid Momotok breached newswire networks and used confidential data for illegal trades worth $30 million.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/3/2016
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Hotel POS and Magstripe Cards Vulnerable to Attacks, Brute-Forcing
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
Researchers from Rapid7 at DefCon will demonstrate vulnerabilities that allow attackers to turn point-of-sale devices into keyboards
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 8/2/2016
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Awareness Improving But Security Still Lags For SAP Implementations
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
SAP ecosystem a huge Achilles heel for enterprise system security, report says.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 8/2/2016
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The Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) subsystem in the Linux kernel through 4.x mishandles requests for Graphics Execution Manager (GEM) objects, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via an application that processes graphics data, as demonstrated b...

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netstat in IBM AIX 5.3, 6.1, and 7.1 and VIOS 2.2.x, when a fibre channel adapter is used, allows local users to gain privileges via unspecified vectors.

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Published: 2015-10-15
Directory traversal vulnerability in QNAP QTS before 4.1.4 build 0910 and 4.2.x before 4.2.0 RC2 build 0910, when AFP is enabled, allows remote attackers to read or write to arbitrary files by leveraging access to an OS X (1) user or (2) guest account.

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