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Michaels Retail Chain Reveals Details Of Breach: Nearly 3M Affected
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Attack on point-of-sale systems went on for more than six months, officials say.
By Tim Wilson Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, 4/18/2014
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Poll: Dark Reading Community Acts On Heartbleed
Marilyn Cohodas, Community Editor, Dark ReadingCommentary
Roughly 60 percent of respondents to our flash poll have installed the Heartbeat fix or are in the process of doing so.
By Marilyn Cohodas Community Editor, Dark Reading, 4/18/2014
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How A Little Obscurity Can Bolster Security
Corey Nachreiner, Director, Security Strategy & Research, WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
Most security professionals deride the idea of "security by obscurity." Is it time to re-evaluate the conventional wisdom?
By Corey Nachreiner Director, Security Strategy & Research, WatchGuard Technologies, 4/17/2014
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Federal IT Security Policies Must Be User Friendly
James Bindseil, Commentary
Federal agencies should choose security tools and policies that suit the productivity needs of their employees.
By James Bindseil , 4/16/2014
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White House Details Zero-Day Bug Policy
Mathew J. Schwartz, News
NSA denies prior knowledge of the Heartbleed vulnerability, but the White House reserves the right to withhold zero-day exploit information in some cases involving security or law enforcement.
By Mathew J. Schwartz , 4/15/2014
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'Baby Teeth' In Infrastructure Cyber Security Framework
Dave Frymier, Chief Information Security Officer, UnisysCommentary
NISTís modest effort to improve lax security around IT infrastructure in airports, utilities, and other critical areas now heads to Congress. Don't hold your breath.
By Dave Frymier Chief Information Security Officer, Unisys, 4/14/2014
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Feds Address Antitrust Concerns On Cyberthreat Sharing
William Jackson, Technology WriterCommentary
Justice Dept. and FTC confirm that sharing cybersecurity threat information is not an antitrust law violation.
By William Jackson Technology Writer, 4/11/2014
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Flash Poll: Broken Heartbeat
Marilyn Cohodas, Community Editor, Dark ReadingCommentary
What steps do you plan to take in response to the Heartbleed bug? Take our poll and share your reasons in the comments.
By Marilyn Cohodas Community Editor, Dark Reading, 4/10/2014
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Heartbleed: Examining The Impact
Tim Sapio, Security Analyst, Bishop FoxCommentary
With Heartbleed, thereís little hope of knowing if an asset was breached, if a breach can be identified, or what, if any, data was leaked. Hereís how to defend against future attacks.
By Tim Sapio Security Analyst, Bishop Fox, 4/10/2014
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CIO Vs. CSO: Allies Or Enemies?
Eric Cole, Founder & Chief Scientist, Secure Anchor ConsultingCommentary
In the wake of the Target breach it's clear that the CIO and CSO must have clear boundaries of responsibility and equal representation in the board room.
By Eric Cole Founder & Chief Scientist, Secure Anchor Consulting, 4/10/2014
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Paul Allen Invests In Online Voting Firm
Elena Malykhina, Technology JournalistCommentary
E-voting firm Scytl receives $40 million from Paul Allen's Vulcan Capital to continue election modernization efforts. Defense Department among its customers.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 4/9/2014
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Whatís Worse: Credit Card Or Identity Theft?
Kerstyn Clover, Attack & Defense Team ConsultantCommentary
When it comes to data loss, itís time for the conversation to shift from credit cards to personal information like Social Security numbers, home addresses, and your favorite flavor of ice cream.
By Kerstyn Clover Attack & Defense Team Consultant, 4/9/2014
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One Year Later: The APT1 Report
Nick Selby, CEO, StreetCred Software, IncCommentary
One of the most positive impacts of APT1 is the undeniable rise in the stature of the threat intelligence industry. "Threat Intelligence" is the SIEM, the NAC of 2014.
By Nick Selby CEO, StreetCred Software, Inc, 4/8/2014
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If Mother Nature Were A CISO
TK Keanini, CTO, LancopeCommentary
There are many defensive patterns in nature that also apply to information security. Here's how to defeat your predators in the high-stakes game of corporate survival and resiliency.
By TK Keanini CTO, Lancope, 4/7/2014
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Colleagues In Cuffs: When Employees Steal Patient Records
Alison Diana, Senior EditorCommentary
The Queens County DA recently arrested two Jamaica Hospital employees for stealing patient data, a lucrative crime occurring at hospitals across the nation.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 4/7/2014
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We Are the Perimeter
Malcolm Harkins, Vice President and Chief Security and Privacy Officer, Intel CorporationCommentary
End users, not technology, define the boundaries of the enterprise. Security strategies must protect this new perimeter.
By Malcolm Harkins Vice President and Chief Security and Privacy Officer, Intel Corporation, 4/7/2014
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Nominum: 24 Million Home Routers Exposing ISPs to DDoS Attacks
Brian Prince, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Even Internet service providers that go to great lengths to protect their networks are vulnerable.
By Brian Prince Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 4/4/2014
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NSAís Big Surprise: Govít Agency Is Actually Doing Its Job
Ira Winkler, Commentary
When people claimed after 9/11 that the NSA was ill equipped to deal with a changing world, I wonder what they expected to happen.
By Ira Winkler , 4/4/2014
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Study: Security Fears Continue To Block Cloud Deployment
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark ReadingQuick Hits
'Fear of the unknown' still haunts cloud adoption.
By Tim Wilson Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, 4/3/2014
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The Right Stuff: Staffing Your Corporate SOC
Rick Howard, CSO, Palo Alto NetworksCommentary
What makes a top-notch security analyst? Passion, experience, and communication skills trump certifications and degrees. But you get what you pay for.
By Rick Howard CSO, Palo Alto Networks, 4/2/2014
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CVE-2013-6213
Published: 2014-04-19
Unspecified vulnerability in Virtual User Generator in HP LoadRunner before 11.52 Patch 1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via unknown vectors, aka ZDI-CAN-1833.

CVE-2013-6214
Published: 2014-04-19
Unspecified vulnerability in the Integration Service in HP Universal Configuration Management Database 9.05, 10.01, and 10.10 allows remote authenticated users to obtain sensitive information via unknown vectors, aka ZDI-CAN-2042.

CVE-2012-0871
Published: 2014-04-18
The session_link_x11_socket function in login/logind-session.c in systemd-logind in systemd, possibly 37 and earlier, allows local users to create or overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the X11 user directory in /run/user/.

CVE-2012-6646
Published: 2014-04-18
F-Secure Anti-Virus, Safe Anywhere, and PSB Workstation Security before 11500 for Mac OS X allows local users to disable the Mac OS X firewall via unspecified vectors.

CVE-2013-4279
Published: 2014-04-18
imapsync 1.564 and earlier performs a release check by default, which sends sensitive information (imapsync, operating system, and Perl version) to the developer's site.

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