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Time to Pull an Uber and Disclose your Data Breach Now
Joseph Carson, Chief Security Scientist, ThycoticCommentary
There is never a good time to reveal a cyber attack. But with EU's GDPR looming, the fallout is only going to get harder and more expensive if you wait.
By Joseph Carson Chief Security Scientist, Thycotic, 11/22/2017
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A Call for Greater Regulation of Digital Currencies
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A new report calls for international collaboration to create more transparency with virtual currencies and track money used for cybercrime.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 11/21/2017
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6 Real Black Friday Phishing Lures
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark Reading
As the mega-shopping day approaches, here's a look at six examples of phishing attacks - and ways to avoid taking the bait.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 11/21/2017
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New Guide for Political Campaign Cybersecurity Debuts
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Cybersecurity Campaign Playbook created by bipartisan Defending Digital Democracy Project (D3P) group provides political campaigns with tips for securing data, accounts.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/20/2017
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Tips to Protect the DNS from Data Exfiltration
Herv Dhlin, VP of Strategy at EfficientIPCommentary
If hackers break in via the Domain Name System, most business wouldn't know until it's too late. These tips can help you prepare.
By Herv Dhlin VP of Strategy at EfficientIP, 11/17/2017
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We're Still Not Ready for GDPR? What is Wrong With Us?
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingCommentary
The canary in the coalmine died 12 years ago, the law went into effect 19 months ago, but many organizations still won't be ready for the new privacy regulations when enforcement begins in May.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 11/17/2017
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Insider Threats: Red Flags and Best Practices
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark Reading
Security pros list red flags indicating an insider attack and best practices to protect against accidental and malicious exposure.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 11/15/2017
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Customers Punish Breached Companies
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Equifax's 25% reduction in share value and other industry-wide stats show that consumers aren't so apathetic about cybersecurity after all.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 11/10/2017
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Cybersecurity Staffing Shortage Tied to Cyberattacks, Data Breaches
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Short-staffed cybersecurity teams contribute to data breaches and cyberattacks levied against their organizations, a survey finds.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 11/9/2017
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Hypervisors: Now a Tool to Protect against Security Blind Spots
Shaun Donaldson, Director of Strategic Alliances, Bitdefender EnterpriseCommentary
By facilitating live introspection of virtual machine memory, the Xen Project is striving to eliminate stealthy attack techniques like EternalBlue.
By Shaun Donaldson Director of Strategic Alliances, Bitdefender Enterprise, 11/9/2017
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'Goldilocks' Legislation Aims to Clean up IoT Security
Raymond Pompon, Principal Threat Research Evangelist at F5 Networks
The proposed Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017 is not too hard, not too soft, and might be just right.
By Raymond Pompon Principal Threat Research Evangelist at F5 Networks, 11/9/2017
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The IoT Blindspot
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Confusion over whether IT staff or line of business professions are responsible for IoT management and security plays big role in a lack of visibility into those devices.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 11/8/2017
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Yahoo's Ex-CEO Mayer Calls Out Russian Hackers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Former Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer apologizes for massive data breach that exposed billions of user accounts.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/8/2017
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Cybercriminals Employ 'Driveby' Cryptocurrency Mining
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Mining digital coins is a legal activity, but cybercriminals have discovered a new way to inject malware to perform the task.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 11/8/2017
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How Law Firms Can Make Information Security a Higher Priority
Tom Cross, Chief Technology Officer of OPAQ NetworksCommentary
Lawyers always have been responsible for protecting their clients' information, but that was a lot easier to do when everything was on paper. Here are four best practices to follow.
By Tom Cross Chief Technology Officer of OPAQ Networks, 11/8/2017
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Greg Touhill: How an Air Force Lieutenant Became One of Cybersecurity's Top Guns
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, News
Security Pro File: After leading cyber efforts in the military, DHS, and the federal government, the former Federal CISO now sets his sights on new security technology.
By Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading , 11/8/2017
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Burnout, Culture Drive Security Talent Out the Door
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Security's efforts to bridge the talent gap mean little when workers don't want to stay in the industry.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 11/7/2017
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Majority of US Companies' DDoS Defenses Breached
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Survey finds 69% of companies' distributed denial-of-service attack defenses were breached in the past year - despite confidence in their mitigation technologies.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/7/2017
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4 Proactive Steps to Avoid Being the Next Data Breach Victim
Joshua Bevitz, Partner at Newmeyer & DillionCommentary
Despite highly publicized data breaches, most companies are not taking the necessary actions to prevent them.
By Joshua Bevitz Partner at Newmeyer & Dillion, 11/7/2017
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When Ransomware Strikes: 7 Steps You Can Take Now to Prepare
Patrick Hill, Atlassian SRE Solutions LeadCommentary
Ransomware is still on the rise. These operational tips can help lessen the blow if you're hit.
By Patrick Hill Atlassian SRE Solutions Lead, 11/6/2017
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CVE-2017-0290
Published: 2017-05-09
NScript in mpengine in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine with Engine Version before 1.1.13704.0, as used in Windows Defender and other products, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (type confusion and application crash) via crafted JavaScript code within ...

CVE-2016-10369
Published: 2017-05-08
unixsocket.c in lxterminal through 0.3.0 insecurely uses /tmp for a socket file, allowing a local user to cause a denial of service (preventing terminal launch), or possibly have other impact (bypassing terminal access control).

CVE-2016-8202
Published: 2017-05-08
A privilege escalation vulnerability in Brocade Fibre Channel SAN products running Brocade Fabric OS (FOS) releases earlier than v7.4.1d and v8.0.1b could allow an authenticated attacker to elevate the privileges of user accounts accessing the system via command line interface. With affected version...

CVE-2016-8209
Published: 2017-05-08
Improper checks for unusual or exceptional conditions in Brocade NetIron 05.8.00 and later releases up to and including 06.1.00, when the Management Module is continuously scanned on port 22, may allow attackers to cause a denial of service (crash and reload) of the management module.

CVE-2017-0890
Published: 2017-05-08
Nextcloud Server before 11.0.3 is vulnerable to an inadequate escaping leading to a XSS vulnerability in the search module. To be exploitable a user has to write or paste malicious content into the search dialogue.