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Malware Markets: Exposing The Hype & Filtering The Noise
Jim Walter, Senior SPEAR Researcher, CylanceCommentary
Theres a lot of useful infosec information out there, but cutting through clutter is harder than it should be.
By Jim Walter Senior SPEAR Researcher, Cylance, 8/30/2016
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DoD Taps DEF CON Hacker Traits For Cybersecurity Training Program
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Famed capture-the-packet contest technology will become part of DoD training as well.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 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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The Hidden Dangers Of 'Bring Your Own Body'
Kon Leong, CEO/Co-founder, ZL TechnologiesCommentary
The use of biometric data is on the rise, causing new security risks that must be assessed and addressed.
By Kon Leong CEO/Co-founder, ZL Technologies, 8/26/2016
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Apple Releases Patch For 'Trident,' A Trio Of iOS 0-Days
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Already rolled into the Pegasus spyware product and used to target social activists, the vulnerabilities are fixed in iOS 9.3.5.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/25/2016
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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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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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Meet The 2016 PWNIE Award Winners
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Contest celebrating the best and worst in information security celebrates its 10th year.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 8/22/2016
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Attacker's Playbook Top 5 Is High On Passwords, Low On Malware
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Report: Penetration testers' five most reliable methods of compromising targets include four different ways to use stolen credentials, but zero ways to exploit software.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/18/2016
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How Diversity Can Bridge The Talent Gap
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingCommentary
Women and minorities in the security industry share some hard truths about the security industrys hiring traditions and practices.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/18/2016
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Security Staff Shortages Incur Higher Breach Recovery Costs
Emily Johnson, Associate Editor, UBM AmericasNews
New study measures the financial impact of a breach on a company short on IT security staff.
By Emily Johnson Associate Editor, UBM Americas, 8/18/2016
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5 Strategies For Enhancing Targeted Security Monitoring
Jason Sachowski, Director, Security Forensics & Civil Investigations, Scotiabank GroupCommentary
These examples will help you improve early incident detection results.
By Jason Sachowski Director, Security Forensics & Civil Investigations, Scotiabank Group, 8/18/2016
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Cisco Addresses Zero-Day Firewall Flaw Exposed In Equation Group Hack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
ShadowBrokers dump of Equation Group exploits uncovers previously unknown security hole as well as a known one.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/18/2016
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SWIFT Ignored Lax Security In Smaller Member Banks, Say Officials
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Former and current SWIFT managers admit security of customer terminals was not addressed, says Reuters report.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/18/2016
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'Strong Connection' Between Files Leaked By ShadowBrokers & The Equation Group
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Researchers from Kaspersky Lab, which exposed the so-called Equation Group two years ago, say several hundred of the hacking tools leaked online have ties to the nation-state gang.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/16/2016
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Dark Reading Radio: What Keeps IT Security Pros Awake at Night
Marilyn Cohodas, Community Editor, Dark ReadingCommentary
Join us for a wide-ranging discussion with (ISC) Chief Exec David Shearer on the most worrisome infosec trends and challenges.
By Marilyn Cohodas Community Editor, Dark Reading, 8/16/2016
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New Banking Malware Touts Zeus-Like Capabilities
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Scylex malware built from scratch for financial theft, according to an ad in infamous underground forum.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/15/2016
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Theory Vs Practice: Getting The Most Out Of Infosec
Joshua Goldfarb, VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEyeCommentary
Why being practical and operationally minded is the only way to build a successful security program.
By Joshua Goldfarb VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEye, 8/10/2016
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Building A Detection Strategy With The Right Metrics
Giora Engel, VP Product & Strategy, LightCyberCommentary
The tools used in detecting intrusions can lead to an overwhelming number of alerts, but theyre a vital part of security.
By Giora Engel VP Product & Strategy, LightCyber, 8/9/2016
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Symantec Discovers Strider, A New CyberEspionage Group
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
In action five years, highly selective threat actor has only been known to compromise seven organizations.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/8/2016
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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...

Published: 2015-10-15
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.

Published: 2015-10-15
Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in eXtplorer before 2.1.8 allows remote attackers to hijack the authentication of arbitrary users for requests that execute PHP code.

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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