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Windows 'DoubleAgent' Attack Turns AV Tools into Malware
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Zero-day attack exploits a legitimate process in Windows, according to Cybellum; AV vendors downplay threat.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 3/22/2017
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Future of the SIEM
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
Current SIEM systems have flaws. Here's how the SIEM's role will change as mobile, cloud, and IoT continue to grow.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 3/22/2017
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New Metasploit Extension Available for Testing IoT Device Security
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
RFTransceiver extension for the Metasploit Hardware Bridge API will let organizations detect and scan wireless devices operating outside 802.11 spec.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 3/21/2017
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Report: OilRig' Attacks Expanding Across Industries, Geographies
James Carder, CISO & VP, LogRhythm Labs, LogRhythm, Inc.Commentary
Malware targets Middle Eastern airlines, government, financial industries and critical infrastructure with a simple but powerful backdoor created by infected Excel files attached to phishing emails.
By James Carder CISO & VP, LogRhythm Labs, LogRhythm, Inc., 3/21/2017
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3,000 Industrial Plants Per Year Infected with Malware
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Targeted industrial control systems-themed malware is less prevalent yet persistent, including one variant posing as Siemens PLC firmware that has been in action since 2013, researchers find.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 3/21/2017
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Getting Beyond the Buzz & Hype of Threat Hunting
Kyle Wilhoit, Senior Security Researcher, DomainToolsCommentary
When harnessed properly, threat hunting can be one of the most useful techniques for finding attackers in your network. But it wont happen overnight.
By Kyle Wilhoit Senior Security Researcher, DomainTools, 3/20/2017
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New Wave of Security Acquisitions Signals Start of Consolidation Trend
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
A dozen recent high-profile deals reflect cybersecurity vendors' hopes of expanding their offerings with next-generation technology, ideas, and talent.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 3/20/2017
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Embrace the Machine & Other Goals for CISOs
Mike Convertino, CISO & VP, Information Security, F5 NetworksCommentary
Here are five ways we can become more effective for our organizations.
By Mike Convertino CISO & VP, Information Security, F5 Networks, 3/17/2017
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Sound Waves Used to Hack Common Data Sensors
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
Though the immediate threat to your smartphone or Fitbit is slight, University of Michigan researchers show command-and-control capability with spoofed signaling on a variety of MEMS accelerometers.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 3/16/2017
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New 'PetrWrap' Signals Intensified Rivalry Among Ransomware Gangs
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
PetrWrap modifies Petya ransomware so its authors can't control unauthorized use of their malware.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 3/14/2017
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Nigerian Cybercrime Matures, Morphs
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
INTERPOL, security researchers see West Africa cybercrime scene expanding and getting more sophisticated.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 3/13/2017
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What Your SecOps Team Can (and Should) Do
Chris Crowley, Independent Consultant at Montance, LLCCommentary
If your organization has all of these pieces in place, congratulations!
By Chris Crowley Independent Consultant at Montance, LLC, 3/13/2017
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This Week On Dark Reading: Events Calendar
Dark Reading Staff, Commentary
How to become a threat hunter, how to build a cybersecurity architecture that actually defends against today's risks, and much more...
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/13/2017
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WikiLeaks Says It Will Help Firms Thwart 'CIA Hack Tools'
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Julian Assange follows up leak of alleged CIA cyber espionage hack tools with promise of assistance against these.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/10/2017
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In a Cybersecurity Vendor War, the End User Loses
Morey Haber, VP, Technology, BeyondTrustCommentary
When vulnerability information is disclosed without a patch available, users are the ones really being punished.
By Morey Haber VP, Technology, BeyondTrust, 3/8/2017
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A Real-Life Look into Responsible Disclosure for Security Vulnerabilities
Marc Laliberte, Information Security Threat Analyst, WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
A researcher gives us a glimpse into what happened when he found a problem with an IoT device.
By Marc Laliberte Information Security Threat Analyst, WatchGuard Technologies, 3/7/2017
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Symantec Launches Venture Capital Arm
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
CEO Greg Clark says new Symantec Ventures could provide an 'onramp for M&A' opportunities for the security vendor.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 3/2/2017
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Google Enhances Safe Browsing for Chrome on MacOS
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Chrome Settings API for Mac will give developers tools to ensure users have full control of their settings and know about intrusions.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/2/2017
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Survey Finds Disconnect Between Security Strategy and Execution
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Report from Intel Security and CSIS discovers 93% of businesses have cybersecurity strategies, but only 49% fully implement them.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/2/2017
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Malware Kits, Advertising Trojans Drive Mobile Risk
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
Kaspersky Lab research and INTERPOL analysis highlight growth in advertising Trojans and mobile malware kit sales on the Dark Web.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 3/1/2017
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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.

CVE-2015-5660
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.

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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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