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Back To Basics: 10 Security Best Practices
Nimmy Reichenberg, VP of Strategy, AlgoSecCommentary
The most effective strategy for keeping organizations, users and customers safe is to focus on the fundamentals.
By Nimmy Reichenberg VP of Strategy, AlgoSec, 9/4/2015
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Stealing Data By 'Living Off The Land'
Rutrell Yasin, Business Technology Writer, Tech Writers BureauNews
Hackers latest tactic involves a malware-free attack using a company’s own system credentials and admin tools to gain access.
By Rutrell Yasin Business Technology Writer, Tech Writers Bureau, 9/3/2015
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China's Great Cannon: The Great Firewall's More Aggressive Partner
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingCommentaryVideo
Crowdstrike researchers visit Dark Reading News Desk at Black Hat to describe how China went on the offensive and extended its Internet censorship efforts beyond Chinese borders.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 9/3/2015
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New Shifu Banking Trojan An ‘Uber Patchwork’ Of Malware Tools
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Sophisticated threat hitting banks in Japan combines best features of multiple previous banking malware, new IBM research says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 9/2/2015
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Microsoft's Remarkable Pivot: Windows 10 Abandons Privacy
Mark Weinstein, CEO, MeWe.comCommentary
You can read all you want about Windows 10 powerful new privacy features, but that doesn’t mean you have them.
By Mark Weinstein CEO, MeWe.com, 9/2/2015
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Baby Monitors Expose Home -- And Business -- Networks
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Researchers find major security flaws in popular networked video baby monitor products that could allow attackers to snoop on babies and businesses.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 9/2/2015
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Report: Ransomware Jumped 58 Percent in Q2
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
McAfee Threat Labs Report also zooms in on GPU malware and looks back on the first five years of the Intel-McAfee marriage.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 9/1/2015
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Malware Pre-Installed On Over Two-Dozen Android Smartphone Brands
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Threat affects several smartphones shipping from Asia including some popular ones such as Lenovo, Huawei, and Xiaomi, says G Data.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 9/1/2015
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We Can Allow Cybersecurity Research Without Stifling Innovation
Gavin Reid, Vice President, Threat Intelligence, Lancope IncCommentary
The U.S. government is in a unique position to become a global leader in cybersecurity. But only if it retains the open spirit of the Internet that kick-started the Information Age.
By Gavin Reid Vice President, Threat Intelligence, Lancope Inc, 9/1/2015
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Your Worst Day In IT
David Spark, Veteran Tech journalist and founder of Spark Media Solutions
Turns out the most common culprits aren't what you might think.
By David Spark Veteran Tech journalist and founder of Spark Media Solutions, 9/1/2015
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Sights & Sounds Of Black Hat USA And DEF CON
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
Some hackers call the week of Black Hat USA and DEF CON 'security summer camp' -- a look at some of the highlights of the two shows.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/31/2015
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A CISO's View of Mobile Security Strategy, With Stacey Halota
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingCommentaryVideo
CISO of Graham Holdings visits Dark Reading News Desk at Black Hat to discuss why mobile security is a top priority and how to use mobile devices as a security tool.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/31/2015
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FBI Sounds Alarm Again On Business Email Compromise Threat
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Over 7,000 US business have been victimized by so-called BEC fraud between October 2013 and August 2015 alone, the FBI said in an alert this week.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/28/2015
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The 7 ‘Most Common’ RATS In Use Today
Udi Shamir, Chief Security Officer, SentinelOneCommentary
Sniffing out RATS -- remote access Trojans -- is a challenge for even the most hardened cyber defender. Here’s a guide to help you in the hunt.
By Udi Shamir Chief Security Officer, SentinelOne, 8/28/2015
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A Virtual Tour of IBM’s SOCs, With Roger Hellman
Dark Reading Staff, CommentaryVideo
IBM's Roger Hellman visits the Dark Reading News Desk to talk about how IBM recreated a unique security operations center experience at Black Hat.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/27/2015
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Catching Attackers In The Act Of Stage Two, With Gigamon
Dark Reading Staff, CommentaryVideo
Shehzad Merchant, CTO of Gigamon, visits the Dark Reading News Desk to discuss a platform for finding and containing attackers once they've broken through your perimeter defense.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/27/2015
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Cybersecurity Under FTC Authority: What Does it Mean?
Tom Kellermann, Chief Cybersecurity Office, Trend MicroCommentary
Consumers can now expect the same level of security and privacy in the digital realm as they do in the physical.
By Tom Kellermann Chief Cybersecurity Office, Trend Micro, 8/27/2015
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Flash: Web Browser Plugins Are Vulnerable
Gavin Millard, Technical Director, EMEA, Tenable Network Security
Maybe it’s time to uninstall Flash for those that don’t need it and continuously monitor those that do.
By Gavin Millard Technical Director, EMEA, Tenable Network Security, 8/27/2015
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Consumers Want Password Alternatives
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Consumer confidence in online passwords wanes and their password hygiene remains as sketchy as ever, study finds.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 8/27/2015
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Getting To Yes, Cooperatively
Lysa Myers, Security Researcher, ESETCommentary
As security advocates, determining what “beneficial” means to a particular audience should be our first step in developing recommendations.
By Lysa Myers Security Researcher, ESET, 8/26/2015
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CVE-2014-9605
Published: 2015-09-04
WebUpgrade in Netsweeper before 3.1.10, 4.0.x before 4.0.9, and 4.1.x before 4.1.2 allows remote attackers to bypass authentication and create a system backup tarball, restart the server, or stop the filters on the server via a ' (single quote) character in the login and password parameters to webup...

CVE-2015-2990
Published: 2015-09-04
Directory traversal vulnerability in NEOJAPAN desknet NEO 2.0R1.0 through 2.5R1.4 allows remote authenticated users to read arbitrary files via a crafted parameter.

CVE-2015-2991
Published: 2015-09-04
Buffer overflow in NScripter before 3.00 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via crafted save data.

CVE-2015-5612
Published: 2015-09-04
Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in October CMS build 271 and earlier allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the caption tag of a profile image.

CVE-2015-5688
Published: 2015-09-04
Directory traversal vulnerability in lib/app/index.js in Geddy before 13.0.8 for Node.js allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via a ..%2f (dot dot encoded slash) in the PATH_INFO to the default URI.

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