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Google Adds New Kernel-Level Protections For Android
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Measures include kernel memory controls and features to reduce attack surface.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 7/28/2016
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Multiple Major Security Products Open To Big Vulns Via 'Hooking Engines'
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Black Hat USA talk will show how flawed implementation of hooking techniques are putting security and other software at risk.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 7/28/2016
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KPMG Study: Breaches Up, Security Spending Down
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
81 percent admitted to a recent breach but less than half said they'd invested more in security as a result
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 7/28/2016
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How To Stay Safe On The Black Hat Network: ‘Don’t Connect To It’
Neil R. Wyler (Grifter), Threat Hunting and Incident Response Specialist, RSACommentary
Black Hat attendees may have changed their titles and now carry business cards but hackers gotta hack and there’s no better place to do it than Black Hat.
By Neil R. Wyler (Grifter) Threat Hunting and Incident Response Specialist, RSA, 7/28/2016
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7 Ways To Charm Users Out of Their Passwords
Terry Sweeney, Contributing Editor
While the incentives have changed over time, it still takes remarkably little to get users to give up their passwords.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 7/27/2016
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Dark Reading News Desk Coming Back To Black Hat, Live
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Live from Las Vegas: 40 video interviews with Black Hat USA conference speakers and sponsors. Wednesday Aug. 3, Thursday Aug, 4, 2 p.m. - 6:10 p.m. ET.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 7/27/2016
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The Internet Of Tiny Things: What Lurks Inside
Dan Cuddeford, Director of Sales Engineering, WanderaCommentary
Hackers can now use a tiny $2 embedded chip -- at scale -- to launch thousands of infected 'things' out into the ether to capture data and soften consumers up for an attack.
By Dan Cuddeford Director of Sales Engineering, Wandera, 7/27/2016
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Cybersecurity Skills Shortage Puts Organizations At Risk, Study Shows
Emily Johnson, Associate Editor, UBM AmericasNews
The oft-discussed and lamented cybersecurity skills gap isn’t just a hiring issue, it’s putting your organization at risk, Intel Security-CSIS study finds.
By Emily Johnson Associate Editor, UBM Americas, 7/27/2016
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In Security, Know That You Know Nothing
Michael Sutton, Chief Information Security Office, ZscalerCommentary
Only when security professionals become aware of what they don’t know, can they start asking the right questions and implementing the right security controls.
By Michael Sutton Chief Information Security Office, Zscaler, 7/26/2016
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'MouseJack' Researchers Uncover Major Wireless Keyboard Vulnerability
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
KeySniffer attack shows two-thirds of low-cost wireless keyboards prone to keystroke capture and malicious keystroke injection.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 7/26/2016
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SentinelOne Offers $1 Million Guarantee To Stop Ransomware
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Jeremiah Grossman continues his crusade to make security vendors take responsibility for their own gear.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 7/26/2016
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New Portal Offers Decryption Tools For Some Ransomware Victims
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Nomoreransom.org, a joint initiative between Europol, the Dutch National Police, Kaspersky Lab and Intel Security, offers help in getting encrypted data back.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 7/25/2016
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10 Hottest Talks at Black Hat USA 2016
Sean Martin, CISSP | President, imsmartin
The impressive roll call of speakers offers a prime opportunity to learn from the very best of the information security world.
By Sean Martin CISSP | President, imsmartin, 7/25/2016
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Building Black Hat: Locking Down One Of The World’s Biggest Security Conferences
Aamir Lakhani, Senior Security Strategist & Hacker, Fortinet, FortiGuard Advanced LabsCommentary
For security pros, being asked to help secure Black Hat is like being asked to play on the Olympic basketball team.
By Aamir Lakhani Senior Security Strategist & Hacker, Fortinet, FortiGuard Advanced Labs, 7/25/2016
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5 Ways To Protect HR From Ransomware
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
Bad actors are now looking to hold for ransom sensitive information stored in personnel records in the human resources department and other highly sensitive corporate operations.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 7/22/2016
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7 Ways To Lock Down Your Privileged Accounts
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Admin passwords contained within privileged accounts can open up the keys to the kingdom to determined attackers. Here's how to stop them.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 7/22/2016
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5 Failsafe Techniques For Interviewing Security Candidates
Joshua Goldfarb, VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEyeCommentary
Filling critical information security roles with the right people is never easy. But learning how to separate the 'wheat from the chaff' is a smart step in the right direction.
By Joshua Goldfarb VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEye, 7/22/2016
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Asia Mulls Europol-Style Agency To Fight Cybercrime
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Asian ministers hold closed-door meeting in Singapore to chalk out strategy for such an organization.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/22/2016
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Auto Industry ISAC Releases Best Practices For Connected Vehicle Cybersecurity
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Goal is to provide car manufactures with guidelines for protecting modern vehicles against emerging cyber threats
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 7/21/2016
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Tools & Training To ‘Hack Yourself’ Into Better Security
Ofer Israeli, Founder & VP, R&D, illusive networksCommentary
How to teach your blue team to think like the red team when your network is under attack and time is your most valuable asset.
By Ofer Israeli Founder & VP, R&D, illusive networks, 7/21/2016
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CVE-2013-7445
Published: 2015-10-15
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...

CVE-2015-4948
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.

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.

CVE-2015-6003
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.

CVE-2015-6333
Published: 2015-10-15
Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) 1.1j allows local users to gain privileges via vectors involving addition of an SSH key, aka Bug ID CSCuw46076.

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The cybersecurity profession struggles to retain women (figures range from 10 to 20 percent). It's particularly worrisome for an industry with a rapidly growing number of vacant positions.

So why does the shortage of women continue to be worse in security than in other IT sectors? How can men in infosec be better allies for women; and how can women be better allies for one another? What is the industry doing to fix the problem -- what's working, and what isn't?

Is this really a problem at all? Are the low numbers simply an indication that women do not want to be in cybersecurity, and is it possible that more women will never want to be in cybersecurity? How many women would we need to see in the industry to declare success?

Join Dark Reading senior editor Sara Peters and guests Angela Knox of Cloudmark, Barrett Sellers of Arbor Networks, Regina Wallace-Jones of Facebook, Steve Christey Coley of MITRE, and Chris Roosenraad of M3AAWG on Wednesday, July 13 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss all this and more.