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'Frighteningly Easy' Hack Guesses Full Credit Card Details In 6 Seconds
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Attack works only on Visa network, Newcastle University researchers say.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 12/2/2016
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The Human Firewall: Why People Are Critical To Email Security
Roland Cloutier, Senior VP, Chief Security Officer, ADPCommentary
Technology is just the beginning; employees must be fully on board with security procedures.
By Roland Cloutier Senior VP, Chief Security Officer, ADP, 12/2/2016
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Cybercriminals Next Target: Long-Term Prizes (Part 2 of 2)
Matthew Rosenquist, Cybersecurity Strategist for Intel
Attacks of a more strategic nature will test early blockchain implementations and continue to explore ways to monetize weak IoT devices.
By Matthew Rosenquist Cybersecurity Strategist for Intel, 12/1/2016
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DMARC Continues To Confound Users, Report Says
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
Almost three-quarters of those who deploy email authentication standard fail to get its full benefits, ValiMail says.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 12/1/2016
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20 Questions Smart Security Pros Should Ask About 'Intelligence'
Joshua Goldfarb, VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEyeCommentary
Threat intel is a hot but complicated topic that encompasses a lot more than just data feeds. Here's how to get beyond the fear, uncertainty, and doubt to maximize its potential.
By Joshua Goldfarb VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEye, 12/1/2016
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Gaming Company Sues Ex-Employees Over Data Theft
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
San Francisco-based Zynga alleges former workers took sensitive information with them when they joined rival company.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/1/2016
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Microsoft 'Father Of SDL' Named To Top Post At SAFECode
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
Steve Lipner, the former Microsoft security leader credited with spearheading its security development lifecycle (SDL) initiative, takes on a new role as executive director at SAFECode.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 12/1/2016
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China Cybersecurity Firm Linked With Countrys Intel Agency For Espionage
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Boyusec is working with Chinas intelligence services and military to doctor security products for spying, says Pentagon report.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/30/2016
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Cybercriminals' Next Target: Short-Term Dangers (Part 1 of 2)
Matthew Rosenquist, Cybersecurity Strategist for Intel
With the holidays approaching, the focus will be on lucrative online shopping, email ransomware, phishing for credentials, and infection by holiday-lurking malware.
By Matthew Rosenquist Cybersecurity Strategist for Intel, 11/30/2016
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Windows Malware Infections Spiked 106% From Black Friday To Cyber Monday
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
The number of infected PCs jumped some 106% during the holiday season's first shopping weekend and 118% above normal on Cyber Monday.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 11/30/2016
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The Rise Of SecBizOps & Why It Matters
Kevin O'Brien, Co-Founder and CEO, GreatHornCommentary
By aligning security dollars and technology with core business requirements, infosec can become a business enabler, not a business impediment.
By Kevin O'Brien Co-Founder and CEO, GreatHorn, 11/30/2016
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Retailers Limit Data Access For Temporary, Seasonal Workers
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
Employers are scaling back on sensitive data access for temporary and contract employees, and increasing visibility into their online activity.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 11/29/2016
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Beware: Scalable Vector Graphics Files Are A New Ransomware Threat
Matthew Rosenquist, Cybersecurity Strategist for Intel
SVG files offer many advantages as far as graphics go, but hackers looking to embed malware on websites can exploit them.
By Matthew Rosenquist Cybersecurity Strategist for Intel, 11/29/2016
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Cybersecurity User Training That Sticks: 3 Steps
Lysa Myers, Security Researcher, ESETCommentary
People are eager for common-sense advice that gives them control over their environment and helps them stay safe online.
By Lysa Myers Security Researcher, ESET, 11/29/2016
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Time For Security & Privacy To Come Out Of Their Silos
Mark Williams, SANS InstructorCommentary
By working separately, these two teams aren't operating as efficiently as they could and are missing huge opportunities.
By Mark Williams SANS Instructor, 11/28/2016
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Raising The Nation's Cybersecurity IQ: 'Learn To Code'
Mike Baukes, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, UpGuardCommentary
We need to ensure that the students of today are prepared for the security challenges of tomorrow.
By Mike Baukes Co-Founder & Co-CEO, UpGuard, 11/22/2016
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WindTalker Attack Finds New Vulnerabilities in Wi-Fi Networks
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
White hat researchers show how hackers read keystrokes to potentially compromise cellphone and tablet users on public Wi-Fi and home networks.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 11/21/2016
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Balancing The Risk & Promise Of The Internet Of Things
Daniel Miessler, Director of Advisory Services, IOActiveCommentary
You can't defend against something you don't understand. So make sure you consider IoT's risks before embracing its functionality.
By Daniel Miessler Director of Advisory Services, IOActive, 11/21/2016
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5 Ways Retailers Can Stay Safe Over the Holidays
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
E-commerce experts offer tips for locking down systems as the busy holiday season approaches.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 11/21/2016
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Ransomware Surveys Fill In Scope, Scale of Extortion Epidemic
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
Half of all surveyed organizations have been hit with ransomware campaigns in the last year, many more than once
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 11/21/2016
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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.

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.

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