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What You Need To Know About Nation-State Hacked Hard Drives
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The nation-state Equation Group compromise of most popular hard drives won't be a widespread threat, but future disk security -- and forensic integrity -- remain unclear.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 3/2/2015
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No Silver Bullets for Security
Lorie Wigle, Vice President, General Manager IOT Security Solutions, Intel Security Group
A quick-fix security solution for cyberphysical systems doesn’t exist.
By Lorie Wigle Vice President, General Manager IOT Security Solutions, Intel Security Group, 3/2/2015
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Why Security Awareness Alone Won’t Stop Hackers
Saryu Nayyar, CEO, GuruculCommentary
End-user training is a noble pursuit but it’s no defense against “low and slow” attacks that take months and years to carry out.
By Saryu Nayyar CEO, Gurucul, 3/2/2015
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Dark Reading Offers Cyber Security Crash Course At Interop 2015
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark ReadingCommentary
New, one-day event offers a way for IT pros to quickly catch up with the latest threats and defenses in information security.
By Tim Wilson Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, 3/2/2015
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Cyber Intelligence: Defining What You Know
Jason Polancich, Founder & Chief Architect, SurfWatchLabsCommentary
Too often management settles for security data about things that are assumed rather than things you can prove or that you know are definitely wrong.
By Jason Polancich Founder & Chief Architect, SurfWatchLabs, 2/27/2015
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Hits Keep On Coming For Both SSL & Its Abusers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Hacktivist group Lizard Squad punishes Lenovo with a DNS hijack. Will Comodo be next?
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/26/2015
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How to Strengthen Enterprise Defenses against Ransomware
Alexandra Gheorghe, Security Specialist, Bitdefender
Eight essential ways that companies can enforce their borders.
By Alexandra Gheorghe Security Specialist, Bitdefender, 2/26/2015
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How To Reduce Spam & Phishing With DMARC
Daniel Ingevaldson, CTO, Easy SolutionsCommentary
Providers of more than 3 billion email boxes have taken up a new Internet protocol to help put trust back into electronic messaging.
By Daniel Ingevaldson CTO, Easy Solutions, 2/26/2015
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Five Easiest Ways to Get Hacked – Part 2
Carric Dooley, WW VP of Foundstone Services, Intel Security
Continuing a conversation with principal security consultant Amit Bagree
By Carric Dooley WW VP of Foundstone Services, Intel Security, 2/25/2015
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FBI Offers $3 Million Reward For Info On Whereabouts Of GameoverZeus Botnet Operator
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev, who faces charges for his alleged role as an administrator of the GameOver Zeus botnet, is at large in Russia.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/24/2015
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From Hacking Systems To Hacking People
Larry Ponemon, Chairman & Founder, Ponemon InstituteCommentary
New low-tech attack methods like ‘visual hacking’ demand an information security environment that values data privacy and a self-policing culture.
By Larry Ponemon Chairman & Founder, Ponemon Institute, 2/24/2015
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Blackhat, The Movie: Good, Bad & Ridiculous
Jeff Schmidt, Founder & CEO of JAS Global Advisors LLCCommentary
It didn’t take home an Oscar, but in some instances Blackhat was right on point. Still, a white-hat hacker with the skills to take out armed opponents?
By Jeff Schmidt Founder & CEO of JAS Global Advisors LLC, 2/23/2015
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Who Cares Who’s Behind A Data Breach?
Kerstyn Clover, Attack & Defense Team ConsultantCommentary
Attribution takes a long time, a lot of work, and a healthy dose of luck. But is it worth the effort?
By Kerstyn Clover Attack & Defense Team Consultant, 2/20/2015
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Lenovo Superfish Adware Excuses Are Lame
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise MobilityCommentary
Lenovo is downplaying the installation of Superfish adware on its notebook PCs. Here's why we think business and consumer users deserve better.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 2/19/2015
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Hackin' At The Car Wash, Yeah
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Drive-through car washes can be hacked via the Internet, to wreak physical damage or to get a free wash for your ride.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 2/19/2015
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Superfish Compromises All SSL Connections On Lenovo Gear
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
More than just pre-installed adware on some Lenovo laptops, Superfish acts as a man-in-the-middle certificate authority, hijacking every SSL session the laptop makes.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/19/2015
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Our Governments Are Making Us More Vulnerable
Corey Nachreiner, Director, Security Strategy & Research, WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
Stuxnet opened Pandora’s box and today state-sponsored cyber security policies continue to put us at risk. Here are three reasons why.
By Corey Nachreiner Director, Security Strategy & Research, WatchGuard Technologies, 2/19/2015
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End Users Causing Bulk Of Infosec Headaches
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Report shows 80 percent of IT pros blame users for their security woes.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 2/18/2015
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How We Can Prevent Another Anthem Breach
Dave Kearns, Analyst, Kuppinger-ColeCommentary
Two things could have mitigated the damage and maybe even prevented any loss at all: behavioral analysis and context-aware access control.
By Dave Kearns Analyst, Kuppinger-Cole, 2/18/2015
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Cyberespionage: You’re Not Paranoid, Someone Is Spying on Your Company
Michael Sentonas, Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Security Connected at McAfee, part of Intel Security
It’s time for all of your counter-espionage tools to work together.
By Michael Sentonas Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Security Connected at McAfee, part of Intel Security, 2/17/2015
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CVE-2013-7421
Published: 2015-03-02
The Crypto API in the Linux kernel before 3.18.5 allows local users to load arbitrary kernel modules via a bind system call for an AF_ALG socket with a module name in the salg_name field, a different vulnerability than CVE-2014-9644.

CVE-2014-8160
Published: 2015-03-02
net/netfilter/nf_conntrack_proto_generic.c in the Linux kernel before 3.18 generates incorrect conntrack entries during handling of certain iptables rule sets for the SCTP, DCCP, GRE, and UDP-Lite protocols, which allows remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions via packets with disall...

CVE-2014-9644
Published: 2015-03-02
The Crypto API in the Linux kernel before 3.18.5 allows local users to load arbitrary kernel modules via a bind system call for an AF_ALG socket with a parenthesized module template expression in the salg_name field, as demonstrated by the vfat(aes) expression, a different vulnerability than CVE-201...

CVE-2015-0239
Published: 2015-03-02
The em_sysenter function in arch/x86/kvm/emulate.c in the Linux kernel before 3.18.5, when the guest OS lacks SYSENTER MSR initialization, allows guest OS users to gain guest OS privileges or cause a denial of service (guest OS crash) by triggering use of a 16-bit code segment for emulation of a SYS...

CVE-2014-8921
Published: 2015-03-01
The IBM Notes Traveler Companion application 1.0 and 1.1 before 201411010515 for Window Phone, as distributed in IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1, does not properly restrict the number of executions of the automatic configuration option, which makes it easier for remote attackers to capture credentials by c...

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