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Suspect in Yahoo Breach Pleads Not Guilty
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Karim Baratov enters his plea in US Courts today, after waiving his extradition hearing in Canada last week.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/23/2017
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Phish Bait: DMARC Adoption Failures Leave Companies Exposed
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
More than 90% of Fortune 500 companies leave customers and brand names vulnerable to domain name spoofing as a result of not fully implementing DMARC.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 8/23/2017
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72% of Government Agencies Hit with Security Incidents
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The cause of the incidents large fell on human error and employee misuse.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/23/2017
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The Changing Face & Reach of Bug Bounties
Vincent Liu, Partner, Bishop FoxCommentary
HackerOne CEO Mrten Mickos reflects on the impact of vulnerability disclosure on today's security landscape and leadership.
By Vincent Liu Partner, Bishop Fox, 8/23/2017
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Why You Need to Study Nation-State Attacks
Markus Jakobsson, Chief Scientist at AgariCommentary
Want to know what attacks against businesses will look like soon? Examine nation-state attacks now.
By Markus Jakobsson Chief Scientist at Agari, 8/23/2017
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Google Removes 500 Android Apps Following Spyware Scare
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Android apps embedded with an advertising software development kit removed after researchers discover its potential for stealing users' caller data.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 8/23/2017
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Dino Dai Zovi Dives Into Container Security, SecDevOps
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingCommentaryVideo
Dino Dai Zovi discusses the under-explored security aspects of Docker, data center orchestration, and containers.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/23/2017
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Why Most Security Awareness Training Fails (And What To Do About It)
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, CommentaryVideo
Arun Vishwanath discusses why awareness training shouldn't apply the same cure to every ailment then blame the patient when the treatment doesn't work.
By Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading , 8/22/2017
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Battle of the AIs: Don't Build a Better Box, Put Your Box in a Better Loop
Mike Convertino, CISO & VP, Information Security, F5 NetworksCommentary
Powered by big data and machine learning, next-gen attacks will include perpetual waves of malware, phishes, and false websites nearly indistinguishable from the real things. Here's how to prepare.
By Mike Convertino CISO & VP, Information Security, F5 Networks, 8/22/2017
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The Benefits of Exploiting Attackers' Favorite Tools
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, CommentaryVideo
Symantec senior threat researcher Waylon Grange explains that attackers write vulnerable code, too.
By Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading , 8/22/2017
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Comparing Private and Public Cloud Threat Vectors
Oliver Tavakoli, CTO, Vectra Networks, Inc.Commentary
Many companies moving from a private cloud to a cloud service are unaware of increased threats.
By Oliver Tavakoli CTO, Vectra Networks, Inc., 8/22/2017
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How to Hack a Robot
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Forget 'killer robots:' researchers demonstrate how collaborative robots, or 'cobots,' can be hacked and dangerous.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/22/2017
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Tuesday: Spammers' Favorite Day of the Week
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Spammers are most active when their targets are online, with the highest level of activity on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 8/21/2017
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The Pitfalls of Cyber Insurance
Chris McDaniels, Chief Information Security Officer of Mosaic451Commentary
Cyber insurance is 'promising' but it won't totally protect your company against hacks.
By Chris McDaniels Chief Information Security Officer of Mosaic451, 8/21/2017
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50% of Ex-Employees Can Still Access Corporate Apps
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Businesses drive the risk for data breaches when they fail to terminate employees' access to corporate apps after they leave.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 8/18/2017
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ShieldFS Hits 'Rewind' on Ransomware
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingCommentaryVideo
Federico Maggi and Andrea Continella discuss a new tool to protect filesystems by disrupting and undoing ransomware's encryption activities.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/18/2017
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Curbing the Cybersecurity Workforce Shortage with AI
Deborah Golden, Principal, Deloitte & Touche, and Federal  Cyber-Risk LeaderCommentary
By using cognitive technologies, an organization can address the talent shortage by getting more productivity from current employees and improving processes.
By Deborah Golden Principal, Deloitte & Touche, and Federal Cyber-Risk Leader, 8/18/2017
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How Bad Teachers Ruin Good Machine Learning
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingCommentaryVideo
Sophos data scientist Hillary Sanders explains how security suffers when good machine learning models are trained on bad testing data.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/18/2017
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Microsoft Report: User Account Attacks Jumped 300% Since 2016
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Most of these Microsoft user account compromises can be attributed to weak, guessable passwords and poor password management, researchers found.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 8/17/2017
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The Shadow Brokers: How They Changed 'Cyber Fear'
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingCommentaryVideo
At Black Hat USA, Matt Suiche, founder of Comae Technologies, describes what we know about the Shadow Brokers and how they have changed the business of cyber fear.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/17/2017
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CVE-2017-0290
Published: 2017-05-09
NScript in mpengine in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine with Engine Version before 1.1.13704.0, as used in Windows Defender and other products, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (type confusion and application crash) via crafted JavaScript code within ...

CVE-2016-10369
Published: 2017-05-08
unixsocket.c in lxterminal through 0.3.0 insecurely uses /tmp for a socket file, allowing a local user to cause a denial of service (preventing terminal launch), or possibly have other impact (bypassing terminal access control).

CVE-2016-8202
Published: 2017-05-08
A privilege escalation vulnerability in Brocade Fibre Channel SAN products running Brocade Fabric OS (FOS) releases earlier than v7.4.1d and v8.0.1b could allow an authenticated attacker to elevate the privileges of user accounts accessing the system via command line interface. With affected version...

CVE-2016-8209
Published: 2017-05-08
Improper checks for unusual or exceptional conditions in Brocade NetIron 05.8.00 and later releases up to and including 06.1.00, when the Management Module is continuously scanned on port 22, may allow attackers to cause a denial of service (crash and reload) of the management module.

CVE-2017-0890
Published: 2017-05-08
Nextcloud Server before 11.0.3 is vulnerable to an inadequate escaping leading to a XSS vulnerability in the search module. To be exploitable a user has to write or paste malicious content into the search dialogue.