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Facebook Automates Fight Against Hackers
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.comCommentary
Here's a sneak peek into the system Facebook uses to secure your account when other websites are hacked.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 10/17/2014
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In Plain Sight: How Cyber Criminals Exfiltrate Data Via Video
Kaushik Narayan, CTO, Skyhigh NetworksCommentary
Just like Fortune 500 companies, attackers are investing in sophisticated measures that let them fly beneath the radar of conventional security.
By Kaushik Narayan CTO, Skyhigh Networks, 10/17/2014
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Open Source v. Closed Source: What's More Secure?
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingCommentaryVideo
In the wake of Shellshock and Heartbleed, has the glow of open-source application security dimmed?
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/17/2014
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'Silent' Fix For Windows USB Bug?
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Researchers say a newly patched Microsoft USB flaw in older versions of Windows had at some time previously been fixed in newer versions of the OS.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/16/2014
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The Internet of Things: 7 Scary Security Scenarios
Marilyn Cohodas, Community Editor, Dark Reading
The IoT can be frightening when viewed from the vantage point of information security.
By Marilyn Cohodas Community Editor, Dark Reading, 10/16/2014
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Russian Hackers Made $2.5B Over The Last 12 Months
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The big bucks are in selling credit card data -- not using it for fraud -- and PoS and ATM attacks are on the rise.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/15/2014
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'POODLE' Attacks, Kills Off SSL 3.0
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A newly discovered design flaw in an older version of SSL encryption protocol could be used for man-in-the-middle attacks -- leading some browser vendors to remove SSL 3.0 for good.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/15/2014
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Third-Party Code: Fertile Ground For Malware
Peter Zavlaris, Analyst, RiskIQCommentary
How big-brand corporate websites are becoming a popular method for mass distribution of exploit kits on vulnerable computers.
By Peter Zavlaris Analyst, RiskIQ, 10/15/2014
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Mastering Security Analytics
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Fast data analysis can stymie attacks and strengthen enterprise security. Does your team have the data smarts?
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 10/14/2014
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Russian Cyberspies Hit Ukrainian, US Targets With Windows Zero-Day Attack
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The Sandworm cyber espionage gang out of Russia intensifies its attacks in the wake of the Ukrainian conflict and sanctions against Russia with classic zero-day -- plus a popular cybercrime toolkit.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/14/2014
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Shellshock Mayhem Marks The Start Of Malware Mess
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Existing Mayhem botnet malware kit now includes Shellshock exploit -- and experts say that'll be the model for more enterprising criminals.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 10/13/2014
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In AppSec, ‘Fast’ Is Everything
Jeff Williams, CTO, Aspect Security & Contrast SecurityCommentary
The world has shifted. The SAST and DAST tools that were invented over a decade ago are no longer viable approaches to application security.
By Jeff Williams CTO, Aspect Security & Contrast Security, 10/13/2014
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Security Education K Through Life
W. Hord Tipton, Commentary
InfoSec professionals of the future need access to the right education and tools early on and throughout their entire work life.
By W. Hord Tipton , 10/10/2014
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MBIA Breach Highlights Need For Tightened Security Ops
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Configuration change management and better monitoring could have prevented search engine indexing of sensitive financial information.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 10/9/2014
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Yahoo Server Hack: Shellshocked Or Not?
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Yahoo goes on the record to state that an attack over the weekend was not related to Shellshock, but an independent researcher insists the Bash bug is rearing its head on Yahoo infrastructure.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 10/7/2014
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Tokenization: 6 Reasons The Card Industry Should Be Wary
Pat Carroll, Executive Chairman & Founder, ValidSoftCommentary
VISA’s new token service aims to provide consumers a simple, fraud-free digital payment experience. It’s a worthy goal, but one that may prove to be more aspirational than functional.
By Pat Carroll Executive Chairman & Founder, ValidSoft, 10/7/2014
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HBGary Founder Launches New Security Startup
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Greg Hoglund's new Outlier Security offers SaaS-based security and IR for endpoints.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/7/2014
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Apple Makes Move To Shut Down Mac Botnet
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Cupertino engineers move swiftly to contain a Trojan outbreak reportedly propagated through pirated software.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 10/6/2014
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How Cookie-Cutter Cyber Insurance Falls Short
Kevin Smith, VP, The Graham CompanyCommentary
Many off-the-shelf cyber liability policies feature a broad range of exclusions that won’t protect your company from a data breach or ransomware attack.
By Kevin Smith VP, The Graham Company, 10/6/2014
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FDA Delivers Medical Device Security Guidelines
Alison Diana, Senior EditorCommentary
As the FDA attempts to bolster the security of medical devices, some experts warn that guidance is too little, too late.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 10/3/2014
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CVE-2014-7052
Published: 2014-10-19
The sahab-alkher.com (aka com.tapatalk.sahabalkhercomvb) application 2.4.9.7 for Android does not verify X.509 certificates from SSL servers, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof servers and obtain sensitive information via a crafted certificate.

CVE-2014-7056
Published: 2014-10-19
The Yeast Infection (aka com.wyeastinfectionapp) application 0.1 for Android does not verify X.509 certificates from SSL servers, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof servers and obtain sensitive information via a crafted certificate.

CVE-2014-7070
Published: 2014-10-19
The Air War Hero (aka com.dev.airwar) application 3.0 for Android does not verify X.509 certificates from SSL servers, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof servers and obtain sensitive information via a crafted certificate.

CVE-2014-7075
Published: 2014-10-19
The HAPPY (aka com.tw.knowhowdesign.sinfonghuei) application 2.0 for Android does not verify X.509 certificates from SSL servers, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof servers and obtain sensitive information via a crafted certificate.

CVE-2014-7079
Published: 2014-10-19
The Romeo and Juliet (aka jp.co.cybird.appli.android.rjs) application 1.0.6 for Android does not verify X.509 certificates from SSL servers, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof servers and obtain sensitive information via a crafted certificate.

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