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Digital Security: Taking an Uncompromising Stand
Mike Fey, Director of Cyber Security for Technologies and Initiatives, Intel Corp
In my last post, I outlined the difference between relying on Indicators of Compromise versus Indicators of Attack for digital security. The emphasis here is not that these indicators are ...
By Mike Fey Director of Cyber Security for Technologies and Initiatives, Intel Corp, 10/21/2014
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Synthetic Identity Fraud A Fast-Growing Category
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Real SSNs tied with fake identities are reaping criminals big profits.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 10/21/2014
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Nearly Half Of Consumers Will Punish Breached Retailers During Holidays
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Consumers say they'll talk with their wallets if they hear their favorite store has played fast and loose with customer data.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 10/20/2014
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Insider Threats: Breaching The Human Barrier
Christopher Hadnagy, Founder & CEO, Social-Engineer, Inc.Commentary
A company can spend all the money it has on technical solutions to protect the perimeter and still not prevent the attack that comes from within.
By Christopher Hadnagy Founder & CEO, Social-Engineer, Inc., 10/20/2014
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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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CVE-2012-5242
Published: 2014-10-21
Directory traversal vulnerability in functions/suggest.php in Banana Dance B.2.6 and earlier allows remote attackers to include and execute arbitrary local files via a .. (dot dot) in the name parameter in a get_template action.

CVE-2012-5243
Published: 2014-10-21
functions/suggest.php in Banana Dance B.2.6 and earlier allows remote attackers to read arbitrary database information via a crafted request.

CVE-2012-5702
Published: 2014-10-21
Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in dotProject before 2.1.7 allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the (1) callback parameter in a color_selector action, (2) field parameter in a date_format action, or (3) company_name parameter in an addedit action to i...

CVE-2013-7406
Published: 2014-10-21
SQL injection vulnerability in the MRBS module for Drupal allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary SQL commands via unspecified vectors.

CVE-2014-2531
Published: 2014-10-21
SQL injection vulnerability in xhr.php in InterWorx Web Control Panel (aka InterWorx Hosting Control Panel and InterWorx-CP) before 5.0.14 build 577 allows remote authenticated users to execute arbitrary SQL commands via the i parameter in a search action to the (1) NodeWorx , (2) SiteWorx, or (3) R...

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