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6 Million+ Email Accounts Worldwide Exposed In Past 3 Months
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Spike in number of stolen accounts likely due to uptick in major data breaches, researchers say.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 11/25/2014
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What Healthcare Can Learn From CHS Data Breach
Paula Knippa, AttorneyCommentary
Security breach that exposed personal data on 4.5 million Tennessee healthcare system patients offers key lessons to prevent similar cyber attacks.
By Paula Knippa Attorney, 11/25/2014
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Underground Carders Abusing Charities To Verify Stolen Payment Data
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Charities' weak fraud controls make things easier on donors and criminals alike.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 11/25/2014
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Don't Discount XSS Vulnerabilities
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
XSS flaws are more serious than you'd think.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 11/24/2014
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Cyber Security Needs Its Ralph Nader
Tsion Gonen , Chief Strategy Officer, SafeNetCommentary
It took thousands of unnecessary traffic fatalities to create an environment for radical transformation of the auto industry. What will it take for a similar change to occur in data security?
By Tsion Gonen Chief Strategy Officer, SafeNet, 11/24/2014
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USPS Played Cat And Mouse With Cyber Attacker
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Postal Service takes restrained, methodical approach to cyberattack. Was this the right strategy?
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 11/24/2014
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Cloud Security By The Numbers
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Quantifying the perceptions around cloud security practices.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 11/21/2014
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The Week When Attackers Started Winning The War On Trust
Kevin Bocek, VP Security Strategy & Threat Intelligence, VenafiCommentary
The misuse of keys and certificates is not exotic or hypothetical. Itís a real threat that could undermine most, if not all, critical security controls, as recent headlines strongly show.
By Kevin Bocek VP Security Strategy & Threat Intelligence, Venafi, 11/21/2014
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Russian Cyber Espionage Under The Microscope
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
New report shows level of coordination and strategy by three main groups of cyberspies out of Russia.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 11/20/2014
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New Citadel Attack Targets Password Managers
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
IBM researchers have found signs that the prolific data steal Trojan is now being used to attack widely used password managers.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 11/20/2014
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Surveillance Cameras Next On The Insecure IoT List
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Three buffer overflow vulnerabilities leave HikVision video recorders open to remote code execution.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 11/20/2014
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Internet Architecture Board Calls For Net Encryption By Default
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The Internet Architecture Board (IAB) urges encryption across the protocol stack to usher in an era where encrypted traffic is the norm. But there are possible security tradeoffs.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 11/19/2014
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The Rise Of The Resilient Mobile Botnet
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
New report on what researchers call one of the 'most sophisticated mobile botnets online' shows how profitable mobile malware has become.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 11/19/2014
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Microsoft Issues Emergency Patch Amid Targeted Attacks
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Windows Kerberos authentication bug "critical."
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 11/18/2014
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Is Security Awareness Training Really Worth It?
Fahmida Y. Rashid, News
Experts weigh in on the value of end-user security training, and how to make education more effective.
By Fahmida Y. Rashid , 11/18/2014
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Deconstructing the Cyber Kill Chain
Giora Engel, VP Product & Strategy, LightCyberCommentary
As sexy as it is, the Cyber Kill Chain model can actually be detrimental to network security because it reinforces old-school, perimeter-focused, malware-prevention thinking.
By Giora Engel VP Product & Strategy, LightCyber, 11/18/2014
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Why Cyber Security Starts At Home
Corey Nachreiner, Director, Security Strategy & Research, WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
Even the grandmas on Facebook need to know and practice basic security hygiene, because what happens anywhere on the Internet can eventually affect us all.
By Corey Nachreiner Director, Security Strategy & Research, WatchGuard Technologies, 11/17/2014
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Microsoft Fixes Critical SChannel & OLE Bugs, But No Patches For XP
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
No patches released for the now-unsupported XP even though the 19-year-old OLE bug is critical and "Winshock" bug in Windows' SSL/TLS installation could be worse than Heartbleed.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 11/14/2014
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Rethinking Security With A System Of 'Checks & Balances'
Brian Foster, CTO, DamballaCommentary
For too long, enterprises have given power to one branch of security governance -- prevention -- at the expense of the other two: detection and response.
By Brian Foster CTO, Damballa, 11/14/2014
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Time To Turn The Tables On Attackers
Amit Yoran, President, RSACommentary
As a security industry, we need to arm business with innovative technologies that provide visibility, analysis, and action to prevent inevitable breaches from causing irreparable damage.
By Amit Yoran President, RSA, 11/13/2014
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CVE-2014-1421
Published: 2014-11-25
mountall 1.54, as used in Ubuntu 14.10, does not properly handle the umask when using the mount utility, which allows local users to bypass intended access restrictions via unspecified vectors.

CVE-2014-7839
Published: 2014-11-25
DocumentProvider in RESTEasy 2.3.7 and 3.0.9 does not configure the (1) external-general-entities or (2) external-parameter-entities features, which allows remote attackers to conduct XML external entity (XXE) attacks via unspecified vectors.

CVE-2014-8001
Published: 2014-11-25
Buffer overflow in decode.cpp in Cisco OpenH264 1.2.0 and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via an encoded media file.

CVE-2014-8002
Published: 2014-11-25
Use-after-free vulnerability in decode_slice.cpp in Cisco OpenH264 1.2.0 and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via an encoded media file.

CVE-2014-8004
Published: 2014-11-25
Cisco IOS XR allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (LISP process reload) by establishing many LISP TCP sessions, aka Bug ID CSCuq90378.

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