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New 'Fantom' Ransomware Poses As Windows Update
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
Fantom malware comes disguised as a legitimate Microsoft Windows update to trick consumers and business users into downloading it.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/30/2016
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Another IoT-Dominated Botnet Rises With Almost 1M Infected Devices
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
BASHLITE malware fuels another DDoS botnet made up primarily of flaw-ridden internet of things devices
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 8/30/2016
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Malware Markets: Exposing The Hype & Filtering The Noise
Jim Walter, Senior SPEAR Researcher, CylanceCommentary
Theres a lot of useful infosec information out there, but cutting through clutter is harder than it should be.
By Jim Walter Senior SPEAR Researcher, Cylance, 8/30/2016
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6 Ways To Hack An Election
Eitan Bremler, Co-founder & VP Marketing and Product Management, Safe-TCommentary
Threats to our electoral process can come from outside the country or nefarious insiders. Our country needs to be better prepared.
By Eitan Bremler Co-founder & VP Marketing and Product Management, Safe-T, 8/30/2016
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Malware Found In Iran Petro Plants
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Virus not linked to recent fires in oil and gas facilities across the country, says official.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/30/2016
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US Think Tanks Involved In Russia Research Allegedly Hacked
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Russia-backed DNC hacker COZY BEAR behind these spearphish attacks on individuals and organizations, says CrowdStrike.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/30/2016
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Report: Hackers Breach Two State Election Databases, FBI Warns
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
FBI's need-to-know-only advisory doesn't specify, but Yahoo News' sources say it refers to 'suspected foreign hackers' targeting voter registration databases in Arizona and Illinois.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/29/2016
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Critical Infrastructure: The Next Cyber-Attack Target
Alex Campbell, Director, EY EMEIA Advisory Centre - CybersecurityCommentary
Power and utilities companies need a risk-centric cybersecurity approach to face coming threats.
By Alex Campbell Director, EY EMEIA Advisory Centre - Cybersecurity, 8/29/2016
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Multiple Apple iOS Zero-Days Enabled Firm To Spy On Targeted iPhone Users For Years
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Victims of lawful intercepts include human rights activists and journalist, researchers from Citizen Lab and Lookout say.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/26/2016
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Global Cost of Cybercrime Predicted to Hit $6 Trillion Annually By 2021, Study Says
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Start saving now.The global cost of cybercrime could reach $6 trillion by 2021, according to a Cybersecurity Ventures report.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/26/2016
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How To Bullet Proof Your PAM Accounts: 7 Tips
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Recent studies demonstrate the need for companies to focus more on their privileged users.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 8/26/2016
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The Hidden Dangers Of 'Bring Your Own Body'
Kon Leong, CEO/Co-founder, ZL TechnologiesCommentary
The use of biometric data is on the rise, causing new security risks that must be assessed and addressed.
By Kon Leong CEO/Co-founder, ZL Technologies, 8/26/2016
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CrowdStrike Integrates Scanning Engine With VirusTotal
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Machine Learning engine first in virus-scanning service to provide confidence levels with results, vendor says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/25/2016
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Apple Releases Patch For 'Trident,' A Trio Of iOS 0-Days
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Already rolled into the Pegasus spyware product and used to target social activists, the vulnerabilities are fixed in iOS 9.3.5.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/25/2016
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The Secret Behind the NSA Breach: Network Infrastructure Is the Next Target
Yoni Allon, Research Team Leader, LightCyberCommentary
How the networking industry has fallen way behind in incorporating security measures to prevent exploits to ubiquitous routers, proxies, firewalls, and switches.
By Yoni Allon Research Team Leader, LightCyber, 8/25/2016
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A Temperature-Check On The State Of Application Security
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
AppSec is more dangerous than network security but receives less than half the funding, according to new Ponemon study.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 8/25/2016
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French Submarine Firm Claims Economic Warfare After Massive Data Leak
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
The Australian publishes over 22,000 documents on six DCNS Scorpene subs that are being built in India
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/24/2016
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When Securing Your Applications, Seeing Is Believing
Mike Convertino, CISO & VP, Information Security, F5 NetworksCommentary
While the cloud is amazing, a worrying lack of visibility goes along with it. Keep that in mind as you develop your security approach.
By Mike Convertino CISO & VP, Information Security, F5 Networks, 8/24/2016
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Ransomware Costs Enterprises $209M In 1H 2016
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
New report from Trend Micro shows the addition of ransomware families in first half of the year nearly doubled numbers for new families found in all of 2015.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 8/23/2016
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Anatomy Of A Social Media Attack
Mike Raggo, Chief Research Scientist, ZeroFOX (CISSP, NSA-IAM, ACE, CSI)Commentary
Finding and addressing Twitter and Facebook threats requires a thorough understanding of how theyre accomplished.
By Mike Raggo Chief Research Scientist, ZeroFOX (CISSP, NSA-IAM, ACE, CSI), 8/23/2016
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CVE-2013-7445
Published: 2015-10-15
The Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) subsystem in the Linux kernel through 4.x mishandles requests for Graphics Execution Manager (GEM) objects, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via an application that processes graphics data, as demonstrated b...

CVE-2015-4948
Published: 2015-10-15
netstat in IBM AIX 5.3, 6.1, and 7.1 and VIOS 2.2.x, when a fibre channel adapter is used, allows local users to gain privileges via unspecified vectors.

CVE-2015-5660
Published: 2015-10-15
Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in eXtplorer before 2.1.8 allows remote attackers to hijack the authentication of arbitrary users for requests that execute PHP code.

CVE-2015-6003
Published: 2015-10-15
Directory traversal vulnerability in QNAP QTS before 4.1.4 build 0910 and 4.2.x before 4.2.0 RC2 build 0910, when AFP is enabled, allows remote attackers to read or write to arbitrary files by leveraging access to an OS X (1) user or (2) guest account.

CVE-2015-6333
Published: 2015-10-15
Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) 1.1j allows local users to gain privileges via vectors involving addition of an SSH key, aka Bug ID CSCuw46076.

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