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China's Great Cannon: The Great Firewall's More Aggressive Partner
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingCommentaryVideo
Crowdstrike researchers visit Dark Reading News Desk at Black Hat to describe how China went on the offensive and extended its Internet censorship efforts beyond Chinese borders.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 9/3/2015
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New Shifu Banking Trojan An ‘Uber Patchwork’ Of Malware Tools
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Sophisticated threat hitting banks in Japan combines best features of multiple previous banking malware, new IBM research says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 9/2/2015
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Microsoft's Remarkable Pivot: Windows 10 Abandons Privacy
Mark Weinstein, CEO, MeWe.comCommentary
You can read all you want about Windows 10 powerful new privacy features, but that doesn’t mean you have them.
By Mark Weinstein CEO, MeWe.com, 9/2/2015
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Baby Monitors Expose Home -- And Business -- Networks
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Researchers find major security flaws in popular networked video baby monitor products that could allow attackers to snoop on babies and businesses.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 9/2/2015
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Report: Ransomware Jumped 58 Percent in Q2
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
McAfee Threat Labs Report also zooms in on GPU malware and looks back on the first five years of the Intel-McAfee marriage.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 9/1/2015
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Malware Pre-Installed On Over Two-Dozen Android Smartphone Brands
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Threat affects several smartphones shipping from Asia including some popular ones such as Lenovo, Huawei, and Xiaomi, says G Data.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 9/1/2015
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We Can Allow Cybersecurity Research Without Stifling Innovation
Gavin Reid, Vice President, Threat Intelligence, Lancope IncCommentary
The U.S. government is in a unique position to become a global leader in cybersecurity. But only if it retains the open spirit of the Internet that kick-started the Information Age.
By Gavin Reid Vice President, Threat Intelligence, Lancope Inc, 9/1/2015
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Your Worst Day In IT
David Spark, Veteran Tech journalist and founder of Spark Media Solutions
Turns out the most common culprits aren't what you might think.
By David Spark Veteran Tech journalist and founder of Spark Media Solutions, 9/1/2015
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Sights & Sounds Of Black Hat USA And DEF CON
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
Some hackers call the week of Black Hat USA and DEF CON 'security summer camp' -- a look at some of the highlights of the two shows.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/31/2015
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A CISO's View of Mobile Security Strategy, With Stacey Halota
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingCommentaryVideo
CISO of Graham Holdings visits Dark Reading News Desk at Black Hat to discuss why mobile security is a top priority and how to use mobile devices as a security tool.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/31/2015
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FBI Sounds Alarm Again On Business Email Compromise Threat
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Over 7,000 US business have been victimized by so-called BEC fraud between October 2013 and August 2015 alone, the FBI said in an alert this week.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/28/2015
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The 7 ‘Most Common’ RATS In Use Today
Udi Shamir, Chief Security Officer, SentinelOneCommentary
Sniffing out RATS -- remote access Trojans -- is a challenge for even the most hardened cyber defender. Here’s a guide to help you in the hunt.
By Udi Shamir Chief Security Officer, SentinelOne, 8/28/2015
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A Virtual Tour of IBM’s SOCs, With Roger Hellman
Dark Reading Staff, CommentaryVideo
IBM's Roger Hellman visits the Dark Reading News Desk to talk about how IBM recreated a unique security operations center experience at Black Hat.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/27/2015
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Catching Attackers In The Act Of Stage Two, With Gigamon
Dark Reading Staff, CommentaryVideo
Shehzad Merchant, CTO of Gigamon, visits the Dark Reading News Desk to discuss a platform for finding and containing attackers once they've broken through your perimeter defense.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/27/2015
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Cybersecurity Under FTC Authority: What Does it Mean?
Tom Kellermann, Chief Cybersecurity Office, Trend MicroCommentary
Consumers can now expect the same level of security and privacy in the digital realm as they do in the physical.
By Tom Kellermann Chief Cybersecurity Office, Trend Micro, 8/27/2015
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Flash: Web Browser Plugins Are Vulnerable
Gavin Millard, Technical Director, EMEA, Tenable Network Security
Maybe it’s time to uninstall Flash for those that don’t need it and continuously monitor those that do.
By Gavin Millard Technical Director, EMEA, Tenable Network Security, 8/27/2015
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Consumers Want Password Alternatives
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Consumer confidence in online passwords wanes and their password hygiene remains as sketchy as ever, study finds.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 8/27/2015
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Getting To Yes, Cooperatively
Lysa Myers, Security Researcher, ESETCommentary
As security advocates, determining what “beneficial” means to a particular audience should be our first step in developing recommendations.
By Lysa Myers Security Researcher, ESET, 8/26/2015
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From Vicious To Virtuous: A Plan Of Attack For Incident Response
Torry Campbell, Chief Technical Officer of Endpoint and Management at Intel Security
How do you get there? Increase the cost and effort required by the bad guys and boost your efficiency.
By Torry Campbell Chief Technical Officer of Endpoint and Management at Intel Security, 8/26/2015
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Kelly's Glimpse Of Black Hat
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingCommentaryVideo
Dark Reading executive editor Kelly Jackson Higgins talks through the top trends and sessions, and how the industry has evolved since her first trip to Black Hat.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/26/2015
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CVE-2015-3308
Published: 2015-09-02
Double free vulnerability in lib/x509/x509_ext.c in GnuTLS before 3.3.14 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted CRL distribution point.

CVE-2015-4330
Published: 2015-09-02
A local file script in Cisco TelePresence Video Communication Server (VCS) Expressway X8.5.2 allows local users to gain privileges for OS command execution via invalid parameters, aka Bug ID CSCuv10556.

CVE-2015-6274
Published: 2015-09-02
The IPv4 implementation on Cisco ASR 1000 devices with software 15.5(3)S allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (ESP QFP CPU consumption) by triggering packet fragmentation and reassembly, aka Bug ID CSCuv71273.

CVE-2015-6277
Published: 2015-09-02
The ARP implementation in Cisco NX-OS on Nexus 1000V devices for VMware vSphere 5.2(1)SV3(1.4), Nexus 3000 devices 7.3(0)ZD(0.47), Nexus 4000 devices 4.1(2)E1, Nexus 9000 devices 7.3(0)ZD(0.61), and MDS 9000 devices 7.0(0)HSK(0.353) and SAN-OS NX-OS on MDS 9000 devices 7.0(0)HSK(0.353) allows remote...

CVE-2015-6587
Published: 2015-09-02
The vlserver in OpenAFS before 1.6.13 allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read and crash) via a crafted regular expression in a VL_ListAttributesN2 RPC.

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