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Backoff, Dairy Queen, UPS & Retail's Growing PoS Security Problem
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Retail brands are trying to pass the buck for data security to banks and franchisees, say some experts.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/27/2014
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How I Hacked My Home, IoT Style
David Jacoby, Sr. Security Researcher, Kaspersky LabCommentary
It didn’t take long to find a score of vulnerabilities in my home entertainment, gaming, and network storage systems.
By David Jacoby Sr. Security Researcher, Kaspersky Lab, 8/27/2014
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Top 5 Reasons Your Small Business Website is Under Attack
Chris Weltzien, CEO, 6Scan Commentary
There is no such thing as “too small to hack.” If a business has a website, hackers can exploit it.
By Chris Weltzien CEO, 6Scan , 8/26/2014
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When Big Data & Infants' Privacy Collide
Alison Diana, Senior EditorCommentary
Technology allows researchers to discover newborns' genetic secrets, but the long-term repercussions worry some parents and privacy advocates.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 8/25/2014
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All In For The Coming World of 'Things'
Don Bailey, Founder & CEO, Lab Mouse SecurityCommentary
At a Black Hat round table, experts discuss the strategies necessary to lock down the Internet of Things, the most game-changing concept in Internet history.
By Don Bailey Founder & CEO, Lab Mouse Security, 8/25/2014
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Flash Poll: CSOs Need A New Boss
Marilyn Cohodas, Community Editor, Dark ReadingCommentary
Only one out of four respondents to our flash poll think the CSO should report to the CIO.
By Marilyn Cohodas Community Editor, Dark Reading, 8/22/2014
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Hacker Or Military? Best Of Both In Cyber Security
John B. Dickson, CISSP,  Principal, Denim GroupCommentary
How radically different approaches play out across the security industry.
By John B. Dickson CISSP, Principal, Denim Group, 8/21/2014
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Heartbleed Not Only Reason For Health Systems Breach
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Community Health Systems' bad patching practices are nothing compared to its poor encryption, network monitoring, fraud detection, and data segmentation, experts say.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/20/2014
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4 Tips: Protect Government Data From Mobile Malware
Julie M. Anderson, Managing Director, Civitas GroupCommentary
Mobile malware continues to proliferate, particularly on Android devices. These four steps help counter the threat.
By Julie M. Anderson Managing Director, Civitas Group, 8/20/2014
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Debugging The Myths Of Heartbleed
Steve Riley, Technical Leader, Office of the CTO, Riverbed TechnologyCommentary
Does Heartbleed really wreak havoc without a trace? The media and many technical sites seemed convinced of this, but some of us were skeptical.
By Steve Riley Technical Leader, Office of the CTO, Riverbed Technology, 8/20/2014
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Q&A: DEF CON At 22
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
DEF CON founder Jeff Moss, a.k.a. The Dark Tangent, reflects on DEF CON's evolution, the NSA fallout, and wider security awareness.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/19/2014
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Why John McAfee Is Paranoid About Mobile
Peter Zavlaris, Analyst, RiskIQCommentary
Mobile apps are posing expanding risks to both enterprises and their customers. But maybe being paranoid about mobile is actually healthy for security.
By Peter Zavlaris Analyst, RiskIQ, 8/19/2014
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Cloud Apps & Security: When Sharing Matters
Krishna Narayanaswamy, Founder & Chief Scientist, NetskopeCommentary
Sharing documents and data is happening all over the cloud today but not all sharing activity carries equal risk.
By Krishna Narayanaswamy Founder & Chief Scientist, Netskope, 8/18/2014
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Infographic: 70 Percent of World's Critical Utilities Breached
Mark L. Cohn, Chief Technology Officer, Unisys Federal SystemsCommentary
New research from Unisys and Ponemon Institute finds alarming security gaps in worldwide ICS and SCADA systems within the last 12 months.
By Mark L. Cohn Chief Technology Officer, Unisys Federal Systems, 8/15/2014
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Test Drive: GFI LanGuard 2014
John H. Sawyer, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingCommentary
LanGuard worked well in the lab and may prove more beneficial to IT operations than security teams.
By John H. Sawyer Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 8/15/2014
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Why Patching Makes My Heart Bleed
John Rostern, CRISC, QSA, VP Technology Audit & Advisory Services, CoalfireCommentary
Heartbleed was a simple mistake that was allowed to propagate through "business as usual" patching cycles and change management. It could easily happen again.
By John Rostern CRISC, QSA, VP Technology Audit & Advisory Services, Coalfire, 8/14/2014
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Internet Of Things Security Reaches Tipping Point
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Public safety issues bubble to the top in security flaw revelations.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/13/2014
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Security Holes Exposed In Trend Micro, Websense, Open Source DLP
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Researchers Zach Lanier and Kelly Lum at Black Hat USA took the wraps off results of their security testing of popular data loss prevention software.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/12/2014
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CloudBot: A Free, Malwareless Alternative To Traditional Botnets
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Researchers take advantage of cloud service providers' free trials and lousy anti-automation controls to use cloud instances like bots.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/11/2014
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Closing The Skills Gap Between Hackers & Defenders: 4 Steps
W. Hord Tipton, Commentary
Improvements in security education, budgets, tools, and methods will help our industry avoid more costly and dangerous attacks and data breaches in the future.
By W. Hord Tipton , 8/11/2014
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Two-factor authentication is a ubiquitous, mature technology. Whether or not you use it for your network, here are three external services for which you should immediately enable it.
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CVE-2014-0761
Published: 2014-08-27
The DNP3 driver in CG Automation ePAQ-9410 Substation Gateway allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop or process crash) via a crafted TCP packet.

CVE-2014-0762
Published: 2014-08-27
The DNP3 driver in CG Automation ePAQ-9410 Substation Gateway allows physically proximate attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop or process crash) via crafted input over a serial line.

CVE-2014-2380
Published: 2014-08-27
Schneider Electric Wonderware Information Server (WIS) Portal 4.0 SP1 through 5.5 uses weak encryption, which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information by reading a credential file.

CVE-2014-2381
Published: 2014-08-27
Schneider Electric Wonderware Information Server (WIS) Portal 4.0 SP1 through 5.5 uses weak encryption, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information by reading a credential file.

CVE-2014-3344
Published: 2014-08-27
Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in the web framework in Cisco Transport Gateway for Smart Call Home (aka TG-SCH or Transport Gateway Installation Software) 4.0 allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via unspecified parameters, aka Bug IDs CSCuq31129, CSCuq3...

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