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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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Ouch! Feeling The Pain Of Cybersecurity In Healthcare
Marilyn Cohodas, Community Editor, Dark Reading
There are lots of reasons why medical data is so vulnerable but the sheer numbers at risk speak volumes about the scale of the problem.
By Marilyn Cohodas Community Editor, Dark Reading, 8/25/2015
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What Drives A Developer To Use Security Tools -- Or Not
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded research by Microsoft Research, NC State, and UNC-Charlotte sheds light on what really makes a software developer scan his or her code for security bugs.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/24/2015
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Keyless Cars: A New Frontier For Bug Bounties?
Ken Munro,  Partner & Founder, Pen Test Partners LLPCommentary
With up to 100 million lines of code in the average car today -- and growing -- security vulnerabilities are bound to become the new normal.
By Ken Munro Partner & Founder, Pen Test Partners LLP, 8/24/2015
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Pen Testing A Smart City
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingCommentaryVideo
Black Hat speakers visit the Dark Reading News Desk to discuss the stunning complexity and many soft spots of a metropolis full of IoT devices.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/21/2015
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With Great IoT Comes Great Insecurity
Bil Harmer​, Chief Security Officer, GoodDataCommentary
In the brave new world of 'things' and the services they connect to, built-in security has never been more critical. Here's what's getting in the way.
By Bil Harmer​ Chief Security Officer, GoodData, 8/21/2015
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The Month Of Android Vulnerabilities Rolls On
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Multi-media handling takes the most hits, and there are no easy fixes.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/20/2015
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How Much Threat Intelligence Is Too Much?
Steve Hall, VP of Product Marketing, Tenable Network Security, Inc.
Turn your threat data into actionable intelligence by focusing on what is relevant to you and your organization.
By Steve Hall VP of Product Marketing, Tenable Network Security, Inc., 8/20/2015
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Beware The Hidden Risk Of Business Partners In The Cloud
Sekhar Sarukkai, Co-founder & VP, Engineering, Skyhigh NetworksCommentary
Enterprises vastly underestimate the cyber risk from digital connections to vendors, suppliers, agencies, consultants -- and any company with which employees do business.
By Sekhar Sarukkai Co-founder & VP, Engineering, Skyhigh Networks, 8/20/2015
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Applying the 80/20 Rule to Cyber Security Practices
Mark Clancy, CEO, SoltraCommentary
How to look holistically across technology and processes and focus resources on threats that create the greatest damage.
By Mark Clancy CEO, Soltra, 8/19/2015
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IE Bug Exploited In Wild After Microsoft Releases Out-Of-Band Patch
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Remote code execution vulnerability in Internet Explorer versions 7 through 11 being used to drop PlugX RAT.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/19/2015
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Published: 2015-08-28
Buffer overflow in CHICKEN 4.9.0.x before, 4.9.x before 4.9.1, and before 5.0 allows attackers to have unspecified impact via a positive START argument to the "substring-index[-ci] procedures."

Published: 2015-08-28
Stack-based buffer overflow in GSM SIM Utility (aka SIM Card Editor) 6.6 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long entry in a .sms file.

Published: 2015-08-28
Type74 ED before 4.0 misuses 128-bit ECB encryption for small files, which makes it easier for attackers to obtain plaintext data via differential cryptanalysis of a file with an original length smaller than 128 bits.

Published: 2015-08-28
The guest portal in Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) 3300 1.2(0.899) does not restrict access to uploaded HTML documents, which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information from customized documents via a direct request, aka Bug ID CSCuo78045.

Published: 2015-08-28
Cisco IOS XE before 2.2.3 on ASR 1000 devices allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (Embedded Services Processor crash) via a crafted L2TP packet, aka Bug IDs CSCsw95722 and CSCsw95496.

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