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WatchGuard Buys DNS-Filtering Company Percipient Networks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Percipient's 'Strongarm' to become part of WatchGuard's SMB security services.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/17/2018
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Where to Find Security Holes in Serverless Architecture
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Serverless architectures take away business responsibility for server management, but security should still be top of mind.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 1/17/2018
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Living with Risk: Where Organizations Fall Short
Lysa Myers, Security Researcher, ESETCommentary
People tasked with protecting data are too often confused about what they need to do, even with a solid awareness of the threats they face.
By Lysa Myers Security Researcher, ESET, 1/17/2018
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How AI Would Have Caught the Forever 21 Breach
Justin Fier, Director for Cyber Intelligence & Analytics at DarktraceCommentary
Companies must realize that the days of the desktop/server model are over and focus on "nontraditional" devices.
By Justin Fier Director for Cyber Intelligence & Analytics at Darktrace, 1/17/2018
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In Security & Life, Busy Is Not a Badge of Honor
Joshua Goldfarb, Co-founder & Chief Product Officer, IDDRACommentary
All security teams are busy, but not all security teams are productive. The difference between the two is huge.
By Joshua Goldfarb Co-founder & Chief Product Officer, IDDRA, 1/16/2018
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Most Common Exploits of 2017 in Microsoft Office, Windows
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The most common exploit affects Microsoft Office and has been used by attackers in North Korea, China, and Iran.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 1/16/2018
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Doh!!! The 10 Most Overlooked Security Tasks
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Heres a list of gotchas that often slip past overburdened security pros.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 1/16/2018
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Four Malicious Google Chrome Extensions Affect 500K Users
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
ICEBRG Security Research team's finding highlights an often-overlooked threat.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/16/2018
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Mental Models & Security: Thinking Like a Hacker
Javvad Malik, Security Advocate at AlienVaultCommentary
These seven approaches can change the way you tackle problems.
By Javvad Malik Security Advocate at AlienVault, 1/16/2018
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How to Attract More Women Into Cybersecurity Now
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A recent survey finds a number of attributes women seek in their careers can be found in a cybersecurity profession the dots just need to be connected.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 1/12/2018
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What Can We Learn from Counterterrorism and National Security Efforts?
Adi Dar, Chief Executive Officer of CyberbitCommentary
The best practices and technologies that originated in the intelligence realm can help businesses stay safer, too.
By Adi Dar Chief Executive Officer of Cyberbit, 1/12/2018
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Survey Suggests Many Are Still Waiting for Spectre, Meltdown Windows Updates
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Microsoft's insistence on a specific registry key setting for offering the updates on systems appears to be the issue, security vendor Barkly says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 1/11/2018
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Microsoft Launches 'Private Conversations' in Skype
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
New feature uses Signal Protocol for strong encryption.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/11/2018
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Responding to the Rise of Fileless Attacks
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Fileless attacks, easier to conduct and more effective than traditional malware-based threats, pose a growing challenge to enterprise targets.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 1/11/2018
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Privacy: The Dark Side of the Internet of Things
Ryan Barrett, VP of Security and Privacy at IntermediaCommentary
Before letting an IoT device into your business or home, consider what data is being collected and where it is going.
By Ryan Barrett VP of Security and Privacy at Intermedia, 1/11/2018
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RIG EK Remains Top of Heap, Turns to Cryptomining
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Popular exploit kit turns its sights to drive-by cryptomining in what security researchers believe will be a trend to follow in 2018.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 1/11/2018
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AI in Cybersecurity: Where We Stand & Where We Need to Go
Raffael Marty, VP Security Analytics, SophosCommentary
How security practitioners can incorporate expert knowledge into machine learning algorithms that reveal security insights, safeguard data, and keep attackers out.
By Raffael Marty VP Security Analytics, Sophos, 1/11/2018
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CISOs' No. 1 Concern in 2018: The Talent Gap
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Survey finds 'lack of competent in-house staff' outranks all other forms of cybersecurity worry, including data breaches to ransomware attacks.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 1/10/2018
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Cisco Adds Encrypted Traffic Analysis Function
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
New Encrypted Traffic Analytics is designed to help enterprises inspect encrypted traffic for malicious activity without having to decrypt it first.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 1/10/2018
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AWS, Google Cloud Popular Home for Botnet Controllers
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The number of command-and-control listings increase 32% in 2017, with more botnet controllers hosted in the cloud.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 1/10/2018
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CVE-2017-0290
Published: 2017-05-09
NScript in mpengine in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine with Engine Version before 1.1.13704.0, as used in Windows Defender and other products, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (type confusion and application crash) via crafted JavaScript code within ...

CVE-2016-10369
Published: 2017-05-08
unixsocket.c in lxterminal through 0.3.0 insecurely uses /tmp for a socket file, allowing a local user to cause a denial of service (preventing terminal launch), or possibly have other impact (bypassing terminal access control).

CVE-2016-8202
Published: 2017-05-08
A privilege escalation vulnerability in Brocade Fibre Channel SAN products running Brocade Fabric OS (FOS) releases earlier than v7.4.1d and v8.0.1b could allow an authenticated attacker to elevate the privileges of user accounts accessing the system via command line interface. With affected version...

CVE-2016-8209
Published: 2017-05-08
Improper checks for unusual or exceptional conditions in Brocade NetIron 05.8.00 and later releases up to and including 06.1.00, when the Management Module is continuously scanned on port 22, may allow attackers to cause a denial of service (crash and reload) of the management module.

CVE-2017-0890
Published: 2017-05-08
Nextcloud Server before 11.0.3 is vulnerable to an inadequate escaping leading to a XSS vulnerability in the search module. To be exploitable a user has to write or paste malicious content into the search dialogue.