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Meet Ripper.cc, A Reputation Service For Cybercriminals
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Ripper.cc offers a service to help protect the genuine cybercriminals from the scammers in their midst.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 1/24/2017
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The Trouble With DMARC: 4 Serious Stumbling Blocks
Alexander Garca-Tobar, ValiMail CEO & co-founderCommentary
Popularity for the Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance email authentication standard is growing. So why are enterprises still struggling to implement it?
By Alexander Garca-Tobar ValiMail CEO & co-founder, 1/24/2017
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Meet 'Fruitfly:' Mac Malware Targeting Biomedical Research Centers
Malwarebytes Labs, Malwarebytes Labs
This newly discovered code contains indications that it has been circulating undetected for at least a couple years.
By Malwarebytes Labs Malwarebytes Labs, 1/24/2017
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4 Reasons Why You Should Take Ransomware Seriously
Dan Larson,  Technical Director at CrowdStrikeCommentary
The threats keep getting more sophisticated and the stakes keep getting higher. Is your organization ready to meet the challenge?
By Dan Larson Technical Director at CrowdStrike, 1/24/2017
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Why Dependence On Cloud Providers Could Come Back And Bite Us
Stan Black, CSO, CitrixCommentary
It's time to re-evaluate the cloud policies you have in place. And if you're not learning from the mistakes of others, you're doomed to repeat them.
By Stan Black CSO, Citrix, 1/23/2017
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3 Lessons From The Yahoo Breach
Cemal Dikmen, Chief Security Officer for SS8Commentary
Your organization must address these blind spots to detect sophisticated attacks.
By Cemal Dikmen Chief Security Officer for SS8, 1/20/2017
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Protesters Called To Join Inauguration Day DDoS Attack
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeekNews
Protesters have been invited to flood WhiteHouse.gov ahead of Trump's inauguration to voice their opposition to the presidency.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/19/2017
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Cyber Lessons From NSAs Admiral Michael Rogers
Nathaniel Gleicher, Head of Cybersecurity Strategy, IllummioCommentary
Security teams must get better at catching intruders where we have the advantage: on our own networks.
By Nathaniel Gleicher Head of Cybersecurity Strategy, Illummio, 1/19/2017
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The 4 Top Barriers To Effective Incident Response
Ryan Benson, Senior Threat Researcher at ExabeamCommentary
Responding to cyberattacks is straightforward in some ways, difficult in others. Here are four ways that the process can get tripped up.
By Ryan Benson Senior Threat Researcher at Exabeam, 1/19/2017
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What CISOs Need To Know Before Adopting Biometrics
Todd Thibodeaux, President & CEO, CompTIACommentary
Biometric techniques offer a solution to the password problem, but getting started can be tough. Here are a few things you need to know.
By Todd Thibodeaux President & CEO, CompTIA, 1/18/2017
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7 Common Reasons Companies Get Hacked
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
Many breaches stem from the same root causes. What are the most common security problems leaving companies vulnerable?
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/18/2017
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Cloud Security & IoT: A Look At What Lies Ahead
Bill Kleyman, Chief Technology Officer, MTM TechnologiesCommentary
In the brave new world of cloud, security teams must be as agile as possible. This means leveraging proactive monitoring tools, locking down access points, and forecasting requirements
By Bill Kleyman Chief Technology Officer, MTM Technologies, 1/18/2017
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Close The Gap Between IT & Security To Reduce The Impact Of Cyber Threats
Travis Rosiek, Chief Technology Officer at TychonCommentary
IT and security teams work more effectively together than apart.
By Travis Rosiek Chief Technology Officer at Tychon, 1/17/2017
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Credential-Stuffing Attacks Take Enterprise Systems By Storm
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Automated credential-stuffing attempts makes up 90% of enterprise login traffic.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 1/17/2017
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Ransomware: How A Security Inconvenience Became The Industry's Most-Feared Vulnerability
Gur Shatz, CTO and co-founder, Cato NetworksCommentary
There are all sorts of ways to curb ransomware, so why has it spread so successfully?
By Gur Shatz CTO and co-founder, Cato Networks, 1/16/2017
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10 Cocktail Party Security Tips From The Experts
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Security pros offer basic advice to help average users ward off the bad guys.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 1/13/2017
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The Sorry State Of Cybersecurity Awareness Training
Tom DeSot, Chief Information Officer of Digital DefenseCommentary
Rules aren't really rules if breaking them has no consequences.
By Tom DeSot Chief Information Officer of Digital Defense, 1/13/2017
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Ex-US National Security Official Clarke: Regulation Key To Protecting ICS/SCADA From Cyberattacks
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Richard Clarke proposes a Y2K-style approach to beefing up security for critical infrastructure.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/12/2017
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Crowdsourcing 20 Answers To Security Ops & IR Questions
Joshua Goldfarb, VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEyeCommentary
Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know. Why it pays to take a hard look at our own incident response functions and operations.
By Joshua Goldfarb VP & CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEye, 1/12/2017
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Cardiac Implant Flaw Patched, But Holes Remain
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A new chapter opens in the controversy surrounding security vulnerabilities disclosed in St. Jude Medical's cardiac implant devices.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 1/11/2017
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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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