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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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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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CVE-2014-2329
Published: 2015-08-31
Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in Check_MK before 1.2.2p3 and 1.2.3x before 1.2.3i5 allow remote authenticated users to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the (1) agent string for a check_mk agent, a (2) crafted request to a monitored host, which is not properly handled by ...

CVE-2014-2330
Published: 2015-08-31
Multiple cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerabilities in the Multisite GUI in Check_MK before 1.2.5i2 allow remote attackers to hijack the authentication of users for requests that (1) upload arbitrary snapshots, (2) delete arbitrary files, or possibly have other unspecified impact via unknown ...

CVE-2014-2331
Published: 2015-08-31
Check_MK 1.2.2p2, 1.2.2p3, and 1.2.3i5 allows remote authenticated users to execute arbitrary Python code via a crafted rules.mk file in a snapshot. NOTE: this can be exploited by remote attackers by leveraging CVE-2014-2330.

CVE-2014-2332
Published: 2015-08-31
Check_MK before 1.2.2p3 and 1.2.3x before 1.2.3i5 allows remote authenticated users to delete arbitrary files via a request to an unspecified link, related to "Insecure Direct Object References." NOTE: this can be exploited by remote attackers by leveraging CVE-2014-2330.

CVE-2014-2570
Published: 2015-08-31
Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in www/make_subset.php in PHP Font Lib before 0.3.1 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the name parameter.

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