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Russian Hackers Target Citizen Journalists Reporting On Malaysian Airlines Crash
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Bellingcats reporters have been hit with spear phishing attacks and account takeover attempts for over a year, ThreatConnect says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 9/28/2016
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Hacking The Polls: Where US Voting Processes Fall Short
Jeff Schilling, Chief of Operations and Security, ArmorCommentary
The patchwork of 50 decentralized state electoral systems threatens to disrupt our national election through ransomware attacks, hijacked voter registration rolls, and altered voting results.
By Jeff Schilling Chief of Operations and Security, Armor, 9/28/2016
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5 Best Practices For Winning the IoT Security Arms Race
Mark Benson & Brian Ericson, Exosite CTO & Software EngineerCommentary
By focusing on a pragmatic approach to security, its possible to develop IoT solutions that will reduce future risk without breaking the bank.
By Mark Benson, CTO, and Brian Ericson, , 9/27/2016
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Mobile Fraud Changes Outlook for Multifactor Authentication
Stephen Maloney, Executive VP, Business Development & Strategy, AcuantCommentary
SMS one-time passcodes just won't cut it anymore. We need new approaches that people will actually use.
By Steve Maloney , 9/27/2016
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What The WADA Hack Proves About Today's Threat Landscape
Gary Newe, Director of Systems Engineering, F5 NetworksCommentary
Fancy Bear's initial release of data on four top American athletes reminds us all to reassess our risks.
By Gary Newe , 9/26/2016
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Adware Campaign Using Advanced Nation-State Obfuscation Techniques
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
New report from Carbon Black shows adware may be spreading ransomware, using similar tactics as Operation Aurora.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 9/26/2016
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7 New Rules For IoT Safety & Vuln Disclosure
Lysa Myers, Security Researcher, ESETCommentary
In the Internet of Things, even the lowliest smart device can be used for a malicious purpose. Manufacturers take heed!
By Lysa Myers Security Researcher, ESET, 9/24/2016
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Advisory Body Calls For Stronger Cybersecurity Measures Across Airline Industry
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Measures are designed to bolster operational security across all stakeholders in the aviation sector, Wall Street Journal says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 9/23/2016
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An Open-Source Security Maturity Model
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingCommentaryVideo
Oh you don't run open-source code? Really? Christine Gadsby and Jake Kouns explain how to identify and secure all those open-source libraries and other third-party components lurking inside your applications, proprietary and otherwise.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 9/23/2016
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On-Premises & In The Cloud: Making Sense Of Your Cybersecurity Ecosystem
Yishai Beeri, Director of Cybersecurity Research, CloudLockCommentary
As enterprises continue to invest in hybrid cloud strategies, they need their fragmented security solutions to work together.
By Yishai Beeri Director of Cybersecurity Research, CloudLock, 9/23/2016
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Top Democrats Tell Putin To Halt Hacking Of US Political Parties
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Russia trying to influence November presidential elections, say Senator Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Adam Schiff.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/23/2016
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Biometric Skimmers Pose Emerging Threat To ATMs
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Even as financial institutions move to shore up ATM security with biometric mechanisms, cybercrooks are busy figuring out ways to beat them.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 9/22/2016
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Snowden: Hollywood Highlights 2 Persistent Privacy Threats
Will Ackerly, Co-Founder & CTO, VirtruCommentary
Oliver Stones movie shows us that while most of us have nothing to hide, we all have information worth protecting both technically and constitutionally.
By Will Ackerly Co-Founder & CTO, Virtru, 9/22/2016
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10 Ways To Lock Down Third-Party Risk
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Experts share ideas for closing potential security holes that leave organizations open to attack.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 9/22/2016
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Even A False Positive Can Be Valuable
Mark Clancy, CEO, SoltraCommentary
Sharing information about cyberthreats is important for the financial services industry, even when threats turn out to be not-so-threatening.
By Mark Clancy CEO, Soltra, 9/22/2016
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Majority Of Major Corporations Have User Credentials Stolen And Exposed
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Companies in the entertainment and technology sectors are far more exposed than others, Digital Shadows analysis shows.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 9/21/2016
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National Health ISAC Calls For Collaborative Vuln Disclosure
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
St. Jude Medical to host upcoming workshop on medical device info sharing, convened by NH-ISAC and medical device security consortium.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 9/21/2016
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How Windows 10 Stops Script-Based Attacks On The Fly
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingCommentaryVideo
Move over Apple 'Walled Garden.' Windows 10's new antimalware scan interface halts scripts by signing code on the fly... but does it work? Security researcher Nikhil Mittal takes a look.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 9/21/2016
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A Twist On The Cyber Kill Chain: Defending Against A JavaScript Malware Attack
Marc Laliberte, Information Security Threat Analyst, WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
This slightly modified model is a practical way to keep attackers out of your systems.
By Marc Laliberte Information Security Threat Analyst, WatchGuard Technologies, 9/21/2016
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Rand Study: Average Data Breach Costs $200K, Not Millions
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
Rand taps multiple data sources to calculate that cyber incidents cost firms a scant 0.4% of annual revenues, on average.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 9/21/2016
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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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