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Russian Cyber Espionage Under The Microscope
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
New report shows level of coordination and strategy by three main groups of cyberspies out of Russia.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 11/20/2014
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New Citadel Attack Targets Password Managers
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
IBM researchers have found signs that the prolific data steal Trojan is now being used to attack widely used password managers.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 11/20/2014
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Surveillance Cameras Next On The Insecure IoT List
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Three buffer overflow vulnerabilities leave HikVision video recorders open to remote code execution.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 11/20/2014
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Internet Architecture Board Calls For Net Encryption By Default
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The Internet Architecture Board (IAB) urges encryption across the protocol stack to usher in an era where encrypted traffic is the norm. But there are possible security tradeoffs.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 11/19/2014
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The Rise Of The Resilient Mobile Botnet
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
New report on what researchers call one of the 'most sophisticated mobile botnets online' shows how profitable mobile malware has become.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 11/19/2014
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Microsoft Issues Emergency Patch Amid Targeted Attacks
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Windows Kerberos authentication bug "critical."
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 11/18/2014
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Is Security Awareness Training Really Worth It?
Fahmida Y. Rashid, News
Experts weigh in on the value of end-user security training, and how to make education more effective.
By Fahmida Y. Rashid , 11/18/2014
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Deconstructing the Cyber Kill Chain
Giora Engel, VP Product & Strategy, LightCyberCommentary
As sexy as it is, the Cyber Kill Chain model can actually be detrimental to network security because it reinforces old-school, perimeter-focused, malware-prevention thinking.
By Giora Engel VP Product & Strategy, LightCyber, 11/18/2014
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Why Cyber Security Starts At Home
Corey Nachreiner, Director, Security Strategy & Research, WatchGuard TechnologiesCommentary
Even the grandmas on Facebook need to know and practice basic security hygiene, because what happens anywhere on the Internet can eventually affect us all.
By Corey Nachreiner Director, Security Strategy & Research, WatchGuard Technologies, 11/17/2014
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Microsoft Fixes Critical SChannel & OLE Bugs, But No Patches For XP
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
No patches released for the now-unsupported XP even though the 19-year-old OLE bug is critical and "Winshock" bug in Windows' SSL/TLS installation could be worse than Heartbleed.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 11/14/2014
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Rethinking Security With A System Of 'Checks & Balances'
Brian Foster, CTO, DamballaCommentary
For too long, enterprises have given power to one branch of security governance -- prevention -- at the expense of the other two: detection and response.
By Brian Foster CTO, Damballa, 11/14/2014
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Time To Turn The Tables On Attackers
Amit Yoran, President, RSACommentary
As a security industry, we need to arm business with innovative technologies that provide visibility, analysis, and action to prevent inevitable breaches from causing irreparable damage.
By Amit Yoran President, RSA, 11/13/2014
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The Enemy Who Is Us: DoD Puts Contractors On Notice For Insider Threats
Adam Firestone, President & GM, Kaspersky Government Security SolutionsCommentary
New rule requires US government contractors to gather and report information on insider threat activity on classified networks.
By Adam Firestone President & GM, Kaspersky Government Security Solutions, 11/13/2014
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Expired Antivirus Software No. 1 Cause Of Unprotected Windows 8 PCs
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
New data from Microsoft shows that nearly 10% of Windows 8 users are running expired AV software on their systems, making them four times more likely to get infected.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 11/13/2014
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Better Together: Why Cyber Security Vendors Are Teaming Up
Yoav Leitersdorf and Ofer Schreiber , Managing Partner & Partner, YL VentureCommentary
Alliances, mergers, and acquisitions are ushering in an era of unprecedented “co-opetition” among former rivals for your point solution business.
By Yoav Leitersdorf and Ofer Schreiber Managing Partner & Partner, YL Venture, 11/12/2014
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POS Malware Continues To Evolve
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
New report out today details three prevalent families.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 11/11/2014
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Small-to-Midsized Businesses Targeted In More Invasive Cyberattacks
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
How notorious remote access tools Predator Pain and Limitless have evolved into bargain-basement tools accessible to masses of cybercriminals.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 11/11/2014
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How Enterprises Can Get The Most From Threat Intelligence
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Understanding the threats faced by your organization can improve your defenses. Here are some tips for choosing tools and services -- and maximizing their impact.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 11/11/2014
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‘Walk & Stalk’: A New Twist In Cyberstalking
Ken Munro,  Partner & Founder, Pen Test Partners LLPCommentary
How hackers can turn Wifi signals from smartphones and tablets into a homing beacon that captures users' online credentials and follows them, undetected, throughout the course of the day.
By Ken Munro Partner & Founder, Pen Test Partners LLP, 11/11/2014
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New Attack Method Can Hit 95% Of iOS Devices
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Masque Attack replaces legit apps with malware using the same bundle identifier names.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 11/10/2014
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CVE-2014-2382
Published: 2014-11-20
The DfDiskLo.sys driver in Faronics Deep Freeze Standard and Enterprise 8.10 and earlier allows local administrators to cause a denial of service (crash) and execute arbitrary code via a crafted IOCTL request that writes to arbitrary memory locations, related to the IofCallDriver function.

CVE-2014-3625
Published: 2014-11-20
Directory traversal vulnerability in Pivitol Spring Framework 3.0.4 through 3.2.x before 3.2.12, 4.0.x before 4.0.8, and 4.1.x before 4.1.2 allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via unspecified vectors, related to static resource handling.

CVE-2014-8387
Published: 2014-11-20
cgi/utility.cgi in Advantech EKI-6340 2.05 Wi-Fi Mesh Access Point allows remote authenticated users to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in the pinghost parameter to ping.cgi.

CVE-2014-8493
Published: 2014-11-20
ZTE ZXHN H108L with firmware 4.0.0d_ZRQ_GR4 allows remote attackers to modify the CWMP configuration via a crafted request to Forms/access_cwmp_1.

CVE-2014-8767
Published: 2014-11-20
Integer underflow in the olsr_print function in tcpdump 3.9.6 through 4.6.2, when in verbose mode, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a crafted length value in an OLSR frame.

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