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Poll: Patching Is Primary Response to Shellshock
Marilyn Cohodas, Community Editor, Dark ReadingCommentary
As potential threats mount, Dark Reading community members hone in on patching infrastructure but not devices, according to our latest poll.
By Marilyn Cohodas Community Editor, Dark Reading, 10/24/2014
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3 Enterprise Security Tenets To Take Personally
David Fowler, VP Marketing, INetUCommentary
Individuals need to become conscious advocates for their own security -- after all, no one cares about your data like you do.
By David Fowler VP Marketing, INetU, 10/24/2014
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Attacks On Patched Sandworm Flaw Force Microsoft To Issue Fix It
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
More than a week after Microsoft fixed a flaw affecting almost all Windows versions, attackers are continuing to exploit it.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/23/2014
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Incident Response: Is Your IR Plan A Glorified Phone Tree?
Kerstyn Clover, Attack & Defense Team ConsultantCommentary
Training internal security teams to be first responders can drastically improve an organization's effectiveness in the wake of a data breach. Here's why.
By Kerstyn Clover Attack & Defense Team Consultant, 10/23/2014
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Insecure Protocol Puts 1.2M SOHO Devices At Risk
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Enterprises should take care to prohibit NAT-PMP traffic on untrusted network interfaces.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 10/22/2014
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Cyber Threats: Information vs. Intelligence
Matt Hartley, VP Product Management, iSIGHT PartnersCommentary
Cyber threat intelligence or CTI is touted to be the next big thing in InfoSec. But does it narrow the security problem or compound it?
By Matt Hartley VP Product Management, iSIGHT Partners, 10/22/2014
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Digital Security: Taking an Uncompromising Stand
Mike Fey, EVP, GM of Corporate Products & CTO, Intel Security
In my last post, I outlined the difference between relying on Indicators of Compromise versus Indicators of Attack for digital security. The emphasis here is not that these indicators are ...
By Mike Fey EVP, GM of Corporate Products & CTO, Intel Security, 10/21/2014
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Synthetic Identity Fraud A Fast-Growing Category
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Real SSNs tied with fake identities are reaping criminals big profits.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 10/21/2014
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Nearly Half Of Consumers Will Punish Breached Retailers During Holidays
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Consumers say they'll talk with their wallets if they hear their favorite store has played fast and loose with customer data.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 10/20/2014
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Insider Threats: Breaching The Human Barrier
Christopher Hadnagy, Founder & CEO, Social-Engineer, Inc.Commentary
A company can spend all the money it has on technical solutions to protect the perimeter and still not prevent the attack that comes from within.
By Christopher Hadnagy Founder & CEO, Social-Engineer, Inc., 10/20/2014
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Facebook Automates Fight Against Hackers
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.comCommentary
Here's a sneak peek into the system Facebook uses to secure your account when other websites are hacked.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 10/17/2014
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In Plain Sight: How Cyber Criminals Exfiltrate Data Via Video
Kaushik Narayan, CTO, Skyhigh NetworksCommentary
Just like Fortune 500 companies, attackers are investing in sophisticated measures that let them fly beneath the radar of conventional security.
By Kaushik Narayan CTO, Skyhigh Networks, 10/17/2014
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Open Source v. Closed Source: What's More Secure?
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingCommentaryVideo
In the wake of Shellshock and Heartbleed, has the glow of open-source application security dimmed?
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/17/2014
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'Silent' Fix For Windows USB Bug?
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Researchers say a newly patched Microsoft USB flaw in older versions of Windows had at some time previously been fixed in newer versions of the OS.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/16/2014
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The Internet of Things: 7 Scary Security Scenarios
Marilyn Cohodas, Community Editor, Dark Reading
The IoT can be frightening when viewed from the vantage point of information security.
By Marilyn Cohodas Community Editor, Dark Reading, 10/16/2014
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Russian Hackers Made $2.5B Over The Last 12 Months
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The big bucks are in selling credit card data -- not using it for fraud -- and PoS and ATM attacks are on the rise.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/15/2014
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'POODLE' Attacks, Kills Off SSL 3.0
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A newly discovered design flaw in an older version of SSL encryption protocol could be used for man-in-the-middle attacks -- leading some browser vendors to remove SSL 3.0 for good.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/15/2014
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Third-Party Code: Fertile Ground For Malware
Peter Zavlaris, Analyst, RiskIQCommentary
How big-brand corporate websites are becoming a popular method for mass distribution of exploit kits on vulnerable computers.
By Peter Zavlaris Analyst, RiskIQ, 10/15/2014
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Mastering Security Analytics
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Fast data analysis can stymie attacks and strengthen enterprise security. Does your team have the data smarts?
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 10/14/2014
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Russian Cyberspies Hit Ukrainian, US Targets With Windows Zero-Day Attack
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The Sandworm cyber espionage gang out of Russia intensifies its attacks in the wake of the Ukrainian conflict and sanctions against Russia with classic zero-day -- plus a popular cybercrime toolkit.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/14/2014
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CVE-2014-1927
Published: 2014-10-25
The shell_quote function in python-gnupg 0.3.5 does not properly quote strings, which allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via shell metacharacters in unspecified vectors, as demonstrated using "$(" command-substitution sequences, a different vulnerability than CVE-2014-1928....

CVE-2014-1928
Published: 2014-10-25
The shell_quote function in python-gnupg 0.3.5 does not properly escape characters, which allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via shell metacharacters in unspecified vectors, as demonstrated using "\" (backslash) characters to form multi-command sequences, a different vulner...

CVE-2014-1929
Published: 2014-10-25
python-gnupg 0.3.5 and 0.3.6 allows context-dependent attackers to have an unspecified impact via vectors related to "option injection through positional arguments." NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2013-7323.

CVE-2014-3409
Published: 2014-10-25
The Ethernet Connectivity Fault Management (CFM) handling feature in Cisco IOS 12.2(33)SRE9a and earlier and IOS XE 3.13S and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (device reload) via malformed CFM packets, aka Bug ID CSCuq93406.

CVE-2014-3636
Published: 2014-10-25
D-Bus 1.3.0 through 1.6.x before 1.6.24 and 1.8.x before 1.8.8 allows local users to (1) cause a denial of service (prevention of new connections and connection drop) by queuing the maximum number of file descriptors or (2) cause a denial of service (disconnect) via multiple messages that combine to...

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