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Facebook Offers $1 Million for New Security Defenses
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The social media giant has increased the size of its Internet Defense Prize program in order to spur more research into ways to defend users against the more prevalent and common methods of attack.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/26/2017
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Majority of Consumers Believe IoT Needs Security Built In
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Respondents to a global survey say Internet of Things security is a shared responsibility between consumers and manufacturers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/26/2017
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10 Critical Steps to Create a Culture of Cybersecurity
Edward J. McAndrew, Partner & Co-Chair, Privacy & Data Security  Group, Ballard Spahr LLP, Faculty Member of the Compliance, Governance &  Oversight CouncilCommentary
Businesses are more vulnerable than they need to be. Here's what you should do about it.
By Edward J. McAndrew Partner & Co-Chair, Privacy & Data Security Group, Ballard Spahr LLP, Faculty Member of the Compliance, Governance & Oversight Council, 7/26/2017
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Iranian Cyber Espionage Group CopyKittens Successful, But Not Skilled
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Despite being only moderately skilled, CopyKittens has exfiltrated large volumes of data since at least 2013.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 7/25/2017
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How 'Postcript' Exploits Networked Printers
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
At Black Hat 2017, a university researcher will demo how attackers can drill into networked printers by way of the ubiquitous PostScript programming language.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/25/2017
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Using AI to Break Detection Models
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Pitting machine learning bots against one another is the new spy vs. spy battle in cybersecurity today.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 7/25/2017
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Regulators Question Wells Fargo Regarding Data Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Scrutiny a result of a lawyer's unauthorized release of sensitive information on tens of thousands of wealthy Well Fargo customers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/25/2017
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Custom Source Code Accounts for 93% of App Vulnerabilities
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new study finds that third-party libraries account for 79% of the code found in apps, but only 7% of the vulnerabilities found in the software.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/25/2017
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Weather.com, Fusion Expose Data Via Google Groups Config Error
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Companies that leaked data accidentally chose the sharing setting "public on the Internet," which enabled anyone on the Web to access all information contained in the messages
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/24/2017
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7 Hardware & Firmware Hacks Highlighted at Black Hat 2017
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Researchers will hammer home potentially devastating attacks, and demo a range of vulnerabilities, techniques and tools.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 7/24/2017
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Majority of Security Pros Let Productivity Trump Security
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A survey found that 64% of IT security professionals will tweak security to give workers more flexibility to be productive when asked to make that move by top executives.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/24/2017
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Bots Make Lousy Dates, But Not Cheap Ones
Inbar Raz, Principal Researcher at PerimeterXCommentary
The danger of dating sites: If a beautiful woman asks men to click on malware, they'll probably click.
By Inbar Raz Principal Researcher at PerimeterX, 7/24/2017
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Microsoft Rolls Out AI-based Security Risk Detection Tool
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Microsoft Security Risk Detection leverages artificial intelligence to root out bugs in software before it's released.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/21/2017
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Dark Reading News Desk Live at Black Hat USA 2017
Dark Reading Staff, Commentary
Over 40 interviews streaming live right from Black Hat USA, July 26-27, from 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. Eastern Time (11 - 4 P.T.).
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/21/2017
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Speed of Windows 10 Adoption Not Affected by WannaCry
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
WannaCry has motivated security teams to stay current on patching but Windows 10 adoption remains the same.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/21/2017
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Using DevOps to Move Faster than Attackers
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Black Hat USA talk will discuss the practicalities of adjusting appsec tooling and practices in the age of DevOps.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 7/20/2017
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#HackTor: Tor Opens up its Bug Bounty Program
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The popular identity-cloaking service has expanded its private, invite-only vulnerability discovery program to an open one via HackerOne.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 7/20/2017
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Healthcare Industry Lacks Awareness of IoT Threat, Survey Says
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Three-quarters of IT decision makers report they are "confident" or "very confident" that portable and connected medical devices are secure on their networks.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/20/2017
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US Banks Targeted with Trickbot Trojan
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Necurs botnet spreads Trickbot malware to US financial institutions, while new Emotet banking Trojan attacks discovered - signalling increasingly complex attacks on the industry.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/20/2017
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Major Online Criminal Marketplaces AlphaBay and Hansa Shut Down
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
International law enforcement operations result in AlphaBay, the largest online marketplace for selling illegal goods from malware to herion, and Hansa, going dark.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/20/2017
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CVE-2017-0290
Published: 2017-05-09
NScript in mpengine in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine with Engine Version before 1.1.13704.0, as used in Windows Defender and other products, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (type confusion and application crash) via crafted JavaScript code within ...

CVE-2016-10369
Published: 2017-05-08
unixsocket.c in lxterminal through 0.3.0 insecurely uses /tmp for a socket file, allowing a local user to cause a denial of service (preventing terminal launch), or possibly have other impact (bypassing terminal access control).

CVE-2016-8202
Published: 2017-05-08
A privilege escalation vulnerability in Brocade Fibre Channel SAN products running Brocade Fabric OS (FOS) releases earlier than v7.4.1d and v8.0.1b could allow an authenticated attacker to elevate the privileges of user accounts accessing the system via command line interface. With affected version...

CVE-2016-8209
Published: 2017-05-08
Improper checks for unusual or exceptional conditions in Brocade NetIron 05.8.00 and later releases up to and including 06.1.00, when the Management Module is continuously scanned on port 22, may allow attackers to cause a denial of service (crash and reload) of the management module.

CVE-2017-0890
Published: 2017-05-08
Nextcloud Server before 11.0.3 is vulnerable to an inadequate escaping leading to a XSS vulnerability in the search module. To be exploitable a user has to write or paste malicious content into the search dialogue.