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1.4 Million New Phishing Sites Launched Each Month
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The number of phishing attacks reach a record rate in 2017, but the majority of the phishing sites remain active for just four- to eight hours.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/22/2017
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Americans Rank Criminal Hacking as Their Number One Threat
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Global warming and artificial intelligence rate as less of a threat to human health, safety, and prosperity, than getting hacked, according to a survey released today.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 9/22/2017
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10 Security Product Flaw Scares
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
CCleaner compromise puts the crown on several years' worth of headlines about cybersecurity product weaknesses.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 9/22/2017
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Where Do Security Vulnerabilities Come From?
Raymond Pompon, Principal Threat Research Evangelist at F5 Networks
There are three major causes: code quality, complexity, and trusted data inputs.
By Raymond Pompon Principal Threat Research Evangelist at F5 Networks, 9/22/2017
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CCleaner Malware Targeted Tech Giants Cisco, Google, Microsoft
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The backdoor discovered in Avast's CCleaner targeted top tech companies including Google, Microsoft, Samsung, Sony, VMware, and Cisco.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 9/21/2017
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Why Size Doesn't Matter in DDoS Attacks
Nicolai Bezsonoff, General Manager, Security Solutions, NeustarCommentary
Companies both large and small are targets. Never think "I'm not big enough for a hacker's attention."
By Nicolai Bezsonoff General Manager, Security Solutions, Neustar, 9/21/2017
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SMBs Paid $301 Million to Ransomware Attackers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
But small- to midsized businesses are taking a tougher stand against ransomware attacks, according to a survey released today of the 2016-2017 period.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/21/2017
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Cisco SMI Still Exposing Network Switches Online
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The high number of exposed and vulnerable devices online has remained largely unchanged since researchers began exploring SMI in 2010.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 9/20/2017
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Mobile Ransomware Hits Browsers with Old-School Techniques
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Several types of malware sold on the dark Web advertise the ability to spy on Android smartphones, encrypt files, and demand payment.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 9/20/2017
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Software Assurance: Thinking Back, Looking Forward
Kevin E. Greene, Cyber Security Thought LeaderCommentary
Ten personal observations that aim to bolster state-of-the-art and state-of-practice in application security.
By Kevin E. Greene Cyber Security Thought Leader, 9/20/2017
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SecureAuth to Merge with Core Security
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
K1 Investment Management, which owns Core Security, plans to acquire the identity management and authentication company for more than $200 million.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 9/20/2017
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Get Serious about IoT Security
Derek Manky, Global Security Strategist, FortinetCommentary
These four best practices will help safeguard your organization in the Internet of Things.
By Derek Manky Global Security Strategist, Fortinet, 9/20/2017
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10 Hot Cybersecurity Funding Rounds in Q3
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
The first two quarters of 2017 have been the most active ever in five years from a cybersecurity investment standpoint. Here's how the third quarter has shaped up.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 9/20/2017
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New Spam Campaign Literally Doubles Down on Ransomware
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
An upgraded spam campaign alternates Locky and FakeGlobe ransomware, forcing victims to pay twice or lose all their data.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 9/19/2017
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Viacom's Secret Cloud Keys Exposed
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The entertainment giant is the latest company to misconfigure its Amazon Web Services S3 cloud storage bucket.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/19/2017
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Siemens' New ICS/SCADA Security Service a Sign of the Times
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Major ICS/SCADA vendors are entering the managed security services business with cloud-based offerings for energy and other industrial sectors.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 9/19/2017
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How Apple's New Facial Recognition Technology Will Change Enterprise Security
Shimrit Tzur-David, CTO & Co-founder, Secret Double OctopusCommentary
Expect a trickle-down effect, as tech similar to Face ID becomes offered outside of Apple.
By Shimrit Tzur-David CTO & Co-founder, Secret Double Octopus, 9/19/2017
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Avast CCleaner Compromised Amid Rise in Supply Chain Threats
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Attackers somehow hacked the build system of Avast's CCleaner to deliver malware, potentially affecting millions of users.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 9/18/2017
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Equifax Hit with Lawsuit
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Victims living or doing business in Florida can send a certified letter to seek relief and still remain in compliance with the state's credit laws, attorney says.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/18/2017
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To Be Ready for the Security Future, Pay Attention to the Security Past
Liz Maida,  Co-founder, CEO & CTO, Uplevel SecurityCommentary
It's easy to just move on to the next problem, ignoring what's happened -- but that's a mistake.
By Liz Maida Co-founder, CEO & CTO, Uplevel Security, 9/18/2017
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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.