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Why Digital Forensics In Incident Response Matter More Now
Craig Carpenter, President & COO, Resolution1 SecurityCommentary
By understanding what happened, when, how, and why, security teams can prevent similar breaches from occurring in the future.
By Craig Carpenter President & COO, Resolution1 Security, 12/24/2014
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JPMorgan Hack: 2FA MIA In Breached Server
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Sources close to the breach investigation say a network server missing two-factor authentication let attackers make their way into JPMorgan's servers.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 12/24/2014
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Backoff Malware Validates Targets Through Infected IP Cameras
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
RSA report on Backoff dives deeper into clues about the POS software and hints at attackers potentially located in India.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 12/23/2014
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How PCI DSS 3.0 Can Help Stop Data Breaches
Troy Leach and Christopher Strand, Chief Technology Officer, PCI Security Standards Council & Senior Director of Compliance, Bit9Commentary
New Payment Card Industry security standards that take effect January 1 aim to replace checkmark mindsets with business as usual processes. Here are three examples.
By Troy Leach and Christopher Strand Chief Technology Officer, PCI Security Standards Council & Senior Director of Compliance, Bit9, 12/23/2014
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The Coolest Hacks Of 2014
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
TSA baggage scanners, evil USB sticks, and smart homes were among the targets in some of the most creative -- and yes, scary -- hacks this year by security researchers.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 12/22/2014
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Security News No One Saw Coming In 2014
John B. Dickson, CISSP,  Principal, Denim GroupCommentary
John Dickson shares his list (and checks it twice) of five of the most surprising security headlines of the year.
By John B. Dickson CISSP, Principal, Denim Group, 12/22/2014
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The Internet's Winter Of Discontent
Paul Vixie, Chairman & CEO, Farsight Security, Inc.Commentary
The new great cybersecurity challenge in trying to sum up the most dangerous weaknesses in the worldís connected economy is that the hits just keep on coming.
By Paul Vixie Chairman & CEO, Farsight Security, Inc., 12/19/2014
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Time To Rethink Patching Strategies
Kevin E. Greene, Software Assurance Program Manager, Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology DirectorateCommentary
In 2014, the National Vulnerability Database is expected to log a record-breaking 8,000 vulnerabilities. That's 8,000 reasons to improve software quality at the outset.
By Kevin E. Greene Software Assurance Program Manager, Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate, 12/19/2014
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5 Pitfalls to Avoid When Running Your SOC
Jeff Schilling, CSO, FirehostCommentary
The former head of the US Army Cyber Command SOC shares his wisdom and battle scars about playing offense not defense against attackers.
By Jeff Schilling CSO, Firehost, 12/18/2014
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'Grinch' Bug May Affect Most Linux Systems
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
But newly discovered vulnerability not as urgent as previous open-source bug disclosures.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 12/17/2014
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The New Target for State-Sponsored Cyber Attacks: Applications
Jeff Williams, CTO, Aspect Security & Contrast SecurityCommentary
Skilled hackers are now using simple web application vulnerabilities like SQL Injection to take over database servers. Are you prepared to defend against this new type of threat actor?
By Jeff Williams CTO, Aspect Security & Contrast Security, 12/17/2014
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2014: The Year of Privilege Vulnerabilities
Marc Maiffret, CTO, BeyondTrustCommentary
Of the 30 critical-rated Microsoft Security Bulletins this year, 24 involved vulnerabilities where the age-old best practice of "least privilege" could limit the impact of malware and raise the bar of difficulty for attackers.
By Marc Maiffret CTO, BeyondTrust, 12/16/2014
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Ekoparty Isnít The Next Defcon (& It Doesnít Want To Be)
Andrew Ford, Developer, BugcrowdCommentary
Unlike American security conferences that offer a buffet of merchandise, meals, and drinks, Ekoparty, in Buenos Aires, is every bit as functional -- with a little less fluff.
By Andrew Ford Developer, Bugcrowd, 12/15/2014
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Shadow IT: Not The Risk You Think
Tal Klein, VP Strategy, AdallomCommentary
Enterprise cloud services such as Box, Office 365, Salesforce, and Google Apps can make a better case for being called sanctioned than many legacy, on-premises, IT-provisioned applications.
By Tal Klein VP Strategy, Adallom, 12/12/2014
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Hiring Hackers To Secure The Internet Of Things
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
How some white hat hackers are changing career paths to help fix security weaknesses in consumer devices and business systems.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 12/11/2014
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Cyber Security Practices Insurance Underwriters Demand
Natalie Lehr, Co-Founder & VP Analytics, TSC AdvantageCommentary
Insurance underwriters arenít looking for companies impervious to risk. They want clients that understand the threat landscape and have demonstrated abilities to mitigate attacks.
By Natalie Lehr Co-Founder & VP Analytics, TSC Advantage, 12/11/2014
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Crypto In The Crosshairs Again
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
"POODLE" attack extends to newer versions of SSL/TLS encryption as well.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 12/10/2014
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'Inception' Cyber Espionage Campaign Targets PCs, Smartphones
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Blue Coat report details sophisticated attacks mainly against Russian targets, and Kaspersky Lab calls new campaign next-generation of Red October cyber spying operation.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 12/10/2014
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Employees Still Get More Access Than They Need
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Two surveys show how little enterprises enforce and track least-privilege policies.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 12/9/2014
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Internet Of Things: 3 Holiday Gifts That Will Keep CISOs Up At Night
Chris Rouland, Founder & CEO, BastilleCommentary
If you think BYOD policies will protect your infrastructure from the January influx of mobile hotspots, fitness trackers, and Bluetooth, think again.
By Chris Rouland Founder & CEO, Bastille, 12/9/2014
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CVE-2013-4793
Published: 2014-12-27
The update function in umbraco.webservices/templates/templateService.cs in the TemplateService component in Umbraco CMS before 6.0.4 does not require authentication, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary ASP.NET code via a crafted SOAP request.

CVE-2013-5958
Published: 2014-12-27
The Security component in Symfony 2.0.x before 2.0.25, 2.1.x before 2.1.13, 2.2.x before 2.2.9, and 2.3.x before 2.3.6 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via a long password that triggers an expensive hash computation, as demonstrated by a PBKDF2 computation, a si...

CVE-2013-6041
Published: 2014-12-27
index.php in Softaculous Webuzo before 2.1.4 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in a SOFTCookies sid cookie within a login action.

CVE-2013-6043
Published: 2014-12-27
The login function in Softaculous Webuzo before 2.1.4 provides different error messages for invalid authentication attempts depending on whether the user account exists, which allows remote attackers to enumerate usernames via a series of requests.

CVE-2013-6227
Published: 2014-12-27
Unrestricted file upload vulnerability in plugins/editor.zoho/agent/save_zoho.php in the Zoho plugin in Pydio (formerly AjaXplorer) before 5.0.4 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by uploading an executable file, and then accessing this file at a location specified by the format param...

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