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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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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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20 Questions for Improving SMB Security
Joshua Goldfarb, Co-founder & Chief Product Officer, IDDRACommentary
Security leaders in small and medium-sized business who want to up their game need to first identify where they are now, then, where they want to go.
By Joshua Goldfarb Co-founder & Chief Product Officer, IDDRA, 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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Russian National Receives 5 Years In Jail For Role In 'Citadel' Attacks
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Mark Vartanyan is the second individual to be sent to prison in connection with Citadel.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 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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BEC Attacks Far More Lucrative than Ransomware over Past 3 Years
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
BEC fraud netted cyberthieves five times more profit than ransomware over a three-year period, according to Cisco's midyear report released today.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/20/2017
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Microsoft Office 365 Users Targeted in Brute Force Attacks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Attackers leveraged popular cloud service platforms to conduct persistent - and stealthy - login attempts on corporate Office 365 accounts.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/20/2017
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DevOps & Security: Butting Heads for Years but Integration is Happening
Zeus Kerravala, Founder and Principal Analyst, ZK ResearchCommentary
A combination of culture change, automation, tools and processes can bring security into the modern world where it can be as agile as other parts of IT.
By Zeus Kerravala Founder and Principal Analyst, ZK Research, 7/20/2017
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Profile of a Hacker: The Real Sabu
David Holmes, World-Wide Security Evangelist, F5
There are multiple stories about how the capture of the infamous Anonymous leader Sabu went down. Heres one, and another about what he is doing today.
By David Holmes World-Wide Security Evangelist, F5, 7/20/2017
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'AVPass' Sneaks Malware Past Android Antivirus Apps
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Researchers at Black Hat USA will release a toolset that studies and then cheats specific Android AV apps.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 7/19/2017
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Online Courses Projected to Drive Credit Card Fraud to $24B by 2018
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
An underground ecosystem provides cybercriminals with online tutorials, tools, and credit card data they need to commit fraud.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/19/2017
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98% of Companies Favor Integrating Security with DevOps
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A majority of companies are either planning or have launched an integrated DevOps and security team, a new report shows.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 7/19/2017
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New Cyber Readiness Institute Aims to Improve Risk Management
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The nonprofit will bring together senior leaders of global companies to discuss best practices for managing security employees, processes, and tech.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/19/2017
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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 ...

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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.

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