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Avast-Owned Piriform Releases CCleaner Security Update
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Avast subsidiary has released two new versions of CCleaner following the discovery of a supply-chain attack.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/19/2017
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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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GDPR & the Rise of the Automated Data Protection Officer
Terry Ray, Chief Technology Officer, ImpervaCommentary
Can artificial intelligence and machine learning solve the skills shortage as the EU's General Data Protection Regulation deadline approaches?
By Terry Ray Chief Technology Officer, Imperva, 9/19/2017
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Viacom's Secret Cloud Keys Exposed
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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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Equifax Exec Departures Raise Questions About Responsibility for Breach
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Disclosed details suggest a failure by the technology team but senior executives and the board are not above responsibility as well, experts say.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 9/18/2017
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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
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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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Public, Hybrid Cloud Security Fears Abound
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Most CISOs say encryption is the most effective security tool for data in the public cloud, but only one in six encrypt all data stored there.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 9/16/2017
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OurMine Claims Vevo Hack, Releases 3.12TB of Data
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Group known for claiming responsibility for hacking Mark Zuckerberg's Twitter account and the WikiLeaks' DNS attack says it's behind the Vevo breach.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/16/2017
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Equifax CIO, CSO Step Down
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Embattled credit-monitoring company names interim replacements for both positions and outlines more details about the massive breach.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/15/2017
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Senators Propose US Elections Cybersecurity Commission
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The proposed commission would aim to review the 2016 election process and safeguard future elections from interference.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/15/2017
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Google, Spotify Build Open-Source Community for GCP Security
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Google and Spotify create Forseti, an open-source community with tools to secure projects on the Google Cloud Platform.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/15/2017
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Security Orchestration & Automation: Parsing the Options
Dario Forte, CEO, DFLabsCommentary
Once you head down the path of orchestration, security teams will need to decide how much automation they are ready for. Here's how.
By Dario Forte CEO, DFLabs, 9/15/2017
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Attacks on Android Soared 40% in Q2
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Despite a rise in attacks, the average number of malicious variants remains surprisingly limited, according to a report from Avast.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 9/15/2017
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7 Indicted Iranian Nationals Now Hit with Sanctions by US Treasury
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US Dept. of Treasury has announced sanctions against Iranian nationals and security firms for 'malicious cyber-activity' against US interests.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/15/2017
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Attacking Developers Using 'Shadow Containers'
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Sagie Dulce describes why developers are such attractive targets and how the Docker API can be exploited to use one of developers' favorite tools against them in sneaky, obfuscated attacks.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 9/15/2017
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FTC Opens Probe into Equifax Data Breach
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Apache Struts flaw was known to be critical and should have been addressed, security researchers say.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 9/14/2017
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