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Mobile Malware Incidents Hit 100% of Businesses
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Attempted malware infections against BYOD and corporate mobile devices are expected to continue to grow, new data shows.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 11/17/2017
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Stealthy Android Malware Found in Google Play
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Eight apps found infected with a new Trojan family that ups the ante in obfuscation with four payload stages.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 11/15/2017
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Who Am I? Best Practices for Next-Gen Authentication
Seth Ruden, Senior Fraud Consultant, ACI WorldwideCommentary
By their very nature, antiquated, static identifiers like Social Security numbers and dates of birth are worse than passwords.
By Seth Ruden Senior Fraud Consultant, ACI Worldwide, 11/15/2017
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Enterprise Physical Security Drives IoT Adoption
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The vast majority of respondents to a new survey are deploying IoT technologies for building safety in the form of security cameras.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 11/14/2017
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ADT Expands Cybersecurity Business with Purchase of Datashield
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Home and business security giant launches ADT Cybersecurity to offer managed detection and response (MDR) service.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 11/14/2017
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Cybersecurity Staffing Shortage Tied to Cyberattacks, Data Breaches
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Short-staffed cybersecurity teams contribute to data breaches and cyberattacks levied against their organizations, a survey finds.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 11/9/2017
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The IoT Blindspot
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Confusion over whether IT staff or line of business professions are responsible for IoT management and security plays big role in a lack of visibility into those devices.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 11/8/2017
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Cybercriminals Employ 'Driveby' Cryptocurrency Mining
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Mining digital coins is a legal activity, but cybercriminals have discovered a new way to inject malware to perform the task.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 11/8/2017
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Majority of US Companies' DDoS Defenses Breached
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Survey finds 69% of companies' distributed denial-of-service attack defenses were breached in the past year - despite confidence in their mitigation technologies.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/7/2017
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DDoS Flaw Found in Brother Printers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
All Brother printers with a Debut Web front-end carry a flaw that allows attackers to distribute a single malformed HTTP POST request, researchers revealed today.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/6/2017
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8 Older Companies Doing New Things in Security
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark Reading
These organizations have been around for a while but aren't slowing down on security releases.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 11/6/2017
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10 Mistakes End Users Make That Drive Security Managers Crazy
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Here's a list of common, inadvertent missteps end users make that can expose company data.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 11/2/2017
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iPhone 7, Samsung Galaxy S8, Others Hacked in Pwn2Own
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Researchers participating in the Mobile Pwn2Own 2017 competition developed exploits for the iPhone 7, Samsung Galaxy S8, and others.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/1/2017
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Inmarsat Disputes IOActive Reports of Critical Flaws in Ship SATCOM
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Satellite communications provider says security firm's narrative about vulnerabilities in its AmosConnect 8 shipboard email service is overblown.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/26/2017
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'Reaper' IoT Botnet Likely a DDoS-for-Hire Tool
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Latest IoT botnet commandeers 10,000 to 20,000 devices with an additional 2 million hosts identified.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/26/2017
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A Checklist for Securing the Internet of Things
Naresh Persaud,  Senior Director, Security, for CA TechnologiesCommentary
IoT devices promise endless benefits, but they also come with serious security issues. Use this checklist to make sure your company stays safe.
By Naresh Persaud Senior Director, Security, for CA Technologies, 10/26/2017
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Google Play Bug Bounty Program Debuts
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Google teams up with HackerOne to create the Google Play Security Reward Program.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/23/2017
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IOTroop Botnet Hits Over a Million Organizations in Under 30 Days
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingQuick Hits
The IoT botnet is expected to spread faster than Mirai.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 10/20/2017
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Oracle Fixes 20 Remotely Exploitable Java SE Vulns
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Quarterly update for October is the smallest of the year: only 252 flaws to fix! Oracle advises to apply patches 'without delay.'
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/18/2017
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The Future of Democratic Threats is Digital
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Public policy and technological challenges take center stage as security leaders discuss digital threats to democracy.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 10/18/2017
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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.