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Content posted in March 2015
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7 In 10 Businesses Struggle To Sustain PCI Compliance
News  |  3/12/2015  | 
Maintaining PCI compliance is a bigger challenge that achieving it for many companies, Verizon study finds.
Deconstructing Threat Models: 3 Tips
Commentary  |  3/12/2015  | 
There is no one-size-fits-all approach for creating cyber threat models. Just be flexible and keep your eye on the who, what, why, how and when.
Study: Enterprises Losing Faith In Digital Certificates, Crytographic Keys
News  |  3/12/2015  | 
On the heels of Heartbleed and other vulnerabilities, many enterprises are not confident in the ability of digital certificates to protect their data, Ponemon report says
DroppedIn Vuln Links Victims' Androids To Attackers' DropBoxes
News  |  3/11/2015  | 
DropBox released a patch quick, but unpatched vulnerable Android apps that use the DropBox SDK may let attackers open up a two-way highway between victim Droids and their own Boxes.
Equation Group Cyberspying Activity May Date Back To The '90s
News  |  3/11/2015  | 
New Kaspersky Lab findings show how the 'master APT' nation-state group likely the longest-running cyber espionage gang of all, and newly discovered code artifacts include English-language clues.
6 Ways The Sony Hack Changes Everything
Commentary  |  3/11/2015  | 
Security in a post-Sony world means that a company's very survival in the wake of a cyber attack is more of a concern than ever before.
Raising the Stakes: When Software Attacks Hardware
Partner Perspectives  |  3/11/2015  | 
Beware the risks of cyberattacks on your computer hardware.
Lack of WordPress User Education Affecting Security Posture
News  |  3/10/2015  | 
Survey shows many users lack knowledge to effectively protect their sites.
Point-of-Sale Device Manufacturer Investigating Card Breach At Soup Franchise
News  |  3/10/2015  | 
Are remote administration exploits or new malware strains to blame for the compromise of NEXTEP devices at Zoup! soup shops?
5 Things CISOs Can Learn From The Best GMs In Baseball
Commentary  |  3/10/2015  | 
A MLB team has many goals and objectives: to win, be profitable, have a solid strategy and understand the people whom they serve. Sound familiar?
Startup Focuses On Stopping Data Exfiltration
News  |  3/10/2015  | 
Former Akamai and Imperva exec heads up new security firm enSilo, launches an operating system-level endpoint security tool.
Techniques, Lures, and Tactics to Counter Social Engineering Attacks
Partner Perspectives  |  3/9/2015  | 
If you are unsure of whether a destination link is safe, tools like TrustedSource are a good place to start.
OpenSSL To Undergo Major Audit
News  |  3/9/2015  | 
The Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative funding work to take a closer look at the TLS stack.
Authorities Strike Against Dozens Of Cyber Crooks
News  |  3/9/2015  | 
Last week was a banner week for the arrest and indictment of criminals accused of data theft, massive fraud, and DDoS attacks against private and public sector targets.
Second Look: Data Security In A Hybrid Cloud
Commentary  |  3/9/2015  | 
Todays big cloud providers were built around an architecture for hosting and securing data. They will continue to thrive, only by keeping your workloads safe.
CryptoWall Makes a Comeback via Malicious Help Files
Partner Perspectives  |  3/9/2015  | 
Hackers use .chm attachments to execute malware on unsuspecting users.
Scope Of FREAK Flaw Widens As Microsoft Says Windows Affected Too
News  |  3/6/2015  | 
Researchers had originally thought only Safari and Android affected by flaw.
Does Hollywood Have The Answer To The Security Skills Question?
Commentary  |  3/6/2015  | 
The Oscar-winning biopic about famed WWII cryptanalyst Alan Turing -- the father of modern computing -- was long overdue. But a lot more needs to be done to inspire the next generation of computer scientists.
Efforts To Team Up And Fight Off Hackers Intensify
News  |  3/5/2015  | 
New intelligence-sharing groups/ISACs emerge, software tools arrive and the White House adds a coordinating agency -- but not all of the necessary intel-sharing 'plumbing' is in place just yet.
Anthem Refuses To Let Inspector General Conduct Full Security Audit
Quick Hits  |  3/5/2015  | 
Security industry has mixed reactions.
New Model Uses 'Malicious Language Of The Internet' To Find Threats Fast
News  |  3/5/2015  | 
OpenDNS's new NLPRank tool may identify malicious domains before they are even put to nefarious use.
Which Apps Should You Secure First? Wrong Question.
Commentary  |  3/5/2015  | 
Instead, develop security instrumentation capability and stop wasting time on '4 terrible tactics' that focus on the trivial.
How Secure Are You?
Partner Perspectives  |  3/5/2015  | 
The NIST Cybersecurity Framework can help you understand your risks.
North Korean Government Not Likely Behind Malware On Nation's Official News Site
News  |  3/5/2015  | 
Contrary to initial assumptions of North Korean government involvement, watering hole attack appears to be the work of external hackers -- and contains similarities to Darkhotel campaign, security researchers say.
Apple Pay Fraud Gives Us A New Reason To Hate Data Breaches And SSNs
News  |  3/4/2015  | 
There may already be millions of dollars in losses, but you can't blame Apple for this one.
Securing Our Electric Power Grid Is Critical
Partner Perspectives  |  3/4/2015  | 
Highly complex infrastructure systems require protection against cyberattacks.
A Building Code For Internet of Things Security, Privacy
Commentary  |  3/4/2015  | 
In the fast-emerging IoT, medical device safety is reaching a critical juncture. Here are three challenges InfoSec professionals should begin to think about now.
Enterprises Thirsting For Third-Party Threat Data
News  |  3/3/2015  | 
New report shows enterprises more heavily weighing risks of data loss and cyber attacks in evaluation process.
Breach Victims Three Times Likelier To Be Identity Theft Victims
News  |  3/3/2015  | 
Twenty-eight percent of them say they later avoided the merchants that failed to protect their personal information.
FREAK Out: Yet Another New SSL/TLS Bug Found
News  |  3/3/2015  | 
Old-school, export-grade crypto standard used until the 1990s can be triggered to downgrade security of client, servers, researchers find.
Compliance & Security: A Race To The Bottom?
Commentary  |  3/3/2015  | 
Compliance is meaningless if organizations dont use it as a starting point to understand and mitigate risks within their environment.
What You Need To Know About Nation-State Hacked Hard Drives
News  |  3/2/2015  | 
The nation-state Equation Group compromise of most popular hard drives won't be a widespread threat, but future disk security -- and forensic integrity -- remain unclear.
Uber Takes Over 5 Months To Issue Breach Notification
Quick Hits  |  3/2/2015  | 
50,000 Uber drives just being told now that their names and license numbers were exposed.
5 Signs That The Firewall's Not Dead Yet
News  |  3/2/2015  | 
Demise of firewall is a long way off, according to recent survey results.
No Silver Bullets for Security
Partner Perspectives  |  3/2/2015  | 
A quick-fix security solution for cyberphysical systems doesnt exist.
Why Security Awareness Alone Wont Stop Hackers
Commentary  |  3/2/2015  | 
End-user training is a noble pursuit but its no defense against low and slow attacks that take months and years to carry out.
Dark Reading Offers Cyber Security Crash Course At Interop 2015
Commentary  |  3/2/2015  | 
New, one-day event offers a way for IT pros to quickly catch up with the latest threats and defenses in information security.
Mobile Security By The Numbers
Slideshows  |  3/2/2015  | 
Rounding up the latest research on mobile malware and security practices.
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An issue was discovered in MDaemon before 20.0.4. Administrators can use Remote Administration to exploit an Arbitrary File Write vulnerability. An attacker is able to create new files in any location of the filesystem, or he may be able to modify existing files. This vulnerability may directly lead...
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Pi-hole is a Linux network-level advertisement and Internet tracker blocking application. Multiple privilege escalation vulnerabilities were discovered in version 5.2.4 of Pi-hole core. See the referenced GitHub security advisory for details.