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Content posted in August 2014
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The Hyperconnected World Has Arrived
Commentary  |  8/8/2014  | 
Yes, the ever-expanding attack surface of the Internet of Things is overwhelming. But next-gen security leaders gathered at Black Hat are up to the challenge.
No Fixes In Sight For Satellite Terminal Flaws
News  |  8/7/2014  | 
At Black Hat USA, a researcher who in April revealed weaknesses in popular satellite ground terminal equipment found on air, land and sea, demonstrates possible attack scenarios.
Heartbleed, GotoFail Bring Home Pwnie Awards
Quick Hits  |  8/7/2014  | 
The Pwnie Awards celebrate the best bug discoveries and worst security fails.
Attack Harbors Malware In Images
Quick Hits  |  8/7/2014  | 
'Lurk' click-fraud campaign now employing steganography.
When Good USB Devices Go Bad
News  |  8/7/2014  | 
Researchers offer more details about how USB devices can be leveraged in attacks.
Dan Geer Touts Liability Policies For Software Vulnerabilities
News  |  8/6/2014  | 
Vendor beware. At Black Hat, Dan Geer suggests legislation to change product liability and abandonment rules for vulnerable and unsupported software.
The Illegitimate Milliners Guide to Black Hat
Commentary  |  8/6/2014  | 
A less-than-honest "Abe" goes undercover to get a behind-the-scenes look at Black Hat and its infamous attendees.
TSA Checkpoint Systems Found Exposed On The Net
News  |  8/6/2014  | 
Researcher Billy Rios exposes new threats to airport security systems.
5 Steps To Supply Chain Security
News  |  8/6/2014  | 
The integrity of enterprise data is only as strong as your most vulnerable third-party supplier or business partner. It's time to shore up these connection points.
Biggest Cache of Stolen Creds Ever Includes 1.2 Billion Unique Logins
Quick Hits  |  8/5/2014  | 
A Russian crime ring has swiped more than a billion unique username-password combinations, plus a half-million email addresses.
A Peek Inside The Black Hat Show Network
News  |  8/5/2014  | 
Black Hat USA's wireless network offers authenticated, secure access as well as 'open' access.
Dark Reading Plans Special Coverage Of Black Hat USA 2014
Commentary  |  8/4/2014  | 
Radio shows, daily newsletter, and panel sessions highlight Dark Reading's comprehensive coverage of the Black Hat conference.
How Malware Writers Cheat AV Zero-Day Detection
News  |  8/4/2014  | 
A researcher reverse engineers AVG's code emulation engine after easily bypassing other major antivirus software products.
Is IT The New Boss Of Video Surveillance?
Commentary  |  8/4/2014  | 
ITs participation in the security of corporate video surveillance is growing, much to the chagrin of the physical security team. Heres why corporate infosec needs to pay attention.
The World's Most Hackable Cars
News  |  8/2/2014  | 
Researchers find 2014 models of Dodge Viper, Audi A8, Honda Accord are the least likely to be hit by hackers.
'Backoff' Malware: Time To Step Up Remote Access Security
Commentary  |  8/1/2014  | 
DHS issues advisory about remote desktop access tools associated with recent point-of-sale breaches.
LIVE From Las Vegas: Dark Reading Radio at Black Hat
Commentary  |  8/1/2014  | 
If you can't physically be at Black Hat USA 2014, Dark Reading offers a virtual alternative where you can engage with presenters and attendees about hot show topics and trends.
Some Security Tools Fail With Multipath TCP
News  |  8/1/2014  | 
Researchers at Black Hat USA will reveal how multipath TCP breaks assumptions about how TCP works -- and the implications for network security.
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