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Your Grandma Could Be the Next Ransomware Millionaire
Commentary  |  5/15/2017  | 
Today's as-a-service technology has democratized ransomware, offering practically anyone with a computer and an Internet connection an easy way to get in on the game.
SSA Plans Stronger Website Authentication
Quick Hits  |  5/11/2017  | 
Starting in June 2017, the US Social Security Administration will require a more secure login process for SSA.gov.
Shining a Light on Securitys Grey Areas: Process, People, Technology
Commentary  |  5/9/2017  | 
The changing distributed and mobile business landscape brings with it new security and privacy risks. Heres how to meet the challenge.
Backdoors: When Good Intentions Go Bad
Commentary  |  5/5/2017  | 
Requiring encrypted applications to provide backdoors for law enforcement will weaken security for everyone.
Google Docs Phishing Scam a Game Changer
News  |  5/4/2017  | 
Experts expect copycats that take advantage of passive authentication from third-party applications using standards such as OAuth.
Why OAuth Phishing Poses A New Threat to Users
Commentary  |  5/4/2017  | 
Credential phishing lets attackers gain back-end access to email accounts, and yesterday's Google Docs scam raises the risk to a new level.
Striving For Improvement on World Password Day
News  |  5/2/2017  | 
Consumer hygiene and poor authentication practices create toxic combo.
Kill Chain & the Internet of Things
Commentary  |  4/20/2017  | 
IoT things such as security cameras, smart thermostats and wearables are particularly easy targets for kill chain intruders, but a layered approach to security can help thwart an attack.
Google Won't Trust Symantec and Neither Should You
Commentary  |  4/19/2017  | 
As bad as this controversy is for Symantec, the real damage will befall the company and individual web sites deemed untrustworthy by a Chrome browser on the basis of a rejected Symantec certificate.
Intrusion Suppression:' Transforming Castles into Prisons
Commentary  |  4/18/2017  | 
How building cybersecurity structures that decrease adversaries dwell time can reduce the damage from a cyberattack.
6 New Security Startups Named to MACH37 Spring Cohort
Slideshows  |  4/15/2017  | 
The companies selected this year include technical talent that draws from Silicon Valley to Hungary and Western Europe.
Health Savings Account Fraud: The Rapidly Growing Threat
Commentary  |  4/14/2017  | 
As income tax season comes to a close, financially-motivated cybercriminals are honing new tactics for monetizing medical PII.
OSX.Dok: New & Sophisticated Mac Malware Strikes
Partner Perspectives  |  4/7/2017  | 
Phishing-deployed malware can capture account credentials for any website users log into.
FAFSA Tool Taken Offline After Breach Report
Quick Hits  |  4/7/2017  | 
Personal data of 100,000 taxpayers compromised after IRS students financial aid tool hacked.
Tax Deadline Leads to Heightened Phishing Email Activities
Quick Hits  |  4/3/2017  | 
IRS warns tax professionals to watch out for phishing email scams attempting to steal user credentials.
The Business of Security: How your Organization Is Changing beneath You
Commentary  |  3/30/2017  | 
And why its your job to change with it and skate where the puck is headed.
Privacy Babel: Making Sense of Global Privacy Regulations
Commentary  |  3/29/2017  | 
Countries around the world are making their own privacy laws. How can a global company possibly keep up?
Commercial IoT: Big Trouble in Small Devices
Commentary  |  3/28/2017  | 
There are endless scenarios where hackers could wreak havoc on the industrial Internet of Things. Theres also a readily available solution called HIP.
Symantec Seeks to Quell CA Customer Concerns over Google Warning
Quick Hits  |  3/27/2017  | 
Exec at Symantec spells out what company will do if Google follows through on its proposed plans to degrade trust in Symantec certs.
New Wave of Security Acquisitions Signals Start of Consolidation Trend
Slideshows  |  3/20/2017  | 
A dozen recent high-profile deals reflect cybersecurity vendors' hopes of expanding their offerings with next-generation technology, ideas, and talent.
FBI Chief Calls for United Fight Against Cybercrime
Quick Hits  |  3/10/2017  | 
James Comey stresses the need to address encryption challenges faced by law enforcement.
Securing Todays 'Elastic Attack Surface'
Commentary  |  3/9/2017  | 
The foundation of good cybersecurity is knowing your network. But as organizations embrace new technologies, that simple task has gotten incredibly difficult.
9 Phishing Lures that Could Hijack your 2017 Tax Refund
Slideshows  |  3/9/2017  | 
Scammers are taking an aggressive approach to tax season this year, packing attachments and links with banking Trojans, and fairly new strains of ransomware.
New Yorks Cyber Regulations: How to Take Action & Whos Next
Commentary  |  3/6/2017  | 
Even if your company isnt directly subject to these new rules, you can assume that the approach will be adopted by regulatory agencies at home and abroad eventually.
How to Use & Share Customer Data without Damaging Trust
Commentary  |  3/3/2017  | 
These five tips for protecting consumer privacy will ensure that your customers will stay customers for the long run.
Voice Biometrics Prone To Error, Study Shows
News  |  2/20/2017  | 
New research shows the need for a holistic solution to authentication, not just voice biometrics alone.
Why Identity Has Become A Top Concern For CSOs
Commentary  |  2/14/2017  | 
Seven of the world's top security leaders share their fears and challenges around the critical new role of identity in the fight against cyber adversaries.
National Security, Regulation, Identity Top Themes At Cloud Security Summit
News  |  2/13/2017  | 
Gen. Keith Alexander gives Trump a thumbs-up and Cloud Security Alliance releases a new application.
4 Signs You, Your Users, Tech Peers & C-Suite All Have 'Security Fatigue'
Commentary  |  2/9/2017  | 
If security fatigue is the disease we've all got, the question is how do we get over it?
What to Watch (& Avoid) At RSAC
Commentary  |  2/8/2017  | 
A renowned security veteran shares his RSA dance card, offering views on technologies destined for the dustbin of history and those that will move the industry forward.
Appeals Court Orders Review Of 2015 Target Breach Settlement
Quick Hits  |  2/6/2017  | 
Order follows victim appeal to hold the retailer liable for future identity theft claims stemming from the 2013 breach.
10 Essential Elements For Your Incident-Response Plan
Slideshows  |  2/2/2017  | 
The middle of a DDoS attack or ransomware infection is hardly the time to start talking about divisions of labor, or who should do what when.
Report Says Death Of The Password Greatly Exaggerated
News  |  1/31/2017  | 
Passwords are far from dead - thanks to the Internet of Things, the traditional authentication mechanism will explode in the next decade,
The Trouble With DMARC: 4 Serious Stumbling Blocks
Commentary  |  1/24/2017  | 
Popularity for the Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance email authentication standard is growing. So why are enterprises still struggling to implement it?
'123456' Leads The Worst Passwords Of 2016
News  |  1/23/2017  | 
New report analyzes trends in more than 5 million passwords stolen from enterprises and leaked to the public last year.
What CISOs Need To Know Before Adopting Biometrics
Commentary  |  1/18/2017  | 
Biometric techniques offer a solution to the password problem, but getting started can be tough. Here are a few things you need to know.
Cloud Security & IoT: A Look At What Lies Ahead
Commentary  |  1/18/2017  | 
In the brave new world of cloud, security teams must be as agile as possible. This means leveraging proactive monitoring tools, locking down access points, and forecasting requirements
Credential-Stuffing Attacks Take Enterprise Systems By Storm
News  |  1/17/2017  | 
Automated credential-stuffing attempts makes up 90% of enterprise login traffic.
Advances In SSL: 5 Strategies For Secure, High-Performance Load Balancers
Commentary  |  1/17/2017  | 
Today, even Netflix is streaming hit movies and TV shows via encrypted connections! Heres how to manage higher volumes of encrypted traffic without bogging down your network.
10 Cocktail Party Security Tips From The Experts
Slideshows  |  1/13/2017  | 
Security pros offer basic advice to help average users ward off the bad guys.
Credit Freeze: The New Normal In Data Breach Protection?
Commentary  |  1/11/2017  | 
In era of rampant identity theft, consumers should be offered the protection of a credit freeze by default, instead of a nuisance fee each time a freeze is placed or removed.
The 3 C's Of Security Awareness
Commentary  |  1/11/2017  | 
Explaining the technical part of security comes easy for many of us. But the soft skills needed to change behavior are often sadly missing.
Survey Points to Slight Rise in Adaptive Authentication Over 2FA
News  |  1/11/2017  | 
SecureAuth study reports a majority of IT decision makers and security pros have issues with two-factor authentication.
The Limitations Of Phishing Education
Commentary  |  1/9/2017  | 
Human nature means that education will only go so far. Technology needs to take up the slack.
Yahoo Customer Database Unaffected By Breaches
Quick Hits  |  1/3/2017  | 
Verto Analytics study reveals longtime users prefer sticking to Yahoo despite hacks to avoid switching hassles.
Macau Resident Held For Hacking, Insider Trading Charges In US
Quick Hits  |  12/28/2016  | 
Iat Hong and two others allegedly breached computers of major US law firms and stole confidential exchange on M&A transactions.
Network Security: An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Reaction
Commentary  |  12/22/2016  | 
For humans ailments, prevention might begin with an allergist. In security, it's the network engineer.
Financial Data Worth Millions Unwittingly Exposed In Ameriprise Accounts
Quick Hits  |  12/19/2016  | 
Leak of bank account and financial planning details emanated from a financial advisor's unsecured Internet-connected backup drive at home.
Amit Yoran Leaves Dell RSA To Join Tenable As New CEO
News  |  12/15/2016  | 
Yoran says recent Dell acquisition of RSA parent company EMC did 'not really' impact his decision to leave.
8 Most Hackable Holiday Gifts, 2016 Edition
Slideshows  |  12/14/2016  | 
You better watch out! Otherwise, you may be giving the gift of malware or unauthorized access to networks and devices.
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Facebook Aims to Make Security More Social
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark Reading,  2/20/2018
SEC: Companies Must Disclose More Info on Cybersecurity Attacks & Risks
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  2/22/2018
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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.