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Content tagged with Vulnerabilities / Threats posted in November 2014
Why We Need Better Cyber Security: A Graphical Snapshot
Slideshows  |  11/28/2014  | 
By 2022, demand for security industry professionals will grow 37%.
Dangers Of Shopping Are Evolving
Quick Hits  |  11/26/2014  | 
Point-of-sale malware is making brick-and-mortar shopping more dangerous. Online, attackers are beginning to value user accounts with payment information attached more than credit card details themselves.
6 Million+ Email Accounts Worldwide Exposed In Past 3 Months
Quick Hits  |  11/25/2014  | 
Spike in number of stolen accounts likely due to uptick in major data breaches, researchers say.
Underground Carders Abusing Charities To Verify Stolen Payment Data
News  |  11/25/2014  | 
Charities' weak fraud controls make things easier on donors and criminals alike.
Don't Discount XSS Vulnerabilities
News  |  11/24/2014  | 
XSS flaws are more serious than you'd think.
Cyber Security Needs Its Ralph Nader
Commentary  |  11/24/2014  | 
It took thousands of unnecessary traffic fatalities to create an environment for radical transformation of the auto industry. What will it take for a similar change to occur in data security?
Cloud Security By The Numbers
Slideshows  |  11/21/2014  | 
Quantifying the perceptions around cloud security practices.
The Week When Attackers Started Winning The War On Trust
Commentary  |  11/21/2014  | 
The misuse of keys and certificates is not exotic or hypothetical. Its a real threat that could undermine most, if not all, critical security controls, as recent headlines strongly show.
Russian Cyber Espionage Under The Microscope
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
New report shows level of coordination and strategy by three main groups of cyberspies out of Russia.
New Citadel Attack Targets Password Managers
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
IBM researchers have found signs that the prolific data steal Trojan is now being used to attack widely used password managers.
Surveillance Cameras Next On The Insecure IoT List
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
Three buffer overflow vulnerabilities leave HikVision video recorders open to remote code execution.
Internet Architecture Board Calls For Net Encryption By Default
News  |  11/19/2014  | 
The Internet Architecture Board (IAB) urges encryption across the protocol stack to usher in an era where encrypted traffic is the norm. But there are possible security tradeoffs.
Machine Learning: A Solution to Today's Security Threats & One Step Closer to AI
Partner Perspectives  |  11/19/2014  | 
Algorithms can identify threats that have been missed by traditional security mechanisms.11/19/2014 11:44:00 AM
The Rise Of The Resilient Mobile Botnet
News  |  11/19/2014  | 
New report on what researchers call one of the 'most sophisticated mobile botnets online' shows how profitable mobile malware has become.
Microsoft Issues Emergency Patch Amid Targeted Attacks
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
Windows Kerberos authentication bug "critical."
Is Security Awareness Training Really Worth It?
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
Experts weigh in on the value of end-user security training, and how to make education more effective.
Deconstructing The Cyber Kill Chain
Commentary  |  11/18/2014  | 
As sexy as it is, the Cyber Kill Chain model can actually be detrimental to network security because it reinforces old-school, perimeter-focused, malware-prevention thinking.
Why Cyber Security Starts At Home
Commentary  |  11/17/2014  | 
Even the grandmas on Facebook need to know and practice basic security hygiene, because what happens anywhere on the Internet can eventually affect us all.
Microsoft Fixes Critical SChannel & OLE Bugs, But No Patches For XP
News  |  11/14/2014  | 
No patches released for the now-unsupported XP even though the 19-year-old OLE bug is critical and "Winshock" bug in Windows' SSL/TLS installation could be worse than Heartbleed.
Rethinking Security With A System Of 'Checks & Balances'
Commentary  |  11/14/2014  | 
For too long, enterprises have given power to one branch of security governance -- prevention -- at the expense of the other two: detection and response.
Time To Turn The Tables On Attackers
Commentary  |  11/13/2014  | 
As a security industry, we need to arm business with innovative technologies that provide visibility, analysis, and action to prevent inevitable breaches from causing irreparable damage.
The Enemy Who Is Us: DoD Puts Contractors On Notice For Insider Threats
Commentary  |  11/13/2014  | 
New rule requires US government contractors to gather and report information on insider threat activity on classified networks.
Expired Antivirus Software No. 1 Cause Of Unprotected Windows 8 PCs
News  |  11/13/2014  | 
New data from Microsoft shows that nearly 10% of Windows 8 users are running expired AV software on their systems, making them four times more likely to get infected.
Better Together: Why Cyber Security Vendors Are Teaming Up
Commentary  |  11/12/2014  | 
Alliances, mergers, and acquisitions are ushering in an era of unprecedented co-opetition among former rivals for your point solution business.
POS Malware Continues To Evolve
News  |  11/11/2014  | 
New report out today details three prevalent families.
Small-to-Midsized Businesses Targeted In More Invasive Cyberattacks
News  |  11/11/2014  | 
How notorious remote access tools Predator Pain and Limitless have evolved into bargain-basement tools accessible to masses of cybercriminals.
How Enterprises Can Get The Most From Threat Intelligence
News  |  11/11/2014  | 
Understanding the threats faced by your organization can improve your defenses. Here are some tips for choosing tools and services -- and maximizing their impact.
Walk & Stalk: A New Twist In Cyberstalking
Commentary  |  11/11/2014  | 
How hackers can turn Wifi signals from smartphones and tablets into a homing beacon that captures users' online credentials and follows them, undetected, throughout the course of the day.
New Attack Method Can Hit 95% Of iOS Devices
News  |  11/10/2014  | 
Masque Attack replaces legit apps with malware using the same bundle identifier names.
The Staggering Complexity of Application Security
Commentary  |  11/10/2014  | 
During the past few decades of high-speed coding we have automated our businesses so fast that we are now incapable of securing what we have built.
Stop Trusting Signed Malware: 3 Steps
Commentary  |  11/7/2014  | 
Cybercriminals who manipulate valid signatures and certificates to get malware into an organization is a more common tactic than you think.
Privacy Versus The 'Tyranny Of The Algorithm'
News  |  11/5/2014  | 
Health, social media, buying trends, and other data and activity are routinely bartered for profit, but at what cost to the consumer or user?
iOS 8 Vs. Android: How Secure Is Your Data?
Commentary  |  11/5/2014  | 
With iOS 8, the lines between iOS and Android are blurring. No longer is iOS the heavily fortified environment and Android the wide-open one.
Breach Fatigue Sets In With Consumers
News  |  11/4/2014  | 
Report from Ponemon and RSA shows that consumers aren't really adjusting behavior due to mega breaches.
Preparing For A Data Breach: Think Stop, Drop & Roll
Commentary  |  11/3/2014  | 
Breaches are going to happen, which is why we need to treat incident response readiness like fire drills, practicing time and time again until the response is practically instinctive.


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