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Content tagged with Vulnerabilities / Threats posted in November 2016
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China Cybersecurity Firm Linked With Countrys Intel Agency For Espionage
Quick Hits  |  11/30/2016  | 
Boyusec is working with Chinas intelligence services and military to doctor security products for spying, says Pentagon report.
Cybercriminals' Next Target: Short-Term Dangers (Part 1 of 2)
Partner Perspectives  |  11/30/2016  | 
With the holidays approaching, the focus will be on lucrative online shopping, email ransomware, phishing for credentials, and infection by holiday-lurking malware.
Windows Malware Infections Spiked 106% From Black Friday To Cyber Monday
News  |  11/30/2016  | 
The number of infected PCs jumped some 106% during the holiday season's first shopping weekend and 118% above normal on Cyber Monday.
The Rise Of SecBizOps & Why It Matters
Commentary  |  11/30/2016  | 
By aligning security dollars and technology with core business requirements, infosec can become a business enabler, not a business impediment.
Retailers Limit Data Access For Temporary, Seasonal Workers
News  |  11/29/2016  | 
Employers are scaling back on sensitive data access for temporary and contract employees, and increasing visibility into their online activity.
Beware: Scalable Vector Graphics Files Are A New Ransomware Threat
Partner Perspectives  |  11/29/2016  | 
SVG files offer many advantages as far as graphics go, but hackers looking to embed malware on websites can exploit them.
Cybersecurity User Training That Sticks: 3 Steps
Commentary  |  11/29/2016  | 
People are eager for common-sense advice that gives them control over their environment and helps them stay safe online.
Time For Security & Privacy To Come Out Of Their Silos
Commentary  |  11/28/2016  | 
By working separately, these two teams aren't operating as efficiently as they could and are missing huge opportunities.
Raising The Nation's Cybersecurity IQ: 'Learn To Code'
Commentary  |  11/22/2016  | 
We need to ensure that the students of today are prepared for the security challenges of tomorrow.
WindTalker Attack Finds New Vulnerabilities in Wi-Fi Networks
News  |  11/21/2016  | 
White hat researchers show how hackers read keystrokes to potentially compromise cellphone and tablet users on public Wi-Fi and home networks.
Balancing The Risk & Promise Of The Internet Of Things
Commentary  |  11/21/2016  | 
You can't defend against something you don't understand. So make sure you consider IoT's risks before embracing its functionality.
5 Ways Retailers Can Stay Safe Over the Holidays
Slideshows  |  11/21/2016  | 
E-commerce experts offer tips for locking down systems as the busy holiday season approaches.
Ransomware Surveys Fill In Scope, Scale of Extortion Epidemic
News  |  11/21/2016  | 
Half of all surveyed organizations have been hit with ransomware campaigns in the last year, many more than once
Cyber Monday, Consumers & The Bottom Line Of A Data Breach
Commentary  |  11/18/2016  | 
Yes retailers can achieve ROI for their investments in cybersecurity during the upcoming holiday season - and for the rest of the year, too! Heres how.
China's Jinping Opens Tech Meet With Calls For 'Fair & Equitable' Internet
Quick Hits  |  11/18/2016  | 
The third Wuzhen World Internet Conference had a strong presence of US tech companies despite criticism of Chinas Internet laws.
Teenager Admits To TalkTalk Hack
Quick Hits  |  11/18/2016  | 
A 17-year-old boy exploited flaws in ISPs web pages to steal confidential data of 150,000 customers.
As Deadline Looms, 35 Percent Of Web Sites Still Rely On SHA-1
News  |  11/17/2016  | 
Over 60 million web sites are relying on a hashing algorithm that will be blocked by major browsers starting Jan 1.
Cloud-driven IT Decentralization Increases Security Risk
News  |  11/17/2016  | 
IT management has become increasingly decentralized, which many businesses think is causing more harm than good - especially for security, a new study says.
NIST Releases Version of Cybersecurity Framework for Small Businesses
News  |  11/17/2016  | 
Researchers offer a step-by-step approach for covering the basics of cybersecurity.
Insider Threat: The Domestic Cyber Terrorist
Commentary  |  11/17/2016  | 
It is dangerously naive for business and government leaders to dismiss the risk of radicalized privileged users inside our critical industries.
8 Public Sources Holding 'Private' Information
Slideshows  |  11/17/2016  | 
Personal information used for nefarious purposes can be found all over the web from genealogy sites to public records and social media.
Adobe To Pay $1 Million Compensation In Data Breach Case
Quick Hits  |  11/17/2016  | 
Personal data of more than 500,000 consumers from 15 states were stolen in the 2013 breach of Adobe server.
'Snoopers Charter' Set To Become Law In UK
Quick Hits  |  11/17/2016  | 
Surveillance bill goes through British Parliament and awaits only the Royal assent to become law before the year ends.
Active Defense Framework Can Help Businesses Defend Against Cyberattacks
Partner Perspectives  |  11/17/2016  | 
New report provides a framework that lets private sector entities defend themselves while at the same time protect individual liberties and privacy, and mitigate the risk of collateral damage.
Windows 10 Updates Target Ransomware Threats
News  |  11/16/2016  | 
Microsoft strengthens Windows 10 security with measures to prevent, detect, and respond to ransomware attacks. But they are only useful for businesses using all the right tools.
Internet Of Things 'Pollutants' & The Case For A Cyber EPA
Commentary  |  11/16/2016  | 
Recent IoT-executed DDoS attacks have been annoying, not life threatening. Should device makers be held liable if something worse happens?
Dark Reading Radio: 'Bug Bounties & The Zero-Day Trade'
Commentary  |  11/15/2016  | 
Join us, HackerOne's Alex Rice, and Veracode's Chris Wysopal for the next episode of Dark Reading Radio, today, Wednesday Nov. 16, at 1pmET.
TAG Unveils Anti-Malware Certification For Online Ad Industry
Quick Hits  |  11/15/2016  | 
As the ad industry continues its fight against malware, the Trustworthy Accountability Group launches a threat-sharing hub to provide intelligence on attacks.
Back To Basics: Maximizing Cybersecurity Capabilities
Commentary  |  11/15/2016  | 
A number of prevention techniques that have existed for years remain fundamental components of any modern security program.
Dark Reading Virtual Event Seeks To Break Security Myths, Conventional Wisdom
Commentary  |  11/14/2016  | 
Three keynotes, two panel sessions offer new ways to think about enterprise information security.
US Army Challenges Security Researchers To 'Bring It On'
News  |  11/14/2016  | 
Army to offer cash rewards to bug hunters who find security vulnerabilities in its recruiting sites and database systems that have ties to the Armys core operational systems.
Preparing For The Future Of Online Threats
Commentary  |  11/14/2016  | 
Gaze into the crystal balls of a panel of forward-thinking security experts during Dark Readings virtual event Nov. 15.
8 Ways Businesses Can Better Secure Their Remote Workers
Partner Perspectives  |  11/14/2016  | 
Remote workers may present challenges for IT staff, but a combination of cybersecurity best practices, strong policy, and a dedicated user awareness campaign could keep company data safe.
Learning To Trust Cloud Security
Commentary  |  11/14/2016  | 
Cloud-centric computing is inevitable, so you need to face your concerns and be realistic about risks.
Sharing Threat Intel: Easier Said Than Done
Commentary  |  11/11/2016  | 
For cyber intelligence-sharing to work, organizations need two things: to trust each other and better processes to collect, exchange, and act on information quickly.
The Drug Dealer In Your Web Browser
Commentary  |  11/10/2016  | 
Illicit dealings once isolated to the Dark Web are spilling out into the light.
Free Cloud Storage Putting Small Business Data At Risk
Quick Hits  |  11/10/2016  | 
SMBs are putting sensitive information at risk by using free cloud storage services that lack strong security measures, new research shows.
How Security Scorecards Advance Security, Reduce Risk
Commentary  |  11/10/2016  | 
CISO Josh Koplik offers practical advice about bridging the gap between security and business goals in a consumer-facing media and Internet company.
The Big Lesson We Must Learn From The Dyn DDoS Attack
Commentary  |  11/9/2016  | 
The vulnerabilities that make IoT devices susceptible to being used in a botnet also make them the perfect avenue into our data centers and clouds.
Every Minute Of Security Planning Will Save You 10 Minutes In Execution
Partner Perspectives  |  11/8/2016  | 
Leveraging automation, orchestration, and interoperability in your cybersecurity plans now will save you significant time later.
Stay Vigilant To The Evolving Threat Of Social Engineering
Commentary  |  11/8/2016  | 
Even the most cyber-savvy individuals can easily get tripped up by a social engineering attack. But users can trip-up a threat simply by paying attention.
Is Fingerprint Authentication Making The Password Problem Worse?
Commentary  |  11/8/2016  | 
Problems emerge when users switch to a new phone.
Some SuperPAC Websites Are Not Super-Secure
News  |  11/7/2016  | 
Researchers find weaknesses in public websites that could expose personal information of donors and other sensitive data.
4G Cellular Networks At Risk Of DoS Attacks
News  |  11/7/2016  | 
Black Hat Europe researcher shows how hackers can conduct denial-of-service attacks on 4G cellular devices around the world.
Changing IoT Passwords Won't Stop Attacks. Here's What Will.
Commentary  |  11/7/2016  | 
The solution will take an industry-wide effort, it won't happen overnight, and the problem is not the users' fault!
US Governors Affirm Confidence In Cybersecurity Of Election Systems
Quick Hits  |  11/7/2016  | 
Statement from National Governors Association say presidential election outcome will accurately reflect voters choice.
Transitioning From The Server Room To The Boardroom
Commentary  |  11/5/2016  | 
How can IT professionals balance business goals and information security?
Election 2016 & WikiLeaks: Bad, But Not Your Worst Nightmare
Commentary  |  11/4/2016  | 
John Podesta may be the poster child for poor user security practices but the real problem is rigid regulatory compliance frameworks that perpetuate ineffective perimeter defenses.
Ransomware Attacks Have More Than Doubled In Q3, Says Report
Quick Hits  |  11/4/2016  | 
Q3 cyber threat study by Kaspersky Lab says ransomware modifications have risen 3.5 times and newer countries are coming under attack.
Automate And Orchestrate Workflows For Better Security
Partner Perspectives  |  11/4/2016  | 
Security automation has become a central goal for many organizations as they try to respond faster to more threats with limited resources.
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An exploitable use-after-free vulnerability exists in the way LZW-compressed streams are processed in Aspose.PDF 19.2 for C++. A specially crafted PDF can cause a dangling heap pointer, resulting in a use-after-free condition. To trigger this vulnerability, a specifically crafted PDF document needs ...
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