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Google Sheds Light on Data Encryption Practices
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Google explains the details of how it secures information in the cloud and encrypts data in transit.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 12/13/2017
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8 Steps for Building an IT Security Career Path Program
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark Reading
A cybersecurity career-path program can help with talent retention and recruitment.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 12/13/2017
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Microsoft Azure AD Connect Flaw Elevates Employee Privilege
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
An improper default configuration gives employees unnecessary administrative privilege without their knowledge, making them ideal targets for hackers.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 12/12/2017
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Employees on Public WiFi Rarely Face Man-in-the-Middle Attacks
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Employees' corporate mobile devices are connected to WiFi networks on average 74% of the time.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 12/12/2017
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Oracle Product Rollout Underscores Need for Trust in the Cloud
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Oracle updates its Identity SOC and management cloud with security tools to verify and manage users trusted with access to cloud-based data and applications.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 12/11/2017
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Microsoft Issues Emergency Patch for 'Critical' Flaw in Windows Security
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Remote code execution vulnerability in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine was found by UK spy agency's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/8/2017
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Android Ransomware Kits on the Rise in the Dark Web
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
More than 5,000 Android ransomware kit listings have been spotted so far this year, with the median price range hitting $200.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 12/7/2017
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Rutkowska: Trust Makes Us Vulnerable
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Offensive security researcher Joanna Rutkowska explains why trust in technology can put users at risk.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 12/7/2017
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Bitcoin Miner NiceHash Hacked, Possibly Losing $62 Million in Bitcoin
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Breach occurred just prior to bitcoin's debut on two major US exchanges, the AP reports.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/7/2017
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Attacker 'Dwell Time' Average Dips Slightly to 86 Days
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Real-world incident response investigation data from CrowdStrike reveals attacker trends with fileless malware, ransomware, and other weapons.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 12/7/2017
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NIST Releases New Cybersecurity Framework Draft
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Updated version includes changes to some existing guidelines - and adds some new ones.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 12/6/2017
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Most Retailers Haven't Fully Tested Their Breach Response Plans
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
More than 20% lack a breach response plan altogether, a new survey shows.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/6/2017
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Study: Simulated Attacks Uncover Real-World Problems in IT Security
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Some 70% of simulated attacks on real networks were able to move laterally within the network, while more than half infiltrated the perimeter and exfiltrated data.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 12/5/2017
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Android Developer Tools Contain Vulnerabilities
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Several of the most popular cloud-based and downloadable tools Android developers use are affected.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/5/2017
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FBI, Europol, Microsoft, ESET Team Up, Dismantle One of World's Largest Malware Operations
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Avalanche, aka Gamarue, aka Wauchos, malware enterprise spanned hundreds of botnets and 88 different malware families.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 12/4/2017
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PayPal's TIO Networks Suffered Data Breach Exposing Data on 1.6 Million Customers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
PayPal states TIO Networks, a payment processing company it acquired this summer, is not part of its network and PayPal remains unaffected by the breach.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/4/2017
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Tips for Writing Better Infosec Job Descriptions
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Security leaders frustrated with their talent search may be searching for the wrong skills and qualifications.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 12/4/2017
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Sallie Mae CISO: 4 Technologies That Will Shape IT Security
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
'The world as we know it will vanish,' according to Jerry Archer.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 12/1/2017
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5 Free or Low-Cost Security Tools for Defenders
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Not all security tools are pricey.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 11/30/2017
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Qualys Buys NetWatcher Assets for Cloud-based Threat Intel
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The cloud security company plans to add threat detection, incident response, and compliance management to its platform.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/30/2017
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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.