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IOTroop Botnet Hits Over a Million Organizations in Under 30 Days
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingQuick Hits
The IoT botnet is expected to spread faster than Mirai.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 10/20/2017
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The Week in Crypto: Bad News for SSH, WPA2, RSA & Privacy
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Between KRACK, ROCA, new threats to SSH keys, and the European Commission's loosey-goosey stance on encryption backdoors, it's been a difficult time for cryptography.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 10/20/2017
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How to Talk to the C-Suite about Malware Trends
Raj Rajamani, VP, Product Management, SentinelOneCommentary
There is no simple answer to the question 'Are we protected against the latest brand-name malware attack?' But there is a smart one.
By Raj Rajamani VP, Product Management, SentinelOne, 10/20/2017
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What's Next after the SEC 'Insider Trading' Breach?
David L. Axelrod and Terence M. Grugan, Partner, Ballard SpahrCommentary
Last month's hack of the Securities and Exchange Commission may prove to be the most high-profile corporate gatekeeper attack to date. But it definitely won't be the last.
By David L. Axelrod and Terence M. Grugan Partner, Ballard Spahr, 10/19/2017
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New Locky Ransomware Strain Emerges
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Latest version goes by the .asasin extension and is collecting information on users' computer operating system and IP address.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 10/19/2017
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Malicious Minecraft Apps on Google Android Could Turn Devices into Bots
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
New 'Sockbot' malware has 'highly flexible proxy topology' that might be leveraged for a variety of nefarious purposes.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/18/2017
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Game Change: Meet the Mach37 Fall Startups
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
CEOs describe how they think their fledgling ventures will revolutionize user training, privacy, identity management and embedded system security.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 10/18/2017
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'Hacker Door' Backdoor Resurfaces as RAT a Decade Later
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Sophisticated backdoor re-emerges as a RAT more than a decade after its 2004 public release, with updated advanced malicious functionality.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/18/2017
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What's Next After HTTPS: A Fully Encrypted Web?
Guy Podjarny, CEO & Cofounder, SnykCommentary
As the rate of HTTPS adoption grows faster by the day, it's only a matter of time before a majority of websites turn on SSL. Here's why.
By Guy Podjarny CEO & Cofounder, Snyk, 10/18/2017
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ATM Machine Malware Sold on Dark Web
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Cybercriminals are advertising ATM malware that's designed to exploit hardware and software vulnerabilities on the cash-dispensing machines.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/17/2017
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Google Bolsters Security for Select Groups
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Business leaders, political campaign teams, journalists, and other high-risk groups will receive advanced email and account protection.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/17/2017
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US Supreme Court to Hear Microsoft-DOJ Email Case
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
High court to rule on email privacy case, pitting Redmond giant against DOJ over access to its foreign-based email servers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/16/2017
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DHS to Require All Fed Agencies to Use DMARC, HTTPS, and STARTTLS
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The move follows a DHS review of federal government agencies' steps to secure email and deploy authentication technologies.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 10/16/2017
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Adobe Patches Flash ZeroDay Used To Plant Surveillance Software
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Second time in four weeks FINSPY "lawful intercept" tool and a zero-day found together.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/16/2017
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GDPR Compliance: 5 Early Steps to Get Laggards Going
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark Reading
If you're just getting on the EU General Data Protection Regulation bandwagon, here's where you should begin.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/16/2017
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20 Questions to Ask Yourself before Giving a Security Conference Talk
Joshua Goldfarb, Co-founder & Chief Product Officer, IDDRACommentary
As cybersecurity continues to become more of a mainstream concern, those of us who speak at industry events must learn how to truly connect with our audience.
By Joshua Goldfarb Co-founder & Chief Product Officer, IDDRA, 10/16/2017
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Printers: The Weak Link in Enterprise Security
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Organizations frequently overlook printer security, leaving systems exposed to malware and theft. New tools aim to lessen the risk.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 10/16/2017
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Kaspersky Lab and the AV Security Hole
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
It's unclear what happened in the reported theft of NSA data by Russian spies, but an attacker would need little help to steal if he or she had privileged access to an AV vendor's network, security experts say.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/12/2017
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Olympic Games Face Greater Cybersecurity Risks
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Cybercriminals may alter score results and engage in launching physical attacks at future Olympic Games, a recently released report warns.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 10/12/2017
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Ransomware Grabs Headlines but BEC May Be a Bigger Threat
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & CIO AdvisorCommentary
With social media, gathering information has never been easier, making Business Email Compromise the land of milk and honey for cybercriminals.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & CIO Advisor, 10/12/2017
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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.