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ShieldFS Hits 'Rewind' on Ransomware
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingCommentaryVideo
Federico Maggi and Andrea Continella discuss a new tool to protect filesystems by disrupting and undoing ransomware's encryption activities.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/18/2017
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How Bad Teachers Ruin Good Machine Learning
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingCommentaryVideo
Sophos data scientist Hillary Sanders explains how security suffers when good machine learning models are trained on bad testing data.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/18/2017
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Facebook Doles Out $100K for Internet Defense Prize
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Winners developed a new method of detecting spearphishing in corporate networks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/17/2017
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Microsoft Report: User Account Attacks Jumped 300% Since 2016
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Most of these Microsoft user account compromises can be attributed to weak, guessable passwords and poor password management, researchers found.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 8/17/2017
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Critical Infrastructure, Cybersecurity & the 'Devils Rope'
David Zahn, General Manager of Cybersecurity at PASCommentary
How hackers today are engaging in a modern 'Fence Cutter War' against industrial control systems, and what security professionals need to do about it.
By David Zahn General Manager of Cybersecurity at PAS, 8/17/2017
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Cerber Fights Anti-Ransomware Tools
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Deception technology is the popular ransomware's latest target.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/16/2017
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Old Flaws, New Tricks: CVE-2017-0199 and PowerPoint Abuse
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers discover attackers are using a patched Microsoft vulnerability to abuse PowerPoint files and distribute malware.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 8/16/2017
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Discover a Data Breach? Try Compassion First
Daniel Schwalbe, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, Farsight  Security, Inc.Commentary
The reactions to a big data breach often resemble the five stages of grief, so a little empathy is needed.
By Daniel Schwalbe Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, Farsight Security, Inc., 8/16/2017
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Webroot Acquires Security Training Platform
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Endpoint security company snaps up the assets of Securecast in a move to build out a training program to test users' ability to recognize a phishing attack.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/15/2017
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20 Tactical Questions SMB Security Teams Should Ask Themselves
Joshua Goldfarb, Co-founder & Chief Product Officer, IDDRACommentary
Or why it pays for small- and medium-sized businesses to plan strategically but act tactically.
By Joshua Goldfarb Co-founder & Chief Product Officer, IDDRA, 8/15/2017
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HBO Offers Hackers $250,000 as 'Show Of Good Faith' on $6 Million Ransom Request
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The offer was reportedly designed to stall for time, with no plans to ever pay it.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/11/2017
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60% of Infosec Execs Are Boosting SOC Deployments
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A survey of security executives and managers finds a majority are expanding or upgrading their current SOC readiness.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/10/2017
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Taking Down the Internet Has Never Been Easier
Bogdan Botezatu, Senior E-threat Analyst, BitdefenderCommentary
Is there a reason why the Internet is so vulnerable? Actually, there are many, and taking steps to remain protected is crucial.
By Bogdan Botezatu Senior E-threat Analyst, Bitdefender, 8/10/2017
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Microsoft Fixes 27 Remote Code Execution Flaws
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Microsoft issued patches for 48 vulnerabilities as part of its monthly Patch Tuesday update, 25 of which were 'critical.'
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 8/9/2017
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One-Third of Businesses Hit with Malware-less Threats
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Scripting attacks, credential compromise, privilege escalation, and other malware-less threats affect IT systems and add to staff workload.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/7/2017
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Risky Business: Why Enterprises Cant Abdicate Cloud Security
John Moynihan, President, Minuteman GovernanceCommentary
It's imperative for public and private sector organizations to recognize the essential truth that governance of data entrusted to them cannot be relinquished, regardless of where the data is maintained.
By John Moynihan President, Minuteman Governance, 8/7/2017
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HBO Breach Did Not Compromise Full Email System: CEO
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
HBO's recent security breach likely did not compromise its entire email system as hacker(s) allegedly threaten to expose stolen data.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/4/2017
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Are Third-Party Services Ready for the GDPR?
Hadar Blutrich, CEO of Source DefenseCommentary
Third-party scripts are likely to be a major stumbling block for companies seeking to be in compliance with the EU's new privacy rules. Here's a possible work-around.
By Hadar Blutrich CEO of Source Defense, 8/4/2017
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Symantec Sells Digital Certificate Business to DigiCert
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
$950 million deal comes in the wake of Google sanctions on Symantec certs earlier this year.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 8/3/2017
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2017 Pwnie Awards: Who Won, Lost, and Pwned
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark Reading
Security pros corralled the best and worst of cybersecurity into an award show highlighting exploits, bugs, achievements, and attacks from the past year.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 8/3/2017
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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.