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Biometrics Are Coming & So Are Security Concerns
Michael Fauscette, Chief Research Officier at G2 CrowdCommentary
Could these advanced technologies be putting user data at risk?
By Michael Fauscette Chief Research Officier at G2 Crowd, 4/20/2018
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Microsoft CISO Talks Threat Intel, 'Data Inclusion'
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Dark Reading caught up with Microsoft's Bret Arsenault to discuss intelligence, identity, and the need to leverage more diverse datasets.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/19/2018
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Cyber War Game Shows How Federal Agencies Disagree on Incident Response
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Former officials at DHS, DOJ, and DOD diverge on issues of attribution and defining what constitutes an act of cyber war.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 4/18/2018
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Latest News from RSAC 2018
Dark Reading Staff, News
Check out Dark Reading's exclusive coverage of the news and security themes that are dominating RSA Conference 2018 this week in San Francisco.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/18/2018
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8 Ways Hackers Monetize Stolen Data
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Hackers are craftier than ever, pilfering PII piecemeal so bad actors can combine data to set up schemes to defraud medical practices, steal military secrets and hijack R&D product information.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 4/17/2018
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INsecurity Conference Seeks Security Pros to Speak on Best Practices
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, News
Dark Reading's second annual data defense conference will be held Oct. 23-25 in Chicago; call for speakers is issued.
By Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading , 4/16/2018
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7 Steps to a Smooth, Secure Cloud Transition
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
Security leaders share their top steps to keep in mind as your organization moves data and applications to the cloud.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 4/13/2018
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Microsegmentation: Strong Security in Small Packages
Avishai Wool, Co-Founder and CTO at AlgoSecCommentary
A deep dive into how organizations can effectively devise and implement microsegmentation in a software-defined networking data center.
By Avishai Wool Co-Founder and CTO at AlgoSec, 4/12/2018
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Hack Back: An Eye for an Eye Could Make You Blind
Dr. Salvatore Stolfo, Fouder & CTO, Allure SecurityCommentary
Attackers have had almost zero consequences or cost for stealing data from innocent victims. But what if we could hack their wallets, not their systems?
By Dr. Salvatore Stolfo Fouder & CTO, Allure Security, 4/11/2018
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20 Ways to Increase the Efficiency of the Incident Response Workflow
Joshua Goldfarb, Co-founder & Chief Product Officer, IDDRACommentary
Despite all the good intentions of some great security teams, we are still living in a "cut-and-paste" incident management world.
By Joshua Goldfarb Co-founder & Chief Product Officer, IDDRA, 4/10/2018
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Serverless Architectures: A Paradigm Shift in Application Security
Ory Segal, CTO, PureSecCommentary
"Serverless" forces software architects and developers to approach security by building it in rather than bolting it on. But there is a downside.
By Ory Segal CTO, PureSec, 4/9/2018
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Protect Yourself from Online Fraud This Tax Season
Robert Block, Senior VP of Identity Strategy at SecureAuth and Core SecurityCommentary
Use these tips to stay safe online during everyone's least-favorite time of the year.
By Robert Block Senior VP of Identity Strategy at SecureAuth and Core Security, 4/6/2018
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Stripping the Attacker Naked
Martin Dion, VP EMEA Services, Kudelski SecurityCommentary
How cyber threat intelligence can help you gain a better understanding of the enemy and why that gives security teams the upper hand.
By Martin Dion VP EMEA Services, Kudelski Security, 4/6/2018
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Facebook: Most Profiles Likely Scraped by Third Parties
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Facebook announces plans to restrict data access after 87 million users' data was improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/5/2018
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How Security Can Bridge the Chasm with Development
Caleb Sima, Founder, Badkode VenturesCommentary
Enhancing the relationships between security and engineering is crucial for improving software security. These six steps will bring your teams together.
By Caleb Sima Founder, Badkode Ventures, 4/5/2018
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Report: White House Email Domains Poorly Protected from Fraud
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Only one Executive Office of the President email domain has fully implemented DMARC, according to a new report.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/4/2018
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One-Third of Internal User Accounts Are 'Ghost Users'
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Attackers and malware can easily move laterally through an organization, thanks to inadequate access controls on file systems and a proliferation of inactive but enabled users.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 4/4/2018
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Francisco Partners Buys Bomgar
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Private equity firm Francisco Partners plans to acquire Bomgar, a privileged access and identity management company.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/3/2018
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3 Security Measures That Can Actually Be Measured
Earl D. Matthews, Major General, USAF (Ret)Commentary
The massive budgets devoted to cybersecurity need to come with better metrics.
By Earl D. Matthews Major General, USAF (Ret), 4/3/2018
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Hudson's Bay Brands Hacked, 5 Million Credit Card Accounts Stolen
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The infamous Carbanak/FIN7 cybercrime syndicate breached Saks and Lord & Taylor and is now selling some of the stolen credit card accounts on the Dark Web.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 4/2/2018
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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 ...

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).

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...

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.

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.