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IoT Deployment Security Top Concern for Enterprises
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new survey shows that 63% of respondents are worried about the impact of the Internet of Things on corporate security technologies and processes.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/19/2017
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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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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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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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How Systematic Lying Can Improve Your Security
Lance Cottrell, Chief Scientist, NtrepidCommentary
No, you don't have to tell websites your mother's actual maiden name.
By Lance Cottrell Chief Scientist, Ntrepid, 10/11/2017
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Unstructured Data: The Threat You Cannot See
Charles Fullwood, Software Practice Director at Force 3Commentary
Why security teams needs to take a cognitive approach to the increasing volumes of data flowing from sources they don't control.
By Charles Fullwood Software Practice Director at Force 3, 10/10/2017
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New 4G, 5G Network Flaw 'Worrisome'
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Weaknesses in the voice and data convergence technology can be exploited to allow cybercriminals to launch DoS attacks and hijack mobile data.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 10/9/2017
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Rise in Insider Threats Drives Shift to Training, Data-Level Security
Tom Thomassen, Senior Staff Engineer of Security, MarkLogicCommentary
As the value and volume of data grows, perimeter security is not enough to battle internal or external threats.
By Tom Thomassen Senior Staff Engineer of Security, MarkLogic, 10/6/2017
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Equifax Lands $7.25 Million Contract with IRS
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The embattled credit monitoring agency will provide taxpayer identification verification and fraud prevention services to the federal tax agency.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/5/2017
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DNS a 'Victim of its Own Success'
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Why securing the Domain Name System remains an afterthought at many organizations.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/4/2017
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New Standards Will Shore up Internet Router Security
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
The BGP Path Validation draft standards were designed to ensure that Internet traffic flows only along digitally signed, authorized paths.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/3/2017
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5 IT Practices That Put Enterprises at Risk
Darren McCue, President of Dunbar Security SolutionsCommentary
No one solution will keep you 100% protected, but if you avoid these common missteps, you can shore up your security posture.
By Darren McCue President of Dunbar Security Solutions, 10/2/2017
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Weakness In Windows Defender Lets Malware Slip Through Via SMB Shares
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
CyberArk says the manner in which Defender scans for malicious executables in SMB shares gives attackers an opening.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/2/2017
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Best and Worst Security Functions to Outsource
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark Reading
Which security functions are best handled by third parties, and which should be kept in-house? Experts weigh in.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 9/29/2017
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Equihax: Identifying & Wrangling Vulnerabilities
Nick Deshpande, VP, Product Development, ZenedgeCommentary
Now that we know what was taken from Equifax, how it was taken, and what is being sold, what more do we need to learn before the next time?
By Nick Deshpande VP, Product Development, Zenedge, 9/28/2017
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Cybercrime Costs Each Business $11.7M Per Year
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The most expensive attacks are malware infections, which cost global businesses $2.4 million per incident.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 9/26/2017
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Siemens' New ICS/SCADA Security Service a Sign of the Times
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Major ICS/SCADA vendors are entering the managed security services business with cloud-based offerings for energy and other industrial sectors.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 9/19/2017
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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.