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SecureAuth to Merge with Core Security
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
K1 Investment Management, which owns Core Security, plans to acquire the identity management and authentication company for more than $200 million.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 9/20/2017
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10 Hot Cybersecurity Funding Rounds in Q3
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
The first two quarters of 2017 have been the most active ever in five years from a cybersecurity investment standpoint. Here's how the third quarter has shaped up.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 9/20/2017
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GDPR & the Rise of the Automated Data Protection Officer
Terry Ray, Chief Technology Officer, ImpervaCommentary
Can artificial intelligence and machine learning solve the skills shortage as the EU's General Data Protection Regulation deadline approaches?
By Terry Ray Chief Technology Officer, Imperva, 9/19/2017
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Viacom's Secret Cloud Keys Exposed
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The entertainment giant is the latest company to misconfigure its Amazon Web Services S3 cloud storage bucket.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/19/2017
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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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To Be Ready for the Security Future, Pay Attention to the Security Past
Liz Maida,  Co-founder, CEO & CTO, Uplevel SecurityCommentary
It's easy to just move on to the next problem, ignoring what's happened -- but that's a mistake.
By Liz Maida Co-founder, CEO & CTO, Uplevel Security, 9/18/2017
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OurMine Claims Vevo Hack, Releases 3.12TB of Data
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Group known for claiming responsibility for hacking Mark Zuckerberg's Twitter account and the WikiLeaks' DNS attack says it's behind the Vevo breach.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/16/2017
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Equifax CIO, CSO Step Down
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Embattled credit-monitoring company names interim replacements for both positions and outlines more details about the massive breach.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/15/2017
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Senators Propose US Elections Cybersecurity Commission
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The proposed commission would aim to review the 2016 election process and safeguard future elections from interference.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/15/2017
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Security Orchestration & Automation: Parsing the Options
Dario Forte, CEO, DFLabsCommentary
Once you head down the path of orchestration, security teams will need to decide how much automation they are ready for. Here's how.
By Dario Forte CEO, DFLabs, 9/15/2017
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Attacks on Android Soared 40% in Q2
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Despite a rise in attacks, the average number of malicious variants remains surprisingly limited, according to a report from Avast.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 9/15/2017
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7 Indicted Iranian Nationals Now Hit with Sanctions by US Treasury
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
US Dept. of Treasury has announced sanctions against Iranian nationals and security firms for 'malicious cyber-activity' against US interests.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/15/2017
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A New Model for 'Mathematically Provable Security'
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, CommentaryVideo
Winn Schwartau, CEO of The Security Awareness Company, says we all know the old model of security is broken and it's time for a new one.
By Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading , 9/14/2017
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'ExpensiveWall' Attacks More Than 1 Million Android Users
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
New Android malware variant registers users for paid services without their permission and sends bogus premium SMS messages.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/14/2017
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Trump Orders Removal of Kaspersky Products from Federal Systems
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The president cites concern that the Russia-based company could be influenced by the Kremlin.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/13/2017
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China to Create Data Repository to Log Cyberattacks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Telcos, government agencies, Internet companies, and domain-name organizations to file cybersecurity information.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/13/2017
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Why InfoSec Hiring Managers Miss the Oasis in the Desert
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Despite a sharp shortage of IT security professionals, a pool of potential talent is swimming below the surface.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 9/13/2017
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Why North Korean Actors May Be Targeting Cryptocurrencies
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
FireEye links North Korean cyberthieves to a recent spate of spearphishing attacks against South Korea.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/12/2017
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Deception: A Convincing New Approach to Cyber Defense
Ofer Israeli, CEO & Founder, illusive networksCommentary
How defenders in a US national security agency capture-the-flag exercise used an endless stream of false data across the network to thwart attackers and contain damage.
By Ofer Israeli CEO & Founder, illusive networks, 9/12/2017
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Spain Slaps Facebook with a 1.2 Million Euro Privacy Violation Fine
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Three infringements - one 'very serious' - of the country's data protection law are cited by the Spanish regulatory agency.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/11/2017
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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.