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Researcher Finds Hole in Windows ASLR Security Defense
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A security expert found a way to work around Microsoft's Address Space Randomization Layer, which protects the OS from memory-based attacks.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 11/20/2017
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DDoS Attack Attempts Doubled in 6 Months
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Organizations face an average of eight attempts a day, up from an average of four per day at the beginning of this year.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/20/2017
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New Guide for Political Campaign Cybersecurity Debuts
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Cybersecurity Campaign Playbook created by bipartisan Defending Digital Democracy Project (D3P) group provides political campaigns with tips for securing data, accounts.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/20/2017
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Businesses Can't Tell Good Bots from Bad Bots: Report
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Bots make up more than 75% of total traffic for some businesses, but one in three can't distinguish legitimate bots from malicious ones.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/17/2017
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Mobile Malware Incidents Hit 100% of Businesses
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Attempted malware infections against BYOD and corporate mobile devices are expected to continue to grow, new data shows.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 11/17/2017
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Tips to Protect the DNS from Data Exfiltration
Herv Dhlin, VP of Strategy at EfficientIPCommentary
If hackers break in via the Domain Name System, most business wouldn't know until it's too late. These tips can help you prepare.
By Herv Dhlin VP of Strategy at EfficientIP, 11/17/2017
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Terdot Banking Trojan Spies on Email, Social Media
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Terdot Banking Trojan, inspired by Zeus, can eavesdrop and modify traffic on social media and email in addition to snatching data.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 11/16/2017
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Optiv Acquires Decision Lab to Expand Big Data Services
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Deal enhances Optiv's big data, automation, and orchestration efforts.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/16/2017
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Forget APTs: Let's Talk about Advanced Persistent Infrastructure
Curtis Jordan, Lead Security Engineer, TruSTARCommentary
Understanding how bad guys reuse infrastructure will show you the areas of your network to target when investigating new threats and reiteration of old malware.
By Curtis Jordan Lead Security Engineer, TruSTAR, 11/16/2017
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Death of the Tier 1 SOC Analyst
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Say goodbye to the entry-level security operations center (SOC) analyst as we know it.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 11/16/2017
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Stealthy Android Malware Found in Google Play
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Eight apps found infected with a new Trojan family that ups the ante in obfuscation with four payload stages.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 11/15/2017
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Who Am I? Best Practices for Next-Gen Authentication
Seth Ruden, Senior Fraud Consultant, ACI WorldwideCommentary
By their very nature, antiquated, static identifiers like Social Security numbers and dates of birth are worse than passwords.
By Seth Ruden Senior Fraud Consultant, ACI Worldwide, 11/15/2017
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NSA Veterans Land $1.5 Million in Funding for Startup
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
ReFirm Labs' launches Centrifuge Platform, which aims to automatically detect security vulnerabilities in IoT firmware.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/15/2017
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Insider Threats: Red Flags and Best Practices
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark Reading
Security pros list red flags indicating an insider attack and best practices to protect against accidental and malicious exposure.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 11/15/2017
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Deception Technology: Prevention Reimagined
Ofer Israeli, CEO & Founder, Illusive NetworksCommentary
How state-of-the-art tools make it practical and cost-effective to identify and engage attackers in early lateral movement stages to prevent them from reaching critical systems and data.
By Ofer Israeli CEO & Founder, Illusive Networks, 11/15/2017
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2017 Has Broken the Record for Security Vulnerabilities
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Some 40% of disclosed vulns as of Q3 are rated as severe, new Risk Based Security data shows.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/14/2017
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Microsoft Word Vuln Went Unnoticed for 17 Years: Report
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers claim Microsoft Word vulnerability, patched today, has existed for 17 years.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 11/14/2017
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Enterprise Physical Security Drives IoT Adoption
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The vast majority of respondents to a new survey are deploying IoT technologies for building safety in the form of security cameras.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 11/14/2017
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Companies Blindly Believe They've Locked Down Users' Mobile Use
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
IT security teams may be in for a surprise about their mobile exposure as the GDPR compliance deadline approaches, according to a new survey.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 11/14/2017
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What the NFL Teaches Us about Fostering a Champion Security Team
Richard Henderson, Global Security Strategist, AbsoluteCommentary
Cybersecurity experts can learn how to do a better job by keeping a close eye on the gridiron.
By Richard Henderson Global Security Strategist, Absolute, 11/14/2017
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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.