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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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How Apple's New Facial Recognition Technology Will Change Enterprise Security
Shimrit Tzur-David, CTO & Co-founder, Secret Double OctopusCommentary
Expect a trickle-down effect, as tech similar to Face ID becomes offered outside of Apple.
By Shimrit Tzur-David CTO & Co-founder, Secret Double Octopus, 9/19/2017
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Avast CCleaner Compromised Amid Rise in Supply Chain Threats
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Attackers somehow hacked the build system of Avast's CCleaner to deliver malware, potentially affecting millions of users.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 9/18/2017
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Equifax Hit with Lawsuit
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Victims living or doing business in Florida can send a certified letter to seek relief and still remain in compliance with the state's credit laws, attorney says.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/18/2017
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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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Public, Hybrid Cloud Security Fears Abound
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Most CISOs say encryption is the most effective security tool for data in the public cloud, but only one in six encrypt all data stored there.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 9/16/2017
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OurMine Claims Vevo Hack, Releases 3.12TB of Data
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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
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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
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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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Attacking Developers Using 'Shadow Containers'
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingCommentaryVideo
Sagie Dulce describes why developers are such attractive targets and how the Docker API can be exploited to use one of developers' favorite tools against them in sneaky, obfuscated attacks.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 9/15/2017
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Cloud Security's Shared Responsibility Is Foggy
Ben Johnson, Co-founder and CTO, Obsidian SecurityCommentary
Security is a two-way street. The cloud provider isn't the only one that must take precautions.
By Ben Johnson Co-founder and CTO, Obsidian Security, 9/14/2017
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Microsoft Office Zero-Day Spread Surveillance Software
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
FireEye discovered CVE-2017-8759 flaw patched by Microsoft this week.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/14/2017
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'ExpensiveWall' Attacks More Than 1 Million Android Users
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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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Encryption: A New Boundary for Distributed Infrastructure
Rob Enns, VP Engineering, Bracket ComputingCommentary
As the sheet metal surrounding traditional infrastructure continues to fall away, where should security functions in a cloud environment reside?
By Rob Enns VP Engineering, Bracket Computing, 9/14/2017
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'Bashware' Undermines Windows 10 Security Via Linux Subsystem
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
New WSL feature in Windows 10 gives attackers a way to run malware without being detected by any current endpoint security tools, Check Point says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 9/13/2017
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Trump Orders Removal of Kaspersky Products from Federal Systems
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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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Businesses Fail to Properly Secure, Assess SSH: ISACA
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingQuick Hits
Frequently used but underappreciated, Secure Shell is rarely secured, assessed, documented, or managed in a systematic way, researchers report.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 9/13/2017
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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.