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Apple iOS Threats Fewer Than Android But More Deadly
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Data leakage and corruption haunt iOS and Android mobile apps the most, a new study shows.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 6/20/2017
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Samsung KNOX Takes Some Knocks
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researcher at Black Hat USA will reveal Samsung KNOX 2.6 vulnerabilities and bypass techniques, and notes that new KNOX 2.8 may be at risk as well.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 6/15/2017
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WannaCry 'Scareware' Driving Downloads of Bogus Anti-Virus Apps
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Fake anti-virus apps account for 12.2% of active AV apps in the Google Play store, of which roughly one in 10 are blacklisted, according to a report released today.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/13/2017
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FTC Issues Advice on Mobile Phone Data Security, Identity Theft
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Federal Trade Commission offers hindsight and foresight on ways to reduce identity theft should your mobile device get stolen.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/12/2017
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Number of CISOs Rose 15% This Year
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Although the number of CISOs increased to 65% of organizations, it could just be a case of "window dressing," new ISACA report shows.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 6/5/2017
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Mobile App Back-End Servers, Databases at Risk
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Mobile app developers'casual use of back-end technology like Elasticsearch without security-hardening puts unsuspecting enterprises at grave risk of exposure.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 5/31/2017
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Russian 'Cron' Cyber Gang Arrested for Raiding Bank Accounts
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Russian authorities arrest a group of 16 hackers who allegedly were attacking banks in their native country via mobile malware, nixing plans for their global expansion.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/22/2017
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Deconstructing the 2016 Yahoo Security Breach
Jacob Olcott, VP, Strategic Partnerships, BitSightCommentary
One good thing about disasters is that we can learn from them and avoid repeating the same mistakes. Here are five lessons that the Yahoo breach should have taught us.
By Jacob Olcott VP, Strategic Partnerships, BitSight, 5/19/2017
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Android Users Fail to Run Latest OS Version
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A study finds 98% of Android devices are not running the latest software version, according to a report released today by Zimperium.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/18/2017
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Study: Rooted Androids, Jailbroken iPhones Found in Enterprises
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A study released today gives greater insight into some of the worst fears for security pros trying to manage employees' BYOD mobile phones.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 5/16/2017
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'WannaCry' Rapidly Moving Ransomware Attack Spreads to 74 Countries
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A wave of ransomware infections took down a wide swath of UK hospitals and is rapidly moving across the globe.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 5/12/2017
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Jaff Ransomware Family Emerges In Force
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new ransomware family is making the rounds in multiple high-volume spam campaigns over the past day, according to Cisco Talos.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/12/2017
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'Systemic' Cyberattack Most Likely to Hit Financial, Energy Sectors
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The financial services industry is among the top five industries that likely face a systemic cyberattack, according to a survey released today.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/10/2017
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FTC Launches Cybersecurity Resource Website for SMBs
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Federal Trade Commission website offers free tips and information for small businesses.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/10/2017
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SLocker Ransomware Variants Surge
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
SLocker, one of the top 20 Android malware families, has seen a six-fold increase in the number of new versions over the past six months.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 5/10/2017
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Hackers Face $8.9 Million Fine for Law Firm Breaches
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A federal court orders three Chinese nationals to pay $8.9 million in fines and penalties for hacking into two law firms and using stolen confidential information to trade stocks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/9/2017
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Android App Permission in Google Play Contains Security Flaw
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Android's app permission mechanisms could allow malicious apps in Google Play to download directly onto the device.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/9/2017
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Shining a Light on Securitys Grey Areas: Process, People, Technology
John Brenberg, Information Security & Compliance Manager, 3MCommentary
The changing distributed and mobile business landscape brings with it new security and privacy risks. Heres how to meet the challenge.
By John Brenberg Information Security & Compliance Manager, 3M, 5/9/2017
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DHS Report Outlines Feds' Mobile Security Threats
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The US Department of Homeland Security sent Congress a study on mobile security threats facing federal government workers as well as recommendations for protection.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/8/2017
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Law Firm Sues Insurer Over Income Loss in Ransomware Attack
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A Rhode Island law firm sued its insurer over failing to pay for lost income following a ransomware attack on the firm.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/5/2017
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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...

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