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Malware Decompiler Tool Goes Open Source
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Avast's RetDec machine-code decompiler now available for free on Github.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 12/13/2017
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Nearly 2/3 of Industrial Companies Lack Security Monitoring
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
New Honeywell survey shows more than half of industrial sector organizations have suffered cyberattacks.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/6/2017
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FBI, Europol, Microsoft, ESET Team Up, Dismantle One of World's Largest Malware Operations
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Avalanche, aka Gamarue, aka Wauchos, malware enterprise spanned hundreds of botnets and 88 different malware families.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 12/4/2017
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The Critical Difference Between Vulnerabilities Equities & Threat Equities
Adam Shostack, Founder, Stealth StartupCommentary
Why the government has an obligation to share its knowledge of flaws in software and hardware to strengthen digital infrastructure in the face of growing cyberthreats.
By Adam Shostack Founder, Stealth Startup, 11/30/2017
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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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Optiv Buys Conexsys for Canadian Market Growth
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Optiv ramps up its growth strategy with an acquisition of Conexsys, security and networking firm based in Toronto.
By Dark Reading Staff , 11/13/2017
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Siemens Teams Up with Tenable
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
ICS/SCADA vendor further extends its managed security services for critical infrastructure networks.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 11/8/2017
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Greg Touhill: How an Air Force Lieutenant Became One of Cybersecurity's Top Guns
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, News
Security Pro File: After leading cyber efforts in the military, DHS, and the federal government, the former Federal CISO now sets his sights on new security technology.
By Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading , 11/8/2017
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Its Time to Change the Cybersecurity Conversation
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, Commentary
The IT security industry needs more balance between disclosure of threats and discussion of defense practices and greater sharing of ideas
By Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading , 10/30/2017
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10 Steps for Stretching Your IT Security Budget
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark Reading
When the budget gods decline your request for an increase, here are 10 ways to stretch that dollar.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 10/24/2017
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US Critical Infrastructure Target of Russia-Linked Cyberattacks
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Attacks have been under way since May, targeting energy, nuclear, aviation, water, and manufacturing, FBI and DHS say.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/23/2017
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Security Training & Awareness: 3 Big Myths
Eyal Benishti, CEO & Founder of IRONSCALESCommentary
The once-overwhelming consensus that security awareness programs are invaluable is increasingly up for debate.
By Eyal Benishti CEO & Founder of IRONSCALES, 10/23/2017
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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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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.