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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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80% of Americans Admit to Risky Cybersecurity Behaviors
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Nearly half of survey respondents use unsecured WiFi networks and a third open unsolicited email attachment, a report finds.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/13/2017
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Healthcare Faces Poor Cybersecurity Prognosis
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Experts say the healthcare industry is underestimating security threats as attackers continue to seek data and monetary gain.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 12/13/2017
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Google Play Offered Fewer Blacklisted Mobile Apps in Q3
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Third-party AndroidAPKDescargar store carried the most blacklisted mobile apps.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 12/13/2017
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8 Out of 10 Employees Use Unencrypted USB Devices
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Security policies for USB drivers are severely outdated or inadequate, a report finds.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/12/2017
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Only 5% of Business Leaders Rethought Security After Equifax
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Corporate leaders know little about common security threats like ransomware and phishing, driving their risk for attack.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/12/2017
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Employees on Public WiFi Rarely Face Man-in-the-Middle Attacks
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Employees' corporate mobile devices are connected to WiFi networks on average 74% of the time.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 12/12/2017
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Android Ransomware Kits on the Rise in the Dark Web
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
More than 5,000 Android ransomware kit listings have been spotted so far this year, with the median price range hitting $200.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 12/7/2017
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Rutkowska: Trust Makes Us Vulnerable
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Offensive security researcher Joanna Rutkowska explains why trust in technology can put users at risk.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 12/7/2017
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Bitcoin Miner NiceHash Hacked, Possibly Losing $62 Million in Bitcoin
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Breach occurred just prior to bitcoin's debut on two major US exchanges, the AP reports.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/7/2017
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Attacker 'Dwell Time' Average Dips Slightly to 86 Days
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Real-world incident response investigation data from CrowdStrike reveals attacker trends with fileless malware, ransomware, and other weapons.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 12/7/2017
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Nearly 2/3 of Industrial Companies Lack Security Monitoring
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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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Most Retailers Haven't Fully Tested Their Breach Response Plans
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More than 20% lack a breach response plan altogether, a new survey shows.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/6/2017
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Study: Simulated Attacks Uncover Real-World Problems in IT Security
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Some 70% of simulated attacks on real networks were able to move laterally within the network, while more than half infiltrated the perimeter and exfiltrated data.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 12/5/2017
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Android Developer Tools Contain Vulnerabilities
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Several of the most popular cloud-based and downloadable tools Android developers use are affected.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/5/2017
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Improve Signal-to-Noise Ratio with 'Content Curation:' 5 Steps
Justin Monti, CTO, MKACyberCommentary
By intelligently managing signatures, correlation rules, filters and searches, you can see where your security architecture falls down, and how your tools can better defend the network.
By Justin Monti CTO, MKACyber, 12/5/2017
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NSA Employee Pleads Guilty to Illegally Retaining National Defense Secrets
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Nghia Hoang Pho faces up to eight years in prison for removing highly classified NSA data from workplace and storing it at home.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 12/4/2017
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PayPal's TIO Networks Suffered Data Breach Exposing Data on 1.6 Million Customers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
PayPal states TIO Networks, a payment processing company it acquired this summer, is not part of its network and PayPal remains unaffected by the breach.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/4/2017
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Hacked IV Pumps and Digital Smart Pens Can Lead to Data Breaches
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researcher to reveal IoT medical device dangers at Black Hat Europe this week.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 12/4/2017
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Sallie Mae CISO: 4 Technologies That Will Shape IT Security
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
'The world as we know it will vanish,' according to Jerry Archer.
By Dawn Kawamoto Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 12/1/2017
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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.