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Why Hackers Are in Such High Demand, and How They're Affecting Business Culture
Jaime Blasco, Vice President and Chief Scientist at AlienVaultCommentary
White hat hackers bring value to organizations and help them defend against today's advanced threats.
By Jaime Blasco Vice President and Chief Scientist at AlienVault, 12/14/2017
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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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Automation Could Be Widening the Cybersecurity Skills Gap
Gary Golomb, Co-Founder & Chief Research Officer at Awake SecurityCommentary
Sticking workers with tedious jobs that AI can't do leads to burnout, but there is a way to achieve balance.
By Gary Golomb Co-Founder & Chief Research Officer at Awake Security, 12/13/2017
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Security Compliance: The Less You Spend the More You Pay
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
The costs of complying with data protection requirements are steep, but the costs of non-compliance are even higher, a new study shows.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 12/12/2017
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Microsoft Azure AD Connect Flaw Elevates Employee Privilege
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark ReadingNews
An improper default configuration gives employees unnecessary administrative privilege without their knowledge, making them ideal targets for hackers.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, Dark Reading, 12/12/2017
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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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5 Reasons the Cybersecurity Labor Shortfall Won't End Soon
Steve Morgan, Founder & CEO, Cybersecurity VenturesCommentary
The number of unfilled jobs in our industry continues to grow. Here's why.
By Steve Morgan Founder & CEO, Cybersecurity Ventures, 12/11/2017
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What Slugs in a Garden Can Teach Us About Security
Chris Nelson, Senior Director of Security and IT at Distil NetworksCommentary
Design principles observed in nature serve as a valuable model to improve organizations' security approaches.
By Chris Nelson Senior Director of Security and IT at Distil Networks, 12/8/2017
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Microsoft Issues Emergency Patch for 'Critical' Flaw in Windows Security
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Remote code execution vulnerability in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine was found by UK spy agency's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/8/2017
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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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Man-in-the-Middle Flaw in Major Banking, VPN Apps Exposes Millions
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
New research from University of Birmingham emphasizes importance of securing high-risk mobile apps.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 12/7/2017
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Bitcoin Miner NiceHash Hacked, Possibly Losing $62 Million in Bitcoin
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
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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Ransomware Meets 'Grey's Anatomy'
Tom & Natalie Pageler, Neustar CRO & CSO, and MD Stanford UniversityCommentary
Fictional Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital is locked out of its electronic medical records, but in the real world, healthcare organizations face even greater risks.
By Tom & Natalie Pageler Neustar CRO & CSO, and MD Stanford University, 12/7/2017
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NIST Releases New Cybersecurity Framework Draft
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Updated version includes changes to some existing guidelines - and adds some new ones.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 12/6/2017
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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.