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10 scary hacks from Black Hat and DEF CON

Computerworld Security: August 13, 2015

10 scary hacks from Black Hat and DEF CON

Security researchers and hackers gathered in Las Vegas to showcase the latest
vulnerabilities affecting the devices and software much of the world relies on.

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1. SEC charges 32 in press release hacking, stock trading scheme

2. IDG Contributor Network: Setting priorities for August's big Patch Tuesday

3. Dropbox adds U2F support for better security

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SEC charges 32 in press release hacking, stock trading scheme

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charged 32 defendants with fraud in
an international scheme that used stolen, yet-to-be-published press releases
from hacked websites to conduct stock trades.

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4 Ways Neustar Strengthens Your DNS Security

There are criminals who redirect DNS queries to their own servers to steal
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online business. There are steps that can be taken to protect DNS, lower
business risk, and defend your brand.


IDG Contributor Network: Setting priorities for August's big Patch Tuesday

Microsoft has now included most of its system management applications in the
Windows update process and as a result we are now seeing consistently large
updates of more than 10 patches each month, compared to a historic average of
around seven. With this August 2015 Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has released four
critical updates and 10 important updates that cover Internet Explorer, Office
and key Windows desktop and server systems. In addition, we see the first
security update to Microsoft's new browser, Edge, in what must surely be a
disappointing acknowledgment that Microsoft's most recent, most secure Web
browser needed a major security patch on its first Patch Tuesday.

Dropbox adds U2F support for better security

It's a better option for high-security environments, one analyst says.


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