Application Security // Database Security
3/12/2013
11:27 AM
Dark Reading
Dark Reading
Slideshows
50%
50%

Slide Show: 10 Password Database Fails

Evernote's most recent password breach is the same refrain from a song the industry has been singing for a while -- check out some of the worst password cache compromises
Previous
1 of 10
Next


Last week, online notetaking firm Evernote sent a password reset notice to all 50 million of its users after it discovered that hackers had breached internal account information databases to steal encrypted username and password combinations. Though the firm did put some level of cryptographic protection in place by using a salted MD5 hash, experts have criticized that as an easily brute-forced method of encryption and not nearly as effective as something like bcrypt, scrypt, or PBKDF2, which are designed to slow the number of automated guesses a hacker can make per second.

Previous
1 of 10
Next
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
MarkSitkowski
50%
50%
MarkSitkowski,
User Rank: Moderator
3/20/2013 | 12:41:10 AM
re: Slide Show: 10 Password Database Fails
Why anyone who is serious about security still uses passwords is totally beyond me. It's perfectly possible to have an authentication system which uses no passwords, biometrics, multi-factor authentication techniques, and is still uncrackable.
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Cartoon
Current Issue
Flash Poll
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2015-0733
Published: 2015-05-30
CRLF injection vulnerability in the HTTP Header Handler in Digital Broadband Delivery System in Cisco Headend System Release allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary HTTP headers, and conduct HTTP response splitting attacks or cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks, via a crafted request, aka Bug ID ...

CVE-2015-0743
Published: 2015-05-30
Cisco Headend System Release allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (DHCP and TFTP outage) via a flood of crafted UDP traffic, aka Bug ID CSCus04097.

CVE-2015-0744
Published: 2015-05-30
Cisco DTA Control System (DTACS) 4.0.0.9 and Cisco Headend System Release allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU and memory consumption, and TCP service outage) via (1) a SYN flood or (2) other TCP traffic flood, aka Bug IDs CSCus50642, CSCus50662, CSCus50625, CSCus50657, and CSCus...

CVE-2015-0745
Published: 2015-05-30
Cisco Headend System Release allows remote attackers to read temporary script files or archive files, and consequently obtain sensitive information, via a crafted header in an HTTP request, aka Bug ID CSCus44909.

CVE-2015-0747
Published: 2015-05-30
Cisco Conductor for Videoscape 3.0 and Cisco Headend System Release allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary cookies via a crafted HTTP request, aka Bug ID CSCuh25408.

Dark Reading Radio
Archived Dark Reading Radio
After a serious cybersecurity incident, everyone will be looking to you for answers -- but you’ll never have complete information and you’ll never have enough time. So in those heated moments, when a business is on the brink of collapse, how will you and the rest of the board room executives respond?