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US Judge: Police Can't Force Biometric Authentication
Quick Hits  |  1/15/2019  | 
Law enforcement cannot order individuals to unlock devices using facial or fingerprint scans, a California judge says.
7 Privacy Mistakes That Keep Security Pros on Their Toes
Slideshows  |  1/15/2019  | 
When it comes to privacy, it's the little things that can lead to big mishaps.
Reddit Alerts Users to Possible Account Breaches
Quick Hits  |  1/10/2019  | 
User lockouts, combined with requirements for new passwords, indicate an attack on accounts at the popular social media platform.
Consumers Demand Security from Smart Device Makers
News  |  1/10/2019  | 
Poll shows individuals want better security from IoT device manufacturers as connected products flood the market.
6 Best Practices for Managing an Online Educational Infrastructure
Commentary  |  1/10/2019  | 
Universities must keep pace with rapidly changing technology to help thwart malicious hacking attempts and protect student information.
Whitfield Diffie Joins Quantum Xchange Advisory Board
Quick Hits  |  1/8/2019  | 
The noted cryptography expert has joined the advisory board of the quantum key exchange provider.
Report: Consumers Buy New Smart Devices But Don't Trust Them
Quick Hits  |  1/7/2019  | 
The gap between acceptance and trust for new smart devices is huge, according to a new survey.
'We Want IoT Security Regulation,' Say 95% of IT Decision-Makers
News  |  1/6/2019  | 
New global survey shows businesses are valuing IoT security more highly, but they are still challenged by IoT data visibility and privacy.
Microsoft's 'Project Bali' Wants to Let You Control Your Data
News  |  1/4/2019  | 
Currently in private beta, Bali is designed to give users control over the data Microsoft collects about them.
Android Malware Hits Victims in 196 Countries
Quick Hits  |  1/3/2019  | 
Malware disguised as games and utilities struck more than 100,000 victims before being taken out of Google Play.
Redefining Critical Infrastructure for the Age of Disinformation
Commentary  |  1/3/2019  | 
In an era of tighter privacy laws, it's important to create an online environment that uses threat intelligence productively to defeat disinformation campaigns and bolster democracy.
Privacy Futures: Fed-up Consumers Take Their Data Back
Commentary  |  12/19/2018  | 
In 2019, usable security will become the new buzzword and signal a rejection of the argument that there must be a trade-off between convenience and security and privacy.
Facebook Data Deals Extend to Microsoft, Amazon, Netflix
Quick Hits  |  12/19/2018  | 
An explosive new report sheds light on data-sharing deals that benefited 150 companies as Facebook handed over unknowing users' information.
Trend Micro Finds Major Flaws in HolaVPN
Quick Hits  |  12/18/2018  | 
A popular free VPN is found to have a very high cost for users.
Cryptographic Erasure: Moving Beyond Hard Drive Destruction
Commentary  |  12/18/2018  | 
In the good old days, incinerating backup tapes or shredding a few hard drives would have solved the problem. Today, we have a bigger challenge.
Facebook: Photo API Bug Exposed 6.8M User Photos
Quick Hits  |  12/17/2018  | 
The flaw let developers access images that users may not have shared publicly, including those they started to upload but didnt post.
2019 Attacker Playbook
Slideshows  |  12/14/2018  | 
Security pundits predict the ways that cybercriminals, nation-state actors, and other attackers will refine their tactics, techniques, and procedures in the coming year.
Worst Password Blunders of 2018 Hit Organizations East and West
News  |  12/12/2018  | 
Good password practices remain elusive as Dashlane's latest list of the worst password blunders can attest.
Mac Malware Cracks WatchGuards Top 10 List
News  |  12/12/2018  | 
Hundreds of sites also still support insecure versions of the SSL encryption protocol, the security vendor reports.
'PowerSnitch' Hacks Androids via Power Banks
News  |  12/8/2018  | 
Researcher demonstrates how attackers could steal data from smartphones while they're charging.
Kubernetes Deployments Around the World Show Vulnerabilities
Quick Hits  |  12/7/2018  | 
Kubernetes owners who expose APIs to the Internet are leaving their systems open to hackers.
Insider Threats & Insider Objections
Commentary  |  12/7/2018  | 
The tyranny of the urgent and three other reasons why its hard for CISOs to establish a robust insider threat prevention program.
7 Common Breach Disclosure Mistakes
Slideshows  |  12/6/2018  | 
How you report a data breach can have a big impact on its fallout.
6 Ways to Strengthen Your GDPR Compliance Efforts
Slideshows  |  12/5/2018  | 
Companies have some mistaken notions about how to comply with the new data protection and privacy regulation and that could cost them.
London Blue BEC Cybercrime Gang Unmasked
News  |  12/4/2018  | 
Security firm turned the tables on attackers targeting its chief financial officer in an email-borne financial scam.
MITRE Changes the Game in Security Product Testing
News  |  11/29/2018  | 
Nonprofit has published its first-ever evaluation of popular endpoint security tools - measured against its ATT&CK model.
How to Find a Privacy Job That You'll Love (& Why)
Commentary  |  11/27/2018  | 
Advice from a millennial woman who has done it: Find your niche and master your craft. You will be amazed at how significant your work will be.
Cybersecurity at the Core
Commentary  |  11/20/2018  | 
For too long, cybersecurity has been looked at as one team's responsibility. If we maintain that mentality, we will fail.
7 Holiday Security Tips for Retailers
Slideshows  |  11/19/2018  | 
It's the most wonderful time of the year and hackers are ready to pounce. Here's how to prevent them from wreaking holiday havoc.
New Bluetooth Hack Affects Millions of Vehicles
Quick Hits  |  11/16/2018  | 
Attack could expose the personal information of drivers who sync their mobile phone to a vehicle entertainment system.
Guilty Plea Made in Massive International Cell Phone Fraud Case
Quick Hits  |  11/9/2018  | 
A former West Palm Beach resident is the fifth defendant to plead guilty in a case involving thousands of victims.
Where Is the Consumer Outrage about Data Breaches?
Commentary  |  11/1/2018  | 
Facebook, Equifax, Cambridge Analytica Why do breaches of incomprehensible magnitude lead to a quick recovery for the businesses that lost or abused the data and such little lasting impact for the people whose information is stolen.
FIFA Reveals Second Hack
Quick Hits  |  11/1/2018  | 
Successful phishing campaign leads attackers to confidential information of world soccer's governing body.
The Case for MarDevSecOps
Commentary  |  10/30/2018  | 
Why security must lead the integration of marketing into the collaborative security and development model in the cloud.
Benefits of DNS Service Locality
Commentary  |  10/24/2018  | 
Operating one's own local DNS resolution servers is one of the simplest and lowest-cost things an IT administrator can do to monitor and protect applications, services, and users from potential risks.
Former HS Teacher Admits to 'Celebgate' Hack
Quick Hits  |  10/23/2018  | 
Christopher Brannan accessed full iCloud backups, photos, and other personal data belonging to more than 200 victims.
How to Get Consumers to Forgive You for a Breach
Quick Hits  |  10/18/2018  | 
It starts with already-established trust, a new survey shows.
Getting Up to Speed with "Always-On SSL"
Commentary  |  10/18/2018  | 
Websites can avoid the negative consequences of a "not secure" label from Google Chrome 68 by following four AOSSL best practices.
6 Reasons Why Employees Violate Security Policies
Slideshows  |  10/16/2018  | 
Get into their heads to find out why they're flouting your corporate cybersecurity rules.
3 Out of 4 Employees Pose a Security Risk
News  |  10/15/2018  | 
New MediaPRO study also finds that management performed worse than entry- and mid-level employees in how to handle a suspected phishing email.
DoD Travel System Breach Exposed Data of 30K Civilian, Military Employees
Quick Hits  |  10/15/2018  | 
Defense Dept. says contractor that handles travel management services was hacked.
12 Free, Ready-to-Use Security Tools
Slideshows  |  10/12/2018  | 
There's no excuse for not knowing your exposure. These free tools can help you analyze what your company is up against and point ways to developing a more thorough security program.
Window Snyder Shares Her Plans for Intel Security
News  |  10/11/2018  | 
The security leader, known for her role in securing Microsoft, Apple, and Mozilla, discusses her new gig and what she's working on now.
One-Third of US Adults Hit with Identity Theft
Quick Hits  |  10/11/2018  | 
That's double the global average and more than three times the rate of French and German adults.
Lessons Learned from the Facebook Breach: Why Logic Errors Are So Hard to Catch
Commentary  |  10/9/2018  | 
By ensuring that each layer of protection scours an application for unintended uses, you can find the flaws before the bad guys do.
Who Do You Trust? Parsing the Issues of Privacy, Transparency & Control
Commentary  |  10/5/2018  | 
Technology such as Apple's device trust score that decides "you" is not you is a good thing. But only if it works well.
For $14.71, You Can Buy A Passport Scan on the Dark Web
News  |  10/4/2018  | 
That's the average price of a digital passport scan, and it goes up with proof of identification, a new study finds.
Google to Let Users Disable Automatic Login to Chrome
News  |  9/27/2018  | 
The decision comes days after security researcher had blasted company for jeopardizing user privacy with browser update.
The Human Factor in Social Media Risk
Commentary  |  9/25/2018  | 
Your employees need help recognizing the warning signs and understanding how to protect themselves online.
4 Trends Giving CISOs Sleepless Nights
Commentary  |  9/12/2018  | 
IoT attacks, budget shortfalls, and the skills gap are among the problems keeping security pros up at night.
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CVE-2018-18812
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-16
The Spotfire Library component of TIBCO Software Inc.'s TIBCO Spotfire Analytics Platform for AWS Marketplace, and TIBCO Spotfire Server contains a vulnerability that might theoretically fail to restrict users with read-only access from modifying files stored in the Spotfire Library, only when the S...
CVE-2018-18813
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-16
The Spotfire web server component of TIBCO Software Inc.'s TIBCO Spotfire Analytics Platform for AWS Marketplace, and TIBCO Spotfire Server contains multiple vulnerabilities that may allow persistent and reflected cross-site scripting attacks. Affected releases are TIBCO Software Inc. TIBCO Spotfire...
CVE-2018-18814
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-16
The TIBCO Spotfire authentication component of TIBCO Software Inc.'s TIBCO Spotfire Analytics Platform for AWS Marketplace, and TIBCO Spotfire Server contains a vulnerability in the handling of the authentication that theoretically may allow an attacker to gain full access to a target account, indep...
CVE-2018-5740
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-16
"deny-answer-aliases" is a little-used feature intended to help recursive server operators protect end users against DNS rebinding attacks, a potential method of circumventing the security model used by client browsers. However, a defect in this feature makes it easy, when the feature is i...
CVE-2018-5741
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-16
To provide fine-grained controls over the ability to use Dynamic DNS (DDNS) to update records in a zone, BIND 9 provides a feature called update-policy. Various rules can be configured to limit the types of updates that can be performed by a client, depending on the key used when sending the update ...