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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.
Palestinian, Middle East Targets Hit with New Surveillance Attacks
Quick Hits  |  9/7/2018  | 
'Big Bang' group returns with new campaign after last year's RAT attacks.
4 Benefits of a World with Less Privacy
Commentary  |  8/30/2018  | 
The privacy issue is a problem for a lot of people. I see it differently.
The GDPR Ripple Effect
Commentary  |  8/23/2018  | 
Will we ever see a truly global data security and privacy mandate?
How to Gauge the Effectiveness of Security Awareness Programs
Commentary  |  8/21/2018  | 
If you spend $10,000 on an awareness program and expect it to completely stop tens of millions of dollars in losses, you are a fool. If $10,000 prevents $100,000 in loss, that's a 10-fold ROI.
Data Privacy Careers Are Helping to Close the IT Gender Gap
Commentary  |  8/20/2018  | 
There are three main reasons why the field has been more welcoming for women. Can other tech areas step up?
Researcher Finds MQTT Hole in IoT Defenses
News  |  8/16/2018  | 
A commonly used protocol provides a gaping backdoor when misconfigured.
Gartner Says IT Security Spending to Hit $124B in 2019
Quick Hits  |  8/15/2018  | 
Global IT security spending will grow 12.4% in 2018 and another 8.7% in 2019.
Flaws in Mobile Point of Sale Readers Displayed at Black Hat
News  |  8/14/2018  | 
While security is high overall for mPOS tools from companies like Square, PayPal, and iZettle, some devices have vulnerabilities that attackers could exploit to gather data and cash.
FBI Warns of Cyber Extortion Scam
Quick Hits  |  8/13/2018  | 
Spear-phishing techniques are breathing new life into an old scam.
Shadow IT: Every Company's 3 Hidden Security Risks
Commentary  |  8/7/2018  | 
Companies can squash the proliferation of shadow IT if they listen to employees, create transparent guidelines, and encourage an open discussion about the balance between security and productivity.
6 Ways DevOps Can Supercharge Security
Slideshows  |  8/2/2018  | 
Security teams have a huge opportunity to make major inroads by embracing the DevOps movement.
How GDPR Could Turn Privileged Insiders into Bribery Targets
Commentary  |  8/2/2018  | 
Regulatory penalties that exceed the cost of an extortion payout may lead to a new form of ransomware. These four steps can keep you from falling into that trap.
$5 Million in Cryptocurrency Stolen in SIM Hijacking Operation
Quick Hits  |  7/30/2018  | 
College student is arrested for his alleged involvement.
Stealth Mango Proves Malware Success Doesn't Require Advanced Tech
News  |  7/26/2018  | 
At Black Hat USA, a pair of researchers will show how unsophisticated software can still be part of a successful surveillance campaign.
24 Sentenced in India-Based Call Center Operation
Quick Hits  |  7/23/2018  | 
The scheme targeted US residents with fraudulent phone calls and conned victims out of hundreds of millions of dollars.
London Calling with New Strategies to Stop Ransomware
Commentary  |  7/23/2018  | 
The new London Protocol from the Certificate Authority Security Council/Browser Forum aims to minimize the possibility of phishing activity on high-value identity websites.
What the Incident Responders Saw
News  |  7/20/2018  | 
New report on IR professionals' experiences reveals just how advanced attackers, such as nation-state hackers, dig in even after they're detected.
Banks Suffer an Average of 3.8 Data Leak Incidents Per Week
Quick Hits  |  7/11/2018  | 
New study examines how financial services information gets sold and shared in the Dark Web.
Bomgar Acquires Avecto
Quick Hits  |  7/10/2018  | 
Purchase adds layers to privileged access management system.
7 Ways to Keep DNS Safe
Slideshows  |  7/10/2018  | 
A DNS attack can have an outsize impact on the targeted organization or organizations. Here's how to make hackers' lives much more difficult.
Trading Platforms Riddled With Severe Flaws
News  |  7/6/2018  | 
In spite of routing trillions of dollars of stock and commodity trades every day, financial cousins to online banking applications are written very insecurely.
Preparing for Transport Layer Security 1.3
Commentary  |  7/2/2018  | 
The long-awaited encryption standard update is almost here. Get ready while you can to ensure security, interoperability, and performance.
10 Tips for More Secure Mobile Devices
Slideshows  |  6/27/2018  | 
Mobile devices can be more secure than traditional desktop machines - but only if the proper policies and practices are in place and in use.
3 Tips for Driving User Buy-in to Security Policies
Commentary  |  6/18/2018  | 
Teaching users why it's important to commit to security controls is a far more effective strategy than simply demanding that they follow them. Here's how.
74 Arrested in International Email Scam Schemes
Quick Hits  |  6/11/2018  | 
A coordinated effort has led to the arrest of 74 individuals around the world on charges of defrauding businesses and individuals.
Facebook Bug Sets 14M Users' Settings to 'Public'
Quick Hits  |  6/8/2018  | 
The default sharing setting was accidentally changed for millions of accounts during a four-day period last month.
In Pursuit of Cryptography's Holy Grail
Commentary  |  6/7/2018  | 
Homomorphic encryption eliminates the need for data exposure at any point something that certainly would be welcome these days.
Survey Shows Florida at the Bottom for Consumer Cybersecurity
News  |  6/6/2018  | 
A new survey shows that residents of the Sunshine State engage in more risky behavior than their counterparts in the other 49 states.
'EFAIL' Is Why We Cant Have Golden Keys
Commentary  |  6/5/2018  | 
A deep dive into the issues surrounding an HTML email attack.
The Good News about Cross-Domain Identity Management
Commentary  |  5/31/2018  | 
Adoption of the SCIM open source, standards-based approach for syncing user information between applications is ratcheting up among SaaS vendors as well as enterprises.
Facebook Must Patch 2 Billion Human Vulnerabilities; How You Can Patch Yours
Commentary  |  5/31/2018  | 
The situation Facebook is in should be prompting all security teams to evaluate just how defenseless or protected the people in their organizations are.
GDPR Oddsmakers: Who, Where, When Will Enforcement Hit First?
News  |  5/25/2018  | 
The GDPR grace period ends today. Experts take their best guesses on when data protection authorities will strike - and what kind of organizations will be first to feel the sting of the EU privacy law.
Privacy Survey Says: Americans Don't Want to Sell Their Data
Quick Hits  |  5/25/2018  | 
A new survey shows the extent to which Americans are reluctant to sell their personal information for any price.
Privacy Group: Facebook, Google Policies Break GDPR Laws
News  |  5/25/2018  | 
Nonprofit 'None of Your Business' files complaints against Facebook, Google, WhatsApp, and Instagram.
GDPR, WHOIS & the Impact on Merchant Risk Security Monitoring
Commentary  |  5/24/2018  | 
The EU's General Data Protection Regulation will make it harder for law enforcement, forensic investigators, and others to track down everything from credit card fraud to child porn rings.
A Data Protection Officer's Guide to the Post-GDPR Deadline Reality
Commentary  |  5/24/2018  | 
The EU's General Data Protection Regulation deadline is here -- now what? These four tips can help guide your next steps.
The Good & Bad News about Blockchain Security
Commentary  |  5/23/2018  | 
Blockchain technology promises many things. But to succeed, it must offer users a better plan against hackers.
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CVE-2018-10839
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-16
Qemu emulator <= 3.0.0 built with the NE2000 NIC emulation support is vulnerable to an integer overflow, which could lead to buffer overflow issue. It could occur when receiving packets over the network. A user inside guest could use this flaw to crash the Qemu process resulting in DoS.
CVE-2018-13399
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-16
The Microsoft Windows Installer for Atlassian Fisheye and Crucible before version 4.6.1 allows local attackers to escalate privileges because of weak permissions on the installation directory.
CVE-2018-18381
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-16
Z-BlogPHP 1.5.2.1935 (Zero) has a stored XSS Vulnerability in zb_system/function/c_system_admin.php via the Content-Type header during the uploading of image attachments.
CVE-2018-18382
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-16
Advanced HRM 1.6 allows Remote Code Execution via PHP code in a .php file to the user/update-user-avatar URI, which can be accessed through an "Update Profile" "Change Picture" (aka user/edit-profile) action.
CVE-2018-18374
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-16
XSS exists in the MetInfo 6.1.2 admin/index.php page via the anyid parameter.