Content posted in July 2016
8 Bad Ass Tools Coming Out Of Black Hat
Slideshows  |  7/30/2016
Penetration testing, reverse engineering and other security tools that will be explained and released at Black Hat 2016.
5 Things We Know So Far About The DNC Hack
Slideshows  |  7/29/2016
The plot thickens this week as Donald Trump openly calls on Russia to release Hillary Clintons emails. All roads appear to lead to Russia in the DNC -- and now possibly the DCCC -- hacks.
7 Ways To Charm Users Out of Their Passwords
Slideshows  |  7/27/2016
While the incentives have changed over time, it still takes remarkably little to get users to give up their passwords.
10 Hottest Talks at Black Hat USA 2016
Slideshows  |  7/25/2016
The impressive roll call of speakers offers a prime opportunity to learn from the very best of the information security world.
7 Ways To Lock Down Your Privileged Accounts
Slideshows  |  7/22/2016
Admin passwords contained within privileged accounts can open up the keys to the kingdom to determined attackers. Here's how to stop them.
Locking Down Windows 10: 6 New Features
Slideshows  |  7/18/2016
The latest version of Windows includes expanded identity and access controls, advanced Bitlocker encryption, and new malware protections.
Staying Cyber Safe At The Olympics
Slideshows  |  7/16/2016
Travel tips and more in hostile environments abroad.
Meet The Teams In DARPA's All-Machine Hacking Tournament
Slideshows  |  7/15/2016
"Autonomous security" is DARPA's latest game. Its Cyber Grand Challenge will culminate at DEF CON with a contest to see which of these seven finalists' machines will automatically detect and remediate the most security vulnerabilities.
What SMBs Need To Know About Security But Are Afraid To Ask
Slideshows  |  7/14/2016
A comprehensive set of new payment protection resources from the PCI Security Standards Council aims to help small- and medium-sized businesses make security a priority.
Profiles Of The Top 7 Bug Hunters From Around the Globe
Slideshows  |  7/12/2016
'Super hunters' share a common goal: to find the most high impact valid bugs before a bad guy does.
8 Ways Ethically Compromised Employees Compromise Security
Slideshows  |  7/10/2016
From audit cheats to bringing data to a new job, unscrupulous employees put organizations at risk.
An Inside Look At The New Apple Mac Malware 'Eleanor'
Slideshows  |  7/8/2016
Researchers from Bitdefender find security hole that opens up a backdoor to the Mac OS X system.
What Security Really Looks Like In Small- To Midsized Businesses
Slideshows  |  7/6/2016
Data from internal and external risk assessments provides some insight into how working with SMBs can be risky if security problems aren't uncovered and addressed.
6 Ways To Keep Androids Safe
Slideshows  |  7/3/2016
Security managers have their hands full protecting Android devices, but there are common sense steps they can take to beat back attackers.

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Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  3/14/2018
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Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  3/15/2018
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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 ...

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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).

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...

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.

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.