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Data on Thousands of Law Enforcement Personnel Exposed in Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Unknown hackers broke into databases of nonprofit and have posted online personal info on FBI, Secret Service, Capitol Police, US Park Police, others.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/15/2019
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In Security, All Logs Are Not Created Equal
Joe Partlow, Chief Technology Officer, ReliaQuestCommentary
Prioritizing key log sources goes a long way toward effective incident response.
By Joe Partlow Chief Technology Officer, ReliaQuest, 4/11/2019
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40% of Organizations Not Doing Enough to Protect Office 365 Data
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
Companies could be leaving themselves vulnerable by not using third-party data backup tools, a new report finds.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 3/28/2019
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Enterprise Data Encryption Hits All-time High
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A new report by the Ponemon Institute shows 45% of organizations have a comprehensive encryption policy in place.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/28/2019
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Tidying Expert Marie Kondo: Cybersecurity Guru?
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The "KonMari" method of decluttering can be a huge step toward greater security, according to a growing number of executives.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 3/28/2019
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763M Email Addresses Exposed in Latest Database Misconfiguration Episode
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
MongoDB once again used by database admin who opens unencrypted database to the whole world.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 3/11/2019
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Hackers Break into System That Houses College Application Data
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More than 900 colleges and universities use Slate, owned by Technolutions, to collect and manage information on applicants.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/11/2019
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Debunking 5 Myths About Zero Trust Security
Torsten George, Cybersecurity Evangelist at CentrifyCommentary
Rather than "trust but verify," a zero trust model assumes that attackers will inevitably get in if they aren't already. However, several misconceptions are impeding its adoption.
By Torsten George Cybersecurity Evangelist at Centrify, 3/7/2019
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Lockpath Advocates Benefits of Continuous Security Management
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Risk management and compliance technologies emerge from the intersection of technology, security, and regulation; continuous security management helps professionals from multiple departments and disciplines access the info they need, when they need it, according to Sam Abadir of Lockpath.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/6/2019
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Airbus Employee Info Exposed in Data Breach
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Few details as yet on a cyberattack that hit Airbus' commercial aircraft business.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/31/2019
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Rubrik Data Leak is Another Cloud Misconfiguration Horror Story
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A server security mishap exposed vast stores of data belonging to clients of Rubrik, a security and cloud management firm.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/30/2019
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Evidence in Starwood/Marriott Breach May Point to China
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Attackers used methods, tools previously used by known Chinese hackers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/6/2018
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Starwood Breach Reaction Focuses on 4-Year Dwell
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The unusually long dwell time in the Starwood breach has implications for both parent company Marriott International and the companies watching to learn from.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 12/5/2018
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Quora Breach Exposes Information of 100 Million Users
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The massive breach has exposed passwords for millions who didn't remember having a Quora account.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/4/2018
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First Lawsuits Filed in Starwood Hotels' Breach
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Class-action suits have been filed on behalf of guests and shareholders, with more expected.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/3/2018
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Massive Starwood Hotels Breach Hits 500 Million Guests
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Among the unknowns: who is behind the breach and how many of the affected records have been sold or used by criminals.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 11/30/2018
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Incorrect Assessments of Data Value Putting Organizations at Risk
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Information security groups often underestimate or overestimate the true value of data assets, making it harder to prioritize controls.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 11/28/2018
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Barclays, Walmart Join New $85M Innovation Coalition
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Innovation incubator Team8 recruits major partners, investors to create new products that help businesses 'thrive by security.'
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/23/2018
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Oracle Issues Massive Collection of Critical Security Updates
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The software updates from Oracle address a record number of vulnerabilities.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/17/2018
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GAO Says Equifax Missed Flaws, Intrusion in Massive Breach
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A report from the Government Accountability Office details the issues found and opportunities missed in the huge 2017 Equifax data breach.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/10/2018
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PUBLISHED: 2019-04-18
MKCMS 5.0 allows remote attackers to take over arbitrary user accounts by posting a username and e-mail address to ucenter/repass.php, which triggers e-mail transmission with the password, as demonstrated by 123456.
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-18
WAC on the Sangfor Sundray WLAN Controller version and earlier has a Remote Code Execution issue allowing remote attackers to achieve full access to the system, because shell metacharacters in the nginx_webconsole.php Cookie header can be used to read an etc/config/wac/wns_cfg_admin_detail.x...
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-18
A vulnerability was found in the MIUI OS version that allows a physically proximate attacker to bypass Lockscreen based authentication via the Wallpaper Carousel application to obtain sensitive Clipboard data and the user's stored credentials (partially). This occurs because of paste access...
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-18
Network Time Protocol (NTP), as specified in RFC 5905, uses port 123 even for modes where a fixed port number is not required, which makes it easier for remote attackers to conduct off-path attacks.
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-18
WAC on the Sangfor Sundray WLAN Controller version and earlier has a backdoor account allowing a remote attacker to login to the system via SSH (on TCP port 22345) and escalate to root (because the password for root is the WebUI admin password concatenated with a static string).