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Content tagged with Database Security posted in January 2010
Wiping Out Wimpy Passwords
Commentary  |  1/29/2010  | 
Recent breaches at Rockyou.com and Hotmail illustrate the consistency of human behavior: Since the dawn of access control systems, users continue to choose easily guessed passwords.
What Data Discovery Tools Really Do
Commentary  |  1/20/2010  | 
Data discovery tools are becoming increasingly necessary for getting a handle on where sensitive data resides. When you have a production database schema with 40,000 tables, most of which are undocumented by the developers who created them, finding information within a single database is cumbersome. Now multiply that problem across financial, HR, business processing, testing, and decision support databases -- and you have a big mess.
Discovery And Your Database
Commentary  |  1/13/2010  | 
Database discovery is the act of locating databases on a network. Years ago, this was simple because companies had only one or two databases. Now just about every application created relies on database services to provide data integrity and transactional consistency.
IBM: Customer Stiffed Us For $1.7 Million
News  |  1/11/2010  | 
Big Blue lawsuit claims Wall Street firm BGC improperly obtained multiple copies of its Informix database software.
Airline Security: The Technical Task Of Connecting Dots
Commentary  |  1/7/2010  | 
The Obama team must not underestimate the integration effort required to assimilate intelligence data generated by myriad sources.
Humedica Analytics Tools Aim To Curb Complications
News  |  1/6/2010  | 
Predictive analytics tools use clinical data to identify patients at high risk for medical complications.


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Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark Reading,  2/20/2018
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Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  2/22/2018
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CVE-2017-0290
Published: 2017-05-09
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 ...

CVE-2016-10369
Published: 2017-05-08
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).

CVE-2016-8202
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...

CVE-2016-8209
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.

CVE-2017-0890
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.