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Content tagged with Database Security posted in June 2011
Health Data Losses: Don't Blame Hackers
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
Physical theft and lost computing devices are responsible for most of the health data that has been compromised, not hacking, according to U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.
Drug Prescription Data Mining Cleared By Supreme Court
News  |  6/24/2011  | 
A Vermont Law that forbade using prescription information collected by pharmacies for marketing purposes was declared unconstitutional on First Amendment grounds.
Next Virus Victim: Your Doctor's Or Nurse's iPad?
News  |  6/23/2011  | 
Networked devices used by medical personnel carry vulnerability to viruses and security threats, requiring careful teamwork between IT and clinical engineering, experts say.
Verizon Enhances Security Programs For Healthcare Organizations
News  |  6/2/2011  | 
The Verizon Security Management Program-Healthcare online dashboard gets a new module based on the Health Information Trust Alliance Common Security Framework.
Schwartz On Security: Your Medical Records At Risk
Commentary  |  6/1/2011  | 
The current, voluntary approach to HIPAA data security rules hasn't resulted in adequate security for electronic protected health information.


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Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark Reading,  2/16/2018
Facebook Aims to Make Security More Social
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark Reading,  2/20/2018
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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.