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Content tagged with Cloud posted in January 2017
Appeals Court Upholds Microsoft Victory In Overseas Data Case
Quick Hits  |  1/27/2017  | 
Dissenting judges seek revision of earlier ruling, saying it does not serve any privacy interest.
How I Would Hack Your Network (If I Woke Up Evil)
Commentary  |  1/26/2017  | 
How would an attacker target your company? Here's a first-person account of what might happen.
Facebook Adds Physical Key Security For Member Accounts
Quick Hits  |  1/26/2017  | 
Social media site now supports security keys to boost multifactor authentication.
There's No One Perfect Method For Encryption In The Cloud
Commentary  |  1/26/2017  | 
The problem with encryption is that it affects performance, especially in the cloud. Know the different methods so you can pick the type that best suits your needs.
Pew Research Study Exposes America's Poor Password Hygiene
News  |  1/26/2017  | 
Americans feel like they've lost control over their online lives, but they still aren't always practicing proper security.
Cloud Is Security-Ready But Is Your Security Team Ready For Cloud?
Commentary  |  1/25/2017  | 
Cloud computing has moved beyond the early adopter phase and is now mainstream. Heres how to keep data safe in an evolving ecosystem.
SOC Maturity By The Numbers
Slideshows  |  1/25/2017  | 
Most large organizations today have security operations centers in play, but only 15% rate theirs as mature.
Man Guilty Of Hacking Celeb Accounts Gets Nine Months Behind Bars
Quick Hits  |  1/25/2017  | 
Illinois resident Edward Majerczyk illegally accessed around 30 celeb accounts and compromised photos and videos.
This Week On Dark Reading: Event Calendar
Commentary  |  1/25/2017  | 
Devote some time and headspace to improving your skills with these Dark Reading events.
Bad Bots Up Their Human Impersonation Game
News  |  1/24/2017  | 
Every third website visitor was an attack bot in 2016, and humans represent just under half of all Internet traffic, new Imperva data sample shows.
The Trouble With DMARC: 4 Serious Stumbling Blocks
Commentary  |  1/24/2017  | 
Popularity for the Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance email authentication standard is growing. So why are enterprises still struggling to implement it?
Email Encryption On The Rise But Still Not 'Universal'
News  |  1/24/2017  | 
Osterman study finds that more than half of organizations in North America use email encryption for external communications.
Why Dependence On Cloud Providers Could Come Back And Bite Us
Commentary  |  1/23/2017  | 
It's time to re-evaluate the cloud policies you have in place. And if you're not learning from the mistakes of others, you're doomed to repeat them.
Corporate Legal Counsels Fret Over Cybersecurity
News  |  1/20/2017  | 
BDO Consulting survey shows in-house legal executives cite data breaches, cross-border data transfers, as risks with e-discovery.
US Seeks To Intervene In Case Against Privacy Shield
Quick Hits  |  1/20/2017  | 
Digital Rights Ireland has challenged the data transfer pact raising questions of its ability to protect EU privacy.
What to Consider When Moving To Hyperconverged Infrastructure
Partner Perspectives  |  1/19/2017  | 
Scalability, data availability, and agility are three reasons why enterprises are making the move to HCI.
Cloud Security & IoT: A Look At What Lies Ahead
Commentary  |  1/18/2017  | 
In the brave new world of cloud, security teams must be as agile as possible. This means leveraging proactive monitoring tools, locking down access points, and forecasting requirements
2017 IT Forecast: Cloudy With A Chance Of Security Concerns
News  |  1/18/2017  | 
Public cloud adoption and security concerns are expected to grow as more businesses transition to the cloud.
Carbanak's Back And Using Google Services For Command-and-Control
Quick Hits  |  1/17/2017  | 
Cybercrime gang employs common cloud services to hide in plain sight.
Ex-US National Security Official Clarke: Regulation Key To Protecting ICS/SCADA From Cyberattacks
News  |  1/12/2017  | 
Richard Clarke proposes a Y2K-style approach to beefing up security for critical infrastructure.
Crowdsourcing 20 Answers To Security Ops & IR Questions
Commentary  |  1/12/2017  | 
Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know. Why it pays to take a hard look at our own incident response functions and operations.
North Carolina Man Pleads Guilty To Hacking Senior Govt. Officials
Quick Hits  |  1/9/2017  | 
Justin Liverman, known online as D3F4ULT, allegedly breached a government database and publicized confidential information.
Naughty & Nice: Dark Reading Caption Contest Winners
Commentary  |  1/7/2017  | 
It was a tough job choosing among our strongest field yet, with more than 100 submissions. And the winners are


Malicious USB Drive Hides Behind Gift Card Lure
Dark Reading Staff 3/27/2020
How Attackers Could Use Azure Apps to Sneak into Microsoft 365
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  3/24/2020
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CVE-2020-10560
PUBLISHED: 2020-03-30
An issue was discovered in Open Source Social Network (OSSN) through 5.3. A user-controlled file path with a weak cryptographic rand() can be used to read any file with the permissions of the webserver. This can lead to further compromise. The attacker must conduct a brute-force attack against the S...
CVE-2020-5527
PUBLISHED: 2020-03-30
When MELSOFT transmission port (UDP/IP) of Mitsubishi Electric MELSEC iQ-R series (all versions), MELSEC iQ-F series (all versions), MELSEC Q series (all versions), MELSEC L series (all versions), and MELSEC F series (all versions) receives massive amount of data via unspecified vectors, resource co...
CVE-2020-5551
PUBLISHED: 2020-03-30
Toyota 2017 Model Year DCU (Display Control Unit) allows an unauthenticated attacker within Bluetooth range to cause a denial of service attack and/or execute an arbitrary command. The affected DCUs are installed in Lexus (LC, LS, NX, RC, RC F), TOYOTA CAMRY, and TOYOTA SIENNA manufactured in the re...
CVE-2020-10940
PUBLISHED: 2020-03-27
Local Privilege Escalation can occur in PHOENIX CONTACT PORTICO SERVER through 3.0.7 when installed to run as a service.
CVE-2020-10939
PUBLISHED: 2020-03-27
Insecure, default path permissions in PHOENIX CONTACT PC WORX SRT through 1.14 allow for local privilege escalation.