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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


Major Brazilian Bank Tests Homomorphic Encryption on Financial Data
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  1/10/2020
Exploits Released for As-Yet Unpatched Critical Citrix Flaw
Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer,  1/13/2020
Microsoft Patches Windows Vuln Discovered by the NSA
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  1/14/2020
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CVE-2019-20003
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-17
Feldtech easescreen Crystal 9.0 Web-Services 9.0.1.16265 allows Stored XSS via the Debug-Log and Display-Log components. This could be exploited when an attacker sends an crafted string for FTP authentication.
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PUBLISHED: 2020-01-17
openQA before commit c172e8883d8f32fced5e02f9b6faaacc913df27b was vulnerable to XSS in the distri and version parameter. This was reported through the bug bounty program of Offensive Security
CVE-2019-3683
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-17
The keystone-json-assignment package in SUSE Openstack Cloud 8 before commit d7888c75505465490250c00cc0ef4bb1af662f9f every user listed in the /etc/keystone/user-project-map.json was assigned full "member" role access to every project. This allowed these users to access, modify, create and...
CVE-2019-3682
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-17
The docker-kubic package in SUSE CaaS Platform 3.0 before 17.09.1_ce-7.6.1 provided access to an insecure API locally on the Kubernetes master node.
CVE-2019-17361
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-17
In SaltStack Salt through 2019.2.0, the salt-api NEST API with the ssh client enabled is vulnerable to command injection. This allows an unauthenticated attacker with network access to the API endpoint to execute arbitrary code on the salt-api host.