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Content tagged with Cloud posted in October 2014
Keep Calm & Verify: How To Spot A Fake Online Data Dump
News  |  10/29/2014  | 
Determining whether a data dump on Pastebin or elsewhere online is legit can be time-consuming and resource-intensive. Deloitte & Touche offers tips for how to weed out the fake hacks.
20% Of 'Broadly Shared' Data Contains Regulated Info
News  |  10/23/2014  | 
Forget shadow IT. The new risk is "shadow data."
Google Expands 2-Factor Authentication For Chrome, Gmail
Quick Hits  |  10/21/2014  | 
Google issues USB keys for Chrome users to log into Google accounts and any other websites that support FIDO universal two-factor authentication -- but it's no help to mobile users.
In Plain Sight: How Cyber Criminals Exfiltrate Data Via Video
Commentary  |  10/17/2014  | 
Just like Fortune 500 companies, attackers are investing in sophisticated measures that let them fly beneath the radar of conventional security.
FBI Director Urges New Encryption Legislation
News  |  10/16/2014  | 
Encryption algorithms do not acknowledge "lawful access."
The Internet of Things: 7 Scary Security Scenarios
Slideshows  |  10/16/2014  | 
The IoT can be frightening when viewed from the vantage point of information security.
Berners-Lee Behind New Private Communications Network For Ultra-Privacy Conscious
Quick Hits  |  10/16/2014  | 
MeWe offers free, secure, and private communications.
Third-Party Code: Fertile Ground For Malware
Commentary  |  10/15/2014  | 
How big-brand corporate websites are becoming a popular method for mass distribution of exploit kits on vulnerable computers.
Hundreds Of DropBox Logins For Sale On Pastebin
Quick Hits  |  10/14/2014  | 
Trader says he's got 7 million more where those came from, but Dropbox says the accounts were expired.
Stolen Medical Data Is Now A Hot Commodity
Commentary  |  10/14/2014  | 
While credit cards are selling for a dollar or less on the black market, personal health credentials are commanding as much as $10 per patient. Heres why.
2 Tech Challenges Preventing Online Voting In US
News  |  10/9/2014  | 
A new report explains that online voting in the US is a matter of "if, not when," but problems of anonymity and verifiability must be solved first.
How One Criminal Hacker Group Stole Credentials for 800,000 Bank Accounts
News  |  10/8/2014  | 
Proofpoint report shows how one Russian-speaking criminal organization hides from security companies.
To Combat Government Snooping, Encrypt Data Before Putting It In Cloud, Says Interop Speaker
Quick Hits  |  10/3/2014  | 
If Uncle Sam wants your data, make him come directly to you.


7 Tips for Infosec Pros Considering A Lateral Career Move
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  1/21/2020
For Mismanaged SOCs, The Price Is Not Right
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  1/22/2020
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CVE-2015-3154
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-27
CRLF injection vulnerability in Zend\Mail (Zend_Mail) in Zend Framework before 1.12.12, 2.x before 2.3.8, and 2.4.x before 2.4.1 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary HTTP headers and conduct HTTP response splitting attacks via CRLF sequences in the header of an email.
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A Local Privilege Escalation issue was discovered in Avast Secure Browser 76.0.1659.101. The vulnerability is due to an insecure ACL set by the AvastBrowserUpdate.exe (which is running as NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM) when AvastSecureBrowser.exe checks for new updates. When the update check is triggered, the...
CVE-2014-8161
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-27
PostgreSQL before 9.0.19, 9.1.x before 9.1.15, 9.2.x before 9.2.10, 9.3.x before 9.3.6, and 9.4.x before 9.4.1 allows remote authenticated users to obtain sensitive column values by triggering constraint violation and then reading the error message.
CVE-2014-9481
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-27
The Scribunto extension for MediaWiki allows remote attackers to obtain the rollback token and possibly other sensitive information via a crafted module, related to unstripping special page HTML.
CVE-2015-0241
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-27
The to_char function in PostgreSQL before 9.0.19, 9.1.x before 9.1.15, 9.2.x before 9.2.10, 9.3.x before 9.3.6, and 9.4.x before 9.4.1 allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a (1) large number of digits when processing a numeric ...