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Content tagged with Cloud posted in November 2016
The Rise Of SecBizOps & Why It Matters
Commentary  |  11/30/2016  | 
By aligning security dollars and technology with core business requirements, infosec can become a business enabler, not a business impediment.
Job Loss And Financial Damage: CIOs Main Fears When Adopting Virtualization
Partner Perspectives  |  11/30/2016  | 
Companies arent prepared for the security challenges of hybrid infrastructures, Bitdefender study reveals.
2016's 7 Worst DDoS Attacks So Far
Slideshows  |  11/28/2016  | 
Rise of booter and stresser services, mostly run on IoT botnets, is fueling DDoS excitement (but the pros aren't impressed).
European Regulator Probes Yahoos 2015 Secret Email Scan
Quick Hits  |  11/23/2016  | 
Dublin-based Data Protection Commissioner trying to ascertain if Yahoo broke Europes privacy laws.
Security Automation: Striking The Right Balance
Commentary  |  11/23/2016  | 
What a smart toaster oven taught me about the importance of learning how to do a task versus the efficiency of automating the work.
Oracle Announces Acquisition Of Dyn
Quick Hits  |  11/22/2016  | 
Oracle says purchase of the recently DDoSed DNS service is aimed expanding the companys cloud computing platform.
Raising The Nation's Cybersecurity IQ: 'Learn To Code'
Commentary  |  11/22/2016  | 
We need to ensure that the students of today are prepared for the security challenges of tomorrow.
Hackers Attack Canada Army Site, Redirect Visitors To China
Quick Hits  |  11/21/2016  | 
Canada armed forces take down recruitment site after would-be recruits are redirected to official Chinese government page.
5 Ways Retailers Can Stay Safe Over the Holidays
Slideshows  |  11/21/2016  | 
E-commerce experts offer tips for locking down systems as the busy holiday season approaches.
China's Jinping Opens Tech Meet With Calls For 'Fair & Equitable' Internet
Quick Hits  |  11/18/2016  | 
The third Wuzhen World Internet Conference had a strong presence of US tech companies despite criticism of Chinas Internet laws.
Cloud-driven IT Decentralization Increases Security Risk
News  |  11/17/2016  | 
IT management has become increasingly decentralized, which many businesses think is causing more harm than good - especially for security, a new study says.
NIST Releases Version of Cybersecurity Framework for Small Businesses
News  |  11/17/2016  | 
Researchers offer a step-by-step approach for covering the basics of cybersecurity.
8 Public Sources Holding 'Private' Information
Slideshows  |  11/17/2016  | 
Personal information used for nefarious purposes can be found all over the web from genealogy sites to public records and social media.
'Snoopers Charter' Set To Become Law In UK
Quick Hits  |  11/17/2016  | 
Surveillance bill goes through British Parliament and awaits only the Royal assent to become law before the year ends.
The 7 Most Significant Government Data Breaches
Slideshows  |  11/15/2016  | 
Mega compromises at federal and state agencies over the past three years has compromised everything from personal data on millions to national security secrets.
412 Million Users Exposed In Adult Friend Finder, Penthouse Breach
Quick Hits  |  11/14/2016  | 
16 million deleted accounts are among the victims in breach that's 'ten times worse' than that of Ashley Madison.
Learning To Trust Cloud Security
Commentary  |  11/14/2016  | 
Cloud-centric computing is inevitable, so you need to face your concerns and be realistic about risks.
5 Russian Banks Hit By IoT DDoS Attack
Quick Hits  |  11/11/2016  | 
State-owned Sperbank among the victims in one of the largest DDoS attacks ever seen against Russian banks.
Sharing Threat Intel: Easier Said Than Done
Commentary  |  11/11/2016  | 
For cyber intelligence-sharing to work, organizations need two things: to trust each other and better processes to collect, exchange, and act on information quickly.
Free Cloud Storage Putting Small Business Data At Risk
Quick Hits  |  11/10/2016  | 
SMBs are putting sensitive information at risk by using free cloud storage services that lack strong security measures, new research shows.
75,000 Data Protection Officers Needed By 2018 To Handle EU Law
News  |  11/9/2016  | 
US alone will need 9,000 DPOs to meet GDPR mandates, says International Association of Privacy Professionals - but don't expect that many new job listings.
China Passes Controversial Cybersecurity Law
Quick Hits  |  11/8/2016  | 
Global business and rights groups raise concern about the censorship that could impact foreign business interests.
After Mirai, Hacking Tool Marketplace Shuts Down Web-Attack Section
Quick Hits  |  11/7/2016  | 
Hack Forums section closure prompted by the powerful Oct. 21 DDoS attacks that took down popular social media websites.
'Heisenberg Cloud' Spots Exposed Database Services, Misconfigurations
News  |  11/3/2016  | 
A Rapid7 honeypot project yielded some surprising -- and some not-so suprising -- cloud security nuggets.
Managing Multi-Cloud Security Whether You Want to or Not
Commentary  |  11/3/2016  | 
Yes, it is possible to orchestrate security across multiple clouds without creating performance hurdles. Heres how.
Google Adwords Malvertising Campaign Targets Apple Macs
News  |  11/1/2016  | 
Cheeky attackers make their lure an ad for Google Chrome.


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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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.
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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
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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 ...