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Content tagged with Cloud posted in February 2020
6 Truths About Disinformation Campaigns
Slideshows  |  2/28/2020  | 
Disinformation goes far beyond just influencing election outcomes. Here's what security pros need to know.
'Cloud Snooper' Attack Circumvents AWS Firewall Controls
News  |  2/27/2020  | 
Possible nation-state supply chain attack that cheated both cloud and on-premise firewalls acts like a "wolf in sheep's clothing," Sophos says.
Ensure Your Cloud Security Is as Modern as Your Business
Commentary  |  2/25/2020  | 
Take a comprehensive approach to better protect your organization. Security hygiene is a must, but also look at your risk posture through a data protection lens.
McAfee Acquires Light Point for Browser Isolation Tech
Quick Hits  |  2/25/2020  | 
Company plans to integrate Light Point Security's technology into the McAfee Secure Web Gateway and its Mvision UCE platform.
Security, Networking Collaboration Cuts Breach Cost
News  |  2/24/2020  | 
CISOs report increases in alert fatigue and the number of records breached, as well as the struggle to secure mobile devices in a new Cisco study.
Enterprise Cloud Use Continues to Outpace Security
News  |  2/24/2020  | 
Nearly 60% of IT and security pros say deployment of business services in the cloud has rushed past their ability to secure them.
Solving the Cloud Data Security Conundrum
Commentary  |  2/24/2020  | 
Trusting the cloud involves a change in mindset. You must be ready to use runtime encryption in the cloud.
All About SASE: What It Is, Why It's Here, How to Use It
News  |  2/22/2020  | 
Secure Access Service Edge is a new name for a known and growing architecture designed to strengthen security in cloud environments.
Security Now Merges With Dark Reading
News  |  2/21/2020  | 
Readers of Security Now will join the Dark Reading community, gaining access to a wide range of cybersecurity content.
Microsoft Announces General Availability of Threat Protection, Insider Risk Management
News  |  2/20/2020  | 
Microsoft made several security announcements ahead of RSA Conference, including its decision to bring Microsoft Defender to iOS and Android.
Personal Info of 10.6M MGM Resort Guests Leaked Online
Quick Hits  |  2/20/2020  | 
Data published on a hacking forum includes phone numbers and email addresses of travelers ranging from everyday tourists to celebrities and tech CEOs.
5 Strategies to Secure Cloud Operations Against Today's Cyber Threats
Commentary  |  2/20/2020  | 
With these fundamentals in mind, organizations can reduce their security and compliance risks as they reap the cloud's many benefits:
Zero-Factor Authentication: Owning Our Data
Commentary  |  2/19/2020  | 
Are you asking the right questions to determine how well your vendors will protect your data? Probably not.
44% of Security Threats Start in the Cloud
Quick Hits  |  2/19/2020  | 
Amazon Web Services is a top source of cyberattacks, responsible for 94% of all Web attacks originating in the public cloud.
Small Business Security: 5 Tips on How and Where to Start
Commentary  |  2/13/2020  | 
There is no one-size-fits-all strategy for security, but a robust plan and the implementation of new technologies will help you and your IT team sleep better.
5G Adoption Should Change How Organizations Approach Security
News  |  2/12/2020  | 
With 5G adoption, businesses will be able to power more IoT devices and perform tasks more quickly, but there will be security ramifications.
Microsoft Patches Exploited Internet Explorer Flaw
News  |  2/11/2020  | 
This month's Patch Tuesday brings fixes for 99 CVEs, including one IE flaw seen exploited in the wild.
Why Ransomware Will Soon Target the Cloud
Commentary  |  2/11/2020  | 
As businesses' daily operations become more dependent on cloud services, ransomware authors will follow to maximize profits. The good news: Many of the best practices for physical servers also apply to the cloud.
Cybercriminals Swap Phishing for Credential Abuse, Vuln Exploits
News  |  2/11/2020  | 
Infection vectors were evenly divided among phishing, vulnerability exploitation, and unauthorized credential use in 2019.
Google Takeout Serves Up Video Files to Strangers
Quick Hits  |  2/7/2020  | 
A limited number of user videos were shared with others in a five-day incident from November.
RSAC Sets Finalists for Innovation Sandbox
Slideshows  |  2/6/2020  | 
The 10 finalists will each have three minutes to make their case for being the most innovative, promising young security company of the year.
Companies Pursue Zero Trust, but Implementers Are Hesitant
News  |  2/4/2020  | 
Almost three-quarters of enterprises plan to have a zero-trust access model by the end of the year, but nearly half of cybersecurity professionals lack the knowledge to implement the right technologies, experts say.
SharePoint Bug Proves Popular Weapon for Nation-State Attacks
News  |  2/4/2020  | 
Thousands of servers could be exposed to SharePoint vulnerability CVE-2019-0604, recently used in cyberattacks against Middle East government targets.
Kubernetes Shows Built-in Weakness
News  |  2/4/2020  | 
A Shmoocon presentation points out several weaknesses built in to Kubernetes configurations and how a researcher can exploit them.


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CVE-2020-13757
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-01
Python-RSA 4.0 ignores leading '\0' bytes during decryption of ciphertext. This could conceivably have a security-relevant impact, e.g., by helping an attacker to infer that an application uses Python-RSA, or if the length of accepted ciphertext affects application behavior (such as by causing exces...
CVE-2020-13758
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-01
modules/security/classes/general.post_filter.php/post_filter.php in the Web Application Firewall in Bitrix24 through 20.0.950 allows XSS by placing %00 before the payload.
CVE-2020-9291
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-01
An Insecure Temporary File vulnerability in FortiClient for Windows 6.2.1 and below may allow a local user to gain elevated privileges via exhausting the pool of temporary file names combined with a symbolic link attack.
CVE-2019-15709
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-01
An improper input validation in FortiAP-S/W2 6.2.0 to 6.2.2, 6.0.5 and below, FortiAP-U 6.0.1 and below CLI admin console may allow unauthorized administrators to overwrite system files via specially crafted tcpdump commands in the CLI.
CVE-2020-13695
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-01
In QuickBox Community Edition through 2.5.5 and Pro Edition through 2.1.8, the local www-data user has sudo privileges to execute grep as root without a password, which allows an attacker to obtain sensitive information via a grep of a /root/*.db or /etc/shadow file.