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Content tagged with Cloud posted in May 2015
UN Report Warns Encryption Backdoors Violate Human Rights
News  |  5/28/2015  | 
Report says States should be promoting strong encryption and anonymity tools, not restricting them.
IRS Attack Demonstrates How Breaches Beget More Breaches
News  |  5/28/2015  | 
Weak authentication validation assumed only taxpayers would know their Social Security Numbers and other information that criminals have been stealing for years.
'Tox' Offers Ransomware As A Service
News  |  5/28/2015  | 
The ransomware is free to use but site retains 20 percent of any ransom that is collected, McAfee researcher says.
Moose Malware Uses Linux Routers For Social Network Fraud
News  |  5/27/2015  | 
Linux/Moose is sophisticated enough to do DNS hijacks, DDoSes, and deep network penetration...so why is it wasting its time on Instagram?
IRS Breach Exposes 100,000 Taxpayers' Tax Returns, Other Data
Quick Hits  |  5/26/2015  | 
Online 'Get Transcript' service accessed from February to mid-May.
A Threat Intelligence-Sharing Reality-Check
News  |  5/26/2015  | 
Many organizations employ sharing one-way (gathering) and mainly for 'CYA,' experts say.
Google: Account Recovery Security Questions Not Very Secure
News  |  5/22/2015  | 
An analysis of millions of answers to security questions show many are predictable and easily guessable, says Google.
Data Encryption In The Cloud: Square Pegs In Round Holes
Commentary  |  5/21/2015  | 
Conventional encryption is a surefire solution for protecting sensitive data -- except when it breaks cloud applications. Format-preserving encryption could change all that.
Half Of Retail, Healthcare Sites 'Always Vulnerable'
News  |  5/21/2015  | 
Finding vulnerabilities in custom web applications isn't the major problem; fixing them in a timely fashion is, a new report from WhiteHat Security finds.
Logjam Encryption Flaw Threatens Secure Communications On Web
News  |  5/20/2015  | 
Most major browsers, websites that support export ciphers impacted
Polish Security Firm Discloses Unpatched Security Flaws in Google App Engine
News  |  5/15/2015  | 
Google was given enough time to respond researcher says.
Experts' Opinions Mixed On VENOM Vulnerability
News  |  5/14/2015  | 
Some say the virtualization vuln could be worse than Heartbleed, while others advise to patch, but don't panic.
Cloud Security Alliance, Waverley Labs Collaborate On Open-Source Software-Defined Perimeter Spec
News  |  5/13/2015  | 
SDPs offer enterprises an alternative to traditional perimeter tools for protecting network assets, says CSA, Waverley
VENOM Zero-Day May Affect Thousands Of Cloud, Virtualization Products
News  |  5/13/2015  | 
Critical vulnerability in the open-source QEMU hypervisor lets attackers break out of a virtual machine, execute code on a host machine and access all the other VMs on the host.
Verizon 2015 Data Breach Cover Puzzler Solved: Defending Champs Win
News  |  5/12/2015  | 
The 2015 DBIR Cover Challenge is as highly anticipated by some as the DBIR report itself.
Protecting The Data Lifecycle From Network To Cloud
Commentary  |  5/12/2015  | 
Enterprises are pushing more sensitive and regulated data into the public cloud than ever before. But the journey carries many new risks.
10 Security Questions To Ask A Cloud Service Provider
Slideshows  |  5/12/2015  | 
Help the business assess the risks of cloud services with these handy questions.
PHP Hash Comparison Weakness A Threat To Websites, Researcher Says
News  |  5/9/2015  | 
Flaw could allow attackers to compromise user accounts, WhiteHat Security's Robert Hansen -- aka "RSnake" -- says in new finding on 'Magic Hash' vulnerability.
White House Evaluating New Court Ruling Declaring NSA Data-Collection Program Illegal
News  |  5/7/2015  | 
Administration will continue to work with Congress to reform surveillance laws, NSC spokesman says.
Vixie Proposes 'Cooling-Off Period' For New Domains To Deter Cybercrime
News  |  5/6/2015  | 
Short trial period would help detect malicious use of domain names, Internet expert says.
Law Enforcement Finding Few Allies On Encryption
News  |  5/5/2015  | 
Cloud providers, mobile device manufacturers, private citizens, and a bipartisan Congressional committee are lining up on the opposite side.


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CVE-2015-3154
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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
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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 ...