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Content tagged with Cloud posted in May 2017
Google Arms Gmail Security with Machine Learning
News  |  5/31/2017  | 
Google rolls out four security updates to protect enterprise Gmail accounts from phishing, data loss, and other threats.
Bot-Driven Online Ad Fraud Losses Decline
News  |  5/30/2017  | 
But counterfeit ad inventory the next big worry for online advertisers.
Chipotle Dishes Details on Data Breach
Quick Hits  |  5/30/2017  | 
An investigation into the Chipotle security incident announced April 25 confirmed a timeline of attack and type of customer information exposed.
8 Most Overlooked Security Threats
Slideshows  |  5/26/2017  | 
Businesses know the obvious security threats to watch for, but some of the biggest dangers may not at top-of-mind.
In the Cloud, Evolving Infrastructure Means Evolving Alliances
Commentary  |  5/25/2017  | 
New opportunities make for unusual bedfellows. Here's how to navigate the shift in organizational dynamics between security operations, line-of-business managers, and developers.
WannaCry Ransom Notes Penned by Chinese-Speaking Authors, Analysis Shows
News  |  5/25/2017  | 
But a Chinese-language link doesn't shoot down theories of the North Korean Lazarus Group's involvement in the ransomware worm attacks, say language experts at Flashpoint.
You Have One Year to Make GDPR Your Biggest Security Victory Ever
News  |  5/25/2017  | 
The EU's new razor-toothed data privacy law could either rip you apart or help you create the best security program you've ever had. Here's how.
82% of Databases Left Unencrypted in Public Cloud
News  |  5/25/2017  | 
Personal health information and other sensitive data is left exposed as businesses overlook encryption and network security.
DDoS Attacks Fell 23% in First Quarter, Grew in Size
Quick Hits  |  5/24/2017  | 
Although the number of DDoS attacks dropped in the first three months of the year, the average size of each attack grew, according to a Verisign report released Tuesday.
Trump Issues Previously Delayed Cybersecurity Executive Order
News  |  5/11/2017  | 
EO calls for immediate review of federal agencies' security postures, adoption of the NIST Framework, and a focus on critical infrastructure security.
Shining a Light on Securitys Grey Areas: Process, People, Technology
Commentary  |  5/9/2017  | 
The changing distributed and mobile business landscape brings with it new security and privacy risks. Heres how to meet the challenge.
Google Docs Phishing Scam a Game Changer
News  |  5/4/2017  | 
Experts expect copycats that take advantage of passive authentication from third-party applications using standards such as OAuth.
Google Docs Phishing Attack Abuses Legitimate Third-Party Sharing
Quick Hits  |  5/3/2017  | 
Phishing messages appear nearly identical to legitimate requests to share Google documents, because in many ways, they are.


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.
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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.
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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 ...