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Content tagged with Cloud posted in June 2016
Cisco Boosts Cloud Security Capabilities With CloudLock Buy
News  |  6/28/2016  | 
Network giant will purchase the Massachusetts-based provider of cloud access security broker technology for $293 million.
Cerber Strikes With Office 365 Zero-Day Attacks
News  |  6/27/2016  | 
Ransomware variant continues its success through chameleon-like reinvention.
The Blind Spot Between The Cloud & The Data Center
Commentary  |  6/27/2016  | 
Ask most enterprise security analysts responsible for detection and response about their visibility into identity access risks and youre likely to get some confused looks. Heres why.
Internet Of Things & The Platform Of Parenthood
Commentary  |  6/23/2016  | 
A new fathers musings on the problems with securing embedded systems, and why there are so few incentives for architecting trustworthy IoT technology from the ground up.
Carbonite Is Latest Victim Of Password Reuse Attack
Quick Hits  |  6/23/2016  | 
Back-up services provider asks users to reset passwords, claims hackers used details from earlier breached websites.
5 Tips For Making Data Privacy Part Of The Companys Culture
News  |  6/22/2016  | 
Common sense steps organizations can take to protect corporate data.
Microsoft Rolls Out New Data Classification And Security Service
News  |  6/22/2016  | 
Azure Information Protection the first-fruit of Microsoft's acquisition of Secure Islands.
Bangladesh Bank To Meet With NY Fed Over Pilfered $81 Million
Quick Hits  |  6/22/2016  | 
Meeting next month to focus on speedy recovery of the money -- most of which has disappeared into Philippine casinos.
Acer's Website Hacked, Customer Data Stolen
Quick Hits  |  6/21/2016  | 
Tech firm says details compromised include names, addresses, credit card numbers, and security codes.
5 Tips For Staying Cyber-Secure On Your Summer Vacation
News  |  6/20/2016  | 
Stick with mobile payment apps and carrier networks when traveling. And don't broadcast your plans or locations via social media.
Privacy Shield: Can the US Earn the EUs Trust Post Apple vs. FBI?
Commentary  |  6/20/2016  | 
Rebuilding the privacy framework for data transfer between the US and its European trading partners wont be easy but its still a worthwhile effort.
US, China Agree To Set Up A Cyber Hotline
Quick Hits  |  6/16/2016  | 
Cooperative efforts between US, China on cybersecurity are moving slowly, with set-up of temporary email addresses listed as a key achievement.
Symantecs Purchase of Blue Coat Fills Critical Product Gap, Interim President Says
News  |  6/16/2016  | 
Combined business will have a product portfolio that is wide enough to address all threat vectors, Ajei Gopal says.
Cisco Invests $10 Million To Tackle Cybersecurity Talent Gap
News  |  6/14/2016  | 
The companys Global Cybersecurity Scholarship program is looking to diversify the talent pool by working with veterans, women and those early in their careers.
Symantec To Spend $4.65 Billion On Blue Coat
Quick Hits  |  6/14/2016  | 
Deal will reportedly make company the worlds largest enterprise security business by revenues, but some in infosec industry are concerned.
5 Soft Skills Young Cybersecurity Professionals Need to Get Ahead
Commentary  |  6/14/2016  | 
Todays employers arent looking for recruits who can maintain firewalls and mitigate risk. They want well-rounded professionals who can apply security expertise across the business to yield bottom-line results.
Self-Service Password Reset & Social Engineering: A Match Made In Hell
Commentary  |  6/13/2016  | 
A sad tale of how hackers compromised a CEOs corporate account by trolling Facebook and LInkedin for answers to six common authentication questions. (And how to avoid that happening to you)
Twitter Says Its Servers Were Not Breached
Quick Hits  |  6/13/2016  | 
Account details leaked are from other hacked websites, claims the social media tool.
27% Of Corporate-Connected Apps Are Risky
News  |  6/13/2016  | 
Number of apps up by 30x, with many asking for sensitive connections to enterprise.
IoT Security: Onus On Developers, Security Researchers
Commentary  |  6/11/2016  | 
Security teams and DevOps need to team up on 'lean security' processes that make safety a top priority before a product reaches the market.
Biggest Attacks Of 2016 (So Far)
Slideshows  |  6/10/2016  | 
An attack against a Ukraine power grid and major upticks in ransomware dominate the headlines in this Dark Reading mid-year report.
Singapore To Cut Internet Access For Government Computers
Quick Hits  |  6/10/2016  | 
To counter cyberattacks, 100,000 computers will be taken offline next May.
Cloud Apps Just As Secure As On-Premise Apps, Say InfoSec Pros
News  |  6/9/2016  | 
Unfortunately, 75% of cloud apps will still fall afoul of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation, according to new studies.
Google Dorking: Exposing The Hidden Threat
Commentary  |  6/9/2016  | 
Google Dorking sounds harmless, but it can take your company down. Here's what you need to know to avoid being hacked.
Fast Flux Taken To The Next Level With Zbot Botnet
News  |  6/8/2016  | 
Zbot's success rests largely on its makers' ability to take advantage of fast-flux network infrastructure.
Deconstructing The Impact Of Ransomware On Healthcares IoT
Commentary  |  6/8/2016  | 
If ransomware targets medical devices, exactly how will an attacker deliver the ransom note to the victim?
Microsegmentation & The Need For An Intelligent Attack Surface
Commentary  |  6/7/2016  | 
There is a fundamental difference in the security posture and technology for protecting the White House versus a Social Security office in California. So, too, for the critical apps and systems that are likely targets in your enterprise.
Hackers Access Mark Zuckerbergs Twitter, Pinterest Accounts
Quick Hits  |  6/6/2016  | 
OurMine Team claims hack is a fallout of LinkedIn leak; Zuckerberg reportedly may have used same password for other accounts.
How Risky Is Bleeding Edge Tech?
Slideshows  |  6/5/2016  | 
Experts with the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute rate 10 up-and-coming technologies for risk.
BYOD Security: How To Shift Device Control & Grant Users More Choice
Commentary  |  6/3/2016  | 
Gartners managed diversity model offers an ITIL-compliant information security solution to the problem of Shadow IT.
Connected Cars: 6 Tips For Riding Safely With Onboard Devices
Slideshows  |  6/3/2016  | 
Carnegie Mellon researchers note that the cheaper the after market device, the easier it can be hacked.
Ransomware Domains Up By 3,500% In Q1
News  |  6/1/2016  | 
Cybercriminals know a good thing when they see it.
MySpace And Tumblr Accounts Leaked From 2013 Breaches
Quick Hits  |  6/1/2016  | 
Timing of release of hacked details from different sites may be deliberate, says researcher.


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PUBLISHED: 2019-12-12
An exploitable code execution vulnerability exists in the DICOM packet-parsing functionality of LEADTOOLS libltdic.so, version 20.0.2019.3.15. A specially crafted packet can cause an integer overflow, resulting in heap corruption. An attacker can send a packet to trigger this vulnerability.
CVE-2019-5090
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-12
An exploitable information disclosure vulnerability exists in the DICOM packet-parsing functionality of LEADTOOLS libltdic.so, version 20.0.2019.3.15. A specially crafted packet can cause an out-of-bounds read, resulting in information disclosure. An attacker can send a packet to trigger this vulner...
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PUBLISHED: 2019-12-12
An exploitable denial-of-service vulnerability exists in the Dicom-packet parsing functionality of LEADTOOLS libltdic.so version 20.0.2019.3.15. A specially crafted packet can cause an infinite loop, resulting in a denial of service. An attacker can send a packet to trigger this vulnerability.