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Content tagged with Cloud posted in July 2016
Vixies Farsight Rolls Out Its First Enterprise DNS Security Service
News  |  7/27/2016  | 
DNS expert aims for proactive protection, defense of organizations' online domains.
Security Holes Exposed In Smart Lighting System
News  |  7/26/2016  | 
Sylvania Osram Lightify vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to turn out the lights or ultimately infiltrate the corporate network.
Edward Snowden Designs Anti-Spying Smartphone Device
Quick Hits  |  7/25/2016  | 
'Introspection engine' will reportedly protect journalists, others, from revealing locations through unauthorized radio signals.
Firefox To Start Blocking Invisible Flash Content
Quick Hits  |  7/21/2016  | 
This move is part of campaign by Mozilla to close the door on Flash completely by 2017.
Security Gets Political With Hacks, Darknet Sales
News  |  7/21/2016  | 
As presidential campaigns get into full swing, neither party is immune to online chicanery -- and neither are voters
Remote Systems Admin Software Rigged With Lurk Trojan
News  |  7/19/2016  | 
Website of legitimate and popular application used by banks in Russia and nearby nations faced successive compromises.
Ubuntu Forums Database Hacked
Quick Hits  |  7/19/2016  | 
Canonical probe reveals user account details of 2 million stolen, passwords safe.
Locking Down Windows 10: 6 New Features
Slideshows  |  7/18/2016  | 
The latest version of Windows includes expanded identity and access controls, advanced Bitlocker encryption, and new malware protections.
Microsoft Wins Landmark Case Of Overseas Email Handover
Quick Hits  |  7/15/2016  | 
US court overturns 2014 ruling favoring Department of Justice's right to seek data stored overseas.
Fiat Chrysler Launches Bug Bounty Program
Quick Hits  |  7/13/2016  | 
Platform will be leveraged to identify and resolve security issues in automobile software.
What I Expect to See At Black Hat 2016: 5 Themes
Commentary  |  7/13/2016  | 
Over the years, Black Hat has morphed from a little show for security researchers to a big conference that attracts everyone from black-hat hackers to C-level security execs. Here's what piques my interest this year.
ICS Mess: US Industrial Systems The Most Exposed
News  |  7/12/2016  | 
New data shows vulnerable ICS equipment even as vendors are improving security.
EUs General Data Protection Regulation Is Law: Now What?
Commentary  |  7/12/2016  | 
Organizations have two years to prepare to act as borrowers, not owners, of customer data. Here are seven provisions of the new GPDR you ignore at your peril.
SWIFT Boosts Defense Against Cyberattacks
Quick Hits  |  7/12/2016  | 
Cyber security firms hired, intelligence team set up to ward off future attacks on banks through SWIFT.
Dark Reading Launches Best Of Black Hat Awards Program; Finalists Selected
Commentary  |  7/12/2016  | 
New awards recognize innovation on Black Hat exhibit floor, including startups, emerging companies, and industry thinkers.
EU Approves Revised Pact For Data Transfer With US
Quick Hits  |  7/11/2016  | 
Privacy Shield to replace Safe Harbour, ending months of uncertainty for Google, Facebook.


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CVE-2020-9498
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-02
Apache Guacamole 1.1.0 and older may mishandle pointers involved inprocessing data received via RDP static virtual channels. If a userconnects to a malicious or compromised RDP server, a series ofspecially-crafted PDUs could result in memory corruption, possiblyallowing arbitrary code to be executed...
CVE-2020-3282
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-02
A vulnerability in the web-based management interface of Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Cisco Unified Communications Manager Session Management Edition, Cisco Unified Communications Manager IM & Presence Service, and Cisco Unity Connection could allow an unauthenticated, remote attack...
CVE-2020-5909
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-02
In versions 3.0.0-3.5.0, 2.0.0-2.9.0, and 1.0.1, when users run the command displayed in NGINX Controller user interface (UI) to fetch the agent installer, the server TLS certificate is not verified.
CVE-2020-5910
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-02
In versions 3.0.0-3.5.0, 2.0.0-2.9.0, and 1.0.1, the Neural Autonomic Transport System (NATS) messaging services in use by the NGINX Controller do not require any form of authentication, so any successful connection would be authorized.
CVE-2020-5911
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-02
In versions 3.0.0-3.5.0, 2.0.0-2.9.0, and 1.0.1, the NGINX Controller installer starts the download of Kubernetes packages from an HTTP URL On Debian/Ubuntu system.