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Content tagged with Cloud posted in August 2016
How Not To Pay A Ransom: 3 Tips For Enterprise Security Pros
Commentary  |  8/31/2016  | 
At the most basic level, organizations must understand their data, the entry points, and who has access. But dont forget to keep your backup systems up to date.
6 Ways To Hack An Election
Commentary  |  8/30/2016  | 
Threats to our electoral process can come from outside the country or nefarious insiders. Our country needs to be better prepared.
US Think Tanks Involved In Russia Research Allegedly Hacked
Quick Hits  |  8/30/2016  | 
Russia-backed DNC hacker COZY BEAR behind these spearphish attacks on individuals and organizations, says CrowdStrike.
Report: Hackers Breach Two State Election Databases, FBI Warns
Quick Hits  |  8/29/2016  | 
FBI's need-to-know-only advisory doesn't specify, but Yahoo News' sources say it refers to 'suspected foreign hackers' targeting voter registration databases in Arizona and Illinois.
The Hidden Dangers Of 'Bring Your Own Body'
Commentary  |  8/26/2016  | 
The use of biometric data is on the rise, causing new security risks that must be assessed and addressed.
When Securing Your Applications, Seeing Is Believing
Commentary  |  8/24/2016  | 
While the cloud is amazing, a worrying lack of visibility goes along with it. Keep that in mind as you develop your security approach.
CISO Security Portfolios Vs. Reporting Structures
Commentary  |  8/23/2016  | 
Organizational structure is a tool for driving action. Worrying about your bosss title wont help you as much as a better communication framework.
Hacktivists Take Aim At Olympics Broadcast Service
Quick Hits  |  8/22/2016  | 
Broadcasts and images of Games left intact, but employee contact information apparently breached.
FireEye Probes Suspected Breach Of Clinton Charity Site: Sources
Quick Hits  |  8/19/2016  | 
Officials say attackers reportedly employed same technique as used in Russia-backed hacking of Democratic Party groups.
Darknet: Where Your Stolen Identity Goes to Live
Commentary  |  8/19/2016  | 
Almost everything is available on the Darknet -- drugs, weapons, and child pornography -- but where it really excels is as an educational channel for beginning identity thieves.
5 Strategies For Enhancing Targeted Security Monitoring
Commentary  |  8/18/2016  | 
These examples will help you improve early incident detection results.
User Ed: Patching People Vs Vulns
Commentary  |  8/17/2016  | 
How infosec can combine and adapt security education and security defenses to the way users actually do their jobs.
Security Must Become Driving Force For Auto Industry
Commentary  |  8/17/2016  | 
Digital security hasnt kept pace in this always-connected era. Is infosec up to the challenge?
Poorly Configured DNSSEC = Potential DDoS Weapon
News  |  8/16/2016  | 
New research from Neustar shows how attackers could abuse DNSSEC-secured domains for distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.
Dark Reading Radio: What Keeps IT Security Pros Awake at Night
Commentary  |  8/16/2016  | 
Join us for a wide-ranging discussion with (ISC) Chief Exec David Shearer on the most worrisome infosec trends and challenges.
DDoS Attack On Aussie Swimming Site Linked To Horton-Sun Yang Feud
Quick Hits  |  8/15/2016  | 
Cyberattack soon after Australian swimmer accuses Chinese rival of being a drug cheat.'
6 Things To Know For Securing Amazon Web Services
Slideshows  |  8/13/2016  | 
AWS is coming out with more new cloud security features.
Trouble In the Cloud: More Than Half Of Organizations Facing Security Woes
News  |  8/12/2016  | 
Survey shows security professionals are grappling with unauthorized data sharing and other security incidents in SaaS cloud environments.
Global Businesses Ask China To Revise Draft Cyber Rules
Quick Hits  |  8/12/2016  | 
Security may weaken, economic growth hampered, if draft made into law, say 46 businesses in letter to Li Keqiang.
Substantially Above Par: DR Cartoon Caption Contest Winners
Commentary  |  8/12/2016  | 
Critical vulnerabilities, links & virtual reality. And the winner is...
The Future Of ATM Hacking
News  |  8/11/2016  | 
Research released at Black Hat USA last week shows that one of our best defenses for the future of payment card and ATM security isn't infallible. Here's why.
Bitcoins Forfeited In Silk Road Cases To Be Auctioned
Quick Hits  |  8/9/2016  | 
US Marshals Service to sell 2,719 bitcoins worth around $1.6 million on August 22 -- bidders must register by August 18.
Newly Announced Chipset Vuln Affects 900 Million Android Devices
News  |  8/8/2016  | 
Check Point Research Team details four vulnerabilities that can easily lead to full privilege escalation.
Data Protection From The Inside Out
Commentary  |  8/8/2016  | 
Organizations must make fundamental changes in the way they approach data protection.
New Internet Security Domains Debut
News  |  8/5/2016  | 
Meet the new .security and .protection domains.
Dark Reading News Desk Coming Back To Black Hat, Live
News  |  8/4/2016  | 
Live from Las Vegas: over 40 video interviews with Black Hat USA conference speakers and sponsors. Wednesday Aug. 3, Thursday Aug, 4, starting at 2 p.m. ET.
Best Of Black Hat Innovation Awards: And The Winners Are
Commentary  |  8/3/2016  | 
Three companies and leaders who think differently about security: Deep Instinct, most innovative startup; Vectra, most innovative emerging company; Paul Vixie, most innovative thought leader.
Kaminsky Creates Prototype To Lock Out Attackers
News  |  8/3/2016  | 
Security expert warns the Internet could be lost to regulators and hackers if industry doesn't start locking down security.


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Dark Reading Staff 3/27/2020
How Attackers Could Use Azure Apps to Sneak into Microsoft 365
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  3/24/2020
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CVE-2019-7755
PUBLISHED: 2020-03-30
In webERP 4.15, the Import Bank Transactions function fails to sanitize the content of imported MT940 bank statement files, resulting in the execution of arbitrary SQL queries, aka SQL Injection.
CVE-2020-10560
PUBLISHED: 2020-03-30
An issue was discovered in Open Source Social Network (OSSN) through 5.3. A user-controlled file path with a weak cryptographic rand() can be used to read any file with the permissions of the webserver. This can lead to further compromise. The attacker must conduct a brute-force attack against the S...
CVE-2020-5527
PUBLISHED: 2020-03-30
When MELSOFT transmission port (UDP/IP) of Mitsubishi Electric MELSEC iQ-R series (all versions), MELSEC iQ-F series (all versions), MELSEC Q series (all versions), MELSEC L series (all versions), and MELSEC F series (all versions) receives massive amount of data via unspecified vectors, resource co...
CVE-2020-5551
PUBLISHED: 2020-03-30
Toyota 2017 Model Year DCU (Display Control Unit) allows an unauthenticated attacker within Bluetooth range to cause a denial of service attack and/or execute an arbitrary command. The affected DCUs are installed in Lexus (LC, LS, NX, RC, RC F), TOYOTA CAMRY, and TOYOTA SIENNA manufactured in the re...
CVE-2020-10940
PUBLISHED: 2020-03-27
Local Privilege Escalation can occur in PHOENIX CONTACT PORTICO SERVER through 3.0.7 when installed to run as a service.