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Content tagged with Authentication posted in December 2016
Macau Resident Held For Hacking, Insider Trading Charges In US
Quick Hits  |  12/28/2016  | 
Iat Hong and two others allegedly breached computers of major US law firms and stole confidential exchange on M&A transactions.
Network Security: An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Reaction
Commentary  |  12/22/2016  | 
For humans ailments, prevention might begin with an allergist. In security, it's the network engineer.
Financial Data Worth Millions Unwittingly Exposed In Ameriprise Accounts
Quick Hits  |  12/19/2016  | 
Leak of bank account and financial planning details emanated from a financial advisor's unsecured Internet-connected backup drive at home.
Amit Yoran Leaves Dell RSA To Join Tenable As New CEO
News  |  12/15/2016  | 
Yoran says recent Dell acquisition of RSA parent company EMC did 'not really' impact his decision to leave.
8 Most Hackable Holiday Gifts, 2016 Edition
Slideshows  |  12/14/2016  | 
You better watch out! Otherwise, you may be giving the gift of malware or unauthorized access to networks and devices.
The Internet Of Things: When Bigger Is Not Better
Commentary  |  12/13/2016  | 
What happens when 10,000 companies add programmability and connectivity to their products, and we increase the Internets attack surface by a million times or more?
Pay Ransom Or Infect Others!
Quick Hits  |  12/12/2016  | 
Still under development, new ransomware will ask victims to free their files by paying 1 bitcoin or by infecting two others.
How Retailers Can Fight Holiday Season Hackers
Slideshows  |  12/8/2016  | 
Experts offer tips for locking down retailers point-of-sale systems for the busy holiday shopping season.
Researchers Find Backdoors, Bugs In Sony, White Box IP Cameras
News  |  12/7/2016  | 
New vulnerabilities discovered by SEC Consult and Cybereason highight increasing IoT threat to enterprises.
Biometric Technology Is Not A Cure-All For Password Woes
Commentary  |  12/7/2016  | 
No single authentication token is infallible. The only real solution is multifactor authentication.
Dark Web Vendor Gets 50 Months Jail For ID Theft
Quick Hits  |  12/2/2016  | 
Minnesota resident Aaron Glende aka IcyEagle caught selling stolen bank details on AlphaBay market.
DMARC Continues To Confound Users, Report Says
News  |  12/1/2016  | 
Almost three-quarters of those who deploy email authentication standard fail to get its full benefits, ValiMail says.


13 Russians Indicted for Massive Operation to Sway US Election
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark Reading,  2/16/2018
Facebook Aims to Make Security More Social
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark Reading,  2/20/2018
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CVE-2017-0290
Published: 2017-05-09
NScript in mpengine in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine with Engine Version before 1.1.13704.0, as used in Windows Defender and other products, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (type confusion and application crash) via crafted JavaScript code within ...

CVE-2016-10369
Published: 2017-05-08
unixsocket.c in lxterminal through 0.3.0 insecurely uses /tmp for a socket file, allowing a local user to cause a denial of service (preventing terminal launch), or possibly have other impact (bypassing terminal access control).

CVE-2016-8202
Published: 2017-05-08
A privilege escalation vulnerability in Brocade Fibre Channel SAN products running Brocade Fabric OS (FOS) releases earlier than v7.4.1d and v8.0.1b could allow an authenticated attacker to elevate the privileges of user accounts accessing the system via command line interface. With affected version...

CVE-2016-8209
Published: 2017-05-08
Improper checks for unusual or exceptional conditions in Brocade NetIron 05.8.00 and later releases up to and including 06.1.00, when the Management Module is continuously scanned on port 22, may allow attackers to cause a denial of service (crash and reload) of the management module.

CVE-2017-0890
Published: 2017-05-08
Nextcloud Server before 11.0.3 is vulnerable to an inadequate escaping leading to a XSS vulnerability in the search module. To be exploitable a user has to write or paste malicious content into the search dialogue.