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Content tagged with Authentication posted in February 2016
Security Lessons From My Doctor
Commentary  |  2/25/2016  | 
Why its hard to change risky habits like weak passwords and heavy smoking, even when advice is clear.
Anatomy Of An Account Takeover Attack
Commentary  |  2/23/2016  | 
How organized crime rings are amassing bot armies for password-cracking attacks on personal accounts in retail, financial, gaming, and other consumer-facing services.
FAQ: Heres What You Need To Know About The Apple, FBI Dispute
News  |  2/23/2016  | 
The case marks a watershed moment in the debate over national security interests and privacy rights.
Today's New Payment Card Security In A Nutshell
Commentary  |  2/17/2016  | 
Businesses taking their time rolling out EMV card-compatible terminals are putting their data security and financial well-being at risk.
Name That Toon: Dark Reading Caption Contest
Commentary  |  2/13/2016  | 
Take part in our brand new cartoon caption contest. Join the fun and maybe you'll win a prize.
5 Reveals About Today's Attack M.O.s From Skype Spying Malware
News  |  2/11/2016  | 
T9000 backdoor is built with many of today's cybercriminal tricks up its sleeves.
Over 100,000 E-File PINs Fraudulently Accessed In Automated Attack On IRS App
News  |  2/10/2016  | 
Personal data stolen from other sources was used in attack agency says
Heres How To Protect Against A Ransomware Attack
News  |  2/4/2016  | 
Recovering data encrypted by a ransomware attack is next to impossible, so prevention offers the better approach.


13 Russians Indicted for Massive Operation to Sway US Election
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark Reading,  2/16/2018
From DevOps to DevSecOps: Structuring Communication for Better Security
Robert Hawk, Privacy & Security Lead at xMatters,  2/15/2018
3 Tips to Keep Cybersecurity Front & Center
Greg Kushto, Vice President of Sales Engineering at Force 3,  2/14/2018
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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.