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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.


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CVE-2019-3906
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-18
Premisys Identicard version 3.1.190 contains hardcoded credentials in the WCF service on port 9003. An authenticated remote attacker can use these credentials to access the badge system database and modify its contents.
CVE-2019-3907
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-18
Premisys Identicard version 3.1.190 stores user credentials and other sensitive information with a known weak encryption method (MD5 hash of a salt and password).
CVE-2019-3908
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-18
Premisys Identicard version 3.1.190 stores backup files as encrypted zip files. The password to the zip is hard-coded and unchangeable. An attacker with access to these backups can decrypt them and obtain sensitive data.
CVE-2019-3909
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-18
Premisys Identicard version 3.1.190 database uses default credentials. Users are unable to change the credentials without vendor intervention.
CVE-2019-3910
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-18
Crestron AM-100 before firmware version 1.6.0.2 contains an authentication bypass in the web interface's return.cgi script. Unauthenticated remote users can use the bypass to access some administrator functionality such as configuring update sources and rebooting the device.