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Content tagged with Authentication posted in March 2015
British Airways The Latest Loyalty Program Breach Victim
News  |  3/30/2015  | 
Who needs to steal credit cards when you can get airfare and luxury items for free?
SSL/TLS Suffers 'Bar Mitzvah Attack'
News  |  3/26/2015  | 
Researcher at Black Hat Asia shows how attackers could abuse a known-weak crypto algorithm to steal credentials and other data from encrypted communications.
The Internet Of Bring-Your-Own Things
Commentary  |  3/25/2015  | 
Devices and interconnected systems are finding a foothold not only in our homes but in mainstream organizations. Here are three tips to mitigate the risk.
New Secure Online Check-Out Tech Goes For Less Friction, More Biometrics
News  |  3/24/2015  | 
BioCatch, Zumigo, and Alibaba release tools to help merchants avoid those pesky charge-back costs.
Worst Sports-Related Passwords
News  |  3/23/2015  | 
March Madness and Spring Training underway. NFL draft and NBA playoffs soon to come. Your users may be even more tempted than ever to create some of these bad sports-related passwords
Microsoft Warns Of Phony Windows Live Digital Certificate
Quick Hits  |  3/17/2015  | 
Unauathorized SSL certificate for 'live.fi' could be used for man-in-the-middle, phishing attacks, Microsoft says.
Yahoo's One-Time Passwords Have Security Experts Divided
News  |  3/16/2015  | 
Better protection from keyloggers, but you'd better not lose your phone, Yahoo users.
Apple Pay Fraud Gives Us A New Reason To Hate Data Breaches And SSNs
News  |  3/4/2015  | 
There may already be millions of dollars in losses, but you can't blame Apple for this one.
A Building Code For Internet of Things Security, Privacy
Commentary  |  3/4/2015  | 
In the fast-emerging IoT, medical device safety is reaching a critical juncture. Here are three challenges InfoSec professionals should begin to think about now.
Mobile Security By The Numbers
Slideshows  |  3/2/2015  | 
Rounding up the latest research on mobile malware and security practices.


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.