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Content tagged with Authentication posted in July 2016
How To Stay Safe On The Black Hat Network: Dont Connect To It
Commentary  |  7/28/2016  | 
Black Hat attendees may have changed their titles and now carry business cards but hackers gotta hack and theres no better place to do it than Black Hat.
7 Ways To Charm Users Out of Their Passwords
Slideshows  |  7/27/2016  | 
While the incentives have changed over time, it still takes remarkably little to get users to give up their passwords.
10 Hottest Talks at Black Hat USA 2016
Slideshows  |  7/25/2016  | 
The impressive roll call of speakers offers a prime opportunity to learn from the very best of the information security world.
7 Ways To Lock Down Your Privileged Accounts
Slideshows  |  7/22/2016  | 
Admin passwords contained within privileged accounts can open up the keys to the kingdom to determined attackers. Here's how to stop them.
Security Gets Political With Hacks, Darknet Sales
News  |  7/21/2016  | 
As presidential campaigns get into full swing, neither party is immune to online chicanery -- and neither are voters
Ex-Cardinal Exec Jailed For Hacking Astros
Quick Hits  |  7/20/2016  | 
Christopher Correa gets 46 months for unlawful access of rivals database and downloading confidential details.
Locking Down Windows 10: 6 New Features
Slideshows  |  7/18/2016  | 
The latest version of Windows includes expanded identity and access controls, advanced Bitlocker encryption, and new malware protections.
Staying Cyber Safe At The Olympics
Slideshows  |  7/16/2016  | 
Travel tips and more in hostile environments abroad.
What SMBs Need To Know About Security But Are Afraid To Ask
Slideshows  |  7/14/2016  | 
A comprehensive set of new payment protection resources from the PCI Security Standards Council aims to help small- and medium-sized businesses make security a priority.
Facebook Will Offer 'Secret Conversations' On Messenger
Quick Hits  |  7/11/2016  | 
New feature with end-to-end encryption on some opt-in messages likely to be available soon.


Facebook Aims to Make Security More Social
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark Reading,  2/20/2018
SEC: Companies Must Disclose More Info on Cybersecurity Attacks & Risks
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  2/22/2018
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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.