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Content tagged with Authentication posted in August 2016
Intruders Pilfered Over 68 Million Passwords In 2012 Dropbox Breach
News  |  8/31/2016  | 
But all passwords were hashed and salted and no evidence they have been misused, company says.
Opera Forces Password Reset For 1.7 Million Users After Server Breach
News  |  8/30/2016  | 
Among those browser users affected are those who synced passwords to third-party sites.
How To Bullet Proof Your PAM Accounts: 7 Tips
Slideshows  |  8/26/2016  | 
Recent studies demonstrate the need for companies to focus more on their privileged users.
The Hidden Dangers Of 'Bring Your Own Body'
Commentary  |  8/26/2016  | 
The use of biometric data is on the rise, causing new security risks that must be assessed and addressed.
The Secret Behind the NSA Breach: Network Infrastructure Is the Next Target
Commentary  |  8/25/2016  | 
How the networking industry has fallen way behind in incorporating security measures to prevent exploits to ubiquitous routers, proxies, firewalls, and switches.
Darknet: Where Your Stolen Identity Goes to Live
Commentary  |  8/19/2016  | 
Almost everything is available on the Darknet -- drugs, weapons, and child pornography -- but where it really excels is as an educational channel for beginning identity thieves.
Attacker's Playbook Top 5 Is High On Passwords, Low On Malware
News  |  8/18/2016  | 
Report: Penetration testers' five most reliable methods of compromising targets include four different ways to use stolen credentials, but zero ways to exploit software.
User Ed: Patching People Vs Vulns
Commentary  |  8/17/2016  | 
How infosec can combine and adapt security education and security defenses to the way users actually do their jobs.
Dark Reading Radio: What Keeps IT Security Pros Awake at Night
Commentary  |  8/16/2016  | 
Join us for a wide-ranging discussion with (ISC) Chief Exec David Shearer on the most worrisome infosec trends and challenges.
Theory Vs Practice: Getting The Most Out Of Infosec
Commentary  |  8/10/2016  | 
Why being practical and operationally minded is the only way to build a successful security program.
Data Protection From The Inside Out
Commentary  |  8/8/2016  | 
Organizations must make fundamental changes in the way they approach data protection.
8 Alternatives to Selfie Authentication
Slideshows  |  8/4/2016  | 
How to definitively prove your identity? A variety of anatomical parts and functions may soon be able to vouch for you.
Hotel POS and Magstripe Cards Vulnerable to Attacks, Brute-Forcing
News  |  8/2/2016  | 
Researchers from Rapid7 at DefCon will demonstrate vulnerabilities that allow attackers to turn point-of-sale devices into keyboards
Crypto Malware: Responding To Machine-Timescale Breaches
Commentary  |  8/1/2016  | 
The game has changed again with hackers ability to steal your data at record speeds and cripple your organization before the first alert.


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.