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Post-Quantum Crypto Standards Arent All About the Math
News  |  2/15/2019  | 
The industry needs to keep in mind the realities of hardware limits and transitional growing pains, according to Microsoft, Utimaco researchers.
Scammers Fall in Love with Valentine's Day
News  |  2/13/2019  | 
Online dating profiles and social media accounts add to the rich data sources that allow criminals to tailor attacks.
70% of Consumers Want Biometrics in the Workplace
News  |  2/13/2019  | 
Speed, simplicity, and security underscore their desire, a new study shows.
4 Payment Security Trends for 2019
Commentary  |  2/7/2019  | 
Visa's chief risk officer anticipates some positive changes ahead.
Over 59K Data Breaches Reported in EU Under GDPR
Quick Hits  |  2/5/2019  | 
In addition, 91 reported fines have been imposed since the regulation went into effect last May.
6 Security Tips Before You Put a Digital Assistant to Work
Slideshows  |  2/4/2019  | 
If you absolutely have to have Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant in your home, heed the following advice.
Facebook Struggles in Privacy Class-Action Lawsuit
Quick Hits  |  2/4/2019  | 
Facebook's privacy disclosures "are quite vague" and should have been made more prominent, a federal judge argued.
Why Privacy Is Hard Work
Commentary  |  1/28/2019  | 
For Data Privacy Day, let's commit to a culture of privacy by design, nurtured by a knowledgeable team that can execute an effective operational compliance program.
Internet Society to Issue Privacy Code of Conduct
News  |  1/25/2019  | 
In time for Data Privacy Day, on Monday, the nine-point guidance will offer insights into how companies can more effectively manage personal data.
Satya Nadella: Privacy Is a Human Right
Quick Hits  |  1/25/2019  | 
In a talk at the World Economic Forum, Microsoft's CEO voiced support for GDPR and expressed hope the United States creates a similar approach to privacy.
Credential Compromises By the Numbers
Slideshows  |  1/25/2019  | 
Recent statistics show just how much credential stealing has become a staple in the attacker playbook.
The Fact and Fiction of Homomorphic Encryption
Commentary  |  1/22/2019  | 
The approach's promise continues to entice cryptographers and academics. But don't expect it to help in the real world anytime soon.
Google Hit With $57 Million GDPR Fine in France
Quick Hits  |  1/21/2019  | 
The fine represents the first major penalty for a US technology company under the new European regulations.
The Rx for HIPAA Compliance in the Cloud
Commentary  |  1/18/2019  | 
For medical entities, simply following HIPAA cloud service provider guidelines is no longer enough to ensure that your practice is protected from cyber threats, government investigations, and fines.
'We Want IoT Security Regulation,' Say 95% of IT Decision-Makers
News  |  1/17/2019  | 
New global survey shows businesses are valuing IoT security more highly, but they are still challenged by IoT data visibility and privacy.
US Judge: Police Can't Force Biometric Authentication
Quick Hits  |  1/15/2019  | 
Law enforcement cannot order individuals to unlock devices using facial or fingerprint scans, a California judge says.
7 Privacy Mistakes That Keep Security Pros on Their Toes
Slideshows  |  1/15/2019  | 
When it comes to privacy, it's the little things that can lead to big mishaps.
Reddit Alerts Users to Possible Account Breaches
Quick Hits  |  1/10/2019  | 
User lockouts, combined with requirements for new passwords, indicate an attack on accounts at the popular social media platform.
Consumers Demand Security from Smart Device Makers
News  |  1/10/2019  | 
Poll shows individuals want better security from IoT device manufacturers as connected products flood the market.
6 Best Practices for Managing an Online Educational Infrastructure
Commentary  |  1/10/2019  | 
Universities must keep pace with rapidly changing technology to help thwart malicious hacking attempts and protect student information.
Whitfield Diffie Joins Quantum Xchange Advisory Board
Quick Hits  |  1/8/2019  | 
The noted cryptography expert has joined the advisory board of the quantum key exchange provider.
Report: Consumers Buy New Smart Devices But Don't Trust Them
Quick Hits  |  1/7/2019  | 
The gap between acceptance and trust for new smart devices is huge, according to a new survey.
Microsoft's 'Project Bali' Wants to Let You Control Your Data
News  |  1/4/2019  | 
Currently in private beta, Bali is designed to give users control over the data Microsoft collects about them.
Android Malware Hits Victims in 196 Countries
Quick Hits  |  1/3/2019  | 
Malware disguised as games and utilities struck more than 100,000 victims before being taken out of Google Play.
Redefining Critical Infrastructure for the Age of Disinformation
Commentary  |  1/3/2019  | 
In an era of tighter privacy laws, it's important to create an online environment that uses threat intelligence productively to defeat disinformation campaigns and bolster democracy.
Privacy Futures: Fed-up Consumers Take Their Data Back
Commentary  |  12/19/2018  | 
In 2019, usable security will become the new buzzword and signal a rejection of the argument that there must be a trade-off between convenience and security and privacy.
Facebook Data Deals Extend to Microsoft, Amazon, Netflix
Quick Hits  |  12/19/2018  | 
An explosive new report sheds light on data-sharing deals that benefited 150 companies as Facebook handed over unknowing users' information.
Trend Micro Finds Major Flaws in HolaVPN
Quick Hits  |  12/18/2018  | 
A popular free VPN is found to have a very high cost for users.
Cryptographic Erasure: Moving Beyond Hard Drive Destruction
Commentary  |  12/18/2018  | 
In the good old days, incinerating backup tapes or shredding a few hard drives would have solved the problem. Today, we have a bigger challenge.
Facebook: Photo API Bug Exposed 6.8M User Photos
Quick Hits  |  12/17/2018  | 
The flaw let developers access images that users may not have shared publicly, including those they started to upload but didnt post.
2019 Attacker Playbook
Slideshows  |  12/14/2018  | 
Security pundits predict the ways that cybercriminals, nation-state actors, and other attackers will refine their tactics, techniques, and procedures in the coming year.
Worst Password Blunders of 2018 Hit Organizations East and West
News  |  12/12/2018  | 
Good password practices remain elusive as Dashlane's latest list of the worst password blunders can attest.
Mac Malware Cracks WatchGuards Top 10 List
News  |  12/12/2018  | 
Hundreds of sites also still support insecure versions of the SSL encryption protocol, the security vendor reports.
'PowerSnitch' Hacks Androids via Power Banks
News  |  12/8/2018  | 
Researcher demonstrates how attackers could steal data from smartphones while they're charging.
Kubernetes Deployments Around the World Show Vulnerabilities
Quick Hits  |  12/7/2018  | 
Kubernetes owners who expose APIs to the Internet are leaving their systems open to hackers.
Insider Threats & Insider Objections
Commentary  |  12/7/2018  | 
The tyranny of the urgent and three other reasons why its hard for CISOs to establish a robust insider threat prevention program.
7 Common Breach Disclosure Mistakes
Slideshows  |  12/6/2018  | 
How you report a data breach can have a big impact on its fallout.
6 Ways to Strengthen Your GDPR Compliance Efforts
Slideshows  |  12/5/2018  | 
Companies have some mistaken notions about how to comply with the new data protection and privacy regulation and that could cost them.
London Blue BEC Cybercrime Gang Unmasked
News  |  12/4/2018  | 
Security firm turned the tables on attackers targeting its chief financial officer in an email-borne financial scam.
MITRE Changes the Game in Security Product Testing
News  |  11/29/2018  | 
Nonprofit has published its first-ever evaluation of popular endpoint security tools - measured against its ATT&CK model.
How to Find a Privacy Job That You'll Love (& Why)
Commentary  |  11/27/2018  | 
Advice from a millennial woman who has done it: Find your niche and master your craft. You will be amazed at how significant your work will be.
Cybersecurity at the Core
Commentary  |  11/20/2018  | 
For too long, cybersecurity has been looked at as one team's responsibility. If we maintain that mentality, we will fail.
7 Holiday Security Tips for Retailers
Slideshows  |  11/19/2018  | 
It's the most wonderful time of the year and hackers are ready to pounce. Here's how to prevent them from wreaking holiday havoc.
New Bluetooth Hack Affects Millions of Vehicles
Quick Hits  |  11/16/2018  | 
Attack could expose the personal information of drivers who sync their mobile phone to a vehicle entertainment system.
Guilty Plea Made in Massive International Cell Phone Fraud Case
Quick Hits  |  11/9/2018  | 
A former West Palm Beach resident is the fifth defendant to plead guilty in a case involving thousands of victims.
Where Is the Consumer Outrage about Data Breaches?
Commentary  |  11/1/2018  | 
Facebook, Equifax, Cambridge Analytica Why do breaches of incomprehensible magnitude lead to a quick recovery for the businesses that lost or abused the data and such little lasting impact for the people whose information is stolen.
FIFA Reveals Second Hack
Quick Hits  |  11/1/2018  | 
Successful phishing campaign leads attackers to confidential information of world soccer's governing body.
The Case for MarDevSecOps
Commentary  |  10/30/2018  | 
Why security must lead the integration of marketing into the collaborative security and development model in the cloud.
Benefits of DNS Service Locality
Commentary  |  10/24/2018  | 
Operating one's own local DNS resolution servers is one of the simplest and lowest-cost things an IT administrator can do to monitor and protect applications, services, and users from potential risks.
Former HS Teacher Admits to 'Celebgate' Hack
Quick Hits  |  10/23/2018  | 
Christopher Brannan accessed full iCloud backups, photos, and other personal data belonging to more than 200 victims.
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Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  2/14/2019
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Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer,  2/14/2019
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CVE-2019-8902
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-18
An issue was discovered in idreamsoft iCMS through 7.0.14. A CSRF vulnerability can delete users' articles via the public/api.php?app=user URI.
CVE-2019-8423
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-18
ZoneMinder through 1.32.3 has SQL Injection via the skins/classic/views/events.php filter[Query][terms][0][cnj] parameter.
CVE-2019-8424
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-18
ZoneMinder before 1.32.3 has SQL Injection via the ajax/status.php sort parameter.
CVE-2019-8425
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-18
includes/database.php in ZoneMinder before 1.32.3 has XSS in the construction of SQL-ERR messages.
CVE-2019-8426
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-18
skins/classic/views/controlcap.php in ZoneMinder before 1.32.3 has XSS via the newControl array, as demonstrated by the newControl[MinTiltRange] parameter.