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Content tagged with Privacy posted in January 2016
Big Week For Ransomware
News  |  1/28/2016  | 
Inventive new variants and damaging attacks swept through the headlines this week.
Data Privacy: Key Elements Of An Information Governance Plan
Commentary  |  1/28/2016  | 
For Data Privacy Day! Do you have the policies in place to safeguard your companys most strategic information? Here are nine best practices.
No Safe Harbor Is Coming -- CISA Made Sure Of It
News  |  1/22/2016  | 
It's time to take your data classification procedures more seriously. If not, that helpful information-sharing you did in the US could cost you hefty fines for privacy violations in the European Union.
The Internet of Private Things: 7 Privacy Missteps
Slideshows  |  1/15/2016  | 
A cautionary tale about the rules of Privacy by Design and seven IoT companies that broke them in recent years.
83% of InfoSec Pros Think (Another) Successful Cyberattack On Critical Infrastructure Likely In 2016
News  |  1/11/2016  | 
ISACA survey finds that a majority of cybersecurity professionals feel privacy is being compromised in effort to create stronger security regulation.
Mobile Apps A Vulnerable Spot For Connected Security Cameras
News  |  1/7/2016  | 
Study finds security camera vendors making the same rookie infosec mistakes that other IoT vendors make.
2015: The Year Of 'Attacks on Trust'
Commentary  |  1/4/2016  | 
Nine attacks that leveraged stolen, compromised, or unprotected cryptographic keys and digital certificates show how easy it is for cybercriminals to bypass security controls and hide their actions.


13 Russians Indicted for Massive Operation to Sway US Election
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark Reading,  2/16/2018
From DevOps to DevSecOps: Structuring Communication for Better Security
Robert Hawk, Privacy & Security Lead at xMatters,  2/15/2018
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.