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Content tagged with Privacy posted in October 2016
Leak Of 1.3 Million Blood Donor Records Is Australia's Biggest Breach Ever
Quick Hits  |  10/31/2016  | 
Sensitive medical data of 550,000 Red Cross blood donors exposed online inadvertently in countrys most damaging data breach to date.
Preparing For Government Data Requests After Apple Vs. FBI
Preparing For Government Data Requests After Apple Vs. FBI
Dark Reading Videos  |  10/31/2016  | 
Jennifer Granick and Riana Pfefferkorn discuss lessons learned from the Apple-FBI case, and how security pros should be prepared if government data requests hit closer to home.
A Ransomware Tutorial For SMBs
Commentary  |  10/28/2016  | 
Small-to-medium-sized businesses are an easy target for ransomware. Here are four tips that will minimize the risk.
Jose Santana Pleads Guilty In Cell Phone Fraud Scheme
Quick Hits  |  10/27/2016  | 
Santana and co-conspirators committed identity theft costing victims $150,000, according to US Department of Justice.
20 Endpoint Security Questions You Never Thought to Ask
Commentary  |  10/26/2016  | 
The endpoint detection and response market is exploding! Heres how to make sense of the options, dig deeper, and separate vendor fact from fiction.
Getting To The 'Just Right' Level Of Encryption
Commentary  |  10/26/2016  | 
The key to unlocking secure business messaging is controlling who has the key.
Blockchain & The Battle To Secure Digital Identities
Commentary  |  10/25/2016  | 
This emerging technology is a promising way to verify transactions without compromising your digital identity.
Yahoo Demands Government Be More Transparent About Data Requests
Quick Hits  |  10/20/2016  | 
In a letter to the Director of National Intelligence, the tech company says this transparency would also help clear Yahoo's name in customer email scan case.
California Victims Of Yahoo Breach Pursue Claims In State, Not Federal Court
News  |  10/17/2016  | 
Plaintiffs hope to benefit from California's history of stricter cybersecurity and data privacy law.
FBI Seeking Access To Another Locked iPhone
Quick Hits  |  10/7/2016  | 
Bureau 'in the process of assessing our legal and technical options' to access passcode-locked iPhone of Dahir Adan.
Attackers Can Use Legit Webcam Sessions To Spy On Mac Users, Researcher Warns
News  |  10/6/2016  | 
Method does not exploit any vulnerability, uses legitimate functionality of the Mac OS X, Synacks Wardle says.
NIST Study: User 'Security Fatigue' Adding to Online Risk
News  |  10/4/2016  | 
Decision-making overload with passwords, certificates, software updates frustrates users
5 Ways To Lock Down Your Login
Slideshows  |  10/4/2016  | 
New public awareness campaign inspired by the White House calls for users to think more carefully about stronger authentication.
Privacy Shield's Drama Is Far From Over
Commentary  |  10/4/2016  | 
Businesses are working with trading partners to take responsibility for protecting private data in case the US-EU framework fails.
Grading Obama: C+
Administration Missed Key Opportunities To Civilize Cyberspace
Commentary  |  10/3/2016  | 
A middling grade because the President's cyber policy initiatives were reactive, laisse faire, and didnt buttress American economic opportunity.
Grading Obama: D-
President Failed To Protect Us From The Bad Guys
Commentary  |  10/3/2016  | 
A barely passing grade from a former special agent in charge of the NYC FBI cybercrimes division for failing to create deterrents and policies that encourage self defense.


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
3 Tips to Keep Cybersecurity Front & Center
Greg Kushto, Vice President of Sales Engineering at Force 3,  2/14/2018
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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.