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Content tagged with Privacy posted in November 2016
Petition Forces Parliament To Reconsider Surveillance Bill
Quick Hits  |  11/28/2016  | 
100,000 signatures require MPs to consider debating Snoopers' Charter again.
Time For Security & Privacy To Come Out Of Their Silos
Commentary  |  11/28/2016  | 
By working separately, these two teams aren't operating as efficiently as they could and are missing huge opportunities.
European Regulator Probes Yahoos 2015 Secret Email Scan
Quick Hits  |  11/23/2016  | 
Dublin-based Data Protection Commissioner trying to ascertain if Yahoo broke Europes privacy laws.
Symantec To Buy LifeLock At $2.3 Billion
Quick Hits  |  11/22/2016  | 
Deal set to be finalized by Q1 2017 and financed by cash and $750 million of new debt.
WindTalker Attack Finds New Vulnerabilities in Wi-Fi Networks
News  |  11/21/2016  | 
White hat researchers show how hackers read keystrokes to potentially compromise cellphone and tablet users on public Wi-Fi and home networks.
China's Jinping Opens Tech Meet With Calls For 'Fair & Equitable' Internet
Quick Hits  |  11/18/2016  | 
The third Wuzhen World Internet Conference had a strong presence of US tech companies despite criticism of Chinas Internet laws.
Teenager Admits To TalkTalk Hack
Quick Hits  |  11/18/2016  | 
A 17-year-old boy exploited flaws in ISPs web pages to steal confidential data of 150,000 customers.
Insider Threat: The Domestic Cyber Terrorist
Commentary  |  11/17/2016  | 
It is dangerously naive for business and government leaders to dismiss the risk of radicalized privileged users inside our critical industries.
8 Public Sources Holding 'Private' Information
Slideshows  |  11/17/2016  | 
Personal information used for nefarious purposes can be found all over the web from genealogy sites to public records and social media.
Adobe To Pay $1 Million Compensation In Data Breach Case
Quick Hits  |  11/17/2016  | 
Personal data of more than 500,000 consumers from 15 states were stolen in the 2013 breach of Adobe server.
'Snoopers Charter' Set To Become Law In UK
Quick Hits  |  11/17/2016  | 
Surveillance bill goes through British Parliament and awaits only the Royal assent to become law before the year ends.
Firmware Secretly Sent Text, Call Data On Android Users To China
News  |  11/15/2016  | 
Several Android models sold in the US likely impacted, says Kryptowire
The 7 Most Significant Government Data Breaches
Slideshows  |  11/15/2016  | 
Mega compromises at federal and state agencies over the past three years has compromised everything from personal data on millions to national security secrets.
412 Million Users Exposed In Adult Friend Finder, Penthouse Breach
Quick Hits  |  11/14/2016  | 
16 million deleted accounts are among the victims in breach that's 'ten times worse' than that of Ashley Madison.
Shoppers Up Their Online Security Game, Survey Says
News  |  11/10/2016  | 
While they check SSL certificates and liability policies more often, many remain wary of biometric authentication, Computop reports
75,000 Data Protection Officers Needed By 2018 To Handle EU Law
News  |  11/9/2016  | 
US alone will need 9,000 DPOs to meet GDPR mandates, says International Association of Privacy Professionals - but don't expect that many new job listings.
Stay Vigilant To The Evolving Threat Of Social Engineering
Commentary  |  11/8/2016  | 
Even the most cyber-savvy individuals can easily get tripped up by a social engineering attack. But users can trip-up a threat simply by paying attention.
Election 2016 & WikiLeaks: Bad, But Not Your Worst Nightmare
Commentary  |  11/4/2016  | 
John Podesta may be the poster child for poor user security practices but the real problem is rigid regulatory compliance frameworks that perpetuate ineffective perimeter defenses.
7 Reasons Consumers Dont Take Action on Cybersecurity
Slideshows  |  11/1/2016  | 
Security awareness is high but its hard to turn personal knowledge into effective practices.


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CVE-2019-8933
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-19
In DedeCMS 5.7SP2, attackers can upload a .php file to the uploads/ directory (without being blocked by the Web Application Firewall), and then execute this file, via this sequence of steps: visiting the management page, clicking on the template, clicking on Default Template Management, clicking on ...
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PUBLISHED: 2019-02-18
Stack-based buffer overflow in the strip_vt102_codes function in TinTin++ 2.01.6 and WinTin++ 2.01.6 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by sending a long message to the client.
CVE-2019-8919
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-18
The seadroid (aka Seafile Android Client) application through 2.2.13 for Android always uses the same Initialization Vector (IV) with Cipher Block Chaining (CBC) Mode to encrypt private data, making it easier to conduct chosen-plaintext attacks or dictionary attacks.
CVE-2019-8917
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-18
SolarWinds Orion NPM before 12.4 suffers from a SYSTEM remote code execution vulnerability in the OrionModuleEngine service. This service establishes a NetTcpBinding endpoint that allows remote, unauthenticated clients to connect and call publicly exposed methods. The InvokeActionMethod method may b...
CVE-2019-8908
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-18
An issue was discovered in WTCMS 1.0. It allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary PHP code by going to the "Setting -> Mailbox configuration -> Registration email template" screen, and uploading an image file, as demonstrated by a .php filename and the "Content-Type: image/g...