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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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Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark Reading,  2/16/2018
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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.