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Content tagged with Privacy posted in December 2016
Chinas Cybersecurity Law Seeks Scrutiny Of Technology
Quick Hits  |  12/28/2016  | 
Countrys top internet regulator releases framework for stricter cyberspace laws, including review of local and foreign technology.
Year 2016 Sees Record Deployment Of HTTPS By Firefox, Chrome
Quick Hits  |  12/27/2016  | 
More than half of Web pages loaded by the browsers guarantee protection to visitors.
Financial Data Worth Millions Unwittingly Exposed In Ameriprise Accounts
Quick Hits  |  12/19/2016  | 
Leak of bank account and financial planning details emanated from a financial advisor's unsecured Internet-connected backup drive at home.
Ashley Madison To Pay $17.5 Million In Breach Settlement
Quick Hits  |  12/15/2016  | 
Ashley Madison was found guilty of lax data security and also corrupt practices including photo and profile misuse.
8 Most Hackable Holiday Gifts, 2016 Edition
Slideshows  |  12/14/2016  | 
You better watch out! Otherwise, you may be giving the gift of malware or unauthorized access to networks and devices.
Dailymotion Advises Password Change After Possible Data Breach
Quick Hits  |  12/7/2016  | 
Breach not yet confirmed, but LeakedSource says it has compromised IDs of over 87 million Dailymotion users, protected by bcrypt.
Hacker Of Celeb Emails Goes To Jail For Five Years
Quick Hits  |  12/7/2016  | 
Bahamian Alonzo Knowles was sentenced for illegal access of 130 celebrity email accounts and selling their personal information.
Dark Web Vendor Gets 50 Months Jail For ID Theft
Quick Hits  |  12/2/2016  | 
Minnesota resident Aaron Glende aka IcyEagle caught selling stolen bank details on AlphaBay market.


13 Russians Indicted for Massive Operation to Sway US Election
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark Reading,  2/16/2018
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.