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Content tagged with Privacy posted in May 2018
The Good News about Cross-Domain Identity Management
Commentary  |  5/31/2018  | 
Adoption of the SCIM open source, standards-based approach for syncing user information between applications is ratcheting up among SaaS vendors as well as enterprises.
Facebook Must Patch 2 Billion Human Vulnerabilities; How You Can Patch Yours
Commentary  |  5/31/2018  | 
The situation Facebook is in should be prompting all security teams to evaluate just how defenseless or protected the people in their organizations are.
GDPR Oddsmakers: Who, Where, When Will Enforcement Hit First?
News  |  5/25/2018  | 
The GDPR grace period ends today. Experts take their best guesses on when data protection authorities will strike - and what kind of organizations will be first to feel the sting of the EU privacy law.
Privacy Survey Says: Americans Don't Want to Sell Their Data
Quick Hits  |  5/25/2018  | 
A new survey shows the extent to which Americans are reluctant to sell their personal information for any price.
Privacy Group: Facebook, Google Policies Break GDPR Laws
News  |  5/25/2018  | 
Nonprofit 'None of Your Business' files complaints against Facebook, Google, WhatsApp, and Instagram.
GDPR, WHOIS & the Impact on Merchant Risk Security Monitoring
Commentary  |  5/24/2018  | 
The EU's General Data Protection Regulation will make it harder for law enforcement, forensic investigators, and others to track down everything from credit card fraud to child porn rings.
A Data Protection Officer's Guide to the Post-GDPR Deadline Reality
Commentary  |  5/24/2018  | 
The EU's General Data Protection Regulation deadline is here -- now what? These four tips can help guide your next steps.
The Good & Bad News about Blockchain Security
Commentary  |  5/23/2018  | 
Blockchain technology promises many things. But to succeed, it must offer users a better plan against hackers.
What Should Post-Quantum Cryptography Look Like?
News  |  5/23/2018  | 
Researchers are tackling the difficult problem of transitioning toward a new mode of cryptographic protections that won't break under the pressure of quantum computing power.
GDPR 101: Keeping Data Safe Throughout the 'Supply Chain'
Commentary  |  5/22/2018  | 
There are a lot of moving pieces involved with data collection, retention, and processing in the EU's new General Data Protection Regulation. Here's how to break down responsibilities between your security team and service providers.
'Roaming Mantis' Android Malware Evolves, Expands Targets
Quick Hits  |  5/21/2018  | 
Roaming Mantis has evolved rapidly, adding geographies, platforms, and capabilities to its original scope.
Get Ready for 'WannaCry 2.0'
News  |  5/17/2018  | 
Another widespread worm attack is "inevitable," but spreading a different more lucrative or destructive payload, experts say.
Tanium's Valuation Reaches $5 Billion With New Investment
Quick Hits  |  5/17/2018  | 
Tanium has received a $175 million investment from TPG Growth.
Why Isn't Integrity Getting the Attention It Deserves?
Commentary  |  5/17/2018  | 
A focus on integrity requires a shift in the way many approach security management, but it's one of the most promising approaches to effective enterprise security.
Newly Discovered Malware Targets Telegram Desktop
News  |  5/16/2018  | 
Russian-speaking attacker behind new malware capable of lifting credentials, cookies, desktop cache, and key files.
FIDO Alliance Appoints Facebook to Board of Directors
Quick Hits  |  5/16/2018  | 
Facebook joins Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Intel, all among major influential tech companies backing FIDO authentication.
IT Pros Worried About IoT But Not Prepared to Secure It
News  |  5/16/2018  | 
Few organizations have a security policy in place for Internet of Things devices, new survey shows.
Rail Europe Notifies Riders of Three-Month Data Breach
Quick Hits  |  5/15/2018  | 
Rail Europe North America alerts customers to a security incident in which hackers planted card-skimming malware on its website.
Smashing Silos and Building Bridges in the IT-Infosec Divide
News  |  5/14/2018  | 
A strong relationship between IT and security leads to strong defense, but it's not always easy getting the two to collaborate.
'EFAIL' Email Encryption Flaw Research Stirs Debate
News  |  5/14/2018  | 
A newly revealed vulnerability in email encryption is a big problem for a small subset of users.
Facebook Suspends 200 Apps
Quick Hits  |  5/14/2018  | 
Thousands of apps have been investigated as Facebook determines which had access to large amounts of user data before its 2014 policy changes.
Risky Business: Deconstructing Ray Ozzie's Encryption Backdoor
Commentary  |  5/10/2018  | 
With the addition of secure enclaves, secure boot, and related features of "Clear," the only ones that will be able to test this code are Apple, well-resourced nations, and vendors who sell jailbreaks.
Script Kiddies, Criminals Hacking Video Streams for Fun & Profit
Quick Hits  |  5/9/2018  | 
Video streams are getting hijacked for 'prestige,' DDoS, and financial gain, a new report found.
Phishing Threats Move to Mobile Devices
News  |  5/9/2018  | 
Mobile devices are emerging as a primary gateway for phishing attacks aimed at stealing data.
Compliance Complexity: The (Avoidable) Risks of Not Playing by the Rules
Commentary  |  5/9/2018  | 
Achieving compliance is a challenging process, but with the right systems and customized data management policy, your organization can stay ahead of the next data breach -- and the regulators.
FBI: Reported Internet Crimes Topped $1.4 Billion Last Year
News  |  5/9/2018  | 
Business email compromise (BEC) campaigns outnumbered ransomware cases.
Why DDoS Just Won't Die
News  |  5/7/2018  | 
Distributed denial-of-service attacks are getting bigger, badder, and 'blended.' What you can (and can't) do about that.
US Extradites Romanian Hackers Charged with Vishing, Smishing
Quick Hits  |  5/7/2018  | 
Suspects fraudulently obtained more than $18 million through fraud by voice and SMS.
Encryption is Necessary, Tools and Tips Make It Easier
News  |  5/3/2018  | 
In the InteropITX conference, a speaker provided tips, tools, and incentives for moving to pervasive encryption in the enterprise.
GDPR Requirements Prompt New Approach to Protecting Data in Motion
Commentary  |  5/3/2018  | 
The EU's General Data Protection Regulation means that organizations must look at new ways to keep data secure as it moves.
Ransomware Attacks Jumped 400% Worldwide in 2017
Quick Hits  |  5/2/2018  | 
WannaCry led the pack all year, new F-Secure report says.
Spring Clean Your Security Systems: 6 Places to Start
Commentary  |  5/2/2018  | 
The sun is shining and you have an extra kick in your step. Why not use that newfound energy to take care of those bothersome security tasks you've put off all winter?
A Data Protection Officer's Guide to GDPR 'Privacy by Design'
Commentary  |  5/1/2018  | 
These five steps can show you how to start building your foundational privacy program for the EU's General Data Protection Regulation.
North Korea's AV Software Contains Pilfered Trend Micro Software
News  |  5/1/2018  | 
Researchers get hold of a copy of Kim Jong Un regime's mysterious internal 'SiliVaccine' antivirus software, provided only to its citizens, and find a few surprises.


COVID-19: Latest Security News & Commentary
Dark Reading Staff 10/27/2020
Are You One COVID-19 Test Away From a Cybersecurity Disaster?
Alan Brill, Senior Managing Director, Cyber Risk Practice, Kroll,  10/21/2020
Modern Day Insider Threat: Network Bugs That Are Stealing Your Data
David Pearson, Principal Threat Researcher,  10/21/2020
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CVE-2020-23945
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A SQL injection vulnerability exists in Victor CMS V1.0 in the cat_id parameter of the category.php file. This parameter can be used by sqlmap to obtain data information in the database.
CVE-2020-7754
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-27
This affects the package npm-user-validate before 1.0.1. The regex that validates user emails took exponentially longer to process long input strings beginning with @ characters.
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PUBLISHED: 2020-10-27
Check Point ZoneAlarm before version 15.8.139.18543 allows a local actor to escalate privileges while restoring files in Anti-Ransomware.
CVE-2020-8579
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-27
Clustered Data ONTAP versions 9.7 through 9.7P7 are susceptible to a vulnerability which allows an attacker with access to an intercluster LIF to cause a Denial of Service (DoS).
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Check Point ZoneAlarm before version 15.8.139.18543 allows a local actor to delete arbitrary files while restoring files in Anti-Ransomware.