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Content tagged with Privacy posted in June 2015
4 Ways Cloud Usage Is Putting Health Data At Risk
News  |  6/26/2015  | 
A huge shadow IT problem is just one of the risks of uncontrolled cloud usage in healthcare organizations, new study shows.
Why China Wants Your Sensitive Data
Commentary  |  6/24/2015  | 
Since May 2014, the Chinese government has been amassing a 'Facebook for human intelligence.' Here's what it's doing with the info.
Report: NSA, GCHQ Actively Targeted Kaspersky Lab, Other Security Vendors
Quick Hits  |  6/22/2015  | 
Snowden documents reveal government intelligence agencies were working to subvert security software. Kaspersky Lab calls nation-states' targeting of security companies 'extremely worrying.'
Smart Cities', IoT's Key Challenges: Security, Lack of Standards
News  |  6/17/2015  | 
London Technology Week: At IFSEC, futurologist Simon Moores asks who's responsible when a smart city crashes.
Time to Focus on Data Integrity
Commentary  |  6/17/2015  | 
Information security efforts have historically centered on data theft. But cybercriminals who alter corporate records and personal information can also cause serious harm.
Password Manager LastPass Hacked
Quick Hits  |  6/16/2015  | 
LastPass says user account email addresses, password reminders, server per user salts, and authentication hashes compromised.
7 Critical Criteria for Data Encryption In The Cloud
Commentary  |  6/8/2015  | 
Encrypting the huge number of data files stored in a public cloud today is like bubble-wrapping an entire house. Better to focus on the fragile items that matter.
Breach Exposes 4 Million Federal Employees' Personal Info
Quick Hits  |  6/4/2015  | 
Attackers hit U.S. Office of Personnel Management and Department of the Interior.
Report: NSA Secretly Expanded Warrantless Internet Surveillance To Find Hackers
Quick Hits  |  6/4/2015  | 
New York Times: Intelligence agency went looking not for criminal hackers on foreign and American soil.


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Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading,  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.