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Content tagged with Privacy posted in July 2015
Smartwatches Could Become New Frontier for Cyber Attackers
News  |  7/24/2015  | 
Every single smartwatch tested in a recent study by HP had serious security weaknesses.
Internet of Things: Anything You Track Could Be Used Against You
Commentary  |  7/23/2015  | 
Lawyers not security advocates have fired the first salvos over wearable tech privacy. The results may surprise you.
3 Reasons Why Giving Government A Backdoor Is A Bad Idea
News  |  7/9/2015  | 
Exceptional access of the kind being demanded by the FBI and others is unworkable and impractical, security researchers say
OpenSSL Fixes High-Severity, Narrow-Scope Vulnerability
News  |  7/9/2015  | 
Bug allows attackers to issue invalid certificates, but is difficult to exploit and only affects OpenSSL versions released since last month.
Underwriters Laboratories To Launch Cyber Security Certification Program
News  |  7/6/2015  | 
Meanwhile, UL is also in discussion with the White House on its plans to foster standards for Internet of Things security.
Italian Surveillance Software Maker Falls Victim To Doxing Attack
News  |  7/6/2015  | 
Milan-based Hacking Team tells customers to stop using its products after leaked documents reveal the product's source code and the company's history of selling to governments with records of human rights abuses.


Facebook Aims to Make Security More Social
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark Reading,  2/20/2018
SEC: Companies Must Disclose More Info on Cybersecurity Attacks & Risks
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  2/22/2018
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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.