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Content tagged with Privacy posted in August 2015
Ashley Madison CEO Resigns
Quick Hits  |  8/28/2015  | 
Once again, a security breach claims an executive's job, but the business plans to continue operating.
Cybersecurity Under FTC Authority: What Does it Mean?
Commentary  |  8/27/2015  | 
Consumers can now expect the same level of security and privacy in the digital realm as they do in the physical.
Ouch! Feeling The Pain Of Cybersecurity In Healthcare
Slideshows  |  8/25/2015  | 
There are lots of reasons why medical data is so vulnerable but the sheer numbers at risk speak volumes about the scale of the problem.
With Great IoT Comes Great Insecurity
Commentary  |  8/21/2015  | 
In the brave new world of 'things' and the services they connect to, built-in security has never been more critical. Here's what's getting in the way.
Hackers Dump Ashley Madison User Database... Where Most People Won't Find It
Quick Hits  |  8/18/2015  | 
Attackers make good on doxing threat, but post database to dark web.
Richard Bejtlich Talks Business Security Strategy, US Security Policy
Richard Bejtlich Talks Business Security Strategy, US Security Policy
Dark Reading Videos  |  8/17/2015  | 
Chief security strategist of FireEye talks at the Dark Reading News Desk at Black Hat about attribution, the war on encryption, and what should drive your security department.
View From The Top: Governments Role In Cybersecurity
Slideshows  |  8/14/2015  | 
At the DarkReading News Desk, live from Black Hat, industry experts Dan Kaminsky, Richard Bejtlich, Katie Moussouris, Paul Kurtz, and Rod Beckstrom talked about how government is hurting and could be helping infosec.
FTC to Black Hat Attendees: Help Us Make Good Tech Policy
News  |  8/12/2015  | 
The FTCs chief technologist made a direct appeal to security, privacy, and technology communities to get involved and help shape tech laws and policies.
Data Protection: The 98 Percent Versus The 2 Percent
Commentary  |  8/11/2015  | 
Four steps for defending your most sensitive corporate information from the inside out.
From The Black Hat Keynote Stage: Jennifer Granick
News  |  8/5/2015  | 
World famous defender of hackers, privacy, and civil liberties exhorts attendees to preserve the dream of an open Internet.


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.