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Content tagged with Privacy posted in September 2016
6 Ways To Prepare For The EUs GDPR
News  |  9/30/2016  | 
In less than 20 months, all US companies doing business in the EU will face new consumer privacy requirements. Heres how to prepare for them.
Romanian National Gets Three Years For Hack Scheme
Quick Hits  |  9/30/2016  | 
Mircea-Ilie Ispasoiu was arrested for international hacking plot that involved wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.
FBI Probes Bid To Hack Democratic Party Officials Phones, Sources Say
Quick Hits  |  9/28/2016  | 
Russia-backed criminals again likely to be behind this hacking which, if proven, could involve theft of sensitive data, say the sources.
5 Best Practices For Winning the IoT Security Arms Race
Commentary  |  9/27/2016  | 
By focusing on a pragmatic approach to security, its possible to develop IoT solutions that will reduce future risk without breaking the bank.
7 New Rules For IoT Safety & Vuln Disclosure
Commentary  |  9/24/2016  | 
In the Internet of Things, even the lowliest smart device can be used for a malicious purpose. Manufacturers take heed!
FTC Releases Video With Data Breach Recovery Advice
Quick Hits  |  9/23/2016  | 
The US Federal Trade Commission video has detailed instructions on what to do if personal data of a user is stolen and exposed.
Snowden: Hollywood Highlights 2 Persistent Privacy Threats
Commentary  |  9/22/2016  | 
Oliver Stones movie shows us that while most of us have nothing to hide, we all have information worth protecting both technically and constitutionally.
Scientist Clones Chip To Unlock iPhone, Proves FBI Wrong
Quick Hits  |  9/20/2016  | 
Dr. Sergei Skorobogatov of Cambridge University spent $100 on a process that may have cost FBI $1 million.
San Bernardino iPhone Hack: Media Agencies Sue FBI For Vendor Details
Quick Hits  |  9/19/2016  | 
Associated Press and two others invoke Freedom of Information Act against the government seeking details of secret transaction.
Google Chrome To Flag Non-HTTPS Logins, Credit Card Info 'Not Secure'
News  |  9/15/2016  | 
The move is part of a larger Google push to lock down Web traffic using encryption between the browser and Web server.
Students Say They'd Only Pay Ransomware Operators About $50
Quick Hits  |  9/15/2016  | 
Webroot survey finds that students will pay more to recover their private photos than to recover their schoolwork.
Don't Trust That Trust Mechanism: Vulnerabilities In Digital Certificates
Don't Trust That Trust Mechanism: Vulnerabilities In Digital Certificates
Dark Reading Videos  |  9/14/2016  | 
Tom Nipravsky, security researcher at Deep Instinct, explains how to tell the difference between a digital certificate that's worth your trust and one that isn't.
Dan Kaminsky On How Not To Lose The Internet As We Know It
Dan Kaminsky On How Not To Lose The Internet As We Know It
Dark Reading Videos  |  9/12/2016  | 
Dan Kaminsky discusses how to improve the security and privacy of the Internet without destroying the openness and freedom to innovate that it has always provided.
Two Arrested On Charges Of Hacking US Govt Officials
Quick Hits  |  9/9/2016  | 
The North Carolina men reportedly conspired with others to break into government networks, steal personal data and misuse them.


13 Russians Indicted for Massive Operation to Sway US Election
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark Reading,  2/16/2018
From DevOps to DevSecOps: Structuring Communication for Better Security
Robert Hawk, Privacy & Security Lead at xMatters,  2/15/2018
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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.