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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.


Making the Case for a Cybersecurity Moon Shot
Adam Shostack, Consultant, Entrepreneur, Technologist, Game Designer,  2/19/2019
New Free Tool Scans for Chrome Extension Safety
Dark Reading Staff 2/21/2019
Privacy Ops: The New Nexus for CISOs & DPOs
Amit Ashbel, Security Evangelist, Cognigo,  2/18/2019
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CVE-2019-8955
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-21
In Tor before 0.3.3.12, 0.3.4.x before 0.3.4.11, 0.3.5.x before 0.3.5.8, and 0.4.x before 0.4.0.2-alpha, remote denial of service against Tor clients and relays can occur via memory exhaustion in the KIST cell scheduler.
CVE-2019-1698
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-21
A vulnerability in the web-based user interface of Cisco Internet of Things Field Network Director (IoT-FND) Software could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to gain read access to information that is stored on an affected system. The vulnerability is due to improper handling of XML External E...
CVE-2019-1700
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-21
A vulnerability in field-programmable gate array (FPGA) ingress buffer management for the Cisco Firepower 9000 Series with the Cisco Firepower 2-port 100G double-width network module (PID: FPR9K-DNM-2X100G) could allow an unauthenticated, adjacent attacker to cause a denial of service (DoS) conditio...
CVE-2019-6340
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-21
Some field types do not properly sanitize data from non-form sources in Drupal 8.5.x before 8.5.11 and Drupal 8.6.x before 8.6.10. This can lead to arbitrary PHP code execution in some cases. A site is only affected by this if one of the following conditions is met: The site has the Drupal 8 core RE...
CVE-2019-8996
PUBLISHED: 2019-02-21
In Signiant Manager+Agents before 13.5, the implementation of the set command has a Buffer Overflow.