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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.


Data Privacy Careers Are Helping to Close the IT Gender Gap
Dana Simberkoff, Chief Risk, Privacy, and Information Security Officer, AvePoint, Inc.,  8/20/2018
Ohio Man Sentenced To 15 Months For BEC Scam
Dark Reading Staff 8/20/2018
Intel Reveals New Spectre-Like Vulnerability
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading,  8/15/2018
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CVE-2018-10902
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-21
It was found that the raw midi kernel driver does not protect against concurrent access which leads to a double realloc (double free) in snd_rawmidi_input_params() and snd_rawmidi_output_status() which are part of snd_rawmidi_ioctl() handler in rawmidi.c file. A malicious local attacker could possib...
CVE-2018-10932
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-21
lldptool version 1.0.1 and older can print a raw, unsanitized attacker controlled buffer when mngAddr information is displayed. This may allow an attacker to inject shell control characters into the buffer and impact the behavior of the terminal.
CVE-2018-15660
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-21
** DISPUTED ** An issue was discovered in the Ola Money (aka com.olacabs.olamoney) application 1.9.0 for Android. If an attacker controls an application with accessibility permissions, then the attacker can read certain Ola Money data such as a credit card number, expiration date, bank account numbe...
CVE-2018-15661
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-21
** DISPUTED ** An issue was discovered in the Ola Money (aka com.olacabs.olamoney) application 1.9.0 for Android. If an attacker controls an application with accessibility permissions and the ability to read SMS messages, then the Forgot Password screen can be used to bypass authentication. NOTE: th...
CVE-2018-15481
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-21
Improper input sanitization within the restricted administration shell on UCOPIA Wireless Appliance devices using firmware version 5.1.x before 5.1.13 allows authenticated remote attackers to escape the shell and escalate their privileges by adding a LocalCommand to the SSH configuration file in the...