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Content tagged with Compliance posted in October 2016
US Should Help Private Sector 'Active Defense,' But Outlaw Hacking Back, Says Task Force
News  |  10/31/2016  | 
Task Force at George Washington University suggests ways for government to clear up legal quagmires, improve tools, keep us all out of trouble.
Preparing For Government Data Requests After Apple Vs. FBI
Preparing For Government Data Requests After Apple Vs. FBI
Dark Reading Videos  |  10/31/2016  | 
Jennifer Granick and Riana Pfefferkorn discuss lessons learned from the Apple-FBI case, and how security pros should be prepared if government data requests hit closer to home.
Yahoo Demands Government Be More Transparent About Data Requests
Quick Hits  |  10/20/2016  | 
In a letter to the Director of National Intelligence, the tech company says this transparency would also help clear Yahoo's name in customer email scan case.
US Bank Regulators Draft Rules For Financial Services Cybersecurity
Quick Hits  |  10/20/2016  | 
Proposed standards will require financial firms to recover from any cyberattack within two hours.
California Victims Of Yahoo Breach Pursue Claims In State, Not Federal Court
News  |  10/17/2016  | 
Plaintiffs hope to benefit from California's history of stricter cybersecurity and data privacy law.
G7 Nations Plan To Team Up To Tackle Financial Cybercrime
Quick Hits  |  10/12/2016  | 
Group of Seven nations new guidelines include sharing updates by governments, private firms and regulators, plus joint address of shortfalls.
20 Questions To Explore With Security-as-a-Service Providers
Commentary  |  10/5/2016  | 
This list will help you leverage the niche expertise of security-as-a-service providers, and assess which vendor can best meet your needs
Grading Obama: D-
President Failed To Protect Us From The Bad Guys
Commentary  |  10/3/2016  | 
A barely passing grade from a former special agent in charge of the NYC FBI cybercrimes division for failing to create deterrents and policies that encourage self defense.
Grading Obama: C+
Administration Missed Key Opportunities To Civilize Cyberspace
Commentary  |  10/3/2016  | 
A middling grade because the President's cyber policy initiatives were reactive, laisse faire, and didnt buttress American economic opportunity.


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CVE-2014-9720
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-24
Tornado before 3.2.2 sends arbitrary responses that contain a fixed CSRF token and may be sent with HTTP compression, which makes it easier for remote attackers to conduct a BREACH attack and determine this token via a series of crafted requests.
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audio/AudioPolicyManagerBase.cpp in Android before 5.1 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (audio_policy application outage) via a crafted application that provides a NULL device address.
CVE-2015-1530
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-24
media/libmedia/IAudioPolicyService.cpp in Android before 5.1 allows attackers to execute arbitrary code with media_server privileges or cause a denial of service (integer overflow) via a crafted application that provides an invalid array size.
CVE-2015-2688
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buf_pullup in Tor before 0.2.4.26 and 0.2.5.x before 0.2.5.11 does not properly handle unexpected arrival times of buffers with invalid layouts, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (assertion failure and daemon exit) via crafted packets.
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Tor before 0.2.4.26 and 0.2.5.x before 0.2.5.11 does not properly handle pending-connection resolve states during periods of high DNS load, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (assertion failure and daemon exit) via crafted packets.