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Content tagged with Vulnerabilities / Threats posted in January 2016
Wendy's Could Become Test Case For New EMV Liability Rules
News  |  1/29/2016  | 
The fast food giant confirms it is investigating fraudulent activity involving payment cards used at some of its 6,500 locations.
Clever LG Droid Bug Can Attack You Through Birthday Notifications
Quick Hits  |  1/29/2016  | 
'SNAP' vulnerability affects Smart Notice application pre-installed on every new LG device.
New Version Of CenterPOS Malware Taps Rush To Attack Retail Systems
News  |  1/28/2016  | 
EMV will make it much harder for criminals to steal payment card data, so theres a rush to do it while they can
Big Week For Ransomware
News  |  1/28/2016  | 
Inventive new variants and damaging attacks swept through the headlines this week.
Data Privacy: Key Elements Of An Information Governance Plan
Commentary  |  1/28/2016  | 
For Data Privacy Day! Do you have the policies in place to safeguard your companys most strategic information? Here are nine best practices.
Hot-Patching Tools Another Crack In Apple's Walled Garden
News  |  1/27/2016  | 
Researchers at FireEye investigate how the tools some iOS developers use to push out patches more quickly are themselves a threat to Apple security.
How (And Why) Hackers Target Your Business
Commentary  |  1/25/2016  | 
Dont miss this inside look by a trio of experts from industry and law enforcement during Dark Reading's virtual event, Cybersecurity: The Business View. Now available On-Demand.
The Apple App Store Incident: Trouble in Paradise?
Commentary  |  1/22/2016  | 
The fact that Apples security model has worked so well in the past doesnt mean it will work well forever. Heres why.
'Asacub' Trojan Converted To Mobile Banking Weapon
News  |  1/21/2016  | 
In a sign of the times, what was once a routine data-stealing tool has evolved into a dangerous mobile banking threat.
When The Boss Is Your Biggest Security Risk
Commentary  |  1/21/2016  | 
No one possesses more sensitive information in an organization than upper management. So why do companies screen executives on the way in but not on the way out?
IT Confidence Ticks Down
News  |  1/20/2016  | 
Cisco security report shows aging infrastructure no match for constantly advancing attack techniques.
HD Moore To Depart Rapid7 For New Venture Capital Gig
Quick Hits  |  1/20/2016  | 
Moore plans to continue work on Metasploit Framework.
Behavioral Analytics: The Future of Just-in-Time Awareness Training?
Commentary  |  1/20/2016  | 
Its high time we leveraged modern threat detection tools to keep users on the straight and narrow road of information security.
Bots Will Inflict $7.2 Billion In Fraud On Digital Advertisers In 2016
News  |  1/19/2016  | 
Fraudsters see a gold mine in online ad ecosystem.
Linux Kernel Bug Allows Local-To-Root Privilege Escalation
Quick Hits  |  1/19/2016  | 
Tens of millions of Linux servers, desktops, plus 66 percent of Android devices affected.
Cloud Security: To Scale Safely, Think Small
Commentary  |  1/19/2016  | 
Why today's enterprises need an adaptable cloud infrastructure centered around flexibility, portability, and speed.
OpenSSH Patches Flaw That Lets Attackers Steal Private Keys
News  |  1/15/2016  | 
Flaw exists in an a feature that is turned on by default in all OpenSSH clients between versions 5.4 and 7.1, says Qualys
The Internet of Private Things: 7 Privacy Missteps
Slideshows  |  1/15/2016  | 
A cautionary tale about the rules of Privacy by Design and seven IoT companies that broke them in recent years.
Successful Attacks On Oil And Gas Companies Increasing, Survey Shows
News  |  1/14/2016  | 
What remains unclear is how many of them actually impact critical industrial control systems
IoT Security: $1-per-Thing To Protect Connected Devices
Commentary  |  1/14/2016  | 
Locking down the Internet of Things wont be cheap. Here's the math.
The State Of Mobile Insecurity
News  |  1/13/2016  | 
It's deja vu all over again as mobile app development looks like traditional dev shops did a half a decade ago.
Top Survival Tips For IE End-Of-Life
News  |  1/13/2016  | 
If an immediate upgrade to the latest version is not an option for all your machines running Internet Explorer, here's how to mitigate your risk.
We Are What We Eat: Software Assurance Edition
Commentary  |  1/13/2016  | 
The fact that open-source code you use is free from vulnerabilities today doesnt mean that it will remain that way in the near future.
Kaspersky Caught Scent Of Silverlight Zero-Day In Hacking Team Breach
News  |  1/13/2016  | 
Hacking Team wasn't interested in this critical, cross-platform, remote code execution bug in Silverlight, but the exploit writer may have found another buyer.
A DDoS Learning Curve for Universities, Government & Enterprises
Commentary  |  1/12/2016  | 
Distributed Denial of Service attacks are easy, cheap and too often, effective. But theyre not unstoppable.
'Main Target' Of DD4BC DDoS Extortionist Group Arrested
News  |  1/12/2016  | 
International group of law enforcement agencies zeroes in on group that spawned the DDoS for Bitcoin cyber-extortion business.
83% of InfoSec Pros Think (Another) Successful Cyberattack On Critical Infrastructure Likely In 2016
News  |  1/11/2016  | 
ISACA survey finds that a majority of cybersecurity professionals feel privacy is being compromised in effort to create stronger security regulation.
Japanese Banks Targeted With New Rovnix Trojan
News  |  1/8/2016  | 
US organizations need to monitor such threats because cyber criminals can easily modify and migrate such threats for use here, IBM says.
Lessons Learned About Critical Infrastructure: Whats Good Enough?
Commentary  |  1/8/2016  | 
Over the past decade, oil and gas companies have invested significant resources in security management, but there are sizable challenges ahead in people and processes.
'Spymel Is Latest Example Of Attackers Using Signed Malware
News  |  1/8/2016  | 
What was once reserved for targeted attacks is being increasingly used to distribute common crimeware payloads says Zscaler.
Mobile Apps A Vulnerable Spot For Connected Security Cameras
News  |  1/7/2016  | 
Study finds security camera vendors making the same rookie infosec mistakes that other IoT vendors make.
7 Tips For Mitigating Phishing And Business Email Hacks
News  |  1/6/2016  | 
You can't stop someone from launching a phishing attack, but there are things you can do to mitigate the threat.
Data Insecurity: Flawed Technology Or Outdated Business Process?
Commentary  |  1/6/2016  | 
When it comes to protecting critical data, legacy processes are just as vulnerable as legacy software.
Blackphone Hackable Via Newly Found Bug
News  |  1/6/2016  | 
Modem flaw in Silent Circle's secure smartphone could be exploited to hijack the phone and intercept and control texts, calls, and other features.
XFINITY Security System Flaw Allows Sneak Attacks By Jamming Radio Frequency
News  |  1/5/2016  | 
Rapid7 Researcher finds that when communication between base station and sensors is disrupted, alarm system continues to think it is armed.
How Technologies Incubated A Decade Ago Shape The World Today
Commentary  |  1/5/2016  | 
The security industry is doing a better job of sharing threat intelligence than ever before, but we're also sharing with the enemy.
Hacker 2016 To-Do List: Botnet All The Things!
News  |  1/5/2016  | 
Most predicted security crisis of the year is an impending wave of zombified Internet of Things (IoT) devices taken over to fill out cybercriminal botnets.
2015: The Year Of 'Attacks on Trust'
Commentary  |  1/4/2016  | 
Nine attacks that leveraged stolen, compromised, or unprotected cryptographic keys and digital certificates show how easy it is for cybercriminals to bypass security controls and hide their actions.


I 'Hacked' My Accounts Using My Mobile Number: Here's What I Learned
Nicole Sette, Director in the Cyber Risk practice of Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps,  11/19/2019
DevSecOps: The Answer to the Cloud Security Skills Gap
Lamont Orange, Chief Information Security Officer at Netskope,  11/15/2019
Attackers' Costs Increasing as Businesses Focus on Security
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  11/15/2019
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CVE-2019-19033
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-21
Jalios JCMS 10 allows attackers to access any part of the website and the WebDAV server with administrative privileges via a backdoor account, by using any username and the hardcoded dev password.
CVE-2019-19191
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-21
Shibboleth Service Provider (SP) 3.x before 3.1.0 shipped a spec file that calls chown on files in a directory controlled by the service user (the shibd account) after installation. This allows the user to escalate to root by pointing symlinks to files such as /etc/shadow.
CVE-2019-15511
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-21
An exploitable local privilege escalation vulnerability exists in the GalaxyClientService installed by GOG Galaxy. Due to Improper Access Control, an attacker can send unauthenticated local TCP packets to the service to gain SYSTEM privileges in Windows system where GOG Galaxy software is installed....
CVE-2019-16405
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-21
Centreon Web 19.04.4 allows Remote Code Execution by an administrator who can modify Macro Expression location settings.
CVE-2019-16406
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-21
Centreon Web 19.04.4 has weak permissions within the OVA (aka VMware virtual machine) and OVF (aka VirtualBox virtual machine) files, allowing attackers to gain privileges via a Trojan horse Centreon-autodisco executable file that is launched by cron.