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Content tagged with Vulnerabilities / Threats posted in June 2014
How Microsoft Cracks The BYOD Code: 3 Tips
Commentary  |  6/30/2014  | 
Microsofts CISO shares best-practices for balancing employee autonomy and security in todays bring-your-own world.
3 Mobile Security Tips For SMBs
Commentary  |  6/27/2014  | 
Everyone in an organization has to work together to combat intrusions and data loss, but this is especially true for small businesses.
Cloud Security: Think Todays Reality, Not Yesterdays Policy
Commentary  |  6/25/2014  | 
SaaS, BYOD, and mobility are inseparable, yet time and time again companies attempt to compartmentalize the three when they make a move to the cloud. That's a big mistake.
Battling The Bot Nation
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
Online fraudsters and cyber criminals -- and even corporate competitors -- rely heavily on bots, and an emerging startup aims to quickly spot bots in action.
Crowdsourcing & Cyber Security: Who Do You Trust?
Commentary  |  6/24/2014  | 
A collective security defense can definitely tip the balance in favor of the good guys. But challenges remain.
Despite Target, Retailers Still Weak On Third-Party Security
Quick Hits  |  6/24/2014  | 
A new survey from TripWire shows mixed results about retailers' security practices.
P.F. Chang's Breach Went Undetected For Months
Commentary  |  6/23/2014  | 
Early reports indicate that the compromise involved a large number of restaurant locations and dates as far back as September 2013.
Spyware Found On Chinese-Made Smartphone
Quick Hits  |  6/19/2014  | 
Unknown manufacturer ships smartphones loaded with app that could allow a hacker to steal personal data or spy on the user, German researcher says.
Data Security Decisions In A World Without TrueCrypt
Commentary  |  6/18/2014  | 
The last days of TrueCrypt left many unanswered questions. But one thing is certain: When encryption freeware ends its life abruptly, being a freeloader can get you into a load of trouble.
Dark Reading Radio: The Human Side Of Online Attacks
Commentary  |  6/18/2014  | 
Today's DR Radio show offers a look at phishing, social engineering, and the weakest link in the cyber defense chain: humans. Showtime is 1:00 p.m. EDT.
Security Pro File: Spam-Inspired Journey From Physics To Security
News  |  6/17/2014  | 
SANS Internet Storm Center director Johannes Ullrich talks threat tracking, spam, physics -- and his pick for the World Cup.
The Problem With Cyber Insurance
Commentary  |  6/17/2014  | 
Insurers have yet to develop an evidence-based method to assess a company's cyber risk profile. This can result in high premiums, low coverage, and broad exclusions.
A Roadmap for CIOs & CSOs After the Year of the Mega Breach
Commentary  |  6/16/2014  | 
The journey starts with three steps: Engage the C-suite, think like a hacker, and look at the big picture.
Heartbleed & The Long Tail Of Vulnerabilities
Commentary  |  6/13/2014  | 
To this day there are still unpatched systems, still hackers scanning for vulnerable systems, and still cyber criminals using Heartbleed every day to break into companies.
Kids To Hack Corporate Crime Caper Case At DEF CON
News  |  6/12/2014  | 
The Social Engineering Capture the Flag contest for kids is now an official DEF CON contest.
Monitor DNS Traffic & You Just Might Catch A RAT
Commentary  |  6/12/2014  | 
Criminals will exploit any Internet service or protocol when given the opportunity. Here are six signs of suspicious activity to watch for in the DNS.
Microsoft Releases 2 Critical Updates, Patches 59 IE Holes
News  |  6/11/2014  | 
Patch Tuesday resolved 66 vulnerabilities in all, including two that had already been publicly disclosed without patches.
Dont Let Lousy Teachers Sink Security Awareness
Commentary  |  6/11/2014  | 
You can't fix a human problem with a technology solution. Here are three reasons why user education can work and six tips on how to develop a corporate culture of security.
New Commercialized Trojan Takes Fresh Approach To Password-Stealing
News  |  6/10/2014  | 
Unlike most banking malware of today, new Pandemiya skips the Zeus source code and starts from scratch.
Putter Panda: Tip Of The Iceberg
Commentary  |  6/10/2014  | 
What CrowdStrike's outing of Putter Panda -- the second hacking group linked to China's spying on US defense and European satellite and aerospace industries -- means for the security industry.
Dark Reading Radio: Breaking the Glass Ceiling in InfoSec
Commentary  |  6/6/2014  | 
Join the discussion about the challenges and rewards of being a woman in IT security from the vantage point of three accomplished security professionals. Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. ET
TweetDeck Scammers Steal Twitter IDs Via OAuth
News  |  6/6/2014  | 
Users who give up their TweetDeck ID are promised 20 followers for free or 100 to 5,000 new followers a day for five days.
If HTML5 Is The Future, What Happens To Access Control?
Commentary  |  6/5/2014  | 
The solution for multi-device deployment is HTML5. The challenge, for the enterprise, is deploying it correctly. Here are seven tools you will need.
New OpenSSL Flaw Exposes SSL To Man-In-The-Middle Attack
Quick Hits  |  6/5/2014  | 
Security advisory includes fixes for six newly discovered bugs in OpenSSL.
Cleaning Up After GOZeus Takedown
News  |  6/3/2014  | 
Public-private effort shows signs of improvement, but these types of actions are fleeting.
Compliance: The Surprising Gift Of Windows XP
Commentary  |  6/3/2014  | 
The end of Windows XP will force organizations to properly reinvest in a modern and compliant desktop infrastructure that will be easier to maintain and secure.
Researchers: Mobile Applications Pose Rapidly Growing Threat To Enterprises
Quick Hits  |  6/3/2014  | 
The average user has about 200 apps running on his smartphone -- and they're not all safe, Mojave Networks study says.
How The Math Of Biometric Authentication Adds Up
Commentary  |  6/2/2014  | 
Yes, it's true that if your authentication scheme only allows a single fingerprint you only have 10 choices. But there's no rule that says it has to be one, and only one.
SSL: Security's Best Friend Or Worst Enemy?
News  |  6/2/2014  | 
A new report shows that applications using SSL are on the rise in enterprises, putting them at greater risk of attacks that hide in plain sight or use vulnerabilities like Heartbleed.


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
6 Top Nontechnical Degrees for Cybersecurity
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading,  11/21/2019
Anatomy of a BEC Scam
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  11/21/2019
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CVE-2019-3654
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-22
Authentication Bypass vulnerability in the Microsoft Windows client in McAfee Client Proxy (MCP) prior to 3.0.0 allows local user to bypass scanning of web traffic and gain access to blocked sites for a short period of time via generating an authorization key on the client which should only be gener...
CVE-2014-2214
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-22
Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in POSH (aka Posh portal or Portaneo) 3.0 through 3.2.1 allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the (1) error parameter to /includes/plugins/mobile/scripts/login.php or (2) id parameter to portal/openrssarticle.php
CVE-2014-6310
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-22
Buffer overflow in CHICKEN 4.9.0 and 4.9.0.1 may allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via the 'select' function.
CVE-2014-6311
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-22
generate_doygen.pl in ace before 6.2.7+dfsg-2 creates predictable file names in the /tmp directory which allows attackers to gain elevated privileges.
CVE-2019-16763
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-22
In Pannellum from 2.5.0 through 2.5.4 URLs were not sanitized for data URIs (or vbscript:), allowing for potential XSS attacks. Such an attack would require a user to click on a hot spot to execute and would require an attacker-provided configuration. The most plausible potential attack would be if ...