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Content tagged with Vulnerabilities / Threats posted in July 2014
InfoSecs Holy Grail: Data Sharing & Collaboration
Commentary  |  7/31/2014  | 
Despite all the best intentions, cooperation around Internet security is still a work in progress. Case in point: Microsofts unilateral action against No-IP.
Phishing: What Once Was Old Is New Again
Commentary  |  7/30/2014  | 
I used to think the heyday of phishing had passed. But as Symantec notes in its 2014 Internet Security Threat Report, I was wrong!
Security Holes Found In Some DLP Products
News  |  7/30/2014  | 
Researchers to reveal key security flaws in commercial and open-source data loss prevention software at Black Hat USA next week.
The Perfect InfoSec Mindset: Paranoia + Skepticism
Commentary  |  7/29/2014  | 
A little skeptical paranoia will ensure that you have the impulse to react quickly to new threats while retaining the logic to separate fact from fiction.
Internet Of Things Contains Average Of 25 Vulnerabilities Per Device
News  |  7/29/2014  | 
New study finds high volume of security flaws in such IoT devices as webcams, home thermostats, remote power outlets, sprinkler controllers, home alarms, and garage door openers.
Researchers Develop 'BlackForest' To Collect, Correlate Threat Intelligence
News  |  7/25/2014  | 
Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute develop the BlackForest system to help organizations uncover and anticipate cyberthreats.
Internet of Things: 4 Security Tips From The Military
Commentary  |  7/25/2014  | 
The military has been connecting mobile command posts, unmanned vehicles, and wearable computers for decades. Its time to take a page from their battle plan.
Passwords Be Gone! Removing 4 Barriers To Strong Authentication
Commentary  |  7/24/2014  | 
As biometric factors become more prevalent on mobile devices, FIDO Alliance standards will gain traction as an industry-wide authentication solution.
7 Black Hat Sessions Sure To Cause A Stir
Slideshows  |  7/22/2014  | 
At Black Hat, researchers will point out the weaknesses in everything from the satellites in outer space to the thermostat in your home.
Infographic: With BYOD, Mobile Is The New Desktop
Commentary  |  7/22/2014  | 
Security teams have no choice but to embrace the rapid proliferation of BYO devices, apps, and cloud services. To ignore it is to put your head in the sand.
Don't Overestimate EMV Protections, Underestimate Card Thief Sophistication
News  |  7/21/2014  | 
At Black Hat, an AccessData researcher will offer up a crash course in card payment tech and protections to root out security community misconceptions
Hacking Your Hotel Room
News  |  7/18/2014  | 
At Black Hat USA next month, a researcher will show how to hack your way into controlling everything in a hotel room -- from lighting to television sets.
CEO Report Card: Low Grades for Risk Management
Commentary  |  7/18/2014  | 
Dark Reading's latest community poll shows a stunning lack of confidence in chief execs' commitment to cyber security.
Government-Grade Stealth Malware In Hands Of Criminals
News  |  7/17/2014  | 
"Gyges" can be bolted onto other malware to hide it from anti-virus, intrusion detection systems, and other security tools.
A New Age in Cyber Security: Public Cyberhealth
Commentary  |  7/17/2014  | 
The cleanup aimed at disrupting GameOver Zeus and CryptoLocker offers an instructive template for managing mass cyber infections.
Passwords & The Future Of Identity: Payment Networks?
Commentary  |  7/16/2014  | 
The solution to the omnipresent and enduring password problem may be closer than you think.
Payment Card Data Theft: Tips For Small Business
Commentary  |  7/15/2014  | 
For small businesses looking to reduce their exposure to data theft the good news is the advantage of being small.
Google Forms Zero-Day Hacking Team
Quick Hits  |  7/15/2014  | 
'Project Zero' to hunt bugs in all software that touches the Net.
How Next-Generation Security Is Redefining The Cloud
Commentary  |  7/14/2014  | 
Your cloud, datacenter, and infrastructure all contain flexible and agile components. Your security model should be the same.
Strategic Security: Begin With The End In Mind
Commentary  |  7/11/2014  | 
The trouble with traditional infosec methodology is that it doesnt show us how to implement a strategic security plan in the real world.
Global Law Enforcement, Security Firms Team Up, Take Down Shylock
News  |  7/10/2014  | 
la GOZeuS, an international, public-private collaboration seizes a banking Trojan's command and control servers.
Cloud & The Fuzzy Math of Shadow IT
Commentary  |  7/10/2014  | 
Do you know how many cloud apps, on average, are running in your organization? The number is probably greater than you think.
In Fog Of Cyberwar, US Tech Is Caught In Crossfire
Commentary  |  7/9/2014  | 
Distrust of the US intelligence community is eroding consumer confidence and hampering US technology firms on the global stage at a time when the sector should be showing unprecedented growth.
Electronic Frontier Foundation Sues NSA, Director of National Intelligence
Quick Hits  |  7/8/2014  | 
EFF says that the agencies have failed to provide documents requested under the Freedom of Information Act.
6 Tips for Using Big Data to Hunt Cyberthreats
Commentary  |  7/8/2014  | 
You need to be smart about harnessing big data to defend against todays security threats, data breaches, and attacks.
Dark Reading Radio: The Changing Role Of The CISO
Commentary  |  7/8/2014  | 
Why does the CISO report to the CIO? Join us for a panel discussion. Showtime is today, Wednesday, 1:00 p.m., New York, 10 a.m., San Francisco.
Black Hat USA 2014: Third-Party Vulns Spread Like Diseases
News  |  7/7/2014  | 
Understanding the impact of vulnerabilities in libraries and other components
Why Your Application Security Program May Backfire
Commentary  |  7/2/2014  | 
You have to consider the human factor when youre designing security interventions, because the best intentions can have completely opposite consequences.
Infamous Banking Malware Adds Email-Sending Feature
News  |  7/1/2014  | 
Cridex -- a.k.a. Feodo and Bugat -- now has a more streamlined and automated way of infecting victims and stealing their information.
Microsoft Sues To Seize Domains Responsible For Millions Of Infections
News  |  7/1/2014  | 
Free Dynamic DNS provider No-IP fingered as major culprit in spread of Jenxcus and Bladabindi.
Hacker Movies We Love & Hate
Slideshows  |  7/1/2014  | 
Check out Dark Reading community members' favorite hacker movie hits and misses. Then add your picks in the comments section.


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CVE-2020-15105
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-10
Django Two-Factor Authentication before 1.12, stores the user's password in clear text in the user session (base64-encoded). The password is stored in the session when the user submits their username and password, and is removed once they complete authentication by entering a two-factor authenticati...
CVE-2020-11061
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-10
In Bareos Director less than or equal to 16.2.10, 17.2.9, 18.2.8, and 19.2.7, a heap overflow allows a malicious client to corrupt the director's memory via oversized digest strings sent during initialization of a verify job. Disabling verify jobs mitigates the problem. This issue is also patched in...
CVE-2020-4042
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-10
Bareos before version 19.2.8 and earlier allows a malicious client to communicate with the director without knowledge of the shared secret if the director allows client initiated connection and connects to the client itself. The malicious client can replay the Bareos director's cram-md5 challenge to...
CVE-2020-11081
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-10
osquery before version 4.4.0 enables a priviledge escalation vulnerability. If a Window system is configured with a PATH that contains a user-writable directory then a local user may write a zlib1.dll DLL, which osquery will attempt to load. Since osquery runs with elevated privileges this enables l...
CVE-2020-6114
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-10
An exploitable SQL injection vulnerability exists in the Admin Reports functionality of Glacies IceHRM v26.6.0.OS (Commit bb274de1751ffb9d09482fd2538f9950a94c510a) . A specially crafted HTTP request can cause SQL injection. An attacker can make an authenticated HTTP request to trigger this vulnerabi...