Commentary

Content posted in October 2011
Basic Baselining For Quick Situational Awareness
Commentary  |  10/28/2011  | 
Baselines can be extremely valuable in knowing what's going on within your network, but they can't help if they're not created -- start with the basics
UBS Finds Risk Management Stress Test Costly
Commentary  |  10/25/2011  | 
UBS failed to stop a single rogue trader from racking up $2 billion in losses. Yet, some experts argue that banks overall may be better than others at managing risk.
Sinkholing For Profit
Commentary  |  10/24/2011  | 
Concerns over the legality and ethics of security organizations that profit from their sinkhole operations
Does Cybercrime Pay?
Commentary  |  10/21/2011  | 
Turning a profit in today's underground economy remains tough. Here's why.
Authentication Reality Check
Commentary  |  10/18/2011  | 
Two-factor authentication products slow to catch on
On Trusting Certificate Authorities
Commentary  |  10/18/2011  | 
The time has come for a way to vet CAs by reputation
Authentication With Hardware
Commentary  |  10/18/2011  | 
Needed: a unified way for users to log in websites regardless of the device they are using
FFIEC Goes Beyond Traditional Authentication
Commentary  |  10/18/2011  | 
The FFIEC recommends that organizations provide additional business and fraud detection controls to offset weaknesses in authentication technology
Pro Pen Testing: The Zero-Knowledge Approach
Commentary  |  10/14/2011  | 
Special care must be taken in a penetration test that locates targets with 'zero-knowledge'
McAfee + NitroSecurity: SIEM Merger Done Right
Commentary  |  10/12/2011  | 
McAfee showcases the perfect security company merger by bringing out a SIEM offering that better anticipates an increasingly hostile world
Advanced Threats And Scenario-Based Penetration Testing
Commentary  |  10/12/2011  | 
Why your pen-test efforts probably aren't preparing you for the worst
DerbyCon Fosters Community -- Videos Available Online
Commentary  |  10/7/2011  | 
DerbyCon's successful first year reminds us of what the security community is all about: sharing and learning from others, promoting new ideas, and advancing the art of security
Steve Jobs And Tech Security
Commentary  |  10/6/2011  | 
Apple's products continue to highlight what relatively secure operating system environments look like.
Most Consumers Don't Lock Mobile Phone Via PIN
Commentary  |  10/4/2011  | 
44% of respondents say its's too much of a hassle, new survey reports.


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Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  4/19/2018
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Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark Reading,  4/19/2018
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CVE-2017-0290
Published: 2017-05-09
NScript in mpengine in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine with Engine Version before 1.1.13704.0, as used in Windows Defender and other products, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (type confusion and application crash) via crafted JavaScript code within ...

CVE-2016-10369
Published: 2017-05-08
unixsocket.c in lxterminal through 0.3.0 insecurely uses /tmp for a socket file, allowing a local user to cause a denial of service (preventing terminal launch), or possibly have other impact (bypassing terminal access control).

CVE-2016-8202
Published: 2017-05-08
A privilege escalation vulnerability in Brocade Fibre Channel SAN products running Brocade Fabric OS (FOS) releases earlier than v7.4.1d and v8.0.1b could allow an authenticated attacker to elevate the privileges of user accounts accessing the system via command line interface. With affected version...

CVE-2016-8209
Published: 2017-05-08
Improper checks for unusual or exceptional conditions in Brocade NetIron 05.8.00 and later releases up to and including 06.1.00, when the Management Module is continuously scanned on port 22, may allow attackers to cause a denial of service (crash and reload) of the management module.

CVE-2017-0890
Published: 2017-05-08
Nextcloud Server before 11.0.3 is vulnerable to an inadequate escaping leading to a XSS vulnerability in the search module. To be exploitable a user has to write or paste malicious content into the search dialogue.