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Content posted in February 2015
Cyber Intelligence: Defining What You Know
Commentary  |  2/27/2015  | 
Too often management settles for security data about things that are assumed rather than things you can prove or that you know are definitely wrong.
How To Reduce Spam & Phishing With DMARC
Commentary  |  2/26/2015  | 
Providers of more than 3 billion email boxes have taken up a new Internet protocol to help put trust back into electronic messaging.
Customers Arent the Only Victims: 5 Stages Of Data Breach Grief
Commentary  |  2/25/2015  | 
What can we learn from organizations that have experienced a data beach? For one thing, infosec teams on the front lines of cyber security are also victims.
From Hacking Systems To Hacking People
Commentary  |  2/24/2015  | 
New low-tech attack methods like visual hacking demand an information security environment that values data privacy and a self-policing culture.
Blackhat, The Movie: Good, Bad & Ridiculous
Commentary  |  2/23/2015  | 
It didnt take home an Oscar, but in some instances Blackhat was right on point. Still, a white-hat hacker with the skills to take out armed opponents?
Who Cares Whos Behind A Data Breach?
Commentary  |  2/20/2015  | 
Attribution takes a long time, a lot of work, and a healthy dose of luck. But is it worth the effort?
Our Governments Are Making Us More Vulnerable
Commentary  |  2/19/2015  | 
Stuxnet opened Pandoras box and today state-sponsored cyber security policies continue to put us at risk. Here are three reasons why.
How We Can Prevent Another Anthem Breach
Commentary  |  2/18/2015  | 
Two things could have mitigated the damage and maybe even prevented any loss at all: behavioral analysis and context-aware access control.
How To Get More Involved In The IT Security Community
Commentary  |  2/18/2015  | 
Dark Reading Radio offers tips on how to network with your IT security peers, learn more about the industry and the profession, and participate in community outreach
Why The USA Hacks
Commentary  |  2/17/2015  | 
The U.S. government views cyberspace as just another theater of war akin to air, land and sea, and it operates in the domain for one basic reason: national defense.
Sony Hack: Poster Child For A New Era Of Cyber Attacks
Commentary  |  2/13/2015  | 
What made the Sony breach unique is the combination of four common tactics into a single orchestrated campaign designed to bend a victim to the will of the attackers.
A Winning Strategy: Must Patch, Should Patch, Can't Patch
Commentary  |  2/11/2015  | 
The best way to have a significant impact on your company's security posture is to develop an organized effort for patching vulnerabilities.
How Malware Bypasses Our Most Advanced Security Measures
Commentary  |  2/10/2015  | 
We unpack three common attack vectors and five evasion detection techniques.
Bridging the Cybersecurity Skills Gap: 3 Big Steps
Commentary  |  2/9/2015  | 
The stakes are high. Establishing clear pathways into the industry, standardizing jobs, and assessing skills will require industry-wide consensus and earnest collaboration.
Why Israel Hacks
Commentary  |  2/5/2015  | 
Israel's tenuous position in the world drives its leaders to stay ahead of its cyber adversaries, chief among them the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Shifting Paradigms: The Case for Cyber Counter-Intelligence
Commentary  |  2/4/2015  | 
Cyber Counter-Intelligence and traditional information security share many aspects. But CCI picks up where infosec ends -- with an emphasis on governance, automation, timeliness, and reporting.
Proposed Federal Data Breach Law Is Nice Gesture But No Panacea
Commentary  |  2/3/2015  | 
President Obamas SOTU proposal demonstrates the growing importance of data protection for individuals but does little to address compliance complexities for business.


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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 ...

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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...

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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.