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Content posted in March 2014
Community & A Virtual Handshake
Commentary  |  3/31/2014  | 
A secret handshake means you are part of a shared experience. That's what the Dark Reading community is all about.
Bit Errors & the Internet of Things
Commentary  |  3/31/2014  | 
Internet traffic, misdirected to malicious bitsquatted domains, has plagued computer security for years. The consequences will be even worse for the IoT.
Flying Naked: Why Most Web Apps Leave You Defenseless
Commentary  |  3/28/2014  | 
Even the best-funded and "mature" corporate AppSec programs aren't testing all their web applications and services. That leaves many applications with no real security in place.
A Cyber History Of The Ukraine Conflict
Commentary  |  3/27/2014  | 
The CTO for the US Cyber Consequences Unit offers a brief lesson in Russian geopolitics and related cyber flare-ups, and explains why we should be concerned.
Welcome To The New Dark Reading Information Security Community
Commentary  |  3/27/2014  | 
InformationWeek and Dark Reading join forces with security professionals to launch an interactive online community.
Don't Put Too Much Faith in Cyberinsurance
Commentary  |  3/26/2014  | 
Cyberinsurance is great for covering discrete costs like breach notifications and legal fees, but don't rely heavily on it for much else.
March Madness: Online Privacy Edition
Commentary  |  3/26/2014  | 
Say hello to the privacy revolution where an emerging backlash is being spurred by NSA spying, mass data collection and plain old common sense.
Cartoon: Strong Passwords
Commentary  |  3/26/2014  | 
Luck O' The Irish: Caption Contest Winners Announced
Commentary  |  3/20/2014  | 
A lot of blarney tinged with geek. And the winning caption is...
Voice, Proximity Key To Cutting
E-Payment Fraud
Commentary  |  3/18/2014  | 
While we wait for EMV, US companies should lay the groundwork for strong security.
EMV Is Coming. But Is It Too Little, Too Late?
Commentary  |  3/17/2014  | 
The Target/Neiman Marcus/Michael's Stores breach trifecta may have finally galvanized the US card payment industry. Too bad consumers are poised to change the game.
Safe Harbor, Lavabit & The Future Of Cloud Security
Commentary  |  3/14/2014  | 
For cloud computing to grow, we need a balance between individual privacy and control of data, and the government's ability to fight crime and terrorism. Persistent encryption may be the answer.
Your Cloud Was Breached. Now What?
Commentary  |  3/12/2014  | 
Youre not happy. You just experienced a breach. Heres how to keep calm and secure your cloud.
Snowden, Bitcoin, Data Breaches Foretell New Regulations
Commentary  |  3/12/2014  | 
It's inevitable that more businesses will be penalized for breaking customer trust. Is your enterprise prepared for new security laws?
Can We Control Our Digital Identities?
Commentary  |  3/11/2014  | 
The web and cloud need an identity layer for people to give us more control over our sprawling digital identities.
IT Generations: Communicating Across The Great Divide
Commentary  |  3/11/2014  | 
At 25 years old, the World Wide Web today presents unique challenges for millennials and crusty curmudgeons alike. Here's how geeks of any age can learn to talk to each other.
The Case For Browser-Based Access Controls
Commentary  |  3/7/2014  | 
Is "browser-ized" security a better defense against hackers than traditional methods? Check out these two examples.
Data Breach: Persistence Gives Hackers the Upper Hand
Commentary  |  3/5/2014  | 
Hackers are winning on speed and determination. But we can stack the odds in our favor by shifting the time frames of an attack. Here's how.
Name That Cartoon: Luck O' The Irish
Commentary  |  3/3/2014  | 
We provide the cartoon. You write the caption. Maybe you'll win a prize.


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CVE-2019-17660
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-16
A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in admin/translate/translateheader_view.php in LimeSurvey 3.19.1 and earlier allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the tolang parameter, as demonstrated by the index.php/admin/translate/sa/index/surveyid/336819/lang/ PATH_INFO.
CVE-2019-11281
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-16
Pivotal RabbitMQ, versions prior to v3.7.18, and RabbitMQ for PCF, versions 1.15.x prior to 1.15.13, versions 1.16.x prior to 1.16.6, and versions 1.17.x prior to 1.17.3, contain two components, the virtual host limits page, and the federation management UI, which do not properly sanitize user input...
CVE-2019-16521
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-16
The broken-link-checker plugin through 1.11.8 for WordPress (aka Broken Link Checker) is susceptible to Reflected XSS due to improper encoding and insertion of an HTTP GET parameter into HTML. The filter function on the page listing all detected broken links can be exploited by providing an XSS payl...
CVE-2019-16522
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-16
The eu-cookie-law plugin through 3.0.6 for WordPress (aka EU Cookie Law (GDPR)) is susceptible to Stored XSS due to improper encoding of several configuration options in the admin area and the displayed cookie consent message. This affects Font Color, Background Color, and the Disable Cookie text. A...
CVE-2019-16523
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-16
The events-manager plugin through 5.9.5 for WordPress (aka Events Manager) is susceptible to Stored XSS due to improper encoding and insertion of data provided to the attribute map_style of shortcodes (locations_map and events_map) provided by the plugin.