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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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Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  11/23/2020
Cloud Security Startup Lightspin Emerges From Stealth
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  11/24/2020
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CVE-2020-29378
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-29
An issue was discovered on V-SOL V1600D V2.03.69 and V2.03.57, V1600D4L V1.01.49, V1600D-MINI V1.01.48, V1600G1 V2.0.7 and V1.9.7, and V1600G2 V1.1.4 OLT devices. It is possible to elevate the privilege of a CLI user (to full administrative access) by using the password [email protected]#y$z%x6x7q8c9z) for the e...
CVE-2020-29379
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-29
An issue was discovered on V-SOL V1600D4L V1.01.49 and V1600D-MINI V1.01.48 OLT devices. During the process of updating the firmware, the update script starts a telnetd -l /bin/sh process that does not require authentication for TELNET access.
CVE-2020-29380
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-29
An issue was discovered on V-SOL V1600D V2.03.69 and V2.03.57, V1600D4L V1.01.49, V1600D-MINI V1.01.48, V1600G1 V2.0.7 and V1.9.7, and V1600G2 V1.1.4 OLT devices. TELNET is offered by default but SSH is not always available. An attacker can intercept passwords sent in cleartext and conduct a man-in-...
CVE-2020-29381
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-29
An issue was discovered on V-SOL V1600D V2.03.69 and V2.03.57, V1600D4L V1.01.49, V1600D-MINI V1.01.48, V1600G1 V2.0.7 and V1.9.7, and V1600G2 V1.1.4 OLT devices. Command injection can occur in "upload tftp syslog" and "upload tftp configuration" in the CLI via a crafted filename...
CVE-2020-29382
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-29
An issue was discovered on V-SOL V1600D V2.03.69 and V2.03.57, V1600G1 V2.0.7 and V1.9.7, and V1600G2 V1.1.4 OLT devices. A hardcoded RSA private key (specific to V1600D, V1600G1, and V1600G2) is contained in the firmware images.