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Content posted in July 2015
Closing The Gap Between Security & Networking Ops: 5 Best Practices
Commentary  |  7/30/2015  | 
If your factions are warring, theres a lot you can do about it. Heres how -- and why you cant afford to wait.
Code Theft: Protecting IP At The Source
Commentary  |  7/29/2015  | 
Your corporate assets are at risk and every day that you avoid taking action shortens the time until your IP will be leaked. Here are six steps toward better data security.
How To Put Data At The Heart Of Your Security Practice
Commentary  |  7/28/2015  | 
First step: A good set of questions that seek out objective, measurable answers.
The First 24 Hours In The Wake Of A Data Breach
Commentary  |  7/27/2015  | 
There is a direct correlation between how quickly an organization can identify and contain a data breach and the financial consequences that may result.
Internet of Things: Anything You Track Could Be Used Against You
Commentary  |  7/23/2015  | 
Lawyers not security advocates have fired the first salvos over wearable tech privacy. The results may surprise you.
Finding The ROI Of Threat Intelligence: 5 Steps
Commentary  |  7/22/2015  | 
Advice from a former SOC manager on how to leverage threat intel without increasing the bottom line.
Times Running Out For The $76 Billion Detection Industry
Commentary  |  7/21/2015  | 
The one strategy that can deliver the needle to the security team without the haystack is prevention.
Detection: A Balanced Approach For Mitigating Risk
Commentary  |  7/21/2015  | 
Only detection and response can complete the security picture that begins with prevention.
How I Learned To Love Active Defense
Commentary  |  7/20/2015  | 
Yes, traditional cyber defenses can be effective. They just need to be a little more active.
Mobile App Security: 4 Critical Issues
Commentary  |  7/17/2015  | 
Securing the mobile workforce in the age of BYOD is no easy task. You can begin with these four measures.
The Insiders: A Rogues Gallery
Commentary  |  7/16/2015  | 
You can defend against an insider threat if you know where to look.
The End Of Whac-A-Mole: From Incident Response To Strategic Intelligence
Commentary  |  7/15/2015  | 
In the face of mounting cybercrime, hacktivism, and espionage, network defenders need to transform their tactical IR groups into full-scale cyber intelligence teams.
Inside A Vicious DDoS Attack
Commentary  |  7/14/2015  | 
What it's really like to fend off a relentless distributed denial-of-service attack.
Dark Reading Radio: Firewall Smackdown
Commentary  |  7/13/2015  | 
Is there a future for the venerable firewall? Security CEOs Asaf Cidon of Sookasa and Jody Brazil of FireMon debate the issues in our latest radio show.
Black Hat For Beginners: 4 Tips
Commentary  |  7/10/2015  | 
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. But for newbies, these helpful hints will make sure you get the most out of the Black Hat USA experience.
Creating Your Own Threat Intel Through Hunting & Visualization
Commentary  |  7/9/2015  | 
How security analysts armed with a visual interface can use data science to find hidden attacks and the unknown unknowns.
The Role of the Board In Cybersecurity: Learn, Ensure, Inspect
Commentary  |  7/8/2015  | 
Board members of the most forward-thinking U.S. companies are not just throwing money at the mounting problem of managing cyber risk.
Twitter Chat: How To Prepare For A Cyberattack
Commentary  |  7/7/2015  | 
Join the GTEC and Dark Reading Twitter chat, "Is It Possible to Prepare for a Cyber Attack?" on Wednesday, July 8 from 2-3pm EST, using the #GTECCHAT hashtag.
The Rise Of Social Media Botnets
Commentary  |  7/7/2015  | 
In the social Internet, building a legion of interconnected bots -- all accessible from a single computer -- is quicker and easier than ever before.
In The Cyber Realm, Lets Be Knights Not Blacksmiths
Commentary  |  7/2/2015  | 
Why the Internet of Things is our chance to finally get information security right.
Why We Need In-depth SAP Security Training
Commentary  |  7/1/2015  | 
SAP and Oracle are releasing tons of patches every month, but are enterprises up to this complex task? I have my doubts.


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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...