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Misconfigured Ladders Database Exposed 13M User Records
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Job-hunting site Ladders leaves job seeker data exposed on the Internet.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/2/2019
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Unknown, Unprotected Database Exposes Info on 80 Million US Households
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A database with no login required has been found to contain names, addresses, age, and more for over 80 million U.S. households.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/29/2019
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App Exposes Wi-Fi Credentials for Thousands of Private Networks
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A database used by WiFi Finder was left open and unprotected on the Internet.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/23/2019
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Data on Thousands of Law Enforcement Personnel Exposed in Breach
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Unknown hackers broke into databases of nonprofit and have posted online personal info on FBI, Secret Service, Capitol Police, US Park Police, others.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/15/2019
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In Security, All Logs Are Not Created Equal
Joe Partlow, Chief Technology Officer, ReliaQuestCommentary
Prioritizing key log sources goes a long way toward effective incident response.
By Joe Partlow Chief Technology Officer, ReliaQuest, 4/11/2019
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40% of Organizations Not Doing Enough to Protect Office 365 Data
Steve Zurier, Contributing WriterNews
Companies could be leaving themselves vulnerable by not using third-party data backup tools, a new report finds.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 3/28/2019
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Enterprise Data Encryption Hits All-time High
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A new report by the Ponemon Institute shows 45% of organizations have a comprehensive encryption policy in place.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/28/2019
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Tidying Expert Marie Kondo: Cybersecurity Guru?
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The "KonMari" method of decluttering can be a huge step toward greater security, according to a growing number of executives.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 3/28/2019
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763M Email Addresses Exposed in Latest Database Misconfiguration Episode
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
MongoDB once again used by database admin who opens unencrypted database to the whole world.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 3/11/2019
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Hackers Break into System That Houses College Application Data
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More than 900 colleges and universities use Slate, owned by Technolutions, to collect and manage information on applicants.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/11/2019
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Debunking 5 Myths About Zero Trust Security
Torsten George, Cybersecurity Evangelist at CentrifyCommentary
Rather than "trust but verify," a zero trust model assumes that attackers will inevitably get in if they aren't already. However, several misconceptions are impeding its adoption.
By Torsten George Cybersecurity Evangelist at Centrify, 3/7/2019
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Lockpath Advocates Benefits of Continuous Security Management
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Risk management and compliance technologies emerge from the intersection of technology, security, and regulation; continuous security management helps professionals from multiple departments and disciplines access the info they need, when they need it, according to Sam Abadir of Lockpath.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/6/2019
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Airbus Employee Info Exposed in Data Breach
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Few details as yet on a cyberattack that hit Airbus' commercial aircraft business.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/31/2019
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Rubrik Data Leak is Another Cloud Misconfiguration Horror Story
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A server security mishap exposed vast stores of data belonging to clients of Rubrik, a security and cloud management firm.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/30/2019
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Evidence in Starwood/Marriott Breach May Point to China
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Attackers used methods, tools previously used by known Chinese hackers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/6/2018
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Starwood Breach Reaction Focuses on 4-Year Dwell
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The unusually long dwell time in the Starwood breach has implications for both parent company Marriott International and the companies watching to learn from.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 12/5/2018
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Quora Breach Exposes Information of 100 Million Users
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The massive breach has exposed passwords for millions who didn't remember having a Quora account.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/4/2018
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First Lawsuits Filed in Starwood Hotels' Breach
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Class-action suits have been filed on behalf of guests and shareholders, with more expected.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/3/2018
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Massive Starwood Hotels Breach Hits 500 Million Guests
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Among the unknowns: who is behind the breach and how many of the affected records have been sold or used by criminals.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 11/30/2018
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Incorrect Assessments of Data Value Putting Organizations at Risk
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Information security groups often underestimate or overestimate the true value of data assets, making it harder to prioritize controls.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 11/28/2018
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CVE-2019-12198
PUBLISHED: 2019-05-20
In GoHttp through 2017-07-25, there is a stack-based buffer over-read via a long User-Agent header.
CVE-2019-12185
PUBLISHED: 2019-05-20
eLabFTW 1.8.5 is vulnerable to arbitrary file uploads via the /app/controllers/EntityController.php component. This may result in remote command execution. An attacker can use a user account to fully compromise the system using a POST request. This will allow for PHP files to be written to the web r...
CVE-2019-12184
PUBLISHED: 2019-05-19
There is XSS in browser/components/MarkdownPreview.js in BoostIO Boostnote 0.11.15 via a label named flowchart, sequence, gallery, or chart, as demonstrated by a crafted SRC attribute of an IFRAME element, a different vulnerability than CVE-2019-12136.
CVE-2019-12173
PUBLISHED: 2019-05-18
MacDown 0.7.1 (870) allows remote code execution via a file:\\\ URI, with a .app pathname, in the HREF attribute of an A element. This is different from CVE-2019-12138.
CVE-2019-12172
PUBLISHED: 2019-05-17
Typora 0.9.9.21.1 (1913) allows arbitrary code execution via a modified file: URL syntax in the HREF attribute of an AREA element, as demonstrated by file:\\\ on macOS or Linux, or file://C| on Windows. This is different from CVE-2019-12137.