Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Comments
Defending Against Identity Theft In The Military
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
LysaMyers
50%
50%
LysaMyers,
User Rank: Author
5/6/2014 | 1:28:09 PM
Re: Away from home.
I wasn't able to find any indication either way, aside from some online Military-focused articles. Maybe someone out there reading this has some more insight?
Randy Naramore
100%
0%
Randy Naramore,
User Rank: Ninja
5/5/2014 | 3:37:41 PM
Re: Away from home.
Agree totally, protecting our military servicemen and servicewomen's livelihood while they are deployed is the least we can do for all they do for us.
Robert McDougal
100%
0%
Robert McDougal,
User Rank: Ninja
5/5/2014 | 2:39:37 PM
Re: Away from home.
Do you happen to know what if any security awareness training is offered to our soldiers?  Personally, other than in your article, I have never heard of the "Active Duty" credit freeze.  If there isn't any training, on this all too important topic, offered to our soldiers then I am ashamed of our government.

 
LysaMyers
50%
50%
LysaMyers,
User Rank: Author
5/5/2014 | 12:40:30 PM
Re: Away from home.
With the "Active Duty" alert, they get something stronger to protect themselves, as it not just monitors but freezes credit. But right now, it's "opt-in" rather than "opt-out" and many service members may not know about the option at all. I heartily agree it would be beneficial to all of us if there was something stronger available to protect people in the military. At least more education and encouragement to use the options that are already out there.
Robert McDougal
100%
0%
Robert McDougal,
User Rank: Ninja
5/5/2014 | 11:54:28 AM
Away from home.
Another issue that makes it easier for a soldiers identity to be stolen is the fact that many of them are outside the country for months at a time.  During this time an attacker can use the soldiers identity to perform a large variety of fraud that could go undetected for months or even years.

As a result, I propose that the federal government enlist the services of credit monitoring services for our deployed service men and women.  I know this is a cost, but what is the cost of not protecting them when they are out of the country?


COVID-19: Latest Security News & Commentary
Dark Reading Staff 10/23/2020
7 Tips for Choosing Security Metrics That Matter
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer,  10/19/2020
Russian Military Officers Unmasked, Indicted for High-Profile Cyberattack Campaigns
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  10/19/2020
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Current Issue
Special Report: Computing's New Normal
This special report examines how IT security organizations have adapted to the "new normal" of computing and what the long-term effects will be. Read it and get a unique set of perspectives on issues ranging from new threats & vulnerabilities as a result of remote working to how enterprise security strategy will be affected long term.
Flash Poll
How IT Security Organizations are Attacking the Cybersecurity Problem
How IT Security Organizations are Attacking the Cybersecurity Problem
The COVID-19 pandemic turned the world -- and enterprise computing -- on end. Here's a look at how cybersecurity teams are retrenching their defense strategies, rebuilding their teams, and selecting new technologies to stop the oncoming rise of online attacks.
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2020-24847
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
A Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) vulnerability is identified in FruityWifi through 2.4. Due to a lack of CSRF protection in page_config_adv.php, an unauthenticated attacker can lure the victim to visit his website by social engineering or another attack vector. Due to this issue, an unauthenticat...
CVE-2020-24848
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
FruityWifi through 2.4 has an unsafe Sudo configuration [(ALL : ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL]. This allows an attacker to perform a system-level (root) local privilege escalation, allowing an attacker to gain complete persistent access to the local system.
CVE-2020-5990
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
NVIDIA GeForce Experience, all versions prior to 3.20.5.70, contains a vulnerability in the ShadowPlay component which may lead to local privilege escalation, code execution, denial of service or information disclosure.
CVE-2020-25483
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
An arbitrary command execution vulnerability exists in the fopen() function of file writes of UCMS v1.4.8, where an attacker can gain access to the server.
CVE-2020-5977
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
NVIDIA GeForce Experience, all versions prior to 3.20.5.70, contains a vulnerability in NVIDIA Web Helper NodeJS Web Server in which an uncontrolled search path is used to load a node module, which may lead to code execution, denial of service, escalation of privileges, and information disclosure.