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
Yahoo Reveals Nation State-Borne Data Breach Affecting A Half-Billion Users
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Kelly Jackson Higgins
50%
50%
Kelly Jackson Higgins,
User Rank: Strategist
9/26/2016 | 9:03:24 AM
Re: Most passwords hashed?
It will be interesting to see what if anything Verizon does security-wise for Yahoo customer accounts.
Whoopty
50%
50%
Whoopty,
User Rank: Ninja
9/26/2016 | 7:37:34 AM
Re: Most passwords hashed?
Agreed, such negligence should be criminal in the age of information security we are currently in. For a company like Yahoo which has been in the game for several decades at this point, to not employ basic security for its user's information is a complete travesty. 
Dr.T
50%
50%
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
9/25/2016 | 9:35:47 AM
Re: Yahoo Hack
Also , maybe Verizon will start having additional bargaining power from this point forward, there is a prestige issue now.
Dr.T
50%
50%
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
9/25/2016 | 9:34:53 AM
2 years?
I would thinks there may be a possibility that they have not known until hackers started selling information, 2 years would make sense if that is the case.
Dr.T
50%
50%
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
9/25/2016 | 9:34:04 AM
Re: Yahoo Hack
Agrees. Identifying attacks really takes time, so I would see how it would happen.
Dr.T
50%
50%
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
9/25/2016 | 9:33:08 AM
Re: Yahoo Hack
I would think revealing it at this time is the worst time for them.
Dr.T
50%
50%
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
9/25/2016 | 9:32:17 AM
Most passwords hashed?
I hope he is kidding, what world are they living in? They should have told us that some of our passwords may not be hashed in the first place before we sign up with an account.
Kelly Jackson Higgins
50%
50%
Kelly Jackson Higgins,
User Rank: Strategist
9/23/2016 | 4:16:52 PM
Re: Yahoo Hack
The timing is suspect, for sure. But as we know, most companies don't find out about nation-state attacks until long after they first get in. And even if they detect & eradicate, they may not completely eradicate them.
JaredA449
100%
0%
JaredA449,
User Rank: Apprentice
9/22/2016 | 9:13:54 PM
Yahoo Hack
I find it wild that Yahoo did not know about or reveal information about the hack until just proir to selling the comapny to verizon for $4.8 billion dollars.  Im not sure how likly it was that they knew nothing for 2 years. 


How Attackers Could Use Azure Apps to Sneak into Microsoft 365
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  3/24/2020
Malicious USB Drive Hides Behind Gift Card Lure
Dark Reading Staff 3/27/2020
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Write a Caption, Win a Starbucks Card! Click Here
Latest Comment: This comment is waiting for review by our moderators.
Current Issue
6 Emerging Cyber Threats That Enterprises Face in 2020
This Tech Digest gives an in-depth look at six emerging cyber threats that enterprises could face in 2020. Download your copy today!
Flash Poll
State of Cybersecurity Incident Response
State of Cybersecurity Incident Response
Data breaches and regulations have forced organizations to pay closer attention to the security incident response function. However, security leaders may be overestimating their ability to detect and respond to security incidents. Read this report to find out more.
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2020-10940
PUBLISHED: 2020-03-27
Local Privilege Escalation can occur in PHOENIX CONTACT PORTICO SERVER through 3.0.7 when installed to run as a service.
CVE-2020-10939
PUBLISHED: 2020-03-27
Insecure, default path permissions in PHOENIX CONTACT PC WORX SRT through 1.14 allow for local privilege escalation.
CVE-2020-6095
PUBLISHED: 2020-03-27
An exploitable denial of service vulnerability exists in the GstRTSPAuth functionality of GStreamer/gst-rtsp-server 1.14.5. A specially crafted RTSP setup request can cause a null pointer deference resulting in denial-of-service. An attacker can send a malicious packet to trigger this vulnerability.
CVE-2020-10817
PUBLISHED: 2020-03-27
The custom-searchable-data-entry-system (aka Custom Searchable Data Entry System) plugin through 1.7.1 for WordPress allows SQL Injection. NOTE: this product is discontinued.
CVE-2020-10952
PUBLISHED: 2020-03-27
GitLab EE/CE 8.11 through 12.9.1 allows blocked users to pull/push docker images.