Comments
FTC Opens Probe into Equifax Data Breach
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
REISEN1955
50%
50%
REISEN1955,
User Rank: Ninja
9/20/2017 | 1:52:49 PM
Re: Inexcusable
And i have never read of a security hack on an old Novell server!!!
gwilson001
50%
50%
gwilson001,
User Rank: Strategist
9/20/2017 | 1:48:21 PM
Re: Inexcusable
I too was a Novell Engineer many years ago and remember how painful setting up or migrating those servers could be.  In fact just setting up printing was a chore in those days!
REISEN1955
0%
100%
REISEN1955,
User Rank: Ninja
9/20/2017 | 8:57:49 AM
Re: Inexcusable
I love the comment that the patch would have involved a non-trivial amount of effort.  OH, my heart doth bleed for the poor IT folks.  I remember full weekend migrations of Novell servers and while hard, it was --- well --- WHAT WE WERE PAID FOR!!!!  Stayed overnight in a hotel for that migration too.  While these efforts are not common --- they are part of our job.  
gwilson001
100%
0%
gwilson001,
User Rank: Strategist
9/19/2017 | 8:39:11 PM
Re: Inexcusable
Agreed, Equifax should not be allowed to continue as a business.  They have shown total negligence in securely storing data we did not give them explicit permission to store.  There's nothing they can do to restore confidence in their ability to house sensitive data.   Considering the power they have held over consumers credit, why should they get a second chance?  A funny side note: LifeLock is selling a product to monitor your credit for negative activity related to this event - LifeLock is simply rebranding the Equifax monitoring service and selling it to consumers.
TVUONG495
100%
0%
TVUONG495,
User Rank: Apprentice
9/15/2017 | 11:40:31 AM
Java and Open Source
The use of Java is a love/hate relationship.  It seems applying java updates is about 80% sure that it will break some applications in use within organization.  The Open Sources usage is also questionable in an organization like Equifax for extremely confidential information is kept and they are using software that everybody in the world has access to the source code of that software.  It just does not sit well.

Many orgranization have to fully regression test anything in Java because of its history of breaking things with each update and version.
JoeM066
100%
0%
JoeM066,
User Rank: Strategist
9/15/2017 | 10:09:28 AM
Inexcusable
This is one of three major credit reporting agencies that hold all of our personal data and they don't even require our explicit permission to hold it. Equifax deserves to lose it all over this breach. We can get by with just two major credit reporting agencies.


New Cold Boot Attack Gives Hackers the Keys to PCs, Macs
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  9/13/2018
Yahoo Class-Action Suits Set for Settlement
Dark Reading Staff 9/17/2018
RDP Ports Prove Hot Commodities on the Dark Web
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  9/17/2018
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
Flash Poll
How Data Breaches Affect the Enterprise
How Data Breaches Affect the Enterprise
This report, offers new data on the frequency of data breaches, the losses they cause, and the steps that organizations are taking to prevent them in the future. Read the report today!
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2018-17182
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-19
An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel through 4.18.8. The vmacache_flush_all function in mm/vmacache.c mishandles sequence number overflows. An attacker can trigger a use-after-free (and possibly gain privileges) via certain thread creation, map, unmap, invalidation, and dereference operations...
CVE-2018-17144
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-19
Bitcoin Core 0.14.x before 0.14.3, 0.15.x before 0.15.2, and 0.16.x before 0.16.3 and Bitcoin Knots 0.14.x through 0.16.x before 0.16.3 allow a remote denial of service (application crash) exploitable by miners via duplicate input. An attacker can make bitcoind or Bitcoin-Qt crash.
CVE-2017-3912
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-18
Bypassing password security vulnerability in McAfee Application and Change Control (MACC) 7.0.1 and 6.2.0 allows authenticated users to perform arbitrary command execution via a command-line utility.
CVE-2018-6690
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-18
Accessing, modifying, or executing executable files vulnerability in Microsoft Windows client in McAfee Application and Change Control (MACC) 8.0.0 Hotfix 4 and earlier allows authenticated users to execute arbitrary code via file transfer from external system.
CVE-2018-6693
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-18
An unprivileged user can delete arbitrary files on a Linux system running ENSLTP 10.5.1, 10.5.0, and 10.2.3 Hotfix 1246778 and earlier. By exploiting a time of check to time of use (TOCTOU) race condition during a specific scanning sequence, the unprivileged user is able to perform a privilege escal...