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US Prosecutors Investigate Facebook's Data-Sharing Deals
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The news follows a long, tumultuous period of scandal around Facebook and its privacy practices.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/14/2019
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The Case for Transparency in End-User License Agreements
Lysa Myers, Security Researcher, ESETCommentary
Why it behooves technology companies to consider EULAs as an opportunity to accurately inform customers about privacy issues and other important information.
By Lysa Myers Security Researcher, ESET, 3/13/2019
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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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Facebook Plans Makeover as Privacy-Focused Network
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
CEO Mark Zuckerberg published a lengthy post detailing the company's shift from open platform to privacy-focused communications.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/6/2019
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Artificial Intelligence: The Terminator of Malware
Chris Rouland, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Phosphorus CybersecurityCommentary
Is it possible that the combination of AI, facial recognition, and the coalescence of global mass-hack data could lead us toward a Skynet-like future?
By Chris Rouland Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Phosphorus Cybersecurity, 3/5/2019
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Startup Armor Scientific Launches Multifactor Identity System
Robert Lemos, Technology Journalist/Data ResearcherNews
Company aims to replace usernames and passwords by combining GPS location, biometrics, and keys issued through a blockchain-based network.
By Robert Lemos Technology Journalist/Data Researcher, 3/4/2019
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Encryption Offers Safe Haven for Criminals and Malware
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The same encryption that secures private enterprise data also provides security to malware authors and criminal networks.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 3/1/2019
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New Legislation Builds on California Data Breach Law
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
This bill requires businesses to notify consumers of compromised passport numbers and biometric data.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/22/2019
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Post-Quantum Crypto Standards Arent All About the Math
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
The industry needs to keep in mind the realities of hardware limits and transitional growing pains, according to Microsoft, Utimaco researchers.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 2/15/2019
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Scammers Fall in Love with Valentine's Day
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Online dating profiles and social media accounts add to the rich data sources that allow criminals to tailor attacks.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/13/2019
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70% of Consumers Want Biometrics in the Workplace
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
Speed, simplicity, and security underscore their desire, a new study shows.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 2/13/2019
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4 Payment Security Trends for 2019
Ellen Richey, Vice Chairman and Chief Risk Officer, VisaCommentary
Visa's chief risk officer anticipates some positive changes ahead.
By Ellen Richey Vice Chairman and Chief Risk Officer, Visa, 2/7/2019
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Over 59K Data Breaches Reported in EU Under GDPR
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
In addition, 91 reported fines have been imposed since the regulation went into effect last May.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/5/2019
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6 Security Tips Before You Put a Digital Assistant to Work
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
If you absolutely have to have Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant in your home, heed the following advice.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 2/4/2019
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Facebook Struggles in Privacy Class-Action Lawsuit
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Facebook's privacy disclosures "are quite vague" and should have been made more prominent, a federal judge argued.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/4/2019
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Why Privacy Is Hard Work
J. Trevor Hughes, President & CEO, IAPPCommentary
For Data Privacy Day, let's commit to a culture of privacy by design, nurtured by a knowledgeable team that can execute an effective operational compliance program.
By J. Trevor Hughes President & CEO, IAPP, 1/28/2019
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Internet Society to Issue Privacy Code of Conduct
Steve Zurier, Freelance WriterNews
In time for Data Privacy Day, on Monday, the nine-point guidance will offer insights into how companies can more effectively manage personal data.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 1/25/2019
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Satya Nadella: Privacy Is a Human Right
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
In a talk at the World Economic Forum, Microsoft's CEO voiced support for GDPR and expressed hope the United States creates a similar approach to privacy.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/25/2019
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Credential Compromises by the Numbers
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Recent statistics show just how much credential stealing has become a staple in the attacker playbook.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 1/25/2019
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The Fact and Fiction of Homomorphic Encryption
Ameesh Divatia, Co-Founder & CEO of BaffleCommentary
The approach's promise continues to entice cryptographers and academics. But don't expect it to help in the real world anytime soon.
By Ameesh Divatia Co-Founder & CEO of Baffle, 1/22/2019
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CVE-2019-6149
PUBLISHED: 2019-03-18
An unquoted search path vulnerability was identified in Lenovo Dynamic Power Reduction Utility prior to version 2.2.2.0 that could allow a malicious user with local access to execute code with administrative privileges.
CVE-2018-15509
PUBLISHED: 2019-03-18
Five9 Agent Desktop Plus 10.0.70 has Incorrect Access Control (issue 2 of 2).
CVE-2018-20806
PUBLISHED: 2019-03-17
Phamm (aka PHP LDAP Virtual Hosting Manager) 0.6.8 allows XSS via the login page (the /public/main.php action parameter).
CVE-2019-5616
PUBLISHED: 2019-03-15
CircuitWerkes Sicon-8, a hardware device used for managing electrical devices, ships with a web-based front-end controller and implements an authentication mechanism in JavaScript that is run in the context of a user's web browser.
CVE-2018-17882
PUBLISHED: 2019-03-15
An Integer overflow vulnerability exists in the batchTransfer function of a smart contract implementation for CryptoBotsBattle (CBTB), an Ethereum token. This vulnerability could be used by an attacker to create an arbitrary amount of tokens for any user.