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Evidence in Starwood/Marriott Breach May Point to China
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
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, Freelance writerNews
Information security groups often underestimate or overestimate the true value of data assets, making it harder to prioritize controls.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 11/28/2018
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Barclays, Walmart Join New $85M Innovation Coalition
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Innovation incubator Team8 recruits major partners, investors to create new products that help businesses 'thrive by security.'
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/23/2018
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Oracle Issues Massive Collection of Critical Security Updates
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The software updates from Oracle address a record number of vulnerabilities.
By Dark Reading Staff , 10/17/2018
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GAO Says Equifax Missed Flaws, Intrusion in Massive Breach
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A report from the Government Accountability Office details the issues found and opportunities missed in the huge 2017 Equifax data breach.
By Dark Reading Staff , 9/10/2018
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T-Mobile Hit With Customer Information Hack
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Approximately 2 million users said to be affected.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/24/2018
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Data Privacy Careers Are Helping to Close the IT Gender Gap
Dana Simberkoff, Chief Risk, Privacy, and Information Security Officer, AvePoint, Inc.Commentary
There are three main reasons why the field has been more welcoming for women. Can other tech areas step up?
By Dana Simberkoff Chief Risk, Privacy, and Information Security Officer, AvePoint, Inc., 8/20/2018
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Australian Teen Hacked Apple Network
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Yale Discloses Data Breach
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The university discloses that someone stole personal information a long time ago.
By Dark Reading Staff , 7/31/2018
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US-CERT Warns of ERP Application Hacking
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
ERP applications such as Oracle and SAP's are open to exploit and under attack, according to a new report referenced in a US-CERT warning.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 7/25/2018
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HR Services Firm ComplyRight Suffers Major Data Breach
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
More than 7,500 customer companies were affected, and the number of individuals whose information was leaked is unknown.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 7/20/2018
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GDPR Oddsmakers: Who, Where, When Will Enforcement Hit First?
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The GDPR grace period ends today. Experts take their best guesses on when data protection authorities will strike - and what kind of organizations will be first to feel the sting of the EU privacy law.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 5/25/2018
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Encryption is Necessary, Tools and Tips Make It Easier
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
In the InteropITX conference, a speaker provided tips, tools, and incentives for moving to pervasive encryption in the enterprise.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 5/3/2018
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12 Trends Shaping Identity Management
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark Reading
As IAM companies try to stretch 'identity context' into all points of the cybersecurity market, identity is becoming 'its own solar system.'
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 4/26/2018
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Serverless Architectures: A Paradigm Shift in Application Security
Ory Segal, CTO, PureSecCommentary
"Serverless" forces software architects and developers to approach security by building it in rather than bolting it on. But there is a downside.
By Ory Segal CTO, PureSec, 4/9/2018
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Electric Utility Hit with Record Fine for Vulnerabilities
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An unnamed power company has consented to a record fine for leaving critical records exposed.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/14/2018
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CVE-2018-20228
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-19
Subsonic V6.1.5 allows internetRadioSettings.view streamUrl CSRF, with resultant SSRF.
CVE-2018-20230
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-19
An issue was discovered in PSPP 1.2.0. There is a heap-based buffer overflow at the function read_bytes_internal in utilities/pspp-dump-sav.c, which allows attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact.
CVE-2018-20231
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-19
Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF) in the two-factor-authentication plugin before 1.3.13 for WordPress allows remote attackers to disable 2FA via the tfa_enable_tfa parameter due to missing nonce validation.
CVE-2018-20227
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-19
RDF4J 2.4.2 allows Directory Traversal via ../ in an entry in a ZIP archive.
CVE-2018-19790
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-18
An open redirect was discovered in Symfony 2.7.x before 2.7.50, 2.8.x before 2.8.49, 3.x before 3.4.20, 4.0.x before 4.0.15, 4.1.x before 4.1.9 and 4.2.x before 4.2.1. By using backslashes in the `_failure_path` input field of login forms, an attacker can work around the redirection target restricti...