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Will the US Adopt a National Privacy Law?
Seth P.  Berman, Partner, NutterCommentary
Probably not before the 2020 election. But keep an eye on this Congress as legislators debate how to define personal data and what limits to place on how companies use it.
By Seth P. Berman Partner, Nutter, 4/23/2019
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Facebook Accidentally Imported 1.5M Users' Email Data Sans Consent
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The social media giant says it did not access the imported data and is notifying affected users.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/18/2019
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Benefiting from Data Privacy Investments
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & CIO AdvisorCommentary
GDPR-ready companies experience lower overall costs associated with data breaches, research finds.
By Marc Wilczek Digital Strategist & CIO Advisor, 4/16/2019
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Home Office Apologizes for EU Citizen Data Exposure
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The Home Office has admitted to compromising private email addresses belonging to EU citizens hoping to settle in the UK.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/12/2019
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Senate Bill Would Ban Social Networks' Social Engineering Tricks
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Bill takes aim at tactics used to convince people to give up their personal data, designing games that addict kids, and more.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/10/2019
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Credential-Stuffing Attacks Behind 30 Billion Login Attempts in 2018
Robert Lemos, Technology Journalist/Data ResearcherNews
Using e-mail addresses and passwords from compromised sites, attackers most often targeted retail sites, video-streaming services, and entertainment companies, according to Akamai.
By Robert Lemos , 4/8/2019
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Microsoft Products Under EU Investigation About Data Collection
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new inquiry aims to determine whether contracts between Microsoft and EU organizations violate GDPR.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/8/2019
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Data Privacy Manifestos: Competitive Advantage or the Start of Something Bigger?
Andrea Little Limbago, Chief Social Scientist, VirtruCommentary
Facebook is the latest company to weigh in with a corporate manifesto focused on privacy. Though it's a welcome trend, only time will tell how many follow through.
By Andrea Little Limbago Chief Social Scientist, Virtru, 3/26/2019
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A Glass Ceiling? Not in Privacy
Rita Heimes, Data Protection Officer, Research Director & General Counsel, IAPPCommentary
According to a new study, female professionals in the US privacy profession outnumber males 53% to 47%.
By Rita Heimes Data Protection Officer, Research Director & General Counsel, IAPP, 3/25/2019
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Facebook Employees for Years Could See Millions of User Passwords in Plain Text
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
2,000 Facebook engineers or developers reportedly made some nine million internal queries for data elements with plain text passwords.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/21/2019
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What the Transition to Smart Cards Can Teach the US Healthcare Industry
Joram Borenstein & Rebecca Weintraub, General Manager of Microsoft's Cybersecurity Solutions Group & MD, Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical SchoolCommentary
Healthcare information security suffers from the inherent weakness of using passwords to guard information. Chip-based smart cards could change that.
By Joram Borenstein & Rebecca Weintraub General Manager of Microsoft's Cybersecurity Solutions Group & MD, Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, 3/21/2019
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TLS 1.3: A Good News/Bad News Scenario
Paula Musich, Research Director, Enterprise Management AssociatesCommentary
Stronger encryption standards are improving the privacy of data in motion, but enterprises will need to adapt their security architectures to maintain visibility into network traffic.
By Paula Musich Research Director, Enterprise Management Associates, 3/20/2019
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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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CVE-2019-11515
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-25
core/classes/db_backup.php in Gila CMS 1.10.1 allows admin/db_backup?download= absolute path traversal to read arbitrary files.
CVE-2019-11511
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-25
Zoho ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus before build 5708 has XSS via the mobile app API.
CVE-2019-11513
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-25
The File Manager in CMS Made Simple through 2.2.10 has Reflected XSS via the "New name" field in a Rename action.
CVE-2019-11514
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-25
User/Command/ConfirmEmailHandler.php in Flarum before 0.1.0-beta.8 mishandles invalidation of user email tokens.
CVE-2019-11506
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-24
In GraphicsMagick from version 1.3.30 to 1.4 snapshot-20190403 Q8, there is a heap-based buffer overflow in the function WriteMATLABImage of coders/mat.c, which allows an attacker to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted image file. This is related to Expo...