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Federal Photos Filched in Contractor Breach
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Data should never have been on subcontractor's servers, says Customs and Border Protection.
By Dark Reading Staff , 6/10/2019
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Flipboard Confirms Two Hacks, Prompts Password Resets
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The company reports two incidents affected a subset of its users and is resetting passwords for involved accounts.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/29/2019
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GandCrab Gets a SQL Update
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
A new attack is found that uses MySQL as part of the attack chain in a GandCrab ransomware infection.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 5/28/2019
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Data Asset Management: What Do You Really Need?
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
At Interop, a cybersecurity and privacy leader explains her approach to data management and governance at a massive, decentralized company.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 5/22/2019
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49 Million Instagram Influencer Records Exposed in Open Database
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An AWS-hosted database was configured with no username or password required for access to personal data.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/21/2019
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Misconfigured Ladders Database Exposed 13M User Records
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Job-hunting site Ladders leaves job seeker data exposed on the Internet.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/2/2019
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Unknown, Unprotected Database Exposes Info on 80 Million US Households
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A database with no login required has been found to contain names, addresses, age, and more for over 80 million U.S. households.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/29/2019
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App Exposes Wi-Fi Credentials for Thousands of Private Networks
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A database used by WiFi Finder was left open and unprotected on the Internet.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/23/2019
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Data on Thousands of Law Enforcement Personnel Exposed in Breach
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Unknown hackers broke into databases of nonprofit and have posted online personal info on FBI, Secret Service, Capitol Police, US Park Police, others.
By Dark Reading Staff , 4/15/2019
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In Security, All Logs Are Not Created Equal
Joe Partlow, Chief Technology Officer, ReliaQuestCommentary
Prioritizing key log sources goes a long way toward effective incident response.
By Joe Partlow Chief Technology Officer, ReliaQuest, 4/11/2019
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40% of Organizations Not Doing Enough to Protect Office 365 Data
Steve Zurier, Contributing WriterNews
Companies could be leaving themselves vulnerable by not using third-party data backup tools, a new report finds.
By Steve Zurier Contributing Writer, 3/28/2019
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Enterprise Data Encryption Hits All-time High
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A new report by the Ponemon Institute shows 45% of organizations have a comprehensive encryption policy in place.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/28/2019
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Tidying Expert Marie Kondo: Cybersecurity Guru?
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
The "KonMari" method of decluttering can be a huge step toward greater security, according to a growing number of executives.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 3/28/2019
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763M Email Addresses Exposed in Latest Database Misconfiguration Episode
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
MongoDB once again used by database admin who opens unencrypted database to the whole world.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 3/11/2019
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Hackers Break into System That Houses College Application Data
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More than 900 colleges and universities use Slate, owned by Technolutions, to collect and manage information on applicants.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/11/2019
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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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Lockpath Advocates Benefits of Continuous Security Management
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Risk management and compliance technologies emerge from the intersection of technology, security, and regulation; continuous security management helps professionals from multiple departments and disciplines access the info they need, when they need it, according to Sam Abadir of Lockpath.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/6/2019
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Airbus Employee Info Exposed in Data Breach
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Few details as yet on a cyberattack that hit Airbus' commercial aircraft business.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/31/2019
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Rubrik Data Leak is Another Cloud Misconfiguration Horror Story
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
A server security mishap exposed vast stores of data belonging to clients of Rubrik, a security and cloud management firm.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/30/2019
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Evidence in Starwood/Marriott Breach May Point to China
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Attackers used methods, tools previously used by known Chinese hackers.
By Dark Reading Staff , 12/6/2018
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PUBLISHED: 2019-06-19
Vulnerability in the Oracle WebLogic Server component of Oracle Fusion Middleware (subcomponent: Web Services). Supported versions that are affected are, and Easily exploitable vulnerability allows unauthenticated attacker with network access via HTTP to compromise ...
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-19
Dell EMC Avamar ADMe Web Interface 1.0.50 and 1.0.51 are affected by an LFI vulnerability which may allow a malicious user to download arbitrary files from the affected system by sending a specially crafted request to the Web Interface application.
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-19
Cloud Foundry UAA, versions prior to 73.0.0, falls back to appending ?unknown.org? to a user's email address when one is not provided and the user name does not contain an @ character. This domain is held by a private company, which leads to attack vectors including password recovery emails sent to ...
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-19
BZ2_decompress in decompress.c in bzip2 through 1.0.6 has an out-of-bounds write when there are many selectors.
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-19
Alternate Pic View 2.600 has a User Mode Write AV starting at PicViewer!PerfgrapFinalize+0x00000000000a8868.