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Capital One: What We Should Learn This Time
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Where Capital One went wrong, what the bank did right, and more key takeaways from the latest mega-breach.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 8/2/2019
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Researcher Find Open 'Road Map' to Honda Computers
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
An unprotected database, now secured, contained information on every computer owned by the automobile giant.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/1/2019
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Equifax to Pay Up to $700M for Data Breach Damages
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
In a settlement with the FTC, consumers affected by the breach are eligible for up to $20,000 in a cash settlement, depending on damages they can prove.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 7/22/2019
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The Security of Cloud Applications
Hillel Solow, CTO and Co-founder, ProtegoCommentary
Despite the great success of the cloud over the last decade, misconceptions continue to persist. Here's why the naysayers are wrong.
By Hillel Solow CTO and Co-founder, Protego, 7/11/2019
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Britain Looks to Levy Record GDPR Fine Against British Airways
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
The penalty is a sign of things to come, say experts.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 7/8/2019
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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
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
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
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
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
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
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
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
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
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
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
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
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
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
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
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
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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CVE-2019-5034
PUBLISHED: 2019-08-20
An exploitable information disclosure vulnerability exists in the Weave Legacy Pairing functionality of Nest Cam IQ Indoor version 4620002. A set of specially crafted weave packets can cause an out of bounds read, resulting in information disclosure. An attacker can send packets to trigger this vuln...
CVE-2019-5035
PUBLISHED: 2019-08-20
An exploitable information disclosure vulnerability exists in the Weave PASE pairing functionality of the Nest Cam IQ Indoor, version 4620002. A set of specially crafted weave packets can brute force a pairing code, resulting in greater Weave access and potentially full device control. An attacker c...
CVE-2019-5036
PUBLISHED: 2019-08-20
An exploitable denial-of-service vulnerability exists in the Weave error reporting functionality of the Nest Cam IQ Indoor, version 4620002. A specially crafted weave packets can cause an arbitrary Weave Exchange Session to close, resulting in a denial of service. An attacker can send a specially cr...
CVE-2019-8103
PUBLISHED: 2019-08-20
Adobe Acrobat and Reader versions, 2019.012.20035 and earlier, 2019.012.20035 and earlier, 2017.011.30142 and earlier, 2017.011.30143 and earlier, 2017.011.30142 and earlier, 2015.006.30497 and earlier, and 2015.006.30498 and earlier have an out-of-bounds read vulnerability. Successful exploitation ...
CVE-2019-8104
PUBLISHED: 2019-08-20
Adobe Acrobat and Reader versions, 2019.012.20035 and earlier, 2019.012.20035 and earlier, 2017.011.30142 and earlier, 2017.011.30143 and earlier, 2017.011.30142 and earlier, 2015.006.30497 and earlier, and 2015.006.30498 and earlier have an out-of-bounds read vulnerability. Successful exploitation ...