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Facebook Got Tagged, but Not Hard Enough
Billee Elliott McAuliffe, Member, Lewis Rice LLCCommentary
Ensuring that our valuable biometric information is protected is worth more than a $550 million settlement.
By Billee Elliott McAuliffe Member, Lewis Rice LLC, 3/18/2020
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Privacy in a Pandemic: What You Can (and Can't) Ask Employees
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Businesses struggle to strike a balance between workplace health and employees' privacy rights in the midst of a global health emergency.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 3/16/2020
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Five Indicted on Romance and Lottery Fraud Charges
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Fraudsters allegedly targeted elderly victims, ultimately wringing more than $4 million from their bank accounts.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/16/2020
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Cryptographers Panel Tackles Espionage, Elections & Blockchain
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Encryption experts gave insights into the Crypto AG revelations, delved into complexities of the "right to be forgotten," and more at RSA Conference.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/26/2020
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NRC Health Ransomware Attack Prompts Patient Data Concerns
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The organization, which sells patient administration tools to hospitals, could not confirm whether patient data was accessed.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/21/2020
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Ransomware Damage Hit $11.5B in 2019
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A new report shows the scale of ransomware's harm and the growth of that damage year-over-year -- an average of $141,000 per incident.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/20/2020
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Avast Under Investigation by Czech Privacy Agency
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The software security maker is suspected of selling data about more than 100 million users to companies including Google, Microsoft, and Home Depot.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/12/2020
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Chaos & Order: The Keys to Quantum-Proof Encryption
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading
The implications of chaos form the basis of a new approach to encryption that promises quantum-proof perfect secrecy. But first, your current crypto needs some tidying up.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 2/12/2020
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CIA's Secret Ownership of Crypto AG Enabled Extensive Espionage
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Crypto AG made millions selling encryption devices to more than 120 countries, which unknowingly transmitted intel back to the CIA.
By Dark Reading Staff , 2/11/2020
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Researchers Find 24 'Dangerous' Android Apps with 382M Installs
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Shenzhen Hawk Internet Co. is identified as the parent company behind five app developers seeking excessive permissions in Android apps.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 2/3/2020
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Criminals Hide Malware Behind Grammy-Winning Cover
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
Songs by Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, and Post Malone are the most popular places.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/29/2020
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Why Companies Should Care about Data Privacy Day
Brad Shimmin, Distinguished AnalystCommentary
Marking yesterday's 14th anniversary of Europe's first data protection day reminds us how far we still have to go.
By Brad Shimmin Distinguished Analyst, 1/29/2020
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Russian Brothers Sentenced to 12 Years for Fraud and Identity Theft
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
The pair, based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., were running a sophisticated credit card fraud factory.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/28/2020
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'CardPlanet' Operator Pleads Guilty in Federal Court
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Russian national faced multiple charges in connection with operating the marketplace for stolen credit-card credentials, and a forum for VIP criminals to offer their services.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/24/2020
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Weathering the Privacy Storm from GDPR to CCPA & PDPA
Mark McClain, CEO & Co-founderCommentary
A general approach to privacy, no matter the regulation, is the only way companies can avoid a data protection disaster in 2020 and beyond.
By Mark McClain CEO & Co-founder, 1/23/2020
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Why DPOs and CISOs Must Work Closely Together
Rajesh Ganesan, Vice President at ManageEngineCommentary
Recent data protection laws mean that the data protection officer and CISO must work in tandem to make sure users' data is protected.
By Rajesh Ganesan Vice President at ManageEngine, 1/22/2020
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Avoid That Billion-Dollar Fine: Blurring the Lines Between Security and Privacy
Jean-Michel Franco, Senior Director of Product Marketing at TalendCommentary
While doing good for the user is the theoretical ideal, the threat of fiscal repercussions should drive organizations to take privacy seriously. That means security and data privacy teams must work more closely.
By Jean-Michel Franco Senior Director of Product Marketing at Talend, 1/21/2020
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Data Awareness Is Key to Data Security
Moti Gindi, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat ProtectionCommentary
Traditional data-leak prevention is not enough for businesses facing today's dynamic threat landscape.
By Moti Gindi Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection, 1/21/2020
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Consumer Reports Calls for IoT Manufacturers to Raise Security Standards
Dark Reading Staff, Quick Hits
A letter to 25 companies says Consumer Reports will change ratings to reflect stronger security and privacy standards.
By Dark Reading Staff , 1/14/2020
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CCPA Kickoff: What Businesses Need to Know
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The California Consumer Privacy Act is in full effect, prompting organizations to think about how they'll remain compliant.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 1/2/2020
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PUBLISHED: 2020-03-27
Local Privilege Escalation can occur in PHOENIX CONTACT PORTICO SERVER through 3.0.7 when installed to run as a service.
PUBLISHED: 2020-03-27
Insecure, default path permissions in PHOENIX CONTACT PC WORX SRT through 1.14 allow for local privilege escalation.
PUBLISHED: 2020-03-27
An exploitable denial of service vulnerability exists in the GstRTSPAuth functionality of GStreamer/gst-rtsp-server 1.14.5. A specially crafted RTSP setup request can cause a null pointer deference resulting in denial-of-service. An attacker can send a malicious packet to trigger this vulnerability.
PUBLISHED: 2020-03-27
The custom-searchable-data-entry-system (aka Custom Searchable Data Entry System) plugin through 1.7.1 for WordPress allows SQL Injection. NOTE: this product is discontinued.
PUBLISHED: 2020-03-27
GitLab EE/CE 8.11 through 12.9.1 allows blocked users to pull/push docker images.