Lubbock County Denies Data Leak, Says Data Temporarily Attainable Under New Software System

  Earlier this month, the personal court records for residents of Lubbock County, located in the US state of Texas, were exposed when the county transitioned to a new computer software system. The exposed data contained non-disclosure orders, criminal cases, and civil and family law records.  According to the county’s official website, Lubbock County Defense […]

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Nearly 50% of On-Premises Databases Have Unpatched Vulnerabilities

  The five-year longitudinal research conducted by cybersecurity firm Imperva revealed that nearly half of on-premises databases globally contain at least one flaw that could expose them to cyber-attacks. Researchers scanned roughly 27,000 databases, finding 46% contained vulnerabilities at an average of 26 vulnerabilities per database. Unfortunately, 56% of those vulnerabilities were ranked as ‘critical […]

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GitHub Identifies Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in Node.js Packages

  Cybersecurity researchers at GitHub have uncovered arbitrary code execution vulnerabilities in the open-source Node.js packages, “tar” and “@npmcli/arborist,”.  The tar package has accounted for 20 million weekly downloads on average, whereas arborist gets downloaded over 300,000 times every week. The vulnerabilities in Node.js packages impact both Windows and Unix-based users, and if left unpatched, […]

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