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Content posted in December 2006
Technology Jeopardizes The Secret Ballot
Commentary  |  12/15/2006  | 
Ed Felten at Freedom to Tinker has several brief, but meaty, posts this week on the erosion of a pillar of Western democracy: The secret ballot. The secret ballot offers two forms of protection: Because nobody can look over your shoulder to see how you voted, it's hard to coerce your vote. And, because you can't prove to anybody how you voted, you can't sell your vote. But technology and social trends are making the secret ballot harder to preserv
Outsource Security Carefully, And Carry A Big Audit Plan
Commentary  |  12/15/2006  | 
Are IT managers desperate if they outsource security? That's the provocative question Larry Greenemeier asks in today's issue of InformationWeek. His conclusion? A resolute no. In fact, hiring an independent service provider might just be your best bet for staying safe in the midst of rising threats against malware, hackers, and internal saboteurs.
Seven Steps To Follow When Data Leakage Strikes
Commentary  |  12/14/2006  | 
At a recent summit on "data leakage," which sounds like an unfortunate side effect to a prescription medication, Experian Corp. chief information security officer James Christiansen provided a very useful rundown of what to do before, during, and
Protecting Against Insider Threats
Commentary  |  12/11/2006  | 
When you visualize what a computer criminal looks like, you probably think of a teen-ager living in his mother's basement, or a shady-looking character in a lawless country far away. But if you want to know what the most dangerous computer criminals look like, take a look at the guy sitting in the next cube.

Spam's Making A Comeback And We're All Stuck With It
Commentary  |  12/6/2006  | 
The New York Times reports grim news that anybody watching their e-mail in-boxes already knew: Spam is making a comeback. Worldwide spam volumes doubled since last year, and spam now accounts for more than 90% of e-mail worldwide. And it doesn't look like the problem is going away.



White House Cybersecurity Strategy at a Crossroads
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  7/17/2018
Major International Airport System Access Sold for $10 on Dark Web
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  7/11/2018
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Vulnerability in the Oracle VM VirtualBox component of Oracle Virtualization (subcomponent: Core). The supported version that is affected is Prior to 5.2.16. Easily exploitable vulnerability allows unauthenticated attacker with logon to the infrastructure where Oracle VM VirtualBox executes to compr...
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PUBLISHED: 2018-07-18
Vulnerability in the Oracle VM VirtualBox component of Oracle Virtualization (subcomponent: Core). The supported version that is affected is Prior to 5.2.16. Easily exploitable vulnerability allows unauthenticated attacker with logon to the infrastructure where Oracle VM VirtualBox executes to compr...
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CVE-2018-3093
PUBLISHED: 2018-07-18
Vulnerability in the Oracle Outside In Technology component of Oracle Fusion Middleware (subcomponent: Outside In Filters). The supported version that is affected is 8.5.3. Easily exploitable vulnerability allows unauthenticated attacker with network access via HTTP to compromise Oracle Outside In T...
CVE-2018-3094
PUBLISHED: 2018-07-18
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