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Content posted in April 2012
How Would You Architect A New Security Monitoring Product?
Commentary  |  4/30/2012  | 
Cloud, appliance, software? If you were planning on developing a security monitoring platform, which architecture would you use?
Security Bugs And Proofs Of Concept
Commentary  |  4/27/2012  | 
Oracle's recent patch contained exploit code
PCI: Dead Man(date) Walking?
Commentary  |  4/25/2012  | 
Is Visa's program to eliminate the requirement for assessments in lieu of EMV (chip and pin) transactions the death knell for PCI? Not yet, but the writing is on the wall
Google Drive: Hands-On Winner
Commentary  |  4/24/2012  | 
Google's new online storage service represents the natural evolution of Google Docs, and another transformation for the world of collaborative file management.
2012 U.S. Election And Targeted Attack Predictions
Commentary  |  4/22/2012  | 
How the increased level and sophistication of of targeted attacks since 2008 may impact this year's U.S. Presidential election campaigns
How To Protect Big Data Analytics
Commentary  |  4/20/2012  | 
Big data analytics often means big challenges when it comes to data protection. Here are some things to keep in mind when you're working in these environments.
You Need Help, Not An Accomplice
Commentary  |  4/20/2012  | 
Compliance is about being better and not just proving you are right
Mac Trojan Fallout: Apple Security Glory Days Gone?
Commentary  |  4/18/2012  | 
Apple's reputation as an unattractive target for malware writers changed when the Flashback trojan hit more than 600,000 Macs. But Windows security still looks worse.
Log Standards: Put Up, Shut Up, Give Up, Or Throw Up?
Commentary  |  4/16/2012  | 
Do we need logging standards, or should we just follow the leaders to help direct our logging efforts?
Your Compliance Is Decaying Every Day
Commentary  |  4/16/2012  | 
As soon as you train your colleagues about compliance, noncompliance is back in charge
Using Reverse Proxies To Secure Databases
Commentary  |  4/12/2012  | 
A look at database monitoring and reverse proxies
Be Ready To Clean Up That Mess
Commentary  |  4/11/2012  | 
Compliant systems do more than prevent problems -- they help solve problems that happen
How Much Money Do You Need To Lose Before You Start Monitoring?
Commentary  |  4/9/2012  | 
At what point does turning a blind eye to the loss of revenue spark the inevitable conversation: 'Maybe we should be monitoring this infrastructure more closely?'
Quick-Start Guide: Compiling Mac-Robber For iOS Vuln Research
Commentary  |  4/5/2012  | 
How to compile, copy, and run mac-robber on jailbroken iOS devices
Database Security On The Cheap
Commentary  |  4/4/2012  | 
A look at some free tools to help tackle database security
Anonymous Vs. DNS System: Lessons For Enterprise IT
Commentary  |  4/4/2012  | 
A rumored attack on the world's DNS servers by Anonymous failed to materialize. But the many enterprises still ignoring persistent weaknesses could learn from the defensive strategy.
Girls Around Me App: Not Today's Creepiest Stalker
Commentary  |  4/3/2012  | 
Was the Girls Around Me app tasteless and juvenile? Of course. But we should be far more concerned about being stalked by law enforcement agencies and our cell phone companies.
Quick-Start Guide: Compiling Mac-Robber For Android Vuln Research
Commentary  |  4/2/2012  | 
How to compile, copy, and run mac-robber on rooted Android devices


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An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel through 4.17.2. The filter parsing in kernel/trace/trace_events_filter.c could be called with no filter, which is an N=0 case when it expected at least one line to have been read, thus making the N-1 index invalid. This allows attackers to cause a denial o...
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GIMP through 2.10.2 makes g_get_tmp_dir calls to establish temporary filenames, which may result in a filename that already exists, as demonstrated by the gimp_write_and_read_file function in app/tests/test-xcf.c. This might be leveraged by attackers to overwrite files or read file content that was ...