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CISSP, President, Secure Mentem
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Ira Winkler is president of Secure Mentem and author of Advanced Persistent Security.

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Stupid IRS Spam

9/30/2009
I believe that anyone who uses the Internet on a regular basis has to know that most e-mail messages are spam, and possibly part of a fraud scheme. I also realize that some people are more aware than others, and that some criminals are clever. But the current spread of an email message that claims to be from the IRS accusing a person of fraud demonstrates that naivete that runs deep on the Internet.

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Why Social Engineers Need Training

9/10/2009
Many security professionals who think they know anything about penetration testing also think they know enough to perform social engineering. After all, they are successful time and time again, so they think they know what they are doing. However, what follows is a textbook example of how a little knowledge in the wrong hands can be very dangerous.

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Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  4/17/2019
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CVE-2019-11332
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-18
MKCMS 5.0 allows remote attackers to take over arbitrary user accounts by posting a username and e-mail address to ucenter/repass.php, which triggers e-mail transmission with the password, as demonstrated by 123456.
CVE-2019-9161
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-18
WAC on the Sangfor Sundray WLAN Controller version 3.7.4.2 and earlier has a Remote Code Execution issue allowing remote attackers to achieve full access to the system, because shell metacharacters in the nginx_webconsole.php Cookie header can be used to read an etc/config/wac/wns_cfg_admin_detail.x...
CVE-2019-11015
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-18
A vulnerability was found in the MIUI OS version 10.1.3.0 that allows a physically proximate attacker to bypass Lockscreen based authentication via the Wallpaper Carousel application to obtain sensitive Clipboard data and the user's stored credentials (partially). This occurs because of paste access...
CVE-2019-11331
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-18
Network Time Protocol (NTP), as specified in RFC 5905, uses port 123 even for modes where a fixed port number is not required, which makes it easier for remote attackers to conduct off-path attacks.
CVE-2019-9160
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-18
WAC on the Sangfor Sundray WLAN Controller version 3.7.4.2 and earlier has a backdoor account allowing a remote attacker to login to the system via SSH (on TCP port 22345) and escalate to root (because the password for root is the WebUI admin password concatenated with a static string).