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 Robert Lemos

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Technology Journalist
News & Commentary Posts: 130

Robert Lemos is a veteran technology journalist of more than 16 years and a former research engineer, writing articles that have appeared in Business Week, CIO Magazine, CNET News.com, Computing Japan, CSO Magazine, Dark Reading, eWEEK, InfoWorld, MIT's Technology Review, Popular Science, Threatpost, USA Today, Wired News and ZDNet News. Mr. Lemos currently specializes in network and computer security, cybercrime, cyber conflict, and enterprise technology.

Mr. Lemos has won four awards for his writing, including the Society of Professional Journalists' National Sigma Delta Chi award for coverage of the MSBlast/Blaster worm (2003) and a Top-10 Journalist Award for cybersecurity coverage from the SANS Institute (2010).

Articles by Robert Lemos

5 Monitoring Initiatives For 2014

1/3/2014
To get better visibility into the business and potential threats inside their networks, companies should collect more data, use context, and invest more in their employees' expertise

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Maltego Gets More 'Teeth'

8/9/2013
New features in Maltego, an open-source intelligence tool for defenders, allow penetration testers and attackers to gather data on vulnerable systems and manage botnets

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CVE-2017-0290
Published: 2017-05-09
NScript in mpengine in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine with Engine Version before 1.1.13704.0, as used in Windows Defender and other products, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (type confusion and application crash) via crafted JavaScript code within ...

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Published: 2017-05-08
unixsocket.c in lxterminal through 0.3.0 insecurely uses /tmp for a socket file, allowing a local user to cause a denial of service (preventing terminal launch), or possibly have other impact (bypassing terminal access control).

CVE-2016-8202
Published: 2017-05-08
A privilege escalation vulnerability in Brocade Fibre Channel SAN products running Brocade Fabric OS (FOS) releases earlier than v7.4.1d and v8.0.1b could allow an authenticated attacker to elevate the privileges of user accounts accessing the system via command line interface. With affected version...

CVE-2016-8209
Published: 2017-05-08
Improper checks for unusual or exceptional conditions in Brocade NetIron 05.8.00 and later releases up to and including 06.1.00, when the Management Module is continuously scanned on port 22, may allow attackers to cause a denial of service (crash and reload) of the management module.

CVE-2017-0890
Published: 2017-05-08
Nextcloud Server before 11.0.3 is vulnerable to an inadequate escaping leading to a XSS vulnerability in the search module. To be exploitable a user has to write or paste malicious content into the search dialogue.

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