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 Robert Lemos

Profile of Robert Lemos

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-2013-7445
Published: 2015-10-15
The Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) subsystem in the Linux kernel through 4.x mishandles requests for Graphics Execution Manager (GEM) objects, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via an application that processes graphics data, as demonstrated b...

CVE-2015-4948
Published: 2015-10-15
netstat in IBM AIX 5.3, 6.1, and 7.1 and VIOS 2.2.x, when a fibre channel adapter is used, allows local users to gain privileges via unspecified vectors.

CVE-2015-5660
Published: 2015-10-15
Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in eXtplorer before 2.1.8 allows remote attackers to hijack the authentication of arbitrary users for requests that execute PHP code.

CVE-2015-6003
Published: 2015-10-15
Directory traversal vulnerability in QNAP QTS before 4.1.4 build 0910 and 4.2.x before 4.2.0 RC2 build 0910, when AFP is enabled, allows remote attackers to read or write to arbitrary files by leveraging access to an OS X (1) user or (2) guest account.

CVE-2015-6333
Published: 2015-10-15
Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) 1.1j allows local users to gain privileges via vectors involving addition of an SSH key, aka Bug ID CSCuw46076.

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