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 Bruce Schneier

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Articles by Bruce Schneier

The Failure Of Cryptography To Secure Modern Networks

6/30/2010
For a while now, I've pointed out that cryptography is singularly ill-suited to solve the major network security problems of today: denial-of-service attacks, website defacement, theft of credit card numbers, identity theft, viruses and worms, DNS attacks, network penetration, and so on.

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Fighting The Fear Factor

11/3/2009
It's hard work being prey. Watch the birds at a feeder. They're constantly on alert, and will fly away from food -- from easy nutrition -- at the slightest movement or sound. Given that I've never, ever seen a bird plucked from a feeder by a predator, it seems like a whole lot of wasted effort against not very big a threat.

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Lockpicking And The Internet

8/10/2009
Physical locks aren't very good. They keep the honest out, but any burglar worth his salt can pick the common door lock pretty quickly. It used to be that most people didn't know this. Sure, we all watched television criminals and private detectives pick locks with an ease only found on television and thought it realistic, but somehow we still held onto the belief that our own locks kept us safe from intruders. The Internet changed that.

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Microsoft President: Governments Must Cooperate on Cybersecurity
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  11/8/2018
Why the CISSP Remains Relevant to Cybersecurity After 28 Years
Steven Paul Romero, SANS Instructor and Sr. SCADA Network Engineer, Chevron,  11/6/2018
5 Reasons Why Threat Intelligence Doesn't Work
Jonathan Zhang, CEO/Founder of WhoisXML API and TIP,  11/7/2018
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CVE-2018-1786
PUBLISHED: 2018-11-12
IBM Spectrum Protect 7.1 and 8.1 dsmc and dsmcad processes incorrectly accumulate TCP/IP sockets in a CLOSE_WAIT state. This can cause TCP/IP resource leakage and may result in a denial of service. IBM X-Force ID: 148871.
CVE-2018-1798
PUBLISHED: 2018-11-12
IBM WebSphere Application Server 7.0, 8.0, 8.5, and 9.0 is vulnerable to cross-site scripting. This vulnerability allows users to embed arbitrary JavaScript code in the Web UI thus altering the intended functionality potentially leading to credentials disclosure within a trusted session. IBM X-Force...
CVE-2018-1884
PUBLISHED: 2018-11-12
IBM Case Manager 5.2.0.0, 5.2.0.4, 5.2.1.0, 5.2.1.7, 5.3.0.0, and 5.3.3.0 is vulnerabile to a "zip slip" vulnerability which could allow a remote attacker to execute code using directory traversal techniques. IBM X-Force ID: 151970.
CVE-2018-19203
PUBLISHED: 2018-11-12
PRTG Network Monitor before 18.2.41.1652 allows remote unauthenticated attackers to terminate the PRTG Core Server Service via a special HTTP request.
CVE-2018-19204
PUBLISHED: 2018-11-12
PRTG Network Monitor before 18.3.44.2054 allows a remote authenticated attacker (with read-write privileges) to execute arbitrary code and OS commands with system privileges. When creating an HTTP Advanced Sensor, the user's input in the POST parameter 'proxyport_' is mishandled. The attacker can cr...