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 Taher Elgamal

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Articles by Taher Elgamal

Leaps Of Faith

6/20/2011
Mobile is more secure than the browser realm because most mobile transactions are conducted through applications, not the browser

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Kind Of A Mess

4/27/2011
Internet needs an infrastructure that enables back ends and users to communicate with each other using better authentication--and allows any number of authentication technologies to sign into it

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A True Second Factor

11/9/2010
I'm sure some of you remember a time when you actually used to telephone the bank to do a transaction. Do you remember all the questions they would ask to verify that you were, in fact, the account owner?

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It's About The User

10/19/2010
E-commerce was born 15 years ago when a bunch of us, thrilled by all of the possibilities and promise of the Web, said, "Let's adapt this new medium to do business." Even at that early moment, it was clear that user authentication would have to play an essential role if the adaptation was going to be successful.

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User Authentication In E-Commerce

9/29/2010
When we designed SSL to enable e-commerce on the Web, we had to solve two issues. One was the Web's openness -- the fact that anybody can read anything -- and the other was how parties might authenticate with one another.

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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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