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CTO & Executive VP of Engineering, Black Duck Software
Member Since: 1/20/2015
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Bill brings over 30 years of technology and security experience to his role as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Executive Vice President of Engineering at Black Duck Software. Previously, Bill was CTO of Verdasys, a leader in information and cyber security. Prior to Verdasys, he was a co-founder and VP of Engineering at Avalere, which was acquired by Iron Mountain Digital. Bill also served as the initial VP of Marketing and Business Development at Virtual Iron (later acquired by Oracle), and held a number of executive positions at SpeechWorks, a leader in speech-based solutions that IPO'd in 2000 and later merged with ScanSoft/Nuance in 2003. Prior to SpeechWorks, Bill held senior marketing positions at Stratus Computer. He started his career in engineering positions at HP and IBM. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University, and a MBA from Harvard University.

Articles by Bill Ledingham
'PowerSnitch' Hacks Androids via Power Banks
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  12/8/2018
Higher Education: 15 Books to Help Cybersecurity Pros Be Better
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading,  12/12/2018
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Privilege escalation vulnerability in McAfee Agent (MA) for Linux 5.0.0 through 5.0.6, 5.5.0, and 5.5.1 allows local users to perform arbitrary command execution via specific conditions.
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Open Dental before version 18.4 stores user passwords as base64 encoded MD5 hashes.
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Open Dental before version 18.4 transmits the entire user database over the network when a remote unathenticated user accesses the command prompt. This allows the attacker to gain access to usernames, password hashes, privilege levels, and more.
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Open Dental before version 18.4 installs a mysql database and uses the default credentials of "root" with a blank password. This allows anyone on the network with access to the server to access all database information.
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PUBLISHED: 2018-12-12
Privilege escalation vulnerability in McAfee Agent (MA) for Linux 5.0.0 through 5.0.6, 5.5.0, and 5.5.1 allows local users to perform arbitrary command execution via specific conditions.