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Executive Editor at Dark Reading
Member Since: 3/12/2014
News & Commentary Posts: 3114
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Kelly Jackson Higgins is Executive Editor at DarkReading.com. She is an award-winning veteran technology and business journalist with more than two decades of experience in reporting and editing for various publications, including Network Computing, Secure Enterprise Magazine, CommunicationsWeek, Virginia Business magazine, and other major media properties. Jackson Higgins was recently selected as one of the Top 10 Cybersecurity Journalists in the US. She began her career as a sports writer in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, and earned her BA at The College of William & Mary. Follow her on Twitter @kjhiggins.

Articles by Kelly Jackson Higgins
posted in July 2009

Hacking The Handshake Between Applications

7/22/2009
Researchers to shed light on a new generation of attacks that exploit the relationship between browsers and their plug-ins -- or between any applications that share information -- and take over a victim's computer

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The Security 'Unconference' In Vegas

7/15/2009
Most of the security action happening later this month will be in Vegas' Caesars Palace and the Riviera Hotel, where Black Hat USA and Defcon will convene. But at a rented house at a thus-far undisclosed location a few miles off of the Las Vegas Strip, a handful of hackers will host SecurityBSides, a homegrown "unconference" alternative to the more structured format of Black Hat.

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'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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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.
CVE-2018-6704
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.