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 Alice LaPlante

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7 Fantastic Internet Hoaxes

10/22/2008
Despite our increasing technological sophistication, we can't help falling for e-mail about Bigfoot, giant mutant cats, doomed tourists, and deadly butt spiders.

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You Aren't Safe. Get Over It

4/26/2007
The latest news to add to the list of online perils to be paranoid about comes courtesy of the Washington Post. Virus writers apparently have a new scheme for distributing malicious code: purchasing popular Google keywords and publishing ads that purport to lead users to legitimate Websites. Some of the keywords the tricksters bought include "BBB" (for Better Business Bureau) and "Cars.com."

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Phishers And Rootkits And Death Threats, Oh My!

1/18/2007
I fell for a phisher last week. Embarrassing, but true. Until then, the urgent e-mails telling me that an account had been compromised had only managed to give me slight shivers of concern before my rational self took over and I clicked the delete button. Not this time.

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CVE-2018-20173
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-17
Zoho ManageEngine OpManager 12.3 before 123238 allows SQL injection via the getGraphData API.
CVE-2017-18352
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-17
Error reporting within Rendertron 1.0.0 allows reflected Cross Site Scripting (XSS) from invalid URLs.
CVE-2017-18353
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-17
Rendertron 1.0.0 includes an _ah/stop route to shutdown the Chrome instance responsible for serving render requests to all users. Visiting this route with a GET request allows any unauthorized remote attacker to disable the core service of the application.
CVE-2017-18354
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-17
Rendertron 1.0.0 allows for alternative protocols such as 'file://' introducing a Local File Inclusion (LFI) bug where arbitrary files can be read by a remote attacker.
CVE-2017-18355
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-17
Installed packages are exposed by node_modules in Rendertron 1.0.0, allowing remote attackers to read absolute paths on the server by examining the "_where" attribute of package.json files.