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President, dBrn Associates, Inc.
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Michael F. Finneran, President of dBrn Associates, Inc. is a consultant and industry analyst specializing in wireless, mobile unified communications, and fixed-mobile convergence. With over 30 years in the networking field and wide range of experience, he is a widely recognized expert in the field. He has recently published his first book titled Voice Over Wireless LANs: The Complete Guide (Elsevier, 2008), though his expertise spans the full range of wireless technologies including Wi-Fi, 3G/4G Cellular, WiMAX, and RFID. Michael has appeared at hundreds of trade shows and industry conferences including VoiceCon, InterOp, and Mobile Business Expo; he also helps plan the Wireless and Mobility track at VoiceCon. In the consulting area, he has provided assistance to carriers, equipment vendors, end users, and investment firms in the US and overseas. His clients have included: AT&T, Sprint, Foundation Capital, IBM, RIM, Prudential Insurance, McGraw-Hill, and Merrill Lynch. A prolific writer, for 23 years he wrote the Networking Intelligence column for Business Communications Review. He now contributes on wireless and mobility to UC Strategies as well as NoJitter. He has published numerous articles and white papers and has contributed to Computerworld, Data Communications, The Ticker, and The ACUTA Journal. Well respected as an educator, Finneran has conducted over 2000 seminars on networking topics in the US, Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Asia.

Articles by Michael Finneran
New Cold Boot Attack Gives Hackers the Keys to PCs, Macs
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  9/13/2018
Yahoo Class-Action Suits Set for Settlement
Dark Reading Staff 9/17/2018
RDP Ports Prove Hot Commodities on the Dark Web
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  9/17/2018
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An issue was discovered on Neato Botvac Connected 2.2.0 and Botvac 85 1.2.1 devices. Static encryption is used for the copying of so-called "black box" logs (event logs and core dumps) to a USB stick. These logs are RC4-encrypted with a 9-character password of *^JEd4W!I that is obfuscated ...
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PUBLISHED: 2018-09-18
In all android releases(Android for MSM, Firefox OS for MSM, QRD Android) from CAF using the linux kernel, lack of length validation check for value received from firmware can lead to buffer overflow in WMA handler.
CVE-2018-17176
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-18
A replay issue was discovered on Neato Botvac Connected 2.2.0 devices. Manual control mode requires authentication, but once recorded, the authentication (always transmitted in cleartext) can be replayed to /bin/webserver on port 8081. There are no nonces, and timestamps are not checked at all.
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PUBLISHED: 2018-09-18
In all android releases(Android for MSM, Firefox OS for MSM, QRD Android) from CAF using the linux kernel, improper check In the WMA API for the inputs received from the firmware and then fills the same to the host structure will lead to OOB write.