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Most Commented Content posted in June 2019
Can Your Patching Strategy Keep Up with the Demands of Open Source?
Commentary  |  6/18/2019  | 
It's time to reassess your open source management policies and processes.
Predicting Vulnerability Weaponization
Commentary  |  6/12/2019  | 
Advances in data science are making it possible to shift vulnerability management from a reactive to a proactive discipline.
How GDPR Teaches Us to Take a Bottom-Up Approach to Privacy
Commentary  |  6/28/2019  | 
Looking at underlying security needs means organizations are more likely to be in compliance with privacy regulations.
What Cyber Skills Shortage?
Commentary  |  6/4/2019  | 
Employers can solve the skills gap by first recognizing that there isn't an archetypal "cybersecurity job" in the same way that there isn't an archetypal "automotive job." Heres how.
How to Get the Most Benefits from Biometrics
Commentary  |  6/5/2019  | 
Providing an easy-to-use, uniform authentication experience without passwords is simpler than you may think.
End User Lockdown: Dark Reading Caption Contest Winners
Commentary  |  6/7/2019  | 
Phishing, cybersecurity training, biometrics and casual Fridays. And the winners are ...
Sensory Overload: Filtering Out Cybersecurity's Noise
Commentary  |  6/14/2019  | 
No organization can prioritize and mitigate hundreds of risks effectively. The secret lies in carefully filtering out the risks, policies, and processes that waste precious time and resources.
The Rise of 'Purple Teaming'
Commentary  |  6/13/2019  | 
The next generation of penetration testing represents a more collaborative approach to old fashioned Red Team vs. Blue Team.
Tomorrow's Cybersecurity Analyst Is Not Who You Think
Commentary  |  6/12/2019  | 
Organizations can't just rely on diverse and cutting-edge technologies to fight adversaries. They will also need people with diverse expertise and backgrounds.
The Hunt for Vulnerabilities
Commentary  |  6/20/2019  | 
A road map for improving the update process will help reduce the risks from vulnerabilities.
Patrolling the New Cybersecurity Perimeter
Commentary  |  6/21/2019  | 
Remote work and other developments demand a shift to managing people rather than devices.
Breaking the Endless Cycle of 'Perfect' Cybercrimes
Commentary  |  6/26/2019  | 
A two-step strategy for creating an attack environment that is more complex, less profitable, and more likely to expose the attacker.
Could Foster Kids Help Solve the Security Skills Shortage?
Commentary  |  6/26/2019  | 
Foster Warriors is a new nonprofit initiative focused on helping foster kids find a place in the world, and especially in the world of security. Join us!
How to Avoid Becoming the Next Riviera Beach
Commentary  |  6/25/2019  | 
Be prepared by following these five steps so you don't have to pay a ransom to get your data back.
Certifiably Distracted: The Economics of Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  6/3/2019  | 
Is cybersecurity worth the investment? It depends.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up the Cloud
Commentary  |  6/17/2019  | 
Most companies' cloud security operations would benefit significantly from clean-up, alignment, and organization.


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CVE-2020-24847
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
A Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) vulnerability is identified in FruityWifi through 2.4. Due to a lack of CSRF protection in page_config_adv.php, an unauthenticated attacker can lure the victim to visit his website by social engineering or another attack vector. Due to this issue, an unauthenticat...
CVE-2020-24848
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
FruityWifi through 2.4 has an unsafe Sudo configuration [(ALL : ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL]. This allows an attacker to perform a system-level (root) local privilege escalation, allowing an attacker to gain complete persistent access to the local system.
CVE-2020-5990
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
NVIDIA GeForce Experience, all versions prior to 3.20.5.70, contains a vulnerability in the ShadowPlay component which may lead to local privilege escalation, code execution, denial of service or information disclosure.
CVE-2020-25483
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
An arbitrary command execution vulnerability exists in the fopen() function of file writes of UCMS v1.4.8, where an attacker can gain access to the server.
CVE-2020-5977
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
NVIDIA GeForce Experience, all versions prior to 3.20.5.70, contains a vulnerability in NVIDIA Web Helper NodeJS Web Server in which an uncontrolled search path is used to load a node module, which may lead to code execution, denial of service, escalation of privileges, and information disclosure.