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Most Commented Content posted in September 2020
Why Are There Still So Many Windows 7 Devices?
Commentary  |  9/1/2020  | 
As the FBI warns, devices become more vulnerable to exploitation as time passes, due to a lack of security updates and new, emerging vulnerabilities.
Managed IT Providers: The Cyber-Threat Actors' Gateway to SMBs
Commentary  |  9/10/2020  | 
Criminals have made MSPs a big target of their attacks. That should concern small and midsize businesses a great deal.
Attacker Dwell Time: Ransomware's Most Important Metric
Commentary  |  9/30/2020  | 
How to bolster security defenses by zeroing in on the length of time an interloper remains undetected inside your network.
Hacking Yourself: Marie Moe and Pacemaker Security
Expert Insights  |  9/21/2020  | 
Future consumer devices, including pacemakers, should be built with security from the start.
VPNs: The Cyber Elephant in the Room
Commentary  |  9/8/2020  | 
While virtual private networks once boosted security, their current design doesn't fulfill the evolving requirements of today's modern enterprise.
Cybersecurity Bounces Back, but Talent Still Absent
Commentary  |  9/16/2020  | 
While the demand for cybersecurity talent rebounds, organizations will need to focus on cyber-enabled roles to fill immediate skills gaps.
Mitigating Cyber-Risk While We're (Still) Working from Home
Commentary  |  9/18/2020  | 
One click is all it takes for confidential information to land in the wrong hands. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to teach preventative cybersecurity to remote workers.
7 Non-Technical Skills Threat Analysts Should Master to Keep Their Jobs
Commentary  |  9/23/2020  | 
It's not just technical expertise and certifications that enable analysts to build long-term careers in cybersecurity.
Safeguarding Schools Against RDP-Based Ransomware
Commentary  |  9/28/2020  | 
How getting online learning right today will protect schools, and the communities they serve, for years to come.
Don't Forget Cybersecurity on Your Back-to-School List
Commentary  |  9/2/2020  | 
School systems don't seem like attractive targets, but they house lots of sensitive data, such as contact information, grades, health records, and more.
5 Ways for Cybersecurity Teams to Work Smarter, Not Harder
Commentary  |  9/3/2020  | 
Burnout is real and pervasive, but some common sense tools and techniques can help mitigate all that.


COVID-19: Latest Security News & Commentary
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Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer,  10/19/2020
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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.