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Content posted in March 2005
Baseball Hackers Strike Out
Commentary  |  3/21/2005  | 
I was speaking with Bill Schlough, VP and CIO of the San Francisco Giants, last week for an article about a security survey commissioned by MailFrontier. I asked him whether the Giants had ever been targeted by hackers.
Giving Aid To The Enemy
Commentary  |  3/17/2005  | 
Cybercrooks don't need any extra help, but they're getting it from their victims. Look what happened at the Internal Revenue Service.
3-D Expected To Have More Success With Security Than With Sharks
Commentary  |  3/9/2005  | 
3-D isn't much more than a gimmick when it comes to movies. I didn't find Jaws 3 (in 3-D!) any scarier than the first two films simply because my eyes could perceive a subtle depth between the killer shark and its victims. But in the world of biometric security, 3-D is poised to become a significant breakthrough in the quest to keep the bad guys off of airplanes and away from the nation's critical infrastructure. The question is, when?


Election Websites, Back-End Systems Most at Risk of Cyberattack in Midterms
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  8/14/2018
Australian Teen Hacked Apple Network
Dark Reading Staff 8/17/2018
Data Privacy Careers Are Helping to Close the IT Gender Gap
Dana Simberkoff, Chief Risk, Privacy, and Information Security Officer, AvePoint, Inc.,  8/20/2018
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CVE-2017-17305
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-21
Some Huawei Firewall products USG2205BSR V300R001C10SPC600; USG2220BSR V300R001C00; USG5120BSR V300R001C00; USG5150BSR V300R001C00 have a Bleichenbacher Oracle vulnerability in the IPSEC IKEv1 implementations. Remote attackers can decrypt IPSEC tunnel ciphertext data by leveraging a Bleichenbacher R...
CVE-2017-17311
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-21
Some Huawei Firewall products USG2205BSR V300R001C10SPC600; USG2220BSR V300R001C00; USG5120BSR V300R001C00; USG5150BSR V300R001C00 have a DoS vulnerability in the IPSEC IKEv1 implementations of Huawei Firewall products. Due to improper handling of the malformed messages, an attacker may sent crafted...
CVE-2017-17312
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-21
Some Huawei Firewall products USG2205BSR V300R001C10SPC600; USG2220BSR V300R001C00; USG5120BSR V300R001C00; USG5150BSR V300R001C00 have a DoS vulnerability in the IPSEC IKEv1 implementations of Huawei Firewall products. Due to improper handling of the malformed messages, an attacker may sent crafted...
CVE-2018-12115
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-21
In all versions of Node.js prior to 6.14.4, 8.11.4 and 10.9.0 when used with UCS-2 encoding (recognized by Node.js under the names `'ucs2'`, `'ucs-2'`, `'utf16le'` and `'utf-16le'`), `Buffer#write()` can be abused to write outside of the bounds of a single `Buffer`. Writes that start from the second...
CVE-2018-7166
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-21
In all versions of Node.js 10 prior to 10.9.0, an argument processing flaw can cause `Buffer.alloc()` to return uninitialized memory. This method is intended to be safe and only return initialized, or cleared, memory. The third argument specifying `encoding` can be passed as a number, this is misint...