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Content posted in April 2005
Who Knew Shoe Shopping Could Lead To This?
Commentary  |  4/19/2005  | 
As I sit here admiring my Lizsport slip-ons--so stylish and yet so comfortable--and contemplate my Christmas season purchase of black, knee-high boots--so stylish but not quite so comfortable--I can't help but wonder if the thrill of the purchase is worth the risk of personal data theft.
Not Again! Personal Data Compromised
Commentary  |  4/12/2005  | 
Here's hoping that you don't hear from LexisNexis soon. If so, it's likely to be bad news.
Another Casualty For Homeland Security
Commentary  |  4/8/2005  | 
Nowhere has the government's struggle to keep the country safe while at the same time preserving individual liberties been more pronounced than at the Transportation Security Administration. On 9/11 air travel proved to be the weakest link in national security, and a lot of money and effort has since been spent to correct this. Now TSA, which launched in 2002 with ambitious and uncompromising goals of using technology and manpower to keep the airways from again being used as instruments of terro


Election Websites, Back-End Systems Most at Risk of Cyberattack in Midterms
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  8/14/2018
Intel Reveals New Spectre-Like Vulnerability
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading,  8/15/2018
Data Privacy Careers Are Helping to Close the IT Gender Gap
Dana Simberkoff, Chief Compliance and Risk Management Officer, AvePoint, Inc,  8/20/2018
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CVE-2018-15601
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-21
apps/filemanager/handlers/upload/drop.php in Elefant CMS 2.0.3 performs a urldecode step too late in the "Cannot upload executable files" protection mechanism.
CVE-2018-15603
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-21
An issue was discovered in Victor CMS through 2018-05-10. There is XSS via the Author field of the "Leave a Comment" screen.
CVE-2018-15598
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-21
Containous Traefik 1.6.x before 1.6.6, when --api is used, exposes the configuration and secret if authentication is missing and the API's port is publicly reachable.
CVE-2018-15599
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-21
The recv_msg_userauth_request function in svr-auth.c in Dropbear through 2018.76 is prone to a user enumeration vulnerability because username validity affects how fields in SSH_MSG_USERAUTH messages are handled, a similar issue to CVE-2018-15473 in an unrelated codebase.
CVE-2018-0501
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-21
The mirror:// method implementation in Advanced Package Tool (APT) 1.6.x before 1.6.4 and 1.7.x before 1.7.0~alpha3 mishandles gpg signature verification for the InRelease file of a fallback mirror, aka mirrorfail.