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Content posted in April 2019
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Rapid7 Buys Network Monitoring Firm NetFort
Quick Hits  |  4/2/2019  | 
New technology will be integrated into Rapid7's cloud-based security analytics platform.
Nuanced Approach Needed to Deal With Huawei 5G Security Concerns
News  |  4/1/2019  | 
Governments need to adopt strategic approach for dealing with concerns over telecom vendor's suspected ties to China's intelligence apparatus, NATO-affiliated body says.
Restaurant Chains Hit in PoS Attack
Quick Hits  |  4/1/2019  | 
Buca di Beppo, Earl of Sandwich, and Planet Hollywood were among the chains hit in a nearly year-long breach of their point-of-sale systems.
ShadowHammer Dangers Include Update Avoidance
News  |  4/1/2019  | 
More fallout from the compromise of Asus's automated software update.
City of Albany Hit in Ransomware Attack
Quick Hits  |  4/1/2019  | 
Few details yet on the March 30 ransomware attack.
In the Race Toward Mobile Banking, Don't Forget Risk Management
Commentary  |  4/1/2019  | 
The rise of mobile banking and payment services has sparked widespread adoption, making a focus on risk essential.
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CVE-2016-11047
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-07
An issue was discovered on Samsung mobile devices with JBP(4.2) and KK(4.4) (Marvell chipsets) software. The ACIPC-MSOCKET driver allows local privilege escalation via a stack-based buffer overflow. The Samsung ID is SVE-2016-5393 (April 2016).
CVE-2016-11048
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-07
An issue was discovered on Samsung mobile devices with L(5.0/5.1) (Spreadtrum or Marvell chipsets) software. There is a Factory Reset Protection (FRP) bypass. The Samsung ID is SVE-2016-5421 (March 2016).
CVE-2016-11049
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-07
An issue was discovered on Samsung mobile devices with software through 2016-01-16 (Shannon333/308/310 chipsets). The IMEI may be retrieved and modified because of an error in managing key information. The Samsung ID is SVE-2016-5435 (March 2016).
CVE-2016-11050
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-07
An issue was discovered on Samsung mobile devices with S3(KK), Note2(KK), S4(L), Note3(L), and S5(L) software. An attacker can rewrite the IMEI by flashing crafted firmware. The Samsung ID is SVE-2016-5562 (March 2016).
CVE-2016-11051
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-07
An issue was discovered on Samsung mobile devices with J(4.2) (Qualcomm Wi-Fi chipsets) software. There is a buffer overflow in the Qualcomm WLAN Driver. The Samsung ID is SVE-2016-5326 (February 2016).