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Content posted in May 2005
Security Is the New Cold War
Commentary  |  5/27/2005  | 
Electronics, technology and ubiquitous computing have made the world a far more convenient and efficient place to live. The speed with which the things we can now do, get done, is as mind boggling as is the rate at which they quickly become obsolete, or melded with yet another cool, useful technology. Just look at the speed with which cell phones have been turned into the Swiss Army Knife of personal technology. Nevermind calling, it's fundamental use. How 80s.You can use cell phones today to ta
A Call From The North: Be Brutal Against Spammers
Commentary  |  5/19/2005  | 
A group of 10 business executives, consumers, academics, and government officials has spent the past year trying to figure out how best to stop unsolicited E-mail known as spam. The solution: brutalize violators with stiff financial penalties.
Phones Fight Phonies
Commentary  |  5/12/2005  | 
On Tuesday, VeriSign hosted a dinner for journalists at Le Colonial in San Francisco to help get its message out about strong authentication. Representatives from AOL, IBM, and Intuit also were in attendance. The idea is that journalists get good food and the hosts get good press. Of course, it's not officially quid pro quo, but it's hard to imagine companies sponsoring such events without some hope that what goes around comes around. Coincidentally, Bite public relations managed the affair.


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CVE-2013-3311
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-21
Directory traversal vulnerability in the Loftek Nexus 543 IP Camera allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in the URL of an HTTP GET request.
CVE-2013-3312
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-21
Multiple cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerabilities in the Loftek Nexus 543 IP Camera allow remote attackers to hijack the authentication of unspecified victims for requests that change (1) passwords or (2) firewall configuration, as demonstrated by a request to set_users.cgi.
CVE-2013-3313
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-21
The Loftek Nexus 543 IP Camera stores passwords in cleartext, which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information via an HTTP GET request to check_users.cgi. NOTE: cleartext passwords can also be obtained from proc/kcore when leveraging the directory traversal vulnerability in CVE-2013-331...
CVE-2013-3314
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-21
The Loftek Nexus 543 IP Camera allows remote attackers to obtain (1) IP addresses via a request to get_realip.cgi or (2) firmware versions (ui and system), timestamp, serial number, p2p port number, and wifi status via a request to get_status.cgi.
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PUBLISHED: 2019-11-21
Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in templates/openid-selector.tmpl in ikiwiki before 3.20150329 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the openid_identifier parameter in a verify action to ikiwiki.cgi.