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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-2020-11580
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-06
An issue was discovered in Pulse Secure Pulse Connect Secure (PCS) through 2020-04-06. The applet in tncc.jar, executed on macOS, Linux, and Solaris clients when a Host Checker policy is enforced, accepts an arbitrary SSL certificate.
CVE-2020-11581
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-06
An issue was discovered in Pulse Secure Pulse Connect Secure (PCS) through 2020-04-06. The applet in tncc.jar, executed on macOS, Linux, and Solaris clients when a Host Checker policy is enforced, allows a man-in-the-middle attacker to perform OS command injection attacks (against a client) via shel...
CVE-2020-11582
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-06
An issue was discovered in Pulse Secure Pulse Connect Secure (PCS) through 2020-04-06. The applet in tncc.jar, executed on macOS, Linux, and Solaris clients when a Host Checker policy is enforced, launches a TCP server that accepts local connections on a random port. This can be reached by local HTT...
CVE-2020-11585
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-06
There is an information disclosure issue in DNN (formerly DotNetNuke) 9.5 within the built-in Activity-Feed/Messaging/Userid/ Message Center module. A registered user is able to enumerate any file in the Admin File Manager (other than ones contained in a secure folder) by sending themselves a messag...
CVE-2020-5832
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-06
Symantec Data Center Security Manager Component, prior to 6.8.2 (aka 6.8 MP2), may be susceptible to a privilege escalation vulnerability, which is a type of issue whereby an attacker may attempt to compromise the software application to gain elevated access to resources that are normally protected ...