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Content tagged with Compliance posted in March 2013
Arguments Against Security Awareness Are Shortsighted
Commentary  |  3/25/2013  | 
A counterpoint to Bruce Schneier's recent post on security awareness training for users
Mission Impossible: 4 Reasons Compliance Is Impossible
Commentary  |  3/25/2013  | 
Compliance, like security, is not a constant
Monitoring The Nomads In Your Network
News  |  3/22/2013  | 
As more employees bring their own devices into the network, tracking the nomadic technology can be difficult. From basic to sophisticated, options abound, say experts
Genesco Lawsuit Could Shake PCI Compliance Regime To Its Core
News  |  3/21/2013  | 
If courts were to reverse $13 million in fines levied by Visa against the retailer, it could take a lot of wind out of PCI's sails
Botnet Business Booming
Quick Hits  |  3/19/2013  | 
Some dismantled botnets rank in the top ten most prevalent as old bot malware gets repurposed, according to new Fortinet report
On Security Awareness Training
Commentary  |  3/19/2013  | 
The focus on training obscures the failures of security design
Defending Local Admin Against Physical Attacks
Commentary  |  3/13/2013  | 
Physical access usually spells game over, but protections can be put in place to help defend against local boot attacks
FTC Goes After Text-Message Spammers
Quick Hits  |  3/8/2013  | 
The Federal Trade Commission filings go after 29 defendants sending 180 million phony text messages promising free gift cards
An Auditor's Thoughts On Access Control
News  |  3/7/2013  | 
Four key access control considerations an auditor will look for
Cybercriminals Likely To Expand Use Of Browser Proxies
News  |  3/7/2013  | 
Online thieves targeting victims in Brazil use a browser feature known as proxy auto-configuration to send victims to malicious sites
The Great Lie Of Compliance
Commentary  |  3/6/2013  | 
If you believe you are fully compliant, then you are not
Desktops-As-A-Service Boost Security, But Beware
News  |  3/5/2013  | 
At RSA session, panelists argue that companies can better protect sensitive data and systems by using virtual desktop infrastructure, but warn that everything relies on the quality of the hypervisor
Tale Of Two Compromises Provides Lessons For SMBs
News  |  3/1/2013  | 
The stories behind the hacking of a startup's CEO and a journalist, as told at the RSA Conference, provides small and midsize businesses with good tactics to secure their businesses

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NScript in mpengine in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine with Engine Version before 1.1.13704.0, as used in Windows Defender and other products, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (type confusion and application crash) via crafted JavaScript code within ...

Published: 2017-05-08
unixsocket.c in lxterminal through 0.3.0 insecurely uses /tmp for a socket file, allowing a local user to cause a denial of service (preventing terminal launch), or possibly have other impact (bypassing terminal access control).

Published: 2017-05-08
A privilege escalation vulnerability in Brocade Fibre Channel SAN products running Brocade Fabric OS (FOS) releases earlier than v7.4.1d and v8.0.1b could allow an authenticated attacker to elevate the privileges of user accounts accessing the system via command line interface. With affected version...

Published: 2017-05-08
Improper checks for unusual or exceptional conditions in Brocade NetIron 05.8.00 and later releases up to and including 06.1.00, when the Management Module is continuously scanned on port 22, may allow attackers to cause a denial of service (crash and reload) of the management module.

Published: 2017-05-08
Nextcloud Server before 11.0.3 is vulnerable to an inadequate escaping leading to a XSS vulnerability in the search module. To be exploitable a user has to write or paste malicious content into the search dialogue.