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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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CVE-2020-24847
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
A Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) vulnerability is identified in FruityWifi through 2.4. Due to a lack of CSRF protection in page_config_adv.php, an unauthenticated attacker can lure the victim to visit his website by social engineering or another attack vector. Due to this issue, an unauthenticat...
CVE-2020-24848
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
FruityWifi through 2.4 has an unsafe Sudo configuration [(ALL : ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL]. This allows an attacker to perform a system-level (root) local privilege escalation, allowing an attacker to gain complete persistent access to the local system.
CVE-2020-5990
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
NVIDIA GeForce Experience, all versions prior to 3.20.5.70, contains a vulnerability in the ShadowPlay component which may lead to local privilege escalation, code execution, denial of service or information disclosure.
CVE-2020-25483
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
An arbitrary command execution vulnerability exists in the fopen() function of file writes of UCMS v1.4.8, where an attacker can gain access to the server.
CVE-2020-5977
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
NVIDIA GeForce Experience, all versions prior to 3.20.5.70, contains a vulnerability in NVIDIA Web Helper NodeJS Web Server in which an uncontrolled search path is used to load a node module, which may lead to code execution, denial of service, escalation of privileges, and information disclosure.