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Content tagged with Compliance posted in June 2011
Up-And-Coming Botnet Uses Same Malware Kit As Defunct Mariposa
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
'Butterfly bot' kit steals financial information, but its licensing model could ultimately lead authorities to its newest botmasters
LulzSec Went After Qakbot, Mariposa Bots
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
Meanwhile, Anonymous offering bot-herding, other hacker training for its recruits via IRC, security expert says
New Chubb Service Helps Businesses Minimize Fallout From Data Breach
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
Service is available through eRisk Hub
Former College Kid's Guilty Plea To Hacking Highlights Low-Tech DB Theft
News  |  6/24/2011  | 
Defendants targeted university's databases of faculty, staff, alumni, and student information, and financial accounts with a social engineering scheme that used poisoned USBs, phishing emails
Two Fake AV Rings Busted By FBI In 'Operation Trident Tribunal'
Quick Hits  |  6/23/2011  | 
Reports out of the Ukraine appear to indicate that the Conficker worm might have been one of the vehicles for spreading the scareware
Spear Phishers Aiming At SMBs
News  |  6/22/2011  | 
Pilfered email addresses and personal information from Epsilon and Sony breaches will make attacks on SMBs even more likely
Breach Patrol: When Should Customers Be Told?
News  |  6/17/2011  | 
Speed of notifications seems to be a key question now
Russian Company Tests ATM That Can Detect Faces, Lies
Quick Hits  |  6/10/2011  | 
Souped-up authentication includes voice recognition, facial recognition -- and a lie detector
Court Ruling Puts Security Burden On SMBs, Not Banks
News  |  6/8/2011  | 
Security experts cry foul in U.S. District Court ruling in $500,000 online bank account heist from construction firm
Replacing RSA SecurID Tokens Not So Simple
News  |  6/7/2011  | 
There are plenty of in-house logistics -- and no guarantees that the new tokens won't be eventually compromised, security experts say
Google Reveals Attack On Gmail
Quick Hits  |  6/3/2011  | 
Hundreds of personal accounts, including those of senior U.S. government officials, are affected
For Malware Developers, Mac Moves From Safe Zone To Target Zone
News  |  6/1/2011  | 
Growth of mobile devices, shortage of strong defenses make Apple look appetizing to authors of malicious code

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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.