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Content tagged with Compliance posted in July 2011
Shortened Breach Disclosure Periods Could Hurt Consumers
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Breach notification window in proposed law will make disclosure less beneficial to victims.
'Smart' Batteries May Leave Laptop Users Vulnerable, Researcher Says
News  |  7/28/2011  | 
In Black Hat talk, security expert will show a hack on an unexpected component: the laptop battery
Security Best Practices A Big FAIL In Most Organizations
Quick Hits  |  7/28/2011  | 
Enterprises, government agencies mostly missing the boat in proper security practices
More Windows Kernel Vulnerabilities May Yet Emerge, Researcher Says
News  |  7/19/2011  | 
After issuing dozens of patches this year, Microsoft could still have more work to do, Black Hat speaker warns
Microsoft Offers $250,000 Bounty To ID Rustock Botnet Operators
News  |  7/18/2011  | 
New tactic in response to evidence found in discovery process, Microsoft says
Botnet Postmortem: Rustock Now Less Than Half The Size It Was At Takedown
Quick Hits  |  7/5/2011  | 
New Microsoft report says Rustock victims likely infected with other malware, and still 'a long way to go' in cleaning up machines infected by the massive, now-defunct spamming botnet


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Lysa Myers, Security Researcher, ESET,  10/9/2019
USB Drive Security Still Lags
Dark Reading Staff 10/9/2019
How to Think Like a Hacker
Dr. Giovanni Vigna, Chief Technology Officer at Lastline,  10/10/2019
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CVE-2019-4031
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-16
IBM Workload Scheduler Distributed 9.2, 9.3, 9.4, and 9.5 contains a vulnerability that could allow a local user to write files as root in the file system, which could allow the attacker to gain root privileges. IBM X-Force ID: 155997.
CVE-2019-17626
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-16
ReportLab through 3.5.26 allows remote code execution because of toColor(eval(arg)) in colors.py, as demonstrated by a crafted XML document with '<span color="' followed by arbitrary Python code.
CVE-2019-17627
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-16
The Yale Bluetooth Key application for mobile devices allows unauthorized unlock actions by sniffing Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) traffic during one authorized unlock action, and then calculating the authentication key via simple computations on the hex digits of a valid authentication request. This a...
CVE-2019-17625
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-16
There is a stored XSS in Rambox 0.6.9 that can lead to code execution. The XSS is in the name field while adding/editing a service. The problem occurs due to incorrect sanitization of the name field when being processed and stored. This allows a user to craft a payload for Node.js and Electron, such...
CVE-2019-17624
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-16
In X.Org X Server 1.20.4, there is a stack-based buffer overflow in the function XQueryKeymap. For example, by sending ct.c_char 1000 times, an attacker can cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact.