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Content tagged with Compliance posted in August 2008
Feds Shift Gears & Mandate DNSSEC for All Agencies
Quick Hits  |  8/28/2008  | 
US government takes a harder line on securing DNS infrastructure, but DNSSEC still hotly debated
Microsoft Offers Details on Privacy Features in IE8
News  |  8/27/2008  | 
New browser will allow user to better control access to surfing history, cookies
Hack Lets Researchers Silently Eavesdrop on IP Networks
Quick Hits  |  8/27/2008  | 
New twist on an old BGP routing vulnerability could change the face of data theft, researchers say
The Seven Deadliest Social Networking Hacks
News  |  8/26/2008  | 
Think you know who your real online friends are? You could be just a few hops away from a cybercriminal in today's social networks
User Buys Millions of Bank Records (& a PC) on eBay
Quick Hits  |  8/26/2008  | 
Used computer reveals sensitive customer data that should have been wiped clean, eBay buyer says
Best Western Denies Report of Massive Data Breach
News  |  8/25/2008  | 
Scottish newspaper says flaw exposed personal records of 8M hotel chain customers since 2007; Best Western says report is 'grossly unsubstantiated'
Life Insurer Takes New Approach to Two-Factor Authentication
News  |  8/22/2008  | 
Cryptocard technology helps Kansas City Life get the handle on a thorny access problem
ID Theft Ringleader Gets Three Days in Jail
Quick Hits  |  8/22/2008  | 
Man convicted of leading Canada's largest identity theft conspiracy is virtually sentenced to time served
Princeton Review Exposes Data on More Than 100,000 Students
News  |  8/19/2008  | 
Website configuration error left data accessible for seven weeks
Attacks Continue on Retail Stores, Restaurants
News  |  8/18/2008  | 
Criminals exploit wireless vulnerabilities, social engineering to collect large volumes of customer data
Spear Phishing Attack Unleashes 1.5M Spam Messages
Quick Hits  |  8/18/2008  | 
New Zealand university is exploited after convincing ruse fools four staffers
'Surf Jacking' Threatens Secure Browser Sessions
Quick Hits  |  8/14/2008  | 
Researcher launches proof of concept to show vulnerability in HTTPS
Stolen Wells Fargo Access Codes Threaten 7,000
Quick Hits  |  8/13/2008  | 
Thieves may have used credit reporting system to steal personal data
LinkedIn Hack Demonstrates Ease of Impersonation
Quick Hits  |  8/12/2008  | 
Researchers channel Marcus Ranum on popular social network, duping security icon's friends, family, and colleagues
Researchers: There's Gold in Them Thar Hacks
News  |  8/8/2008  | 
Black Hat presentation shows some simple methods hackers have used to get rich or die trying
'Bringing Sexy Back' to Hacking
News  |  8/7/2008  | 
DefCon session will feature iPhones running WiFi scans and sophisticated spear-phishing tricks
Kaminsky: DNS Vulnerability Will Affect Email, Internal Systems, Too
News  |  8/6/2008  | 
If you think the now-infamous flaw is limited to browsers and the Web, think again, pioneer researcher says
Malicious Botnet Stole Bank, Credit Union Credentials
News  |  8/6/2008  | 
New report says the 50 GB of data stolen were only one fourth of the data harvested
Feds Arrest Hackers of TJX, Other Retailers in Huge Conspiracy Bust
News  |  8/5/2008  | 
Eleven perpetrators held responsible for online theft and sale of more than 40 million credit and debit cards


Stop Defending Everything
Kevin Kurzawa, Senior Information Security Auditor,  2/12/2020
Small Business Security: 5 Tips on How and Where to Start
Mike Puglia, Chief Strategy Officer at Kaseya,  2/13/2020
5 Common Errors That Allow Attackers to Go Undetected
Matt Middleton-Leal, General Manager and Chief Security Strategist, Netwrix,  2/12/2020
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PyYAML 5.1 through 5.1.2 has insufficient restrictions on the load and load_all functions because of a class deserialization issue, e.g., Popen is a class in the subprocess module. NOTE: this issue exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2017-18342.
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In ruamel.yaml through 0.16.7, the load method allows remote code execution if the application calls this method with an untrusted argument. In other words, this issue affects developers who are unaware of the need to use methods such as safe_load in these use cases.
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A vulnerability in the Cisco ASA that could allow a remote attacker to successfully authenticate using the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client if the Secondary Authentication type is LDAP and the password is left blank, providing the primary credentials are correct. The vulnerabilities is due to improper in...
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PUBLISHED: 2020-02-19
A vulnerability in Cisco Unified Communications Manager could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack on the affected software. The vulnerabilities is due to improper input validation of certain parameters passed to the affected software. An attacker ...
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An issue was discovered in OpenStack Nova before 18.2.4, 19.x before 19.1.0, and 20.x before 20.1.0. It can leak consoleauth tokens into log files. An attacker with read access to the service's logs may obtain tokens used for console access. All Nova setups using novncproxy are affected. This is rel...