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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


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Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading,  6/20/2019
Pledges to Not Pay Ransomware Hit Reality
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  6/21/2019
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CVE-2019-12949
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-25
In pfSense 2.4.4-p2 and 2.4.4-p3, if it is possible to trick an authenticated administrator into clicking on a button on a phishing page, an attacker can leverage XSS to upload arbitrary executable code, via diag_command.php and rrd_fetch_json.php (timePeriod parameter), to a server. Then, the remot...
CVE-2019-12957
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-25
In Xpdf 4.01.01, a buffer over-read could be triggered in FoFiType1C::convertToType1 in fofi/FoFiType1C.cc when the index number is larger than the charset array bounds. It can, for example, be triggered by sending a crafted PDF document to the pdftops tool. It allows an attacker to use a crafted pd...
CVE-2019-12958
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-25
In Xpdf 4.01.01, a heap-based buffer over-read could be triggered in FoFiType1C::convertToType0 in fofi/FoFiType1C.cc when it is trying to access the second privateDicts array element, because the privateDicts array has only one element allocated.
CVE-2019-12951
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-24
An issue was discovered in Mongoose before 6.15. The parse_mqtt() function in mg_mqtt.c has a critical heap-based buffer overflow.
CVE-2019-10689
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-24
VVX products using UCS software version 5.9.2 and earlier with Better Together over Ethernet Connector (BToE) application version 3.9.1 and earlier provides insufficient authentication between the BToE application and the BToE component, resulting in leakage of sensitive information.