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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


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CVE-2018-20201
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-18
There is a stack-based buffer over-read in the jsfNameFromString function of jsflash.c in Espruino 2V00, leading to a denial of service or possibly unspecified other impact via a crafted js file.
CVE-2018-20194
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-18
There is a stack-based buffer underflow in the third instance of the calculate_gain function in libfaad/sbr_hfadj.c in Freeware Advanced Audio Decoder 2 (FAAD2) 2.8.8. A crafted input will lead to a denial of service or possibly unspecified other impact because limiting the additional noise energy l...
CVE-2018-20195
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-18
A NULL pointer dereference was discovered in ic_predict of libfaad/ic_predict.c in Freeware Advanced Audio Decoder 2 (FAAD2) 2.8.8. The vulnerability causes a segmentation fault and application crash, which leads to denial of service.
CVE-2018-20196
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-18
There is a stack-based buffer overflow in the third instance of the calculate_gain function in libfaad/sbr_hfadj.c in Freeware Advanced Audio Decoder 2 (FAAD2) 2.8.8. A crafted input will lead to a denial of service or possibly unspecified other impact because the S_M array is mishandled.
CVE-2018-20197
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-18
There is a stack-based buffer underflow in the third instance of the calculate_gain function in libfaad/sbr_hfadj.c in Freeware Advanced Audio Decoder 2 (FAAD2) 2.8.8. A crafted input will lead to a denial of service or possibly unspecified other impact because limiting the additional noise energy l...