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Content tagged with Vulnerabilities / Threats posted in October 2010
Slideshow: The 10 Most Common Database Vulnerabilities
Slideshows  |  10/29/2010  | 
AppSec's Team SHATTER shares the top 10 database vulnerabilities it sees most commonly plaguing organizations over and over again
Firesheep Exposes Need For Encryption
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
Using Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, Flickr, or other Web services on an open WiFi network could lead to lead to account hijacking.
Bredolab Botnet Still Spewing Malware
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
Days after Dutch authorities disabled 143 command and control servers, security researchers are seeing new signs of life.
Adobe Acknowledges Active Flash Exploit
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
Zero-day bug, which won't be patched for two weeks, is being delivered in a malicious PDF targeted toward job seekers.
Easy-To-Find Brute-Force Tools
News  |  10/28/2010  | 
Tools are available to create word lists that can be used for brute-force attacks to nab passwords.
Social Networks' Threat To Security
News  |  10/28/2010  | 
Weak passwords and insecure personal information could put your company's data at risk.
Banks Weak Against Credit Card Skimming Attacks
News  |  10/28/2010  | 
Gartner warns that anti-skimming standards and technologies aren't keeping up with recent spate of attacks, which can quickly net individual gangs $500,000 a month.
Microsoft Windows Still Vulnerable To DLL Hijacking
News  |  10/28/2010  | 
Even patched applications aren't safe from bug, says ACROS security researcher.
President Should Have 'Kill Switch' For Internet, Most Americans Say
Quick Hits  |  10/28/2010  | 
Worries of Internet security rank below financial, personal, and national security among people worldwide surveyed by Unisys
Java Trojan Bungles Mac Attack
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
Mac malware might be worrisome if it were coded better.
Vietnam Is Riskiest Country Domain, Study Says
Quick Hits  |  10/27/2010  | 
Bad guys say good morning, Vietnam, good night, Singapore
FTC Ends Google Street View Investigation
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
The steps Google has taken to improve its internal controls are enough for the FTC.
Iranian Cyber Army Joins Botnet Business
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
Up to 20 million machines may be infected by malware network, which may be backed by Iranian authorities, finds Seculert.
Facebook Plans Encryption To Fix Privacy
News  |  10/21/2010  | 
Developers have been asked to review a proposal to encrypt information passed through Facebook application URLs.
Canada, Spain Scold Google Over Privacy
News  |  10/20/2010  | 
Investigations in the two countries fault Google for gathering WiFi data by mistake.
Interop: Enterprises Lax On Mobile Security
News  |  10/20/2010  | 
Most corporations treat smartphones as second-class citizens when it comes to protecting against threats and vulnerabilities, panelists say.
Panda Security Launches Panda Antivirus For Mac
News  |  10/20/2010  | 
Solution provides protection against threats to Mac desktops and laptops, as well as scanning capabilities for iPhone, iPad, and iPod
Malware Winning Battle Against Antivirus Software
News  |  10/20/2010  | 
Security apps' threat-stopping ability declined 6% over the past year as threats gained sophistication, finds NSS Labs.
Metasploit: One Year After The Rapid7 Acquisition
News  |  10/19/2010  | 
Pen testers weigh in on whether the deal was a success or a sellout
Stonesoft Warns Of Complex Hacking Technique Vulnerability
News  |  10/18/2010  | 
Intrusion detection and prevention systems are subject to exploitation by attackers employing multiple simultaneous evasion methods, cautions the Finnish security firm.
Anti-Botnet Startup Quietly Emerges From Stealth Mode
News  |  10/14/2010  | 
Umbra Data offers 'Dark Side Intelligence' on botnet activity for service providers, ISPs, and enterprises
Microsoft Finds U.S. Leads In Botnets
News  |  10/14/2010  | 
The continued prevalence of infected computers has Microsoft arguing for computer quarantines.
Product Watch: AVG Releases Pair Of SMB Security Solutions
News  |  10/14/2010  | 
Both products provide protection for file servers and for endpoint devices
Microsoft Removed 6.5 Million Bots From Windows Machines In Q2
News  |  10/13/2010  | 
Report shows fruits -- and frustrations -- of Microsoft, others' labors in targeting botnets
Microsoft Unleashes Massive Security Patch
News  |  10/12/2010  | 
It's another record-breaking month for fixing software flaws.
Smart Grids Offer Cyber Attack Opportunities
News  |  10/11/2010  | 
Hackers are likely to exploit the 440 million potential targets researchers predict smart grids will offer by 2015.
University Study Offers Recipe For Stealth Malware Attacks Via Social Networks
Quick Hits  |  10/11/2010  | 
'Stealing Reality' suggests that social net-based attacks could be more dangerous than traditional network attacks
Microsoft Preps Record Security Patch Tuesday
News  |  10/8/2010  | 
To lighten the patch burden over the holiday season, Microsoft plans to release an unprecedented number of fixes in October.
Outgunned: How Security Tech Is Failing Us
News  |  10/7/2010  | 
Our testing shows we're spending billions on defenses that are no match for the stealthy attacks being thrown at us today. What can be done?
Outgunned: How Security Tech Is Failing Us
News  |  10/7/2010  | 
Our testing shows we're spending billions on defenses that are no match for the stealthy attacks being thrown at us today. What can be done?
Fannie Mae Insider Convicted For Planting Malware
News  |  10/7/2010  | 
Former Unix engineer inserted malicious script designed to destroy data at the financial services firm, finds federal jury.
Cryptome Hack Under Investigation
News  |  10/7/2010  | 
Whistleblowing site's founder claims attacker was retaliating against posting of sensitive documents.
Product Watch: Symantec Launches New Reputation-Based Product Line
News  |  10/6/2010  | 
'Ubiquity' harnesses anonymous data from millions of installed Symantec products
Critical Infrastructure Providers Face Politically Motivated Attacks
News  |  10/6/2010  | 
A Symantec survey finds that half of critical infrastructure providers have experienced politically motivated attacks against their networks.
Understanding The Mindset Of The Evil Insider
Commentary  |  10/4/2010  | 
Technology is typically going to serve as the basis for insider threat attacks. One of the major key technology areas is information extraction, and it must be clearly understood so an organization can try to stay one step ahead of the malicious insider.
Massive Phishing Attack Targets iTunes Customers
Quick Hits  |  10/4/2010  | 
Cleverly-crafted email tells users there is a problem with a purchase they haven't made, PandaLabs says
Financial Data Breaches Linked To Poor Security Compliance
News  |  10/4/2010  | 
Verizon finds organizations suffering losses are 50% less likely to have Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards compliance.
Security Researcher Wins Prestigious MacArthur "Genius" Grant
News  |  10/1/2010  | 
Dawn Song, head of the Berkeley lab that developed BitBlaze, will get $500,000 for more research

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Django Two-Factor Authentication before 1.12, stores the user's password in clear text in the user session (base64-encoded). The password is stored in the session when the user submits their username and password, and is removed once they complete authentication by entering a two-factor authenticati...
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In Bareos Director less than or equal to 16.2.10, 17.2.9, 18.2.8, and 19.2.7, a heap overflow allows a malicious client to corrupt the director's memory via oversized digest strings sent during initialization of a verify job. Disabling verify jobs mitigates the problem. This issue is also patched in...
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-10
Bareos before version 19.2.8 and earlier allows a malicious client to communicate with the director without knowledge of the shared secret if the director allows client initiated connection and connects to the client itself. The malicious client can replay the Bareos director's cram-md5 challenge to...
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-10
osquery before version 4.4.0 enables a priviledge escalation vulnerability. If a Window system is configured with a PATH that contains a user-writable directory then a local user may write a zlib1.dll DLL, which osquery will attempt to load. Since osquery runs with elevated privileges this enables l...
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-10
An exploitable SQL injection vulnerability exists in the Admin Reports functionality of Glacies IceHRM v26.6.0.OS (Commit bb274de1751ffb9d09482fd2538f9950a94c510a) . A specially crafted HTTP request can cause SQL injection. An attacker can make an authenticated HTTP request to trigger this vulnerabi...