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Content tagged with Vulnerabilities / Threats posted in May 2009
Report Identifies The Most Dangerous -- And Safest -- Search Terms
Quick Hits  |  5/29/2009  | 
"Viagra" is surprisingly safe, but "screensaver" is a dangerous search, McAfee report says
Cybersecurity Review Finds U.S. Networks 'Not Secure'
News  |  5/29/2009  | 
The report dovetails with President Obama's call for the creation of a cybersecurity coordinator who will orchestrate and integrate federal cybersecurity policies and agendas.
Microsoft Warns Of 'Browse-And-Get-Owned' DirectX Flaw
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
The flaw could allow a remote attacker to execute malicious code by convincing or duping a user to open a specially crafted QuickTime media file.
Security Experts Raise Alarm Over Insider Threats
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
Economic troubles raising the stakes on potential threats, FIRST members say
Microsoft Issues IIS Security Advisory
News  |  5/19/2009  | 
An exploit of the vulnerability could give an attacker access to a directory that normally requires authentication.
Schools' Cybersecurity Needs Improvement
News  |  5/18/2009  | 
While more than half of surveyed schools reported a breach last year, 75% say their security infrastructure is adequate.
Tech Insight: Keeping Server Virtualization Secure
News  |  5/15/2009  | 
Don't let security worries stop you from virtualizing your servers -- but know the risks and ways to protect your systems and data
'Kramer' Is In The Building
Commentary  |  5/15/2009  | 
My firm, Secure Network Technologies, was recently hired by a large healthcare provider to perform a security assessment. As part of the job, my partner, Bob Clary, posed as an employee, similar to the "Seinfeld" episode in which Kramer shows up and works at a company where he was never actually hired.
DHS Disaster Recovery Plans Lacking, Report Finds
News  |  5/14/2009  | 
Eight of the Department of Homeland Security's 27 critical systems don't have an identified alternate processing site.
Microsoft Patches PowerPoint Flaws, But Not For Mac
News  |  5/12/2009  | 
One of the 14 Patch Tuesday bulletins is rated "critical" and the rest are rated "important." All of them could lead to remote code execution.
Report: Zeus Flips Kill Switch On More Than 100,000 PCs
Quick Hits  |  5/11/2009  | 
Botnet reportedly triggered a little-used capability called "Kill OS," rendering a blue screen on 100,000-plus PCs and making them difficult to reboot
Air Traffic Control System Repeatedly Hacked
News  |  5/7/2009  | 
A security audit finds a total of 763 high-risk, 504 medium-risk, and 2,590 low-risk vulnerabilities, such as weak passwords and unprotected folders.
Mass. Criminal Database Deemed Public Safety Risk
News  |  5/7/2009  | 
The 25-year-old system cannot reconcile arrests with court dispositions or use fingerprints to verify criminal history, state auditor Joe DeNucci finds.
Data Loss Prevention Rolling Review: Safend Safeguards At The Endpoint
News  |  5/7/2009  | 
Low-cost endpoint specialist gets the job done -- most of the time.
Google Chrome Update Scheme Beats Firefox, Safari, Opera
News  |  5/6/2009  | 
By automatically updating the browser every five hours, Google Chrome provides greater security than its competitors, according to a new study.
Viral Art: A Gallery Of Security Threats
News  |  5/5/2009  | 
Visually, online threats such as viruses, worms, and Trojans can be as beautiful as they are menacing to individual PC users, enterprises, and IT security professionals.
McAfee Report: Bot Infections Jump 50 Percent Over Last Year
Quick Hits  |  5/5/2009  | 
Botnets have added nearly 12 million new IP addresses since January, with Conficker malware representing only around 1 percent of all infections
NoScript Developer Apologizes For Meddling With AdBlock
News  |  5/4/2009  | 
His methods caused a furor in the Mozilla community over the weekend because he did not provide clear notification about what his software was doing.
Virginia Health Data Potentially Held Hostage
News  |  5/4/2009  | 
An extortion demand seeks $10 million to return more than 8 million patient records allegedly stolen from Virginia Department of Health Professions.


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A vulnerability of Helpcom could allow an unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary command. This vulnerability exists due to insufficient authentication validation.
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PUBLISHED: 2021-04-20
** UNSUPPORTED WHEN ASSIGNED ** The AdTran Personal Phone Manager software is vulnerable to multiple reflected cross-site scripting (XSS) issues. These issues impact at minimum versions 10.8.1 and below but potentially impact later versions as well since they have not previously been disclosed. Only...
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** UNSUPPORTED WHEN ASSIGNED ** AdTran Personal Phone Manager 10.8.1 software is vulnerable to an issue that allows for exfiltration of data over DNS. This could allow for exposed AdTran Personal Phone Manager web servers to be used as DNS redirectors to tunnel arbitrary data over DNS. NOTE: The aff...