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Content tagged with Vulnerabilities / Threats posted in June 2010
Researchers Report Vulnerability In Microsoft Office 2010
Quick Hits  |  6/29/2010  | 
European researchers say they've discovered a flaw in Excel 2010, and another possible bug in Word 2010
Security Managers Report Weak Threat Defenses
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
Many organizations don't realize when they're being hit by zero-day and other advanced attacks, and they aren't responding effectively either, the Ponemon Institute reports.
Google Android Market Under Fire
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
A prominent programmer's call for Google to improve its Android Market is echoed by Android users and developers.
Network Security Threats Increasing
News  |  6/25/2010  | 
IT managers say mounting security risks combined with insufficient budgeting and staffing puts their organizations in danger, according to a netForensics study.
Comodo Warns Of VeriSign SSL Vulnerability
News  |  6/25/2010  | 
VeriSign said the supposed certificate request flaw is actually a feature and accused Comodo of not following standard vulnerability disclosure guidelines.
Kraken Botnet Making A Resurgence, Researcher Says
Quick Hits  |  6/24/2010  | 
Dismantled in 2009, once-powerful botnet is up to half its former size
Google Finds Flaws In Android Security Report
News  |  6/23/2010  | 
SMobile Systems' suggestion that two-thirds of Android apps are 'suspicious' fails to consider Android's security mechanisms, Google says.
Teens Engage In Risky Online Behavior
News  |  6/22/2010  | 
McAfee study finds teenagers often share personal information, including their name, location, or cell phone number, with strangers.
Symantec SMB Study Shows Security Concerns Rising
News  |  6/21/2010  | 
SMBs rank information loss and online attacks as their leading worries with more than 40% losing data in the past year and more than 70% victimized by cyberattacks.
Internet Registrars Accused Of Supporting Online Criminals
News  |  6/21/2010  | 
A report issued on Monday claims Internet Registrars are knowingly facilitating illegal activity online.
Fidelis, Cyveillance Team To Fight Cyber Threats
News  |  6/21/2010  | 
Fidelis is integrating its network security product, Fidelis XPS, directly with Anti-Malware and Anti-Phishing threat intelligence feeds from Cyveillance
Data Breaches Will Increase This Year, Security And Compliance Officers Say
Quick Hits  |  6/21/2010  | 
Majority of respondents also said their personal data is less secure
Microsoft Sues Hotmail Spammer Again
News  |  6/21/2010  | 
The company's complaint claims the defendants created fake Hotmail accounts in order to sanitize their spam messages and make them appear legitimate.
More Than One-Third Of Internet Page Views Are Porn, Study Says
Quick Hits  |  6/16/2010  | 
Interactive gaming grew more than 200 percent in first quarter, Optenet reports
Sophos Releases iPhone Security News App
News  |  6/14/2010  | 
Free application features quick, graphical look at the top viruses, spam, and malware in circulation.
Microsoft Security Vulnerability Disclosed
News  |  6/11/2010  | 
A Google security researcher revealed the flaw; Microsoft may release out-of-cycle fix.
Sophos Extends Antivirus To Cloud
News  |  6/10/2010  | 
Live security lookups and a refined host intrusion prevention system scan for viruses, malware, and malicious Web sites.
Security Flaws Found In DHS Network
News  |  6/10/2010  | 
An audit said the Department of Homeland Security's Active Directory use doesn't comply with security guidelines and leaves classified information vulnerable.
In Debate, Audience Finds That The Cyberwar Threat Is Not Exaggerated
News  |  6/10/2010  | 
Though hype abounds, the potential for damage from international cyberconflicts is real, experts say
Google Explains Security Procedures
News  |  6/4/2010  | 
In what it describes as a move toward greater transparency, Google has provided details about its security practices in a newly published paper.
FTC Reaches Settlement With Keylogger Maker
News  |  6/3/2010  | 
CyberSpy will be allowed to keep selling product, but not as a covert download
IE6 Browser Remains Attack Magnet
News  |  6/1/2010  | 
More than one-quarter of all Web traffic still flows to Microsoft's Internet Explorer 6 browser, which lacks a number of current security features, study shows.


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Nicole Sette, Director in the Cyber Risk practice of Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps,  11/19/2019
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Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading,  11/21/2019
Anatomy of a BEC Scam
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  11/21/2019
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Authentication Bypass vulnerability in the Microsoft Windows client in McAfee Client Proxy (MCP) prior to 3.0.0 allows local user to bypass scanning of web traffic and gain access to blocked sites for a short period of time via generating an authorization key on the client which should only be gener...
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PUBLISHED: 2019-11-22
Buffer overflow in CHICKEN 4.9.0 and 4.9.0.1 may allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via the 'select' function.
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PUBLISHED: 2019-11-22
generate_doygen.pl in ace before 6.2.7+dfsg-2 creates predictable file names in the /tmp directory which allows attackers to gain elevated privileges.
CVE-2019-16763
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-22
In Pannellum from 2.5.0 through 2.5.4 URLs were not sanitized for data URIs (or vbscript:), allowing for potential XSS attacks. Such an attack would require a user to click on a hot spot to execute and would require an attacker-provided configuration. The most plausible potential attack would be if ...