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Content tagged with Vulnerabilities / Threats posted in August 2009
Microsoft IIS Zero-Day Vulnerability Reported
News  |  8/31/2009  | 
Exploit code affecting the FTP module for certain versions of Microsoft IIS has been posted online. US-CERT recommends taking countermeasures.
Identity Theft Ring Ensnared Fed Chairman Bernanke
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
Identity thieves may have drawn more attention that they wanted when they defrauded the nation's top banker.
5 Security Lessons From Real-World Data Breaches
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
We break the code of silence on data breaches to show how criminals operate -- and how you can thwart them.
CD-ROM 'Attack' Threatens Credit Unions
Quick Hits  |  8/27/2009  | 
National Credit Union Association warned credit unions nationwide of new, creative yet simple scam that uses phishing and malicious CD-ROM disks -- but it may be a false alarm
New Malicious Web Links Up More Than 500 Percent In First Half 2009
Quick Hits  |  8/26/2009  | 
Vulnerabilities level off, phishing is down, IBM XForce report says
Jessica Biel Searches Deemed Most Dangerous
News  |  8/25/2009  | 
Searching for celebrities may be one of the most effective ways to infect your computer.
Newly Discovered Vulnerability Could Threaten Cisco Wireless LANs
News  |  8/24/2009  | 
Flaw in Cisco Over-The-Air-Provisioning could allow attackers to gain control of wireless access points, AirMagnet researchers say
Identity Theft Malware Surges 600%
News  |  8/19/2009  | 
Hard times appear to be one reason for the explosion of malicious software designed to steal sensitive personal and financial information.
Startup Launches Free, Collaborative Antivirus Package
News  |  8/19/2009  | 
Immunet offers cloud-based solution that innoculates an entire community when one member is infected
Are Software Houses Infecting Their Customers?
Quick Hits  |  8/19/2009  | 
New virus infects source code written in popular Delphi language, Sophos says
Twitter Used As Botnet Command Center
Quick Hits  |  8/14/2009  | 
Researcher discovers first bot-herder using Twitter as its command-and-control hub, as well as Google's Jaiku microblogging service
E-Voting Machine Hack Steals Votes
News  |  8/12/2009  | 
University researchers fool an e-voting machine into swapping votes from one candidate to another
eBay To App Developers: Change Your Passwords
Quick Hits  |  8/12/2009  | 
Security risk could allow bad guys to access eBay's Developers Program user accounts
Social Zombies Out For Your Network, Not Brains
Commentary  |  8/10/2009  | 
Last week, I took a shot at the Marines for banning social networks without waiting for the Pentagon to finish looking into the threats posed by members of our armed forces using sites like Facebook and Twitter.
Tech Insight: Taking The Right Steps In Vulnerability Management
News  |  8/7/2009  | 
Overwhelmed with warnings about new threats and vulns? Here's a quick guide to managing the deluge
Most Microsoft Bing-Sponsored Search Ads Point To Phony Pharmacies
Quick Hits  |  8/4/2009  | 
Nine out of 10 Internet pharmacies that advertise on new search engine are fraudulent or illegal, according to new report from e-fraud watchdogs KnujOn and LegitScript
Software Updates Vulnerable To Hijacking
News  |  8/4/2009  | 
Public Wi-Fi networks present a risk to connected users even if they're not surfing the Internet, thanks to applications that try to update themselves automatically.


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Ransomware Is Not the Problem
Adam Shostack, Consultant, Entrepreneur, Technologist, Game Designer,  6/9/2021
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John Bock, Senior Research Scientist,  6/7/2021
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Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer,  6/10/2021
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PUBLISHED: 2021-06-18
RIOT-OS 2021.01 before commit 44741ff99f7a71df45420635b238b9c22093647a contains a buffer overflow which could allow attackers to obtain sensitive information.
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SerenityOS in test-crypto.cpp contains a stack buffer overflow which could allow attackers to obtain sensitive information.
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SerenityOS before commit 3844e8569689dd476064a0759d704bc64fb3ca2c contains a directory traversal vulnerability in tar/unzip that may lead to command execution or privilege escalation.
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PUBLISHED: 2021-06-18
RIOT-OS 2021.01 before commit 85da504d2dc30188b89f44c3276fc5a25b31251f contains a buffer overflow which could allow attackers to obtain sensitive information.