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Content tagged with Black Hat posted in July 2014
10 Dramatic Moments In Black Hat History
Slideshows  |  7/31/2014  | 
From Google hacking to ATM "jackpotting" to the NSA -- Black Hat has had some memorable moments over the years.
New Mobile Phone '0wnage' Threat Discovered
News  |  7/31/2014  | 
Widespread major vulnerabilities discovered in client control software that affect nearly all smartphone platforms: Details to come at Black Hat USA next week.
Security Holes Found In Some DLP Products
News  |  7/30/2014  | 
Researchers to reveal key security flaws in commercial and open-source data loss prevention software at Black Hat USA next week.
Dark Reading Radio: Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Fail
Commentary  |  7/29/2014  | 
Learn about newly found vulnerabilities in commercial and open-source DLP software in our latest episode of Dark Reading Radio with security researchers Zach Lanier and Kelly Lum.
Myth-Busting Machine Learning In Security
News  |  7/28/2014  | 
Black Hat USA presentation to help quell misconceptions and confusion over machine learning methods in today's security tools.
7 Black Hat Sessions Sure To Cause A Stir
Slideshows  |  7/22/2014  | 
At Black Hat, researchers will point out the weaknesses in everything from the satellites in outer space to the thermostat in your home.
Don't Overestimate EMV Protections, Underestimate Card Thief Sophistication
News  |  7/21/2014  | 
At Black Hat, an AccessData researcher will offer up a crash course in card payment tech and protections to root out security community misconceptions
Hacking Your Hotel Room
News  |  7/18/2014  | 
At Black Hat USA next month, a researcher will show how to hack your way into controlling everything in a hotel room -- from lighting to television sets.
Ransomware: 5 Threats To Watch
Slideshows  |  7/17/2014  | 
Cyber criminals have kicked it up a notch with nasty malware that locks you out of your machine and holds it for ransom.
Tapping Into A Homemade Android Army
News  |  7/15/2014  | 
Black Hat speaker will detail how security researchers can expedite their work across numerous Android devices at once.
Black Hat USA 2014: Third-Party Vulns Spread Like Diseases
News  |  7/7/2014  | 
Understanding the impact of vulnerabilities in libraries and other components
Researcher Finds Flaws In Key Oracle Security Feature
News  |  7/2/2014  | 
Famed security researcher and Oracle database expert David Litchfield next month at Black Hat USA will present details of weaknesses he discovered in a widely touted new security feature in Oracle databases.


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PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
A Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) vulnerability is identified in FruityWifi through 2.4. Due to a lack of CSRF protection in page_config_adv.php, an unauthenticated attacker can lure the victim to visit his website by social engineering or another attack vector. Due to this issue, an unauthenticat...
CVE-2020-24848
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
FruityWifi through 2.4 has an unsafe Sudo configuration [(ALL : ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL]. This allows an attacker to perform a system-level (root) local privilege escalation, allowing an attacker to gain complete persistent access to the local system.
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PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
NVIDIA GeForce Experience, all versions prior to 3.20.5.70, contains a vulnerability in the ShadowPlay component which may lead to local privilege escalation, code execution, denial of service or information disclosure.
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PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
An arbitrary command execution vulnerability exists in the fopen() function of file writes of UCMS v1.4.8, where an attacker can gain access to the server.
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PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
NVIDIA GeForce Experience, all versions prior to 3.20.5.70, contains a vulnerability in NVIDIA Web Helper NodeJS Web Server in which an uncontrolled search path is used to load a node module, which may lead to code execution, denial of service, escalation of privileges, and information disclosure.