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Content tagged with Black Hat posted in August 2012
Slide Show: Memorable Moments From Black Hat 2012
Slideshows  |  8/13/2012  | 
A look at some of the demos, hacks, awards, and parties at this year's Black Hat USA 2012 convention
Top 3 HTML5 Vulnerability Risk Categories
News  |  8/8/2012  | 
Forrester urges HTML5 adoption, but security researchers say secure coding should be in place from the start
Study: Phishing Messages Elude Filters, Frequently Hit Untrained Users
Quick Hits  |  8/7/2012  | 
Many users don't know how to respond to fraudulent email, according to survey of Black Hat attendees
Tech Insight: Offensive Countermeasures Help Defenders Fight Back
News  |  8/4/2012  | 
Defenders desperate to prevent attacks have begun taking measures to fight back against attackers
Don't Become Cats Chasing Mobile Security Laser Pointers
News  |  8/3/2012  | 
Mobile security threats may pose some risks, but do a risk analysis on the entire situation before diverting funds to fundamental security activities
Scope Of APTs More Widespread Than Thought
News  |  8/2/2012  | 
Researcher uncovers hundreds of different custom malware families used by cyberspies -- and discovers an Asian security company conducting cyberespionage
Hacking Oracle Database Indexes
News  |  8/1/2012  | 
Database indexes the new "low-hanging" fruit for database vulnerabilities
Black Hat: Researcher Demonstrates Hardware Backdoor
News  |  8/1/2012  | 
One security professional shows off techniques for backdooring computer hardware to allow an attack to better hide and be more persistent


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CVE-2020-24847
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.
CVE-2020-5990
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.
CVE-2020-25483
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.
CVE-2020-5977
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.