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Content tagged with Black Hat posted in August 2013
Can We End CSRF With Header-Based Browser Policies?
News  |  8/13/2013  | 
Newly proposed Storage Origin Security (SOS) policy presented at Black Hat could offer a simpler way to combat cross-site request forgery
Attackers' Toolbox Makes Malware Detection More Difficult
News  |  8/12/2013  | 
From virtual-machine detection to taking a 30-minute nap, the array of techniques used by attackers to stymie malware analysis is growing
A New Framework For Detecting Advanced Rootkits
News  |  8/9/2013  | 
Last week the security community gained another way to help secure endpoints as researchers released a new framework meant to root out rootkits in UEFI
Black Hat: The Problems Don't Change, But The Solutions Have
Commentary  |  8/9/2013  | 
An increase in attacker capabilities has drawn an innovative response from industry, and emerging research promises more to come
Maltego Gets More 'Teeth'
News  |  8/9/2013  | 
New features in Maltego, an open-source intelligence tool for defenders, allow penetration testers and attackers to gather data on vulnerable systems and manage botnets
Timing Attacks On Browsers Leak Sensitive Information
News  |  8/8/2013  | 
Variations in the redraw times of graphical elements could allow an attacker to see sites a user has visited, sensitive information
Medical-Device Flaws Will Take Time To Heal
News  |  8/7/2013  | 
Manufacturers are slow to patch up security issues, despite increasing pressure from patients, researchers and federal agencies
Slide Show: The Sights Of Black Hat
Slideshows  |  8/6/2013  | 
A photo recap of a week of research, crowds and parties at Black Hat USA 2013
Black Hat: Lessons For SMBs From The Dark Side Of Security
News  |  8/6/2013  | 
Issues affecting large enterprises are the bread and butter of Black Hat, but even smaller firms have something to learn
Black Hat: Moving Security Outside The Lines
Commentary  |  8/5/2013  | 
Enterprises clearly define security's responsibilities; attackers don't. It's time to think more like the attacker
Cutting Through The Mystique Of Testing The Mainframe
News  |  8/3/2013  | 
Mainframes are not enterprise dinosaurs -- they're modern systems running mission-critical data that must be scrutinized as much as any other part of the IT infrastructure
Water-Utility Honeynet Illuminates Real-World SCADA Threats
News  |  8/2/2013  | 
After a researcher constructs a fake water-utility network and puts it online, attackers quickly target the systems
Too Smart For Their Own Good: Attacking Smart TVs
News  |  8/2/2013  | 
Black Hat researchers show how the watchers can become the watched through smart TV attack techniques
SCADA Experts Simulate 'Catastrophic' Attack
News  |  8/1/2013  | 
Lack of security in remote oil drilling stations and other similar environments vulnerable to rudimentary but potentially disastrous attacks
'Comfoo' APT Cyberespionage Campaign Exposed
Quick Hits  |  8/1/2013  | 
Trojan used in the breach of RSA in 2010 remains active and prolific in targeted attacks
iOS Weaknesses Allow Attacks Via Trojan Chargers
News  |  8/1/2013  | 
Using weaknesses in Apple's flagship operating system, a simple computer disguised as a charging station can pair with, and then install malware on, any iPhone or iPad that connects to it
Creating Browser-Based Botnets Through Online Ad Networks
News  |  8/1/2013  | 
Researchers demonstrate how ads invoking JavaScript on viewers' browsers en masse could create untraceable networks to wreak DDoS damage


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CVE-2020-24847
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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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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
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.