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Content tagged with Black Hat posted in August 2019
Splunk Buys SignalFx for $1.05 Billion
Quick Hits  |  8/21/2019  | 
Deal will yield 'one platform that can monitor the entire enterprise application lifecycle,' Splunk CEO says.
Project Zero Turns 5: How Google's Zero-Day Hunt Has Grown
News  |  8/16/2019  | 
At Black Hat USA, Project Zero's team lead shared details of projects it has accomplished and its influence on the security community.
Researchers Show How SQLite Can Be Modified to Attack Apps
News  |  8/12/2019  | 
New technique involves query hijacking to trigger a wide range of memory safety issues within the widely used database engine, Check Point says.
Skepticism About Symantec and Trepidation About IoT
News  |  8/10/2019  | 
BLACK HAT 2019 -- Expert analysts from Informa, Eric Parizo and Tanner Johnson visit the Dark Reading News Desk to talk about the shake-ups at Symantec and trends in IoT security.
Significant Vulnerabilities Found in 6 Common Printer Brands
News  |  8/9/2019  | 
In a half-year project, two researchers tested six of the top enterprise printer brands and found vulnerabilities in every device, some of which allow remote execution.
How Behavioral Data Shaped a Security Training Makeover
News  |  8/8/2019  | 
A new program leveraged behavioral data of employees to determine when they excelled at security and where they needed improvement.
Equifax CISO: 'Trust Starts and Ends with You'
News  |  8/8/2019  | 
Organizational culture is key to good enterprise security posture, Jamil Farshchi told Black Hat attendees.
Siemens S7 PLCs Share Same Crypto Key Pair, Researchers Find
News  |  8/8/2019  | 
Researchers at Black Hat USA reveal how security authentication weaknesses in popular Siemens ICS family let them control a PLC.
Dark Reading News Desk Live at Black Hat USA 2019
News  |  8/8/2019  | 
Watch right here for 40 video interviews with speakers and sponsors. Streaming live from Black Hat USA Wednesday and Thursday 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern.
WhatsApp Messages Can Be Intercepted, Manipulated
News  |  8/8/2019  | 
Check Point security researchers demonstrate how a dangerous security weakness in the messaging application can be abused to spread fake news and carry out online scams.
Black Hat 2019: Security Culture Is Everyone's Culture
News  |  8/7/2019  | 
In his Black Hat USA keynote, Square's Dino Dai Zovi discussed lessons learned throughout his cybersecurity career and why culture trumps strategy.
Researchers Show Vulnerabilities in Facial Recognition
News  |  8/7/2019  | 
The algorithms that check for a user's 'liveness' have blind spots that can lead to vulnerabilities.
Boeing 787 On-Board Network Vulnerable to Remote Hacking, Researcher Says
News  |  8/7/2019  | 
Boeing disputes IOActive findings ahead of security firm's Black Hat USA presentation.
Mimecast Rejected Over 67 Billion Emails. Here's What It Learned
News  |  8/6/2019  | 
New research warns that security pros must guard against updates to older malware and more manipulative social-engineering techniques.
Ransomware Used in Multimillion-Dollar Attacks Gets More Automated
News  |  8/5/2019  | 
The authors of MegaCortex appear to have traded security for convenience and speed, say researchers at Accenture iDefense.
Microsoft Opens Azure Security Lab, Raises Top Azure Bounty to $40K
News  |  8/5/2019  | 
Microsoft has invited security experts to 'come and do their worst' to mimic cybercriminals in the Azure Security Lab.
Black Hat: A Summer Break from the Mundane and Controllable
Commentary  |  8/2/2019  | 
Enjoy the respite from the security tasks that await you back at home. Then prepare yourself for the uphill battles to come. Here's how.


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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.