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Content posted in January 2012
Silent Authentication
Commentary  |  1/29/2012  | 
Authenticating users without explicit login
The Value Of Device Authentication
Commentary  |  1/29/2012  | 
'Fingerprinting' evolving to protect device IDs
The Mechanics Of Breach Notification
Commentary  |  1/27/2012  | 
Organizations need to know what constitutes a breach of identity data according to state laws and how to respond
Google Study: Social Media Enhances Privacy
Commentary  |  1/26/2012  | 
Sharing can shape your reputation, thereby building trust and privacy, Google research says. "Clean coal," meet "privacy-aware sharing." Let the oxymoron wars begin.
Looking Over The RIM And Into The Chasm
Commentary  |  1/25/2012  | 
What security folks need to learn from RIM's stunning downfall
9 Ways To Minimize Data Breach Fallout
Commentary  |  1/24/2012  | 
Symantec just revealed that attackers stole source code to its flagship Norton software in 2006, highlighting today's array of sharply different approaches to owning up to data breaches. Consider these essential policies.
Breach Notification: Know The Rules
Commentary  |  1/20/2012  | 
State and federal laws require notification when a breach of protected information occurs. You need to know which laws apply and how to comply
SOPA: Stop Grandstanding, Start Crafting An Alternative
Commentary  |  1/20/2012  | 
If Congress is so clueless about Internet dynamics, it's up to SOPA opponents to create a workable alternative for stopping online content piracy.
I Left My Data In El Segundo
Commentary  |  1/18/2012  | 
Data is the new bit of lost clothing you left behind on that road trip -- and two-factor authentication VPN is the way to go mobile
A Firsthand Piracy Experience
Commentary  |  1/18/2012  | 
Limited government support of intellectual property helps, but not the strong protections in SOPA/PIPA
How To Monitor Employees Without Being A Perv
Commentary  |  1/15/2012  | 
While we need to monitor our employees to protect organization secrets, there's no need to turn the workplace into a bad episode of Big Brother
Identity Versus Authentication
Commentary  |  1/12/2012  | 
Distinguishing between identity and authentication
2012 Will Be The Year Of The...
Commentary  |  1/11/2012  | 
After a rough 2011 for many large organizations, here's a look at what the world of advanced threats will bring in 2012
Partner Management 3: How To Assess Prospective Partners
Commentary  |  1/7/2012  | 
Regulations require organizations to periodically assess security and compliance practices; the key is to understand how to do so effectively -- without breaking the bank


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CVE-2020-15105
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-10
Django Two-Factor Authentication before 1.12, stores the user's password in clear text in the user session (base64-encoded). The password is stored in the session when the user submits their username and password, and is removed once they complete authentication by entering a two-factor authenticati...
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PUBLISHED: 2020-07-10
In Bareos Director less than or equal to 16.2.10, 17.2.9, 18.2.8, and 19.2.7, a heap overflow allows a malicious client to corrupt the director's memory via oversized digest strings sent during initialization of a verify job. Disabling verify jobs mitigates the problem. This issue is also patched in...
CVE-2020-4042
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-10
Bareos before version 19.2.8 and earlier allows a malicious client to communicate with the director without knowledge of the shared secret if the director allows client initiated connection and connects to the client itself. The malicious client can replay the Bareos director's cram-md5 challenge to...
CVE-2020-11081
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-10
osquery before version 4.4.0 enables a priviledge escalation vulnerability. If a Window system is configured with a PATH that contains a user-writable directory then a local user may write a zlib1.dll DLL, which osquery will attempt to load. Since osquery runs with elevated privileges this enables l...
CVE-2020-6114
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-10
An exploitable SQL injection vulnerability exists in the Admin Reports functionality of Glacies IceHRM v26.6.0.OS (Commit bb274de1751ffb9d09482fd2538f9950a94c510a) . A specially crafted HTTP request can cause SQL injection. An attacker can make an authenticated HTTP request to trigger this vulnerabi...