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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-2017-0290
Published: 2017-05-09
NScript in mpengine in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine with Engine Version before 1.1.13704.0, as used in Windows Defender and other products, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (type confusion and application crash) via crafted JavaScript code within ...

CVE-2016-10369
Published: 2017-05-08
unixsocket.c in lxterminal through 0.3.0 insecurely uses /tmp for a socket file, allowing a local user to cause a denial of service (preventing terminal launch), or possibly have other impact (bypassing terminal access control).

CVE-2016-8202
Published: 2017-05-08
A privilege escalation vulnerability in Brocade Fibre Channel SAN products running Brocade Fabric OS (FOS) releases earlier than v7.4.1d and v8.0.1b could allow an authenticated attacker to elevate the privileges of user accounts accessing the system via command line interface. With affected version...

CVE-2016-8209
Published: 2017-05-08
Improper checks for unusual or exceptional conditions in Brocade NetIron 05.8.00 and later releases up to and including 06.1.00, when the Management Module is continuously scanned on port 22, may allow attackers to cause a denial of service (crash and reload) of the management module.

CVE-2017-0890
Published: 2017-05-08
Nextcloud Server before 11.0.3 is vulnerable to an inadequate escaping leading to a XSS vulnerability in the search module. To be exploitable a user has to write or paste malicious content into the search dialogue.