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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-2020-29378
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An issue was discovered on V-SOL V1600D V2.03.69 and V2.03.57, V1600D4L V1.01.49, V1600D-MINI V1.01.48, V1600G1 V2.0.7 and V1.9.7, and V1600G2 V1.1.4 OLT devices. It is possible to elevate the privilege of a CLI user (to full administrative access) by using the password [email protected]#y$z%x6x7q8c9z) for the e...
CVE-2020-29379
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-29
An issue was discovered on V-SOL V1600D4L V1.01.49 and V1600D-MINI V1.01.48 OLT devices. During the process of updating the firmware, the update script starts a telnetd -l /bin/sh process that does not require authentication for TELNET access.
CVE-2020-29380
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-29
An issue was discovered on V-SOL V1600D V2.03.69 and V2.03.57, V1600D4L V1.01.49, V1600D-MINI V1.01.48, V1600G1 V2.0.7 and V1.9.7, and V1600G2 V1.1.4 OLT devices. TELNET is offered by default but SSH is not always available. An attacker can intercept passwords sent in cleartext and conduct a man-in-...
CVE-2020-29381
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-29
An issue was discovered on V-SOL V1600D V2.03.69 and V2.03.57, V1600D4L V1.01.49, V1600D-MINI V1.01.48, V1600G1 V2.0.7 and V1.9.7, and V1600G2 V1.1.4 OLT devices. Command injection can occur in "upload tftp syslog" and "upload tftp configuration" in the CLI via a crafted filename...
CVE-2020-29382
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-29
An issue was discovered on V-SOL V1600D V2.03.69 and V2.03.57, V1600G1 V2.0.7 and V1.9.7, and V1600G2 V1.1.4 OLT devices. A hardcoded RSA private key (specific to V1600D, V1600G1, and V1600G2) is contained in the firmware images.