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Content posted in January 2013
Big Data Security Discussion
Commentary  |  1/31/2013
Answers to common big-data security questions
Going Green With Your Ones And Zeros
Commentary  |  1/30/2013
For better security, use less data
Combatting Advanced Threats In 2013 Through Basics
Commentary  |  1/28/2013
Focus on fixing the problems of a past generation before focusing on the next
Security No-Man's Land
Commentary  |  1/28/2013
As the industry descends on the RSA Conference to discuss the latest and greatest in security, the underserved midmarket continues to struggle with basic blocking and tackling. The industry machinery is not built to solve that problem
The Three Worst Words In The English Language: Can't We Just?
Commentary  |  1/25/2013
The road to poor identity and access management architecture is paved with "can't we justs." It's 2013: Find a way
Is Mobile Device Management The Answer?
Commentary  |  1/23/2013
MDM software is being considered by healthcare IT execs concerned about security.
Acing An Audit In 30 Minutes
Commentary  |  1/18/2013
Compliance audits don't have to be chaotic events
Java Security Warnings: Cut Through The Confusion
Commentary  |  1/18/2013
Recent warnings to deactivate Java are raising additional questions: What about JavaScript, EJB, JavaFX, Android and any other use of the programming language?
Uncertain State Of Cyber War
Commentary  |  1/17/2013
Just what does "cyber warfare" mean? We're still figuring out tactics and capabilities.
Cartoon: Forgot Password? Click Here
Commentary  |  1/14/2013
All Your Base Are In An Indeterminate State
Commentary  |  1/14/2013
Or the importance of timeliness in monitoring
How Well Do You Know Your Data?
Commentary  |  1/9/2013
The more you know about your data, the more effectively you can protect it
McAfee Takes Belize: Social Engineering Lesson
Commentary  |  1/9/2013
Eccentric antivirus firm founder John McAfee says he tricked people with spyware -- using free laptops. Social engineering attacks remain cheap, easy and effective.
When Cloud Computing Is The Wrong Fit
Commentary  |  1/9/2013
ROI is the first question to answer when deciding if cloud computing is a good platform for your enterprise. Three others involve compliance, infrastructure, and a strong business case.
What Is It You Would Say That You Do Here?
Commentary  |  1/8/2013
Here is a dangerous question to start the new year: Does your company actually need a security department? If you are doing CYA instead of CIA, the answer is probably no
You Keep Using That Word ...
Commentary  |  1/4/2013
When monitoring doesn't mean what you think it does


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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.