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Content posted in October 2011
Basic Baselining For Quick Situational Awareness
Commentary  |  10/28/2011  | 
Baselines can be extremely valuable in knowing what's going on within your network, but they can't help if they're not created -- start with the basics
UBS Finds Risk Management Stress Test Costly
Commentary  |  10/25/2011  | 
UBS failed to stop a single rogue trader from racking up $2 billion in losses. Yet, some experts argue that banks overall may be better than others at managing risk.
Sinkholing For Profit
Commentary  |  10/24/2011  | 
Concerns over the legality and ethics of security organizations that profit from their sinkhole operations
Does Cybercrime Pay?
Commentary  |  10/21/2011  | 
Turning a profit in today's underground economy remains tough. Here's why.
Authentication Reality Check
Commentary  |  10/18/2011  | 
Two-factor authentication products slow to catch on
On Trusting Certificate Authorities
Commentary  |  10/18/2011  | 
The time has come for a way to vet CAs by reputation
Authentication With Hardware
Commentary  |  10/18/2011  | 
Needed: a unified way for users to log in websites regardless of the device they are using
FFIEC Goes Beyond Traditional Authentication
Commentary  |  10/18/2011  | 
The FFIEC recommends that organizations provide additional business and fraud detection controls to offset weaknesses in authentication technology
Pro Pen Testing: The Zero-Knowledge Approach
Commentary  |  10/14/2011  | 
Special care must be taken in a penetration test that locates targets with 'zero-knowledge'
McAfee + NitroSecurity: SIEM Merger Done Right
Commentary  |  10/12/2011  | 
McAfee showcases the perfect security company merger by bringing out a SIEM offering that better anticipates an increasingly hostile world
Advanced Threats And Scenario-Based Penetration Testing
Commentary  |  10/12/2011  | 
Why your pen-test efforts probably aren't preparing you for the worst
DerbyCon Fosters Community -- Videos Available Online
Commentary  |  10/7/2011  | 
DerbyCon's successful first year reminds us of what the security community is all about: sharing and learning from others, promoting new ideas, and advancing the art of security
Steve Jobs And Tech Security
Commentary  |  10/6/2011  | 
Apple's products continue to highlight what relatively secure operating system environments look like.
Most Consumers Don't Lock Mobile Phone Via PIN
Commentary  |  10/4/2011  | 
44% of respondents say its's too much of a hassle, new survey reports.


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CVE-2020-10560
PUBLISHED: 2020-03-30
An issue was discovered in Open Source Social Network (OSSN) through 5.3. A user-controlled file path with a weak cryptographic rand() can be used to read any file with the permissions of the webserver. This can lead to further compromise. The attacker must conduct a brute-force attack against the S...
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PUBLISHED: 2020-03-30
When MELSOFT transmission port (UDP/IP) of Mitsubishi Electric MELSEC iQ-R series (all versions), MELSEC iQ-F series (all versions), MELSEC Q series (all versions), MELSEC L series (all versions), and MELSEC F series (all versions) receives massive amount of data via unspecified vectors, resource co...
CVE-2020-5551
PUBLISHED: 2020-03-30
Toyota 2017 Model Year DCU (Display Control Unit) allows an unauthenticated attacker within Bluetooth range to cause a denial of service attack and/or execute an arbitrary command. The affected DCUs are installed in Lexus (LC, LS, NX, RC, RC F), TOYOTA CAMRY, and TOYOTA SIENNA manufactured in the re...
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PUBLISHED: 2020-03-27
Local Privilege Escalation can occur in PHOENIX CONTACT PORTICO SERVER through 3.0.7 when installed to run as a service.
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PUBLISHED: 2020-03-27
Insecure, default path permissions in PHOENIX CONTACT PC WORX SRT through 1.14 allow for local privilege escalation.