Commentary

Content posted in December 2012
The Only Security Prediction That Matters
Commentary  |  12/26/2012  | 
In this silly season of year-end predictions, we need to collectively revisit the only prediction that will matter next year
Monitoring A La Borg
Commentary  |  12/24/2012  | 
What would a true infrastructure collective look like?
The Identity Cliff
Commentary  |  12/18/2012  | 
Kicking the can down the road on identity cannot go on forever. Not choosing to deal with improving identity and access architecture is a choice
You Are The Big Data
Commentary  |  12/15/2012  | 
Monitoring isn't just about systems anymore
S.C. Security Blunders Show Why States Get Hacked
Commentary  |  12/13/2012  | 
Governor blames data breach on Russian hackers and the IRS, but states' by-the-book IT ethos shows rules and regulations are the real culprit.
Don't Get 'Ha-Duped' By Big Data Security Products
Commentary  |  12/12/2012  | 
Some Big Data security recommendations
Hauling That 50-Pound Sack Of Compliance
Commentary  |  12/11/2012  | 
Done wrong, your compliance efforts can needlessly weigh your team down
The Most Important IAM Question: Who Does This?
Commentary  |  12/10/2012  | 
IAM projects get so wound up around tooling and processes that critical organizational questions go unanswered
Find The Right Data Archive Method
Commentary  |  12/10/2012  | 
Backup-as-archive is an increasingly viable storage solution, especially for companies that don't have strict data retention requirements.
What Is Big Data?
Commentary  |  12/7/2012  | 
Big data is not about buying more big iron
Royal Security Fail: 'May I Speak To Kate?'
Commentary  |  12/6/2012  | 
The oldest -- and most effective -- social engineering trick in the book remains getting on the phone and impersonating an insider. Ask Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge.


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Telesquare SDT-CS3B1 and SDT-CW3B1 devices through 1.2.0 have a default factory account. Remote attackers can obtain access to the device via TELNET using a hardcoded account.
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RSA Authentication Manager Operation Console, versions 8.3 P1 and earlier, contains a stored cross-site scripting vulnerability. A malicious Operations Console administrator could potentially exploit this vulnerability to store arbitrary HTML or JavaScript code through the web interface. When other ...
CVE-2018-1254
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-21
RSA Authentication Manager Security Console, versions 8.3 P1 and earlier, contains a reflected cross-site scripting vulnerability. A remote unauthenticated attacker could potentially exploit this vulnerability by tricking a victim Security Console administrator to supply malicious HTML or JavaScript...
CVE-2018-12615
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-21
An issue was discovered in switchGroup() in agent/ExecHelper/ExecHelperMain.cpp in Phusion Passenger before 5.3.2. The set of groups (gidset) is not set correctly, leaving it up to randomness (i.e., uninitialized memory) which supplementary groups are actually being set while lowering privileges.
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** DISPUTED ** An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel through 4.17.2. Since the page allocator does not yield CPU resources to the owner of the oom_lock mutex, a local unprivileged user can trivially lock up the system forever by wasting CPU resources from the page allocator (e.g., via concurre...