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Content posted in May 2006
Stolen Data: Trouble's Just A Click Away If You Know Where To Look
Commentary  |  5/25/2006  | 
If news of the recent theft of a Veterans Affairs laptop containing records of 26.5 million vets and their spouses has you feeling insecure, here's something you'll really like: marketplaces where this stolen information can be bought and sold so that criminals can not only steal your identity, but gain access to all that your identity provides. While these marketplaces aren't new, I recently sat down with a
Big Brother On Campus: Cell Phone-GPS Combo To Track Students' Whereabouts
Commentary  |  5/18/2006  | 
Campus security at a New Jersey university is getting help from an eye in the sky. Combining global positioning satellite and cell phone technologies, campus security officials can be alerted if a student fails to arrive at a destination on time.
PC Theft's Darwin Awards
Commentary  |  5/17/2006  | 
All you fans of the Darwin Awards will like this. Just as the Darwins "salute the improvement of the human genome by honoring those who remove themselves from it in really stupid ways," a company called Absolute Software recently shared some of the more interesting cases of computer theft and recovery it has encountered over the past year.
Hacking: A Few Cautionary Tales
Commentary  |  5/10/2006  | 
This week's story about a white-hat hacker who broke into the University of Southern California's computer system to warn of its vulnerabilities is an interesting cautionary tale for all the parties involved.
Blue Security Shoots Itself, And Thousands Of Other People, In The Foot
Commentary  |  5/5/2006  | 
When an outfit called Blue Security launched a service to go after spammers with vigilante justice, any idiot could've foreseen big problems. In fact, an idiot did. It wasn't a tough prediction to make. Vigilante justice is always a bad idea because it often results in innocent people getting hurt. And that's what happened, as a spammer's counterattack against Blue Security brought down thousands of
Put Down That Comb And Take InformationWeek's 2006 Security Survey
Commentary  |  5/4/2006  | 
Feeling insecure? I'm not talking about that new comb-over hairstyle you've adopted or the big new SUV you just leased, the one that takes up two highway lanes. No, I'm talking about the security of your company's IT systems and data. It's time for you to channel any nervous ene


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CVE-2020-27241
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-19
An exploitable SQL injection vulnerability exists in ‘getAssets.jsp’ page of OpenClinic GA 5.173.3. The serialnumber parameter in the getAssets.jsp page is vulnerable to unauthenticated SQL injection. An attacker can make an authenticated HTTP request to trigger...
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GStreamer before 1.18.4 might access already-freed memory in error code paths when demuxing certain malformed Matroska files.
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PUBLISHED: 2021-04-19
GStreamer before 1.18.4 might cause heap corruption when parsing certain malformed Matroska files.
CVE-2021-3505
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-19
A flaw was found in libtpms in versions before 0.8.0. The TPM 2 implementation returns 2048 bit keys with ~1984 bit strength due to a bug in the TCG specification. The bug is in the key creation algorithm in RsaAdjustPrimeCandidate(), which is called before the prime number check. The highest threat...
CVE-2020-27240
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-19
An exploitable SQL injection vulnerability exists in ‘getAssets.jsp’ page of OpenClinic GA 5.173.3. The componentStatus parameter in the getAssets.jsp page is vulnerable to unauthenticated SQL injection An attacker can make an authenticated HTTP request to trigg...