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Content posted in May 2011
Sharing Relational Data In The Cloud
Commentary  |  5/31/2011  | 
Databases are designed to share data, so it's easy to leverage built-in security for cloud services
A Tale Of Two Hacks
Commentary  |  5/31/2011  | 
The similarities and differences in the Lockheed and RSA attacks
Dark Reading Revamps SMB Security Tech Center
Commentary  |  5/31/2011  | 
As cybercriminals take aim at small businesses, Dark Reading offers new coverage
Scareware Is Evolving
Commentary  |  5/24/2011  | 
That's right -- scareware is still proving an effective way for threat actors to make quick cash on the Internet
Oracle 11G Available On AWS
Commentary  |  5/24/2011  | 
When testing Oracle on Amazon AWS, consider how you will secure your data
From Device to Device, From Site To Site
Commentary  |  5/23/2011  | 
Obama administration's digital identities initiative relies on private industry to come together and make it work
Sony A Poster Child For Self-Destructive Security
Commentary  |  5/20/2011  | 
Sony has repeatedly made poor decisions in security and control -- costing the company billions of dollars and giving critical markets it once controlled to Apple, Microsoft, and Nintendo
Schwartz On Security: Developers Battle Piracy Channels
Commentary  |  5/18/2011  | 
Business Software Alliance report finds widespread software piracy, but experts say market pressures are to blame.
Reduce Your Android Security Risks
Commentary  |  5/17/2011  | 
Threats against Google's mobile platform have increased 400% in the last year, but common sense will protect users against many of the attacks.
Success, Failure And The Advanced Threat
Commentary  |  5/16/2011  | 
You can't judge the sophistication of an attack by its success or failure
Mobile Security Needs Executive Involvement
Commentary  |  5/13/2011  | 
IT managers need a plan for managing a highly variable fleet of devices through mobile device management, according to panelists at InformationWeek Analytics Live sessions at Interop 2011.
Schwartz On Security: Sony Must Do More
Commentary  |  5/12/2011  | 
Forget free ID theft monitoring. Sony should release its police reports, so that 101 million people can obtain a free credit freeze to proactively battle ID thieves.
Presidential Alerts Soon Mandatory On Your Phone
Commentary  |  5/10/2011  | 
The U.S. Government and major wireless carriers announced a new messaging system that supplements the current emergency system. While some alerts will be optional, presidential alerts will be mandatory.
Secure Access To Relational Data
Commentary  |  5/10/2011  | 
How to secure relational data in cloud data centers
If An ESIM Falls In The Woods, Does Anyone Care?
Commentary  |  5/10/2011  | 
To the operationally minded, the loss of security monitoring capabilities will almost always play second fiddle to availability for Internet and internetworked resources
A National Monitoring Infrastructure
Commentary  |  5/10/2011  | 
It's theoretically possible, but who could orchestrate such a huge collaborative endeavor, and would it be possible to bring both private and public data under government oversight?
We Will Get Fooled Again
Commentary  |  5/6/2011  | 
It's time to start a quiet revolution against security marketing buffoonery
How To Respond To The Sony Attacks
Commentary  |  5/4/2011  | 
How to protect yourself from similar database attacks
Dark Reading's First Five Years: A Look Back -- And Ahead
Commentary  |  5/3/2011  | 
Taking a moment to celebrate DR's fifth anniversary of publication
U.S. Intelligence Connects The Dots On Bin Laden
Commentary  |  5/3/2011  | 
Intelligence agencies are leveraging new surveillance technologies and IT architectures to facilitate information sharing in their anti-terrorism and other national security efforts.
Police Car DVR P0wnage
Commentary  |  5/3/2011  | 
Another security failure in an embedded technology leads to unanticipated risks for police forces and a vendor denial


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The Elementor Page Builder plugin before 2.9.9 for WordPress suffers from a stored XSS vulnerability. An author user can create posts that result in a stored XSS by using a crafted payload in custom links.
CVE-2020-13865
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-05
The Elementor Page Builder plugin before 2.9.9 for WordPress suffers from multiple stored XSS vulnerabilities. An author user can create posts that result in stored XSS vulnerabilities, by using a crafted link in the custom URL or by applying custom attributes.
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PUBLISHED: 2020-06-05
In Combodo iTop a menu shortcut name can be exploited with a stored XSS payload. This is fixed in all iTop packages (community, essential, professional) in version 2.7.0 and iTop essential and iTop professional in version 2.6.4.
CVE-2020-11697
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-05
In Combodo iTop, dashboard ids can be exploited with a reflective XSS payload. This is fixed in all iTop packages (community, essential, professional) for version 2.7.0 and in iTop essential and iTop professional packages for version 2.6.4.
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In the cheetah free wifi 5.1 driver file liebaonat.sys, local users are allowed to cause a denial of service (BSOD) or other unknown impact due to failure to verify the value of a specific IOCTL.