Content posted in May 2012
State-Sponsored Backdoor Or Programming Faux Pas?
Commentary  |  5/31/2012
Backdoor in Android-based handsets sponsor, bad programming, or a #win for Apple's stringent application QA process?
SSD Tiering: Why Caching Won't Die
Commentary  |  5/29/2012
Solid state storage is fast, but speed alone doesn't solve data management challenges.
Fatalism, Realism -- Or The New Normal
Commentary  |  5/25/2012
The 'new' reality that you can't stop a determined attacker and you've likely already been hacked has become an accepted mantra
Don't Be The Nerdiest Person In The Room
Commentary  |  5/24/2012
Technical language has its place, but overuse hampers compliance
Microsoft Bloatware Cleaning Offer Treats You Like Dirt
Commentary  |  5/23/2012
For just $99, Microsoft will eliminate the junk added to its Windows 7 PCs by OEM manufacturers. Steve Jobs would have enjoyed this development.
Overlook The Obvious And Risk Everything
Commentary  |  5/21/2012
Failure to follow fundamental common-sense security policies can produce disastrous results, as the state of Utah discovered
Manage Risk As A Strategy, Comply With Regulations As A Tactic
Commentary  |  5/17/2012
Compliance alone should never be the only goal
Time To Deploy The FUD Weapon?
Commentary  |  5/16/2012
When suffering from compliance fatigue, you may have only one option to getting the funding you need to do your job
Dark Reading Launches New Tech Center On Threat Intelligence
Commentary  |  5/14/2012
Subsite of Dark Reading will look at collection and analysis of data on emerging threats
Screw Compliance, We're Trying to Survive
Commentary  |  5/8/2012
In tough times, compliance efforts may seem optional
Analyzing Android, iOS Apps For Weak Data Protection, Cleartext Passwords
Commentary  |  5/4/2012
Analysis reveals mobile apps designed to protect files and passwords do a poor job, often storing them in plain text and use weak obfuscation techniques.
Has Anonymous Ruined Online Anonymity?
Commentary  |  5/4/2012
Anonymous, the hacktivist collective, has given anonymity a bad name. Yes, anonymous online services may be used to send bomb threats or abusive messages, but anonymity also does some good online.
Effective Security Policy: Emphasis On Execution
Commentary  |  5/2/2012
When it comes to mounting a successful defense in what is a fast-changing threat environment, best practices require consistent execution
What Works For One Does Not Work For Two
Commentary  |  5/1/2012
To remain compliant, your approach must grow in scale with your business
Google Wardriving: How Engineering Trumped Privacy
Commentary  |  5/1/2012
Blame the Street View data collection practices on a "more is more" engineering mindset. And rethink your notions about privacy for unencrypted Wi-Fi data.

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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).

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...

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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.

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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.