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Content posted in June 2011
Mass-Meshing A Gumblar Creation
Commentary  |  6/30/2011  | 
Who doesn't love a new buzzword? 'Mass-meshing' is a new term that describes an old problem first presented by the Gumblar attacks in 2009
New Metasploit Tools Help Find Security Blind Spots
Commentary  |  6/27/2011  | 
Upcoming vSploit modules for the Metasploit Framework imitate compromised or vulnerable hosts in the network
Are LulzSec, Anonymous The Pissed-Off Canary In The Coal Mine?
Commentary  |  6/24/2011  | 
LulzSec and Anonymous could be doing the world a favor by showcasing weak systems, and their actions suggest these systems and others like them could have been compromised for months by those wanting to do harm
The End Is Near For Paid Antivirus On PCs
Commentary  |  6/22/2011  | 
The rise of free but "good enough" software spells an end to the days of having to pay for PC antivirus software.
Leaps Of Faith
Commentary  |  6/20/2011  | 
Mobile is more secure than the browser realm because most mobile transactions are conducted through applications, not the browser
Advanced Exploitation Of Flash Vulnerability In The Wild
Commentary  |  6/19/2011  | 
New Flash exploit is extremely effective against the security technologies that many depend on for shelter -- is this a sign of things to come?
How Fast Should Companies Come Clean On Breaches?
Commentary  |  6/17/2011  | 
Disclosing them too quickly can compromise investigations, security experts warn.
WAFs Have Benefits, But Are Not A Security Cure-all
Commentary  |  6/15/2011  | 
WAFs can provide a good layer of defense against attacks, but they can't solve all Web app-sec problems the way vendors would like you to think
Time To Replace Your Backup Application?
Commentary  |  6/15/2011  | 
More than half of large organizations say they'll consider a new backup system during the next three years. Here's how to get the timing right.
Apple And Building For Security
Commentary  |  6/10/2011  | 
Apple is planning on building what might not only be one of the most beautiful buildings, but one of the most secure as well
Big Data A Big Backup Challenge
Commentary  |  6/10/2011  | 
Backing up Big Data requires a system that is fast, cost effective, and reliable. These are conflicting terms in the world of storage.
Schwartz On Security: Confused By RSA's Clarification?
Commentary  |  6/8/2011  | 
While RSA has offered to replace some tokens, many customers still don't know how or why their SecurID tokens may pose a security risk.
IPv6 Graduation Day
Commentary  |  6/8/2011  | 
Big Bird, Google, and Facebook participate in first high-profile test flight of new IP protocol amid DDoS threat backdrop
The Truth Will Set You Free
Commentary  |  6/7/2011  | 
We seem to have a problem in the security space: telling the truth, which makes crisis communications a pretty valuable skill moving forward
How To Design A 100 Year Data Retention Strategy
Commentary  |  6/3/2011  | 
A cost effective hardware strategy is only the first step, a process and software strategy is vital to identifying for retention and moving it from primary storage.
Logging Isn't Hard -- Getting Started Is
Commentary  |  6/2/2011  | 
The biggest hurdle for SMBs with logging is taking the first step
Schwartz On Security: Your Medical Records At Risk
Commentary  |  6/1/2011  | 
The current, voluntary approach to HIPAA data security rules hasn't resulted in adequate security for electronic protected health information.


Data Privacy Protections for the Most Vulnerable -- Children
Dimitri Sirota, Founder & CEO of BigID,  10/17/2019
Sodinokibi Ransomware: Where Attackers' Money Goes
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  10/15/2019
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CVE-2019-18202
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-19
Information Disclosure is possible on WAGO Series PFC100 and PFC200 devices before FW12 due to improper access control. A remote attacker can check for the existence of paths and file names via crafted HTTP requests.
CVE-2019-18209
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-19
templates/pad.html in Etherpad-Lite 1.7.5 has XSS when the browser does not encode the path of the URL, as demonstrated by Internet Explorer.
CVE-2019-18198
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-18
In the Linux kernel before 5.3.4, a reference count usage error in the fib6_rule_suppress() function in the fib6 suppression feature of net/ipv6/fib6_rules.c, when handling the FIB_LOOKUP_NOREF flag, can be exploited by a local attacker to corrupt memory, aka CID-ca7a03c41753.
CVE-2019-18197
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-18
In xsltCopyText in transform.c in libxslt 1.1.33, a pointer variable isn't reset under certain circumstances. If the relevant memory area happened to be freed and reused in a certain way, a bounds check could fail and memory outside a buffer could be written to, or uninitialized data could be disclo...
CVE-2019-4409
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-18
HCL Traveler versions 9.x and earlier are susceptible to cross-site scripting attacks. On the Problem Report page of the Traveler servlet pages, there is a field to specify a file attachment to provide additional problem details. An invalid file name returns an error message that includes the entere...