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Content posted in July 2011
Personal Mobile Devices Still Vex IT
Commentary  |  7/26/2011  | 
Two thirds of large enterprises surveyed by Courion say that employees are causing security breaches by connecting personal mobile devices to the corporate network.
Future Clouds: Centralized Or Decentralized?
Commentary  |  7/25/2011  | 
The trend might be moving toward putting more eggs in fewer, more secure baskets
How to Choose A Cloud Storage Provider: Security
Commentary  |  7/21/2011  | 
In the first of a three-part series, we outline security considerations in selecting a place to store your data in the cloud.
A 'Spooks And Suits' Red Team Game
Commentary  |  7/20/2011  | 
Social media apps meet national security
LulzSec Hacks Murdoch's Sun, Cisco Sheds 6,500 Jobs
Commentary  |  7/19/2011  | 
LulzSec's retirees came out of self-imposed exile and played a mean game of bingo against Rupert Murdoch Monday.
Cyber Strategies: National Security Versus Child Pornography
Commentary  |  7/18/2011  | 
Among the interesting findings of an audit of the FBI's cyber crime capabilities: how Congress budgets the bureau, as well as the extent to which all cyber crime is local.
Don't Foist Euro-Style Online Privacy On The U.S.
Commentary  |  7/13/2011  | 
As Congress debates numerous privacy bills, don't assume that the tougher protections afforded by EU law are the right model for the U.S.
Antisec Attacks An Urgent Wake-Up: InformationWeek Now
Commentary  |  7/12/2011  | 
It's difficult to gauge the ethos of these next generation hackers. If I could summarize, it's this: Punish.
Federated Data And Security
Commentary  |  7/12/2011  | 
'Data virtualization' is a misnomer -- it's 'federated data.' Here's why it's important
Murdoch Kills 'News of the World': The Coming Security Backlash
Commentary  |  7/8/2011  | 
News Corp. scandal demonstrates massive shift in how privacy is perceived
Simple Isn't Simple
Commentary  |  7/7/2011  | 
It's time to admit security is hard, and to stop blaming the victims for being human
Low And Slow, Persistence, Loud And Proud, And The Fundamentals
Commentary  |  7/5/2011  | 
The attackers are changing (again), but security fundamentals remain the same -- and we still suck at them


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Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  11/23/2020
Cloud Security Startup Lightspin Emerges From Stealth
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CVE-2020-29378
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-29
An issue was discovered on V-SOL V1600D V2.03.69 and V2.03.57, V1600D4L V1.01.49, V1600D-MINI V1.01.48, V1600G1 V2.0.7 and V1.9.7, and V1600G2 V1.1.4 OLT devices. It is possible to elevate the privilege of a CLI user (to full administrative access) by using the password [email protected]#y$z%x6x7q8c9z) for the e...
CVE-2020-29379
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-29
An issue was discovered on V-SOL V1600D4L V1.01.49 and V1600D-MINI V1.01.48 OLT devices. During the process of updating the firmware, the update script starts a telnetd -l /bin/sh process that does not require authentication for TELNET access.
CVE-2020-29380
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-29
An issue was discovered on V-SOL V1600D V2.03.69 and V2.03.57, V1600D4L V1.01.49, V1600D-MINI V1.01.48, V1600G1 V2.0.7 and V1.9.7, and V1600G2 V1.1.4 OLT devices. TELNET is offered by default but SSH is not always available. An attacker can intercept passwords sent in cleartext and conduct a man-in-...
CVE-2020-29381
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-29
An issue was discovered on V-SOL V1600D V2.03.69 and V2.03.57, V1600D4L V1.01.49, V1600D-MINI V1.01.48, V1600G1 V2.0.7 and V1.9.7, and V1600G2 V1.1.4 OLT devices. Command injection can occur in "upload tftp syslog" and "upload tftp configuration" in the CLI via a crafted filename...
CVE-2020-29382
PUBLISHED: 2020-11-29
An issue was discovered on V-SOL V1600D V2.03.69 and V2.03.57, V1600G1 V2.0.7 and V1.9.7, and V1600G2 V1.1.4 OLT devices. A hardcoded RSA private key (specific to V1600D, V1600G1, and V1600G2) is contained in the firmware images.