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Content posted in July 2012
The Most Expensive Part Of The Monitoring System
Commentary  |  7/31/2012  | 
That would be the carbon-based life forms
Black Hat's Future Is The Past
Commentary  |  7/30/2012  | 
Black Hat has changed a lot over the years. Now, more than ever, we need it to stick to its roots
Black Hat's Graduation
Commentary  |  7/29/2012  | 
Is it just me or did the Black Hat conference feel more like the summer RSA Conference? That may not necessarily be a bad thing, depending on what Black Hat wants to be when it grows up
We've Got Regulatory Fatigue
Commentary  |  7/25/2012  | 
Many organizations are worn out by ever-changing laws and regulations
Black Hat, BSides, Def Con: Defenders, Take Note
Commentary  |  7/24/2012  | 
Summer security conferences include defense-related topics on top of the usual offensive fare
When Hackers Meet Girlfriends: Readers Judge Our Theory
Commentary  |  7/23/2012  | 
My modest proposal to deter law-breaking hackers by helping them get girlfriends sparked condemnation, support, and even marriage advice.
The Mobile Monitoring Mess
Commentary  |  7/23/2012  | 
Bringing your own device to work sounds peachy to employees, but security, regulatory, and privacy issues still need to be worked out on the monitoring side
Attacking SCADA And Relative Cost Of Entry
Commentary  |  7/19/2012  | 
SCADA technologies have been increasingly targeted by shadowy adversaries: Does that mean impending doom?
Risks Deferred Are Risks Accepted
Commentary  |  7/18/2012  | 
Decisions to delay compliance and security efforts do not delay the risks
Dark Reading Launches Tech Centers On Risk, Identity Management
Commentary  |  7/16/2012  | 
New Dark Reading subsites focus on risk measurement and strategy, identity and access management
Data Loss Prevention: What's The Use?
Commentary  |  7/13/2012  | 
Why deploy data loss prevention technologies if there are ways to circumvent the system?
Let's Ask 'Why?'
Commentary  |  7/12/2012  | 
Why are big firms still vulnerable to SQL injection?
Being Compliant Is Not Only Training And Rules, It's Culture
Commentary  |  7/9/2012  | 
Too many organizations teach compliance instead of live it


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When MELSOFT transmission port (UDP/IP) of Mitsubishi Electric MELSEC iQ-R series (all versions), MELSEC iQ-F series (all versions), MELSEC Q series (all versions), MELSEC L series (all versions), and MELSEC F series (all versions) receives massive amount of data via unspecified vectors, resource co...
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Toyota 2017 Model Year DCU (Display Control Unit) allows an unauthenticated attacker within Bluetooth range to cause a denial of service attack and/or execute an arbitrary command. The affected DCUs are installed in Lexus (LC, LS, NX, RC, RC F), TOYOTA CAMRY, and TOYOTA SIENNA manufactured in the re...
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