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Content posted in July 2013
DEF CON Kids To Get Badges That Hack
Commentary  |  7/29/2013  | 
Who says grown-ups should have all the fun with their DEF CON badges?
Barnaby Jack And The Hacker Ethos
Commentary  |  7/26/2013  | 
Barnaby Jack's untimely death should give us pause to remember why folks hack things and ultimately why pushing the boundaries of technology benefits us all
SMB Insider Threat: Setting Behavior Boundaries
Commentary  |  7/25/2013  | 
Two major policies should be in place to guide and restrict user behavior
Past Performance And Future Results
Commentary  |  7/24/2013  | 
Folks forget that Cisco used to be very good at doing acquisitions, so is it premature to determine recent performance predisposes future results regarding Sourcefire?
Can The NSA Really Track Turned-Off Cellphones?
Commentary  |  7/24/2013  | 
It depends on semantics, security experts say. What's clear is that surveillance is becoming much more sophisticated.
How NSA Data Demands On Microsoft Shape Your Security
Commentary  |  7/24/2013  | 
Microsoft is legally prevented from saying too much about charges it collaborated with the NSA. Product security gets caught in this complex situation.
Does User Awareness Help? Vendors Begin To Take Sides
Commentary  |  7/23/2013  | 
Security vendors such as FireEye speak in favor of awareness training -- even without a dog in the fight
Cloud File Storage Fight: No Knockout Yet
Commentary  |  7/23/2013  | 
Cloud file sharing services like Dropbox and Amazon continue to proliferate, with no clear winner. Enterprise IT still seeks ease of use and deployment.
APIs Giveth And APIs Taketh Away
Commentary  |  7/19/2013  | 
Despite the incredible power afforded by APIs exposing cloud, mobile and Web services, there is a downside. There always is
SMB Insider Threat: Don't Hire A Hacker
Commentary  |  7/17/2013  | 
Security advice to address the insider threat at a small to midsize business
NSA Surveillance: IT Pro Survey Says What?
Commentary  |  7/15/2013  | 
To understand the relationship between security and privacy, we should pay more attention to IT professionals and spend less time asking loaded questions.
Hacking The Emergency Alerting System
Commentary  |  7/15/2013  | 
More EAS devices vulnerable now than when vendors were alerted in January
Data Security: Who's Stealing Your Stuff?
Commentary  |  7/15/2013  | 
According to Verizon's annual Data Breach Investigation Report, it's not the NSA or even a sys admin with superuser privileges like Edward Snowden that's the biggest threat.
Budget-Friendly Android Apps For Security Monitoring
Commentary  |  7/15/2013  | 
Mobile network and performanance analysis doesn't have to be a costly. Find out how to turn a $100 Android device and some mobile apps into a security Swiss army knife.
Overcome The Microsoft Mindset: Patch Faster
Commentary  |  7/11/2013  | 
Why can't vendors patch every critical bug like it was the Pwn2Own competition?
Commercial DDoS Services Proliferate, Are Responsible For Many Recent Attacks
Commentary  |  7/10/2013  | 
Customers can DDoS a website for as little as $10, Vigilant by Deloitte speaker will tell Black Hat audience
Controlling The Big 7
Commentary  |  7/7/2013  | 
With limited resources, funding, and expertise, focusing on protecting the Big 7 applications will enable security professionals to reduce a large portion of their attack surface
License To Ill
Commentary  |  7/2/2013  | 
Unlicensed software exposes SMBs to lawsuits, viruses, and unwelcome guests


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CVE-2020-25288
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An issue was discovered in MantisBT before 2.24.3. When editing an Issue in a Project where a Custom Field with a crafted Regular Expression property is used, improper escaping of the corresponding form input's pattern attribute allows HTML injection and, if CSP settings permit, execution of arbitra...
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An issue was discovered in file_download.php in MantisBT before 2.24.3. Users without access to view private issue notes are able to download the (supposedly private) attachments linked to these notes by accessing the corresponding file download URL directly.
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PUBLISHED: 2020-09-30
An issue was discovered in MantisBT before 2.24.3. Improper escaping of a custom field's name allows an attacker to inject HTML and, if CSP settings permit, achieve execution of arbitrary JavaScript when attempting to update said custom field via bug_actiongroup_page.php.
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In Oniguruma 6.9.5_rev1, an attacker able to supply a regular expression for compilation may be able to overflow a buffer by one byte in concat_opt_exact_str in src/regcomp.c .
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PUBLISHED: 2020-09-30
A DLL Hijacking vulnerability in Eaton's 9000x Programming and Configuration Software v 2.0.38 and prior allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code by replacing the required DLLs with malicious DLLs when the software try to load vci11un6.DLL and cinpl.DLL.