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Content posted in August 2012
The State Of Virtual Data Protection And Recovery
Commentary  |  8/28/2012  | 
Hybrid physical/virtual storage environments present their own challenges to data protection and backup. Start with a solid plan.
ID Don't Mean A Thing Unless It's Got That Integration Thing
Commentary  |  8/28/2012  | 
Architecture astronauts talk identity strategy, but pros talk identity integration logistics
Winning By Losing
Commentary  |  8/26/2012  | 
Employers and customers will take everything you have to give, and then ask for more. You can bitch about it, or you can say no -- the choice is yours
The Case For A Cyber Arms Treaty
Commentary  |  8/23/2012  | 
In the wake of Stuxnet, could an international 'cyber arms' agreement forestall U.S. cyber warfare with China and other countries?
Sexy Monitoring
Commentary  |  8/21/2012  | 
We examine security monitoring in the context of "sexy defense"
Your Biggest Risk: People With Good Intentions (But Bad Education)
Commentary  |  8/20/2012  | 
Compliance and security is at greater risk from people than technology
5 Ways To Solve The Password Reset Problem
Commentary  |  8/14/2012  | 
Apple, Amazon, and other vendors need to come up with better ways to safeguard accounts against social engineering attacks. But users must help.
What Sophos Brings To MDM Table
Commentary  |  8/13/2012  | 
Security vendors are rushing to fill gaping holes in IT's ability to manage mobile devices. But if you expect perfection, you'll wait too long.
Scaling The Twin Peaks Of Identity And Access Management
Commentary  |  8/10/2012  | 
Scaling identity's twin peaks -- IAM -- is not easy, but it is possible. This post looks at the pitfalls and keys to success
Apple, Amazon Security Fails: Time For Change
Commentary  |  8/10/2012  | 
What will it take for cloud service providers to overhaul their customer identification mechanisms and finally get serious about social engineering attack vectors?
Introducing: The RiskFish
Commentary  |  8/8/2012  | 
In this first article, I'd like to give you a simple tool to help you better understand and categorize risk and security scenarios. We call it "The RiskFish" -- and it's free to use
Compliance And Proofreading: A Fresh Perspective Is Required
Commentary  |  8/3/2012  | 
It can be difficult to see the errors we've made
Antivirus And The Wisdom Of Cabbies
Commentary  |  8/2/2012  | 
Viruses that cabbies -- like the one who drove me to Def Con -- complain about are precisely those that antiviruses can't clean


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CRLF injection vulnerability in Zend\Mail (Zend_Mail) in Zend Framework before 1.12.12, 2.x before 2.3.8, and 2.4.x before 2.4.1 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary HTTP headers and conduct HTTP response splitting attacks via CRLF sequences in the header of an email.
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A Local Privilege Escalation issue was discovered in Avast Secure Browser 76.0.1659.101. The vulnerability is due to an insecure ACL set by the AvastBrowserUpdate.exe (which is running as NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM) when AvastSecureBrowser.exe checks for new updates. When the update check is triggered, the...
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PostgreSQL before 9.0.19, 9.1.x before 9.1.15, 9.2.x before 9.2.10, 9.3.x before 9.3.6, and 9.4.x before 9.4.1 allows remote authenticated users to obtain sensitive column values by triggering constraint violation and then reading the error message.
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The Scribunto extension for MediaWiki allows remote attackers to obtain the rollback token and possibly other sensitive information via a crafted module, related to unstripping special page HTML.
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The to_char function in PostgreSQL before 9.0.19, 9.1.x before 9.1.15, 9.2.x before 9.2.10, 9.3.x before 9.3.6, and 9.4.x before 9.4.1 allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a (1) large number of digits when processing a numeric ...