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Content posted in August 2013
Thwart DNS Hijackers: 5 Tips
Commentary  |  8/30/2013  | 
Domain name system attacks hit The New York Times and Twitter hard last month. Here are five ways to make your DNS records harder to hack and easier to recover if they're compromised.
The Easiest Way To Deface A Website Is To Target The Domain Registrar
Commentary  |  8/30/2013  | 
Hacking the DNS and domain maintenance systems makes for a much easier, safer, and efficient way of defacing the busiest and highest-profile websites on the Internet
Talking Threats With Senior Management
Commentary  |  8/29/2013  | 
Every so often, you get lucky and a senior executives asks you about security. You have some choices as to how to answer the question. Choose wisely
5 Factors Of Better SMB Security Software
Commentary  |  8/29/2013  | 
Security software does not always play well within the SMB space
Secure Data, Not Devices
Commentary  |  8/29/2013  | 
As government goes mobile and makes greater use of cloud services, IT leaders must adopt a more data-centric, not device-centric, security approach.
New Security Trend: Bring Your Own Attorney
Commentary  |  8/28/2013  | 
BYOA is not a security joke anymore. There is clearly a need for a cybersecurity community that is well-versed in legal and ethical principles.
Confidential Submission To The Antivirus Cloud
Commentary  |  8/27/2013  | 
Would a government intelligence agency want your antivirus telemetry?
Don't Be The Tortoise
Commentary  |  8/27/2013  | 
Agility may not always win the race, but you sure shouldn't bet against it
Incentives And Organizational Alignment (Or Lack Thereof)
Commentary  |  8/26/2013  | 
The lack of incentives for security effectiveness remains a problem for security professionals. Until we define legitimate success criteria as the basis to align the organization around security, nothing will change
Hack My Google Glass: Security's Next Big Worry?
Commentary  |  8/23/2013  | 
Wearable computing devices must strike a difficult balance between security and convenience. A recent episode involving Google Glass and malicious QR codes raises questions.
Prohibition For 0-Day Exploits
Commentary  |  8/19/2013  | 
The monetization of exploits has been a divisive discussion in the security community for years. Now as governments emerge as the largest market for attack code, will there be a move to regulate the sale of 0-day attacks?
Gmail Is Not A Privacy Problem
Commentary  |  8/14/2013  | 
Is there really informed consent among Gmail users? The real privacy issue is we're all getting by on a lot of trust.
The Increasing Failure Of Malware Sandboxing
Commentary  |  8/14/2013  | 
Virtualization limits of sandboxes impede threat detection
How One SMB Manages Customer Identity Data
Commentary  |  8/14/2013  | 
Armed Forces Eyewear sells discounted gear to military personnel and their families. Here's why you won't hear customers grumble about their personal data and online privacy.
Black Hat: The Problems Don't Change, But The Solutions Have
Commentary  |  8/9/2013  | 
An increase in attacker capabilities has drawn an innovative response from industry, and emerging research promises more to come
SMB Insider Threat: Oversight Is 20/20
Commentary  |  8/8/2013  | 
SMBs can implement oversight of critical functions without increasing the security budget. Four tips for implementing governance within the SMB
Zoo Dog
Commentary  |  8/6/2013  | 
A personal tale of documentation failure
Mainframes Hackable, But Do You Care?
Commentary  |  8/6/2013  | 
Mainframes may have holes, but they aren't big targets
Black Hat: Moving Security Outside The Lines
Commentary  |  8/5/2013  | 
Enterprises clearly define security's responsibilities; attackers don't. It's time to think more like the attacker
Pressure Cooker Flap Traces To Employer, Not Google
Commentary  |  8/1/2013  | 
Worried your Google searches are being watched by the authorities? Forget the NSA and start worrying about privacy closer to home.


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CVE-2019-17660
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-16
A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in admin/translate/translateheader_view.php in LimeSurvey 3.19.1 and earlier allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the tolang parameter, as demonstrated by the index.php/admin/translate/sa/index/surveyid/336819/lang/ PATH_INFO.
CVE-2019-11281
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-16
Pivotal RabbitMQ, versions prior to v3.7.18, and RabbitMQ for PCF, versions 1.15.x prior to 1.15.13, versions 1.16.x prior to 1.16.6, and versions 1.17.x prior to 1.17.3, contain two components, the virtual host limits page, and the federation management UI, which do not properly sanitize user input...
CVE-2019-16521
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-16
The broken-link-checker plugin through 1.11.8 for WordPress (aka Broken Link Checker) is susceptible to Reflected XSS due to improper encoding and insertion of an HTTP GET parameter into HTML. The filter function on the page listing all detected broken links can be exploited by providing an XSS payl...
CVE-2019-16522
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-16
The eu-cookie-law plugin through 3.0.6 for WordPress (aka EU Cookie Law (GDPR)) is susceptible to Stored XSS due to improper encoding of several configuration options in the admin area and the displayed cookie consent message. This affects Font Color, Background Color, and the Disable Cookie text. A...
CVE-2019-16523
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-16
The events-manager plugin through 5.9.5 for WordPress (aka Events Manager) is susceptible to Stored XSS due to improper encoding and insertion of data provided to the attribute map_style of shortcodes (locations_map and events_map) provided by the plugin.