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Curt Franklin

Content posted in November 2017
Major Apple Flaw Found, Fixed & Still Dangerous
Curt Franklin  |  11/29/2017  | 
A vulnerability in MacOS High Sierra could leave Macs open and vulnerable in the world of the Internet.
Aporeto Launches Zero Trust Security Solution
Curt Franklin  |  11/28/2017  | 
A new security approach from Aporeto assumes that your network security is leaky as a sieve.
McAfee Buys SkyHigh Networks for CASB Functions
Curt Franklin  |  11/27/2017  | 
McAfee has announced that it is purchasing CASB pioneer Skyhigh Networks to bring cloud security to the endpoint security giant.
Security Executives Respond to Uber Breach News
Curt Franklin  |  11/22/2017  | 
The news from Uber is rippling across the business landscape. Executives and leaders have a variety of responses to the breach and its aftermath. Here's a roundup of some of those reactions.
It's Inevitable: You've Been Hacked
Curt Franklin  |  11/20/2017  | 
If your personal information is available on the Internet, you should assume that a hacker has it.
Quad9 Brings Secure DNS to the Masses
Curt Franklin  |  11/17/2017  | 
An industry alliance has introduced Quad9, a free DNS service that can protect users from phishing, bots and malware websites.
Friday Haiku: A Shopping Chill
Curt Franklin  |  11/17/2017  | 
A cautionary note for the season in this week's Friday Haiku.
Barracuda Launches Next-Gen Cloud Firewalls
Curt Franklin  |  11/17/2017  | 
A new set of features makes Barracuda's newest firewalls 'cloud-generation' services.
iPhone's Facial Recognition Shows Cracks
Curt Franklin  |  11/15/2017  | 
A research firm says that it has successfully spoofed the facial recognition technology used in Apple's flagship iPhone X.
SOCs Become Service Targets
Curt Franklin  |  11/13/2017  | 
MSSPs are becoming SOCaaS providers. Is it a natural evolution or a short-lived phenomenon in the as-a-service world?
Cybersecurity Skills Gap Hits Across the Board
Curt Franklin  |  11/13/2017  | 
The massive shortfall in cybersecurity professionals is having an impact on organizations of all types and sizes.
No Lock-Pick Required: The Friday Haiku
Curt Franklin  |  11/10/2017  | 
Why pick a lock when keys are so common?
New Research: Phishing Is Worse Than You Thought
Curt Franklin  |  11/10/2017  | 
A new report led by Google researchers shows that phishing attacks are incredibly effective at stealing useful credentials from users.
Security Must Stand Up to Bullying, Harassment
Curt Franklin  |  11/9/2017  | 
Today's IT security is about much more than data loss. It's time for the security group to embrace its role in protecting the people within the organization.
Developers Lack Confidence in Application Security
Curt Franklin  |  11/8/2017  | 
A new survey says that developers aren't confident that their applications are secure but they find solace in obscurity.
GPS Comes Under Spoofing Attack
Curt Franklin  |  11/7/2017  | 
A spoofing attack leaves ships reported at airports and captains answering alarms from every system.
Friday Haiku: Snow-Capped Mountains
Curt Franklin  |  11/3/2017  | 
How much ID theft is coming this season?
Synopsys Swallows Black Duck in $565M Deal
Curt Franklin  |  11/3/2017  | 
Black Duck has become part of Synopsys in a deal that brings open source expertise to the Synopsys software integrity platform.
New Ransomware Attack Targets Japan
Curt Franklin  |  11/2/2017  | 
ONI is the latest ransomware attack, but this time encrypted files are just the beginning.
WannaCry Was an Avoidable Mess for NHS
Curt Franklin  |  11/1/2017  | 
A new report says that the UK's NHS could have avoided WannaCry entirely. Is it possible to secure a network from the ravages of bottom-line focused management?


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CVE-2020-9079
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-11
FusionSphere OpenStack 8.0.0 have a protection mechanism failure vulnerability. The product incorrectly uses a protection mechanism. An attacker has to find a way to exploit the vulnerability to conduct directed attacks against the affected product.
CVE-2020-16275
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-10
A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the Credential Manager component in SAINT Security Suite 8.0 through 9.8.20 could allow arbitrary script to run in the context of a logged-in user when the user clicks on a specially crafted link.
CVE-2020-16276
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-10
An SQL injection vulnerability in the Assets component of SAINT Security Suite 8.0 through 9.8.20 allows a remote, authenticated attacker to gain unauthorized access to the database.
CVE-2020-16277
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-10
An SQL injection vulnerability in the Analytics component of SAINT Security Suite 8.0 through 9.8.20 allows a remote, authenticated attacker to gain unauthorized access to the database.
CVE-2020-16278
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-10
A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the Permissions component in SAINT Security Suite 8.0 through 9.8.20 could allow arbitrary script to run in the context of a logged-in user when the user clicks on a specially crafted link.