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Larry Loeb

Content posted in October 2018
Google's reCAPTCHA Version 3 Offers Better Bot-Fighting Capabilities
Larry Loeb  |  10/31/2018  | 
Google is rolling out the third version of reCAPTCHA software, which the company claims can better fight spam and bots with less user input.
DemonBot Botnet Takes Advantage of Hadoop Flaw to Create DDoS Attacks
Larry Loeb  |  10/29/2018  | 
Radware has found a new botnet called DemonBot that is taking advantage of a flaw in Hadoop servers to create large-scale DDoS attacks.
IoT Device Adoption Hampered by Consumer's Security Concerns
Larry Loeb  |  10/26/2018  | 
For companies looking to jump on the IoT bandwagon, the adoption of these devices is being slowed by consumers' concerns over safety and security, a new report finds.
Industrial Systems Suffer From Poor Patching, Bad Password Practices Study
Larry Loeb  |  10/24/2018  | 
Industrial control systems are riddled with outdated software that is in need of patching, while passwords are stored in plain text and endpoints are left open to attack, according to a report from CyberX.
Unpatched MikroTik Routers Vulnerable to Cryptomining Malware
Larry Loeb  |  10/22/2018  | 
An alert from Avast Threat Labs finds that a vast majority of MikroTik routers don't have the last firmware update to block a cryptomining campaign.
MIT Researchers Have a DAWG in the Fight Against Spectre & Meltdown
Larry Loeb  |  10/19/2018  | 
In the fight against Spectre and Metldown vulnerabilities, MIT is pitting its DAWG solution against Intel's CAT.
Why Killing Off TLS 1.0 & 1.1 Is a Good Thing
Larry Loeb  |  10/17/2018  | 
All good things must come to an end. Apple, Microsoft, Mozilla and Google have decided that's the case for the 1.0 and 1.1 versions of TLS.
Intel's 9th Gen Processors Offer Protections Against Spectre & Meltdown
Larry Loeb  |  10/12/2018  | 
While talking up its 9th Gen processors this week, Intel offer some subtle hints about plans to protect its CPUs against the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities that have plague x86 processors.
DHS Raps Juniper Over the Knuckles for 40 Junos OS Vulnerabilities
Larry Loeb  |  10/12/2018  | 
The Department of Homeland Security felt it necessary to take Juniper Networks to the woodshed for 40 vulnerabilities, many critical, that affected the company's Junos OS.
Gemalto: 4.5B Records Breached in First Half of 2018
Larry Loeb  |  10/10/2018  | 
Gemalto's Breach Level Index showed a staggering 133% increase in data breaches between the first half of 2017 and the first six months of this year. However, most of this malicious activity is attributable to two incidents one involving Facebook.
US Voting Machines Riddled With Vulnerabilities & Security Flaws
Larry Loeb  |  10/5/2018  | 
The highly anticipated report form the DEF CON Voting Machine Hacking Village finds that any number of voting machines used in US elections are vulnerable to any number of attacks or hacks.
Microsoft Is Waking Up to 'Fileless' Malware Threats
Larry Loeb  |  10/3/2018  | 
It took a while, but Microsoft's security engineers are starting to address concerns about 'fileless' malware. Redmond is looking to build additional defenses into Windows Defender ATP.
Torii Is a New Evolution in Botnet Malware
Larry Loeb  |  10/1/2018  | 
Move over Mirai. A Bulgarian security researcher and Avast have found a new botnet dubbed Torii, which can bring these types of attacks to a new level.


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An issue was discovered on Fujitsu Eternus Storage DX200 S4 devices through 2020-11-25. After logging into the portal as a root user (using any web browser), the portal can be accessed with root privileges when the URI cgi-bin/csp?cspid=&csppage=cgi_PgOverview&csplang=en is visit...
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