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Larry Loeb

Content posted in August 2019
Cisco Maxes Out Its CVE Severity
Larry Loeb  |  8/30/2019  | 
Cisco had to take itself to the virtual woodshed this week after issuing a security advisory about its IOS XE operating system.
AV Vendor & French Gendarmerie Take Down a Transnational Worm
Larry Loeb  |  8/29/2019  | 
The good guys got lucky this time.
NSA to Share Added Security for Firmware Functions
Larry Loeb  |  8/26/2019  | 
Most people think of the National Security Agency as the home of operational intelligence gathering. But many people are unaware of the research that it has done and released to the public.
Nuclear Plant Security Compromised by Financially Motivated Insiders
Larry Loeb  |  8/23/2019  | 
Equipment at a nuclear power plant in Ukraine was used to mine cryptocurrency.
Newly Registered Domains Mean New Problems – Palo Alto
Larry Loeb  |  8/23/2019  | 
Why NRDs should matter to the security community.
Fintech Startups Get Sloppy With Application Security
Larry Loeb  |  8/20/2019  | 
Some startups need to shape up or ship out.
New Industry Drives Renewed Interest in Embedded Security
Larry Loeb  |  8/20/2019  | 
Hardware for security may just get hot.
CTF Protocol Serves as a Low-Level Way to Take Over Windows Machines
Larry Loeb  |  8/16/2019  | 
There is a protocol in Windows that has been around since the days of Windows XP, which has been found to be insecure.
A Brace Helps to Balance the Load
Larry Loeb  |  8/13/2019  | 
A syntax construct inside the TCL language is allowing injection attacks to occur.
This RAT Doesn't Squeak Much
Larry Loeb  |  8/13/2019  | 
Saefko does stuff. Lots of stuff.
State Farm Insurance Notifies Users About a Breach but Doesn't Panic
Larry Loeb  |  8/9/2019  | 
State Farm Insurance has filed a notice of data breach that involved customer accounts, seemingly to meet California regulations.
MSFT Walks Back Original Action, Admits RDP Vulnerability Affects Hyper-V
Larry Loeb  |  8/9/2019  | 
Check Point Research's Eyal Itkin told the world in February of this year that there were multiple critical vulnerabilities in the widely used RDP protocol.
Wipro Says That Target on the Enterprise's Back Just Got Bigger
Larry Loeb  |  8/7/2019  | 
Wipro has presented the third edition of their 'State of Cybersecurity Report,' looking at trends and behaviors that have occurred over the last year.
Has Your Employee Been Compromised by Sextortion?
Larry Loeb  |  8/5/2019  | 
Sextortion is one particular kind of extortion that is defined by the Cambridge dictionary as "The practice of forcing someone to do something by threatening to publish sexual information about them."
Bulletproof Proxy Providers Try to Hide Botnet IP Address Needles in Haystacks
Larry Loeb  |  8/2/2019  | 
Cequence Security's CQ Prime research team thinks it has spotted a new trend it calls 'bulletproof proxies.'
Who Is Phoning Home on Your Firm's Dime?
Larry Loeb  |  8/1/2019  | 
ExtraHop customers in 2018 and the first weeks of 2019 took a look at some third-party supplied enterprise software's behavior and were not pleased when it would, unannounced, call home for its creators.


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RIOT-OS 2021.01 before commit 85da504d2dc30188b89f44c3276fc5a25b31251f contains a buffer overflow which could allow attackers to obtain sensitive information.