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posted in October 2016
5 Signs Your Smartphone Has Been Hacked
Slideshows  |  10/28/2016  | 
Mobile devices are increasingly popular vectors for cybercriminals targeting the enterprise. How to tell when a smartphone may be under attack.
7 Scary Ransomware Families
Slideshows  |  10/25/2016  | 
Here are seven ransomware variants that can creep up on you.
7 Imminent IoT Threats
Slideshows  |  10/21/2016  | 
Attacks against smart home products, medical devices, SCADA systems, and other newly network-enabled systems signal the beginning of a new wave of attacks against the IoT.
9 Sources For Tracking New Vulnerabilities
Slideshows  |  10/20/2016  | 
Keeping up with the latest vulnerabilities -- especially in the context of the latest threats -- can be a real challenge.
7 Regional Hotbeds For Cybersecurity Innovation
Slideshows  |  10/18/2016  | 
These regions are driving cybersecurity innovation across the US with an abundance of tech talent, educational institutions, accelerators, incubators, and startup activity.
5 Tips For Keeping Small Businesses Secure
Slideshows  |  10/17/2016  | 
In honor of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, a look at that five-step process developed by the BBB and NCSA.
Happy 30th Birthday CFAA!
Slideshows  |  10/14/2016  | 
Six things we still dont know about the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act after all this time.
7 Ways Electronic Voting Systems Can Be Attacked
Slideshows  |  10/13/2016  | 
Pre-election integrity tests and post-election audits and checks should help spot discrepancies and errors, but risks remain.
Inside A Bug-Hunter's Head: 6 Motivators
Slideshows  |  10/7/2016  | 
Who are bug bounty hunters, and why do they hack? We dig inside the motivators driving today's hackers to seek vulnerabilities.
5 Ways To Lock Down Your Login
Slideshows  |  10/4/2016  | 
New public awareness campaign inspired by the White House calls for users to think more carefully about stronger authentication.
16 Innovative Cybersecurity Technologies Of 2016
Slideshows  |  10/3/2016  | 
This year's SINET 16 Innovators were chosen from 82 applicants representing nine countries.


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CVE-2020-24847
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
A Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) vulnerability is identified in FruityWifi through 2.4. Due to a lack of CSRF protection in page_config_adv.php, an unauthenticated attacker can lure the victim to visit his website by social engineering or another attack vector. Due to this issue, an unauthenticat...
CVE-2020-24848
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
FruityWifi through 2.4 has an unsafe Sudo configuration [(ALL : ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL]. This allows an attacker to perform a system-level (root) local privilege escalation, allowing an attacker to gain complete persistent access to the local system.
CVE-2020-5990
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
NVIDIA GeForce Experience, all versions prior to 3.20.5.70, contains a vulnerability in the ShadowPlay component which may lead to local privilege escalation, code execution, denial of service or information disclosure.
CVE-2020-25483
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
An arbitrary command execution vulnerability exists in the fopen() function of file writes of UCMS v1.4.8, where an attacker can gain access to the server.
CVE-2020-5977
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-23
NVIDIA GeForce Experience, all versions prior to 3.20.5.70, contains a vulnerability in NVIDIA Web Helper NodeJS Web Server in which an uncontrolled search path is used to load a node module, which may lead to code execution, denial of service, escalation of privileges, and information disclosure.