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posted in August 2016
2016 DDoS Attack Trends By The Numbers
Slideshows  |  8/31/2016  | 
Some highlights from recent reports on DDoS attack activity.
Meet Some Of The Emerging Israeli Cybersecurity Firms
Slideshows  |  8/30/2016  | 
Many are borne out of the entrepreneurial spirit of the Israel Defense Force's Cyber Intelligence Unit 8200. Could any other nation keep up?
Hollywood's 7 Dumbest Hacking Depictions
Slideshows  |  8/29/2016  | 
Movies and TV shows too often use hacking as a deus ex machina device to resolve an impossible plot, but real hacking takes time, effort and lots of testing.
How To Bullet Proof Your PAM Accounts: 7 Tips
Slideshows  |  8/26/2016  | 
Recent studies demonstrate the need for companies to focus more on their privileged users.
Meet The 2016 PWNIE Award Winners
Slideshows  |  8/22/2016  | 
Contest celebrating the best and worst in information security celebrates its 10th year.
8 Surprising Statistics About Insider Threats
Slideshows  |  8/17/2016  | 
Insider theft and negligence is real--and so are the practices that amplify the risks.
15 US Cities Where Cybersecurity Professionals Earn Big Bucks
Slideshows  |  8/16/2016  | 
Demand continues to rise for cybersecurity professionals throughout the US, and the salaries seem to follow suit. New data shows best cities for salary and cost of living.
6 Things To Know For Securing Amazon Web Services
Slideshows  |  8/13/2016  | 
AWS is coming out with more new cloud security features.
Here's The Business Side Of Thwarting A Cyberattack
Slideshows  |  8/11/2016  | 
Ponemon Group study data illustrates the balancing act of running a business while trying to stay secure.
8 Alternatives to Selfie Authentication
Slideshows  |  8/4/2016  | 
How to definitively prove your identity? A variety of anatomical parts and functions may soon be able to vouch for you.
5 Email Security Tips to Combat Macro-Enabled Ransomware
Slideshows  |  8/2/2016  | 
Cybercriminals are increasingly looking to macro variants, leaving organizations to defend against advanced tactics like macro-based malware attacks any way they can.


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Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer,  10/19/2020
Russian Military Officers Unmasked, Indicted for High-Profile Cyberattack Campaigns
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  10/19/2020
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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.
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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.
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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.