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 Tom Bowers

Profile of Tom Bowers

Chief Security Strategist, ePlus Technologies
News & Commentary Posts: 3

With 30 years of experience in the field of computer technology and information systems Tom Bowers has served as the chief architect for information security structures and protections in numerous industries. He brings a real-world, pragmatic approach to the business of security based upon his Fortune 100 enterprise experience in both the IT and Global Security functions. Tom is the former CISO of the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) and currently serves as the national Chief Security Strategist and the Virtual CISO (vCISO) for ePlus Technologies Inc. ePlus is a $1.4 billion systems integrator / VAR headquartered in Herndon, Va.

Articles by Tom Bowers
'PowerSnitch' Hacks Androids via Power Banks
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  12/8/2018
Higher Education: 15 Books to Help Cybersecurity Pros Be Better
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading,  12/12/2018
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CVE-2018-6705
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-12
Privilege escalation vulnerability in McAfee Agent (MA) for Linux 5.0.0 through 5.0.6, 5.5.0, and 5.5.1 allows local users to perform arbitrary command execution via specific conditions.
CVE-2018-15717
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-12
Open Dental before version 18.4 stores user passwords as base64 encoded MD5 hashes.
CVE-2018-15718
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-12
Open Dental before version 18.4 transmits the entire user database over the network when a remote unathenticated user accesses the command prompt. This allows the attacker to gain access to usernames, password hashes, privilege levels, and more.
CVE-2018-15719
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-12
Open Dental before version 18.4 installs a mysql database and uses the default credentials of "root" with a blank password. This allows anyone on the network with access to the server to access all database information.
CVE-2018-6704
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-12
Privilege escalation vulnerability in McAfee Agent (MA) for Linux 5.0.0 through 5.0.6, 5.5.0, and 5.5.1 allows local users to perform arbitrary command execution via specific conditions.