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Microsoft SIR, Dissected

4/28/2010
Microsoft published Version 8 of its Security Intelligence Report (SIR) this week. The report covers the second half of 2009 and is a massive piece of information with almost 250 pages.

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In SSL We Trust? Not Lately

4/7/2010
In the past two weeks we have seen multiple problems with SSL, which is used in our Web browsers to protect the privacy and integrity of our electronic transactions.

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Energizer Bunny Gone Bad

3/10/2010
Along with the usual security alerts covering the March bulletins from Microsoft and various content management systems flaws, US CERT published an unusual security alert about a product from Energizer, the battery company.

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Adobe Reader's Patch Tuesday

1/7/2010
Next Tuesday, Jan. 12, is Microsoft Patch Tuesday. Beyond the usual patches from Microsoft, we will also get a critical update for a piece of software that increasingly plays a role in exploiting desktop systems -- the Adobe Reader from Adobe Systems.

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The Priority Patches From This Month's Batch

10/15/2009
Tuesday's patch releases by Microsoft and Adobe are creating plenty of work for IT administrators -- quite possibly involving multiple groups with further coordination and meetings. But there are two patches that IT administrators should be focusing on to roll out quickly:

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Inside the Ransomware Campaigns Targeting Exchange Servers
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  4/2/2021
Commentary
Beyond MITRE ATT&CK: The Case for a New Cyber Kill Chain
Rik Turner, Principal Analyst, Infrastructure Solutions, Omdia,  3/30/2021
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PUBLISHED: 2021-04-10
Valve Steam through 2021-04-10, when a Source engine game is installed, allows remote authenticated users to execute arbitrary code because of a buffer overflow that occurs for a Steam invite after one click.
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PUBLISHED: 2021-04-10
A command execution vulnerability in SonicWall GMS 9.3 allows a remote unauthenticated attacker to locally escalate privilege to root.
CVE-2021-30480
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-09
Zoom Chat through 2021-04-09 on Windows and macOS allows certain remote authenticated attackers to execute arbitrary code without user interaction. An attacker must be within the same organization, or an external party who has been accepted as a contact. NOTE: this is specific to the Zoom Chat softw...
CVE-2021-21194
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-09
Use after free in screen sharing in Google Chrome prior to 89.0.4389.114 allowed a remote attacker to potentially exploit heap corruption via a crafted HTML page.
CVE-2021-21195
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-09
Use after free in V8 in Google Chrome prior to 89.0.4389.114 allowed a remote attacker to potentially exploit heap corruption via a crafted HTML page.