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CTO, Damballa
Member Since: 7/16/2014
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Brian Foster brings more than 25 years of successful product management and development experience to Damballa. Recently, he was SVP of product management for consumer security at McAfee, where he directed the strategy and development of consumer and mobile security solutions. Before focusing on consumer, he also directed the strategy and development of McAfee's enterprise security solutions. Foster expanded McAfee's enterprise product line to more than 80 products, played key roles in numerous acquisitions including the Intel acquisition, and took an integral role in creating McAfee's differentiated technical strategy around Integrated and Deep Security. He spent over 20 years at Symantec, including eight managing the commercial desktop and server security product lines. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics and has attended the Executive Program in Management at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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No End In Sight For Ransomware

9/8/2014
The screenlocker Kovter, in particular, has shown sharp growth this year. It masquerades as a law enforcement authority and threatens police action if users dont pay up.

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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...
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