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Larry Loeb has written for many of the last century's major "dead tree" computer magazines, having been, among other things, a consulting editor for BYTE magazine and senior editor for the launch of WebWeek. He has written a book on the Secure Electronic Transaction Internet protocol. His latest book has the commercially obligatory title of Hack Proofing XML. He's been online since uucp "bang" addressing (where the world existed relative to !decvax), serving as editor of the Macintosh Exchange on BIX and the VARBusiness Exchange. His first Mac had 128 KB of memory, which was a big step up from his first 1130, which had 4 KB, as did his first 1401. You can e-mail him at [email protected].

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RDG Gets Fooled by UDP

1/28/2020
Security researchers have found that the implementation in Remote Desktop Gateway of string segmentation lays it open to memory corruption vulnerabilities.

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Reusing Code? Inspect It First

1/21/2020
Microsoft is doing something concrete about container security with the release of the Microsoft Application Inspector, a cross-platform tool whose primary objective is to identify source code features in a systematic and scalable way.

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FPGAs Do It Faster Than CPUs

1/3/2020
Researchers' use of a 'Jackhammer' exploit has shown again how one problem can be exploited in many ways, with each iteration of an attack becoming faster and more efficient.

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New Botnet Uses DHT as Its Foundation

12/24/2019
Security researchers at 360 Netlab have been watching a new botnet they call Mozi for the last four months. It's a new P2P botnet with implementation that is based on the Distributed Hash Table protocol.

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RST Gets Fixed

12/18/2019
Peleg Hadar of SaveBreach Labs has posted about the vulnerability he found in Intel's Rapid Storage Technology Service.

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MSFT Floats an ARC

10/29/2019
As far back as 2015, the group responsible for Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance specification realized that one implementation was not going to solve the problem of email spoofing.

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FakeUpdates Is Back With New Capabilities

10/4/2019
FireEye has written a blog about what they observed financially motivated threat actors were doing that focused on disrupting business processes by the mass deployment of ransomware throughout a victim's environment.

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Who Is Phoning Home on Your Firm's Dime?

8/1/2019
ExtraHop customers in 2018 and the first weeks of 2019 took a look at some third-party supplied enterprise software's behavior and were not pleased when it would, unannounced, call home for its creators.

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More SolarWinds Attack Details Emerge
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  1/12/2021
Vulnerability Management Has a Data Problem
Tal Morgenstern, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Vulcan Cyber,  1/14/2021
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