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Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Paul McDougall is a former editor for InformationWeek.
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IBM To Patent Data Mask

7/9/2009
Big Blue's MAGEN system uses optical character recognition to selectively scramble sensitive onscreen information such as healthcare or financial records.

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PUBLISHED: 2021-04-22
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PUBLISHED: 2021-04-22
HashiCorp Terraform’s Vault Provider (terraform-provider-vault) did not correctly configure GCE-type bound labels for Vault’s GCP auth method. Fixed in 2.19.1.
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PUBLISHED: 2021-04-22
Bad validation logic in the Dart SDK versions prior to 2.12.3 allow an attacker to use an XSS attack via DOM clobbering. The validation logic in dart:html for creating DOM nodes from text did not sanitize properly when it came across template tags.
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PUBLISHED: 2021-04-22
FusionAuth fusionauth-samlv2 before 0.5.4 allows XXE attacks via a forged AuthnRequest or LogoutRequest because parseFromBytes uses javax.xml.parsers.DocumentBuilderFactory unsafely.