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 Keith Ferrell

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Articles by Keith Ferrell
posted in February 2009

PCI Compliance Questions? You're Hardly Alone.

The more companies breached, the likelier we are to hear more clamor for for tighter, stricter, tougher compliance standards for companies handling customer credit card information. But some feel it will take a lot more breaches before standards get a lot tighter.

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Breach! More Payment Processor Problems

The news of another -- another! -- payment processor data breach makes it clear that the crooks have selected processing companies as the battleground of choice in their efforts to grab your customers' credit card information.

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Data Compliance: Massachusetts Law Has National Implications (If It Ever Gets Finished)

Massachusetts' decision to revise its exceptionally tough new data privacy law (which will exert effects far beyond the Commonwealth's borders) has a lot of businesses (not to mention their lawyers and compliance advisers) wondering just what to do and when. How do you know what to comply with, and what to finesse? How far do you go in complying with a law that may be changed in the next few months?

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Microsoft Puts $250,000 Bounty On Downadup Bot Author

Even as the Downadup (aka Conficker) infection spreads at a rate of millions of compromised machines a day spreads, Microsoft is leading a group of security organizations and companies in attempt to nab the malware's author(s). There's a $250,000 price on the malware creator's head(s)now.

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Identity Theft Rises, ID Thieves' Take Falls

The number of identity theft cases jumped more than 20% in 2008, but the amount the crooks got per theft dropped by more than 30%, a result of savvier consumers and businesses acting more swiftly when identity is taken. New study just out from Javelin Strategy & Research.

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Twitter Clickjacking Hack Potential Revealed

Twitterjacking? Tweethacking? Too early for a clever name yet, but a proof of concept for a clickjacking hack aimed at Twitter's "What Are You Doing" update has been released. The hacks themselves may not be far behind.

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Google Glitch Serves Warning

For an hour or so this weekend Google sent a signal that the entire Internet was a malware site. The glitch is a reminder of just how easily single company dominance -- and our dependency on single companies -- of a service can be.

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I Smell a RAT! New Cybersecurity Threats for the Crypto Industry
David Trepp, Partner, IT Assurance with accounting and advisory firm BPM LLP,  7/9/2021
Attacks on Kaseya Servers Led to Ransomware in Less Than 2 Hours
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  7/7/2021
It's in the Game (but It Shouldn't Be)
Tal Memran, Cybersecurity Expert, CYE,  7/9/2021
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This affects the package jszip before 3.7.0. Crafting a new zip file with filenames set to Object prototype values (e.g __proto__, toString, etc) results in a returned object with a modified prototype instance.
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Amazon Echo Dot devices through 2021-07-02 sometimes allow attackers, who have physical access to a device after a factory reset, to obtain sensitive information via a series of complex hardware and software attacks. NOTE: reportedly, there were vendor marketing statements about safely removing pers...
PUBLISHED: 2021-07-23
PJSIP is a free and open source multimedia communication library written in C language implementing standard based protocols such as SIP, SDP, RTP, STUN, TURN, and ICE. In PJSIP before version 2.11.1, there are a couple of issues found in the SSL socket. First, a race condition between callback and ...
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Contour is a Kubernetes ingress controller using Envoy proxy. In Contour before version 1.17.1 a specially crafted ExternalName type Service may be used to access Envoy's admin interface, which Contour normally prevents from access outside the Envoy container. This can be used to shut down Envoy rem...