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 Curtis Franklin Jr.

Profile of Curtis Franklin Jr.

Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Member Since: 5/19/2014
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News & Commentary Posts: 129
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Curtis Franklin Jr. is Senior Editor at Dark Reading. In this role he focuses on product and technology coverage for the publication. In addition he works on audio and video programming for Dark Reading and contributes to activities at Interop ITX, Black Hat, INsecurity, and other conferences.

Previously he was editor of Light Reading's Security Now and executive editor, technology, at InformationWeek where he was also executive producer of InformationWeek's online radio and podcast episodes.

Curtis has been writing about technologies and products in computing and networking since the early 1980s. He has contributed to a number of technology-industry publications including Enterprise Efficiency, ChannelWeb, Network Computing, InfoWorld, PCWorld, Dark Reading, and ITWorld.com on subjects ranging from mobile enterprise computing to enterprise security and wireless networking.

Curtis is the author of thousands of articles, the co-author of five books, and has been a frequent speaker at computer and networking industry conferences across North America and Europe. His most popular book, The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Podcasting, with co-author George Colombo, was published by Que Books. His most recent book, Cloud Computing: Technologies and Strategies of the Ubiquitous Data Center, with co-author Brian Chee, was released in April 2010. His next book, Securing the Cloud: Security Strategies for the Ubiquitous Data Center, with co-author Brian Chee, is scheduled for release in the Fall of 2018.

When he's not writing, Curtis is a painter, photographer, cook, and multi-instrumentalist musician. He is active in amateur radio (KG4GWA), scuba diving, stand-up paddleboarding, and is a certified Florida Master Naturalist.

Articles by Curtis Franklin Jr.

7 Serious IoT Vulnerabilities

8/21/2018
A growing number of employees have various IoT devices in their homes where they're also connecting to an enterprise network to do their work. And that means significant threats loom.

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7 Ways to Keep DNS Safe

7/10/2018
A DNS attack can have an outsize impact on the targeted organization or organizations. Here's how to make hackers' lives much more difficult.

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7 Variants (So Far) of Mirai

6/7/2018
Mirai is an example of the newest trend in rapidly evolving, constantly improving malware. These seven variants show how threat actors are making bad malware worse.

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Microsoft President: Governments Must Cooperate on Cybersecurity
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  11/8/2018
5 Reasons Why Threat Intelligence Doesn't Work
Jonathan Zhang, CEO/Founder of WhoisXML API and TIP,  11/7/2018
Why the CISSP Remains Relevant to Cybersecurity After 28 Years
Steven Paul Romero, SANS Instructor and Sr. SCADA Network Engineer, Chevron,  11/6/2018
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CVE-2018-19205
PUBLISHED: 2018-11-12
Roundcube before 1.3.7 mishandles GnuPG MDC integrity-protection warnings, which makes it easier for attackers to obtain sensitive information, a related issue to CVE-2017-17688. This is associated with plugins/enigma/lib/enigma_driver_gnupg.php.
CVE-2018-19206
PUBLISHED: 2018-11-12
steps/mail/func.inc in Roundcube before 1.3.8 has XSS via crafted use of <svg><style>, as demonstrated by an onload attribute in a BODY element, within an HTML attachment.
CVE-2018-19207
PUBLISHED: 2018-11-12
The Van Ons WP GDPR Compliance (aka wp-gdpr-compliance) plugin before 1.4.3 for WordPress allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code because $wpdb->prepare() input is mishandled, as exploited in the wild in November 2018.
CVE-2018-1786
PUBLISHED: 2018-11-12
IBM Spectrum Protect 7.1 and 8.1 dsmc and dsmcad processes incorrectly accumulate TCP/IP sockets in a CLOSE_WAIT state. This can cause TCP/IP resource leakage and may result in a denial of service. IBM X-Force ID: 148871.
CVE-2018-1798
PUBLISHED: 2018-11-12
IBM WebSphere Application Server 7.0, 8.0, 8.5, and 9.0 is vulnerable to cross-site scripting. This vulnerability allows users to embed arbitrary JavaScript code in the Web UI thus altering the intended functionality potentially leading to credentials disclosure within a trusted session. IBM X-Force...