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Would You Hire This Hacker?

9/28/2007
Convicted hacker Robert Moore started serving his two-year prison sentence yesterday. He has high hopes that a security company will scoop him up when he gets out. The question is: Would you hire this man?

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Advice On Building A Better Password

8/24/2007
We're always hearing that we need stronger passwords, but many people don't know how to craft a better, stronger password or they simply don't take the time to come up with some crazy complex string that they have no chance of remembering. I was just talking with someone who gave me some great advice.

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Enterprise 2.0--Changing Corporate Culture Before Changing The Tech

6/18/2007
At the Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston this week I quickly caught on that this business/technology move isn't so much about the tech behind it but about harnessing what evangelists call the 'collective intelligence.' What they're getting at is that blogs and wikis aren't just cool and fun, they could help smart employees who are never heard find a corporate voice.

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How Happy Are You With Your Salary?

6/11/2007
I got an interesting piece of information last week. Alan Paller of the SANS Institute tells me people who see their salaries increasing each year are more satisfied with their salaries than those who are paid well but who don't see it getting any better.

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Vegas BBQ -- Burn, PC, Burn

5/24/2007
Picture a beautiful sunset over the desert, the glow of the Vegas skyline in the distance. Then a towering wave of flames leap into the air that crackles with the heat -- a man just set his computer on fire.

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Vigilante Hacker -- Hero Or Menace? Your Call…

2/26/2007
The jury's out on a controversial hack job. Oh, one man is already going to jail in this tale. The question is whether the hacker who helped put the bad guy away was the hero of the story or just another bad guy. What's your take on this one?

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New Drive-By Attack Taking Over Home Routers

2/15/2007
Researchers at Symantec are warning users that if they haven't changed the default password on their home wireless router, they should finally just DO IT. Symantec's Zulfikar Ramzan issued a warning Thursday that hackers are lacing phony Web sites with malicious code that actually will log into and mess with your home broadband router. He's coined a term for it: Drive-By Pharming.

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Visual C++ Flaw Leads To Y3K -- Seriously

2/14/2007
Think the software industry learned its lesson with the whole Y2K debacle? Of course not. The Department of Homeland Security issued a warning this week that there's a flaw in Microsoft's Visual C++ programming environment that could actually cause programs written with it to crash when we pass the Year 3000. Of course, unless today's programs are around in another 993 years, it won't be a drastic issue.

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Keeping Our Private Info Private In An Online World

8/9/2006
There were a couple of incidents this week that made me stop and think about my own personal data--and who has it. But more important than any musings about what information about me--my address or financial records or personnel records from various jobs--is stored out there is who could get their hands on it. And it seems the answer to that question is, apparently, absolutely anyone.

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Greater Focus on Privacy Pays Off for Firms
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  1/27/2020
Average Ransomware Payments More Than Doubled in Q4 2019
Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer,  1/27/2020
Threat Hunting Is Not for Everyone
Anton Chuvakin, Head of Security Solution Strategy, Chronicle,  1/29/2020
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CVE-2019-20215
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D-Link DIR-859 1.05 and 1.06B01 Beta01 devices allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary OS commands via a urn: to the M-SEARCH method in ssdpcgi() in /htdocs/cgibin, because HTTP_ST is mishandled. The value of the urn: service/device is checked with the strstr function, which allows an attacker t...
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D-Link DIR-859 1.05 and 1.06B01 Beta01 devices allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary OS commands via the urn: to the M-SEARCH method in ssdpcgi() in /htdocs/cgibin, because REMOTE_PORT is mishandled. The value of the urn: service/device is checked with the strstr function, which allows an atta...
CVE-2019-20217
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-29
D-Link DIR-859 1.05 and 1.06B01 Beta01 devices allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary OS commands via the urn: to the M-SEARCH method in ssdpcgi() in /htdocs/cgibin, because SERVER_ID is mishandled. The value of the urn: service/device is checked with the strstr function, which allows an attack...
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PUBLISHED: 2020-01-29
fs/namei.c in the Linux kernel before 5.5 has a may_create_in_sticky use-after-free, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (OOPS) or possibly obtain sensitive information from kernel memory, aka CID-d0cb50185ae9. One attack vector may be an open system call for a UNIX domain socket, ...
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Feedgen (python feedgen) before 0.9.0 is susceptible to XML Denial of Service attacks. The *feedgen* library allows supplying XML as content for some of the available fields. This XML will be parsed and integrated into the existing XML tree. During this process, feedgen is vulnerable to XML Denial o...