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 Mathew J. Schwartz

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Mathew Schwartz served as the InformationWeek information security reporter from 2010 until mid-2014.

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OAuth, OpenID Flaw: 7 Facts

5/8/2014
Authentication-protocol implementation security flaws are not as serious as Heartbleed, but Facebook and other sites must be fixed, say security experts.

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Will Target Face FTC Probe?

3/20/2014
Retailer's security practices remain under scrutiny as regulators ponder FTC investigation. Meanwhile, Sony options rights to Hollywood cyber-thriller based on breach story.

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Yahoo Mail Passwords: Act Now

1/31/2014
Yahoo suffers hack attack, eyes third-party database and reused credentials as likely culprits, may enforce two-factor authentication to help users recover accounts.

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How the US Chooses Which Zero-Day Vulnerabilities to Stockpile
Ricardo Arroyo, Senior Technical Product Manager, Watchguard Technologies,  1/16/2019
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CVE-2019-6497
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-20
Hotels_Server through 2018-11-05 has SQL Injection via the controller/fetchpwd.php username parameter.
CVE-2018-18908
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-20
The Sky Go Desktop application 1.0.19-1 through 1.0.23-1 for Windows performs several requests over cleartext HTTP. This makes the data submitted in these requests prone to Man in The Middle (MiTM) attacks, whereby an attacker would be able to obtain the data sent in these requests. Some of the requ...
CVE-2019-6496
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-20
The ThreadX-based firmware on Marvell Avastar Wi-Fi devices allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (block pool overflow) via malformed Wi-Fi packets during identification of available Wi-Fi networks. Exploitation of the Wi-Fi device can lead to exploitation of...
CVE-2019-3773
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-18
Spring Web Services, versions 2.4.3, 3.0.4, and older unsupported versions of all three projects, were susceptible to XML External Entity Injection (XXE) when receiving XML data from untrusted sources.
CVE-2019-3774
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-18
Spring Batch versions 3.0.9, 4.0.1, 4.1.0, and older unsupported versions, were susceptible to XML External Entity Injection (XXE) when receiving XML data from untrusted sources.