Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Comments
Compliance: The Surprising Gift Of Windows XP
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Marilyn Cohodas
100%
0%
Marilyn Cohodas,
User Rank: Strategist
6/5/2014 | 9:42:04 AM
Re: Interesting Y2K analogy
Great points all! Plus, there's one other difference, that just occurred to me. In the runup to Y2k (1999-2000), compliance regs like HiPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley weren't even on the drawing board. Those laws came into existence later in the decade. 
gphillips35101
50%
50%
gphillips35101,
User Rank: Author
6/5/2014 | 9:33:37 AM
Re: Interesting Y2K analogy
Hi Marilyn, I agree with you that Y2K had much more of a doomsday sentiment and for a number of reasons. Still, XP end-of-support is one of the rate "events" similar to Y2K since Y2K. I have small business clients finally updating computers and our large clients have been even more focused on the task.

There is even more focus in organizations with compliance requriements, where waiting until a refesh cycle completes is not an option. And if they have a proper refresch cycle, they should not have hit this deadline with any XP computers. There is not the general public fear of course but it is still one of the rare events that was not ignored. Thanks!! G
Marilyn Cohodas
100%
0%
Marilyn Cohodas,
User Rank: Strategist
6/3/2014 | 3:17:51 PM
Interesting Y2K analogy
Hi Glenn. I take your point that Y2k presented a unique opportunity for organizations to spend money and update antiquated computer systems -- and perhaps the same will hold true for the end of life support for XP. Still, if my memory servers me correctly, there was much more of a doomsday sentiment surrounding Y2k. With XP organizations can ignore and keep using, pull off line, or continue with their traditional desktop refresh cycles until they are fully replaced. 


Data Privacy Protections for the Most Vulnerable -- Children
Dimitri Sirota, Founder & CEO of BigID,  10/17/2019
State of SMB Insecurity by the Numbers
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer,  10/17/2019
Tor Weaponized to Steal Bitcoin
Dark Reading Staff 10/18/2019
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Current Issue
7 Threats & Disruptive Forces Changing the Face of Cybersecurity
This Dark Reading Tech Digest gives an in-depth look at the biggest emerging threats and disruptive forces that are changing the face of cybersecurity today.
Flash Poll
2019 Online Malware and Threats
2019 Online Malware and Threats
As cyberattacks become more frequent and more sophisticated, enterprise security teams are under unprecedented pressure to respond. Is your organization ready?
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2017-8087
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-22
Information Leakage in PPPoE Packet Padding in AVM Fritz!Box 7490 with Firmware versions Fritz!OS 6.80 and 6.83 allows physically proximate attackers to view slices of previously transmitted packets or portions of memory via via unspecified vectors.
CVE-2019-10079
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-22
Apache Traffic Server is vulnerable to HTTP/2 setting flood attacks. Earlier versions of Apache Traffic Server didn't limit the number of setting frames sent from the client using the HTTP/2 protocol. Users should upgrade to Apache Traffic Server 7.1.7, 8.0.4, or later versions.
CVE-2019-12147
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-22
The Sangoma Session Border Controller (SBC) 2.3.23-119 GA web interface is vulnerable to Argument Injection via special characters in the username field. Upon successful exploitation, a remote unauthenticated user can create a local system user with sudo privileges, and use that user to login to the...
CVE-2019-12148
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-22
The Sangoma Session Border Controller (SBC) 2.3.23-119 GA web interface is vulnerable to an authentication bypass via an argument injection vulnerability involving special characters in the username field. Upon successful exploitation, a remote unauthenticated user can login into the device's admin ...
CVE-2019-12290
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-22
GNU libidn2 before 2.2.0 fails to perform the roundtrip checks specified in RFC3490 Section 4.2 when converting A-labels to U-labels. This makes it possible in some circumstances for one domain to impersonate another. By creating a malicious domain that matches a target domain except for the inclusi...