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
Meltdown, Spectre Patches, Performance & My Neighbor's Sports Car
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Joe Stanganelli
50%
50%
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
1/24/2018 | 10:02:47 PM
Re: Please don't feed the lawyers!
Equifax is a harder situation because (1) of who the customer is (NOT, in many cases, the people whose information was breached), (2) lack of regulation of the industry, and (3) lack of proof of any actual exploit or identity theft due to the breach in the vast majority of cases.

Meanwhile, FWIW, automakers themselves have already been sued for performance issues (in particular, mpg). I haven't been keeping good track, though, of how those cases have turned out.

(*Not legal advice. Not the formation, affirmation, or implication of an attorney-client relationship.)
Joe Stanganelli
50%
50%
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
1/24/2018 | 9:58:36 PM
Re: Please don't feed the lawyers!
Everybody loves to criticize attorneys until they need one.

(I remember being on a cruise where one of the couples seated at our nightly dinner table was a retired salesman and his wife. He asked me what I did for a living. I told him I was (among other things) an attorney. For the rest of the trip, he was vicious with "jokes" and other gibes about my profession and me personally (to the point that his wife was visibly embarrassed and tried to get him to stop). For my own part, I kept quiet and polite -- and afterwards laughed with my traveling companion about the stereotypes and barbs about "sleaziness" I could have thrown in his face for being a salesman.)

Anyway...

Funnily enough, I find that -- on the individual level (as opposed to business clients) -- in general, the worst clients with the worst cases tend to feel exceptionally strongly about their cause, while the best clients with the best cases feel that they're being a jerk by hiring a lawyer even though they got genuinely, completely, unlawfully screwed (and they wind up screwing themselves more by failing to talk to an attorney until well after their statute of limitations has run out).

I've seen exceptions, of course, but the point is that Chris is right in general principle. When you buy a product where you're given a guarantee as part of that sales process/agreement, you're not wrong to expect precisely what the salesman said (among other things, like, for instance, perhaps, that the thing works in general).

(*Not legal advice. Not the formation, affirmation, or implication of an attorney-client relationship.)
REISEN1955
100%
0%
REISEN1955,
User Rank: Ninja
1/24/2018 | 8:23:28 AM
Re: Please don't feed the lawyers!
Agree!!!   The only group of people (read that sharks) who profit from these issues ARE LAWYERS.  
BrianN060
100%
0%
BrianN060,
User Rank: Ninja
1/24/2018 | 12:53:42 AM
Please don't feed the lawyers!
Sorry, Chris: you'll have to wait for a future generation of lawyers - the current batch will all still be working the Equifax debacle when your neighbor's Porsche is a museum piece. 


More SolarWinds Attack Details Emerge
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  1/12/2021
Vulnerability Management Has a Data Problem
Tal Morgenstern, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Vulcan Cyber,  1/14/2021
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Current Issue
2020: The Year in Security
Download this Tech Digest for a look at the biggest security stories that - so far - have shaped a very strange and stressful year.
Flash Poll
Assessing Cybersecurity Risk in Today's Enterprises
Assessing Cybersecurity Risk in Today's Enterprises
COVID-19 has created a new IT paradigm in the enterprise -- and a new level of cybersecurity risk. This report offers a look at how enterprises are assessing and managing cyber-risk under the new normal.
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2020-7343
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-18
Missing Authorization vulnerability in McAfee Agent (MA) for Windows prior to 5.7.1 allows local users to block McAfee product updates by manipulating a directory used by MA for temporary files. The product would continue to function with out-of-date detection files.
CVE-2020-28476
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-18
All versions of package tornado are vulnerable to Web Cache Poisoning by using a vector called parameter cloaking. When the attacker can separate query parameters using a semicolon (;), they can cause a difference in the interpretation of the request between the proxy (running with default configura...
CVE-2020-28473
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-18
The package bottle from 0 and before 0.12.19 are vulnerable to Web Cache Poisoning by using a vector called parameter cloaking. When the attacker can separate query parameters using a semicolon (;), they can cause a difference in the interpretation of the request between the proxy (running with defa...
CVE-2021-25173
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-18
An issue was discovered in Open Design Alliance Drawings SDK before 2021.12. A memory allocation with excessive size vulnerability exists when reading malformed DGN files, which allows attackers to cause a crash, potentially enabling denial of service (crash, exit, or restart).
CVE-2021-25174
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-18
An issue was discovered in Open Design Alliance Drawings SDK before 2021.12. A memory corruption vulnerability exists when reading malformed DGN files. It can allow attackers to cause a crash, potentially enabling denial of service (Crash, Exit, or Restart).