Blog Posts Tagged with "Vulnerabilities"
January 03, 2013 Added by:Gary McCully
This is a real world story around the dangers of not following proper change control processes when placing new systems in production. In this blog I will discuss how one person’s actions could have resulted in an attacker gaining complete access to the organization’s internal network. I am hoping this example will cause organizations to take their change control processes a little more seriou...
December 17, 2012 Added by:Keith Mendoza
ZD Net had an article entitled "Kernel vulnerability places Samsung devices at risk" and I thought "so, what's new" until I followed the link to the forum post on xda-developers. Then I just lost it because I'm certain that this is a result of plain and simple laziness...
December 14, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
Security experts posted a video that demonstrates how it is possible to attack a Samsung Smart TV exploiting a 0-day vulnerability to gain root access on it. The hacker could remotely wipe data from attached storage devices, monitoring and controlling the victim TV...
December 10, 2012 Added by:Michelle Drolet
Two security firms, the established Rapid7 vulnerability manager and eGestalt, a cloud-based compliance management provider, have signed an OEM deal that will do something for the IT security industry that hasn’t been done before: a combination security and compliance posture management...
November 18, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
"These comments describe extremely effective attacks can be realized, using fairly low complexity. It would be in the interest of public safety to take measures to reduce the vulnerability of Public Safety LTE, and lower the likelihood of an effective jamming attack..."
November 15, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn
FX did find hardcoded local bootloader passwords. These would require physical access and are the types of hardcoded passwords commonly found in networking gear and appliances. Yes a vulnerability but not likely nefarious...
November 15, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
The news is circulating with insistence on the net, Skype is suffering from a vulnerability that can expose its users to serious risks, due this reason it has suspended the password reset process.The Russian Blog Pixus.ru published a post where it described a workaround to hijack the accounts of the famous application...
November 13, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los
It's human nature, and just the way we are wired... I know I can feel some of that on myself when I hear that phrase. I guess I would change it to be slightly more effective (or harder to dismiss) by adding "at this time" at the end of the sentence - although I doubt it would make too much of a different...
November 11, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
Once again the discovery comes from Russia, its a analysts are demonstrating great capabilities in investigations, the forensics firm Group-IB, the same that provided information on cybercrime activities in Russia in last months, has discovered the availability of a new exploit sold in the underground...
October 31, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle
What information is being broadcast by your computers, company, or employees, that don’t show up in a software scan? Many companies think that if they just run a vulnerability scan and it passes that they are good, but is this an accurate test of your network security?
October 29, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn
Using the watering hole analogy, if you are the owner of a location where people congregate to drink you need to keep the beverages safe and clean. Unfortunately digital safety is decades behind food safety. If you own a website you need to understand what SQL Injection and XSS are...
October 22, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle
Patch management systems enable you to maintain full control of your systems’ patching activities. You can deploy security patches to test machines, and then push them out to all the rest of your machines, and also run reports to ensure that you have 100% compliance across all servers and workstations...
October 18, 2012 Added by:Jayson Wylie
I highly encourage anyone to look into the current mechanisms which count the people’s vote state-by-state, but even more I encourage the security industry and public to voice outrage for not putting security first in our sacred democratic election process...
October 17, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn
By now, our readers have undoubtedly seen the buzz about a serious security vulnerability in Oracle Java, with corresponding exploit code making its way around in the form of active, in-the-wild attack campaigns, as well as penetration testing tools...
October 13, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los
Besides all the obvious security vulnerabilities in your enterprise there is an even bigger problem lurking just below the water. At that intersection between critical system and security vulnerability is something many IT professionals acknowledge as the big pink elephant in the room - the "brittle system"...
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