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Linux Journal Mentions PowerBroker Servers

Posted June 6, 2012    Peter McCalister

We always like to share with our readers when we’ve received media coverage so today I wanted to share with you all our latest mention, in Linux Journal. The most recent issue of Linux Journal mentioned BeyondTrust’s PowerBroker Servers Enterprise product. Here’s what Linux Journal had to say about PowerBroker:

“PowerBroker provides an intuitive GUI to implement priviledged access policy and the ability to log, monitor and report on all user access and activities. This approach empowers IT organiziations with the ability to delegate root tasks and authorization on Linux, UNIX and Mac OS X platforms without ever disclosing the highly sensitive root password.” Continue Reading on Linux Journal.

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Exploiting MS14-059 because sometimes XSS is fun, sometimes…

Posted October 17, 2014    BeyondTrust Research Team

This October, Microsoft has provided a security update for System.Web.Mvc.dll which addresses a ‘Security Feature Bypass’. The vulnerability itself is in ASP.NET MVC technology and given its wide adoption we thought we would take a closer look. Referring to the bulletin we can glean a few useful pieces of information: “A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability exists…

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Four Best Practices for Passing Privileged Account Audits

Posted October 16, 2014    Chris Burd

Like most IT organizations, your team may periodically face the “dreaded” task of being audited. Your process for delegating privileged access to desktops, servers, and infrastructure devices is a massive target for the auditor’s microscope. An audit’s findings can have significant implications on technology and business strategy, so it’s critical to make sure you’re prepared…

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Bad POODLE, Don’t Bite!

Posted October 16, 2014    BeyondTrust Research Team

Researchers at Google (Bodo Moller, Thai Duong, and Krzysztof Kotowicz) have discovered that the encryption schemes used by SSL 3.0 are exploitable (CVE-2014-3566). Although the majority of web servers implement Transport Layer Security (TLS), the majority of clients will downgrade to SSL 3.0 in an attempt to maintain interoperability between protocols. For example, when a…

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