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New Integration of Retina CS & PowerBroker Windows to Provide Context-Aware Privilege Management

Every day there are new vulnerabilities being discovered that can be used to compromise your organizations computing environment.

Post by Peter McCalister September 16, 2012
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September 11th – Lest We Forget.

Today marks the 11 year anniversary of the “September 11th” attacks. It is on these days of remembrance that our memory serves as a tool to heal us, to free us from the emotional burdens that can keep us from moving forward. This happens not by allowing these memories to fade from our consciousness, but…

Post by Marc Maiffret September 11, 2012
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Xen Server Escape Exploit News

In today’s ever expanding virtualized data center it’s critical to ensure hypervisors/host systems are properly secured and patched to prevent bleed over into often dense populations of the corporate infrastructure.  According to a recent blog post on Threatpost, French research firm VUPEN security has revealed exploit code that takes advantage of a vulnerability in Xen…

Post by Jerome Diggs September 10, 2012
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4 Tips to Identify, Patch & Report on the Oracle Java Vulnerability

Last week our security research team provided some very enlightening information on a nasty Oracle Java vulnerability that until recently was a zero-day.  Oracle provided a patch for the vulnerability found in advisory (CVE-2012-4681)  and as a follow-up to the blog post by our security research team we wanted to share with you some easy…

Post by Jerome Diggs September 7, 2012
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Helpdesk Troubleshooting with PowerBroker

In the past, organizations would rely on helpdesk technicians walking from desktop to desktop to troubleshoot desktop problems for end users. Nowadays, “Sneakernet” is almost dead, and helpdesks are levering remote control products to troubleshoot problems for end users. Remote control is great for troubleshooting, but when a user is running as a standard user…

Post by Peter McCalister September 5, 2012
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Java Pwns Everyone…Again.

Java has a nasty habit of getting you owned. This latest 0day is no exception to the long-lived trend of reliable Java-based exploitation. Here’s what you need to know: The current exploitation method being employed in the wild right now leverages two zero day flaws in Java. The first flaw leverages an implementation issue (logic bug) within ClassFinder.findClass(), which is only present in Java 7.

Post by BeyondTrust Research Team August 30, 2012
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Apache 2.4.x XSS and Back-end Connection Vulnerabilities News

Two new audits have been released recently in our Retina vulnerability scan engine to close a security vulnerability that can enable an attacker to upload files remotely via a XSS flaw or lead to privacy issues because of a back end connection closing issue (CVE-2012-2687 and CVE-2012-3502, respectively). These two new audits have been released…

Post by Peter McCalister August 28, 2012
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Do You Have Users Hiding in Your Enterprise Servers?

Are you in control of the user accounts across your enterprise systems? Defunct user accounts, duplicate IDs, excessive rights – do these plague your current accounts database? More importantly – how many account databases are you maintaining…or failing to maintain? Identity services like authentication and single sign-on are critical in today’s business environments. Managing these…

Post by Peter McCalister August 27, 2012
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Our CEO Quoted in The New York Times, “Struggling to Recover from a Cyberattack”

Today, The New York Times published an article (both in print and online), “Struggling to Recover from a Cyberattack”, a real-world account of how one organization dealt with a crippling cyberattack, driven by an insider. After MyBizHomepage was hacked, its founder, Peter Justen, considered declaring bankruptcy or shutting down. Our CEO, John Mutch, provided the…

Post by Peter McCalister August 24, 2012
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August VEF Participant Wins a Kindle Fire

As you all know, every month we host our Vulnerability Expert Forum (VEF) webinar. This is a time where our experts share valuable insight regarding new vulnerabilities that are discovered and the actions that need to be taken as a result. It’s a quick way to get up to speed on current potential risks to…

Post by Peter McCalister August 21, 2012