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NBC Chicago Interviews Marc Maiffret on Email Security

Posted May 1, 2012    Sarah Lieber

Recently, Marc Maiffret was interviewed on NBC Chicago about the security risks involved when unsubscribing from emails and how to best avoid being compromised by email spam (it does make up 80% of all email traffic in the United States, after all). Below is that interview and an excerpt from the article. Read the entire…

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McAfee Virtual Technician ActiveX Control Remote Code Execution

Disclosed April 30, 2012    Workaround Available
Vendors: McAfee
Vulnerability Severity: High
Exploit Impact: Remote Code Execution
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AD and PBSE

Manage Privileged Access for UNIX/Linux with Microsoft Active Directory

Posted April 27, 2012    Peter McCalister

In my discussions with IT teams, I am continually reminded that managing access to UNIX and Linux systems and doing so in a least cost manner is important for IT. IT must do more with less. There is a constant need to drive down the costs of operations and deliver more to the business. Failure…

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netsnmp

Net-SNMP Denial of Service

Disclosed April 26, 2012    Fully Patched
Vendors: Net-SNMP
Vulnerability Severity: High
Exploit Impact: Denial of Service
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Breaches, Breaches Everywhere, It Seems that Insiders Just Don’t Care!

Posted April 24, 2012    Peter McCalister

Let’s take a look at a few of the breaches being reported this week alone – all at the hand of insiders. The Utah Department of Health reported that about 780,000 claims had been accessed by a hacker. Then they added that 280,000 people’s social security numbers were stolen and 500,000 people had less-sensitive personal…

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samsung

Samsung NET-i Viewer Multiple Vulnerabilities

Disclosed April 24, 2012    Workaround Available
Vendors: Samsung
Vulnerability Severity: High
Exploit Impact: Remote Code Execution
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einstein

Call it Genius. Our Smart Groups Make Vulnerability Management Simple for Security Teams

Posted April 20, 2012    Morey Haber

eEye R&D has been hard at work on optimizing how our enterprise clients can manage and schedule assessments within Retina CS. These efforts will increase the efficiency of how our clients perform assessments across their IT infrastructure – be it their traditional server or desktop assets, or new technologies like mobile, virtual and cloud.

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Microsoft Visual Studio Linker Vulnerability

Disclosed April 20, 2012    No Patch Available
Vendors: Microsoft
Vulnerability Severity: Medium
Exploit Impact: Remote Code Execution
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Python Hash Collision Denial of Service Vulnerability

Disclosed April 19, 2012    Fully Patched
Vendors: Python
Vulnerability Severity: Medium
Exploit Impact: Denial of Service
Exploit Availability: Publicly Available
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PBSE

The Key to Controlling Privileged User Activity? Centralize!

Posted April 18, 2012    Peter McCalister

Those of you who follow my blogs know that sudo – and the issues it presents IT organizations – is one of my favorite discussion topics. I suppose that’s because there is no shortage of stories that surface on a regular basis on the problems that can arise with sudo, and I feel compelled to…

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