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Vulnerability & Security Research Manager, Check Point Software Technologies
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Shahar Tal is the Vulnerability and Security Research Manager at Check Point Software Technologies. Prior to joining Check Point, he held leadership roles in the Israel Defense Force, where he was trained and served as an officer. He brings more than 10 years of industry experience; his security expertise comes from having served in several of the IDF's elite technology research and development units, where he gained invaluable experience with some of the toughest security challenges. Shahar holds a Bachelor's in computer science from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and an MBA from Tel-Aviv University. A self-proclaimed "security geek," he speaks regularly at industry conferences and owns a tattoo of a hexadecimal dump.

Articles by Shahar Tal
Tor Weaponized to Steal Bitcoin
Dark Reading Staff 10/18/2019
Data Privacy Protections for the Most Vulnerable -- Children
Dimitri Sirota, Founder & CEO of BigID,  10/17/2019
State of SMB Insecurity by the Numbers
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer,  10/17/2019
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CVE-2019-18281
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-23
An out-of-bounds memory access in the generateDirectionalRuns() function in qtextengine.cpp in Qt qtbase 5.11.x and 5.12.x before 5.12.5 allows attackers to cause a denial of service by crashing an application via a text file containing many directional characters.
CVE-2019-18344
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-23
Sourcecodester Online Grading System 1.0 is vulnerable to unauthenticated SQL injection and can allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary SQL commands via the student, instructor, department, room, class, or user page (id or classid parameter).
CVE-2019-16976
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-23
In FusionPBX up to 4.5.7, the file app\destinations\destination_imports.php uses an unsanitized "query_string" variable coming from the URL, which is reflected on 2 occasions in HTML, leading to XSS.
CVE-2019-18219
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-23
Sitemagic CMS 4.4.1 is affected by a Cross-Site-Scripting (XSS) vulnerability, as it fails to validate user input. The affected components (index.php, upgrade.php) allow for JavaScript injection within both GET or POST requests, via a crafted URL or via the UpgradeMode POST parameter.
CVE-2019-18220
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-23
Sitemagic CMS 4.4.1 is affected by a Cross-Site-Request-Forgery (CSRF) issue as it doesn't implement any method to validate incoming requests, allowing the execution of critical functionalities via spoofed requests. This behavior could be abused by a remote unauthenticated attacker to trick Sitemagi...