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 Taher Elgamal

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Leaps Of Faith

6/20/2011
Mobile is more secure than the browser realm because most mobile transactions are conducted through applications, not the browser

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Kind Of A Mess

4/27/2011
Internet needs an infrastructure that enables back ends and users to communicate with each other using better authentication--and allows any number of authentication technologies to sign into it

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A True Second Factor

11/9/2010
I'm sure some of you remember a time when you actually used to telephone the bank to do a transaction. Do you remember all the questions they would ask to verify that you were, in fact, the account owner?

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It's About The User

10/19/2010
E-commerce was born 15 years ago when a bunch of us, thrilled by all of the possibilities and promise of the Web, said, "Let's adapt this new medium to do business." Even at that early moment, it was clear that user authentication would have to play an essential role if the adaptation was going to be successful.

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User Authentication In E-Commerce

9/29/2010
When we designed SSL to enable e-commerce on the Web, we had to solve two issues. One was the Web's openness -- the fact that anybody can read anything -- and the other was how parties might authenticate with one another.

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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...