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14 Amazing DARPA Technologies On Tap

9/27/2012
Go inside the labs of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for a look at some of the most intriguing technologies they're developing in computing, electronics, communications, and more.

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NSA Chief: China Behind RSA Attacks

3/27/2012
Chinese steal a "great deal" of military-related intellectual property, and were responsible for last year's attacks on cybersecurity company RSA, Gen. Keith Alexander tells Senators.

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Navy CIO Details IT Cost Cuts

7/28/2011
The Navy will consolidate applications and data centers, mandate enterprise licensing, improve IT governance, pursue cloud computing, and take other steps to cut IT costs 25% over five years.

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LulzSec, Anonymous: Feds Most Wanted

6/21/2011
While the hacker groups have drawn attention with public boasts, federal investigators have set up shop in numerous social media sites, going undercover where necessary to root cyber criminals.

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Inside DHS' Classified Cyber Coordination Headquarters

10/6/2010
The Department of Homeland Security recently brought its classified National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center down to an unclassified level for one day only, and InformationWeek Government was there to take photos. The facility looks and functions like a state-of-the-art network operations center and much more. The NCCIC, as it's called, is the locus of DHS-led inter-agency cybersecurity work in the federal government. That includes providing an integrated response to cyber th

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How Attackers Infiltrate the Supply Chain & What to Do About It
Shay Nahari, Head of Red-Team Services at CyberArk,  7/16/2019
US Mayors Commit to Just Saying No to Ransomware
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  7/16/2019
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CVE-2019-12453
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-19
In MicroStrategy Web before 10.1 patch 10, stored XSS is possible in the FLTB parameter due to missing input validation.
CVE-2019-12945
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-19
** REJECT ** DO NOT USE THIS CANDIDATE NUMBER. ConsultIDs: none. Reason: This candidate was withdrawn by its CNA. Further investigation showed that it was not a security issue. Notes: none.
CVE-2018-17792
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-19
MDaemon Webmail (formerly WorldClient) has CSRF.
CVE-2019-10102
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-19
Gnome Pango 1.42 and later is affected by: Buffer Overflow. The impact is: The heap based buffer overflow can be used to get code execution. The component is: function name: pango_log2vis_get_embedding_levels, assignment of nchars and the loop condition. The attack vector is: Bug can be used when ap...
CVE-2019-10102
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-19
DaveGamble/cJSON cJSON 1.7.8 is affected by: Improper Check for Unusual or Exceptional Conditions. The impact is: Null dereference, so attack can cause denial of service. The component is: cJSON_GetObjectItemCaseSensitive() function. The attack vector is: crafted json file. The fixed version is: 1.7...