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Founder, Foster Warriors
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Neal O'Farrell has spent nearly four decades in global security and privacy. In the 1980s he led pioneering work in the field of advanced speech and data encryption, and while still in his twenties won the first contract to encrypt Ireland's entire national ATM network.

His non-profit Identity Theft Council was the recipient of SC Magazine's 2011 Editor's Choice award, and in 2015 Neal was the first recipient of the Eigen Award, presented by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He is a member of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education K-12 Working Group, the Ohio Cyber Collaboration Committee Workforce Development Subcommittee, and a former member of the Federal Communications Commission's Cybersecurity Roundtable.

When not teaching and speaking about the importance of developing trust strategies before the next data breach, he focuses on helping foster youth pursue studies and careers in cybersecurity.

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CVE-2020-11679
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-04
Castel NextGen DVR v1.0.0 is vulnerable to privilege escalation through the Adminstrator/Users/Edit/:UserId functionality. Adminstrator/Users/Edit/:UserId fails to check that the request was submitted by an Administrator. This allows a normal user to escalate their privileges by adding additional ro...
CVE-2020-11680
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-04
Castel NextGen DVR v1.0.0 is vulnerable to authorization bypass on all administrator functionality. The application fails to check that a request was submitted by an administrator. Consequently, a normal user can perform actions including, but not limited to, creating/modifying the file store, creat...
CVE-2020-11681
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-04
Castel NextGen DVR v1.0.0 stores and displays credentials for the associated SMTP server in cleartext. Low privileged users can exploit this to create an administrator user and obtain the SMTP credentials.
CVE-2020-7661
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-04
all versions of url-regex are vulnerable to Regular Expression Denial of Service. An attacker providing a very long string in String.test can cause a Denial of Service.
CVE-2020-10702
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-04
A flaw was found in QEMU in the implementation of the Pointer Authentication (PAuth) support for ARM introduced in version 4.0 and fixed in version 5.0.0. A general failure of the signature generation process caused every PAuth-enforced pointer to be signed with the same signature. A local attacker ...