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Sara Peters is Senior Editor at Dark Reading and formerly the editor-in-chief of Enterprise Efficiency. Prior that she was senior editor for the Computer Security Institute, writing and speaking about virtualization, identity management, cybersecurity law, and a myriad of other topics. She authored the 2009 CSI Computer Crime and Security Survey and founded the CSI Working Group on Web Security Research Law -- a collaborative project that investigated the dichotomy between laws regulating software vulnerability disclosure and those regulating Web vulnerability disclosure.

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UVA Defeats UMBC, in Stunning Upset

3/27/2018
In first trip to Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, University of Virginia's Cyber Defense Team defeats reigning national champs from University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

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The Active Directory Botnet

8/30/2017
It's a nightmare of an implementation error with no easy fix. Ty Miller and Paul Kalinin explain how and why an attacker could build an entire botnet inside your organization.

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An Open-Source Security Maturity Model

9/23/2016
Oh you don't run open-source code? Really? Christine Gadsby and Jake Kouns explain how to identify and secure all those open-source libraries and other third-party components lurking inside your applications, proprietary and otherwise.

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The Future Of ATM Hacking

8/11/2016
Research released at Black Hat USA last week shows that one of our best defenses for the future of payment card and ATM security isn't infallible. Here's why.

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CVE-2020-13759
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-02
rust-vmm vm-memory before 0.1.1 and 0.2.x before 0.2.1 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (loss of IP networking) because read_obj and write_obj do not properly access memory. This affects aarch64 (with musl or glibc) and x86_64 (with musl).
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PUBLISHED: 2020-06-02
websocket-extensions npm module prior to 1.0.4 allows Denial of Service (DoS) via Regex Backtracking. The extension parser may take quadratic time when parsing a header containing an unclosed string parameter value whose content is a repeating two-byte sequence of a backslash and some other characte...
CVE-2020-7663
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-02
websocket-extensions ruby module prior to 0.1.5 allows Denial of Service (DoS) via Regex Backtracking. The extension parser may take quadratic time when parsing a header containing an unclosed string parameter value whose content is a repeating two-byte sequence of a backslash and some other charact...
CVE-2020-12017
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-02
GE Grid Solutions Reason RT Clocks, RT430, RT431, and RT434, all firmware versions prior to 08A05. The device’s vulnerability in the web application could allow multiple unauthenticated attacks that could cause serious impact. The vulnerability may allow an unauthenticated attacke...
CVE-2018-18623
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-02
Grafana 5.3.1 has XSS via the "Dashboard > Text Panel" screen. NOTE: this issue exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2018-12099.