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Jim Rapoza is Senior Research Analyst at the Aberdeen Group and Editorial Director for Tech Pro Essentials. For over 20 years he has been using, testing, and writing about the newest technologies in software, enterprise hardware, and the Internet. He previously served as the director of an award-winning technology testing lab based in Massachusetts and California. Rapoza is also the winner of five awards of excellence in technology journalism, and co-chaired a summit on technology industry security practices. He is a frequent speaker at technology conferences and expositions and has been regularly interviewed as a technology expert by national and local media outlets including CNN, ABC, NPR, and the Associated Press.

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HTML 5's Privacy Problem

10/13/2010
Lately there's been a lot of news and concern about perceived security and privacy problems in HTML 5. But while these concerns are certainly legitimate, for the most party there isn't really anything new here.

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Government Puts The Hurt On The Internet

9/28/2010
There are a lot of problems that face the Internet and technology today, from major security flaws to increasing infrastructure demands, you name it. But by far the biggest threats are the regular attempts by government and special interests to control the Internet and technology, attempts which would usually end up causing severe damage.

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Have A Secure Summer Vacation

6/30/2010
With summer now here officially, many of you are most likely planning vacations, and you probably want to be able to connect to the Internet during your vacation. But how do you do this securely?

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Cloud Is Real Culprit In iPad/AT&T Security Hole

6/11/2010
The recent revelation that over 100,000 iPad users had their email and account information exposed to hackers due to a mistake by AT&T made a lot of news this week and caused no small amount of embarrassment for AT&T and Apple. Bu the big news isn't the security failure itself, it's the reminder that in the modern world of cloud computing, security goes well beyond personal devices.

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jpv (aka Json Pattern Validator) before 2.2.2 does not properly validate input, as demonstrated by a corrupted array.
CVE-2020-17480
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-10
TinyMCE before 4.9.7 and 5.x before 5.1.4 allows XSS in the core parser, the paste plugin, and the visualchars plugin by using the clipboard or APIs to insert content into the editor.
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PUBLISHED: 2020-08-10
FusionCompute 8.0.0 have local privilege escalation vulnerability. A local, authenticated attacker could perform specific operations to exploit this vulnerability. Successful exploitation may cause the attacker to obtain a higher privilege and compromise the service.
CVE-2020-9243
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-10
HUAWEI Mate 30 with versions earlier than 10.1.0.150(C00E136R5P3) have a denial of service vulnerability. The system does not properly limit the depth of recursion, an attacker should trick the user installing and execute a malicious application. Successful exploit could cause a denial of service co...
CVE-2020-9245
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-10
HUAWEI P30 versions Versions earlier than 10.1.0.160(C00E160R2P11);HUAWEI P30 Pro versions Versions earlier than 10.1.0.160(C00E160R2P8) have a denial of service vulnerability. Certain system configuration can be modified because of improper authorization. The attacker could trick the user installin...