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 Kevin Casey

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Kevin Casey is a writer based in North Carolina who writes about technology for small and mid-size businesses.
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Online Privacy: We Just Don't Care

6/26/2013
Facebook leaked your data (again). Big Brother's watching everyone and everything. And Google is testing a "service" that sounds like you providing them a list of everything you own.

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Is Lax SMB Security A Myth?

5/31/2012
Small and mid-size businesses defy perception by spending more than ever on security, according to a new IDC report. Now growing twice as fast as overall IT budgets, SMB security spending will total $5.6 billion in 2015.

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4 Disaster Recovery Tips For SMBs

2/14/2012
Think your SMB can't afford to prep for an IT disaster? Learn from the CIO of Granite Rock, located on the San Andreas Fault--where an earthquake isn't just possible, it's probable.

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4 Basic Security Steps For SMBs

7/18/2011
Time and budget limitations make poor excuses for a lack of security. Here are four key considerations for resource-constrained IT administrators at smaller companies.

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End-User Security: SMBs Prefer Invisibility

7/5/2011
Social media and mutating malware have changed the threat landscape, prompting smaller companies to list education and security users don't notice as top needs, Symantec found during the Endpoint Protection 12 public beta.

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CVE-2020-13757
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-01
Python-RSA 4.0 ignores leading '\0' bytes during decryption of ciphertext. This could conceivably have a security-relevant impact, e.g., by helping an attacker to infer that an application uses Python-RSA, or if the length of accepted ciphertext affects application behavior (such as by causing exces...
CVE-2020-13758
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-01
modules/security/classes/general.post_filter.php/post_filter.php in the Web Application Firewall in Bitrix24 through 20.0.950 allows XSS by placing %00 before the payload.
CVE-2020-9291
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-01
An Insecure Temporary File vulnerability in FortiClient for Windows 6.2.1 and below may allow a local user to gain elevated privileges via exhausting the pool of temporary file names combined with a symbolic link attack.
CVE-2019-15709
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-01
An improper input validation in FortiAP-S/W2 6.2.0 to 6.2.2, 6.0.5 and below, FortiAP-U 6.0.1 and below CLI admin console may allow unauthorized administrators to overwrite system files via specially crafted tcpdump commands in the CLI.
CVE-2020-13695
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-01
In QuickBox Community Edition through 2.5.5 and Pro Edition through 2.1.8, the local www-data user has sudo privileges to execute grep as root without a password, which allows an attacker to obtain sensitive information via a grep of a /root/*.db or /etc/shadow file.