Category: Security

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Analysis and Exploitation of a Linux Kernel Vulnerability (CVE-2016-0728)

The Perception Point Research team has identified a 0-day local privilege escalation vulnerability in the Linux kernel. While the vulnerability has existed since 2012, our team discovered the vulnerability only recently, disclosed the details to the Kernel security team, and later developed a proof-of-concept exploit. As of the date of disclosure, this vulnerability has implications…
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OpenSSH: Information-leak vulnerability (CVE-2016-0777)

Since version 5.4, the OpenSSH client supports an undocumented feature called roaming. If a connection to an SSH server breaks unexpectedly, and if the SSH server supports roaming as well, the client is able to reconnect to the server and resume the interrupted SSH session. The roaming feature is enabled by default in OpenSSH clients,…
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Who let the dogs out… or in

It seems that security is the least of concerns for the small business owner. Install a broadband router or a WIFI router with default settings (password “admin”), plug computer…I’m done! The thought of a business owner storing customer info…on their computers is frightening. Especially, if that business happens to be a doctor’s or dentist’s office…
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