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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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44% of Security Threats Start in the Cloud
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  2/19/2020
Zero-Factor Authentication: Owning Our Data
Nick Selby, Chief Security Officer at Paxos Trust Company,  2/19/2020
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CVE-2020-5244
PUBLISHED: 2020-02-24
In BuddyPress before 5.1.2, requests to a certain REST API endpoint can result in private user data getting exposed. Authentication is not needed. This has been patched in version 5.1.2.
CVE-2020-5245
PUBLISHED: 2020-02-24
Dropwizard-Validation before 1.3.19, and 2.0.2 may allow arbitrary code execution on the host system, with the privileges of the Dropwizard service account, by injecting arbitrary Java Expression Language expressions when using the self-validating feature. The issue has been fixed in dropwizard-vali...
CVE-2020-9369
PUBLISHED: 2020-02-24
Sympa 6.2.38 through 6.2.52 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (disk consumption from temporary files, and a flood of notifications to listmasters) via a series of requests with malformed parameters.
CVE-2019-10796
PUBLISHED: 2020-02-24
rpi through 0.0.3 allows execution of arbritary commands. The variable pinNumbver in function GPIO within src/lib/gpio.js is used as part of the arguement of exec function without any sanitization.
CVE-2019-10798
PUBLISHED: 2020-02-24
rdf-graph-array through 0.3.0-rc6 manipulation of JavaScript objects resutling in Prototype Pollution. The rdf.Graph.prototype.add method could be tricked into adding or modifying properties of Object.prototype.