SSD Advisory – SquirrelMail Remote Code Execution

Vulnerability Summary The following advisory describes Remote Code Execution found in SquirrelMail version 1.4.22. SquirrelMail is a standards-based webmail package written in PHP. It includes built-in pure PHP support for the IMAP and SMTP protocols, and all pages render in pure HTML 4.0 (with no JavaScript required) for maximum compatibility across browsers. It has very … Continue reading SSD Advisory – SquirrelMail Remote Code Execution

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SSD Advisory – Emby Media Server Multiple Vulnerabilities

Vulnerabilities Summary The following advisory describes three (3) vulnerabilities found in Emby Media Server. Affected versions are: 3.1.5, 3.1.2, 3.1.1, 3.1.0 and 3.0.0. Emby Media Server (formerly Media Browser) is a media server designed to organize, play, and stream audio and video to a variety of devices. Emby is open-source, and uses a client server model. … Continue reading SSD Advisory – Emby Media Server Multiple Vulnerabilities

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Women in Informaton Security: Lesley Carhart

The cybersecurity industry can be made stronger if we attract more women and non-males. I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing some in my series. I spoke to Dr. Jessica Barker, who advises organizations on information security and maintains a blog at Cyber.uk. Then I spoke to Emily Crose, a  network threat hunter. Most recently, I […]… Read More

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The Human Factor: Technology Changes Faster Than Humans

The title of this piece is quite obvious, but it is also an unappreciated fact. Consider for a moment the change we have seen over the last 30 years: access to cyberspace was scarce, often limited to enterprise users such as governments, educational institutions, and the largest corporation, whereas today, there are billions of users […]… Read More

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You have the right to remain private

All the recent hype surrounding internet deregulation has plenty of people in a panic. But if you’re an ordinary citizen like most of us here at Avast, never fear. Many of us (not all of us are threat-detecting, code-writing geniuses, after all) are sometimes tempted to slam our laptops shut, wrap them in barbed wire, and toss them off the nearest cliff. Swear.

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