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Exp.CVE-2014-1765

07/31/2014

Exp.CVE-2013-3910

07/31/2014

Exp.CVE-2014-2797

07/30/2014

Exp.CVE-2014-2801

07/30/2014

Exp.CVE-2014-2804

07/30/2014

W32.Gammima.AG!gen8

07/30/2014

Packed.Mystic!gen14

07/30/2014

Open source hardware can protect against NSA spying

Open source hardware can protect against NSA spying

Eli Dourado from George Mason University suggested to use an open source hardware in order to protect the companies against NSA spying. It will more effectively detect backdoors and vulnerabilities that are built by NSA or other government agencies in the companies' system.

"To make the Internet less susceptible to mass surveillance, we need to recreate the physical layer of its infrastructure on the basis of open-source principles," stated Dourado.

According to the researcher, the use of hardware with open source will succeed, since everyone will be able to modify it, and then provide a modified version to the others. This policy had positive results with the open source software, including Linux and Apache web-servers.

The information about the NSA and U.S. intelligence agencies surveillance became available thanks to the former NSA employee Edward Snowden. At the moment we know that the NSA was gaining access to confidential data on users of services and products provided by Microsoft, Apple and Google.

The documents revealed by Snowden also stated that NSA could intercept Internet traffic through routers and switches. The open source hardware will be really difficult to tap.

Opponents of Dourado’s policies say that, in practice, it will be very difficult for companies to keep track of all hardware upgrades , especially to continuously examine updates of low-level code in hardware.

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Security Advisories Database

Cross-site Scripting Vulnerability in IBM Cognos TM1

A cross-site scripting vulnerability was reported in IBM Cognos TM1.

07/31/2014

Cross-site Scripting Vulnerability in Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager

A cross-site scripting vulnerability was discovered in Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager.

07/30/2014

Cross-site Scripting Vulnerability in Dell SonicWALL Multiple Products

A cross-site scripting vulnerability was discovered in Dell SonicWALL Multiple Products.

07/30/2014

Denial of service vulnerability in Linux Kernel shmem

An attacker can perform a denial of service attack.

07/30/2014

Cross-site Scripting Vulnerability in WebSphere Lombardi Edition

A cross-site scripting vulnerability was found in WebSphere Lombardi Edition.

07/28/2014

Cross-site Scripting Vulnerability in OCS Inventory NG

A cross-site scripting vulnerability was found in OCS Inventory NG.

07/25/2014

Cross-site Scripting Vulnerability in Cisco TelePresence Server Management Interface

A cross-site scripting vulnerability was discovered in Cisco TelePresence Server Management Interface.

07/25/2014

Cross-site Scripting Vulnerability in IBM Sametime Classic Meeting Server

A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability has been discovered in IBM Sametime Classic Meeting Server.

07/25/2014

SQL Injection Vulnerability in Unspecified

SQL inection vulnerability was found in Unspecified.

07/25/2014