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But That's Why I Have A Firewall, Right?

Protection versus Defense Recently, and across subject matter areas, there has been discussion on how to protect and defend against the scourge of cyberattacks. Understanding the application of these words in context is a starting point for establishing the right cybersecurity antidote. "It's not one or the other, it's both." - The InfoBro Fir...

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Can we stop saying Zero-day?

Zero-day Is When Discovery "Happens" Not What It Is. I've long been of the mindset that doesn't agree with the term "zero-day" exploit or vulnerability. Where the only party to whom it applies seems to be the victim or defender. It's a term of art I think is flawed.  Let's go a little deeper so you can understand where I'm coming from on ...

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Get back to patching day for... sudo(8) CVE-2021-3156

Most Linux distributions affected by a sudo(8) bug that allows privilege escalation to root Announced today was CVE-2021-3156 a/k/a "Baron Samedit", a vulnerability to most default installations of sudo(8) prior to 1.9.5p2 on Linux, that may go back as far as 10 years.  Many Linux distributions are distributed with sudo(8) ...

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