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LifeSize: I'm looking through you

In June of this year, the video conferencing system of the Quebec Liberal Party (PLQ) was accessed by Anonymous. Over the course of several weeks the attacker was able to view, record, and access private meetings using the video conferencing system that was in place. By accessing supposedly closed feeds, the attacker could have (if they had been criminally inclined) covertly recorded and released details of strategy and other sensitive information relating to the political party. To accomplish this, they merely had to access the tools that the PLQ had put in place to make their lives easier.

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In the Deep Below

The last few weeks have not been kind to operating systems. News emerged last week of a flaw in the copy on write (COW) permissions in place within the Linus kernel. Earlier this week, details emerged about the task_t process in the Apple kernel for OSX (and the mobile operating system iOS). Only yesterday, details were published regarding a fundamental weakness in all major Windows OS implementations. Everything is broken seemingly. So, beyond the hyperbole, how bad is it? Should you set fire to all your IT estate and move to the desert?

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Joomraa! Another New Exploit

Earlier this week, the latest in a long line of Joomla security vulnerabilities was released, affecting versions 3.4.4 to 3.6.3, (CVE-2016-8869 and CVE-2016-8870), and only a week after dirtyc0w got those who are in the know scrambling to patch and reboot servers across the internet.

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