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Last month, researchers in Fortinet’s threat research division, FortiGuard Labs, discovered a vulnerability in MongoDB that would allow hackers to remotely crash the database application. Characterizing the vulnerability as “widespread”, the researchers successfully demonstrated a denial of service attack against legacy versions of the database that users could initiate remotely. MongoDB has quickly become the most popular NoSQL database in use today. NoSQL was developed to address the need to store and process unstructured... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Mar 28, 2015  |  Filed in: Security Research
Fortinet recently sponsored an expert panel on cybersecurity at the Denver Biz Tech Expo - One takeaway? Security talks aren’t just for hackers anymore. Fortinet researchers participate in a lot of conferences. Many, like this year’s Hack.Lu in Luxembourg, are very much “for the cybersecurity community, by the cybersecurity community.” I loved one of the lines from Axelle Apvrille, a Fortinet senior antivirus analyst, in her writeup from the conference: This year's edition was quite classical - Windows/Linux reverse engineering/exploitation,... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Nov 20, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends