Privilege Escalation

Privilege escalation is the act of exploiting a bug, design flaw or configuration oversight in an operating system or software application to gain elevated access to resources that are normally protected from an application or user. The result is that an application with more privileges than intended by the application developer or system administrator can perform unauthorized actions.
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  • Human glitch lets hackers into ICANN

    … Committee web page. According to ICANN, the phishers were able to gather the email passwords of staff members, then used them to access the Centralized Zone Data Service. CZDS is the clearinghouse for all zone files belonging to new gTLD registries. The data it stores isn’t especially sensitive — the files are archives, not live, functional copies…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 5 readers -
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