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What Isn't Best Western Telling Us?
Posted in: Information Security
Reports of a recent data breach at Best Western were vigorously refuted by the company, but is there something else going on in the background that is not being acknowledged by the company?

From the initial reports, more than 8 million Best Western customers may have had their details captured fo....
Posted: 29 August 2008 15:11

Hacking Security Researchers
Posted in: Information Security
When Alan Shimel (StillSecure) and Petko Petkov (GNUCitizen) had their online mail accounts hacked in the latest bout of Full-Disclosure posturing, including contents of select emails published to the list and, in Alan's case, objectionable content sent to various mailing lists that he was involved ....
Posted: 27 August 2008 07:49

An Exploit That Targets Developers
Posted in: Information Security
Towards the end of last week a vulnerability affecting Microsoft's Visual Studio was identified in the wild, though it isn't known just how widespread the attacks are at this stage.

While the mechanism of the vulnerability, an ActiveX control buffer overflow leading to remote code execution, isn'....
Posted: 18 August 2008 02:00

Microsoft's August Patches
Posted in: Information Security
Eleven patches were released by Microsoft with the August Security Patch Release. Of those patches, six were rated as Critical, and the remaining five were rated Important. This marked a change from the advance notification, where it was identified that seven of the patches were to be Critical, an....
Posted: 13 August 2008 21:01

Microsoft Security Patches August 2008 Advance Notice
Posted in: Information Security
Microsoft have provided advanced notice of the patches that they intend to release with next week's August Security patch release.

In a departure from the trend of the last few months, where only a couple of patches were released, this month Microsoft are intending to release 12 patches. Seven ....
Posted: 11 August 2008 08:09

Olympic Ticket Scam Traps Many
Posted in: Information Security
In the age of the P-p-p-p-powerbook and the ubiquitous 419 scammer, it comes as no surprise that many people have fallen for a Beijing Olympics ticketing scam that seems to have hit people all across the world. Due to the rarity of tickets for the games, and the particular setup of the scam site (a....
Posted: 4 August 2008 23:22

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