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PS JailBreak Sales Suspended in Australia Pending Court Case
Posted in: Information Security
It didn't take long for Sony to respond to the sudden release of the PS JailBreak PS3 USB dongle that turned any retail console into a debug console, allowing games to be ripped to disk and run from a hard drive (as well as running unsigned code). A court order has been issued by the Federal Court ....
Posted: 28 August 2010 11:43

Unexpected PS3 Mod Arrives
Posted in: Information Security
Sony's PlayStation 3 has so far been the only one of the current generation of gaming consoles that has not been hacked successfully. It hasn't been for lack of trying. In the years since the console was released, people have looked at using memory vulnerabilities, through to actual exploitation o....
Posted: 21 August 2010 23:00

Malware in Images, a Social Engineering Example
Posted in: Information Security
It used to be that image filetypes were widely considered to be "safe", that it should not be possible for an image to cause arbitrary code to run on a system. As various holes were found in system level image handling code, it became apparent that images could carry a malicious payload either in t....
Posted: 12 August 2010 17:34

Australian Opposition Will Block ISP-level Internet Filtering
Posted in: Information Security
Polls in Australia's Federal election are only two weeks away, and there has been some interesting movement from one of the main parties on the subject of Internet filtering.

While both major parties have strongly been in favour of national filtering of Internet connections, there has been little....
Posted: 6 August 2010 21:23

Microsoft Security Patch Release August 2010 Advance Notification
Posted in: Information Security
Microsoft have issued their advance notification for their expected August Security Bulletin release. After only four bulletins were released in July, and an out-of-cycle patch was released this week, Microsoft anticipates releasing fourteen bulletins next week.

Covering Office, Windows, Interne....
Posted: 6 August 2010 20:49

Critical Windows Flaw Gets Out of Cycle Patch From Microsoft
Posted in: Information Security
It might have started slow, but reports of a major vulnerability in Windows systems that surfaced following July's security bulletin release by Microsoft has been deemed important enough for Microsoft to release out-of-cycle bulletin, a week ahead of the scheduled August Security Bulletin release.Posted: 1 August 2010 18:52

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