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Microsoft to Release Out-of-Cycle ASP.NET Security Bulletin
Posted in: Information Security
Microsoft will be issuing an out-of-cycle security bulletin for an Information Disclosure vulnerability affecting ASP.NET via all versions of the Microsoft .NET Framework on all supported versions of Windows.

Surprisingly, given the extent of the vulnerability is Information Disclosure, and only ....
Posted: 28 September 2010 18:45

Blockbuster Bankruptcy May Signal More Trouble for Old Media Distributors
Posted in: Information Security
Old media formats are struggling to keep up with the continued growth of electronic and online media formats and distribution, with newspapers probably the best known format facing destruction. It was something of a surprise when video and DVD rental chain, Blockbuster, filed for bankruptcy followi....
Posted: 26 September 2010 20:09

When Authentication Keys Go Missing - Two Recent Examples
Posted in: Information Security
Implementations of public key cryptography have taken a hit in the last week, with confirmation that the HDCP Master Key has been publicly leaked. HDCP (High Definition Content Protection) is used as a means to protect content as it transfers from media player to display, so it doesn't really affec....
Posted: 18 September 2010 22:13

Fast-Spreading Email-based Malware Brings Memories of the Past
Posted in: Information Security
First there were boot sector viruses that were carried by floppy disk from computer to computer. Now there are autorun viruses that are carried by USB device from computer to computer. The technology has improved, but the infection vector remains effectively the same.

First there were email-bas....
Posted: 11 September 2010 13:21

Microsoft Security Patch Release September 2010 Advance Notification
Posted in: Information Security
Microsoft have released their Advance Notification for the September round of security bulletins they expect to release.

Nine bulletins are scheduled for release, seven dealing with remote code execution vulnerabilities, and two with elevation of privilege vulnerabilities. Four of the remote cod....
Posted: 10 September 2010 23:39

PS3 Hack Spreads, Sony Update Kills It
Posted in: Information Security
Although Sony has been successful in suppressing the sale of the PSJailbreak devices in Australia for the time being, detailed information about the processes involved in the hack has now lead to multiple alternative hacks surfacing.

With exploit code now freely available and being ported to nume....
Posted: 7 September 2010 18:09

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