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Mass Site Hack Proves no Site is Truly Safe
Posted in: Information Security
There has been a lot of coverage of a widespread (estimated at more than half a million sites) set of web server attacks that have been taking place for a number of weeks using an unfortunately-common SQL injection opportunity to take control of back end databases, and sites themselves. So much con....
Posted: 28 April 2008 01:33

DefCon Competition has Antivirus Vendors Complaining
Posted in: Information Security
DefCon is known for a range of 'out there' type activities and presentations and it looks like this year is going to be no different. A contest that is being organised on the sidelines of this year's convention is already raising eyebrows and complaints from around the Information Security industry....
Posted: 28 April 2008 00:57

Public Attention Defeats hack Attempt and Forces Group to Disband
Posted in: Information Security
Following an article on Friday's about calls from Chinese hackers to carry out a distributed Denial of Service attack against the CNN website comes news that the attack has been called off for now, due to media coverage about the planned attack. Following the short timeline between the article bein....
Posted: 22 April 2008 09:10

Apple Patches CanSecWest Safari Bug
Posted in: Information Security
A week after Adobe patched the vulnerability used to compromise the Vista laptop at CanSecWest 08, Apple have released an update for Safari, through Security Advisory 2008-04-16, that addresses the vulnerability used to compromise the MacBook Air that was compromised the day before. The most up to ....
Posted: 19 April 2008 11:32

Posted in: Information Security
Normally better known for their presentation of stunning examples of how not to develop code, The Daily WTF yesterday exposed a horrendous case of information loss when they published an article on a critical flaw in the Oklahoma Department of Corrections website. Thanks to developers seeding brows....
Posted: 17 April 2008 20:51

Code Reuse Causes Problems
Posted in: Information Security
As alluded to in the pre-advisory for Microsoft's April Security Patch Release, at least one patch that was released points to significant code reuse between the different versions of Windows, including all versions released since Microsoft's big move towards secure development cycles. The biggest ....
Posted: 13 April 2008 21:35

Microsoft Security Patch Advance Notification April 2008
Posted in: Information Security
Microsoft has provided guidance on the patches that are to be released next Tuesday with the April Security Patch Release.

This month, there are five Critical security bulletins and three Important bulletins, for Microsoft Office (Visio), Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Project, and Internet Explore....
Posted: 5 April 2008 20:39

April Fool's Day or Hidden News Day
Posted in: Information Security
Probably the most difficult time of year for Information Security researcher is around April Fools when things go a little more crazy than usual, especially when Information Security companies get in on the act. The practice of ignoring all news from the week of April 1st is one way of managing the....
Posted: 3 April 2008 20:17

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