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BT Home Hub Still full of Holes
Posted in: Information Security
British Hacker group GNUCITIZEN, and in particular Adrian 'pagvac' Pastor, have been focussing on the BT (British Telecom) Home Hub, an ADSL modem capable of acting as a wireless access point and interfacing with DECT compliant telephone handsets (the standard used in most cordless handsets) as wel....
Posted: 27 May 2008 10:57

An Interesting Firefox Flaw
Posted in: Information Security
Ronald van den Heetkamp has published information about an interesting heap corruption in Firefox.

Put simply, it has been discovered that merely running, document.write and document.close in close succession can sometimes lead to code not being executed prior to the document being ....
Posted: 23 May 2008 23:53

Website Defacement Group Arrested After Going too far
Posted in: Information Security
Most website defacement groups are regarded as more of a nuisance than a major threat. While they cost site operators and maintainers valuable time and resources to recover damaged sections of their sites and patch the entry points, generally the only damage done is to place a page on the site to ....
Posted: 18 May 2008 23:47

May Security Patch Release Shows few Surprises
Posted in: Information Security
Microsoft's May Security Patch Release came with very few surprises, a welcome break from the other problems that cropped up during the week.

As promised with the pre-release notification, four patches were released, dealing with Office, Windows, and the Windows Malware Protection Engine. One hi....
Posted: 18 May 2008 23:33

Microsoft Security Patch Advance Notification - May 2008
Posted in: Information Security
As the second Tuesday of the month will be with us next week, Microsoft have provided advance notice of the patches that they expect to release on that day.

This month there are four patches scheduled for release, three Critical patches, and one Moderate. The three Critical patches address remot....
Posted: 9 May 2008 18:49

PHP Updates to 5.2.6
Posted in: Information Security
The PHP Group released version 5.2.6 of the popular scripting language earlier this month. While there were more than 100 bugs fixed with this update, there were several critical security vulnerabilities patched that make updating essential for any administrators or users currently using the 5.x br....
Posted: 8 May 2008 21:45

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