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With tensions mounting in Ukraine, the New York Department of Financial Services and the European Central Bank are alerting governments, businesses, and financial institutions to prepare for a possible state-sponsored cyber attack from Russia.

Published in Security

No matter the protections you have in place, the last defence for cyber security rests with the end user. How do you educate in a respectful, engaging way? I tried out Phriendly Phishing, built on this very premise, finding it reduced my risk and exposure to phishing and that my users enjoyed the process.

Published in Software

On August 28, 2011, the servers of the Linux kernel project were breached, a fact that was discovered only 17 days later. News of this leaked out in September and it became known that the intrusion had been effected by stealing some user's credentials.

Published in Open Sauce

DNS is the Domain Name System and is the central postmaster of the Internet. Changes are coming to add security, but naysayers would have you believe it is Y2K all over again.

Published in The Linux Distillery
Wednesday, 06 January 2010 06:22

Mr Bean hacks Spanish EU open source web site

Only days after the Spanish government awarded a 12m Euro contract to maintain the content and security of its EU summit web site the site has been hacked by none other than the bumbling Mr Bean.

Published in The Linux Distillery
A big pong may be set to erupt over an incredibly serious WiFi router password vulnerability baked into all BigPond Thomson Speedtouch routers.

Published in Security
Monday, 07 September 2009 09:41

The dark side of open source software is Stoned

When rootkits are mentioned the things which come to mind are generally hackers, Trojans, even Sony BMG. Now you can add open source software to the list with the release of the first open source rootkit framework called Stoned.

Published in The Linux Distillery
Indian techie, Atul Dwivedi, defaced the Royal Australian Air Force website this week, posting a message on the front page as a warning to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. How did he do it?

Published in Security
Hacker groups have reported that man-in-the-middle attacks can be used to strip away the benefits of SSL security when transacting online. However, says the inventor of SSL, these are a browser problem and, moreso, they're not so black and white.
Published in Security
Monday, 09 February 2009 16:34

Kaspersky patch own back yard, but delude self

Technology security firm Kaspersky suffered egg on its face this weekend after a hacker posted details, including screenshots, of a successful SQL injection attack on the firm's web site. Kaspersky have released an official statement which suffers from an amazing dose of reality denial.

Published in Market
Kaspersky is a leading security and anti-virus software company. Yet, this weekend a poster on the hackersblog.org forum demonstrated Kaspersky's web site was vulnerable to exploitation by one of the surely most publicised methods available – SQL injection. Pictures included!
Published in Market
Thursday, 15 January 2009 18:10

WiFi password cracking with ATI and NVIDIA

WiFi encryption has just got even less secure now that the Russians reckon you can crack WPA and WPA2 passwords with both ATI and NVIDIA graphics cards.

Published in Home Tech
You've all heard a major new flaw has been found affecting Internet Explorer all the way back to version 5. Microsoft pushed out a fix out of their regular "patch Tuesday" monthly schedule. The flaw has prompted some commentators to call for the replacement of IE with alternate browsers like Firefox. Just what was so serious? And what do Microsoft say that show Linux has the superior design?

Published in The Linux Distillery
Thursday, 13 November 2008 18:42

A real-world web site crack before your eyes

15 years ago Dan Farmer wrote a program called SATAN designed to help sysadminis detect vulnerabilities in their networks. He was criticised because of the massive potential for malice if used by "the wrong people" and was fired by his employer, SGI. Now, I'm not in Farmer's league but I'm going to risk my reputation here and now to practically explain SQL injection by cracking two publicly available web sites.

Published in The Linux Distillery

A Russian password recovery outfit has announced a patent pending technology that dramatically accelerates the brute-force cracking of WiFi security encryption when a compatible Nvidia graphics card is employed. So, is WiFi security now a dead duck?

Published in Home Tech

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