Tag Archives: Security

Day Zero/Zero Day for Windows XP

Tuesday April 8, 2014 is the last patch Tuesday for Windows XP. A lot of sources are stating that the malware community are sitting on a treasure trove of unused zero day exploits for Windows XP (and newer versions of … Continue reading

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Vulnerable utility control systems warning

USA DHS and ICS-Cert (Industrial Control Systems) have issued another advisory for vulnerable control systems that could be taken over by rogue attackers. These systems have web access points, web servers at port 80, that an attacker can send a … Continue reading

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Anon vs. China

I woke today to the news of Anonymous, the hacktivist group, having defaced and or knocked off the net almost 500 Chinese government, red army or related web sites. Those that were defaced had instructions on how to use secure … Continue reading

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What is a “Hack”?`

We often hear it and today was no different, some site that got attacked or defaced or some other thing and they announce, “We were hacked.” This time it’s the fox news twitter feed which Monday was compromised to announce … Continue reading

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Hacking is all about finding a way onto a computer you are not authorized for and either taking something, changing something or removing something. What happens depends on who is doing it and why. Most “hacks” aren’t really hacks of … Continue reading

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Smurfs up (a comp-sec precautionary tale.)‏

I was at home last night quietly surfing the net, wired.com and google news mostly, when my connection got sluggish and dropped a few times. Not an unknown occurrence but even when I was able to get on the net … Continue reading

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“ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED: HACK SONY 6 TIMES!”

Sony apparently is not learning and Nintendo may have learned something but apparently not enough, and XBox look out they are gunning for you. Yes, LulzSec is back on the case and trying to prompt companies to be more secure … Continue reading

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