Archive | July, 2006


31 July 2006 | 6,407 views

WordPress 2.0.4 Released – Fixes Security Issues

Just to let you all know, if you are using WordPress you can upgrade today. The latest stable release of WordPress (Version 2.0.4) is available. his release contains several important security fixes, so it’s highly recommended for all users. We’ve also rolled in a number of bug fixes (over 50!), so it’s a pretty solid [...]

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30 July 2006 | 5,913 views

Netscape.com HACKED With Cross Site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerability

Netscape.com has been hacked via a persistent Cross Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability in their newly launched Digg-like news service. It seems the attacker did report the flaw to them repeatedly but they didn’t heed and ignored it, so he performed the XSS all over the site. eplawless stated the following: It was me. I did [...]

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28 July 2006 | 6,496 views

BASE 1.2.6 Released (Basic Analysis & Security Engine)

We are happy to announce that the 1.2.6 (christine) release of the Basic Analysis and Security Engine (BASE) is available. BASE is the Basic Analysis and Security Engine. It is based on the code from the Analysis Console for Intrusion Databases (ACID) project. This application provides a web front-end to query and analyze the alerts [...]

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27 July 2006 | 17,138 views

Serious WordPress Vulnerability/Exploit Verion 2.0.3 and Below

Yes that means all versions including the current version and before, 2.0.4 has not yet been released at the current time. An exploit has been discovered in the current release of WordPress, affecting WordPress 2.0.3 and below (including 1.5.x) that allows these subscribed users to cause some serious damage. It’s recommended at present if you [...]

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26 July 2006 | 12,118 views

HOPE Speak Steven Rombom (Rambam) Charged

It turns out yesterday one of the planned speakers at HOPE Number 6 was arrested on Saturday and is being charged by the FBI. Security Fix obtained a copy of the complaint against “Steven Rambam” the private investigator arrested Saturday at the Hope Number Six hacker conference in New York City. The government document says [...]

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25 July 2006 | 58,286 views

Hping 2 Fixed for Windows XP SP2 (Service Pack 2)

We are happy to announce that Hping 2 works with Windows XP again! Hping support on Windows was never that great. Darknet is indeed a great fan of Hping! Glad to see it has overcome the Raw sockets problems Windows XP SP2 brought about. hping is a command-line oriented TCP/IP packet assembler/analyzer. The interface is [...]

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24 July 2006 | 7,487 views

IBM Accused of Hacking

This is actually a very important case depending on which way it goes. It could become a landmark case in regards to liability for machines on your network, or actually any traffic originating from your IP range. A boutique Washington, D.C.-based law firm is accusing IBM of hacking into its e-mail system and is seeking [...]

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21 July 2006 | 39,738 views

Freeware MAC Address Changer – Technitium v3.1

I saw a Freeware MAC Address Changing tool today which I thought I’d share with you all, as I used to use SMAC, a nice tool, until the guy started charging for it! Hopefully this one won’t go the same way. Technitium MAC Address Changer, which allows you to change Machine Access Control (MAC) Address [...]

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18 July 2006 | 6,898 views

Vista more insecure than XP

Symantec has made a research and affirming to there research Windows Vista will be more insecure than Windows XP, because most of the new code is fresh, and the old code isn’t used anymore… Microsoft has removed a large body of tried and tested code and replaced it with freshly written code, complete with new [...]

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17 July 2006 | 5,355 views

CAPTCHA – Safer and better looking

CAPTCHA, acronym for “completely automated public Turing test to tell computers and humans apart” is used, most of the times at least, as an authentication mechanism. Not to prove your identity, but to do a much simpler job than that; to prove your a human. With the bad guys always a step ahead (which is [...]

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