The big news yesterday was an epic XSS flaw on Twitter that sent the micro-blogging service into chaos. They actually made an announcement during the hack that users should stay off the web-site and use 3rd party services through the API (Software such as Tweetdeck, Seesmic, Gravity etc). They posted an update on the status [...]
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Oh look, Facebook security (or insecurity) is in the news again – not that this technique is anything revolutionary or ground-breaking. It’s basically a HTTP referer detection system for the Facebook URL scanner (the thing that generates the preview/thumbnail etc for links posted to Facebook). By detecting it, you can feed it something benign – [...]
We’ve reported a few times on the Anonymous collective, with the most recent being the rumoured attacks by Anonymous against the Malaysian Government. The latest story is following Google+ banning numerous Anonymous members, they have spawned their own social network called Anon+/Anonplus. As is normal with these things, it’d hard to say if it really [...]
Something which caused some kind of stir last week was the hacking of the Canadian dating site Plenty of Fish (sometimes known as PoF) which rose to fame on the Webmaster forums for SEO due to a picture of Markus Frind holding an Adsense cheque for $132,000 for two months earning. For anyone not familiar [...]
Perhaps even the cyber-criminals are effected by the recent recession – botnets for hire are hitting rock-bottom rates starting at just $2. We reported back in April 2010 about the Texas Man Who Pleaded Guilty To Bot Network For Hire. They are becoming more multi-talented as well rather than just offering bot networks for DDoS [...]
It seems to be a trend now, whenever someone famous dies some kind of malware or phishing scam will pop up playing on their death with the usual social engineering aspect. The most memorable one recently of course was the passing of The King of Pop – Michael Jackson The latest one is Brittany Murphy [...]
Google hacking was the big thing back in 2004, I actually did a talk on it in Hack in the Box 2004, it’s resurfaced again as a serious threat with Google noticing more queries relating to things like social security numbers. The Google Hacking Database has been active for years now and there are hundreds [...]