Archive | Exploits/Vulnerabilities


20 November 2013 | 3,642 views

Cupid Media Hack Exposes 42 Million Passwords In Plain Text

42 Million Passwords – now that’s a big number, and the worst part – they aren’t even hashed. Nope, not at all – not even badly. Apparently the intrusion took place earlier this year, in January 2013 – but there was no public announcement. The data was found on the same server where the hacked [...]

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16 November 2013 | 3,243 views

Linux Backdoor Fokirtor Injects Traffic Into SSH Protocol

Earlier this week we wrote about an Internet Explorer 0-day which used an in-memory drive by attack, which was pretty smart. Now another new type of malware (a backdoor in this case), this time targeting Linux known as Fokirtor. There is no real discussion of the exploit used to plant this backdoor (if it was [...]

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12 November 2013 | 1,529 views

Another IE 0-Day Hole Found & Used By In-Memory Drive By Attacks

So another IE 0-Day has been uncovered, and is in use in the wild for drive-by attacks on unwitting web users. I have to say, technically speaking, this attack is rather impressive – in terms of the exploit, the delivery method and the way that it runs. It retrieves the PE headers from a DLL [...]

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28 October 2013 | 1,496 views

Major Adobe Hack – Acrobat & ColdFusion Source Code Leaked

So earlier this month there was a major Adobe hack and the source code for a couple of it’s mainstream products (Acrobat Reader, ColdFusion and ColdFusion Builder) was leaked and downloaded, most likely in it’s entirety. There was a bit of a panic surrounding this as the software is used by a lot of major [...]

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10 October 2013 | 1,254 views

AVG, Avira and WhatsApp Websites DNS Jacked By Pro-Palestinian Hacktivists

There’s been a spate of these type of attacks this year, it seems like hackers are realizing the target servers and sites are pretty secure – so they are looking for other avenues to deface or spread their political messages. DNS security has been overlooked for a long time, with most companies not using DNSSEC [...]

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07 October 2013 | 3,542 views

Mutillidae – Vulnerable Web-Application To Learn Web Hacking

OWASP Mutillidae II is a free, open source, deliberately vulnerable web-application providing a target for web-security enthusiest to learn web hacking. Mutillidae can be installed on Linux and Windows using LAMP, WAMP, and XAMMP for users who do not want to administrate a webserver. It is pre-installed on SamuraiWTF, Rapid7 Metasploitable-2, and OWASP BWA. The [...]

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12 June 2013 | 2,932 views

OWASP Bricks – Modular Deliberately Vulnerable Web Application

Bricks, a deliberately vulnerable web application built on PHP & MySQL focuses on variations of commonly seen application security vulnerabilities & exploits, which can be exploited using tools (Mantra & ZAP). The mission is to ‘break the bricks’. Road Map Demonstrate maximum variations of most common vulnerabilities Help people to learn the need of secure [...]

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20 March 2013 | 2,567 views

Andrew Auernheimer AKA Weev Gets 41 Months Jail Time For GET Requests

This is a pretty sad case, and one which I’m sure all of us have followed since it first started. Surprisingly it hasn’t gotten a whole lot of media attention, but then this legal precedent sticks it to the man and has some consequences regarding the infosec industry – and who would want to publicize [...]

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07 March 2013 | 1,436 views

Evernote Hacked – ALL Users Required To Reset Passwords

The big news in the past week or so was the Evernote hack, being a user of Evernote I was interested by this one – it seems to be a pretty pervasive hack with user IDs and e-mail addresses being leaked. Thankfully the passwords are salted hashes, so it’s unlikely they’ll get brute forced any [...]

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21 February 2013 | 3,100 views

Apple, Facebook & Hundreds More Hacked By 0-Day Java Exploit

There’s an awful lot of high profile hacks going on lately, with some people linking them to the Chinese and a large-scale attack on Western companies. Before this, Twitter Breach Leaks 250,000 User E-mails & Passwords – was probably the most high profile case. Now Apple, Facebook and quite possibly hundreds of other companies have [...]

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