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Cisco Enterprise Wireless (Wi-Fi) Equipment DoS Vulnerability Discovered

If your organisation is using any kind of Cisco Wi-Fi kit it may be time to get the latest patches for your kit. Although they state there is no proof that hackers have used this attack in the wild – in my experience if Cisco have discovered this now, someone else probably knew about it […]

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Windows 7 UAC Vulnerable – User Mode Program Can Disable User Access Control

It seems like Windows 7 is already creating some controversy even though it’s still in BETA. Just like Vista it also has UAC (User Access Control) which a lot of people disable completely because they find it irritating (myself included). When that happens, the boundary between security and usability has crossed too far and the […]

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Chrome and Firefox Face Clickjacking Exploit

Just remember that even though Firefox tends to be more secure than Internet Exploder – it’s not immune from vulnerabilities (although they do tend to get fixed much much faster). The latest one that’s cropped up in both Firefox and Chrome is a clickjacking vulnerability. This is basically where a link is replaced by an […]

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Independent Web Vulnerability Scanner Comparison – Acunetix WVS, IBM Rational AppScan & HP WebInspect

I saw a relevant paper published today by an individual that claims the comparison was ordered by a penetration testing company (a company which remains unnamed). The vendors were not contacted during or after the evaluation. Testing Procedure The author tested 13 web applications (some of them containing a lot of vulnerabilities), 3 demo applications […]

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Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner 6 Review

As you might know if you’ve been reading for some time, I do occasionally review commercial software if it’s interesting and relevant – the last one I remember doing was back in 2007 “Outpost Security Suite PRO Review“. This time it’s for a much more relevant piece of software IMHO, and one which I actually […]

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Cisco Vulnerability Given ‘Write Once, Run Anywhere’ Treatement

This is an interesting development in router security, Cisco bugs have been popping up now and then – not that often – but usually when they do they are quite serious. The problem with them was you needed so many variations unless you were just targeting one specific router, with that specific version of IOS […]

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Microsoft Warns of Serious MS-SQL 2000 & 2005 Vulnerability

Another big flaw has been discovered in Microsoft software just a few days after they broke their patch cycle to issue a patch for the IE bug that allowed remote code execution. This time however it doesn’t really effect home users or the general consumer, it’s a more specific server side vulnerability affecting Microsoft SQL […]

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IE7 Exploit Also Affects IE5, IE6 and IE8! More Users In Trouble

I’m sure you’ve heard about the Microsoft IE7 Exploit that allows Remote Code Execution on XP & Vista, it turns out it’s actually much worse than first expected. The exploit also affects IE5.01, IE6 and IE8 on all OS versions! That’s a pretty worrying turn of events for MS especially as they are seemingly leaving […]

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Microsoft IE7 Exploit Allows Remote Code Execution on XP & Vista

It seems a new, fairly serious flaw has been discovered in Internet Explorer 7 – and as accounts go it’s been around for a couple of months in the underground. The worrying part is, patch Tuesday was yesterday and after testing it’s been discovered that this flaw WAS NOT patched in the updates. ISC reports […]

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