Archive | Exploits/Vulnerabilities


13 November 2012 | 4,050 views

Hack.me – Build, Host & Share Vulnerable Web Application Code

Hack.me is a FREE, community based project powered by eLearnSecurity. The community allows you to build, host and share vulnerable web application code for educational and research purposes. It aims to be the largest collection of “runnable” vulnerable web applications, code samples and CMS’s online. The platform is available without any restriction to any party [...]

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29 August 2012 | 4,374 views

1 Million Accounts Leaked From Banks, Government Agencies & Consultancy Firms

Seems like some hactivists have been working hard, 1 million accounsts were leaked over the weekend from some pretty serious sources by the group Team GhostShell – who are affiliated with Anonymous. It seems like these weren’t particularly complex or technically adept multi-layer attacks, they were carried out via the most common avenue – SQL [...]

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17 August 2012 | 1,066 views

Microsoft Patches Critical Security Vulnerabilities In Windows, Office, IE, Exchange & SQL Server

Another huge raft of critical fixes has been pushed out by Microsoft across almost their entire range of products, including client and server side software and the Windows OS itself. It’s been a while since I’ve seen such a huge variety of security issues in one update including 5 critical vulnerabilities. If you are running [...]

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08 August 2012 | 3,769 views

chapcrack – A tool for parsing and decrypting MS-CHAPv2 network handshakes.

chapcrack is a tool for parsing and decrypting MS-CHAPv2 network handshakes, it was announced recently at Defcon as we read over here – Marlinspike demos MS-CHAPv2 crack. The process is as follows: Obtain a packet capture with an MS-CHAPv2 network handshake in it (PPTP VPN or WPA2 Enterprise handshake, for instance). Use chapcrack to parse [...]

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20 July 2012 | 483 views

Nvidia Investigates Claims Of Online Store Compromise During Spate Of Hacking

Just a few days back we posted about Yahoo! Voices Hacked With SQL Injection – Passwords In Plaintext, and most recently it seems someone has been going after Nvidia pretty hard. They have already had a few web properties hacked including their forum, the developer zone and their research site. The latest break in the [...]

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16 July 2012 | 2,566 views

Yahoo! Voices Hacked With SQL Injection – Passwords In Plaintext

There’s been a few HUGE cases of large sites being hacked and exposing either plaintext or extremely poorly encrypted passwords, it happened to LinkedIn not that long ago – and the latest case is of Yahoo!. It wasn’t the main site, but with almost half a million username and password combos exposed – it’s a [...]

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22 June 2012 | 1,558 views

Windows XML Core Services Exploit Attacked In The Wild – CVE-2012-1889

Oh look, another serious flaw in Windows – and this one is really bad because it can be exploited directly in Internet Explorer. And even worse than that, this vulnerability is actually being exploited in the wild by cybercriminals – this shows it’s no longer a theoretical attack. Plus of course the fact, it’s actually [...]

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12 June 2012 | 17,168 views

MySQL 1 Liner Hack Gives Root Access Without Password

The latest news that has hit the streets is the occurence of the easiest hack ever, if you have local shell access (any user privelege level) and you can connect to MySQL – you can get root access to MySQL within a few seconds. I tried this yesterday on one of my servers on Ubuntu [...]

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07 June 2012 | 1,559 views

CERT Triage Tools – Vulnerability Impact Assessment Tool

The CERT Triage Tools can be used to assist software vendors and analysts in identifying the impact of defects discovered through techniques such as fuzz testing and prioritizing their remediation in the software development process. The CERT Triage Tools include a GNU Debugger (GDB) extension called “exploitable” that classifies Linux application bugs by severity and [...]

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28 May 2012 | 2,144 views

Complex Cyberwar Tool ‘Flamer’ Found Infecting Computers In Iran & Israel

In December last year, Microsoft released the patch for the vulnerability used by Duqu to propogate itself across Windows desktops. The other nasty worm going around was Stuxnet – both cyberwarfare tools, and most recently a piece of malware claimed to be more sophisticated than both has been found infecting computers in the middle east. [...]

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