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16 April 2010 | 7,183 views

Oracle Releases Emergency Patch for Java Vulnerability

After informing a researcher just a few days ago that “they do not consider this vulnerability to be of high enough priority to break their quarterly patch cycle” they have made a 180 turn on the issue and pushed out an emergency patch to mitigate against the Serious Java Bug That Exposes Users To Code […]

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12 April 2010 | 6,253 views

Serious Java Bug Exposes Users To Code Execution

Once again a different attack vector, seems to the creative season for discovering bugs. I guess it’s partially due to the fact this time of year tends to be pretty quiet business wise so researchers have plenty of downtime to look at nifty ways to break things. This might be a tough one to solve […]

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16 March 2010 | 7,123 views

OWASP CodeCrawler – Static Code Review Tool

CodeCrawler is a tool aimed at assisting code review practitioners. It is a static code review tool which searches for key topics within .NET and J2EE/JAVA code. It’s a Microsoft .NET 3.5 Windows Form application which supports the OWASP Code Review Project. It provides automatic STRIDE classification a very simple DREAD calculator and few minor […]

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01 February 2010 | 5,960 views

Google Willing To Pay Bounty For Chrome Browser Bugs

This is a pretty interesting development from Google and also seems to be coming much more common now, companies openly offering payments for bugs/vulnerabilities discovered in their software. It’s a chance for the white-hat guys to earn a few bucks, but honestly I don’t think it’s going to change anything. Especially not when we’re talking […]

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26 January 2010 | 9,612 views

Browser Fuzzer 3 (bf3) – Comprehensive Web Browser Fuzzing Tool

Browser Fuzzer 3, or bf3, is a comprehensive web browser fuzzer. Browser Fuzzer 3 is designed as a hybrid framework/standalone fuzzer; the modules it uses are extensible but also highly integrated into the core. bf3 can be used via command line to set all necessary flags for each fuzzing operation. After initialization, bf3 creates test […]

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19 January 2010 | 6,402 views

IETF Completes Vulnerability Fix For SSL Renegotiation Bug

You should remember the SSL Renegotiation bug from last year that was used to successfully attack twitter. Finally IETF have come out with a fix for the issue, it’s natural it has taken some time as it’s a flaw in the actual protocol itself not in any specific implementation (which is usually the case). The […]

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06 January 2010 | 9,543 views

2010 Bug Wreaks Havoc In Germany

This was pretty unexpected for most people, the Y2K bug was so over-hyped then nothing really happened. Then suddenly 2010 comes and everything goes haywire! The first big news that struck was Spam Assassin which included all versions of cPanel, it started rejected almost all e-mails due to a bug in the spam detection rules […]

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14 December 2009 | 6,796 views

Microsoft CAT.NET v1.1.1.9 – Binary Code Analysis Tool .NET

CAT.NET is a binary code analysis tool that helps identify common variants of certain prevailing vulnerabilities that can give rise to common attack vectors such as Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), SQL Injection and XPath Injection. CAT.NET is a snap-in to the Visual Studio IDE that helps you identify security flaws within a managed code (C#, Visual […]

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10 November 2009 | 5,947 views

Turbodiff v1.01 BETA Released – Detect Differences Between Binaries

Turbodiff is a binary diffing tool developed as an IDA plugin. It discovers and analyzes differences between the functions of two binaries. Requirements “Turbodiff 1.01 beta release 1″ works with IDA starting from v5.0. Instructions For the binaries: Download the plugin and store it at the directory “..\IDA\plugins”. If you want to compile it on […]

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02 November 2009 | 13,083 views

RATS – Rough Auditing Tool for Security

RATS – Rough Auditing Tool for Security – is an open source tool developed and maintained by Secure Software security engineers. Secure Software was acquired by Fortify Software, Inc. RATS is a tool for scanning C, C++, Perl, PHP and Python source code and flagging common security related programming errors such as buffer overflows and […]

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