Tag Archive | "hacking-email"


16 October 2008 | 5,100 views

E-mail Scammers Target Microsoft Users

Microsoft users are being targeted again by malware via e-mail, scammers/spammers never give up and for once the e-mail looks fairly legitimate. Usually this kind of ‘baitware’ is riddled with terrible grammar and horrible spellings, do make sure you brief the less security aware friends you have about this though just in case. Email scams [...]

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20 September 2007 | 4,807 views

Major Web Vulnerability Effects Yahoo, MSN, Google and More

I’ve seen this from quite a few sources so it seems it’s fairly legitimate, it seems all major websites have some flaws in the way they implement cookies meaning they are vulnerable to certain types of attack. The only current solution seems to be using full time SSL or https connections full-time, if any of [...]

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10 September 2007 | 8,276 views

PIRANA – Exploitation Framework for Email Content Filters

PIRANA is an exploitation framework that tests the security of a email content filter. By means of a vulnerability database, the content filter to be tested will be bombarded by various emails containing a malicious payload intended to compromise the computing platform. PIRANA’s goal is to test whether or not any vulnerability exists on the [...]

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10 July 2007 | 8,282 views

Pentagon E-mail System HACKED

The Pentagon got owned pretty hard with 1,500 accounts being taken offline due to a hack attack. For once however they did admit the incident and didn’t try to cover it over or brush it off. I guess the amount of attacks they get is exponentially more than other networks…but still, I would have thought [...]

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09 February 2007 | 5,699 views

Google Fixes Serious Vulnerability in Gmail

Google started the new year by fixing a serious vulnerability in Gmail. This was quite an interesting case and once again (as everything relating to web apps seems to be nowdays) it was an XSS flaw that allowed malicious attackers to steal your contact list, leading to some pretty bad information leakage. Google has fixed [...]

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