Tag Archive | "Information-Security"


30 July 2007 | 4,521 views

Hackers Steal U.S. Government Corporate Data from PCs – AGAIN

Seems like a social engineering type attack again relying on human ignorance and stupidity. Based around some kind of malware reporting back to a central repository. Remember kids if a deal is too good to be true…it isn’t. Hackers stole information from the U.S. Department of Transportation and several U.S. companies by seducing employees with [...]

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16 July 2007 | 5,036 views

The Soft Underbelly? – Database Security

It not surprising SQL Injection and database hacking are getting more frequent as people ramp up perimeter security more often than not they forget about interior security, software application security and most of all database security. Of the 2007 total corporate IT budget, respondents said they have allocated 34 percent for database infrastructure and 20.6 [...]

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03 April 2007 | 6,385 views

The Black & White Ball UK – Whitehat vs Blackhat

Black hat hackers vs White hat professionals – This is the Black & White Ball The Black & White Ball will be held at the stylish Ministry of Sound venue in London, the date is to be confirmed (but it will be in September). In security parlance, the terms Black Hat and White Hat refer [...]

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05 March 2007 | 5,585 views

Massive Security Breach Leaks Credit Card Info

Recently a fairly huge credit card breach occurred involving a large retail company called TJX, with more than 2,000 retail stores. Some pretty well known brands there, I know I’ve used some of them…the sad part is they themselves still haven’t worked out the extent of the damage done to their information. For me this [...]

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02 November 2006 | 49,490 views

Wyd – Automated Password Profiling Tool

Wyd is a neat tool I found recently for Password Profiling. In current IT security environments, files and services are often password protected. In certain situation it is required to get access to files and/or data even when they are protected and the password is unknown. wyd.pl was born out of those two of situations: [...]

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01 November 2006 | 5,898 views

Hackers Target Home Users for Cash

Hackers are switching targets now, companies are getting too hard to break into due to the availability of decently configured perimeter kit like firewalls and IDS. Plus the information they do get if they manage to break in is often worthless commercially and really not worth the effort. So instead, they target the end user, [...]

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18 October 2006 | 29,886 views

Mozilla Hires Ex-Microsoft Security Strategist Window Snyder

Looks like Mozilla is toughening it’s stance on security, people have been putting it down lately, especially those from the Microsoft camp as there have been a few flaws. But well, it’s still not part of the operating system, the flaws are generally fixed within a couple of days and the patching system is simple [...]

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01 October 2006 | 11,608 views

Security Boom Post 9/11

It makes sense really, the paranoia that quickly infected every corner of the ‘Western’ world had to be cashed in on by somebody, tada! The security industry of course. During the Cold War, Canada’s National Optics Institute developed a system to detect which type of enemy tank or fighter jet was approaching. After the Soviet [...]

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27 June 2006 | 16,211 views

sqlninja 0.1.0alpha – MS-SQL Injection Tool

sqlninja is a little toy that has been coded during a couple of pen-tests done lately and it is aimed to exploit SQL Injection vulnerabilities on web applications that use Microsoft SQL Server as their back-end. It borrows some ideas from similar tools like bobcat, but it is more targeted in providing a remote shell [...]

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26 June 2006 | 5,071 views

US Veterans Information Leaked on The Web

Another HUGE information leak from the US government, seems they can’t help themselves. Or perhaps people are just ramping up the efforts against them.. The Navy has begun a criminal investigation after Social Security numbers and other personal data for 28,000 sailors and family members were found on a civilian website. The Navy said Friday [...]

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