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Microsoft Patches At Least 34 Bugs Including Pwn2Own Vulnerability

What a massive mother-load of patches Microsoft has unleashed on this month patching more than 34 security vulnerabilities including the fairly high profile vulnerability exploited at the Pwn2Own contest earlier this year in April. Good news as long as all the average Internet users actually use Windows Update and install the latest patches, which somehow […]

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UK Government To Launch ‘Hack Idol’

Now this should be interesting, perhaps they should turn it into a hacking based reality TV show? From the description though it looks more centered around defense than offense and perhaps should be called ‘System Administrator Idol’. Not quite so catchy though is it. Well at least they doing something to try and nurture talent […]

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DShield Web Honeypot Project – Alpha Version Released

For those of you who are not familiar with DShield (where have you been? under a rock?) it’s a Cooperative Network Security Community. Basically what that means is they collect firewall logs and map out the trends. Like when there was a worm going around that bruteforced SSH2 you could see a spike in port […]

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NSA Together With Mitre CWE and SANS Identifies Top 25 Programming Errors

Secure programming is a huge issue and it’s the lack of it that causes all the problems we have with vulnerabilities and the exploits associated with them. If everywhere developers followed secure programming practices we wouldn’t have buffer overflow issues or unsanitized parameters leading to SQL Injection. The NSA (National Security Agency), working with MITRE, […]

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SANS Top 20 Vulnerabilities Published for 2007

It’s that time of the year, our annual christmas present – the Sans Top 20 Vulnerabilities for 2007. The SANS Top 2007 list is not “cumulative.” We include only critical vulnerabilities from the past year or so. If you have not patched your systems for long time, it would be wise to patch the vulnerabilities […]

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Predicting Malware – Events Trigger Malware/Phishing Spikes

Apologies for the lack of updates for the past few days, I had to go abroad for an important assessment ;) It’s sad how people can pray on things as terrible as disasters to make a quick buck, but well we have to face the facts that they do, and will. And as it seems, […]

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