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Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner 6 Review

As you might know if you’ve been reading for some time, I do occasionally review commercial software if it’s interesting and relevant – the last one I remember doing was back in 2007 “Outpost Security Suite PRO Review“. This time it’s for a much more relevant piece of software IMHO, and one which I actually […]

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Cisco Vulnerability Given ‘Write Once, Run Anywhere’ Treatement

This is an interesting development in router security, Cisco bugs have been popping up now and then – not that often – but usually when they do they are quite serious. The problem with them was you needed so many variations unless you were just targeting one specific router, with that specific version of IOS […]

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Microsoft Warns of Serious MS-SQL 2000 & 2005 Vulnerability

Another big flaw has been discovered in Microsoft software just a few days after they broke their patch cycle to issue a patch for the IE bug that allowed remote code execution. This time however it doesn’t really effect home users or the general consumer, it’s a more specific server side vulnerability affecting Microsoft SQL […]

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IE7 Exploit Also Affects IE5, IE6 and IE8! More Users In Trouble

I’m sure you’ve heard about the Microsoft IE7 Exploit that allows Remote Code Execution on XP & Vista, it turns out it’s actually much worse than first expected. The exploit also affects IE5.01, IE6 and IE8 on all OS versions! That’s a pretty worrying turn of events for MS especially as they are seemingly leaving […]

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Microsoft IE7 Exploit Allows Remote Code Execution on XP & Vista

It seems a new, fairly serious flaw has been discovered in Internet Explorer 7 – and as accounts go it’s been around for a couple of months in the underground. The worrying part is, patch Tuesday was yesterday and after testing it’s been discovered that this flaw WAS NOT patched in the updates. ISC reports […]

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Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) 1.0

To continue with some software targeted towards security and self-protection after posting about Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) and Microsoft Security Assessment Tool (MSAT) we continue with one more – Secunia Personal Software Inspector. We did write about this software way back when Secunia first came out with their Secunia Software Inspector. There’s now 3 […]

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Scammers Using Asterisk VoIP Systems to Make Calls

It seems like ‘vishing‘ (basically Phishing – but utilising VoIP call services) as it’s known is getting bigger, especially since the scammers have been using a flaw in Asterisk systems that allows them to hijack the VoIP exchange. Older versions of Asterisk do have quite a number of serious flaws and it looks like scammers […]

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WPA Wi-Fi Encryption Scheme Partially Cracked

Well WEP came down long ago, it was only a matter of time before the standard that succeeded it fell too – WPA. The big news last week was that WPA has been cracked finally, it’ll be discussed this week at the PacSec Conference. After the insecurity of WEP was exposed the majority of routers […]

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SARA – Security Auditor’s Research Assistant – Network Analysis Tool

This tool has been around for a LONG time in some form or another, some of you old-skool guys may remember a package called SATAN, this was the best semi-automatic security analysis tool around back then. From SATAN and it’s development came SARA, which is now in it’s 3rd generation. Advanced Research’s philosophy relies heavily […]

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