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PayPal Patches Critical Security Vulnerabilities

PayPal in the news again for a series of fairly high-profile vulnerabilities discovered by the same guy that found the XSS bugs in Google Calendar and Twitter (Nir Goldshlager). I’m glad people are looking at PayPal as I’m sure the volume of monetary transactions that pass through their site on a daily basis is huge. […]

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Hackers Penetrate Apache.org In Direct Targeted Attack

This is not the first time Apache.org has been hacked, it was comprised back in September 2009 using SSH keys. This time another targeted attack against the site was successful and allowed the attackers to capture the passwords of users logging into the bug-tracking service. It also exposed the entire password list, which sadly although […]

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Open Source Keykeriki Captures Wireless Keyboard Traffic

Another interesting attack, rather than going after the PC/Server this one goes after the data sent by wireless devices such as the wireless keyboards sold by Microsoft. The neat thing is by using a replay attack you could also send rogue inputs to the device. But then it serves Microsoft right for using XOR encryption […]

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Browser Fingerprints – How Unique Is Your Browser – Panopticlick

Now this is another interesting attack vector using little bits of data not many people consider. I have heard about this kind of technique before and considered how it’d be done myself. Finally someone has put together a public version of a tool that can tell you how unique your browser footprint is. As for […]

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Website Auto-complete Leaks Data Even Over Encrypted Link

I’m always fascinated by side-channel attacks where the attack is focused on the underlying architecture of the cryptosystem and the data echos it creates rather than the algorithm or implementation itself. Similar somewhat to the recent breaking of OpenSSL using power fluctuations. This time some researcher type fellas focused on the digital noise autocomplete webforms […]

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Google ‘99.9%’ Certain To Shut Down Google.cn

There’s been a lot of controversy with China recently, a lot of which we have documented here. With the Aurora attacks targeting Google too and the attack code originating from China Google stopped censoring it’s Google.cn search engine and is now almost certainly pulling out of China. The latest report from the financial times is […]

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Zeus-related Botnet Servers Taken Offline

We wrote about Zeus a while back, a nasty trojan which can evade detection by Anti-virus software and is ranked as the number 1 trojan infector by numbers. About a week ok a massive sting operation took down large parts of the Mariposa botnet in Spain and the USA and the latest news is large […]

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US School Remotely Spying On Kids With Webcams

The big news that has been blowing up in the past week or so is about a relatively unknown school district in Pennsylvania, US that has been spying on its students using Macbook webcams. It has actually turned into a class action lawsuit and there is a lot of debate surrounding the story, the school […]

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Google Buzz Patches XSS Flaw In Mobile Version

You may or may not have noticed, but I was on hiatus for a few days. As you’re probably aware (and I’m sure many of you celebrate) it was Chinese New Year on February 14th so I was offline for a few days taking a well deserved break. I’d like to wish all of you […]

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Twitter Major Password Reset After Phishing Attack

Twitter has come under attack fairly frequently in recent months, which is not surprising considering the explosive growth of the platform and the sheer number of users it has. If you are a Twitter use you may have noticed many people had their password reset automatically yesterday, Twitter today announced the reason for this on […]

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