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. […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Privacy, Web Hacking
The Hacker's Manifesto

The Hackers Manifesto By The Mentor – Hacker Text

This Hackers Manifesto is a seminal piece of writing from the underground, the ultimate hacker text, forgotten by many but adored by many more. It still resonates with me and has as much meaning as it did back in the day when I first read it in Phrack Issue 7. If you don’t know anything […]

Topic: Hacker Culture

China Reports Millions Of Conficker Infections

Conficker has been giving us all headaches for quite some time now, the latest news it that China hosts up to 28% of the World Conficker infections at its peak. 7 million separate hosts infected with Conficker at the end of 2009, that’s more than the population of some countries! It’s a pretty nasty piece […]

Topic: Malware
Netsparker - Community Edition

Netsparker Community Edition – Web Application Security Scanner

Netsparker is a Web Application Security Scanner that claims to be False-Positive Free. The developers thought that if you need to investigate every single identified issue manually what’s the point of having an automated scanner? So they developed a new technology which can confirm vulnerabilities on demand which allowed us to develop the first false […]

Topic: Countermeasures, Database Hacking, Security Software, Web Hacking