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OWASP – Fortify Bug Taxonomy

Ah at last a good solid collaborative effort to identify and categorise software vulnerabilities with a solid taxonomy and good organisation! It seems very well written too in terms that anyone familiar with software development or programming can understand. Fortify Software, which identifies and remediates software vulnerabilities, has contributed its collection of 115 types of […]

Topic: Countermeasures, Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Web Hacking

Microsoft Patching Practises Come Under Fire

Aye…it’s not the first time. The question came up, is Microsoft silently fixing security vulnerabilities and deliberately obfuscating details about patches in its monthly security bulletins? Matthew Murphy, a security researcher who has worked closely with the MSRC (Microsoft Security Response Center) in the past, is accusing the software maker of ‘misleading’ customers by not […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Windows Hacking

Homeland Security Uncovers Critical Flaw in X11

An open-source security audit program funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has flagged a critical vulnerability in the X Window System (X11) which is used in Unix and Linux systems. A missing parentheses in a bit of code is to blame. The error can grant a user root access, and was discovered using […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Linux Hacking

Alternatives to FrSIRT – Where to Download Exploits?

Since FrSIRT closed it’s public archives and starting charging for access (blaming it on French laws…), people have been wondering where they can their dose of Exploits..For legitimate purposes obviously. Security Forest The most comprehensive collection in my opinion comes from SecurityForest. They also have a BETA exploitation framework in development, something like a Metasploit, […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Hacking Tools

FrSIRT Starts Charging for OTHER Peoples Work (Exploits)

Is it ethical or even legal to charge for other peoples work? As far as I know France seems have some pretty strong (and weird) copyright laws. And yes, they are blaming French Laws prohibiting full disclosure. In conformity with applicable French laws prohibiting Full-disclosure, the FrSIRT will no longer distribute exploits and PoCs on […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Legal Issues

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