Security expert Steve Gibson, and Leo Laporte describe and discuss a way that Windows users can avoid becoming a victim of the Windows Meta File exploit, which now has more than 57 different variants. Note: Link is to a podcast, SecurityNow!
The german hosted blogging-service blogg.de accidentally deleted all comments from user weblogs last Friday. This worst case scenario occured when the administrators tried to fight down comment spam platform-wide. And due to corrupt backup files, all previously saved database dumps from mid-August to December 5th are useless.
“… this is probably the most comprehensive application security book I’ve seen. The authors cover topics ranging from memory corruption vulnerabilities such as buffer overflows to Unix, TCP/IP, firewalls and virtual private networks. Througout, there are numerous examples of code, configurations and exploits. –Mathias Thurman, Computerworld
Thought your “private” myspace comments were really private? Well think again! This simple code lets ANYONE view all the comments on ANY private profile. With a simple variation you can also view “private” pictures. It’s so simple, i dont know why someone didn’t figure it out sooner.
Convicted hacker Robert Moore, who is set to go to federal prison this week, says breaking into 15 telecommunications companies and hundreds of businesses worldwide was incredibly easy because simple IT mistakes left gaping technical holes. “It’s so easy a caveman can do it,” Moore said, laughing.