Archive for October 6th, 2007

Security experts warn about the risks of “Premature Ajax-ulation”

October 6, 2007

At the Blackhat security conference in Las Vegas, security researchers warn developers about the risks of implementing dynamic web applications without considering the security implications.

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OpenOffice worm hits Mac, Linux and Windows

October 6, 2007

Malware targeting OpenOffice documents is spreading through multiple operating systems including Mac OS, Windows and Linux, according to Symantec.

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Facebook RSS Exposes Private Information

October 6, 2007

Fellow ZDNet blogger, Denise Howell, having taken the time to fully explore Facebook RSS feeds in relation to a user’s privacy settings, alerted me to the fact that many of the available feeds are publicly accessible regardless. Do what you will, your private information will still be visible to all.

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How to hack network passwords in 13 steps

October 6, 2007

This instructional tutorial shows how easy it is to sniff people’s passwords in plain-text form on a wired network. Common applications for this would be on a university, school or otherwise large network. This tutorial is for educational purposes only and should only be used to demonstrate the security weaknesses of common networking systems.

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Whatever You Do, Don’t Accept Invites From Quechup – Here’s Why

October 6, 2007

While you were Burning / vacationing / spacing out offline this Labor Day weekend, many folks online were hit with invitations from a social networking service called Quechup that violates your address book, and abuses user trust by spamming all your contacts.

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Wireless LAN security myths that won’t die

October 6, 2007

It’s been two years since I’ve wrote “The six dumbest ways to secure a wireless LAN” and it’s probably been one of my more successful blog entries ever. Since that time I’ve written a free electronic book on enterprise wireless LAN security for anyone to use and download from TechRepublic. Since it has been two years, I’m going to update the ..

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How the US National Security Agency access was built into Windows

October 6, 2007

A careless mistake by Microsoft programmers had revealed that special access codes prepared by the US NSA have been secretly built into Windows. The NSA access system was built into every version of the Windows operating system in use. The discovery came close on the heels of the revelations that Lotus, had built the same thing in its Notes program

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Absolut Hacker [pic]

October 6, 2007

I’d buy the poster

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The Essential Guide to Piracy

October 6, 2007

A layperson’s guide to understanding piracy. Mommy? What’s a BitTorrent?

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Homeland Security Sweats Out National ID Town Hall Meeting

October 6, 2007

Department of Homeland Security officials got an earful Tuesday during a webcast town-hall-style meeting on the controversial Real ID initiative — a federal government plan to standardize state-issued ID cards and link identification databases nationwide.

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