Monthly Archives: August 2012

Philips Databases Pillaged And Leaked Second Time In A Month


August 31, 2012 By
The Vigilant Application Owner

The Register – (International) Philips databases pillaged and leaked second time in a month. Electronics giant Philips was hacked for the second time in a month and its databases raided. Usernames and encrypted passwords were leaked after the breach. It is unclear whether email addresses or the actual contents of corporate emails were included in […]

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Researchers Find Critical Vulnerability In Java 7 Patch Hours After Release


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The Vigilant Application Owner

IDG News Service – (International) Researchers find critical vulnerability in Java 7 patch hours after release. Security researchers from Poland-based security firm Security Explorations claim to have discovered a vulnerability in the Java 7 security update released August 30 that can be exploited to escape the Java sandbox and execute arbitrary code on the underlying […]

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Java Zero Day Attack: Second Bug Found


August 29, 2012 By
The Vigilant Application Owner

InformationWeek – (International) Java zero day attack: Second bug found. The zero-day Java attack recently discovered by security researchers, which appears to have been launched from China, is more complex than previously thought. While researchers had identified a Java 7 security-settings bug exploited in the attack, they have since found it is chained with a […]

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Unpatched Java Vulnerability Exploited In Blackhole-Based Attacks


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The Vigilant Application Owner

IDG News Service – (International) Unpatched Java vulnerability exploited in Blackhole-based attacks. Attacks targeting an unpatched vulnerability in the latest versions of Java 7 have become widespread after an exploit for the new flaw was integrated into the popular Blackhole attack toolkit, according to security researchers from antivirus vendor Kaspersky Lab. ―The first victim regions […]

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1 Million Accounts Leaked In Megahack On Banks, Websites


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The Vigilant Application Owner

The Register – (International) 1 Million accounts leaked in megahack on banks, websites. Hacker collective Team GhostShell leaked a cache of more than 1 million user account records from 100 Web sites over the weekend of August 25, The Register reported. The group, which is affiliated with the hacktivist group Anonymous, claimed they broke into […]

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Join Us: Sonatype & Chariot Solutions Philadelphia Breakfast Meetup Tuesday, September 25, 2012


August 27, 2012 By
Emily Blades

Futures: Extending Your Apache Maven-Based Infrastructure Jason van Zyl, Sonatype CTO and creator of Maven will be teaming up with Joel Confino, a Senior Consultant at Chariot Solutions to offer actionable advice for setting up best-in-class software development processes that make extensive use of 3rd party components (like the Spring framework). Join us in Philadelphia […]

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Macs At Risk From ‘Super Dangerous’ Java Zero-Day


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The Vigilant Application Owner

Computerworld – (International) Macs at risk from ‘super dangerous’ Java zero-day. Hackers are exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in Java 7, security experts said August 27. The unpatched bug can be exploited through any browser running on any operating system, from Windows and Linux to OS X, that has Java installed, said the engineering manager for […]

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A $5,000 Vulnerability In Facebook


August 23, 2012 By
The Vigilant Application Owner

The H – (International) A $5,000 vulnerability in Facebook. A security researcher disclosed a security hole in Facebook’s Web site. The cross-site request forgery (CSRF) flaw allows an attacker to execute actions as a logged-in user by accessing specific URLs. After Facebook introduced its App Center functionality, the researcher found the anti-CSRF tokens in HTTP […]

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Nexus 2.1.2 Update Available Now: Minor Features and Fixes for both OSS and Pro


August 21, 2012 By
Tim O'Brien

We’ve cut another Nexus release: version 2.1.2 of both OSS and Pro contains several minor bug fixes. To download the newest version of Nexus Professional 2.1.2, click here. To download the newest version of Nexus Open Source 2.1.2, click here. Here is a list of fixes in version 2.1.2 for Nexus Open Source: look at […]

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