Monthly Archives: September 2012

Nine 0Days: HP In The Security Dock Again


September 5, 2012 By
The Vigilant Application Owner

The H – (International) Nine 0days: HP in the security dock again. The Zero Day Initiative published information about unpatched critical security holes in HP’s enterprise products: The zero-day holes all allow remote attackers to inject and execute arbitrary code into the server systems. Eight of the nine holes are rated at the – 17 […]

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Hacker Group Claims Access To 12M Apple Device IDs


September 4, 2012 By
The Vigilant Application Owner

Computerworld – (International) Hacker group claims access to 12M Apple device IDs. Hacker group AntiSec published what it claims is about 1 million unique device identifier numbers (UDIDs) for Apple devices that it said it accessed earlier in 2012 from a computer belonging to an FBI agent. The group, which is a splinter operation of […]

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VMware Secures Server Products


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The Vigilant Application Owner

The H – (International) VMware secures server products. VMware released an advisory, VMSA-2012-0013, which addresses vulnerabilities in open source components in its VMware vCenter 4.1, VMware vCenter Update Manager 4.1, VMware ESX and ESXi, and VMware vCOps 5.0.2 or earlier. Among the upgraded components are OpenSSL, Perl, libxm2, and the Linux kernel. Source: http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/VMware-secures-server-products-1698343.html

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Hacker Steals $250k In Bitcoins From Online Exchange Bitfloor


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The Vigilant Application Owner

Ars Technica – (International) Hacker steals $250k in Bitcoins from online exchange Bitfloor. The future of the up-and-coming Bitcoin exchange Bitfloor was thrown into question September 4 when the company’s founder reported that someone compromised his servers and made off with about 24,000 Bitcoins, worth almost $250,000. The exchange no longer has enough cash to […]

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Secret Account In Mission-Critical Router Opens Power Plants To Tampering


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The Vigilant Application Owner

Ars Technica – (International) Secret account in mission-critical router opens power plants to tampering. DHS’ Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) warned power utilities, railroad operators, and other large industrial players of a weakness in a widely used router that leaves them open to tampering by untrusted employees. The line of mission-critical routers […]

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Hacker Hands Barto Manufacturer $190,000 Loss


September 3, 2012 By
The Vigilant Application Owner

Reading Eagle – (Pennsylvania) Hacker hands Barto manufacturer $190,000 loss. A hacker broke into a Berks County, Pennsylvania manufacturer‘s computer system and stole nearly $200,000, according to State police. The Reading Eagle reported September 3 that the banking system at CWI Railroad System Specialists, a company that manufactures train engine parts, was hacked in August, […]

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Rogue Microsoft Services Agreement Emails Lead To Latest Java Exploit


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The Vigilant Application Owner

IDG News Service – (International) Rogue Microsoft Services Agreement emails lead to latest Java exploit. Hackers are distributing rogue email notifications about changes in Microsoft‘s Services Agreement to trick people into visiting malicious pages that use a recently circulated Java exploit to infect their computers with malware. The rogue email messages are copies of legitimate […]

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