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Ali Loney

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ProstgreSQUL Updates to Close Denial-of-Service Hole

The H – (International) PostgreSQL updates to close denial-of-service hole. The developers of PostgreSQL released updates to several versions of their products to address a misdeclared function that could allow a SQL command to crash PostgreSQL, among other issues.

Whitehole Exploit Kit in the Spotlight

Help Net Security – (International) Whitehole exploit kit in the spotlight. A new exploit kit dubbed Whitehole has been seen for sale and in ‘test-release’ mode, and found to use five Java Runtime Environment vulnerabilities along with security evasion methods.

Barracuda Moves to Shutter Backdoor Access to its Network Gear

IDG News Service – (International) Barracuda moves to shutter backdoor access to its network gear. Barracuda Networks issued an update to close a vulnerability in its network security appliances that allowed unauthorized access through remote support backdoors.

Hacker Gains Access to Foxconn Databases, Just Wants to Prove Lack of Security

Softpedia – (International) Hacker gains access to Foxconn databases, just wants to prove lack of security. The hacker known as D35m0nd142 exploited and blind SQL injection vulnerability on a site belonging to manufacturer Foxconn, and brought the vulnerability to the company’s attention.

"Lucky Thirteen" Attacks Snarfs Cookies Protected by SSL Encryption

Ars Technica – (International) “Lucky Thirteen” attacks snarfs cookies protected by SSL encryption. Researchers have come up with a method to compromise secure socket layer (SSL), transport layer security (TLS), and other common encryption protocols.

Android Malware Carries Windows Snooping App

The H – (International) Android malware carries Windows snooping app. Kaspersky has found malware being distributed through the Google Play store that loads malware onto PCs once an infected Android device is plugged in to a PC running Windows.

Google Blocks High Profile Sites After Advertising Provider NetSeer is Hacked

Threatpost – (International) Google blocks high profile sites after advertising provider NetSeer is hacked. Advertising network NetSeer’s corporate Web site was injected with malware, causing Google Chrome users to see malware warnings while trying to visit sites with ads served by NetSeer.