Tag Archives: News

Fast Cracking Of MySQL Passwords Demonstrated


December 4, 2012 By
The Vigilant Application Owner

The H – (International) Fast cracking of MySQL passwords demonstrated. A hacker by the name of Kingcope has found another security problem with the popular MySQL database. Using an already well-known characteristic of the database’s user management, it is possible to significantly increase the speed of a brute force attack. The trick allowed him to […]

Continue reading...

U.S. Software Firm Hacked For Years After Suing China


November 29, 2012 By
The Vigilant Application Owner

The Register – (International) U.S. software firm hacked for years after suing China. A Californian software company which sued the Chinese government for pirating its flagship content filtering product has revealed how it was targeted by hackers from that country for the 3 years of the resulting legal proceedings. Santa Barbara, California-based Solid Oak Software […]

Continue reading...

Rootkit Infects Linux Web Servers


November 21, 2012 By
The Vigilant Application Owner

The H – (International) Rootkit infects Linux web servers. A previously unknown rootkit is infecting Linux Web servers and injecting malicious code into Web pages served by infected servers. The rootkit was discovered by a user of security mailing list Full Disclosure, who posted his observations, including the suspicious kernel module, to the mailing list. […]

Continue reading...

Virtual Machine Used To Steal Crypto Keys From Other VM On Same Server


November 6, 2012 By
The Vigilant Application Owner

Ars Technica – (International) Virtual machine used to steal crypto keys from other VM on same server. Piercing a key defense found in cloud environments such as Amazon’s EC2 service, scientists devised a virtual machine that can extract private cryptographic keys stored on a separate virtual machine when it resides on the same piece of […]

Continue reading...

SQL Injections And DDoS Attacks: Most Popular Topics On Hacker Forums


October 31, 2012 By
The Vigilant Application Owner

Softpedia – (International) SQL Injections and DDoS attacks: Most popular topics on hacker forums. Security solutions provider Imperva released the result of its 13th Hacker Intelligence Initiative report, which is based on the analysis of some highly popular hacker forums, including one that is considered to be one of the largest, with 250,000 members. According […]

Continue reading...

ICS-CERT Warns Of Increasing Threat To Industrial Control Systems


October 30, 2012 By
The Vigilant Application Owner

The H – (International) ICS-CERT warns of increasing threat to industrial control systems. The Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) issued a warning about special tools and search engines that make attacks on systems and devices in infrastructures simple even for inexperienced attackers. Tools aimed at cracking digital control systems from companies such […]

Continue reading...

Second DDoS Attack Hits GitHub, Some Repositories Temporarily Unavailable


October 20, 2012 By
The Vigilant Application Owner

Softpedia – (International) Second DDoS attack hits GitHub, some repositories temporarily unavailable. A second distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack has hit the popular code repository GitHub. This one came only hours after a similar cyberattack forced the site’s services to go offline. “Pages is currently being hit with a DoS attack. We’re working to mitigate the […]

Continue reading...