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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 […]

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Season’s Gr3371ng5 – Hacker Releases Exploits For MySQL And SSH


December 3, 2012 By
The Vigilant Application Owner

The H – (International) Season’s gr3371ng5 – hacker releases exploits for MySQL and SSH. The hacker who goes by the name KingCope released several exploits December 2, some of which date back to 2011. The exploits mostly target the now-Oracle-owned MySQL open source database, but the SSH servers by SSH Communications Security and FreeSSHd/FreeFTPd are […]

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Highway Traffic Monitoring System Has Exploitable Electronic Flaws, Says CERT


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The Vigilant Application Owner

Government Security News – (National) Highway traffic monitoring system has exploitable electronic flaw, says CERT. Systems that can track automotive traffic on roadways, providing speed and highway traffic behavior patterns has a flaw that could allow a skilled hacker to break in, according to the U.S. Industrial Control System Computer Emergency Readiness Team (ICS-CERT). A […]

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Crooks Inject Malicious Java Applet Into FOREX Trading Website


November 30, 2012 By
The Vigilant Application Owner

The Register – (International) Crooks inject malicious Java applet into FOREX trading website. FOREX trading Web site Trading Forex was contaminated with a malicious Java applet that is designed to install malware on the systems of visiting surfers, The Register reported November 30. The Web site remained contaminated as of mid-day November 29 according to […]

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Email Hacks Router


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The Vigilant Application Owner

The H – (International) Email hacks router. A whole range of Arcor, Asus, and TP-Link routers are vulnerable to being reconfigured remotely without authorization. A security researcher demonstrates that just displaying an email within the router’s own network can have far-reaching consequences: when opened, his specially crafted test email reconfigures the wireless router so that […]

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Shylock’s New Trick For Evading Malware Researchers


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The Vigilant Application Owner

Help Net Security – (International) Shylock’s new trick for evading malware researchers. The Shylock financial malware platform continues to evolve in order to bypass new defensive technologies put in place by financial institutions and enterprises. While analyzing a recent Shylock dropper Trusteer noticed a new trick it uses to evade detection. Namely, it can identify […]

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Unencrypted Payment Data On Business Networks At 70 Percent


November 29, 2012 By
The Vigilant Application Owner

Help Net Security – (International) Unencrypted payment data on business networks at 70 percent. SecurityMetrics published its second annual Payment Card Threat Report revealing unencrypted Primary Account Number (PAN) storage remains alarmingly high. Virtually no change occurred between 2011 and 2012, with card data storage on corporate systems declining less than one quarter of a […]

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


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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 […]

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U.N. Atom Agency Says Stolen Information On Hacker Site


November 27, 2012 By
The Vigilant Application Owner

Reuters – (International) U.N. atom agency says stolen information on hacker site. The U.N. nuclear watchdog said information stolen from one of its former servers had been posted on a hacker Web site November 27, and it was taking “all possible steps” to ensure its computer systems and data were protected. The stolen information was […]

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