Displaying items by tag: Exploit

Thursday, 11 December 2008 02:38

Internet Explorer zero-day attack in the wild

A new exploit works against fully-patched copies of Internet Explorer, security companies have warned. Its release may have been timed to coincide with Microsoft's Patch Tuesday for December.

Published in Home Tech
Thursday, 13 November 2008 18:42

A real-world web site crack before your eyes

15 years ago Dan Farmer wrote a program called SATAN designed to help sysadminis detect vulnerabilities in their networks. He was criticised because of the massive potential for malice if used by "the wrong people" and was fired by his employer, SGI. Now, I'm not in Farmer's league but I'm going to risk my reputation here and now to practically explain SQL injection by cracking two publicly available web sites.

Published in The Linux Distillery
Thursday, 13 November 2008 08:18

More critical holes plugged by Firefox updates

New updates to Firefox 2.0 and 3.0 include fixes for multiple security vulnerabilities, some of them regarded as critical. Users are advised to install the updates "as soon as possible."

Published in Open Source

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