Displaying items by tag: Vulnerability

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
Monday, 10 November 2008 03:54

Adobe security updates plug critical holes

Adobe has issued updates for some of its older software to address critical security vulnerabilities. The updates are aimed at users of older systems that are unable to run the latest versions of Flash and Acrobat.

Published in Home Tech

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