Blog Archives

Microsoft EMET 5.0

If you want to improve Windows security, and you are a power user, you should be using EMET.  Now allows blocking of plugins per application, aka no calls to java via Word.

Jimmy John’s Sandwich may have suffered data breach

A breach may have occurred.  If you used your credit card at JJ’s recently, you might want to call your card company to make sure all is well.

BadUSB’s debut at Blackhat

A new vulnerability will allow USB devices to impersonate other USB devices such as keyboards or networking cards, allowing covert/malicious attacks.

CIA did monitor the Senate

“The head of the Central Intelligence Agency has apologized to leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee after determining that his officers improperly accessed computers that were supposed to be available only to committee investigators”

Android Fake ID Vulnerability

“Researchers named the flaw “Fake ID” because it allows malicious applications to pass fake credentials to Android OS, which fails to properly verify the application’s cryptographic signature.”

New “Mayhem” *nix malware attacks Linux and FreeBSD

Sophisticated new malware turns servers into bots.  Make sure you patch your unix-like boxes.

Apple responds to “Back Doors” in IOS

They says it’s for diagnostic purposes.  Original forensic expert responds to their claims.

MailPoet vulnerability endangers WordPress, Joomla

the vulnerability in MailPoet, a WordPress plugin with more than 1.7 million downloads, allows attackers to upload any file of their choice to vulnerable servers

Dropbox on privacy of stored data

“ Dropbox told The INQUIRER that users concerned about privacy should add their own encryption. The firm warned however that if users do, not all of the service’s features will work”

Gizmo to protect your car from hackers

$150 dollars, some skill required.  Hopefully car makers will increase security in their products.