Blog Archives

Staples breach may affect 1.2m credit cards

The breach, whose investigation began in Oct, involved POS terminals in 35 states.

The Instagram “Rapture”

Instagram has killed off thousands of fake accounts causing drastic drops in the number of followers of many celebrities.

Microsoft sues tech support scam artists

Some of the scum the prey upon the less technically minded of us is being sued by Microsoft for copyright infringement.

Innovative way to “p@wn” someone’s computer via usb and $20 worth of hardware

Creative thinking, and some coding skill, and you too could have usb p@wning device.

12 million home routers “at risk” from http cookie exploit

Routers, mostly owned by ISP and rented by consumers, with the RomPager firmware may be at risk for arbitrary memory overwriting (aka code execution) by receiving a single packet containing malicious code wrapped in an http cookie.  No serious details available to help minimize exploitation.

Ars Technica hacked, users should change passwords

If you login to the news site, change your password.

Android phones with preinstalled malware CoolReaper

Chinese Coolpad phones came with the malware in the ROMs.

Google’s End-To-End OpenPGP Chrome Extension

Allows Gmail users to send OpenPGP encrypted messages to each other.

ICANN hacked via targeted spear phishing, some top level zone files compromised

The bad guys accessed several zone files containing names, IPs, and name servers.

Google Chrome tops the list with most vulnerabilities

This is a good thing as Google fixed all of them.