A security researcher publishes five holes in Linksys routers. He discovered within half an hour serious leaks in a popular Linksys router.Warning
Security Researcher Phil Purviance encourages people to simply not use Linksys routers.The security of Linksys routers allows fact very weak. After a hole he demonstrated last year still stood open in the conscious router with the Linksys brand, he decided to try another popular router.
He published 5 Linksys router vulnerabilities as follow:
by Ron Kelson - Vice Chair ICT Gozo Malta Project, Pierluigi Paganini – Director and CISO of Bit4ID, Italy and Benjamin Gittins - CTO Synaptic Laboratories Ltd.
The military strategist Carl von Clausewitz stated:
“All war presupposes human weakness and seeks to exploit it.”
Malicious software (malware) is software that is explicitly designed to exploit vulnerabilities in computing devices and human users to the malicious advantage of the malware author or malware user. Malware comes in many forms, including computer viruses, worms, trojan, spyware, ransom-ware, ad-ware, root kits, and so on.
by Ron Kelson, Pierluigi Paganini, David Pace, Ben Gittins
Today, the chief executive officers (CEOs) of many businesses are becoming aware of the need to ensure their IT systems are secured to protect their organisation, their customers, and their stakeholders. According to Brian Snow, former technical director of the US NSA’s Information Assurance Directorate:
Many a CIO has warned employees about malicious links in e-mail that potentially give hackers an entry into corporate networks. Increasingly, sophisticated cyber attacks are using so-called privileged accounts, typically used by system and database administrators. Powerful cyberweapons like Flame and Stuxnet rely on these accounts to gain power within a network and access intellectual property, source code and other confidential information.
This was a letter sent to interested government parties last year to raise the concern about hardware assurance and serves as a warning for anyone interested in silicon level vulnerabilities.
UK officials are fearful that China has the capability to shut down businesses, military and critical infrastructure through cyber attacks and spy equipment embedded in computer and telecommunications equipment.
VMware's ESX hypervisor source code leak may stem from an attack on a Chinese import-export firm last month in which an anonymous hacker claims to have made off with more than one terabyte of confidential documents.
On Tuesday, Kaspersky Lab's Threatpost blog reported the details of its recent IRC conversation with "Hardcore Charlie," the anonymous hacker who posted the purported VMware ESX source code online on April 8.
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Microsoft has issued a Security Bulletin Advance Notification indicating that its April release contains six bulletins.
These bulletins will have the severity rating of critical and important and will be for Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, .Net Framework, Office, SQL Server, Server Software, Developer Tools, and Forefront United Access Gateway. Release of these bulletins is scheduled for Tuesday, April 10, 2012.Published Microsoft