Monthly Archives: January 2016

How your servers might support a DDoS attack

The largest scale of internet attacks enlist thousands or tens of thousands of previously hacked computers to simultaneously attack and overwhelm the websites and e-commerce services of selected victims. Whilst there is often media coverage of the victim organizations affected, … Continue reading

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Anonymous claims responsibility for hacking of Michigan State website

Online Hacking Collective Anonymous Hacks Michigan State Website To Avenge Flint Water Crisis. Calling it an act of revenge for the ongoing water crisis in Flint, the international hacking collective, Anonymous claimed on Wednesday to have launched a cyber-attack against … Continue reading

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Proposed State Bans on Phone Encryption Make Zero Sense

AMERICAN POLITICS HAS long accepted the strange notion that just a pair of states—namely Iowa and New Hampshire—get an outsize vote in choosing America’s next president. The idea of letting just two states choose whether we all get to have … Continue reading

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LulzSec Member Hacks Costa Rica’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Hackers protest against CAFTA trade deal. A hacker affiliated with the LulzSec movement has dumped online data belonging to the Costa Rica Ministry of Culture and Foreign Affairs. The hacker, Hanom1960 (@hanomlulzsec on Twitter), managed to breach the database of the … Continue reading

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Magento plugs XSS holes that can lead to e-store hijacking, patch immediately!

Last week, Magento released a very important bundle of patches for their eponymous e-commerce platform that should be implemented as soon as possible. The bundle plugs a number of critical vulnerabilities, including two stored cross-site scripting (XSS) flaws that can … Continue reading

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Linux malware: Second screen-grabbing Trojan surfaces in space of a week

Researchers have found Linux malware that appears to target a particular brand of Bitcoin ATM but works “just fine” on Ubuntu. Malware researchers at a Russian security firm have identified a new Trojan for Linux devices that takes screenshots and … Continue reading

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​AMX fixes backdoor vulnerability 10 months on: Report

A backdoor vulnerability was reportedly found in AMX devices in March, with the manufacturer patching almost a year later. A deliberately hidden backdoor account has been found in AMX by Harman Professional devices that allows attackers to completely compromise an … Continue reading

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