On the heels of the release of weaponized exploit code for the DNS cache poisoning vulnerability, Microsoft has joined the chorus of security pros pleading with DNS server providers to immediately apply patches to protect users from malicious attacks.The Redmond, Wash.
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CBC News out of Canada is reporting that British ISPs are making an aggressive move against illegal file sharing by implementing a program designed to discover copyright violators, who will be sent warning letters and may potentially have their internet connections disconnected.For more on the article, read below.
Google has added a new "Browser Connection" feature to GMail to allow users to force e-mail sessions to always use the more secure "https:" protocol but, strangely, this is not turned on by default.In the Settings tab, at the very bottom, GMail users can now select an "Always use https" option for stronger security, especially when connecting via Wi-Fi.
The iPhone DevTeam blog has released the development sources for their tool xpwn version 0.3.
The short answer is being paranoid about tackling a known vulnerability. It's 2001, and Daniel J.
Ilfak Guilfanov has reported that IDA has been ported to the iPhone. Unbelievable?
Update 07/25/2008: Aaron Portnoy of TippingPoint's security research group was kind enough to point out that I'm actually not affected by this, since I've installed the newest version of RealPlayer. From Aaron's email:Notice the Secunia advisory states it affects RealPlayer 10.
Whereas the overall click fraud rate isn't increasing, it's not decreasing either, remaining flat for the first two quarters of 2008, according to data gathered from the Click Fraud Network, consisting of more than 4,000 online advertisers and agencies. Click Forensics report for the second quarter of 2008, indicates that botnets continue being used for click fraud, the preferred and more efficient approach compared to hiring human clickers on a revenue sharing basis.
Convicted spammer Eddie Davidson, who escaped from federal prison over the weekend, killed his wife and 3-year-old daughter before killing himself in what is being described as a murder-suicide.Colorado's 9News.
I listened to the Black Hat webcast today to grab as much info as I could on this subject. The biggest thing that I heard from the whole talk is that the patch fixes things to a reasonable point, but that long-term, there will have to be more work done to prevent the issue.