I've recently seen a great Black Hat presentation by Felix (FX) Lindner (see pic 2) and a blog posting by Petko D. Petkov (PDP) (see pic 1) on the subject of hacking routers.
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A PayPal executive last week recommended that its users ditch Apple's Safari browser since it doesn't have anti-phishing technology. If other phishing targets--banks, brokers and such--follow suit it could make anti-phishing technology the price of admission to recommend browsers.
I recently attended the eBay Red Team event at the eBay campus in San Jose, CA. and got a chance to sit in on several presentations, meetings, and discussions aimed at creating security awareness and knowledge sharing opportunities for several major decision makers in the information security space.
In the security industry it's not hard to run into someone predicting the demise of the anti-virus industry. But the end game will take forever to play out.
Consider this, Microsoft spends huge amounts of dollars and manpower creating protections for the Vista operating system, yet we still have old school vulnerabilities. Why?
Airport security is obviously a major concern in our country, and I've made some observations that I'd like to share from my recent travels.February and March has turned out to be an insane travelling road show for me.
Bain Capital and Huawei will resubmit its bid for 3Com to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S.
When I reported on the Vocera certificate security bypass flaw, SecurityFocus picked up on it and created Bugtraq ID 27935 to warn their customers about the vulnerability. I dropped a note to Secunia about the flaw but they seem to believe that a flaw is only a flaw if it was accidental and not an irresponsible design choice.
Finjan said it has uncovered a database with more than 8,700 FTP account credentials--user name, password and server address--that allow hackers to compromise security and deliver malware as a service.In a report released Wednesday, Finjan said the list of stolen accounts includes many Fortune 500 type companies.
It didn't take long for VMware to answer the security bell. The company on Wednesday announced a technology called VMsafe that aims to integrate security software with the hypervisor--the linchpin of virtualization software.