How do you fix a major security flaw that could lead to attackers hacking into hundreds of millions of SIM cards? By getting the carriers to hack into them first.
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Applying Microsoft's Tuesday fix for a "critical" Windows flaw can cause trouble with audio and networking software on some PCs.Video: Hacking a Vista PC
According to Johnny Cache, this particular exploit is extremely reliable and results in "100% ownage" which means your computer belongs to the hacker if it's attacked using this exploit. Since the exploit has been rolled in to the Metasploit 3.0 framework which includes kernel-level shell code, the exploit can be performed with a moderate amount of hacking knowledge. This flaw is extremely dangerous because it exploits the kernel of the operating system which means it bypasses all conventional security measures like anti-virus, HIDS, firewalls, and user privileges. The attack range is limited to Wi-Fi range which is typically 100 to 200 feet but can be extended with high-powered antennas.
Attacks via an Internet Explorer flaw are more common than any other hacking technique, a security firm has found.
A flaw in Microsoft's bundled e-mail client could allow an online vandal to take control of a victim's computer by sending a specially formatted e-mail.
"Getting into your web server is bad, but it's not the end of the world. But getting in through your VPN..."
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