Researchers identify attack technique, all Windows versions at risk

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Researchers with Cylance have identified a new attack technique – built on a vulnerability identified nearly 20 years ago by Aaron Spangler – that can enable the theft of user credentials from PCs, tablets and servers running any version of Windows, according to a Monday post by Cylance. The “Redirect to ...

How to tell if a shortened link is secure in 2015

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

If you hang out a lot on social media sites such as Twitter or Facebook, you have encountered countless links that were shortened. What is meant by that is that proxy links tend to get posted on these sites that do nothing but redirect you to the real site when you ...

Next-gen HTTP 2.0 protocol will require HTTPS encryption

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Sending data in plain text just doesn't cut it in an age of abundant hack attacks and mass metadata collection. Some of the biggest names on the Web--Facebook, Google, Twitter, etc.--have already embraced default encryption to safeguard your precious data, and the next-gen version of the crucial HTTP protocol will only work ...

HTTP Nowhere for Firefox blocks all but encrypted traffic

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Protecting your privacy online is a hot topic right now, with PRISM looming over the heads of all Internet users. But even if you take PRISM aside, there is a drive towards privacy on the Internet. One of the things that users need to be aware of is the difference between ...

Apache HTTP DoS Tool Released

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Yesterday an interesting HTTP DoS tool has been released. The tool performs a Denial of Service attack on Apache (and some other, see below) servers by exhausting available connections. While there are a lot of DoS tools available today, this one is particularly interesting because it holds the connection open ...

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