phpBB Downtime and Server Compromise

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

As you may already be aware from the message on phpBB.com or the topic in the #phpBB channel on Freenode, we have recently been attacked via a vulnerability in an outdated PHPList installation. The initial attack was performed well before a new version of the software was released or a ...

Install TweetDeck In Ubuntu

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

TweetDeck is an Adobe Air desktop application that is currently in public beta. It aims to evolve the existing functionality of Twitter by taking an abundance of information i.e twitter feeds, and breaking it down into more manageable bite sized pieces. To install this in Ubuntu, follow the below steps: Go here ...

Windows RunAs Password Length Vulnerability

Monday, January 26th, 2009

The 'RunAs' application included with Microsoft Windows is prone to a local information-disclosure vulnerability that may reveal information about password lengths. A local attacker may exploit this issue to gain information about user passwords. This may aid in further attacks, such as brute-force or dictionary attacks against passwords. An attacker requires local, ...

Encryption programs open to kernel hack

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Many popular Windows encryption programs that hide files inside mounted volumes could be fatally compromised by a new type of attack uncovered by a German researcher. According to a paper published by Bern Roellgen, who also works for encryption software outfit PMC Ciphers, such OTFE (on-the-fly-encryption) programs typically pass the password ...

Foxmarks Uses Vulnerable MD5 Certificates

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

I decided to try the ever popular Firefox plugin called Foxmarks that lets you sync and back up your bookmarks and passwords across multiple computers.  I didn't feel comfortable using the password sync quite yet because it will take me a while to trust a 3rd party with that kind ...

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