New Attack Cracks Common Wi-Fi Encryption in a Minute

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Computer scientists in Japan say they've developed a way to break the WPA encryption system used in wireless routers in about one minute. The attack gives hackers a way to read encrypted traffic sent between computers and certain types of routers that use the WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) encryption system. The ...

Sub7 (SubSeven) is back with a new release 2.3

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Sub7, or SubSeven or Sub7Server, is the name of a popular backdoor program. It is mainly used for causing mischief, such as hiding the computer cursor, changing system settings or loading up pornographic websites. However, it can also be used for more serious criminal applications, such as stealing passwords and ...

Laptop Lojack Vulnerability Exposed

Friday, July 31st, 2009

A pair of computer security researchers have discovered a BIOS vulnerability caused by the Computrace Laptop Lojack software, serving as a rootkit to potentially let malware nest and thrive in an estimated 60% of newish laptops. The research team of Alfredo Ortega and Anibal Sacco say that when malware infects a ...

Almost all Windows users vulnerable to Flash zero-day attacks

Monday, July 27th, 2009

More than 9 out of every 10 Windows users are vulnerable to the Flash zero-day vulnerability that Adobe won't patch until Thursday, a Danish security company said today. According to Secunia, 92% of the 900,000 users who have recently run the company's Personal Software Inspector (PSI) utility have Flash Player 10 ...

Zero-day vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player, Reader and Acrobat

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Adobe is warning of a critical security vulnerability in its current Flash Player for Windows, Macintosh and Linux. Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.x for all platforms are also affected. The vulnerability is already being actively exploited two ways, via crafted PDF documents and manipulated web sites (drive-by downloads). It's reported ...