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  • OpenSSL Patches Eight New Vulnerabilities
    By on January 11, 2015 | Comments Off  Comments

    itwbennett writes: Server administrators are advised to upgrade OpenSSL again to fix eight new vulnerabilities, two of which can lead to denial-of-service (DoS) attacks. Although the flaws are only of moderate and low severity, “system administrators should plan to upgrade their running OpenSSL server instances in the coming days,” said Tod Beardsley, engineering manager at vulnerability intelligence firm Rapid7.

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  • Shockwave Vulnerabilities Affect More Than 450 Million Systems
    By on November 5, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Trinity writes “Researchers from VUPEN have discovered critical vulnerabilities in Adobe Shockwave, a technology installed on over 450 million Internet-enabled desktops. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution by tricking a user into visiting a web page using Internet Explorer or even Mozilla Firefox. Version as well as earlier ones are affected. The vendor recommends upgrading to version” Especially sobering when (more…)

  • New Honeypot Mimics the Web Vulnerabilities Hackers Exploit
    By on November 1, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    A new open-source Honeynet Project tool toys with attackers by dynamically emulating apps with the types of bugs they’re looking for. This next-generation Web server honeypot project poses as Web servers with thousands of vulnerabilities in order to gather firsthand data from real attacks targeting websites.