Security Weekly News 22 April 2011 – Catchup – Summary

Thanks to Toby for contributing to this security news bulletin! I was honoured to attend BSides London and DC4420, aka Defcon London both of which were a blast this Wednesday and an obligatory blog post will follow hopefully this evening. Feedback and/or contributions to make this better are appreciated and welcome Highlighted quotes of the …

Security Weekly News 22 April 2011 – Catchup – Full List

Category Index Hacking Incidents / Cybercrime Software Updates Business Case for Security Web Technologies Network Security Database Security Mobile Security Privacy General Hacking Incidents / Cybercrime   Russian news reports that 20-year-old Ivan Kaspersky was kidnapped and his captors are demanding ransom  [www.darkreading.com] [4/22/11 UPDATE: Russian media this morning are reporting that Ivan Kaspersky has …

Security Weekly News 8 April 2011 – Summary

Thanks to Shaun for contributing to this security news bulletin! Feedback and/or contributions to make this better are appreciated and welcome Highlighted quotes of the week: “Making connections is always easier when there’s alcohol involved” – Adam B. 😉 “Pretty much anyone can be breached at any time” – Jon Oltsik “Wonder if my Safari …

Security Weekly News 8 April 2011 – Full List

Category Index Hacking Incidents / Cybercrime Unpatched Vulnerabilities Software updates Business Case for Security Web Technologies Network Security Cloud Security Funny Hacking Incidents / Cybercrime   RSA SecurID breach began with spear phishing attack  [searchsecurity.techtarget.com] The assault against RSA, the security division of EMC Corp., began with two waves of spear phishing attacks using an …

Security Weekly News 1 April 2011 – Summary

I know it is April’s 1st but I am Spanish, don’t worry! 🙂 (we have the 28th of December for those things) Thanks to Tadek, John and Brian for contributing to this weekly security news bulletin! For the technically inclined I also put together the following this week: – iptables: white-listing TCP connections to reduce …

Security Weekly News 1 April 2011 – Full List

Category Index Hacking Incidents / Cybercrime Software Updates Business Case for Security Network Security Web Technologies Privacy General Funny Hacking Incidents / Cybercrime   Comodo: two more resellers were compromised  [www.h-online.com] Comodo has confirmed that two other resellers have been compromised since the 'Comodogate' attacks which saw an attacker generate forged certificates for login.live.com, mail.google.com, …

Angry IP vs nmap

I recently got an interesting question via email: Hi Abraham, I was just wondering if you’ve ever used a tool called Angry IP scanner? Is it safe to use? Is there any risk of it crashing a host you are scanning? Regards, Short answer: Q: I was just wondering if you’ve ever used a tool …