A partial analysis of another massive leak of user passwords has again shone a light on the scourge of weak passwords used to protect sensitive data in online accounts, according to a report by The Tech Herald.
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At any given time, there are probably dozens of somewhat serious SQL injection attacks going on in various portions of the Internet. But many of them never get noticed by most people, either because they’re not widespread enough or they’re not hitting high-profile targets. There’s one that’s been ongoing for several weeks now that has hit a threshold that commands some attention: more than a million infected URLs.
The website for California’s Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) union remained offline Tuesday following the announcement of a hack by well-known hacktivist group Anonymous over the holiday weekend.
A string of attacks on prominent Chinese language websites and social networks may have leaked some 100 million username-password combinations online and revealed shoddy security practices at the sites, including Twitter competitor Sina Weibo.
A security researcher has released a tool that will untether iPhones and other devices running iOS 5.01, allowing them to run unsigned code. The tool relies on a pair of exploits, one in an iOS binary and another in the kernel, and the jailbreak will survive after a reboot.
The hackers behind the attack on Stratfor released more data swiped from the firm on the Internet, including credit card data and e-mail addresses.
It’s that most un-wonderful time of the year: the time when everyone writes fluffy articles full of lists, retrospectives and look-aheads. Even we did it. Many of these lists involve some variation on the theme of most overhyped or least organic or or most awesomest or lowest fat content. This article is not those articles.
An ongoing analysis of the Duqu malware by researchers at Kaspersky Lab finds many links between the two pieces of malicious code and casts doubt on the conventional wisdom about Stuxnet’s origins.
Just a day after security researcher Stefan Viehbock released details of a vulnerability in the WiFi Protected Setup (WPS) standard that enables attackers to recover the router PIN, a security firm has published an open-source tool capable of exploiting the vulnerability. The tool, known as Reaver, has the ability to find the WPS PIN on a given router and then recover the WPA passphrase for the router, as well.
An errant e-mail campaign has rattled subscribers to the New York Times with false cancellation notices. The e-mail blast meant for 300 subscribers was instead sent to 8 million current subscribers, raising speculation that the paper suffered a data breach.