SAN FRANCISCO — One afternoon this month, a hacker took a tour of a dozen conference rooms around the globe via equipment that most every company has in those rooms; videoconferencing equipment.
Researchers have shown how a flaw that is common to most popular Web programming languages can be used to launch denial-of-service attacks by exploiting hash tables. Researchers presented information on a long standing vulnerability in most web application frameworks at 28th Chaos Communication Congress security conference in Berlin, Germany, Earth, Milky Way. Alexander “alech” Klink and Julian “zeri” Wälde delivered a demonstration and lecture titled “Efficient Denial of Service Attacks on Web Application Platforms”. In their lecture they explained in detail how most web programming languages utilize hashes and manage collisions.
The US Department of Homeland Security has issued a warning about a vulnerability that exposes millions of wireless routers to brute force attacks.
SCADA software developer Siemens has ignored warnings and lied in at least one case about a serious security flaw that could allow hackers to take control of SIMATIC systems that manage industrial control systems, according to a coder for a different software company, who posted details about the incident in his blog.
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