Tag: flaw

Jan 24

Flaws in Videoconferencing Systems Make Boardrooms Vulnerable – NYTimes.com

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.

via Flaws in Videoconferencing Systems Make Boardrooms Vulnerable – NYTimes.com.

Jan 04

Web is vulnerable to hashing denial-of-service attack #hashdos with Demo | The Hacker News THN

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.

via Web is vulnerable to hashing denial-of-service attack #hashdos with Demo | The Hacker News THN.

Jan 04

Infosecurity – US-CERT warns about security flaw affecting millions of wireless routers

The US Department of Homeland Security has issued a warning about a vulnerability that exposes millions of wireless routers to brute force attacks.

via Infosecurity – US-CERT warns about security flaw affecting millions of wireless routers.

Dec 29

Software Security: Top 25 Flaws Developers Blindly Build Into Applications – Security – News & Reviews – eWeek.com

Software Security: Top 25 Flaws Developers Blindly Build Into Applications – Security – News & Reviews – eWeek.com.

Dec 23

Security researcher blows whistle on gaping Siemens security flaw coverup | ITworld

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.

via Security researcher blows whistle on gaping Siemens security flaw coverup | ITworld.

Dec 08

Schneier on Security: Skype Security Flaw

Schneier on Security: Skype Security Flaw.

Nov 22

Mystery flaw crashing DNS servers across the internet | Naked Security

Mystery flaw crashing DNS servers across the internet | Naked Security.

Nov 12

Diceware Passphrase Home

This page offers a better way to create a strong, yet easy to remember passphrase for use with encryption and security programs. Weak passwords and passphrases are one of the most common flaws in computer security. Take a few minutes and learn how to do it right. The information presented here can be used by anyone. No background in cryptography or mathematics is required. Just follow the simple steps below.

via Diceware Passphrase Home.

Oct 26

Researchers uncover security flaw in Skype video chat service – 10/25/2011 – Computer Weekly

Researchers uncover security flaw in Skype video chat service – 10/25/2011 – Computer Weekly.

Oct 10

E-voting flaws risk ballot fraud – politics – Voting Problems – msnbc.com

E-voting flaws risk ballot fraud – politics – Voting Problems – msnbc.com.