Trojans steal FTP Login passwords for websites

From hakin9.org Jacques Erasmus, CTO at Prevx, an internet security vendor headquartered in the U.K., discovered a site where a trojan is uploading FTP login credentials from more than 74,000 websites. Among the affected FTP login data are major corporations including Bank of America, BBC, Amazon, Symantec and McAfee. The trojan, a variant of Zbot, […]




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An overview of Web Applications and Web Servers security

Did you know that the vast majority of internet attacks nowadays are focused on web applications and web servers in general? Almost any business has an online presence with a website, e-commerce web application, web front with database at the back etc etc. Hackers have found ways to infiltrate internal networks via those web applications […]




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Protect your children on the Internet

Many parents ask how they can protect their children while they surf on the Internet. Recently a mother was worried that her children spend too much time on sites like Orkut, MySpace and Facebook. These concerns were not because of time loss from such activities but mainly because she didn’t know with whom the children […]




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Adobe Reader and Acrobat JBIG2 Processing Multiple Vulnerabilities

Description: Adobe Acrobat is a program designed to create, manage and view Portable Document Format (PDF) and Adobe Reader is designed to only view and print PDF’s. Both Adobe Acrobat and Reader have buffer overflow vulnerabilities while handling JBIG2 streams inside a PDF file. JBIG2 is an image encoding standard for encoding bi-level images. One […]




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Microsoft Buffer Overflow Vulnerability on Graphical Device Interface GDIPlus EMF

There is a Critical Microsoft vulnerability discovered these days affecting almost all windows versions: Description: Graphics Device Interface (GDI) is an application programming interface by Microsoft Windows. It’s a core operating system component responsible for representing graphical objects. Microsoft Windows GDI has integer overflow vulnerability in gdiplus.dll while processing Enhanced Metafile (EMF) files. Possible vectors […]




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Data security on the internet – DES and RSA Encryption

Have you ever wondered what happens when sending personal data via the Internet (eg via e-mail)? When you send your message, this becomes accessible from multiple computers, and a third person could take it and read. Imagine now if the government or military messages could be read by prospective Hackers what would happen. There should […]




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