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Misconfigured Reverse Proxy Servers Spill Credentials
Researchers have created a proof-of-concept attack that allows unauthenticated adversaries to extract user credentials from misconfigured reverse proxy servers in order to delete, manipulate or extract data from websites and applications. The proof-of ... read more
Here’s how to hack 40 websites in 7 minutes
445/tcp open microsoft-ds 5901/tcp open vnc-1 | vnc-info: | Protocol version: 3.8 | Security types: |_ VNC Authentication (2) 8080/tcp open http-proxy |_http-title ... to modify stuff on the web server. It required credentials and since we have neither ... read more
'Scandalous photos are easy to arrange': Undercover investigation exposes how so-called 'IT solution providers' produce fake photos of politicians then use social media rent-a ...
The ORM is a PR process for online makeover. Essentially, the technique buries negative search results on Google and bumps up information that enhances the client's image. But Kumar said he would use the same method in reverse and would post scandalous ... read more
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Proxy server bug exposes websites' private parts
At least four proxy server vendors ... make it hard for attackers to reuse authentication credentials to gain unauthorized access. CERT is encouraging admins to update their proxy servers and in the meantime to follow a series of workarounds. read more
Mac malware, possibly made in Iran, targets US defense industry
“The MacDownloader malware was designed to profile the victim’s computer, and then steal credentials by generating fake system login boxes and harvesting them from Apple’s password management system, Keychain. However, the malware is of shoddy ... read more
Are antivaxxers liable for preventable deaths?
Scott Hurst, a skeptic and JREF friend, has written an entry for Swift asking how much responsibility antivax mouthpieces like Meryl Dorey and Jenny McCarthy have for deaths caused by their rhetoric. It’s a solidly-written piece that is well-researched ... read more
The media must change the way it reports on IS
There is no question that Islamic State stories are newsworthy. But that's because Islamic State designed it that way. These guys are marketing professionals and the media has been sucked right in, writes Lauren Williams. I was working as a producer at ABC ... read more
HP TouchPad Needs 6 to 8 Weeks for Additional Shipments
HP needs 6-8 weeks to ship additional TouchPads, according to a leaked email sent to customers. HP is prepping one last run for its defunct tablet. Hewlett-Packard will apparently need close to two months to start fulfilling backorders for the (temporarily ... read more
Climate change attacks followup
Last week, I wrote about a second investigation clearing climate change scientists from any wrongdoing in the horrid manufactured controversy of climategate. In that post, and an earlier one, I mentioned that Virginia State Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli ... read more
Nova Peris a breath of fresh air for NT politics
Julia Gillard has faced criticism over her decision to pick Nova Peris as a Northern Territory Senate candidate in the next federal election. But Suzanne Smith says Gillard has some pretty sound reasons for her decision. Prime Minister Julia Gillard's ... read more