A Superbowl Wifi Problem

A Superbowl Wifi Problem

It’s an annual puff piece, whoever is in charge of security at the Super Bowl appears on the news in front of some barrier or computer screen, talking about the number of security guards, guard dogs, or whatever else passes as some grand measure of the ‘amount’ of security being applied. And as with Super […]

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Anonymous Releases Very Unanonymous Press Release

Anonymous Releases Very Unanonymous Press Release

Today, December 10th, Anonymous, an Internet gathering, released a press release which you can read below. In it, a description is provided of what Anonymous is about, what Operation Payback is, and where the media is getting it wrong. Also in it, its author forgot to remove his name in the pdf’s Meta information. Document […]

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Paypal Sender Country XSS

Paypal Sender Country XSS

A new XSS vulnerability was identified on Paypal.com earlier today, found by d3v1l and disclosed on both Security-Shell and XSSed. The problem is with the parameter sender_country in a transaction called nvpsm. NVP is Paypal’s API for Merchants to use when interacting with the Paypal web site, it stands for Name-Value Pair. SM is short […]

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Turning an ATM into a Slot Machine

Turning an ATM into a Slot Machine

Security researcher Barnaby Jack, currently at IOActive but a veteran of Foundstone, eEye, and Juniper with almost ten years in the industry, has demonstrated two exploit methods for ATM’s (Automated Teller Machines) in a presentation that is thus far the talk of the Black Hat 2010 conference. In a discussion originally slated for last year […]

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114,000 iPad Owners: The Script that Harvested Their E-mail Addresses

114,000 iPad Owners: The Script that Harvested Their E-mail Addresses

Here is the script referenced in the Gawker story from earlier that describes how a number of early iPad 3G subscribers, including names like Harvey Weinstein, Michael Bloomberg, Diane Sawyer, and Rahm Emanuel had their e-mails revealed via a poorly designed web application hosted by AT&T. Goatse Security, named for the famous Internet shock image, […]

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Thou Shalt Not Send Naked Pictures…To Anyone Ever

Thou Shalt Not Send Naked Pictures…To Anyone Ever

It’s becoming a familiar story, an angry parent of a student reports finding inappropriate images, self taken naked pictures and videos, on that student’s cell phone. The images and video were sent to the student by a high school football coach. The mother of the student e-mailed the pictures to the administration of the high […]

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XSS Flaw on PayPal.com

XSS Flaw on PayPal.com

Earlier today Wesley Kerfoot reported on the Full Disclosure mailing list that a page in the Paypal.com domain is susceptible to a non-persistent reflected cross site scripting attack (XSS). While non-persistent XSS bugs are somewhat common, this is quite serious for a site like PayPal, where user accounts are linked directly to bank accounts, debit, […]

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The “Aurora” IE Exploit Used Against Google in Action

The “Aurora” IE Exploit Used Against Google in Action

The big news hit earlier this week that the attack vector that allowed bad actors presumably from China into the networks of Google, Juniper, Adobe, and some 29 other firms was an Internet Explorer zero day, a use after free vulnerability on an invalid pointer reference affecting IE 6, 7, and 8 but only used […]

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