The problems with cache servers

Thursday, October 12th, 2006

Networkworld brings us this report that exploit code removed from websites can live on for quite a while in caching servers. Which, in a way is NOT news, but it’s worth remembering. Many times when someone visits a website, their really visiting a caching proxy server that has previously grabbed a copy of data from [...]

Firefox zero-day vulnerability (or is it?)

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

I saw a comment somewhere else that zero-day was overused and in essense ANY previously unknown vulnerability in open source software is technically zero day… the intent here though is to use the word in this context…. “vulnerability has been released without giving the vendor an opportunity to patch…” Yes, the fun vulnerability weekend seems [...]

ICQ client and toolbar vulnerabilities

Friday, September 8th, 2006

Sans brings this from AOL, advising of vulnerabilities in the ICQ client and the ICQ toolbar for IE. The latest version of ICQ client is 5.1 and is claimed to not be vulnerable. (Toolbar version 1.3 is said to be vulnerable as well. No more recent version of that is available – you might consider [...]

Urgent AOL update

Monday, January 16th, 2006

This sounds like a serious vulnerability. The SecurityFix is reporting on a very serious vulnerability in AOL. The problem affects AOL version 8.0, AOL version 8.0+, and AOL version 9.0 Classic. The vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to take control of a users PC. Basically, all that would be needed is for the AOL [...]

AOL purchases wireless company

Monday, August 8th, 2005

AOL has purchased Wildseed according to The Register. Wildseed provides wireless “accessories” such as ring tones, video downloads, backgrounds, etc. AOL recently bought a company involved in online storage of files, Xdrive.    Send article as PDF   


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