IE 7 address bar spoofing issue

Friday, October 27th, 2006

Another issue was reported with the new IE 7 and confirmed by Microsoft. It seems that it’s possible for a malicious link to spoof the information in the address bar (make it look like you’re at a site that you’re NOT at.) Incidents.org gives the following possible workaround… As a quick workaround you may want [...]

Microsoft vulnerability whack-a-mole continues…..

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

Translation – Microsoft patched one vulnerability another surfaces…. Incidents.org brings us the frustrating news…. If you remember the month of browser bugs series of exploits back in July, there was a denial of service there that appears to have code execution after all. Coincidence or not, it got publicly released after the out of cycle [...]

Wget user agent avoidance

Friday, August 4th, 2006

I use wget a LOT. Many times in working with a website I’ve got a ssh console opened to the site and if there’s a plugin that I’d like to download it doesn’t make sense to download and then upload, I want to just download it directly from xyz.com webserver to the website where it [...]

Another trackback spam storm overnight….

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

All of the the swarms of trackback spam seemed to last an hour give or take a few minutes, so it does look kind of like “rent-a-bot” activity, lots of different IP addresses, trackback spam sites seem to have a common theme – the last batch was insurance type sites…. a sampling of about three [...]

Interesting spyware push download tactic…

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

Incidents.org has another interesting post about a spyware site. One of the handlers ran across it while doing a search for an educational institution. (They’ve used a wildcard in the dns record so that they can get traffic to {fillinkeyword}.nastydomain.com) Anyway… the main page tries to install WinAntiSpyware2006FreeInstall.cab from WinSoftware Corporation, Inc. It gives the [...]

More details on php exploit from last week

Thursday, July 21st, 2005

Ok. I have a bit of time that I can sit down and get a little more detailed on what specifically happened late last week that shut the site down for a couple days.    Send article as PDF   

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