Targetting the OS is old hat….

Friday, August 4th, 2006

The Register sums up the Black Hat briefings pretty well. The Operating System level has received a lot of scrutiny in recent years for security flaws and as a result there has been a good deal of improvement there and so now, researchers are heading to the low hanging fruit of the REST of the [...]

Real VNC 4.1.1 vulnerability – Remote Access without password

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

This is one worth checking out anybody using vnc for remote administration. It looks as though intelliadmin has come across a vulnerability in Real VNC 4 (the slashdot post I saw suggested “any machine running VNC 4.1″) I haven’t tested yet, so I don’t know if this ONLY affects REALVNC’s implementation or is broader. They [...]

BIOS based rootkits coming soon….

Friday, January 27th, 2006

There have been a couple stories out of the “Blackhat federal” conference in the last couple days. Brian Krebs at the Security Fix gives a good overview. One of the more troubling notes is the possibility of creating a rootkit that can hide itself in a systems BIOS. Security Focus has some detail on this [...]

Web smarts is the main defence against spyware

Tuesday, August 9th, 2005

Over at the Security Fix, Brian Krebs is talking about spyware and the fact that keeping up-to-date on patches, and running current antivirus with current definitions is not enough to protect your machine from spyware. He sums it up by saying common sense is the best defence.    Send article as PDF   

The state of computer security

Monday, August 8th, 2005

The Register has an interesting piece, reflecting on the current state of the computer security industry. The recent Blackhat convention has prompted this reflection and they conclude that not enough is being spent currently on computer security.    Send article as PDF   

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