Blog Posts Tagged with "Denial of Service"

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The SANS Report: The Jester: A Lesson in Asymmetric Warfare

March 05, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Asymmetric Warfare Or Annoyance? Perhaps Jester has done things in the background we do not know about and he has not reported to the media, perhaps not. Overall though, the most creative thing he has done is to poison the LOIC. THIS was a real coup and I do appreciate that one...

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Cisco Released Multiple Security Advisories

March 02, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Cisco has released six security advisories this week to address vulnerabilities that may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, cause a denial-of-service condition, operate with escalated privileges and bypass security restrictions...

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IPv6 Protocol Implementation is Not a Security Panacea

February 22, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"The same thing that made the IPv6-enabled Internet valuable has also made it an increasingly valuable venue for attacks. While the frequency of attacks is relatively modest on IPv6 today, we expect that accelerated adoption will be followed in-kind by an accelerated pace of attacks..."

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Planned Anonymous Attack on the Internet Likely to Fail

February 20, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"The attack is no longer practical. It's such a common idea that Wikipedia has a page devoted to it. For something so obvious, defenders have spent considerable time devising solutions. There are many reasons why such an attack won't cause a global blackout..."

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Microsoft Issues Updates for Multiple Product Vulnerabilities

February 15, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Microsoft released updates to address vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft .NET Framework, Silverlight, Office, and Microsoft Server Software that could allow attackers to execute arbitrary code, cause a denial of service, or gain unauthorized access...

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Stock Exchange Websites Disrupted by DDoS Attacks

February 15, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Websites operated by Nasdaq OMX, the Chicago Board Options exchange, and Bats Trading experienced disruptions due to a spate of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks conducted by a hacktivist group sympathetic to the Occupy Wall Street movement called L0NGwave99...

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ICS-CERT: Koyo Ecom100 Brute Force Cracking Tool

February 15, 2012 Added by:Headlines

A brute force password cracking tool has been released that targets the weak authentication vulnerability in the Koyo ECOM100 Ethernet Module. This tool may greatly reduce the time and skill level required to attack a vulnerable system...

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Commercial DDoS Tools Offer a Competitive Advantage

February 13, 2012 Added by:Headlines

With the growing availability of DDoS services being marketed directly to businesses, enterprises may increasingly find themselves under attack from competitors seeking to gain an advantage in the increasingly lucrative Internet marketplace...

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Enterprise Security and the Battle Over Productivity

February 11, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

The trick is, when security can't clearly and absolutely get definition on what employees should and shouldn't be allowed to do, they have to implement the law of least privilege overly aggressively and then things get slow, tedious, and everyone complains about security...

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DDoS Attacks: An Excuse to Talk About IPv6 Security

February 10, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

The switchover from the existing address protocol IPv4 to IPv6 will give attackers a great opportunity. With the introduction of the protocol a huge quantity of new internet addresses is available, and those addresses could be used as sources for DDoS attacks...

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ICS-CERT: Advantech BroadWin WebAccess Vulnerabilities

February 10, 2012 Added by:Headlines

ICS-CERT is aware of a public report about an RPC server vulnerability with proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit code affecting the Advantech BroadWin WebAccess software, a supervisory control and data acquisition/human-machine interface (SCADA/HMI) product...

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ICS-CERT: Invensys Wonderware HMI XSS Vulnerabilities

February 09, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Researchers Billy Rios and Terry McCorkle have identified cross-site scripting (XSS) and write access violation vulnerabilities in the Invensys Wonderware HMI reports product that could result in data leakage, denial of service, or remote code execution...

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ICS-CERT: Punzenberger COPA-DATA HMI Vulnerabilities

February 08, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Researcher Kuang-Chun Hung has identified multiple denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerabilities in the Ing. Punzenberger COPA-DATA GmbH zenon human-machine interface (HMI) system which may allow an attacker to execute a DoS attack and potentially execute arbitrary code...

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Syrian Drama and the Impact on Cyberspace

February 07, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Cyberspace is comparable to a stormy sea in which you navigate by sight, and where the scenarios are changing rapidly in an unpredictable way by the presence of uncontrolled entities such as cyber hacktivists, in addition to cyber armies set up by the main world powers...

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Anonymous Faction Hits Banks With DDoS Attacks

February 06, 2012 Added by:Headlines

A faction of the rogue Anonymous movement temporarily disrupted the online presence of several major banks with an onslaught of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Among the targets of the group identifying itself as Anonymous Brasil were Citibank and HSBC...

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Apple Releases Multiple OS X Lion Security Updates

February 03, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Apple has released security updates for Apple OS X Lion 10.7 to 10.7.2, OS X Lion Server 10.7 to 10.7.2, Mac OS 10.6.8, and Mac OS X Server v 10.6.8 to address multiple vulnerabilities that may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, a denial-of-service, and bypass security...

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