This week has been an interesting one for followers of the info-sec arena. On Tuesday Microsoft released a patch and security bulletin for MS12-020 for a critical flaw in remote desktop protocol, allowing for remote code execution without the need to authenticate to the target system first. Since the patch was released the good, the bad […]
Running through my morning routine of catching up with email, twitter, etc. I came across this post showing Sequal7’s first hits on a Kippo installation. In addition to making amusing reading, it gave me a nudge to check back on the InfoSanity Kippo sensor.
Following in the now well-established form of a ‘Month of X Bugs’ php-security.org has just opened it’s call for papers for a second month, to update and expand on it’s successful run month in 2007.
The team from Offensive Security have just announced the opening of explo.it (re-directs to exploits.offensive-security.com, just more memorable). The site is designed as a successor to milw0rm. If you’ve ever browsed the milw0rm site the layout will be instantly familiar. I think this is great news for the infosec community, not only does the OffSec […]
Sad news for the information security community today; it seems that Str0ke, the creator and maintainer of Milw0rm, has passed on.
As part of an upcoming project I’ve been playing with some screen capture and editing software. As I’ve never been one for for the graphical/fluffy side of IT it’s a new area for me, and I was shocked with how simple it can be. For screen capture I used the free CamStudio application, at first […]
Ryan Dewhurst of ethicalhack3r.co.uk has created and been maintaining Damn Vulnerable Web App (DVWA). The goal of the project is to aid learning and teaching of the art of web application security. Ryan provided an overview and demo of the suite at a recent SuperMondays open podium event, you can find an archive of the […]
Final Update: Crisis averted, Milw0rm is still up and functioning. Looks like Milw0rm is calling it a night. Haven’ t been able to get any official word as the site is unavailable. As the site is now unavailable it’s hard to tell what happened, but an ISC diary has this message from the site: Well, […]
Earlier this week the ha.ckers.org blog posted the release of the Slowloris HTTP DoS tool primarily coded by Rsnake, discribed as The low bandwidth, yet greedy and poisonous HTTP client! The attack vector essentially works by initialising an HTTP request but never completes the request, causing the handling thread to wait for the end of […]
A couple of SANs ISC diaries (“Recent VMware updates available” and “VMware exploits – just how bad is it?“) should be a concern for anyone running a VMware lab (or VMware production environment). The ISC diaries explain the situation better than I could, but to cut a long story short the exploits allow a malicious […]