Blog Posts Tagged with "websites"

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Hey Alexa – Show Me Whitelisted Malware

October 10, 2017 Added by:Troy Kent

The team at Awake Security recently took a closer look at one seemingly benign list – the Alexa Top 1 Million list of domains – to assess whether it would be safe to use for whitelisting.

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Jihadi Sites Fall Down, Go Boom... Again

April 08, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

At first I thought that players in the patriot hacker movement may have been involved, but it seems more so now that all points to a concerted action by governments. The hacking of the sites likely was done via bad installs of PHP and SQL on the boxes that the databases resided on...

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Anonymous Hacks and Defaces FTC Websites

February 17, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The rogue hacktivist collective Anonymous has claimed credit for hacking and defacing several Federal Trade commission (FTC) websites in protest of the US government's support of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)...

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Web Authentication: A Broken Trust with No Easy Fix

January 30, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Systemic weaknesses and a general lack of oversight governing the process used to issue digital certificates, key to the standards used to validate legitimate websites, prompted some security experts to wonder if the system may be hopelessly ineffective...

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WordPress DDoS Attacks Traced to China

March 07, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“Right now there are huge asymmetric risks on the internet because any bad actor, for a few tens of thousands of dollars, has the online equivalent of a dirty nuke and can bring even the largest sites to their knees and silence millions of voices..."

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Hacktivists Deface Westboro Baptist Church Website

February 25, 2011 Added by:Headlines

That both The Jester and Anonymous attacked Westboro Baptist Church websites this week represents a very strange convergence, and the prospect that two highly active hacktivist camps might find more common ground is tantalizing to say the least...

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Protecting Children on the Internet

February 04, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Parents who lack experience with the Internet, computers, or mobile phones must learn the basics before they can adequately monitor their children’s habits. A parent’s discomfort or unfamiliarity with technology is no excuse to let a child run wild on the Internet...

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Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) - Some Examples

January 27, 2011 Added by:Ben Keeley

A reflected XSS vulnerability is when ‘code’ is injected into a website in such a way so as to deliver a payload or to produce a result on the end users browser. Reflected XSS vulnerabilities are delivered to a victim via various means such as an email causing the user to click on a malicious URL...

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Bandwidth Usage Statistics for Q4 2010

January 26, 2011 Added by:Simon Heron

A lot of business time and bandwidth is being taken up. With data leaks being such a concern, it is probably time companies create policies to address usage and find ways of enforcing them, as these figures suggest this is not being done at the moment...

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Monitoring Site Traffic for Fraud Prevention

January 25, 2011 Added by:Richard Stiennon

Although deploying web application firewalls from Imperva or AppSec Inc. is the best way to defend against these attacks, more sophisticated attacks may take advantage of yet undiscovered vulnerabilities or use the very structure of the site to engage in fraudulent practices, often as authenticated users...

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Hijacked GOV and EDU Websites Serving Up SPAM

January 17, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The websites of some of the country's biggest universities, as well as several government administered sites, have been compromised and are redirecting visitors to SPAM ads. Sections of the websites contain redirected links to spoofed Google searches for fake online stores peddling everything from software to pharmaceuticals...

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IBM's DeveloperWorks Website Hacked

January 12, 2011 Added by:Headlines

IBM's DeveloperWorks website was breached by hackers over the weekend. The messages left by the hacker(s) read: "Defaced by Hmei7," and, "You have been Hacked !!!, not because of your stupidity That's because we love you, and we want to warn you That your web still has large of vulnerability."

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Vulnerabilities Found in Many Fortune 500 Websites

January 11, 2011 Added by:Headlines

In a survey of the websites belonging to all Fortune 500 listed companies and an additional selection of 175 other businesses, researchers found that nearly fifteen percent contained serious security flaws that leave the sites open to cross-site scripting (XSS) and open redirect exploitations...

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Anonymous Hacks Into Fine Gael Website

January 10, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The website of the second largest political party in Ireland, Fine Gael, has been breached by hackers associated with the international script-kiddie movement known as Anonymous. Fine Gail's recently launched website was defaced, and the following message was inserted...

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Four-Hundred Plus Reasons for a Website Security Scan

December 16, 2010 Added by:Jason Remillard

We all struggle sometimes to document the myriad effects and risks of web hacking, spamming and SEO results theft. As with anything sometimes it takes someone else's eyes to review the situation and perhaps put better phraseology to it...

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Report: Malicious Websites Increased More Than 110%

November 12, 2010 Added by:Headlines

When surfers are cruising the web for breaking news over their morning coffee, they now have a 22% chance of running into a website containing viruses and malware, an even greater chance than if they were searching online porn sites...

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