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2014-08-08 23:03:46

Trammell Ventures, a business incubator and think tank specializing in information security, announced today the launch of an ExploitHub auxiliary module for the Metasploit Framework designed by security services provider Rift Recon. Austin, TX (PRWEB) August 08, 2014 Developed in conjunction with Rift Recon, the ExploitHub module gives Metasploit users a way to search the ExploitHub marketplace for exploits that are either user-driven searches, or match vulnerabilities found in a scan....

FireEye Discovers Widespread Zero-Day Exploit In Internet Explorer
2014-04-28 07:03:01

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After a web security firm identified and revealed a zero-day exploit in Internet Explorer over the weekend, Microsoft announced that it is actively investigating the vulnerability and will take “appropriate action” once it completes that investigation. FireEye Research Labs on Saturday identified a zero-day exploit that affects IE6 through IE11 – the attack, however, only targeted IE9 through IE11. “Microsoft has assigned...

Heartbleed Will Likely Not Go Away Soon
2014-04-14 11:40:18

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sixteen years ago it was almost impossible to escape Celine Dion's catchy – but to many annoying – song “My Heart Will Go On” – and today it is the Heartbleed that will likely go on. It has the potential to be not only annoying, but extremely dangerous. Reports late last week and over the weekend also suggest that the National Security Agency not only knew about Heartbleed, a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL...

Pwn2Own competition results
2014-03-15 06:19:02

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online All four of the major Internet browsers were among the programs that fell victim to zero-day exploits during the HP-sponsored Pwn2Own hacking competition, various media outlets reported earlier this week. According to CNET’s Seth Rosenblatt, Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Adobe’s Flash and Reader browser plug-ins were programs cracked by eight research teams participating in the...

Attack On US Veterans Website May Have Targeted Military Personnel
2014-02-14 10:34:29

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Tuesday security researchers identified a zero-day exploit (CVE-2014-0322) that had been served up from the US Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) website. This attack reportedly targeted American military personnel during this week’s paralyzing snowstorm at the United States Capitol. Researchers at FireEye believe that those behind this attack, which may have also been coordinated to take place in advance of the Presidents' Day...

Internet Explorer Vulnerability May Lead To Attacks
2013-10-02 09:20:24

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A vulnerability found in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer could lead to widespread attacks against PCs running the browser. The exploit was first discovered in August and has since been acknowledged by Microsoft and included in a vulnerability testing tool, the latter of which has made it widely available to both security experts and attackers. Microsoft delivered a “Fix It” tool to protect users from this vulnerability last...

US Nuclear Researchers Targeted Via Zero-Day Flaw In Internet Explorer 8
2013-05-06 11:32:32

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A zero-day flaw has been found in Microsoft´s Internet Explorer 8 (IE8), a four year old version of their popular web browser. Security experts and Microsoft alike have pointed out this flaw which has been found to be used by Chinese hackers to target US nuclear researchers in watering-hole attacks. According to security experts at Invincea, the Department of Labor (DoL) was compromised on May 1 to redirect visitors to a...

Another Day, Another Java Exploit
2013-03-01 20:52:42

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Almost as if on schedule, it´s been discovered yet another Java zero-day exploit is being used to attack computers. This exploit not only follows an extensive line of exploits just like it, it also follows a month riddled with a number of high-profile attacks against Twitter accounts and popular tech companies. If you haven't yet done so, this new attack should act as another reminder to completely disable Java from your...

$5000 Buys New Java Zero-Day Exploit
2013-01-16 19:08:22

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Not even 24 hours after Oracle released a fix for the latest in a string of Java exploits, cyber criminals are already reportedly selling a completely different zero-day Java exploit. The most recent fix for Java 7 was meant to patch a security hole that had become so well known, exploits were being packaged and sold in cybercrime “toolkits.” According to Krebs on Security, one cyber criminal in the...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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