Security Bytes:

February, 2008


February 29, 2008  12:03 PM

Sourcefire hits a rough patch

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

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February 27, 2008  4:04 PM

Report: 8,700-plus FTP account credentials in hackers’ hands

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

Finjan released an interesting report today about a database it uncovered with more than 8,700 harvested FTP account credentials -- including username, password and server address -- that are apparently in the hands of the digital underground. The vendor says these stolen credentials allow the bad...


February 26, 2008  3:58 PM

New worm working its way through Google’s Orkut

David Schneier David Schneier Profile: David Schneier

Social networking sites, which are as popular as Nickelback and even more annoying, have become favorite playgrounds for malware authors and attackers. We've seen attacks using both Facebook and MySpace as...

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February 26, 2008  11:56 AM

Panda Security launches $10k challenge

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

PR campaigns that involve cold hard cash always interest me. Panda Software is issuing a challenge to companies to test its network scanning software. Executives there are so confident that they will find malware that they are...


February 22, 2008  11:24 AM

Tell me your virtualization security story

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

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February 22, 2008  9:56 AM

VMware responds to security concerns with VMsafe

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

A lot of security pros have pondered the security complexities introduced into an environment that uses virtualization software. Researchers have pounced. They’ve been looking under the hatch and we anticipate some interesting reports on the issue of security vulnerabilities associated with...


February 20, 2008  4:36 PM

Duo shows off GSM-hacking technique at Black Hat DC

David Schneier David Schneier Profile: David Schneier

One of the more interesting presentations during the first day of the Black Hat DC conference on Wednesday was a demonstration of a cheap, quick method for capturing and decrypting calls made on the GSM cell phone network. Security researchers David Hulton and Steve Miller showed a standing-room...


February 19, 2008  4:06 PM

Japanese spam king arrested

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

A 25-year-old man in Japan was arrested after an Internet service provider complained to authorities that he was clogging the pipeline with huge amounts of spam. Police told local media that Yuki Shiina allegedly sent out over 2 billion unsolicited emails. It is believed he bought 600,000 email...


February 15, 2008  11:46 AM

Emotions raw over FISA bill

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

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February 14, 2008  7:29 PM

Surveillance law likely to expire

David Schneier David Schneier Profile: David Schneier

It now appears as though the Congress will allow the current extension to the controversial surveillance law to expire on Friday night rather than try to work out a compromise between separate bills passed by the House and Senate that would extend the legislation for several years. Democrats in the...


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