Monthly Archives: August 2009

Apache Website Owned!

Apache Software Foundation website was down last Friday after hackers compromised SSH key to one of their main servers. Secure Shell is a very popular technology that can provides a secure servers remote administration, well if the hackers manage to

Google fixes 3 security vulnerabilities in Chrome

Google has released a number of patches fixing vulnerabilities in Google chrome browser, the impact of these vulnerabilities can allow an attacker to remotely run arbitrary code over the victim’s computer. Among the vulnerabilities that have been fixed in the

New Release for Opera Web Browser

Opera Software Company has released the Opera 10 web browser candidate version, the full version of this release will be ready by the 1st of September 2009. Compared to the recent one the tenth version has a significant new interface

Vulnerability in Pidgin and other IM-clients

Pidgin users and some alternative IM applications are invited to update their Instant messaging solution this is after CORE security announced the discovery of a serious vulnerability in the IM code source. The list of IM vulnerable includes Pidgin,Finch,Adium,Meebo and

VMware Hosted products update libpng and Apache HTTP Server

VMware has released new security advisory VMSA-2009-0010, in this advisory there is updates for the VMware Workstation, VMware Player, VMware ACE and a pending updates for VMware Server 1.X and 2.X. According to the Security advisory descriptions there were discovered

Cisco Releases Security Advisory for Firewall Services Module Vulnerability

Cisco has released a new update designed to patch vulnerabilities in their network devices. According to Cisco this hole can allow an attacker to create a denial of service on the routers and switches. This vulnerability particularly concerns the Cisco

Telnet Fingerprinting

In some cases we fail to find the real information regarding a host on the network. NMAP can be a good scanner but it also can fail to give us the real OS version. Passive fingerprinting is another good way