Category Archives: News

Infosec Weekly Round-up October 22-28, 2012

Wi-Fi chips in phones, tablets, vulnerable to DoS attack Security researchers at Core Security have identified a denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerability in the firmware for Wi-Fi chips installed in several smartphones, tablets, laptops, and even a car. The vulnerability is present

Infosec Weekly Round-up October 15-21, 2012

Businesses take 7 months to detect intruders “Corporations are taking an average of seven months to detect system breaches despite most having access to forensic information in their logs, Verizon has warned. According to Bryan Sartin, vice president of Verizon’s

Infosec Weekly Round-up October 08-14, 2012

Skype worm spreads, using LOL trick to infect unwary users Skype users are warned to be on their guard, regarding malicious instant messages that have been sent through the service, designed to infect Windows computers. New TDL4 strain very

Infosec Weekly Round-up October 01-07, 2012

Millions of Brazilian internet users falling victim to a sustained and silent mass attack “This is the description of an attack happening in Brazil since 2011 using 1 firmware vulnerability, 2 malicious scripts and 40 malicious DNS servers, which affected

Infosec Weekly Round-up September 23 – 30, 2012

Data breach at 100k plaintext passwords “Due to several undoubtedly grave mistakes, the account username and plaintext password of around 100,000 IEEE members were publicly available on the IEEE FTP server for at least one month. Furthermore, all

Infosec Weekly Round-up September 09 – 16, 2012

10 Steps to Cyber Security “The actions and measures detailed in each of the advice sheets collectively represent a good foundation for effective information risk management. The degree of implementation of these steps will vary between organizations depending upon the

Infosec Weekly Round-up August 19 – 26, 2012

You can’t block Facebook using Windows 8′s hosts file First up for this week is an article about the new operating system by Microsoft windows 8 which includes new protection that prevent writing in the HOSTS file, this file is