Archive for 'Security' Category

Nov 03 2007

Has airport security improved?

Published by under Security

As a frequent flyer within Europe one takes notice of the increased and changed security activities due to the unprecedented events of 11 September 2001. Although there has been an increase in the level of security at many airports, the question is still if all airports have made the proper changes. Let’s take Sweden’s largest […]

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Oct 31 2007

WordPress Cross-Site Scripting

Published by under Security,Wordpress

Well, it’s time to update your WordPress installation to the latest release (2.3.1) if you haven’t done so yet. Janek Vind has posted a less critical cross-site scripting vulnerability that applies to version <2.3.0. Input passed to the ”posts_columns” parameter in wp-admin/edit-post-rows.php is not properly sanitised before being returned to the user. So this can […]

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Sep 30 2007

Malicious code insertion in WordPress

Published by under Security,Wordpress

I finally got around to upgrade to the latest WordPress (version 2.3) and I think it was highly needed due to that I’ve received unwanted comments posted to the blog from unregistered user. The vulnerabilities that have been reported in WordPress lets malicious users to conduct script insertion attacks and to conduct SQL injection attacks. […]

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Sep 08 2007

Could Russian hackers take down Denmark?

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The Danish security firm CSIS was taken down by a massive attack by Russian hackers last week by using a zombie network to perform a denial of service attack against them. The best guess why they where attacked might has to do that they accidentally scanned botnet servers and properly got attacked as a counter-measure. […]

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Sep 07 2007

Disturbed & deranged security

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By now I guess that no one has missed out on the embassy password hack that was pulled off by Swedish individual. I’m saying individual since I don’t believe in the way how the entire affair was handled or should I say miss handled? Based on what the Swedish IT tabloid press has written about […]

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Sep 05 2007

Risk Management isn’t prioritised enough

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One thing that I’m quite often astonished about is how low awareness is when it comes to risk management and where risk management can and should be applied. So reading an interview with Thomas Djurling, FRA (the National Defence Radio Establishment) in Computer Sweden where he says that Swedish companies are naive when it comes […]

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Sep 05 2007

Volvo key encryption cracked

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Quite recently there have been a number of articles talking about how the KeeLoq cipher encryption has been cracked and this by using a new method to speed up the processing to crack a key 500 times. Basically what Eli Biham, Orr Dunkelman, Sebastiaan Indesteege, Nathan Keller and Bart Preneel has proven is that by […]

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Aug 31 2007

Catch 22 in Germany when it comes to IT-Security

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It’s seems that Germany are willing to legalize malicious software such as spyware and trojan horses according to an article posted by Herald Tribune as a necessary measure against terrorism. Question is just who will define what and when a crime would fall under terrorism and since this could eventually be hard to guarantee that […]

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