Category Archives: Security

Does Your Registrar Have Your Back?

Ever since I first read about Godaddy taking the SecLists.Org site offline because of a request from Myspace, they had objected to some content someone posted to a mailing list that they archive, I have wondered if I should be … Continue reading

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Homemade Key Opens Diebold AccuVote-TS Electronic Voting Machines

We have discussed before how easy it would be to rig an election using some of today‚Äôs e-voting machines, like the ones made by Diebold. Ed Feltenof the Freedom to Tinker blog first told us how easy it would be … Continue reading

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How Hard is Election Fraud?

Just reading about the new Diebold e-voting machines and how little security seems to have been a consideration, as there has been multiple reports on how easy it is to hack into. From USA Today, A Princeton University computer science … Continue reading

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Google Says We Will Keep On Storing User Search Data

Even though it’s been a terrible week for AOL, and 650,000 of it’s users, Google Inc CEO, Eric Schmidt, said the mistake by AOL will not change Googles practice of storing the user search data for use in it’s search … Continue reading

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AOL User No. 4417749 Found Easily

Just finished reading this article from the New York Times about how one reporter easily found search user No. 4417749, a user found because AOL Released the Searches of 650,000 users. Thelma Arnold, a 62-year-old widow who lives in Lilburn, … Continue reading

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Deleting Online Predators Act (DOPA) Passes the House

US House Resolution 5319, the Deleting Online Predators Act (DOPA), was passed by a 410 to 15 vote tonight. If the Resolution becomes law social networking sites and chat rooms must be blocked by schools and libraries on those institutions … Continue reading

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Banner Ad on Myspace Infects Over 1 Million Computers

In an article from The Washington Post, an ad for DeckOutYourDeck.com was using the Windows Metafile flaw to load a Trojan horse program that loaded crap from the PurityScan/ClickSpring family of adware. The users pc would then be bombarded with … Continue reading

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SQL Injection Attacks on the Rise

According to Secureworks, the number of SQL injection attacks, where the attacker adds Structured Query Language (SQL) code to a Web form input box to gain access to an organization’s resources or to make changes to data, are on the … Continue reading

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