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Hacking

Hacking: Researcher cracks Yahoo CAPTCHA software

by Shanmuga

"A security researcher has claimed that Yahoo’s system for blocking automated access to its systems – the CAPTCHA image-recognition system – has been effectively cracked. CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart) systems are used by Yahoo, as well as Google, Microsoft and others, to stop automated systems from registering […]

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Hacking: Hackers go after Excel

by Shanmuga

"Microsoft has warned that an unpatched vulnerability in older versions of Excel is being actively exploited by hackers. The bug, which has become the subject of targeted attacks, affects older versions of Excel. Newer versions Excel 2003 SP3 and Excel 2007 are said to be immune. Details of the vulnerability beyond what packages might be […]

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Hacking: Hackers Have Attacked Foreign Utilities, CIA Analyst Says

by Shanmuga

"In a rare public warning to the power and utility industry, a CIA analyst this week said cyber attackers have hacked into the computer systems of utility companies outside the United States and made demands, in at least one case causing a power outage that affected multiple cities.

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Hacking: Legitimate sites serving up stealthy attacks

by Shanmuga

"Thousands of legitimate Web sites are hosting an infection kit that evades detection by attempting to compromise each visitor only once and using a different file name each time, Web security firm Finjan warned last Monday. The attack, dubbed the "Random JS toolkit" by the security firm, currently uses dozens of hosting servers and more […]

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Hacking: Hijacking Printers For Spamming

by Shanmuga

"Building on the concept of cross-site scripting, whereby an attacker can inject malicious code in Web pages viewed by others, security researcher Aaron Weaver has demonstrated how an attacker can inject spam messages into a Web site visitor’s printer.

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Hacking: Security Software Vendor Web Site Hacked by Malware Authors

by Shanmuga

"Part of security software vendor CA’s Web site was hacked earlier this week and was redirecting visitors to a malicious Web site hosted in China.

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Malware: Hackers exploit Bhutto assassination

by Shanmuga

"Searches for news about Bhutto’s killing and the ensuing chaos in Pakistan listed sites pimping a bogus video coder/decoder (codec), said analysts at McAfee Inc., Symantec Corp. and WebSense Inc. For instance, WebSense found such a site simply by using "benazir" to search on Google. Meanwhile, McAfee quickly located 10 sites hosted on Blogger.com, Google […]

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Hacking: Analysts warn of Mac hack attacks

by Shanmuga

"…Apple is a victim of its own success. Savvy hackers read the same stories and watch the same television programs as the rest of us, and so they are very aware of the burgeoning popularity of Apple’s products. Hacking Windows still provides a lot more bang per bug than attacks on Apple, but the smaller […]

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