Category / Security

  • I’m sure by now everyone and their grandmother has heard of the Heartbleed vulnerability that exists in certain versions of OpenSSL and that it can be used to steal information.  While this vulnerability was just publicly announced I’m sure that intelligence agencies and possibly cyber-criminals have been exploiting this for quite some time.  The Heartbleed […]

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  • There is new malware making the rounds that is finally starting to be detected by Malware scanners.  I’ve only been able to find rumors on how it is spread but this Reddit post says that you might be able to prevent computers on your network from being infected by blocking rvzr-a.akamaihd.net.  BetterSurf will inject banner […]

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  • June 7, 2012 - Warren Held

    Linkedin & eHarmony Password Leaks

    From what I read a someone from Russia uploaded a list of over 6 million SHA1 hashed Linkedin user account passwords and 1.5 million eHarmony SHA1 hashes. SHA1 isn’t a very strong encryption, plus the passwords were not salted. I just read on Google news that over 60% of the passwords have been decrypted already.  […]

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