Category Archives: Scanning Services

Port 32764…Are you listening?

What started out as a problem with one router is turning into a much larger problem.  It started with the Linksys WAG200G, but now more impacted routers are being discovered.  The problem is there is a vulnerability that someone can … Continue reading

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Virginia Tech breach exposes data on 145K job applicants

A Virginia Tech official Tuesday blamed human error for a data breach that may have exposed sensitive data on about 145,000 people who applied online for jobs at the school over the past 10 years. The compromised data includes names, … Continue reading

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Like virginity, lost privacy is gone for good — CES panelist

LAS VEGAS — The future of privacy and the cloud occupied a sidestage at CES 2013 this morning, with one panelist comparing privacy lost to something else that can’t be replaced. “Getting your privacy back is like getting your virginity … Continue reading

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South Carolina breach exposes 3.6M SSNs

In the biggest data compromise of the year, Social Security Numbers (SSN) belonging to about 3.6 million residents in South   Carolina have been exposed in an intrusion into a computer at the state’s Department of Revenue. Another 387,000 credit and … Continue reading

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Massive Data Breach in Utah State Servers Caused by Configuration Errors

Last week, the director of Utah’s Department of Technology Services (DTS) resigned in the wake of a massive data breach that exposed the personal information of nearly 800,000 people to hackers believed to have been in Eastern Europe. The breach … Continue reading

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15-year-old arrested for hacking 259 companies

Austrian police have arrested a 15-year-old student suspected of hacking into 259 companies across the span of three months. Authorities allege the suspect scanned the Internet for vulnerabilities and bugs in websites and databases that he could then exploit. As … Continue reading

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Kaspersky: Mac market share means more malware

The Flashback Trojan that infected over 600,000 Apple Macs was quickly followed by the discovery of two other Mac-specific Trojans: one that also exploited Java and another that exploited Microsoft Word. The resulting hubbub was deafening. Everyone with a Mac … Continue reading

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HP: Fewer but More Dangerous Software Security Vulnerabilities

Hewlett-Packard officials are saying that the number of vulnerabilities in commercial applications is continuing to fall, dropping almost 20 percent between 2010 and 2011. However, while the downward trend in vulnerabilities is good news, the risks involved in those vulnerabilities … Continue reading

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That Was the Breach That Was

The attack on Kernel.org last month was a big wake-up call, according to Green Armor’s Joseph Steinberg. This breach could have been astronomically worse. If the attack had been carried out with more sophistication, the attackers could have done a … Continue reading

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