Monthly Archives: February 2012

Critical PHP bug patched

Just about a month ago, PHP 5.3.9 was released, which included a patch for the “hash collision” problem. The basic hash collision problem affected various languages, including php and .Net (Microsoft fixed the issue in an out of band patch … Continue reading

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HTC patching Wi-Fi password leak on several smartphones

Some HTC smartphone users may find their Wi-Fi passwords and other information exposed due to a new bug, but the company is rolling out a fix. The vulnerability leaks Wi-Fi credentials and SSID (network name) details to any application with … Continue reading

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Verisign admits 2010 hack attack, mum on what was nicked

Verisign has admitted in an SEC filing that it suffered numerous data breaches in 2010, but that management wasn’t informed by staff for nearly a year after they occurred. In the 10-Q filing, the company said that it suffered multiple … Continue reading

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Hacker extracts RFID credit card details

The widespread use, especially in US credit cards, of RFID chips which can be read through clothing or wallets for contactless payments can lead to cards being read without the owners knowledge or permission. At the Shmoocon security conference held … Continue reading

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Trojan found breaking Yahoo CAPTCHA security in minutes

Researchers have discovered a malware engine that appears to be able to break the CAPTCHA security used by Yahoo’s webmail   service after only a handful of attempts. There is nothing new in malware that tries to break CAPTCHA (Completely Automated … Continue reading

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