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2006.08.03 Daily Security Reading

by on Aug.03, 2006, under Security

Breaking into a laptop via Wi-Fi
Flaws in software that runs wireless-networking hardware could let attackers take over PCs, including Macs, researchers at Black Hat warn.

Top Four Reasons for Email Archiving
Email generated by the corporate world continues to grow dramatically and storage-related costs of email are an escalating concern for IT executives. In fact, it has been predicted that this year 84 billion emails will be sent daily worldwide, requiring nearly 4 billion MB of server storage.

Metasploit Releases Web-Based ActiveX Fuzzing Engine
Metasploit offers AxMan – web-based ActiveX fuzzing engine. The goal of AxMan is to discover vulnerabilities in COM objects exposed through Internet Explorer. Since AxMan is web-based, any security changes in the browser will also affect the results of the fuzzing process.

eEye Releases Free Binary Diffing Suite
The eEye Binary Diffing Suite (EBDS) is a free and open source set of utilities for performing automated binary differential analysis. This becomes very useful for reverse engineering patches as well as program updates. 

Black Hat 2006 Presentations

Tip of the Day – Remove Default Route
Not having a default route in the router network is a great way to minimise the impact of malware on the corporate environment.

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