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2007.08.27 Daily Security Reading

by on Aug.30, 2007, under Security

Know Your Enemy: Malicious Web Servers

In this paper, we examine client-side attacks and evaluate methods to defend against client-side attacks on web browsers.

Skype Linux Reads Password and Firefox Profile

Users of Skype for Linux have just found out that it reads the files /etc/passwd, firefox profile, plugins, addons, etc, and many other unnecessary files in /etc.

Student cracks Government’s $84m porn filter

Tom Wood, 16, said it took him just over 30 minutes to bypass the Government’s filter, released on Tuesday.

Point, Click … Eavesdrop – How the FBI Wiretap Net Operates

The FBI has quietly built a sophisticated, point-and-click surveillance system that performs instant wiretaps on almost any communications device.

Virtualized rootkits – Part 1 and Part 2

There has been a lot of buzz around the topic of virtualized rootkits. Joanna Rutkowska has been working on a new version of Blue-Pill, her proof of concept invisible rootkit, while a team made by three prominent security experts (Thomas Ptacek, Nate Lawson, Peter Ferrie) challenged her that there is not an “invisible” rootkit.

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