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2008.01.16 Daily Security Reading

by on Jan.16, 2008, under Security

Retrospective: 10 Security Blunders

Every year gets its share of major, jaw-dropping security blunders. This is a retrospective for the 21st century so far, with special attention on 2007.

Zero-Day Exploit For Apple’s QuickTime Posted

Vulnerability affects both Windows and Mac OS X versions of Apple’s QuickTime software.

Polish teen derails tram after hacking train network

The 14-year-old modified a TV remote control so that it could be used to change track points.

Malware Distribution Through Physical Media a Growing Concern

In the past month, at least three consumers have reported that photo frames – small flat-panel displays for displaying digital images – received over the holidays attempted to install malicious code on their computer systems.

Most Home Routers Vulnerable to Flash UPnP Attack

GNU Citizen have been researching UPNP Vulnerabilities in home routers, and have produced a flash swf file capable of opening open ports into your network simply by visiting an unfortunate URL.

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