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On May 6th 2013, I received an email from the address [email protected]****************, titled "RE: T4 ******************* - Zawar - Request Documents or Info [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]". The text of this email is as follows: UNCLASSIFIED Hi Please email ...

Oracle said on Tuesday that its monthly round of patches for July includes 89 fixes, 27 of which address remotely exploitable vulnerabilities in four widely used products.
Oracle MySQL Server CVE-2013-3793 Remote Security Vulnerability
The U.S. government's portal for the data it creates, Next.Data.gov, is getting a revamp that should make it easier to view and reuse government data.
The Green Electronics Council plans to expand its EPEAT environmental rating system later this year to include smartphones, the council said Tuesday.
Oracle MySQL Server CVE-2013-3802 Remote Security Vulnerability
Apache HTTP Server 2.2.6, 2.0.61 and 1.3.39 'mod_status' Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability
Apache mod_imagemap and mod_imap Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability
Microsoft today launched Outlook Web App (OWA) for iOS, a "native" app that reprises -- and amplifies -- the in-browser OWA corporate workers have long used on devices that don't support the full-fledged Outlook client.
Linux Kernel 'tcp_collapse()' Local Denial of Service Vulnerability
[security bulletin] HPSBGN02882 rev.1 - HP Database and Middleware Automation (DMA) using SSL, Remote Disclosure of Information
[security bulletin] HPSBMU02870 SSRT101012 rev.2 - HP Network Node Manager I (NNMi) for HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, and Windows, Remote Unauthorized Access

Was just browsing my web logs again, and came across this stupid little SQL injection attempt:

GET //diary.html?storyid=3063//////////////-999.9+union+select+0-- HTTP/1.1

There were more like it. The reason I call this "stupid and simple" is that it probably didn't even work if I was vulnerable (mysql at least requires a space after the comment). So I was looking for other attempts (I found a few) but they had similar elemental mistakes, or used well known "bad" user agents that are frequently blocked (Firefox 3.5.9 ?! Really?)

So I was wondering: Why don't I see ever "better" attacks? One issue may be that web logs usually don't capture the "POST" request data. If you capture it at all, you capture it using a WAF or IDS if the request was suspect. Also, capturing full posts presents other problems. The data could be quite large, and may contain personal data that should better not be logged (usernames and passwords). 

Anybody got a good way of logging "sanitized" POST requests?


Johannes B. Ullrich, Ph.D.
SANS Technology Institute

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Yahoo's profits rose by 46 percent in the second quarter, aided by nearly a dozen product launches, though sales at the company were still down.
Infor has been sued by a customer who claims an ERP (enterprise resource planning) project that was supposed to take six months instead allegedly dragged on for well over a year without any useful results.
Microsoft does not give the U.S. National Security agency direct access to its customers' email or instant messages, contrary to previous news reports, a company executive said.
The computer hardware and software graphics market will grow in the coming years as applications become visually demanding, and employment opportunities in the field will expand, according to a study released on Tuesday.
Edward Snowden, the leaker of documents that revealed National Security Agency surveillance programs, has submitted a request for temporary asylum in Russia and could be granted a decision within several weeks, according to news reports.
A new piece of digitally signed spyware for Mac OS X uses a special Unicode character in its file name to hide its real file extension from users and trick them into installing it.
Apple may acquire the Israeli chip design company that provided the motion sensing technology used in Microsoft's popular Kinect video game controller, the Israeli business daily Calcalist reported today.
Nineteen organizations, including a church and gun ownership and marijuana legalization groups, have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. National Security Agency for a surveillance program that targets U.S. residents' phone records.
GNU ZRTP CVE-2013-2222 Multiple Stack Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities
GNU ZRTP 'ZRtp::storeMsgTemp()' Function Heap Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
GNU ZRTP CVE-2013-2223 Information Disclosure Vulnerability
Outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas says that layoffs in the computer, electronics and telecommunications industries are on the rise. But the news isn't all bad: growth rates in the U.S. are still strong compared to the rest of the world.
The planet Neptune has been hiding a secret that NASA's Hubble Space Telescope just discovered -- another moon.

Aamir Lakhani
Writing under the pseudonym Dr. Chaos, Lakhani also operates the DrChaos.com blog. In their recent list of 46 Federal Technology Experts to Follow on Twitter, Forbes magazine described Aamir Lakhani as "a blogger, infosec specialist, super hero...and ...

After just an hour of what should have been a six-and-a-half-hour spacewalk, an astronaut's helmet leak forced NASA to cancel the mission on the International Space Station this morning.
The World Wide Web Consortium has rejected an attempt by the advertising industry to hijack a specification describing how websites should respond to "do not track" requests sent by Web browsers.
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I would not allow users Admin access by default. This is a practice that can have serious security repercussions.

Give ""Admins"" a power user account and then tweak it further using GPO and AppLocker. Set up logging for Admin and standard user accounts.

Voice Logger astTECS - bypass login & arbitrary file download
The votes are in for CIO.com's 10 hottest big data startups to watch. Here are the final rankings based on your voting as well as a variety of other criteria such as funding and company leadership.
The NSA's Prism spying program highlights the need to make sure your cloud contract safeguards your data from access by third parties.
The emergence of faster Wi-Fi on the 802.11ac standard has been a big hit with schools and universities that have struggled with slower networks because of the enormous influx of data-sucking smartphones, tablets and laptops used by students.
Although a historic downturn in PC shipments has made headlines since April, "Peak PC" -- the moment when personal computers crested -- was two years ago. That could bode ill for Microsoft.
The big data approach to IT recruitment is catching on fast, for hard-to-find software developers in particular, and it could spread to other jobs.
Android's rudimentary backup feature saves Wi-Fi passwords in plain text on Google servers. This is not in itself news, but it takes on new significance in the light of PRISM

Compromising ASUS routers on which the storage service AiCloud is activated is apparently a simple matter. Attackers can access private data and even navigate around the local network

Some Avira users are unable to use their web browsers without first disabling Web Protection. A reinstall helps users, but doesn't solve all their problems

SANS opens registration for Dubai 2013 InfoSec training
AME Info (press release)
SANS Dubai 2013, the Gulf Region's largest InfoSec training event has opened for online registration including 'early bird' discounts. The event will be held at the Hilton Dubai Jumeirah resort from October 26th till November 7th 2013 with a roster of ...

AT&T is offering no-contract smartphones and tablets on monthly installments, with the promise of an annual upgrade, taking on similar offers by competitor T-Mobile US.
China's largest search engine Baidu is planning to acquire two leading app stores in the country for $1.9 billion, as the company seeks to expand its presence in the mobile Internet space.
The U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has ordered the government to declassify its secret order and parties' briefs in a case which Yahoo expects will demonstrate that it resisted government directives.
Version 3.0 of Puppet Labs' configuration automation tool shines with speed boosts, orchestration improvements, and deeper support for Windows servers
Trend Micro says it detected a targeted attack that sent malware-laden emails to representatives of 16 European countries and some Asian governments.
Re: [ MDVSA-2013:195 ] php
[CVE-2013-4763|CVE-2013-4764] Vulnerability in built-in system app of Samsung Galaxy S3/S4
Dell Kace 1000 SMA v5.4.70402 - Persistent Vulnerabilities
Olive File Manager v1.0.1 iOS - Multiple Vulnerabilities
FTP Sprite v1.2.1 iOS - Persistent Web Vulnerability
Nikon CoolPix L Series Fw1.0 - Information Disclosure Issue
Re: Multiple vulnerabilities in McAfee ePO 4.6.6
[CVE-2013-2745, CVE-2013-2738, CVE-2013-2739] MiniDLNA v1.0.25 Multiple Vulnerabilities

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The Korea Herald

The government on Tuesday named North Korea as a suspect in the latest cyber
attack against the presidential office website and dozens of other government
offices and news outlets here.

The latest attack took place from June 25, the anniversary of the outbreak of
the 1950-53 Korean War, to July 1, in which the websites of 69 government and

Posted by InfoSec News on Jul 16


By Tracy Kitten
Bank Info Security
July 15, 2013

The Honolulu-based upscale restaurant chain Roy's says malware that
infected a corporate PC likely infiltrated its network and may have
exposed card data.

Roy's Holdings Inc., which owns and manages six Roy's restaurants in
Hawaii, on July 5 confirmed that the compromise of one employee's desktop...

Posted by InfoSec News on Jul 16


By Jim Bronskill
Canadian Press

Canada's spy agency has quietly warned travelling government officials
they might be drugged, kidnapped or blackmailed after being enticed into a
sexual "honey trap" by an attractive stranger.

Foreign intelligence services see federal employees -- and...

Posted by InfoSec News on Jul 16


By Chloe Albanesius
July 15, 2013

A pair of researchers this week revealed a vulnerability within Verizon
Wireless femtocells that allowed hackers to spy on the carrier's customers.

Tom Ritter and Doug DePerry from iSEC Partners told Reuters that the glitch
within the femtocells, which boost wireless signals in areas with poor
reception, allowed for spying on text messages,...

Posted by InfoSec News on Jul 16

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Ruxcon 2013 Final Call For Papers
Melbourne, Australia, October 26th-27th
CQ Function Centre

The Ruxcon team is pleased to announce the final call for papers for Ruxcon.

This year the conference will take place over the weekend of the 26th and 27th
of October at the CQ Function Centre, Melbourne, Australia.

The deadline for submissions is the 31st of August....
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