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Hewlett-Packard's profit dipped sharply in the first quarter as consumers slowed spending on its PCs and printers, HP announced Wednesday.
 
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Symantec's pcAnywhere Woes May Be Worse Than We Thought
PC Magazine
Meanwhile, an anonymous security researcher posting on the InfoSec Institute website reported Wednesday that even patched versions of pcAnywhere may be vulnerable to attack. The researcher claimed that "core functionality in the product has and ...
Symantec's PCAnywhere Vulnerable to Source Code AttackeWeek
Researcher Releases Exploit Code That Can Allegedly Crash PcAnywherePCWorld
Researchers Note Risks for Symantec's pcAnywhereSci-Tech Today
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Apple, Google and other mobile platform providers will present privacy policies for all the apps offered in their stores as part of an agreement with the state of California.
 
Hewlett-Packard has underinvested in its business and become "too complex and too slow," President and CEO Meg Whitman said Wednesday, offering a three-part turnaround plan to get the ailing company back on track.
 
Microsoft Internet Explorer CVE-2012-0155 VML Handling Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
 

Report: pcAnywhere Code Unchanged for 10 Years
Redmondmag.com
According to Infosec Institute's report, the best course for action would be to permanently block the ports used by the software and look for alternative remote desktop tools, even for those that have patched their software.

 
The second of three sets of rules established by the federal government for attaining 'meaningful use' of electronic medical records by healthcare facilities is expected to be published online Thursday.
 
Lebanese hackers Mad Hackerz have started a campagin agasint there own country starting out with a defacing and then a data leak from the world wide known directory websites, yellow pages.


 
Hewlett-Packard's profit dipped sharply in the first quarter as consumers slowed spending on its PCs and printers, HP announced Wednesday.
 
Apple has bought a vast sprawl of land in Prineville, Oregon, where it will open a data center, the company said on Wednesday.
 
Adobe today said that it would stop offering direct downloads of Flash Player for Linux, telling users to move to Google's Chrome browser, which bundles Flash with its updates.
 
Google has expanded the functionality of its Docs word processing application on Android devices while simultaneously improving the Docs presentation application for desktop browsers.
 
U.S. government officials have asked a New York judge to extend an impending deadline that could sever ties to the Internet for hundreds of thousands of users infected with the "DNS Changer" malware.
 
Oracle is alleging that two companies violated its intellectual property as part of a "gray market" conspiracy to provide support for Oracle's Sun Solaris OS and hardware, according to a lawsuit filed last week in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
 
Microsoft Internet Explorer Use-After-Free Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
 
Microsoft Windows ASX File Parsing Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
 
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U.S. Internet service providers should take new steps to protect subscribers against cyberattacks, including notifying customers when their computers are compromised, the chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday.
 
When online marketing firm Hubspot started in 2006, the company's IT needs were not very taxing, but they expanded quickly as the company realized success.
 
An organization that represents CIOs and other healthcare IT leaders is protesting government plans to delay a deadline requiring a new medical coding system.
 
The target website was http://www.getinvolveducf.com University of Central Florida Office of Student Involvement and the leaked information was announced to us via twitter.


 
High-profile attacks on Nortel, RSA and others have thrust cyberespionage attacks into the spotlight ahead of RSA Conference 2012

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Understanding IPv6 security issues can be a challenge, but the protocol's co-inventor says enterprises can no longer afford to ignore IPv6 security concerns.

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Advantech WebAccess Multiple Remote Vulnerabilities
 
Amazon's newest offering, announced Wednesday, is designed to ease application development and automate business processes.
 
U.S. Internet service providers should take new steps to protect subscribers against cyberattacks, including notifying customers when their computers are compromised, the chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday.
 
Prices of DDR3 DRAM memory used in laptops and desktops have dipped to an all-time low of around $1, and will continue to fall, which could help PC makers pack more memory into computers, analysts said.
 
Verizon's 4G LTE network has been knocked offline again just two months after its last serious outage.
 
For most of my life, I've been a single screen kind of guy. I spent the vast majority of the last several years working from a 13-inch MacBook. When I did eventually add a 27-inch Cinema Display to the mix, it took at least two weeks before I was willing to finally stop piling all my windows into roughly the same amount of space as that MacBook screen.
 
The New York Times reported Wednesday that Google's new Android-based goggles will be priced between $250 and $600, and include a 3G or 4G data connection along with motion and GPS sensors.
 
The United States is the fourth friendliest country in the world for global cloud interoperability, according to a new study from the Business Software Alliance. But, the organization said a "patchwork" of laws and regulations around the world is holding back cloud adoption internationally.
 
As many as 200,000 systems connected to the Internet could be hijacked by hackers exploiting bugs in Symantec's pcAnywhere, including up to 5,000 point-of-sale programs that collect credit card data, a researcher said today.
 
The Business Software Alliance surveyed 24 countries that comprise lion's share of global information and communication technologies market to identify the most cloud-friendly policy environments. Where does the U.S. rank?
 
Exploit code targeting a newly identified vulnerability in Symantec's pcAnywhere computer remote control product has been published on the Internet, exposing its users to possible attacks that disrupt the software's functionality.
 
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should force Google to halt its plan to consolidate user identities across its services and fine the company for violating an October privacy settlement with the agency, privacy group the Center for Digital Democracy said in a complaint filed Wednesday.
 
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission must block Verizon Wireless from buying wireless spectrum from cable providers because two proposed deals would concentrate too much spectrum in the hands of one company, a coalition of advocacy groups said.
 
Microsoft has filed a formal complaint with the European Commission against Motorola Mobility for alleged abuse of essential patents.
 
[ MDVSA-2012:023 ] libxml2
 
Multiple XSS in Chyrp
 
SMART Storage today announced an MLC-based SAS SSD that it says approaches the resiliency and performance of an SLC NAND flash drive that it said is suitable for top tier enterprise use.
 
@D35m0nd142 has discovered and rediscovered a few vulnerable sites that carry big names. Its not the first time either that D35m0nd142 has hacked and exploited high profile sites as we have seen close to 100 over the past few months.


 
[ MDVSA-2012:022 ] libpng
 
Multiple security vulnerabilities in Tremulous 1.1.0, GPP1, and unofficial MG and TJW engines
 
[SECURITY] [DSA 2415-1] libmodplug security update
 
[SECURITY] [DSA 2414-1] fex security update
 

Security B-Sides Announces 2012 Speaker Line-Up and Participants at B-Sides ...
MarketWatch (press release)
"2012: The End of Security Stupidity" panel by Amit Yoran, Kevin Mandia, Ron Gula and Roland Cloutier -- "So you want to be the CSO" by Daniel Blander -- "Across the Desk: Different Perspectives on InfoSec Hiring and Interviewing" by Lee Kushner ...

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When it comes to giving Uncle Sam his due, we're dealing with an embarrassment of riches. Want to use an online service to prepare and file your tax return? You've got at least five online tax preparation sites to pick from. More comfortable with traditional desktop products? I've looked at both TurboTax Premiere 2011 from Intuit and At Home Premium 2011 from H&R Block. And if you're turning to an iPhone or iPad for an increasing number of day-to-day tasks, tax app makers have something to offer as well.
 
Dolibarr 'adherents/fiche.php' SQL Injection Vulnerability
 
freelancerKit SQL Injection and HTML Injection Vulnerabilities
 
Fork CMS Cross Site Scripting and Local File Include Vulnerabilities
 
The Apache Foundation released version 2.4.1 of its popular web server, including a number of interesting changes [1]. Among the features, I would like to highlight some of the security relevant changes:
- more granular logging. Logging is always a tedious and often overlooked security component. Apache 2.4 will allow for log levels to be configured on a per-directory level.
- various changes to timeouts. We had a number of tools over the last few years that attacked web servers by exhausting connections. The new timeout changes may help with that, but over all, I don't think there is a simple fix for this problem.
- changes to the proxy configuration. Some use apache not just as a web server, but as a proxy to restrict access to resources, or as a load balancer. This can help with security, but in the past, bugs in Apache's implementation of these features has caused problems.
- Apache now includes a mod_session that will have Apache take care of sessions. This includes support for encrypted sessions, and support for session based authentication. Really have to see how this will all work in more detail. It appears that headers will be used to add data to sessions. This could be a new opportunity to exploit http response splitting. Note that the session information may be stored on the client, not just the server. Unencrypted sessions on the client could pose interesting security issues.
- mod_ssl has been improved to allow it to check for invalid client certificates via OCSP.
Version 2.4.1 is now available for download. I recommend you start testing it, but hold off on using it in production until some of the features have been debugged.
[1] http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.4/new_features_2_4.html
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SANS Technology Institute

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AT&T is rolling out its 4G LTE service in selected markets across the country. How does the new network stand up to Verizon's more mature offering in terms of availability, speed and price?
 
Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system will have the U.K. version of English as a display language option, to address customers in that country, and some other countries like South Africa, India, Ireland, and Australia that use the version of the language.
 
RabidHamster R4 File Disclosure and Multiple Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities
 
Yoono Extension 'create' Field HTML Injection Vulnerability
 

DIARY-US MEETINGS/WEEK AHEAD
Reuters
... at Morgan Stanley Tech Conf 27 Feb 22:10 Parametric Tech Corp. at Morgan Stanley Tech Conf 27 Feb 22:10 Scripps Networks Interactive at Morgan Stanley Tech Conf 27 Feb 23:00 Akamai Tech at AGC West Coast Info Sec & Growth Conf 27 Feb 23:40 ANCESTRY ...

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With the beta of Windows Server 8 to be released in the next few weeks, Microsoft executives said the next-generation OS is focused squarely on storage.
 
Node-inspired development environments and cloud platforms are rapidly remaking the Web application stack
 
BCA, Bangladeshi cyber army, a self claimed largest hacking group in bangladeshi has taken the CBI offline and as a result the sites been down for some time now due to the attack.


 

SANS Institute Makes its Largest Training Event of the Year, SANS 2012 ...
Bradenton Herald
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Posted by InfoSec News on Feb 22

http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/cybersecurity-hype/

By Jim Harper
Cato @ Liberty
February 21, 2012

The approving response of an IT security professional last week pointed
me to a story about cybersecurity in which I’m featured. The story and
accompanying video are called: “Is Cyberwar Hype Fuelling a
Cybersecurity-Industrial Complex?” It’s a really good look at how
government contractors, many former government officials, are working...
 

Posted by InfoSec News on Feb 22

http://blogs.computerworld.com/19755/transparency_grenade_detonate_cyberwar_weapon_to_leak_sensitive_data

By Darlene Storm
Security Is Sexy
Computerworld
February 21, 2012

While there's plenty of cyberwar talk and hackers hitting sites before
leaking information like a weapon, now there's grenade to aid such
exploitation. A hacker / artist who helped create Newstweek, a hidden
device that hardware hackers could use to distort or...
 

Posted by InfoSec News on Feb 22

http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=487800&version=1&template_id=36&parent_id=16

Gulf News
21/2/2012

The Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology
(ictQATAR) has issued two policies for government agencies aimed at
better securing government information and assets.

The Government Information Assurance Policy and the BlackBerry Security
Policy both address information assurance...
 

Posted by InfoSec News on Feb 22

http://www.informationweek.com/news/security/vulnerabilities/232601182

By Mathew J. Schwartz
InformationWeek
February 21, 2012

Code has been published that attackers could use to crash fully patched
versions of pcAnywhere on any Windows PC, without first having to
authenticate to the PC.

The exploit details arrived Friday in the form of a Pastebin post from
Johnathan Norman, director of security research at Alert Logic.
Advertised as a...
 

Posted by InfoSec News on Feb 22

http://www.bankinfosecurity.com/interviews.php?interviewID=1395

By Eric Chabrow
Bank Info Security
February 20, 2012

IT security practitioners who employ the RSA public-private key
cryptography needn't lose sleep about its efficacy, despite new research
that raises questions on how it creates large prime numbers to generate
secret keys. IT security authority Gene Spafford says.

Information Security Media Group asked the Purdue...
 
Fisfe.org.ar, Industrial Federation of Santa Fe has been hacked and had a a couple of admin accounts leaked via pastebin by hackers using the team handle Revolution Hackers.


 
CVS CVE-2012-0804 'proxy_connect()' Heap Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
 
The latest attack is on an iran based website that is a self claimed website for Top engineering teams. @S3rverexe has claimed to of hacked the server, which is true as you can see from the defacing and the data leaked as well as this he states he has control of the server (rooted).


 
A group of hackers going by the name of VViP Team have hacked an official australian sony website thats dedicated to the VAIO, www.sonyvaio.com.au, as a result of the hack the website has been left defaced.


 
Samba 'AndX' Request CVE-2012-0870 Heap Based Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
 
Turkish hackers have started to join the middle east cyber war that has been brewing over the past couple of weeks. the hackers who are using the handle SLYHACKER has uploaded a mass defacement of over 300 websites that are Israeli based to zone-h.


 
The website lanacion.com.ar has seen a dump of over 500+ accounts leaked in the format of usernames, ids, emails and passwords which are encrypted.


 
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