ZDNet published an article “Ten mistakes to avoid when working with tech partners“, summarized herein by specifying what a company should do: Don’t treat all tech partners the same. Each of your tech partners have different functions, styles, and backgrounds. They each contribute to your success in a different way. You cannot manage them in […]
There was an article that was sent to me entitled “Unclouding trend is real, but preventable“. That got my attention since the Cloud is in that period of disillusionment. They cited a Q3 2016 survey from Datalink that stated that nearly 40% of organizations with public cloud experience have migrated systems from the Cloud to […]
Joomla corrected a bug that was created 8 years ago where an attacker can steal website administrator credentials. The bug exists in Joomla’s LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol). Input is not properly sanitized, so an attacker can use wildcards to progressively determine credentials. Although the bug was present for 8 years, Joomla fixed it promptly […]
The top three countries countries continue to be Russia, United States, and Ukraine. Russia re-assumed its position at #1. China moved down to #5. August 2017’s report can be found here.
Wired ran a story about widespread GPS errors experienced with merchant vessels traveling in the Black Sea. That story can be found here: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/black-sea-ship-hacking-russia. This has been experienced by at least 20 ships over the past year. One ship reports errors in the GPS-powered Automatic Identification System (AIS) every time they approach the Russian port of […]
Introduction I’ve developed a Sieve script that will auto-respond with a description of how your email message was received, with a snippet of the “Received:” header If you run a mail server or use a local ISP, this is an easy way to see if connections to this site are secure. To use, simply send […]
There exists another vulnerability (of sorts) within Microsoft Word that is actively being exploited for espionage and surveillance purposes. What is happening is that a Unicode reference to the INCLUDEPICTURE field can include a hyperlink to an external image or file, like a PHP script on a remote server. This is an OLE2 (Object Linking […]
On Friday, 9/15/2017, VMware released patches for the ESXi Server, Workstation, and Fusion (Apple) hypervisors. The most serious issue, an out-of-bounds write vulnerability, exists in ESXi, and desktop hypervisors Workstation, and Fusion. An attacker could exploit the issue, which exists in a SVGA device, to execute code on the host O/S. This affects ESXi version […]
A new WordPress version, 4.8.2, has been released. As this contains security fixes, all WordPress sites should be updated immediately. The update includes a fix to $wpdb->prepare() to help protect against SQLi injection attacks. WordPress core is not vulnerable to SQLi injection attacks directly, but certain plugins and themes may be vulnerable depending on how […]
The top three countries countries continue to be Russia, United States, and Ukraine. The US has moved into the top spot. China moved up two notches to #4. July 2017’s report can be found here.