SecurityOrb’s Top 5 Cyber Security Threat Predictions for 2011

December 31, 2010 SecurityOrb_Staff 0

2010 was an attention-grabbing year in the information security industry. We saw some interesting things such as Google alleged hack by China, Wiki leaks and the issues with insider threat and hacktivism, Stuxnet advanced malware implementation and social networking site vulnerabilities as well as our share of zero-day attacks to name a few. So, what is in store for 2011 you ask?

Hacker Group “Anonymous”, has Declared Cyber-War on behalf of WikiLeaks

December 10, 2010 admin 0

A hacker group, identified as “Anonymous”, has declared cyber-war on behalf of WikiLeaks and the attempt to censor the organization’s activities by the U.S. government and private companies. They are responsible for the recent distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on PayPal, Visa and MasterCard which has been titled “Operation Payback”. […]

Browser History Hijacking Flaw

December 9, 2010 admin 0

Browser history hijacking is a flaw in a web browser that allows certain websites access to all the sites a user has ever visited. This is a techniques used by sporting, news, movie, financial and porn websites to better place ads and check to see if you have visited any of their competitors. […]

Apache Tomcat HTTP Server Directory Traversal

November 24, 2010 SecurityOrb_Staff 0

Apache Tomcat is the servlet container for JavaServlet and JavaServer Page Web applications.

A vulnerability in Apache Tomcat HTTP server may allow for directory traversal attacks. The vulnerability is cause by a misconfiguration of certain modules. An attacker could craft a special URL to view directories and files on the HTTP server without authorization. […]

DoD Cyber Crime Conference 2011

November 23, 2010 SecurityOrb_Staff 0

SANS is pleased to announce that we’ve partnered with DoD Cyber Crime Conference 2011 to offer SANS two-day Metasploit Kung Fu for Enterprise Pen Testing course as part of the pre-conference training January 21 – 24, 2011 in Atlanta, GA. […]

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