For the past year, mobile phone vendors have been trying to fix several Bluetooth security vulnerabilities that could allow hackers to create an MSBlast-type worm that spreads from handset to handset without any user intervention.
A UK company has reportedly discovered over 30 vulnerabilities in current and previous versions of Oracle's database applications. The flaws will allow hackers to change or steal sensitive data, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday.
They were found by Next Generation Security Software, based in Surrey. David Litchfield, managing director of Next Generation Security Software, is said to have discussed the vulnerabilities at last week's Black Hat IT security conference.
Two new studies add weight to what information security experts have said all year: Malicious activity is way up and Windows is the prime target. Lynnfield, Mass.-based antivirus firm Sophos said in a recent report that they detected 4,677 new viruses in the first six months of 2004; a 21% increase over the same period last year.
A presentation on how to be the first to exploit new flaws in web server software was deemed "just as cool for white hats as for black hats" attending the Defcon 12 conference in Las Vegas over the weekend.
Here's a question: What's the number 1 vector for security outbreaks today? Given the title of the article we hope you answered Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). Today's convenient world of mobile access to critical applications and information has come with a hefty burden for the world's already overburdened security teams. Our Secure Operations Centers witness the same trend each time a new outbreak, such as Sasser, occurs. The first day, usually during a weekend, is eerily quiet given the large amount of outbreak activity we see outside of our clients' networks.