23. March 2011 09:17
"The CLOUD"! Computing on the "The Cloud"!
I'm sure you all heard and use services like Dropbox, Google Apps etc. daily.
I am against it. Not the actual computing power but handing my personal or business data to a company (regardless how big they are).
History of hacks, break-ins, security breaches keeps my gut feeling about the cloud quite alive!
Here is another one fo those, PHP Fog was hacked and taken down. Reason? Well, read and decide...
This failover server should have been taken offline a long time ago. It was a relic that I had built as a proof of concept. We were replacing it, but I should have just taken it down until we had the replacement. Unfortunately and stupidly, I had an old copy of the site code on that server which had our PHP Fog system passwords that I also stupidly had not deleted or changed. This was really naive and irresponsible of me. The old code-base, all our proprietary intellectual property, was posted for around 5 minutes to twitter.
22. March 2011 09:07
The Register reporting
that hackers have accessed php.net and source repository of PHP via vulnerable wiki site at wiki.php.net.
After compromising wiki.php.net hackers stole passwords for php.net and have accessed to the PHP source code. It is unknown at the moment if they were able to implement backdoors or malicious code in to PHP source code.
25. March 2010 09:27
Vincenzo Iozzo and Ralf Philipp Weinmann succeeded in exploiting the iPhone in the first time slot and getting $15,000 first prize. They exploited a 0day Safari vulnerability with a payload which retrieved the text messages from the device.
With no other input from the user they stole the phone's entire database of sent, received and even deleted text messages in under 20 seconds, boasting that they could easily lift personal contacts, emails and your naughty, naughty photos as well.