Apache was hit by a an attack that combined XSS and brute force. The hacker attack was impressive, they were able to take control of server machines and to get passwords and logins of admin users.
Full report of the attack was published by Apache team here.
A sophisticated attack against Google coming from china. It is interesting to see how this was done.
It was based on phishing and on installing malware on victim computer to access to their gmail attack. The victims are chinese human right activists. And they were able to access two gmail accounts.
A demo of the attack using Metasploit tool can be watched here.
The first worm target iphone is in the wild. I think we will here more about new worms targeting smartphone from now on.
An interesting post from veracode blog about trusting compilers.
To sum up the issue is that kaspersky and F-Secure labs published a sample of a new kind of viruses that target compilers in order to modify them to make them inject malicious code when compiling sources.
The overall approach is interesting. However, as I have posted in response to the post.
It is clear that compilers cannot be trusted anymore. However, I don't think that it is hard to detect that the compiler is malicious.
An easy and simple way would be to take a simple program, say the HelloWorld program and a compiled version, a trusted one. For this, the binary code should be reviewed (this is possible, even manually because the code is simple).
Then we compare the compiled version we get using the compiler (to be tested) with the other 'trusted one'.
No need to go with complex binary analyses, as suggested by Chris's paper.
The two popular social networking (and other websites) websites have been targeted by distributed denial of service DDOS attacks.
The attack was against only one user, a georgian blogger, to "keep his voice from been heard".
With millions of users connected to these social network websites, how many times will they be targeted by DDOS to target only one user account.
Mcfee websites were found to be vulnerable to XSS. It is funny because some of these websites are certified secure by Mcfee. We can wonder how they were tested.
If you want to know what is new in the new version of windows you should check this out. It is listing the main chage since the beta version.
Cloud apps are starting to be everywhere these days.
A very interesting post explains the security issues of Cloud-based apps.
Dr. Tejeddine Mouelhi