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Update Samba Servers Immediately to Patch Password Reset and DoS Vulnerabilities

Update Samba Servers Immediately to Patch Password Reset and DoS Vulnerabilities

March 12, 2018Mohit Kumar
Samba maintainers have just released new versions of their networking software to patch two critical vulnerabilities that could allow unp...
5-Year-Old Linux Kernel Local Privilege Escalation Flaw Discovered

5-Year-Old Linux Kernel Local Privilege Escalation Flaw Discovered

December 07, 2016Swati Khandelwal
A 5-year-old serious privilege-escalation vulnerability has been discovered in Linux kernel that affects almost every distro of the Linux...
NTP DoS Exploit Released — Update Your Servers to Patch 10 Flaws

NTP DoS Exploit Released — Update Your Servers to Patch 10 Flaws

November 22, 2016Mohit Kumar
A proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit for a critical vulnerability in the Network Time Protocol daemon (ntpd) has been publically released tha...
This Hack Gives Linux Root Shell Just By Pressing 'ENTER' for 70 Seconds

This Hack Gives Linux Root Shell Just By Pressing 'ENTER' for 70 Seconds

November 15, 2016Swati Khandelwal
A hacker with little more than a minute can bypass the authentication procedures on some Linux systems just by holding down the Enter key...
Microsoft Releases 12 Security Updates (5 Critical and 7 Important Patches)

Microsoft Releases 12 Security Updates (5 Critical and 7 Important Patches)

September 08, 2015Khyati Jain
With the release of 12 Security Bulletins , Microsoft addresses a total of 56 vulnerabilities in its different products. The bulletins ...
Android Wi-Fi Direct Vulnerability Lets Hackers to Kick your Devices OFF

Android Wi-Fi Direct Vulnerability Lets Hackers to Kick your Devices OFF

January 26, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers from Core Security has reportedly found a Denial of Service ( DoS ) attack vulnerability in Android WiFi-Direct. ...
Millions of WordPress and Drupal Websites Vulnerable to DoS Attack

Millions of WordPress and Drupal Websites Vulnerable to DoS Attack

August 06, 2014Mohit Kumar
Users running the website on a self-hosted WordPress or on Drupal are strongly recommended to update their websites to the latest versio...
This July Microsoft Plans to Patch Windows and Internet Explorer Vulnerabilities

This July Microsoft Plans to Patch Windows and Internet Explorer Vulnerabilities

July 03, 2014Wang Wei
Beginning of the new month, Get Ready for Microsoft Patch Tuesday! Microsoft has released its Advance Notification for the month of ...
Google Nexus phone vulnerable to SMS-based DOS attack

Google Nexus phone vulnerable to SMS-based DOS attack

November 30, 2013Mohit Kumar
Google’s Nexus Smartphones are vulnerable to SMS-based DOS attack , where an attacker can force it to restart, freeze, or lose network conne...
World's 3rd Largest Chinese Bitcoin exchange hit by 100Gbps DDoS attack

World's 3rd Largest Chinese Bitcoin exchange hit by 100Gbps DDoS attack

October 17, 2013Wang Wei
In March of this year, we saw the first ever 300 Gigabit DDoS attack , which was possible due to a DNS Reflection Amplification attack again...
Microsoft Patch Tuesday to Fix Three Critical Remote Code Execution vulnerabilities

Microsoft Patch Tuesday to Fix Three Critical Remote Code Execution vulnerabilities

August 13, 2013Mohit Kumar
Yeah, it’s Patch Tuesday once again. Almost 10 years ago in October, 2003 - Microsoft  invented the process of regularly scheduled secu...
Network Enabled Samsung TVs vulnerable to Denial of Service Attack

Network Enabled Samsung TVs vulnerable to Denial of Service Attack

July 22, 2013Mohit Kumar
A vulnerability in the latest firmware of the network-enabled Samsung TV models allows potential attackers to crash the vulnerable devi...
FBI sponsored Ragebooter DDoS attack service

FBI sponsored Ragebooter DDoS attack service

May 21, 2013Mohit Kumar
A website that can be described as " DDoS for hire " is perfectly legitimate, according to the owner. Malicious sites that off...
Millions of WordPress sites exploitable for DDoS Attacks using Pingback mechanism

Millions of WordPress sites exploitable for DDoS Attacks using Pingback mechanism

May 01, 2013Mohit Kumar
Distributed Denial of Service attacks have increased in scale, intensity and frequency. The wide range of motives for these attacks pol...
Suspected Hacker arrested for World's Biggest DDoS attack against Spamhaus

Suspected Hacker arrested for World's Biggest DDoS attack against Spamhaus

April 27, 2013Mohit Kumar
The Dutch police have confirmed the arrest of a 35-year-old man suspected of taking part in a massive DDoS attack against the anti-spam...
Three LulzSec hackers pleads guilty To NHS, Sony Attacks

Three LulzSec hackers pleads guilty To NHS, Sony Attacks

April 09, 2013Wang Wei
Three members of the high profile internet hacktivist group LulzSec have admitted to their parts in a series of cyber attacks against the...
WordPress Pingback Vulnerability Serves DDoS attack feature

WordPress Pingback Vulnerability Serves DDoS attack feature

December 18, 2012Mohit Kumar
Accunetix a web application security company reported vulnerabilities found in the Wordpress Pingback feature. According to report, Pingback...
Apache Tomcat Multiple Critical Vulnerabilities

Apache Tomcat Multiple Critical Vulnerabilities

December 05, 2012Mohit Kumar
Some critical vulnerabilities have been reported in Apache Tomcat, which can be exploited by malicious people to bypass certain security...