“It is not a bug, it is a feature. You invented the wheel.”
If you get this kind of answer from a website operator in relation to a security bug found in his application, then you have only two choices: either you’re paranoid or the operator doesn’t care much about security. What are talking about? About leakage of 250.000 email addresses.
One of the most visited websites in Slovakia, the community website Azet.sk known thanks to his freemail and chat services has several sections, among which is also a dating section . The website is visited by surfers of various age that would like to find a partner for anything: chating, meeting, sex etc. You just put an announce and everybody can respond you through a web form. But few days ago, on one of the most visited security blogs in Slovakia blog.synopsi.com appeared the detailed description of how to get email addresses from the Azet dating service with a PoC script.
Warning: this article is not for the fainted of heart!
A chain is only as strong as its weakest link”, this sentence applies to any process that will fail if some step in it goes wrong. The guys at Technical Park and ABB, the industrial colossus that built the new Flying Fury amusement park attraction, should have taken it into consideration.
Here’s the story…
Without any doubt, the best article published about the Darpa’s Turst in IC program has appeared on IEEE Spectrum’s website. We welcome you to read that article, then to come back here as we posted our comments (oh boy, we have so much to say…)
The ICANN and IANA websites were defaced earlier today by a Turkish group called “NetDevilz”. ICANN is responsible for the global coordination of the Internet’s system of unique identifiers. These include domain names, as well as the addresses used in a variety of Internet protocols. The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) is responsible for the global coordination of the DNS Root, IP addressing, and other Internet protocol resources.
Their domains were redirecting to a hosting space at “atspace.com” where the defacers left the following message:
“You think that you control the domains but you don’t! Everybody knows wrong. We control the domains including ICANN! Don’t you believe us?”
Just about a few days ago, an appealing news appeared on the Internet. It regarded the deployment of a new generation of unmanned combat drones on a real battlefield.
We are not talking about aerial drones, here we are talking about ground soldier-drones, the real stuff we were all waiting for. Well, sort of.
The news is about the decision of the US Military to deploy eighteen more of the same combat drones who were already deployed, experimentally, on the Iraqi territory. Three units, to be precise. Are those artificial soldiers anything new? Not really.