Archive for Dezember, 2009

Poland apparently planning to control Internet much more strictly

Donnerstag, Dezember 31st, 2009

The Polish government has presented a new law that would allow services and websites to be blocked without judicial review — based merely on blacklists — and obligate ISPs to provide detailed customer data
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26C3: Encryption code for DECT mobile phones cracked

Donnerstag, Dezember 31st, 2009

In addition to the crypto algorithm for GSM, security researchers have also cracked the encryption code used for phone calls based on the widely used DECT standard
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26C3: Protection against Flash security holes

Mittwoch, Dezember 30th, 2009

Felix "FX" Lindner of the Phenoelit hacker group has presented the open source "Blitzableiter" (lightning rod) tool which checks Flash files and removes potential garbage before playback
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26C3: Nothing to crack in "Legic Prime" RFID chip cards security system

Mittwoch, Dezember 30th, 2009

Security researchers Karsten Nohl and Henryk Plötz have read out and cloned Legic’s Prime series radio chip cards
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Mozilla Foundation delays future Firefoxes

Mittwoch, Dezember 30th, 2009

Firefox 3.6 is to miss its 2009 debut and this change has created other schedule slippages in the Mozilla release plan
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Microsoft confirms IIS hole

Dienstag, Dezember 29th, 2009

The hole can apparently not be exploited in standard installations. It remains unclear when a patch will become available, but there are instructions for first aid security measures
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26C3: Network design weaknesses

Dienstag, Dezember 29th, 2009

According to security researcher Fabian Yamaguchi, the combination of various typical vulnerabilities allows dangerous attacks on many average networks
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XBMC open source media centre has new interface

Dienstag, Dezember 29th, 2009

Version 9.11 of the XBMC open source media center software plays videos and music in a revised user interface. The developers have also updated the import filters and video codecs included
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Security flaw in Microsoft IIS

Montag, Dezember 28th, 2009

Various versions of Microsoft’s Internet Information Services (IIS) contain a security flaw that can be exploited to inject and execute malicious code on Windows web servers. The problem occurs during the parsing of file names with semicolon extensions
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Microsoft promises not to press charges against Moonlight users

Freitag, Dezember 25th, 2009

A new patent agreement gives users of Moonlight, a Silverlight implementation, more legal security. But the situation for Linux distributors will probably not improve
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