SECURITY

August 21st, 2012, 3:08 PM

AMD Suffers Embarrassing Blog Hack

For AMD, suffering an embarrassing hack to its corporate blog couldn’t have happened at a worse time. Sometime late Sunday, cracker-upstart r00tbeersec’s ominous warnings of a targeted hack and database dump against a large company came true and AMD’s WordPress server was breached, blog defaced, and an SQL database was dumped with encrypted login details [...]

August 2nd, 2012, 10:31 AM

Security Researcher: Huawei’s Gear is “Full of Holes”

At DEFCON, the annual hacker get-together in Las Vegas, a German security research team demonstrated how Huawei’s commercial routers are ripe with serious unpatched security vulnerabilities. Felix Lindner — who prefers the nom-de-hacker “FX” — demonstrated with colleagues from his security think tank Recurity Labs how Huawei’s AR18 and AR 29 series routers contain serious [...]

July 16th, 2012, 11:01 AM

Investigation Shows NVIDIA Forum Passwords Not Salted

An investigation by TechPower Up has revealed that user passwords were only stored in NVIDIA’s forum database as raw MD5 hashes without salting. Shortly after the NVIDIA forum break-in occurred, the company released a statement claiming that all passwords were “hashed passwords with random salt value”. With salted passwords, an extra layer of security exists [...]

April 24th, 2012, 3:18 PM

Sophos: Some Macs Carry a Chlamydia-Like Risk for Windows PCs

A new study by security researchers at Sophos Systems’ shows that Mac OS X isn’t as secure as many think, and may be a risk to Windows systems when used in the same environment. Employing the metaphor of a sexually active individual carrying Chlamydia, Sophos’ Graham Cluely explains that 20% of all Macs in the [...]