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E-mail Is Insecure by Default

E-mail is insecure because it is more like a postcard, not a sealed envelope.
A number of people are under the misconception that when they draft and send e-mail, two things occur. Their message gets sealed in an envelope (that’s why you have to open e-mail right?) and that it goes directly to the person it [...]

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Understanding Your Computer: Email Clients

How do email clients work?
Every email address has two basic parts: the user name and the domain name. When you are sending email to someone else, your domain’s server has to communicate with your recipient’s domain server.
For example, let’s assume that your email address is johndoe@example.com, and the person you are contacting is at [...]

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Caution Consumers: Job-search Email Scam

HARRISBURG – Attorney General Tom Corbett today cautioned Pennsylvania job-seekers to be extremely cautious about Internet employment offers that ask applicants to email copies of their personal credit reports.
“Credit reports contain a wealth of background information about consumers, including social security numbers, summaries of bank and credit card accounts, employment history, current and previous addresses [...]

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IRS Stimulus Package Phishing Scam

US-CERT is aware of public reports indicating that phishing scams are circulating via fraudulent U.S. Internal Revenue Service emails offering users stimulus package payments. These emails include text that attempts to convince users to follow a link to a website or to complete an attached document. The website and document request the user to provide [...]

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White House (.gov) Email Down Due to Microsoft

The new White House team found out there email systems were down for most of the day on Monday. Press Secretary Robert Gibbs mad the announcement of the technical difficulties at his 1:30 p.m. briefing. He apologized for the e-mail silence and blamed it on a Mircrosoft Outlook server.
Both incoming and outgoing email were [...]

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RSS BugTraq

  • [SECURITY] [DSA 2100-1] New openssl packages fix double free
    Posted by Moritz Muehlenhoff on Aug 30------------------------------------------------------------------------ Debian Security Advisory DSA-2100-1 security () debian org http://www.debian.org/security/ Moritz Muehlenhoff August 30, 2010 http://www.debian.org/security/faq ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Package : opens […]
  • Re: [Full-disclosure] QtWeb Browser version 3.3 build 043 Insecure DLL Hijacking Vulnerability (wintab32.dll)
    Posted by security curmudgeon on Aug 30: 1. OVERVIEW : : The QtWeb Browser application is vulnerable to Insecure DLL Hijacking : Vulnerability. Similar terms that describe this vulnerability have been : come up with Remote Binary Planting, and Insecure DLL : Loading/Injection/Hijacking/Preloading. : 3. VULNERABILITY DESCRIPTION : : The QtWeb Browser applicat […]
  • [ MDVSA-2010:165 ] libHX
    Posted by security on Aug 30 _______________________________________________________________________ Mandriva Linux Security Advisory MDVSA-2010:165 http://www.mandriva.com/security/ _______________________________________________________________________ Package : libHX Date : August 30, 2010 Affected: 2009.0, 2009.1, 2010.0, 2010.1 _________________________ […]
  • {Lostmon - Groups} Safari for windows Invalid SGV text style Webkit.dll DoS
    Posted by Lostmon lords on Aug 30################################################### Safari for windows Invalid SGV text style Webkit.dll DoS Vendor URL:www.apple.com Advisore:http://lostmon.blogspot.com/2010/08/safari-for-windows-invalid-sgv-text.html Vendor notify :Yes exploit available :YES ################################################### Safari browse […]
  • R7-0036: FCKEditor.NET File Upload Code Execution
    Posted by HD Moore on Aug 30R7-0036: FCKEditor.NET File Upload Code Execution August 30, 2010 -- Vulnerability Details: FCKEditor contains a file renaming bug that allows remote code execution. Specifically, it is possible to upload ASP code via the ASP.NET connector¬† in FCKEditor. The vulnerability requires that the remote server be running IIS. This vulne […]