Linux Systems Being Hit By SSH-Key Attacks
The attack appears to rely on stolen SSH keys to gain access to a system and then uses a local kernel exploit to gain root access, whereupon it installs the "phalanx2" rootkit.
Nations Respond To Google Earth Threat
From banning Google Earth to simply ignoring the mapping service, countries are working to deal with potential security violations arising from the images Google makes available online.
This Year's Data Breaches Surpass 2007 Totals
The rising number of reported data breaches in the last eight months may just mean corporate security auditors are better at finding compromised systems, ITRC researchers suggest.
FEMA's Phone System Hacked
Someone with unauthorized access placed over 400 calls through FEMA's National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, Md. to several countries in the Middle East.
Some Beijing Olympic Fireworks Faked
Because one organization is responsible for filming the Olympics -- Beijing Olympic Broadcasting -- foreign TV networks had no choice but to accept the altered video.
Black Hat: Windows Jingle Attack Exposed
The latest scheme steals data by encoding a user's password into audio data and concealing that data in the Windows startup tone for decoding later, researchers reveal.
Black Hat: Come Together, Over Security
In his keynote address, the director of the National Cyber Security Center invoked Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, and even Benedict Arnold to describe today's open source community.
Dan Kaminsky Reveals DNS Flaw At Black Hat
More than 80 technology vendors launched an unprecedented campaign to fix a flaw in widely distributed DNS software that could allow a form of attack called DNS cache poisoning.