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In a new twist on an old problem, online criminals have been found leveraging SQL injection vulnerabilities to insert UDFs into MySQL servers. The UDFs are used to install malware which allows attackers to use the typically large amounts of bandwidth available on database servers to launch distributed denial of service attacks.

DDOSMySQLSecurityServers
Nov 6, 2015, 2:26 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

Security researchers have shed more light on the way that browsers’ lack of integrity checking for cookies puts web users at risk of attacks that can extract information from encrypted connections.

SecurityServersSystem Administration
Oct 22, 2015, 4:03 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

Online crime is big business. Billions of dollars are at stake and earning those dollars depends on not being caught. Obviously, criminals don’t want to be caught after the crime, but in this case I mean that the most remunerative attacks depend on secrecy. If attackers are discovered by system administrators, the game is up […]

Enterprise ITHostingSecurityServersSystem AdministrationWeb Server
Sep 22, 2015, 9:52 amBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

When startups first build their network and server infrastructure, there’s a tendency to focus on immediate need, not future growth. Early-stage startups are under incredible pressure to build a product. If the quickest way to to get a viable product to market requires shortcuts, then so be it. Although understandable, there are risks to kicking […]

Enterprise ITInfrastructureServers
Aug 28, 2015, 2:15 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

Random numbers are essential for cryptography, including the encryption of web connections with SSL. Most system administrators are aware of where the “randomness” comes from on Linux servers: /dev/random and /dev/urandom, but, if a new study presented at the Black Hat conference is right, developers and system administrators may not recognize the limitations of these […]

SecurityServersSystem Administration
Aug 25, 2015, 4:53 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

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