July 2009

Trust Thy Certificate? New SSL Vulnerabilities Revealed At BlackHat 2009

It’s BlackHat time in Vegas, and I was expecting some interesting security revelations to make headlines, but not as serious as the SSL vulnerability revealed by independent security researcher Moxie Marlinspike. Moxie showed a way to intercept SSL traffic using what he calls a null-termination certificate. Reportedly, some programs terminate processing of a certificate’s subject […]

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Ready, Set, 7: Windows 7 Released To Manufacturing

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 were released to manufacturing (RTMed) today. These will become generally available on October 22nd. IT Pros and developers with TechNet or MSDN subscriptions will be able to download the English version on August 6th, with other languages following on October 1st. If you’ve been waiting to get a […]

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UAE BlackBerry Update A Surveillance App

Unsuspecting BlackBerry customers in the UAE have been pushed out a surveillance app disguised as a BlackBerry update by telco Etisalat. Rather than improve BlackBerry handheld performance, the update emails received messages back to a central server! After downloading the app developed by Milpitas, CA-based SS8, a provider of communications intercept and surveillance solutions, users […]

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