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  Severe SSL 3.0 vulnerability to be released


According to The Register, another severe security vulnerability has been found in the widely used SSL v3 protocol. Until now, it's still in patch phase and the details of this vulnerability is expected to be released today. There are a few widely impacted security vulnerabilities revealed this year and they bring people's attention to the long existing security concerns. Previously, we have seen the HeartBleed issue and also the recently ShellShock issue. Both of them occur in popular libraries...

   SSL,Security vulnerability, The Register     2014-10-14 22:22:39


  30 minutes to fix Java vulnerability


On September 25, Adam Gowdiak from the Polish security consulting firm Security Explorations submitted a Java security vulnerability to Oracle and provided a proof-of-concept. The vulnerability exists in Java 5 6,7, once the user accesses hosted malware site, an attacker can remotely control the infected machine.Gowdiak later got in touch again with Oracle and got the response that the fix has reached the final stage. He can expect the patch in four months later. He eventually unbearable Oracle'...

   Java, Vulnerability,Fix     2012-10-29 11:53:43


  A new SSL 3.0 vulnerability named POODLE is released


Today a new SSL v3 security vulnerability is released by Google and it affects all products which is using SSL v3 protocol as this vulnerability is introduced by a design flaw. Google revealed details of the design flaw on Tuesday, and dubbed it POODLE – short for Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption. It is a blunder within the blueprints of SSL 3.0 rather than a software bug, so it affects any product following the protocol – from Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox to Micro...

   SSL v3, vulnerability, Google, POODLE     2014-10-15 04:48:59


  Oracle released an urgent Java patch


On March 23, Oracle just released an urgent Java patch which is out of its normal update schedule. The security vulnerability is related to the Java SE running in web browsers on desktops. The CVE ID for this issue is CVE-2016-0636. With the unpatched Java, attackers can remotely exploit the target system without username and credentials. Successful exploits can impact the availability, integrity, and confidentiality of the user's system. When the user access pages containing malicious code...

   JAVA,SECURITY,ORACLE,NEWS     2016-03-25 08:39:59


  A serious security vulnerability found in MySQL/MariaDB


Recently a serious security vulnerability was found in MySQL/MariaDB. It relates to the access to the database. The issue is described below.When a user connects to MariaDB/MySQL, a token (SHA over a password and a random scramble string) is calculated and compared with the expected value. Because of incorrect casting, it might've happened that the token and the expected value were considered equal, even if the memcmp() returned a non-zero value. In this case MySQL/MariaDB would think that the p...

   MySQL,MariaDB,bug,fix,password,memcmp()     2012-06-11 10:28:09


  25 worst passwords in 2012


Weak password is a serious security vulnerability, but the majority of network users still use some universal simple character sequences as the password. SplashData recently announced the world's worst password list in 2012.  "password","123456" and "12345678" are still at top places, while others have varying,  some new passwords like  "welcome" "Jesus" "ninja","mustang"and "password1 "are in the list. With the risk of password loss, SplashData CEO Morgan Slain said we hoped netw...

   Password,Security     2012-10-25 12:04:49


  Open source code libraries suffer from vulnerabilities


A study of how 31 popular open source code libraries were downloaded over the past 12 months found that more than a third of the 1,261 versions of these libraries had a known vulnerability and about a quarter of the downloads were tainted. The study was undertaken by Aspect Security, which evaluates software for vulnerabilities, with Sonatype, a firm that provides a central repository housing more than 300,000 libraries for downloading open source components and gets 4 billion requests pe...

   Open source,Security,Vulnerability     2012-03-28 06:10:19


  Is 99.8% Secure Secure?


A group of researchers (Arjen Lenstra and collaborators  from EPFL Lausanne and James Hughes from Palo Alto) published a study, Ron was wrong Whit is right, of new vulnerabilities of cryptosystems. The New York Times picked up the story. Although Lenstra et al discuss several cryptosystems, their results are particularly relevant to those based on RSA. The title mirrors their conviction that cryptosystems based on a single random element have fewe...

   Security,Percentage,Security index     2012-02-27 04:48:06


  8 very useful and free web security testing tools


With more pervasive of web applications, web security threats are becoming increasingly prominent. Hackers gain web server control by exploiting web server vulnerabilities and SQL injection vulnerabilities, then they may tamper with web content, or steal important internal data, the more serious is to inject malicious code into web pages to affect visitors of websites. Attention is gradually warming up to Web Application Security. Here we recommend eight very useful and free web security testing...

   Website, security,Web security,Attack     2012-07-22 10:59:09


  Turn on SecurityManager in Java


SecurityManager in Java is to check whether the application codes can access some restricted resource such as file, socket etc. This can be used in applications which have high security requirements. With this feature turned on, our system resources can be secured with only permitted operations. When JVM starts, it will first check whether the SecurityManager is on by checking the system property java.security.manager, if it's on, then an instance of SecurityManager will be created and it can be...

   SecurityManager,enable,program     2013-12-16 05:03:53