Time to Upgrade Your WordPress Blogs

Yesterday, WordPress released a new version of their popular blogging software in response to a security issue. Apparently, there is a concern about the parsing of the xml remote procedure call. It seems specially crafted requests could allow anonymous, unauthenticated users to edit posts or even potentially deface a blog. The bad guys would likely use […]

Yahoo! CAPTCHA Cracked

By PatB Contributing Writer, [GAS] According to experts, one of the strongest implementations of CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing Test to Tell Computers and Humans Apart) out there is owned by Yahoo!.  Last week, Russian hackers cracked the CAPTCHA by achieving a 35% recognition rate of CAPTCHA images by an automated system. According to the […]

PayPal accused of blocking funds meant for NH Recount – unknown if recount will occur in Rep. race.

BREAKING By Brian Boyko Contributor, [GAS] UPDATE: Op-Ed News reports that the N.H. Sec. of State has recieved a check for $55,600 from a single anonymous doner to the Howard campaign, and the both the Democratic and Republican N.H. primary recount will proceed. [GAS] has not yet independently verified this information. The future of a […]

MySpace Malware Cocktails

If you are in charge of enforcing web surfing policies for your enterprise and you are not already blocking mega-popular social networking sites like MySpace for your users, here is yet another reason to do so: Fake Microsoft updates that deliver a machine-killing Kevorkian cocktail. Your user thinks he’s adding a new friend and helpfully […]

RIAA to Hunt CD Rippers Next?

By PatB Contributing Writer, [GAS] I have never downloaded an MP3 song from a recording artist off of the Internet.  I think this makes me somewhat of a rarity in the cyber world.  I never did it, not because of some sense of morality, or stance on copyright issues.  I saw first hand the dangers […]