Few days ago I received a request for dismiss old assets: I was really sad to shut down my old IBM Netvista desktop used for several test during the years. Here you can see my personal uptime record: 823 days !! Great resultÂ for an old Intel P4 (2,4GHz) with 512Mb RAM and 40Gb IDE hard disk. 🙂
LiveHacking.com reports this news:
The attack has two components, first the userâ€™s PC is infected with the ZeuS malware which adds a legitimate looking field to INGâ€™s web page. This extra field asks the user for their phone number. Once entered the user receives a fake SMS from the bank with a link to the mobile part of the attack. Once installed the mobile malware forwards the real authentication messages from the bank (used during login) to another phone.
Now armed with the user name and password (from the infected PC) and the authentication code SMS from the infected phone, the attacker can login to the victims online banking service.
This isnâ€™t the first time this type of attack has been launched against online banking systems which use SMS messages for authentication. A similar ZeuS Man-in-the-mobile attack was reported in Spain last year.
Apple is often criticized for the amount of control it has over its app store, but this is one example of how being able to freely install apps from anywhere can lead to disastrous consequences.”
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Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 become generally available for download yesterday. Microsoft had previously made SP1 available to MSDN and TechNet users (as well as Volume License customers) on February 16th. SP1 is available from the Microsoft Download Center or via Windows Update. You can update your PC / Server using Windows Update. In order to save bandwidth (if you have multiple clients or servers) download the stand-alone installer.
Some time ago I have successfully installed CentOS 5.5 on my headless server (you can read the guide in older posts).
Now I would like to upgrade the box to Ubuntu distro. After several tests and several cds toasted I can release this practical guide to haveÂ a bootable CD configured to use serial console as input/output.
My setup is based on Ubuntu Server 10.10 32 bit, 9600 8n1 serial console and a Samsung USB CD/DVD writer.
“Hacme Bankâ„¢ is designed to teach application developers, programmers, architects and security professionals how to create secure software. Hacme Bank simulates a “real-world” web services-enabled online banking application, which was built with a number of known and common vulnerabilities. This allows users to attempt real exploits against a web application and thus learn the specifics of the issue and how best to fix it. The web services exposed by Hacme Bank are used by our other testing applications including Hacme Books and Hacme Travel.” (FoundStone Web Site)
In this article I would like to explain how to install Hacme Bank 2.0 underÂ Windows Server 2003 R2. To do this I have install a virtual Windows Server 2003 R2 32bit under Virtual Box for Linux, running on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (2.6.32-28-generic).
Now we can start the installation and configuration process 🙂