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Last Build Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2008 14:55:06 +0200

 



Criminals hijack terminals to swipe Chip-and-PIN data
Police arrest two in raid on counterfeit card factory Sophisticated cybercrooks have developed a technique for tampering with the PIN Entry Devices on Chip-and-PIN readers to steal users' card details and PINs.…



Bumper Patch Tuesday plugs multiple Office flaws
11 updates, six critical in latest Microsoft update Critical vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office star in the latest edition of Microsoft's Patch Tuesday updates.…



How poor crypto housekeeping left OpenID open to abuse
Internet bouncer snooze leads to 'small earthquake' Slipshod cryptographic housekeeping left some OpenID services far less secure than they ought to be.…



Colchester Hospital sacks manager over lost laptop
Holiday car break-in leads to dismissal Colchester University Hospital has sacked one of its managers over the theft of his work laptop, which contained unencrypted patient records.…



Virus writers go for Olympic gold
Back-ends left open to superbly over-muscled Trojan Websites carrying news of the Olympic games have been targeted in a new wave of SQL injection attacks. Vulnerabilities in sites including New Delhi Television Limited's NDTV.com have been booby-trapped with exploits designed to install malware onto users' computers.…



Patched DNS servers still vulnerable to cache poisoning
But the sky won't fall just yet Large swaths of the internet remain at risk from a potentially crippling vulnerability in the net's address lookup system even after installing emergency patches, a researcher has warned.…



'I've cracked Nokia S40 security', claims researcher
Gimme €20k and I'll show you how A lone researcher claims to have discovered a raft of security issues with Nokia's mid-range handsets, allowing him to remotely install malicious applications with unprecedented capabilities - but he's asking for €20,000 for the details.…



Russian cybercrooks turn on Georgia
Infamous rent-a-bot krew gets political Conflict between Georgia and Russia on the ground has been accompanied by the relaunch of cyber-attacks against Georgian government websites.…



Intel papers over remote attack chip flaws ahead of demo
Researcher's guns spiked Intel has fixed a pair of flaws in its chips ahead of a planned demonstration of remote attacks on them by security researcher Kris Kaspersky.…



Federal judge halts Defcon talk on subway card hacking
Barn door closed a little too late Defcon A federal judge on Saturday barred three Massachusetts Institute of Technology undergraduates from publicly presenting research at Defcon demonstrating gaping holes in the electronic payment systems of one of the nation's biggest transit agencies.…