Archive for June, 2010

Asian Men Prefer LIGATT

Asian Men Prefer LIGATT

A number of new Twitter accounts spawned today, all tweeting positively about the disgraced security firm LIGATT security (plagiarism, threats, stock manipulation), responding to actual security professionals, and all using avatars that are easily attributable to other web sites.

Persistent XSS on Twitter.com

Persistent XSS on Twitter.com

Twitter user 0wn3d_5ys has demonstrated a persistent cross site scripting (XSS) vulnerability he found on June 21st using his own Twitter account (visit at your own risk) that appears to be due to a lack of input validation of the application name field when accepting new requests for Twitter applications.

Sextortion via Hacking

Sextortion via Hacking

At least 186 women and 44 girls were caught in a bizarre scheme by 31 year old Santa Ana CA resident Luis Mijangos who attempted to extort pornographic videos from his victims. Mijangos, a paraplegic due to a gang shooting, was arrested yesterday following a two year investigation by the FBI, is charged with extortion and faces a maximum of two years in federal prison.

NationalCyberSecurity.com has all “Original Content”

NationalCyberSecurity.com has all “Original Content”

Readers of Yahoo Finance were treated to the following wackadoo press release on Friday: National Cyber Security Uncovers Racism Within the Computer Security Industry.

LIGATT’s Evans Strikes Back

LIGATT’s Evans Strikes Back

Gregory Evans, the CEO of LIGATT Security, is not taking the criticism heaped upon himself and his firm or his latest book lying down.

Did LIGATT Security’s CEO Threaten the Life of a Security Professional?

Did LIGATT Security’s CEO Threaten the Life of a Security Professional?

How did one of these men come to threaten the lives of the other and his family?

F-Secure XSS on Anti-Theft Website

F-Secure XSS on Anti-Theft Website

In a new section supporting the release of an anti-theft product for mobile phones, the web site of Helsinki based anti-virus company F-Secure is vulnerable to cross site scripting (XSS).

iPhone 4 Ordering and Session Switching

iPhone 4 Ordering and Session Switching

Upon logging into AT&T online to place an order for the new iPhone, some users are reporting that another user’s information is coming up including billing information, call history, and so forth.

Newsweek Reports Zombie Invasion

Newsweek Reports Zombie Invasion

Newsweek.com becomes the latest in a long list of sites that will reveal an Easter egg if you enter the Konami Code (↑, ↑, ↓, ↓, ←, →, ←, →, B, A, enter) correctly.

Zuckerburg Apologizes for Facebook Privacy Changes

Zuckerburg Apologizes for Facebook Privacy Changes

A video recently went up where Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the time to apologize to Facebook’s users for the multiple recent confusing and “open by default” changes to Facebook’s privacy settings.

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