IIS 5.1 DoS exploit released

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A Denial of Service (DoS) exploit against IIS 5.1 was brought to our attention. Source code of the exploit is being distributed from multiple sites. The claimed effect of the exploit is to stop the inetinfo.exe process. We have advised Microsoft of the situation and got a reply they are aware and are investigating. We’re […]

Spear Phishing Attack Targets Credit Unions

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Malicious hackers are targeting U.S. credit unions with phishing e-mails that try to take advantage of a recently patched Internet Explorer browser hole to compromise systems used by the bank, according to CUISPA, an association of IT professionals who work at credit unions. The attacks use e-mail messages that are being sent to CEOs and […]

Industry gives U.S. security efforts Cs and Ds

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A group of technology companies released a national agenda for information security this week, rating the current U.S. government’s efforts in protecting data and the Internet with a below-average grade. In grading government initiatives in 2005, the Cyber Security Industry Alliance (CSIA) gave Cs and Ds to ten government initiatives to secure the Internet, with […]

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