Author Archives: Ionut

SANS Security Threats for 2012&2013

It looks like some people were thinking about the upcoming years 2012,2013 and what new security threats will appear (apparently it contradicts with Nostradamus predictions but he is not talking about IT Security so I don’t care). I chose to … Continue reading

Posted in IT Security, Week 37 | Leave a comment

TKIP – still used and insecure

Whenever I go and search for a wireless with my laptop I also look for the security they use and there is one think I see often on the wireless encryption: TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol). As usually I wanted … Continue reading

Posted in IT Security, Week 19 | Leave a comment

ILOVEYOU (The virus that loves you)

A virus with a dedication… maybe that’s why it was so successful. ILOVEYOU or otherwise known of Love Letter is a computer word that spread 2000, it is a worm that affects only Microsoft Windows OS and it is written … Continue reading

Posted in IT Security, Week 18 | Leave a comment

Liza Moon: the virus that steals your money (Definetily not mine :D)

This virus is an interesting one because of its success and mostly because of people insecurity. Anyway this virus was ingeniously created and it was build for the simple Internet users, probably it would have no impact on a user … Continue reading

Posted in IT Security, Week 17 | Leave a comment

Anti-piracy software: DRM

Some software producers are using an anti-piracy security feature called DRM (Digital Rights Management) for example Ubisoft which has the most advance one of them. This DRM requires a permanent internet connection in order to use the software and it … Continue reading

Posted in IT Security, Week 15 | Leave a comment

Software used by banks with vulnerabilities …. that’s bad

OpenCMS is an open source content management system used worldwide to create and maintain a browser-based work environment, asset management, user management, work-flow management, a WYSIWYG editor, internationalization support, content versioning etc… and it is used by LGT Bank of … Continue reading

Posted in IT Security, Week 14 | Leave a comment

Java and Red Hat Enterprise Linux

A security risk was found java-openjdk for Red Hat Enterprise Linux which makes it vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attack, this vulnerability is on TLS/SSL  and to be more precise is when session renegotiation is handled and the attacker can force to … Continue reading

Posted in IT Security, Week 13 | Tagged | Leave a comment