Tag: Web

Researchers at Google and CWI Amsterdam say they produced the first collision using hashes produced by the SHA-1 algorithm, hastening the end of life for the 22 year old encryption technology.

9 Quintillion Tries Later: Researchers Crack SHA-1

In-brief: Researchers at Google and CWI Amsterdam say they produced the first “collision” of hashes produced with the SHA-1 algorithm, hastening the end of life for the 22-year-old encryption technology.

Data taken from a web site operated by the Costa Rican embassy in China was released by the hacker calling himself Kapustkiy. The hacker, who claims to be 17 years old, has carried out a string of attacks against diplomatic missions and government agencies in recent weeks.

Kapustkiy’s March to the Sea Takes in Russian Visa Service, Costa Rican Embassy

In-brief: the hacker known as Kapustkiy continued a string of attacks on diplomatic missions and related web sites last week, compromising Costa Rica’s embassy in China and the web site of a company offering services to travelers seeking visas to travel in Russia. 

Home wireless networks are set for a makeover

Home wireless networks are set for a makeover

In-brief: In our latest Security Ledger podcast, we talk with Luma founder and CEO Paul Judge, a serial entrepreneur (Ciphertrust, Purewire, Pindrop) whose latest venture seeks to bring enterprise-quality wireless to the home market, improving both security and management along the way.

Attack on Managed DNS Firm Hobbles Twitter, Spotify, Others

Attack on Managed DNS Firm Hobbles Twitter, Spotify, Others

In-brief: A sustained denial of service attack against Dyn, a provider of hosted domain name system (DNS) services hobbled some of the Internet’s most trafficked websites on Friday. Its source or intended purpose still aren’t known.

CCTV cameras are part of a massive botnet that launched large denial of service attacks last week. It's not the first time that such devices have played a role in attacks.

The Hacked Camera Botnet: Not New, Just Big

In-brief: More than 100,000 infected, Internet connected cameras played a part in giant denial of service attacks against a security news website last week. It’s not the first time such devices have been used to attack.