G20 Summit Warned of Cyber Attack Threat

The Cyber Security Operations center of Australian Department of Defence has issued a warning(pdf) to the organizers of the G20 summit that the event may be targeted as an attempt of cyber espionage of government devices. There have been similar attempts targeting ASEAN and APEC events in the past. The expected threat and the previous attempts were webmail

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Cisco HackIT Has Gone Global

When it first started out Cisco HackIT had 30 Cisco employees divided into five teams competing at one site for victory on this 24 hour Hack-a-thon. Now after two years its grown quite a bit into 280 participants and 65 or so teams all competing from 12 sites around the world including San Jose California to Bangalore India. HackIT

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Intel Xeon E7 V3 ‘Haswell-EX’, Arriving Next Year

Intel is planning to release this 18-core monster in the second quarter of next year, according to sources from Digitimes. The microprocessor will feature Hyper-Threading, quad-channel DDR4 memory controller and integrated PCI Express 3.0 links. This is a high boost when comparing to the current Xeon E7 V2 ‘Ivytown’ and may herald Xeon and Itanium

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Cisco RV Series, Small Businesses and Malware

Cisco have released patches for a number of devices from the RV Series of routers which are targeted at small businesses. This comes after researchers from the Dutch security firm Securify published a paper as proof of a vulnerability through one of the devices’ administration interfaces that is web based. This vulnerability allowed an attacker

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SQL Server Accelerator

OCZ has initiated a beta test program for the next release of ZD-XL SQL Accelerator and invites enterprise SSD customers and SQL Server database administrators (DBAs) to participate. DBAs looking to accelerate SQL Server workloads via SSD flash or flash caching, and have production SQL Server data to run on the new ZD-XL SQL Accelerator

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Proof of Heartbleed exploit (SSL keys extracted)

Cloudflare challenged everybody to hack their NGINX based webserver(with the vulnerable version of openSSL). Two researchers have managed to successfully extract the SSL keys off of the vulnerable NGINX server on Saturday. Researches have promised not to release the exploitation method for a week, giving administrators time to patch up their servers.     Cloudflare

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