Category Archives: Security

Latest IE Security Threat

November 29th, 2005

An IT article is publicizing a remote hole in Microsoft Internet Explorer that can be allegedly used to execute arbitrary code. The latest virus definition update for McAfee VirusScan prevents the proof of concept page at from executing the payload right after Internet Explorer crashes, but systems without third-party security products may be vulnerable. […]

Misguided Response on XML-RPC Worm

November 15th, 2005

A recent worm, Lupper, is traversing the Internet and exploiting computers that run the XML-RPC package for PHP. The official XML-RPC for PHP homepage states that the package’s abuse of the PHP eval function created a security hole that allowed remote execution of arbitrary code. This means that any systems that run PHP and a […]

My Hijacked Credit Card

September 10th, 2005
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I received an account statement for my Chase Platinum Visa credit card today and was shocked to discover new charges. It is surprising, because this credit card has never been used for purchases. There was one balance transfer that was done at the opening of the account to take advantage of a 0% APR for […]