Sunday, 26 April 2009

End of Conficker on May 5th

According to this article the conficker will self destruct itself on May 5th.

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Bogus waiter

i was too lazy to write blog these days.
If you are bored reading security jargon , here's a change ( though related to physical security ).
A man posed as a waiter and took about $186. The man walked into restaurants and diners disguised as a waiter and collected money. Still the modern day world is vulnerable to basic tricks.

Saturday, 4 April 2009

Microsoft Powerpoint vulnerability

There is a new Microsoft powerpoint vulnerability . The vulnerability is rated as critical ,this could allow remote code execution on victim's machine. I blogged about zero day excel flaw to add to that there is a new powerpoint vulnerability. Microsoft may come up with the patches, in the meantime users are alerted not to open files from untrusted sources and keep their antivirus software updated.

What is Conficker-C waiting for ?

I wrote in my previous post that conficker may be fooling around. To update that, so far we have not seen any major havoc from conficker C. Conficker authors may upload their payload at any time to one of the 50,000 domains list ( though only 500 domains are contacted per day). Security researchers are not sure when conficker would update itself( because of server side polymorphism). May be conficker authors are trying to give a surprise or waiting for security researchers and media to concentrate on different stuff !!!