Posts by Joshua Cannell
In perhaps a bit of irony, the humor website cracked.com was flagged by Google’s Safe Browsing Technology. Cracked.com is a website derived from the original “Cracked” magazine back in the 1950′s. The website was formed in 2007 and has been making people laugh ever since. At least until it started infecting computers.
As plenty of news coverage surrounding the technical difficulties on the Obamacare website continues, a new Denial of Service (DoS) tool has surfaced, designed to cause more disruptions. Researchers at Arbor Networks recently found the tool designed to perform attacks on the new healthcare website, found at https://www.healthcare.gov
A new botnet known publicly as “solarbot” has been making its rounds, according to a report from ESET. Image:ESET In their writeup, ESET analysts explain that solarbot(which they refer to as Win32/Napolar) is capable of: Denial of Service (DOS) attacks Behave as a SOCKS proxy server Stealing information from web forms