Thursday, September 28, 2006

Russian Federation IP Going After My IPs?

Why is a Russian Federation IP address directly targeting one of my IP addresses?

Seems that they should be going after the actual web site url not the ip directly.

Could be a network admin mistyping an IP - maybe once or twice, but 16 times?

Here are some other IPs doing the same thing multiple times: Russian Federation C I Host Netcraft Limited Netcraft Limited ORG-OB3-RIPE TELUS Communications Inc. C I HOST OOO Riviera holding, St. Petersburg Russia ORG-OB3-RIPE TELUS Communications Inc. C I HOST ORG-OB3-RIPE ORG-OB3-RIPE

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

PDF Security Exploit - Adobe Acrobat Reader

A hack in Adobe Acrobat Reader has been found to allow running malicious code:

Adobe PDF Reader Hack

This is really scary knowing how many people use Adobe Acrobat Reader and how many PDF files are being downloaded from the web every day. Try viewing PDF files online from unknown sources as HTML when you find them in Google search results.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Adware Vulnerabilities

So you want to sell advertising on your web site. You go out and sign up with some affiliate network and put the ads on your site and ouilla - your making money every time someone clicks or downloads some software.

Guess what, you may be supporting the proliferation of malware.

Read this:,1895,2013957,00.asp

Friday, September 01, 2006

PHP Security Bandwagon

Been complaining a lot about PHP here -- BEFORE the whole infamous Senator Lieberman web site hack.

Looks like PHP security is becoming a hot topic - as it should be:

PHP Security Issues
PHP hacks
PHP Vulnerability Fixes