Back in early 2000, Kevin Finisterre and I were talking about HackerSafe and the risks that it posed to its customers. Primarly, if hackers monitor all HackerSafe websites they will know when to attack a site based on the presence of the HackerSafe logo. Another issue that we have with HackerSafe like services is that…Details
For quite some time I’ve been giving speeches and talking about the physical damages that malicious hackers could cause with a well crafted cyber attack. I’ve discussed how vulnerable our (the world’s) core infrastructure is and how easily it could be disabled. As a result many people have called me a conspiracy theorist, or accused…Details
Netragard’s CTO was quoted in the following article titled “2007: How was it for Apple”. Here’s the article and here’s the quote: Adriel Desautels, chief technology officer for security company Netragard and founder of the SNOSoft research team, said: “If OS X had the same installed base as Windows, Linux and other systems, it would…Details
Netragard’s SNOsoft Research Team discovered two critical vulnerabilities in the OpenBase SQL Relational Database that can lead to full system compromise. The first vulnerability discovered is a command injection vulnerability that affects several of the default Stored Procedures. Specifically, it is possible to execute system commands as the root user by inserting a series of…Details
When legitimate security researchers notify technology vendors about security flaws in their technology, the best thing that the vendor can do is to welcome the information with open arms. When a vendor reacts with hostility it appears as if the vendor is attempting quash the security research instead of resolving the vulnerabilities identified by the…Details
As the list of nations claiming they were targeted by Internet attacks emanating from China continues to grow, the world’s most populous country has turned the mirror back on other governments. In statements made in the Chinese Cadres Tribune, Vice Minister of Information Industry Lou Qinjian claimed that the United States and other “hostile” governments…Details
For all of you who wanted “proof” about the cyberwar between China and the US, here’s an article for you. Unfortunately I think that China is in a better technological position with their “Golden Shield” firewall than we are with our ad-hoc Internet infrastructure. Specifically if you consider that “Golden Shield” is rumored to be…Details
This article was literally our idea. We contacted Andrew Greenberg at Forbes Magazine and discussed the possibility of China’s Operation Golden Shield being used as an offensive weapon during a Cyber war. Jayson Street, a long time SNOsoft team member is quoted in this article.