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HackerSafe pwned

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 we feel that people are getting a false sense of security. Automated tools like the [...]

Hackers attack power companies

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 me of exaggerating. Well, unfortunately now I can say "I told you so." This isn't [...]

ZDNet Australia

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 be less secure or at the very most, as secure as the other systems ... It's [...]

OpenBase 10.0.5 (All Platforms)

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 backticks into the pre-defined Stored Procedures.The second vulnerability discovered in Buffer Overflow that causes heap corruption. [...]

Netragard In The News

Apple patched two issues in Xcode Tools 2.5 on Tuesday, including one flaw that could allow remote code execution. Apple credited researcher Kevin Finisterre of Netragard for reporting both issues. Read the full article here.Netragard, LLC. -- The Specialist in Anti Hacking.

Hackers Welcome – We’re in forbes again.

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 research. While the hostile reaction is usually an attempt to "save face" it usually does [...]

China Hacked by the US?

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 were attacking China's infrastructure, according to a news report carried by wire service Reuters. Lou [...]

Pentagon hacked by China?

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 IPS capable.Netragard, LLC. -- The Specialist in Anti Hacking.

China Cyber Shield – Forbes

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.Netragard, LLC. -- The Specialist in Anti Hacking.

Bug Brokers: eBay-like Bug Site Doomed

Netragard's CTO (our founder) was interviewed by eWeek for this article. Again, focused on the e-bay like exploit auction site that we feel is doomed to fail.Netragard, LLC. -- The Specialist in Anti Hacking.

Hackers Nasdaq – Our founder comments in forbes.

Our founder, Adriel Desautels, comments about purchasing exploits in this Forbes article. The article also outlines a new business called WabiSabiLabi that is attempting to gain traction in the exploit market by using an e-bay like bidding structure. While this seems like a good idea at first glance the idea will face significant trust problems as it appears that anyone can bid on an exploit. The question that we have [...]

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