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BS7799 and ISO 17799
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Secure Root Vulnerability Assesment Report
Anonymous writes "There is a news confirming the public availability of the announced
vulnerability assesment report by the No
Secure Root Group Security Research .
The report tells the form that a member of the group ( Lorenzo Hernandez
Garcia-Hierro ) used for
compromise the NASA websites using discovered vulnerabilities by
Lorenzo,Lorenzo could accesss
the administration system of NASA websites and then he made a complete
report about it , he was
communicating with NASA staff for solve the security problems that could be
used to compromise
the enterity of the system by sql injections , xss attacks and access to
administrative sections that were
not protected against remote access.
John R. Ray Mgr. of the NASA Competency Center ( Information Technology
Security ) contacted
Lorenzo and hi provided inmediately an access code to a secured part of
NSRG-Security servers netowork
for read the report and patch the systems.
Now the systems are patched and the NSRG-Security made public the report
about the important security holes
found.
Under a restrictive disclaimer it is available at:

Report / Advisory :
http://advisories.nsrg-security.com/Nasa.gov-MV/
Log with NASA communications made between Lorenzo and NASA staff:
http://advisories.nsrg-security.com/Nasa.gov-MV/mail-log.txt
Screen Shots related:
http://advisories.nsrg-security.com/Nasa.gov-MV/screenshots/

The question is , are the websites secured against the next generation of
attacks ?
A new way to compromise systems have been opened, is it the future of the
next generation of hackers ?
"
Posted by admin on Wednesday, October 29 @ 08:52:45 CST (7585 reads)
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AKCP SensorProbe8-X20
Anonymous writes "AKCP announces the next generation intelligent, snmp based remote dry contact manager, the sensorProbe8-X20, can monitor up to 28 dry contact inputs. AKCP a company that provides easy-to-use, web-enabled products for remote environmental, power and security monitoring, announces the release of its latest product in the sensorProbe™ family of monitoring devices; The sensorProbe8-X20 The sensorProbe8-X20 is the next generation dry contact device from AKCP. The SP8-X20 comes in a 1 U rackmount box with 8 full autoSense RJ45 ports for connecting any of AKCP’s intelligent sensors. An additional 20, 2 wire dry contact ports are provided giving a total of up to 28 dry contact ports. The specially designed 2 wire dry contact ports are easy to use and allow you to make your own dry contact cables quickly and easily. The SP8X 20 is a completely embedded host and comes with a proprietary Linux-like Operating System. It is equipped with a TCP/IP stack, internal web Server, e-mail, SMS and Full SNMP functionality. It also comes with an optional, high-speed, TI DSP and 16-bit A/D Converter for the specific requirements of special projects, such as integrating power monitoring. The SP8-X20 is virtually a ‘plug n play’ device and is extremely easy to use and maintain. The installation process is also simple and one does not need additional power supply or batteries when new optical sensors are added. The sensorProbe8-X20 is supplied with full snmp and a complete MIB allowing its interface to SNMP based Network Management systems such as HP OpenView®, IBM Tivoli®, What's Up Gold and others. “Many different types of equipment use dry contact outputs to send alarm signals to remote panels, remote monitoring systems, and building management systems. Communicating the status of these dry contact systems is important in a complex Enterprise network, or automation industry to protect the mission critical installations of expensive equipment. The sensorProbe8-X20, has many advanced features, will fulfill most customers monitoring needs, while still fitting into tight budgets” said Prakash Marar, Director Marketing, AKCP. "
Posted by admin on Friday, July 18 @ 00:00:00 CDT (7251 reads)
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Encrypted, reliable instant messenger, at last!
Anonymous writes "Over a year ago, a friend of mine and I were fed up with AIM/ICQ/Y! and MSN, and we decided to make a better IM program. What we wanted was an encrypted messenger that wouldn't boot you off all the time, had lots of capabilities, like offline messages, invisibility mode, chat logging, fast file transfers, etc. We will always keep it free, and we wanted to share it with the packetdefense readers, who might actually appreciate the encryption and reliability (most people don't seem to care, but we think that you will). No gimmicks here, just a real, usable, useful tool. Say hi if you sign on, my username is Kevin! You will need to register for your username. The web site is: http://www.bitwisechat.com."
Posted by admin on Friday, May 16 @ 18:25:56 CDT (3500 reads)
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