Why upgrade PHP to 5.2.8? Part 1

Note: PHP 5.2.7 is the actual version that fixes the below security holes. PHP 5.2.8 fixes an issue introduced in 5.2.7. Details from the PHP news site. A new version of the popular scripting language, PHP includes a couple of security fixes (taken from the Changelog): Upgraded PCRE to version 7.8 (Fixes CVE-2008-2371) Fixed missing […]

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Acunetix WVS Scripting reference available

With Acunetix WVS version 6, Acunetix introduced a Port Scanner and Network Alerts. When scanning a website, a port scan against the web server can be launched (optional) and once open ports are found specific network security tests are launched against the network service running on that port. A full range of tests are available, […]

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Facebook worm on the loose

A worm abusing Facebook‘s messaging system is making rounds between friends. It consists of an executable worm known as Koobface that runs on the victim’s computer and searches for Facebook cookies on his or her computer. It will then use these cookies to hijack an authenticated session and send a message to all of the […]

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