Archive for the ‘Denial of Service’ Category

Hackable flaw in connected cars is ‘unpatchable’, warn researchers

August 25th, 2017

Potentially fatal flaw could take a generation of cars to eliminate – but is this a ‘tempest in a thimble’?

Posted in CAN bus, Car security, Denial of Service, ICS-CERT | Comments (0)

Researchers display “CAN do” skill in vehicle DoS

August 3rd, 2017

In the case of vehicles it’s more of a “denial of control” attack

Posted in CAN Bus standard, Car security, Denial of Service, ICS-CERT | Comments (0)

Updated Firmware Due for Serious TP-Link Router Vulnerabilities

February 13th, 2017

A researcher disclosed vulnerabilities in TP-Link C2 and C20i routers that allow for remote code execution and denial-of-service attacks with authentication.

Posted in Denial of Service, Pierre Kim, remote code execution, router, Router vulnerabilities, TP-Link patch, TP-LINK routers, TP-Link updated firmware, TP-Link vulnerabilities, vulnerabilities, Web Security | Comments (0)

Cisco Warns of Critical Flaw in Teleconferencing Gear

January 28th, 2017

Cisco Systems is warning customers of a critical vulnerability affecting three of its TelePresence MCU platform models.

Posted in Cisco ASA, cisco firewall, Cisco Security Advisory, Cisco Systems, Cisco Telepresence vulnerabilities, Denial of Service, DOS, end-of-life, FirePOWER Services, Remote Code Execution Bug, TelePresence MCU platform, vulnerabilities, Web Security | Comments (0)

5-Year-Old Linux Kernel Local Privilege Escalation Flaw Discovered

December 7th, 2016

A 5-year-old serious privilege-escalation vulnerability has been discovered in Linux kernel that affects almost every distro of the Linux operating system, including Redhat, and Ubuntu.

Over a month back, a nine-year-old privilege-escalation vulnerability, dubbed “Dirty COW,” was discovered in the Linux kernel that affected every distro of the open-source operating system, including Red Hat,

Posted in Denial of Service, hacking news, how to hack linux, Linux hacking, Linux kernel, Linux kernel exploit, linux security, Linux Vulnerability, server hacking, Vulnerability | Comments (0)

NTP DoS Exploit Released — Update Your Servers to Patch 10 Flaws

November 23rd, 2016

A proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit for a critical vulnerability in the Network Time Protocol daemon (ntpd) has been publically released that could allow anyone to crash a server with just a single maliciously crafted packet.

The vulnerability has been patched by the Network Time Foundation with the release of NTP 4.2.8p9, which includes a total of 40 security patches, bug fixes, and

Posted in ddos attack, Denial of Service, DoS vulnerability, exploit code, hacking news, network security, Network Time Protocol, NTP Server, Security patch, server security | Comments (0)

BlackNurse revisited: what you need to know

November 17th, 2016

We’ve had a steady stream of questions about “BlackNurse”, so we thought we’d answer them all in one place. Here you are.

Posted in BlackNurse, DDoS, Denial of Service, DOS, firewall, ICMP | Comments (0)

This Hack Gives Linux Root Shell Just By Pressing ‘ENTER’ for 70 Seconds

November 16th, 2016

A hacker with little more than a minute can bypass the authentication procedures on some Linux systems just by holding down the Enter key for around 70 seconds.

The result? The act grants the hacker a shell with root privileges, which allows them to gain complete remote control over encrypted Linux machine.

The security issue relies due to a vulnerability (CVE-2016-4484) in the

Posted in Debian linux, Denial of Service, elevation of privilege, hacking news, information disclosure, Linux exploit, Linux hacking, Linux Unified Key Setup, Linux Vulnerability | Comments (0)

BlackNurse DDoS attack can ‘overload firewalls from a laptop’

November 15th, 2016

Low-volume attack can replicate success of much larger incidents

Posted in Denial of Service, Security threats | Comments (0)

Don’t cyber-mess with Britain, warns UK Chancellor

November 2nd, 2016

The UK will retaliate against cyber-attackers, Philip Hammond promises

Posted in Botnet, Denial of Service, Security threats | Comments (0)