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Even A Single Computer Can Take Down Big Servers Using BlackNurse Attack

November 14th, 2016

Yes, you only need a single laptop with a decent internet connection, rather a massive botnet, to launch overwhelming denial of service (DoS) attacks in order to bring down major Internet servers and modern-day firewalls.

Researchers at TDC Security Operations Center have discovered a new attack technique that lone attackers with limited resources (in this case, a laptop and at least 15Mbps

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OpenSSL Releases Patch For “High” Severity Vulnerability

November 10th, 2016

As announced on Tuesday, the OpenSSL project team released OpenSSL version 1.1.0c that addresses three security vulnerabilities in its software.

The most serious of all is a heap-based buffer overflow bug (CVE-2016-7054) related to Transport Layer Security (TLS) connections using *-CHACHA20-POLY1305 cipher suites.

The vulnerability, reported by Robert Święcki of the Google Security Team on

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Critical DoS Flaw found in OpenSSL — How It Works

September 23rd, 2016

The OpenSSL Foundation has patched over a dozen vulnerabilities in its cryptographic code library, including a high severity bug that can be exploited for denial-of-service (DoS) attacks.

OpenSSL is a widely used open-source cryptographic library that provides encrypted Internet connections using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) or Transport Layer Security (TLS) for the majority of websites, as well

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No Password Required! 135 Million Modems Open to Remote Factory Reset

April 9th, 2016

More than 135 Million modems around the world are vulnerable to a flaw that can be exploited remotely to knock them offline by cutting off the Internet access.

The simple and easily exploitable vulnerability has been uncovered in one of the most popular and widely-used cable modem, the Arris SURFboard SB6141, used in Millions of US households.

Security researcher David Longenecker

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Aw, Snap! This 16-Character String Can Crash Your Google Chrome

September 21st, 2015

Remember when it took only 13 characters to crash Chrome browser instantly? This time, it takes 16-character simple URL string of text to crash Google Chrome instantly.

Yes, you can crash the latest version of Chrome browser with just a simple tiny URL.

To do this, all you need to do is follow one of these tricks:

Type a 16-character link and hit enter
Click on a 16-character link

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