Tag Archives: Security

Is France starting to filter the Internet?

The answer is most probably YES, with the new law voted today: LOPPSI 2. The french government wants mainly: Internet Providers to filter child porn only… at least for now. Well, why not, problem is the government wants the interior … Continue reading

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No data encryption for SMB/CIFS

CIFS is very used in big corporate Windows environments, although authentication (generally relying on AD/Kerberos) is good and flexible, there is no built-in support for data transport encryption in CIFS…. bad :(. One solution is to deploy two GPOs on … Continue reading

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768 bit RSA

RSA 768 bit encryption was broken by academics. They spent about half a year on the whole process using a computing power that would easily be available to large organization or possibly a net of bots on infected computers. Not … Continue reading

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Google Chrome security fail – Weak SSL ciphers first!

Google Chrome 3 uses bad security practices by providing SSL/TLS with weak ciphers first: RC4 with MD5 and only then 3DES with SHA1. Chrome does not support AES encryption! Maybe not a security vulnerability, but it is a serious security weakness for Chrome. Continue reading

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Windows 7 UAC security thoughts

I read today, that Windows 7 UAC is vulnerable to an escalation attack (see here). To sum this up in a few words, Windows 7’s UAC is basically Windows Vista’s UAC, but Microsoft tried to make it easier on the … Continue reading

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Grsecurity Linux kernel for Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty

Hi, for my first blog post, I will not introduce myself, but make you a little gift that may save you some time (am I not nice ? hu ?). What Recently I have become interested in Ubuntu Linux, mainly … Continue reading

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