Tag Archives: Denial of Service

I DDoS-ed the sheriff, but I did not DDoS the deputy

It’s the Wild, Wild West out there when it comes to Distributed Denial of Service attacks(DDoS), and the IoT is not going to peace to the prairies. Brian Krebs, one of the leading cybercrime reporters, just published an epic takedown of the person behind the Mirai malware. Yes, that Mirai used to launch record-breaking DDoS […]

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

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,

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

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

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

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