Everyone knew it was just a matter of time until hackers exploited the security doors left wide open when Microsoft (MSFT) on April 8 stopped supplying fixes for the 13-year-old Windows XP operating system.
Hackers have exploited a gaping identity flaw that allows them to easily crack Oracle databases. The flaw allows anyone to do a brute force attack and access the data. A researcher presented the findings of the proof of concept attack at a security conference today in Argentina.
The flaw allows anyone with access to a user name and name to exploit Oracle’s authentication protocol.
All the big tech companies are opening up a bit more about requests made by the U.S. National Security Agency, with Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Yahoo and LinkedIn detailing new info included in their respective transparency reports today.
John D. Rockefeller, the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, late on Tuesday sent letters to Google, Microsoft and Yahoo alerting them to how their search engines are being gamed through search engine optimization tactics as part of a wider scam involving moving services.
Microsoft’s current dispute against Motorola Mobility in Germany has taken a turn as they have now dragged Google into the mix. In the past, companies have always taken Google’s Android vendors to court, but never Google themselves.