VirtualBox can boot virtual machines from USB flash drives, allowing you to boot a live Linux system or install an operating system from a bootable USB device. This option is well-hidden.
As this option isn’t exposed in the interface and requires some digging, it may not always work perfectly. It worked fine with Ubuntu 14.04 on a Windows host, but don’t be surprised if you encounter problems with some configurations. Read more >>
The last time we alerted you to a major security breach was when Adobe’s password database was compromised, putting millions of users (especially those with weak and frequently reused passwords) at risk. Today we’re warning you about a much bigger security problem, the Heartbleed Bug, that has potentially compromised a staggering 2/3rds of the secure websites on the internet. You need to change your passwords, and you need to start doing it now. Read more >>
OpenSSL defect still exposing sensitive data even after patch is released.
Lest readers think “catastrophic” is too exaggerated a description for the critical defect affecting an estimated two-thirds of the Internet’s Web servers, consider this: at the moment this article was being prepared, the so-called Heartbleed bug was exposing end-user passwords, the contents of confidential e-mails, and other sensitive data belonging to Yahoo Mail and almost certainly countless other services. Read more >>
Exploits allow attackers to obtain private keys used to decrypt sensitive data.
For a more detailed analysis of this catastrophic bug, see this update, which went live about a few minutes after HackShark published this initial post.
Researchers have discovered an extremely critical defect in the cryptographic software library an estimated two-thirds of Web servers use to identify themselves to end users and prevent the eavesdropping of passwords, banking credentials, and other sensitive data. Read more >>
Everyday browsers are unwittingly conscripted into powerful attack platform.
Researchers have uncovered a recent denial-of-service attack that employed an unusual, if not unprecedented, technique to surreptitiously cause thousands of everyday Internet users to bombard the target with a massive amount of junk traffic.