Tag Archives: Barracuda Networks

Backdoor in Call Monitoring, Surveillance Gear

May 28, 2014

If your company’s core business is making software designed to help first responders and police record and intercept phone calls, it’s probably a good idea to ensure the product isn’t so full of security holes that it allows trivial access by unauthorized users. Unfortunately, even companies working in this sensitive space fall victim to the classic blunder that eventually turns most software into Swiss Cheese: Trying to bolt on security only after the product has shipped.

Amnesty International Site Serving Java Exploit

December 22, 2011

Amnesty International’s homepage in the United Kingdom is hacked and is currently serving malware that exploits a recently-patched vulnerability in Java. Security experts say the attack may be opportunistic, or it may be part of a more nefarious scheme to target human rights workers.