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VU#586501: Inmarsat AmosConnect8 Mail Client Vulnerable to SQL Injection and Backdoor...

Inmarsat Solutions offers a shipboard email client service,AmosConnect 8(AC8),which was designed to be utilized over satellite networks in a highly optimized manner.

A third-party security research firm has identified two security vulnerabilities in the client software:On-board ship network access could provide visibility of user names and passwords configured on the client device.

A backdoor account has been identified in the client that provides full system privileges.

This vulnerability could be exploited remotely.

An attacker with high skill would be able to exploit this vulnerability.

AmosConnect 8 has been deemed end of life,and no longer supported.
Inmarsat customers must contact Inmarsat Customer Service to obtain the replacement mail client software.

Dial S for SQLi: Now skiddies can order web attacks via...

Katyusha scanner targets web servers with instant chat Hackers are touting a tool that allows any idiot with a smartphone to conveniently order up mass SQL injection attacks against websites.…

New SQL Injection Tool Makes Attacks Possible from a Smartphone

Recorded Future finds new hacking tool that's cheap and convenient to carry out that old standby attack, SQL injection.

Telegram-Controlled Hacking Tool Targets SQL Injection at Scale

The Katyusha Scanner can find SQL injection bugs at scale, and is managed via the Telegram messenger on any smartphone.

Million-Plus WordPress Sites Exposed by Vulnerable Plugin

The popular NextGEN Gallery WordPress plugin was recently patched to address a “severe” SQL injection vulnerability that put website databases at risk.

Researchers find “severe” flaw in WordPress plugin with 1 million installs

If you use NextGEN Gallery, now would be a good time to update.

Russian-Speaking Rasputin Breaches Dozens Of Organizations

Attacker behind Election Assistance Commission hack now using SQL injection as his weapon of choice against universities and government agencies.

Rasputin whips out large intimidating tool, penetrates uni, city, govt databases...

Ra, Ra Rasputin.
SQL injection is his thing A Russian-speaking miscreant dubbed "Rasputin," who potentially hacked into the US Election Assistance Commission and sold access to its systems, has struck again, it is claimed.…

How to predict the next major hack

I think we can all agree that Yahoo has really had an off decade (or so). Most recently, reports revealed that, basically, Yahoo's security mechanism was at best an honor system and at worst a giant fraud.

This is only the latest major uh-oh in a string of them.The crazy thing is that most cracking instances are either the result of not keeping up with patches or boneheaded programming errors that allow code injection, SQL injection, and cross-site scripting.

This happens over and over and over again.

Avoiding these problems is easy: All you need are good coding and QA practices.[ Expand your security career horizons with these essential certifications for smart security pros. | Discover how to secure your systems with InfoWorld's Security Report newsletter. ]But many organizations don’t do that.
Instead they move development to “low-cost countries” and treat attacks as a sort of rare, 100-year weather event they can’t avoid or afford to mitigate.

Thus, it happens over and over again.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

WordPress patches dangerous XSS, SQL injection bugs

The security release fixes three flaws in the content management system.

WordPress slips out three quick patches

Cross-site scripting, cross-site request forgery shuttered WordPress has fixed three flaws in its content management system, shuttering cross-site scripting and SQL injection bugs three weeks after its last update.…

WordPress 4.7.2 Update Fixes XSS, SQL Injection Bugs

WordPress fixed three security issues, including a XSS and SQL injection, with WordPress 4.7.2 this week.