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Novel Attack Tricks Servers to Cache, Expose Personal Data

Researchers have a devised a way to trick a web server into caching pages and exposing personal data to attackers.

BrandPost: How to Use On-Box Python Scripts for Cisco Devices

As a junior network engineer at a university I wrote a lot of management scripts in Perl.  I had scripts to do things such as check switchport configurations and upgrade switch code.

Times have changed a lot since then.

The universityrsquo;s web server now runs in the cloud, rather than on my personal workstation, and Python hasnbsp;surpassednbsp;Perl  as the scripting language du jour. Network automation now has a major focus with Python as an extremely important tool.Today Irsquo;m going to show you how to use Python scripts hosted on the box and integrated into IOS.

This is far more powerful than my earlier-career scripts, and I have some simple examples for PCI compliance, Dynamic DNS ACL updates, and configuration validation.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Nginx creates certified third-party module program

Nginx has begun certifying third-party modules for use with its commercially supported, enterprise-level web server and load balancer. The modules add capabilities like security, device detection, and application serving.Nginx Plus Certified Modules...

Millions of websites affected by unpatched flaw in Microsoft IIS 6...

A proof-of-concept exploit has been published for an unpatched vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Information Services 6.0, a version of the web server that's no longer supported but still widely used.The exploit allows attackers to execute malicious code on Windows servers running IIS 6.0 with the privileges of the user running the application.

Extended support for this version of IIS ended in July 2015 along with support for its parent product, Windows Server 2003.[ 18 surprising tips for security pros. | Discover how to secure your systems with InfoWorld's Security Report newsletter. ]Even so, independent web server surveys suggest that IIS 6.0 still powers millions of public websites. In addition, many companies might still run web applications on Windows Server 2003 and IIS 6.0 inside their corporate networks, so this vulnerability could help attackers perform lateral movement if they access such networks through other means.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

This is the dishwasher with an unsecured web server we deserve

Why wouldn't you want to have your restaurant's dishwasher hooked onto the internet at large?

Dishwasher has directory traversal bug

Thanks a Miele-on for making everything dangerous, Internet of things security slackers Don't say you weren't warned: Miele went full Internet-of-Things with a dishwasher, gave it a web server and now finds itself on the wrong end of a bug report and it's accused of ignoring.…

ABTA website hacked, 43,000 people affected by breach

Hacker used flaw in web server to access data uploaded to ABTA's website

In-the-wild exploits ramp up against high-impact sites using Apache Struts

Hackers are still exploiting the bug to install malware on high-impact sites.

Nginx JavaScript is ready for prime time

Nginx has upgraded its web server and load balancer to take advantage of its JavaScript implementation. The company on Tuesday debuts Nginx Plus R12, the commercially supported version of its technology.

This release moves NginScript, a JavaScript-...

Oops! 185,000-plus Wi-Fi cameras on the web with insecure admin panels

Just unplug them now before someone writes a botnet, okay? Get ready for the next camera-botnet: a Chinese generic wireless webcam sold under more than 1,200 brands from 354 vendors has a buggy and exploitable embedded web server.…

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

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

IDG Contributor Network: Compressing Web API responses to reduce payload

Web API is the technology of choice for building RESTful web services in .Net.
It supports many media types, with application/json the one that's widely used. JSON is text based and lightweight and has already become a popular data exchange format f...