Monthly Archives: April 2013

Implementing Personal Kanban

A couple of months ago I discovered Kanban, a tool used in different manufacturing and development processes. Up until now I had the impression that Lean, Kanban, Just-In-Time was mostly for software development and building cars. No way it could … Continue reading

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50 million customers hit in LivingSocial hack

LivingSocial, the a deal-of-the-day website that features discounted gift certificates usable at local or national companies, has been hit by a cyber attack on their systems. The information they were able to steal included names, email addresses, date of birth … Continue reading

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Basefarm SIRT Newsletter 17

This week, Verizon released their Data Breach Investigations Report for 2013. Some interesting facts are that 92% of breaches were done by outsiders and that 76% of breaches were caused by intrusion due to weak or stolen credentials. A survey … Continue reading

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High Risk WordPress Super Cache and W3 Total Cache vulnerability

A vulnerability for the very popular cache plugin “W3 Total Cache” has been made public. It’s advised that those who are using WordPress to check if they have this plugin – and if they have the latest version or not. … Continue reading

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Basefarm SIRT Newsletter 16

Top headlines from this week include information regarding the wordpress attack that happened this week, along with tips on how to protect yourself against spear phishing attacks. There’s also some reminiscence about hacks in the past. Top 5 links Under … Continue reading

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Board Game Evening with [d0x3d!]

A couple of times each year, a couple of friends at Basefarm run small board game evenings in the office where we play various games from Settlers, Carcassonne, The Resistance, Talisman and other games. This time though we found a … Continue reading

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How to SSH into a VirtualBox Linux guest from your host machine

This small guide will show some easy steps of how to ssh into a VirtualBox guest os from your host machine. The guide below assumes you already have a machine created, if you have not done so then skim through … Continue reading

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Apple OS X – Java 2013-003 1.0 and Safari 6.0.4

Apple have released updates for Java and Safari. These are security updates, so users are advised to update as soon as possible by going to “Software Update”. More information: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5682 http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5678

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Oracle Patch Update April 2013

Oracle has released patch information for their April 2013 updates. This contains 128 security patches, with a lot of them being critical and for Java! Because of this, we advice users to update their applications as soon as possible! Security … Continue reading

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WordPress sites targeted by brute-force botnet attack

There is a botnet consisting of more than 90 000 hosts crawling and brute-force attacking (using the following list: https://krebsonsecurity.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/WPpasslist.txt) WordPress installations. Because of this, it’s important that you make sure your WordPress installation is secure. We strongly advise all … Continue reading

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