Posts tagged security
T-Mobile 4G Hotspot Multiple Vulnerabilities
“Create your own personal hotspot on the go with the T-Mobile 4G Mobile Hotspot—get high-speed Internet on up to five Wi-Fi devices, using a single mobile broadband connection.”
Link to Product on T-Mobile’s Website
- Reported to T-Mobile and ZTE on 4/14/12.
- Received notification from T-Mobile on 4/17/12 that the vulnerabilities would be forwarded to their security team for review.
- Received no meaningful response from ZTE.
- No fixes provided, disclosure 2/21/13
Device: T-Mobile 4G Mobile Hotspot ZTE MF61
The access point broadcasts as ‘T-Mobile Broadband#’ where # changes per device.
My Plea to Oracle: Axe Java Applets
We’ve got a bit of problem: applets.
You see, almost every recent security vulnerability and recent hack – Facebook, Apple, NYT – has been because of your support for applets.
Just to name a few, there’s CVE-2012-3213,CVE-2012-3342,CVE-2013-0351,CVE-2013-0409,CVE-2013-0419,CVE-2013-0423,CVE-2013-0424,CVE-2013-0425,CVE-2013-0426,CVE-2013-0427,CVE-2013-0428,CVE-2013-0429,CVE-2013-0432,CVE-2013-043,CVE-2013-0434,CVE-2013-0435,CVE-2013-0438,CVE-2013-0440,CVE-2013-0441,CVE-2013-0442,CVE-2013-0443,CVE-2013-0445,CVE-2013-0450,CVE-2013-1473,CVE-2013-1475,CVE-2013-1476,CVE-2013-1478,CVE-2013-1480,CVE-2013-1481,CVE-2013-1486,CVE-2013-1487,CVE-2013-1488.
We all make mistakes and nobody is going to blame you (except maybe the malware authors) for getting rid of applets.
Do it! Axe it!
Security Enthusiast and Java Developer
Secure WordPress Admin Login Without HTTPS
I use WordPress as my blogging platform and unfortunately I’m on a shared host that charges a lot extra in order to serve HTTPS…even if it’s a self-signed certificate. My only use for HTTPS is logging in to the WordPress administrative console for management and new posts so it doesn’t really make sense to fork over that extra cash. Likewise, I tried the shared certificate provided by my host but that sent WordPress into a redirect loop for some reason.
If you’re in the same boat as me, there are a couple things you can do without spending any money. (more…)