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Decreased/non-existant connectivity to the Middle-East

Published: 2008-01-30
Last Updated: 2008-01-31 02:14:10 UTC
by Toby Kohlenberg (Version: 2)
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There are a number of sties reporting that the undersea cable that connected Italy and Egypt has been cut, resulting in a fairly complete outage of Internet connectivity in many parts of the Middle-East.

Additional details here: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/01/30/india_mideast_lose_internet/

UPDATE 1:

See http://www.renesys.com/blog/2008/01/mediterranean_cable_break.shtml for additional technical information.

 

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MS08-001 PoC exploit demonstrated

Published: 2008-01-30
Last Updated: 2008-01-30 23:20:58 UTC
by Toby Kohlenberg (Version: 1)
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Yesterday Immunity Inc. published a flash movie demonstrating compromise of a WinXPSP2 system using an exploit they've developed for the IGMPv3 vuln that was announced by Microsoft earlier this month.

You can see the video here: http://immunityinc.com/documentation/ms08_001.html

And read a ComputerWorld article about it here: http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9060118

 

 

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