Johannes Ullrich
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Johannes Ullrich

Bizarre attack infects Linksys routers with self-replicating malware

Bizarre attack infects Linksys routers with self-replicating malware | Ars Technica Some 1,000 devices have been hit by the worm, which seeks out others to infect. by Dan Goodin - Feb 13, 2014 6:20 pm UTC Researchers say they have uncovered an ongoing attack that infects home and small-office ...

Hackers hit Yahoo email accounts, steal passwords

The hackers could have grabbed passwords stored at that service, filtered out the accounts with Yahoo addresses and used that information to log in to Yahoo's mail systems, said Johannes Ullrich, dean of research at the SANS Institute, a group devoted to security research and education. ...

DNSChanger snuff out was a snooze

"We haven't seen a single report" of someone losing Internet access, said Johannes Ullrich, chief research officer at the SANS Institute. "It's all hype. There's really nothing happening. " If you happened to have been in cave for the past year you may have missed the notices on major ...

US data mining system technical details murky

Johannes Ullrich, chief research officer for the SANS Institute computer research center, said it would be technically possible to set up a "master account" to give government spies access but that many in the companies might be kept in the dark. "Given the secrecy of these systems, I am ...

Flame Malware Code Traced To Stuxnet

Researchers find a link between the two different pieces of malware, suggesting that the U.S. government may be behind both. Did the U.S. government commission the recently discovered Flame malware? According to new research, the developers of the Stuxnet and Flame malware families crossed ...

US, Iran dig in for long cyber war

" Johannes Ullrich, a computer security specialist with the SANS Technology Institute, said Flame is a rather "clumsy" tool compared to other types of malware, but that it may be a rough version or prototype which can be wrapped into a "more polished" version. "The technical part isn't ...

SANS Brings World-Class Information Security Training to Washington, DC

Evening talks include the following: State of the Internet Panel Discussion hosted by Dr. Johannes Ullrich, ISC Director and Marcus Sachs, ISC Director Emeritus For more information about the training event including course overviews and instructor bios, or to register, please visit: ...

SANS Institute Returns to Orlando for its Most Comprehensive Computer Security Training...

Learn from top information security experts including Dr. Eric Cole, Ed Skoudis, Rob Lee, Dr. Johannes Ullrich, Tanya Baccam, Frank Kim, Jason Fossen, and many more. In conjunction with SANS 2013, SANS will host NetWars Tournament Play competition, an intense interactive, Internet based ...

Potential for Sandy scams prompts warnings

" Not all such sites are malicious, and some are just set up to get random hits and exposure for their linked advertisements, said Johannes Ullrich, chief research officer for the Sans Institute's Internet Storm Center in Bethesda, Md. But in past disasters, some also have duped ...

VMware Patches Virtualization Flaws

"The advisory covers pretty much all of VMWare's virtualization platforms," said Johannes Ullrich, chief research officer at SANS Institute, in a blog post. "I would not consider either one of these as 'super critical', but in particular the first issue should be patched soon. " The ...

A clear-eyed guide to Mac OS X's actual security risks

For example, many vulnerabilities currently used to attack Windows aren't vulnerabilities in the core Windows OS, says Johannes Ullrich, chief research officer at the SANS Institute, a research and education organization for security professionals. Instead, many "Windows" vulnerabilities ...

Anonymous Cons Web Users Into Joining DDoS Attacks with Camouflaged Links

The code snippet comes with a comment, "requests hash table, may come in handy later," according to Johannes Ullrich, of the SANS Institute's Internet Storm Center. The image URL on the attacking Website is actually the target site's URL with some parameters added at the end, according ...

4 IPv6 Security Fallacies

" ] With IPv6 uncontrolled but enabled, enterprises open themselves up to a multitude of possible attacks, said Johannes Ullrich, dean of research and a faculty member of the SANS Institute. "Recently, I have been experimenting with a particular attack that could be a big problem for ...

CyberLocker's success will fuel future copycats

CyberLocker's success will fuel future copycats - Network World Nothing spurs malware development like success and that's likely to be the case in the coming months with ransomware. Ransomware has been around for around a decade, but it wasn't until last fall, with the introduction of ...

ISC StormCast for Thursday, April 17th 2014 http://isc.sans.edu/podcastdetail.html?id=3939, (Thu, Ap...

Johannes Ullrich's complete blog can be found at: http://isc.sans.edu Dr. Johannes Ullrich is Dean of Faculty, Chief Research Officer and a faculty member of SANS Technology Institute. Johannes also serves on the following SANS Technology Institute committees: Faculty and ...

The Other Side of Heartbleed Client Vulnerabilities, (Fri, Apr 11th)

The Other Side of Heartbleed - Client Vulnerabilities, (Fri, Apr 11th) Johannes Ullrich's complete blog can be found at: http://isc.sans.edu Dr. Johannes Ullrich is Dean of Faculty, Chief Research Officer and a faculty member of SANS Technology Institute. Johannes also ...

PHP 5.4.27 released, (Fri, Apr 4th)

The announcement comments: Johannes Ullrich's complete blog can be found at: http://isc.sans.edu Dr. Johannes Ullrich is Dean of Faculty, Chief Research Officer and a faculty member of SANS Technology Institute. Johannes also serves on the following SANS Technology ...

Malicious PDF sent in massive scam to Colombian users claiming to be from Credit score agency, (Sat,...

Malicious PDF sent in massive scam to Colombian users claiming to be from Credit score agency, (Sat, Mar 29th) Johannes Ullrich's complete blog can be found at: http://isc.sans.edu Dr. Johannes Ullrich is Dean of Faculty, Chief Research Officer and a faculty member of SANS ...

ISC StormCast for Monday, March 24th 2014 http://isc.sans.edu/podcastdetail.html?id=3903, (Mon, Mar...

Johannes Ullrich's complete blog can be found at: http://isc.sans.edu Dr. Johannes Ullrich is Dean of Faculty, Chief Research Officer and a faculty member of SANS Technology Institute. Johannes also serves on the following SANS Technology Institute committees: Faculty and ...

ISC StormCast for Monday, March 17th 2014 http://isc.sans.edu/podcastdetail.html?id=3893, (Mon, Mar...

Johannes Ullrich's complete blog can be found at: http://isc.sans.edu Dr. Johannes Ullrich is Dean of Faculty, Chief Research Officer and a faculty member of SANS Technology Institute. Johannes also serves on the following SANS Technology Institute committees: Faculty and ...

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