Featured Articles

IDC says PC market is rebounding

IDC says PC market is rebounding

Research firm IDC has published its latest report into the state of the PC market and while there are some signs…

More...
TSMC steps up development of 10nm process

TSMC steps up development of 10nm process

TSMC, the world’s biggest chip foundry for hire, has reportedly stepped up development of its 10nm manufacturing process.

More...
Broadwell 14nm desktop comes late in Q2 2015

Broadwell 14nm desktop comes late in Q2 2015

A while ago we mentioned that Broadwell won’t show up in the desktop space this year and we got it right.…

More...
AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU reviewed

AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU reviewed

Today we'll take a closer look at AMD's A8-7600 APU Kaveri APU, more specifically we'll examine the GPU performance you can…

More...
EVGA GTX 780 Classified reviewed

EVGA GTX 780 Classified reviewed

The EVGA GTX 780 Classified has been dethroned as the company’s fastest non-Titan card following the introduction of the GTX 780…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Wednesday, 01 December 2010 10:03

Free software archive attacked

Written by Nick Farell
hackers

Encrypted passwords nicked
The Savannah GNU free software archive has been attacked with encrypted passwords stolen that enabled the attackers to access restricted project material.

The hackers used a SQL injection attack against the savannah.gnu.org site which has bought the operation to its knees. The site is still offline and a notice says that the group has finished the process of restoring all of the data from a clean backup and bringing up access to some resources.

However it is still in the middle of adjusting its security settings to prevent further attacks. Some of the passwords were discovered by brute-force attack, leading in turn to project membership access, the site said. The site has been rolled back to November 23 when all was working.

“While effort was made in the past to fix injection vulnerabilities in the Savane2 legacy codebase, it appears this was not enough," the group said in its notice.

So far only one project appears to have been affected by the compromise.

Nick Farell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments