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Why do browsers have so many possible exploits?

When browsing I am ocassionally given warnings about pages that host malware "that could damage my computer". I am seriously perplexed as to why, in 2010, browsers still have possible exploits and can ...
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Is vimperator safe?

I recently discovered Vimperator, which is just awesome. However, it concerns me that I can execute shell commands from the browser.. is this exploitable? I'd really hate to get "sudo rm -r /*"'d. I ...
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Where can I learn various hacking techniques on the web? [closed]

I would like to try my hand at hacking -- that is, exploiting various website vulnerabilities. Not for any illegal purpose mind you, but so I can have a better understanding and appreciation of these ...
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What browser feature is this exploiting and how to stop it?

http://raffa991[dot]ra[dot]funpic[dot]de/lol/ Warning: It is some kind of an annoying "you are an idiot" sign combined with a lot of popup message boxes. Open with care! In any case, it crashed my ...
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Is an unpatched Adobe Flash player still a security threat if I don't use a browser?

The Windows XP PC in question has the usual anti-virus and firewall precautions. It has the most recent Windows Updates and anti-virus updates installed. Flash is used only to play videos (located on ...
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How can I automatically pass the password to 'su'?

I am working on an exploit for a security course. The object is to obtain a root shell in a linux virtual machine. So far, I can write to /etc/passwd and change root's password to an arbitrary string. ...
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if an outdated, vulnerable but clean Windows machine is connected to network behind router, can it be detected and attacked?

suppose the machine is clean of all malware but not in any sense updated, patched, secured etc. Suppose I connect it to the internet from behind wireless router with the intent of using it only on a ...
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Is it an actual threat to system if “desktop” is added to path

What kind of threat does adding the desktop path to system path variable present? Is there some well known exploit that really opens my system up if I do this? The thing is that Desktop is my ...
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Need to figure out a way for RDP to call back to a local listener on a specified Ephemeral port though a Reverse SSH Tunnel

This relates to a previous question that was getting entirely too long and confusing due to my constant updates and edits and I was told to re ask it. So I am cleaning it up and asking a more direct ...
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Can a java exploit circumvent browser plug in permission?

Since Java 7 is vulnerable i am asking myself if the vulnerability is circumventing the plug in permission of any given browser. For example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pn1Rbnidhl8 here you see ...
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Can a mounted encfs provide information enabling future access?

If someone has access to a system with an encfs mounted, can he extract information that enables him to decrypt the encfs content some time later?
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Is it possible to by pass auto run restrictions on windows 7?

I'm trying to create a startup on a windows 7 for the machine and current user (its a workstation meaning all user data is saved on a server). What i mean whit a startup is to have a program run at ...
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Is Firefox less vulnerable to exploit when running NoScript?

The article titled "iPhone, IE, Firefox, Safari get stomped at hacker contest" at The Register website discusses that Firefox can be exploited. I wonder if NoScript protects against the kind of ...
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Kali Linux java

I have a Kali linux sandbox set up with a direct connection to a windows VM. I have JAR files / java exploits I want to serve using the Kali box. After I get the jar file into the Kali Box, I know I ...
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Exploit.Win32.CVE-2010-2568.gen malware detected

I am not very good with computers. Actually, I am very bad :( so if you are willing to answer my question, could you please explain your answer in very simple terms, like to a complete dummy? Thanks ...
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How can I use this to test/bypass/exploit Local File Inclusion on my Website?

I have tried to run a vulnerability scanning suite named VEGAS on my website. I found that it was possible to be attacked using LFI. Page Fingerprint Differential Detected - Possible Local File ...
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How do I run a VM within a VM with separate IPs accessible on a local network?

First off, I know my question sounds confusing. Brief background information: I am an instructor for a network security penetration test course. I help create scenarios with complex networks via ...
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How many bits of memory address will be randomized by ASLR in 32 and 64 bit linux and windows

How many bits of memory address will be randomized by ASLR in 32 and 64 bit linux and windows? Please give some examples.
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PHP Zend Hash Vulnerability Exploitation Vector [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: CVE-2007-5416 PHP Zend Hash Vulnerability Exploitation Vector (Drupal) According to exploit-db, http://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/4510/, it says the following: ...
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Metasploit cannot detect language pack on Windows 7

I use Metasploit (I have Backtrack 5 installed on VirtualBox) to attack my Windows 7 64-bit laptop. Every time I use exploit ms08-067-netapi I get this message: [*] Started bind handler [*] ...
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simple setuid binary exploitation

I have a setuid program which is listing a file this way: #include <stdlib.h> #include <stdio.h> int main(void) { system("ls /challenge/binary/binary1/.passwd"); return ...
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Virus on site but can't find where

There appears to be a virus on my site. It's been there for some time and I've had no problems as yet. AVG picks it up, but McAfee does not. I run a website (sortitoutsi.net) Ages ago I got a virus ...