The official forums of the openSUSE Linux distribution have been hacked and defaced by a Pakistani hacker that goes by the handle "H4x0r HuSsY." According to THN, the hacker has defaced the site and downloaded a database containing information about nearly 80,000 forum users, and did so by using a private vBulletin zero-day exploit that allowed him to browse, read or write / overwrite any file on the Forum server without root privileges.
A zero-day vulnerability that allows attackers to gain back-end access to popular open-source advertising server OpenX Source has been discovered by Florian Sander, founder of the continuous checklist tool Checkpanel.
Regular software patching is often touted as one of the best things you can do to keep your computer safe against malware infection.
Last month, Microsoft published two separate notices of 0-day vulnerabilities that were being used in the wild to attack Microsoft products.
The developers of popular Internet forum software vBulletin have announced late on Friday that their network has been attacked and successfully breached, and that the hackers involved have accessed customer IDs and encrypted passwords on their systems.