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  • Security Wire Weekly -- May 16, 2007

    Core Security's Ivan Arce discusses the pros and cons of penetration testing, "month-of" flaw disclosure projects and hacking contests. Also, a summary of the week's news. 

  • Are hacking contests good or evil?

    This week in Security Blog Log: Gartner says hacking contests have nothing but negative results, but some security bloggers disagree. 

  • Apple fixes QuickTime flaw

    As Apple releases a fix for the QuickTime flaw at the heart of a Mac hacking contest, Gartner issues a statement saying such contests are bad for security. 

  • Anatomy of a zero-day: Security researchers face hurdles

    Despite industry organizations bringing some order to the software testing process, security researchers say obstacles continue to slow their progress. 

  • Metasploit Framework 3.0 released

    Brief: Metasploit Framework 3.0 contains 177 exploits, 104 payloads, 17 encoders and 30 auxiliary modules that perform such tasks as host discovery and protocol fuzzing. 

  • Black Hat RFID controversy has bloggers up in arms

    This week in Security Blog Log: Infosec pros slam HID Corp., the firm that tried to quash a Black Hat presentation on flaws in its RFID technology, calling HID the latest champion of security through obscurity. 

  • Core Security offers powerful testing tool

    Product review: Core Impact 6.0 is an amazing tool to validate your security posture. We highly recommend it to security engineers to verify the vulnerability of their networks. 

  • Malware database access sparks debate

    Should an emerging database of more than 300,000 malware samples remain a walled community for trusted users, or is open access the best way to fight off digital desperados? 

  • Brief: Moore releases flaw-finding tool

    On the eve of Black Hat, Metasploit Project founder H.D. Moore has released a new tool for finding vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer ActiveX controls, and an updated version of the Metasploit Framework. 

  • Metasploit creator promises browser flaws galore

    This week in Security Blog Log: A researcher vows to expose a new browser flaw every day this month. Meanwhile, McAfee's blog marks a mournful malware milestone.