KALYPTO (IN)SECURITY

Research, demonstrations, and popcorn

Security and Voting

The issues around voting are enormous.  I couldn’t even pretend to know them all or understand the full impact.  Especially without being able to examine the voting machines being utilized for this election.  That being said, there are some very minor changes that could be made in order to further secure the voting process and…

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Facebook Vulnerability… They ignored it until now.

Note:  I was not going to post on this originally since Facebook refused to fix the issue.  I like sharing things I find, but not if it is going to screw over a bunch of people.  However, others have now found the hole and are publicly demonstrating it. Back on May 7th my mother was trying…

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Buffalo Wild Wings Kiosks

Note: I left some information out of this post because Buffalo Wild Wings has not closed the security hole.  They also did not even bother responding to me when I attempted to contact them MANY times.  I explained the dangers of not responding and closing the security hole, but as of today, I have yet…

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Vulnerability Found: Russian District of Tambov Government Site

The Russian District of Tambov’s government run website is vulnerable to a PostgreSQL injection.  The site is not fixed as I have tried sending several notices to the site owners, but every email I have sent bounced back and every “Contact Us” form I have submitted timed out without sending. As per usual, the actual…

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How Not To Use CloudFlare

For those that don’t know what CloudFlare is, please review their home page.  The basic idea behind CloudFlare is a reverse proxy that allows CloudFlare to protect websites from Denial of Service attacks, cross-site scripting, and a variety of other attacks. The important thing you have to realize though, is any information about a sites…

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Vulnerability Found: Alienware Arena

This vulnerability post originated from my old site and last updated on June 5th, 2013.  I have done some slight updates now that I am moving it over to my new site. Let me start this post with a note: I like and appreciate Alienware’s solid products. I have owned a couple Alienware laptops for years.  They have survived falling off a…

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Vulnerability Found: Cyberoptix Tie Lab

Even though it has been more than 18 months since I reported this issue, the company is working with limited funds and technological constraints that prevent them from resolving this particular issue.  In order to prevent theft, they are now manually approving all orders before final billing and shipping. Anyone that is running an online…

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Vulnerability Found: Smith & Wesson

This is an older vulnerability I am posting for the sake of getting all my old content moved over to the new site. While browsing Gun Broker, I noticed several Smith and Wesson ads embedded in the page. After looking at the URL, I noticed the it looked like a normal PHP URL with GET…

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Vulnerability Found: [REMOVED] Engineering

The information I release for this vulnerability will be limited since the issue has not been patched.  I contacted [REMOVED] Engineering a little over a month ago and was told that they will be resolving the issue.  As of today (November 1st, 2014) the site appears to still be vulnerable. This vulnerability leaks information about employees…

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Vulnerability Found: IntravNews

This find was unique in that the result of me reporting the vulnerability to the owner, was in fact the owner taking the site down all together.  It has been a little over a month and the site is still down.  The site sold some pretty old software, so I am not sure if they…

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