Archive | February, 2006


28 February 2006 | 44,922 views

US considers banning DRM rootkits – Sony BMG

Now after the huge Sony BMG Rootkit fiasco, this has become quite a hot topic, how far can vendors go to enforce their ‘Digital Rights Management’ (or Digital Restrictions Management as we like to call it), can they install a rootkit on your machine and hook into your OS? Can they take over your PC [...]

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27 February 2006 | 411,735 views

Password Cracking with Rainbowcrack and Rainbow Tables

What is RainbowCrack & Rainbow Tables? RainbowCrack is a general propose implementation of Philippe Oechslin’s faster time-memory trade-off technique. In 1980 Martin Hellman described a cryptanalytic time-memory trade-off which reduces the time of cryptanalysis by using precalculated data stored in memory. This technique was improved by Rivest before 1982 with the introduction of distinguished points [...]

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27 February 2006 | 7,568 views

Malware Honeypot Projects Merge – mwcollect and nepenthes

Looking to streamline the collection of malware samples, two of the biggest honeypot projects mwcollect and nepenthes have merged operations. The two projects, which passively trap viruses, spyware and other forms of malicious software by emulating known vulnerabilities, will combine operations to develop a single malware collection tool, according to an announcement my mwcollect head [...]

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26 February 2006 | 5,557 views

Firefox Confuses UK Government Piracy Laws

The UK government stated: If Mozilla permit the sale of copied versions of its software, it makes it virtually impossible for us, from a practical point of view, to enforce UK anti-piracy legislation It seems they really don’t understand the whole open source thing do they? You can’t pirate open source software, you can however [...]

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25 February 2006 | 10,754 views

Free Prep Material for LPI Linux Certification (LPI 201 and 202)

Here’s a series of well written IBM Linux tutorials to help you learn Linux fundamentals and prepare for system administrator certification. The LPI prep tutorials help you prepare for the topics in LPI exam 201 and the topics in LPI exam 202. You can find more about the certification at the Linux Professional Institute. I’ve [...]

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24 February 2006 | 22,702 views

mIRC Backdoor

Well it’s not really a backdoor… but we can consider it one… Some time ago it apeared on many websites (including mine) an article about a backdoor in mIRC… all this backdoor stuff was really nothing more than a mIRC script that by it’s mean made the client to respond at any command received via [...]

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24 February 2006 | 6,894 views

UK Wants Backdoor in Next Version of Microsoft Windows

Yes that’s right, big brother wants a backdoor in your operating system even MORE of a reason to use Open Source alternatives that we can audit ourselves eh? There has been talk of such things in the past, US government backdoors in common cryptography algorithms and now talks of backdoors in the most popular OS [...]

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24 February 2006 | 6,520 views

Passwords Passe at RSA

SAN JOSE, California — Identity theft and online bank fraud were the unofficial themes of the 2006 RSA Conference, a massive security confab where Bill Gates came to announce the imminent death of the password and vendors filled the exhibition halls with iPod giveaways and promises that their product could stop everything from spam and [...]

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23 February 2006 | 8,230 views

Google Desktop 3 Enterprise

Google Enterprise has reacted to privacy concerns and released Google Desktop 3 Enterprise. It responds to security concerns allowing full administrator control, letting them use the standard group policy settings to completely disable features, including the controversial Search Across Computers feature which you can read about in our original article. Google Enterprise’s Article

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23 February 2006 | 10,000 views

The new Macbook Pro 15″ 2.0Ghz taken apart

OWC (Other World Computing) is a great site for buying parts for the mac. Their prices are quite cheap if you compare prices with stores in asia. Two days back (21/2/06) they got their hands on a Macbook Pro, which they received at 10:30pm and managed to take it all apart by 1.30pm. Pictures are [...]

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