Archive | October, 2006


20 October 2006 | 6,546 views

A Politically Tight Situation? Blame a HACKER!

It has happened quite a few times lately, politically tight situations, mistakes, data or information leaks and whoops damn…er…let’s blame it on hackers! Case 1: California Highway Patrol officials have opened a criminal investigation into “multiple” breaches and illegal downloads by outside hackers into the computers of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s office, after an embarrassing private […]

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18 October 2006 | 29,886 views

Mozilla Hires Ex-Microsoft Security Strategist Window Snyder

Looks like Mozilla is toughening it’s stance on security, people have been putting it down lately, especially those from the Microsoft camp as there have been a few flaws. But well, it’s still not part of the operating system, the flaws are generally fixed within a couple of days and the patching system is simple […]

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16 October 2006 | 211,438 views

Download pwdump 1.4.2 and fgdump 1.3.4 – Windows Password Dumping

New versions of the ultracool tools pwdump (1.4.2) and fgdump (1.3.4) have been released. Both versions provide some feature upgrades as well as bug fixes. Folks with really old versions of either program should definitely look at upgrading, since there are numerous performance improvements and full multithreading capabilities in both packages. If you don’t know..what […]

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16 October 2006 | 9,919 views

zCodec Video Codec is a TROJAN

For those that didn’t see, there is a new all singing all dancing ‘light-weight’ Codec in town that is actually a trojan. Indeed it’s not the first time we’ve seen this kind of thing. The zCodec software actually messes with your DNS settings. Users looking for the latest and greatest video software may not just […]

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13 October 2006 | 10,501 views

Facebook Privacy Fears

Ah Facebook again, security problems again? Not this time, but privacy fears with the new stalker-esque features for tracking changes to people’s pages. Millions of people have flocked to social networking sites to post information about themselves and share it with friends. Now Facebook, one of the most popular, is facing a user backlash over […]

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12 October 2006 | 11,774 views

FindBugs – Find Bugs in Java Programs

FindBugs looks for bugs in Java programs. It is based on the concept of bug patterns. A bug pattern is a code idiom that is often an error. Bug patterns arise for a variety of reasons: Difficult language features Misunderstood API methods Misunderstood invariants when code is modified during maintenance Garden variety mistakes: typos, use […]

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09 October 2006 | 12,741 views

Inprotect 0.22.5 Released – Web Interface for Nessus & Nmap

A new revision of Inprotect has just been released, 0.22.5 in order to fix bugs and implement feature requests submitted by the development team and users. Existing users are recommended to upgrade. Inprotect is a web interface for Nessus and Nmap security scanners, released under GNU/GPL license. This version has the following enhancements: Improved and […]

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05 October 2006 | 11,418 views

California Passes Wi-Fi Security Guidance Law – War-Driving going down?

It seems like war-driving may become a thing of the past, legislation is starting to happen. It’s a good start though, you have to target the manufacturers to educate their users, not target the users as they don’t care, sometimes ease of use has to be traded a bit with security. California legislators have passed […]

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04 October 2006 | 11,996 views

Echo Mirage – A Generic Network Proxy

Echo Mirage is a generic network proxy. It uses DLL injection and function hooking to redirect network related function calls so that data transmitted and received by local applications can be observed and modified. Think of it as Odysseus (or Burp, if you prefer) that will proxy (almost) anything… Windows encryption and OpenSSL functions are […]

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03 October 2006 | 7,633 views

Browzar is Bullshit

Not sure if any of you heard of this new super secure ultra cool web browser called Browzar? There was a bit of a backlash as it turned out Browzar was just another custom wrapper for Internet Exploder. Security experts are crying foul over a new supposedly secure browser application. Browzar is promoted as an […]

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