Archive | January, 2007


31 January 2007 | 9,442 views

Visa Security Flaws Prior to Consumer Release

Now Vista is actually out we haven’t heard much about it, before it’s commercial release however there was a lot of flaws released and discussion about the (in)security of the OS. The architecture does seem a lot better.. But still it’s from Microsoft, how long until we get a remote root exploit giving the highest [...]

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30 January 2007 | 42,574 views

Burp Proxy & Burp Suite – Attacking Web Applications

I love the Burp Suite, I really do. It’s pretty much my favourite local proxy program and my favourite suite of tools for security testing web applications (especially the session investigation and manipulation parts). Another great thing is it’s cross platform, so you don’t have to learn different tools for Windows and Linux. Basically Burp [...]

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29 January 2007 | 15,877 views

Hacking your $60 Router into a $600 Router

This is a bit of hacking in the original sense of the word, taking a $60 router and giving it the capabilities of something costing in the hundreds or thousands (enterprise level). Of all the great DIY projects at this year’s Maker Faire, the one project that really caught my eye involved converting a regular [...]

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27 January 2007 | 16,994 views

Introducing WHCC – Web Hack Control Center

Web Hack Control Center is a GUI based web server vulnerability scanner or assessment tool. This application gives you the means to identify which security vulnerabilities exist on your web servers by scanning them for the most popular server exploits. WHCC contains a database of thousands of exploits for a variety of web servers. This [...]

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26 January 2007 | 40,368 views

Router/Switch Default Password List Updated

The famous Phenoelit Default Password List has been updated, it’s been quite some time since an update. http://www.phenoelit.org/dpl/dpl.html This is a must have resource on your pen-drive and backed up offline somewhere for those important times when you need to know the login for a router/switch :)

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25 January 2007 | 5,693 views

Technitium MAC Address Changer v4 (TMACv4) Released

Technitium MAC Address Changer v4 (TMACv4 C4) has been officially released. Technitium MAC Address Changer allows you to change Machine Access Control (MAC) Address of your Network Interface Card (NIC) irrespective to your NIC manufacturer or its driver. It has a very simple user interface and provides ample of information regarding each NIC in the [...]

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24 January 2007 | 4,177 views

Phishing Fraud Cases Growing in the UK

Now this is a massive growth, 8000% percent..woah! Thankfully losses are still ‘modest’ whatever that means, I guess although the attacks grow in number, awareness an education also increases (in places like UK anyway) so the risk is fairly well mitigated. UK incidents of phishing scams have grown 8,000 per cent over the last two [...]

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23 January 2007 | 16,588 views

SIP Proxy – VoIP Security Testing Tool

SIP Proxy is an Open Source VoIP security test tool which has been developed by the students Philipp Haupt and Matthias Halimann during their diploma thesis and second student research project at the University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil. With SIP Proxy you will have the opportunity to eavesdrop and manipulate SIP traffic. Furthermore, predefined security [...]

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22 January 2007 | 9,111 views

Logic Bomb Backfires on Hacker Employee

Ah the logic bomb, a source of humour for many due to it’s frequent showing up in ‘hacking’ movies, and it’s complete mis-use. ZOMG THE LOGIC BOMB IT’S GONNA PWN US ALL! A former UBS PaineWebber employee was sentenced to eight years in prison on Wednesday for planting a computer “logic bomb” on company networks [...]

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20 January 2007 | 80,546 views

Class President Hacks School Grades

Ah the old mythical tale of hacking your school to change your grades to straight A’s, well I know people do it, I’ve seen it in the past…but now someone has actually gotten caught for it. And what’s more..he’s the senior class president! Cooper City High School’s senior class president was arrested Tuesday and charged [...]

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