Archive | September, 2007


14 September 2007 | 33,356 views

PSP All Version Firmware Homebrew Hack Surfaces

Seen as though we get a lot of searches for PSP firmware updates and information about homebrew, I thought I’d post about this which popped up a few months ago. In what undoubtedly will be remembered as a historic and life-changing event for PSP enthusiasts everywhere, a group of coders (Noobz and Archaemic, to be [...]

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13 September 2007 | 61,387 views

FLARE – Flash Decompiler to Extract ActionScript

Flare processes an SWF and extracts all scripts from it. The output is written to a single text file. Only ActionScript is extracted, no text or images. Flare is freeware. Windows, Mac OS X and Linux versions are available. The main purpose of decompiler is to help you recover your own lost source code. However, [...]

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12 September 2007 | 4,057 views

France Complaining of China Hacks Too

After the recent fiasco about the Pentagon being Hacked by Chinese Military another few governments have piped up with information about cyber surveillance by China. The latest is France. It seems like right now china has it’s fingers in many pies. France has become the fourth country to speak out against hackers in China following [...]

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10 September 2007 | 8,270 views

PIRANA – Exploitation Framework for Email Content Filters

PIRANA is an exploitation framework that tests the security of a email content filter. By means of a vulnerability database, the content filter to be tested will be bombarded by various emails containing a malicious payload intended to compromise the computing platform. PIRANA’s goal is to test whether or not any vulnerability exists on the [...]

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07 September 2007 | 13,890 views

Driftnet – View Images From Live Network Traffic

Inspired by EtherPEG, Driftnet is a program which listens to network traffic and picks out images from TCP streams it observes. Fun to run on a host which sees lots of web traffic. EtherPEG was a program that sniffed for JPEGs passing by on the AirPort networks at MacHack, and showed them on the huge [...]

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06 September 2007 | 8,776 views

Pentagon Hacked by Chinese Miltary

The details are still a bit shaky, but this news has been making the rounds. Apparently the the hack attack in June on the Pentagon may have been carried out by the Chinese Military (People’s Liberation Army). One senior US official said the Pentagon had pinpointed the exact origins of the attack. Another person familiar [...]

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05 September 2007 | 6,493 views

ServiceCapture – HTTP Traffic Capture for Debugging Flash

ServiceCapture runs on your pc and captures all HTTP traffic sent from your browser or IDE. It is designed to help Rich Internet Application(RIA) developers in the debugging, analysis, and testing of their applications. You can download the free trial below. After it is installed and running, visit the Macromedia Exchange with your web browser [...]

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04 September 2007 | 3,748 views

August Commenter of the Month Competition Winner!

Ah it’s that time again! It wasn’t as close as last month, but it was pretty close again. As you know we started the Darknet Commenter of the Month Competition on June 1st and it ran for the whole of June and July. We have just finished the third month of the competition in August [...]

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03 September 2007 | 13,342 views

2007 Hacker Reverse Engineering Challenge

Similar to the Hacker Challenge in 2006, it is being run by a U.S. company performing security testing and security metric research. The purpose of this challenge is to evaluate the effectiveness of software protections. The results of this effort will be used to improve protection measures. There will be three distinct, yet related, phases [...]

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